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Year 11 Day 108 15:08
Xortyph LoKebo

I know what a Docking Bay is of course, but what is a Docking Port?


Year 11 Day 108 16:54
A "good" idea someone had that's never had anything done with it?


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Year 11 Day 108 17:12
Xortyph LoKebo

Hal,
I have to assume that you are saying that the Docking Port was never implemented.
Right?


Year 11 Day 108 17:50
Aye. The Docking Port is something that was to allow ships to dock without actually going inside that entity (ie capital docking with a space station), but no-one has gotten around to coding it. Probably because it wouldn't make that much difference, since presumably the ship would still be outside the entity and so still shootable, plus anyone can hop between ships in the same grid, which is what docking ports may have a allwed.


Year 11 Day 108 21:24
Well, the purpose of a docking port would have been to force ships to either land in another ship and enter it that way, or use its docking port. In theory, wouldn't both entities require a docking port?

This would stop being able to hop from a fighter to a YT-1300 in the middle of space. Which does make sense.


Year 11 Day 109 5:25
Actually, it is planned that in the future you might need one to transfer between ships in space - so those freighter to fighter jumps might not be possible without a vacuum suit.