First I’ll start with storage. My idea has several parts, a machine that uses storage blocks as storage that you can access everything from all at once, able to be filtered/sorted, and search for specific things, possibly loadouts, deposit all option etc.
This would NOT eliminate the need for warehouses/storage rooms and your storage blocks, you need that space for the machine to work, let me explain.
It would work similarly to spark machines in so far as use of a thing like spark links to connect already existing storage blocks by these links to the machine, adding it to your ‘bank’ of goods. It’s possible to use fuel for it to make it something like portals that requires fueling to use the convenience of though if it expired all your stuff is in your storage blocks like normal like it already is. This bank is accessible only to the plot owner.
Now, this is also something interesting to have in other settlements, player run banks. Another reason other than shops to go to another person’s settlement. (Which I have plenty of other ideas about, so I’m sure I’ll post again about other ideas in a separate topic lol but I digress.)
First, these banks would need a full set of storage blocks connected and allow players to flip through their bank by page, no need for 5000 storage containers for a public bank.
Second fueled possibly
Third they would allow players to withdraw from their bank only on their home planet(for free?), possibly move things between planets for a fee of some sort, deposit goods on another planet to their bank and move it for free or for a fee home or once they get to their home bank.
Fourth after a player sets up a bank/warehouse for themselves they can access it anywhere a ‘public bank’ setup is made even their own.
None of this is concrete and I’d love to see any tweaks or further suggestions I’m really excited about all the ideas having to do with more player autonomy, and more reason to visit people’s settlements more money for footfall etc. (:
Feel free to add your own tweaks I’ll add the possibilities below:
Limiting factor to Banks (One per settlement), Prestige locked (reach a certain threshold) -Suggestions from FlippityFloop
Settlement needs to have existed for a certain amount of time to create a bank - Strekalis (off forum suggestion)
Possibly new skills for specialized ‘businesses’ (includes bank)