I need to take some time to re-ground and practice the skills that would easily let me build rather than shrink my oort resources. I depend on and frequently use the tier-jumping purple backbone of the tunnels – I stumbled into them very early and just adored the the sense of wonder they gave me before I had any sense of what planets were out there and barely made it back to them after a terrifying running from the first cuttletrunks I’d ever seen or heard of – along the US East tier jumps the T4s the AUS planets (where I opened my first shop and started feeling really cozy and home and got a little bit of an enthusiasm restart after Duskmoor fell). So basically I’ve been avoiding scaring people off using the tunnels in hopes I could build them into something that could help me get to where I could afford to run them, but skipping past the skills learned by people who can afford to run hubs of convenience just ain’t gonna work. You’ll still see me at them, preparing them for the day when I can get them all running in the lore-laden glory in my sandbox dreams, but the portals will be pretty much open coz I use them a lot or someone who love/uses them too props up watever part they want to keep open. There are local portals to resources (thank you people who connect farms to the tunnels! I use them a bunch, and most of my shopping is at shops with local portals to the Tunnels) and connections to a number of hubs or specific places I go often, I’ll be scrambling to keep those stops open but I’ll be using other people’s portals to get to many of the Tunnels stops until that awesome day when I’ve finally gg and can bring the Tunnels and the lore interpenetrated along the interplanetary garlands extending TIggersville throughout the Oortiverse.
CLear as muD? Awesome. As I said I use the purple spine and the tan and blue lines of the tunnels regularly so wish me luck keeping at least that much running. Much love to lovers of the Tunnels, they will not be going away, they just won’t have reliably open portals ouside the parts I need or someone who needs them helps me keep open.
Looking forward to the return of the Tunnels in full, bracing for the working on early-game skills I skipped over, hoping sending this message simplifies the lives of my game characters a lil.