I noticed on Derra that ground travel in ships was deactivated. I could still land and take off and do cross-terrain, but if I tried traveling around on the ground square, a message would come up telling me that ship ground travel was deactivated. Is this a feature planned for future implementation all over the galaxy, or is it just Derra/testing specific?
No, it is unlikely that ground movement will be nearly as restrictive as Derra is currently. Most likely travel will be limited in some form within cities but not on open terrain. The Derra conditions are Derra specific just for testing.
“Collecting large scale orders from factories w/o using ships will be a nightmare.
- Jay Ceveri ”
Not to mention building. There are currently no ground vehicles that can haul even a half decent fraction of what a BFF-1 can haul, with the exception of the EVS, which is for recycling.
This is a fairly important matter to consider. Landing can easily deal with RM, ship and Item pickup, however building will be substantially limited. The best that I can estimate would be a full squad of 12 Luxury Sail Barge's would give you 3600 tons of hauling, 12 Sandcrawlers would be 4800 tons, 12 EVS's would be 96k Tons(best match so far, though insanely slow in comparison).
I guess the question at hand is not whether or not this function will be implemented, but to what extent will it be done so, and will any further vehicles be introduced to match functions that are currently available.
Uh, as long as the ship is in the city you don't have to go carting it around to the build site squares anyway. You can land it and use a vehicle or something.
- Mikel ”
I think what Mikel means (based on what I think to be the situation) is that you can land a ship in the city and mats will be drawn from the ship even if you take a vehicle full of builders and go off and build at different locations around the city.
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“I think what Mikel means (based on what I think to be the situation) is that you can land a ship in the city and mats will be drawn from the ship even if you take a vehicle full of builders and go off and build at different locations around the city.
- Kuro Neko ”
Alright, I accept that such a mechanic could replace the current system. With that said, such a system will still severely impact building as it currently is. Not in capacity, though I question the proposed alternative system. RMs currently do not transfer across a squad, and need to be moved to the ship leading the squad. How system can identify from Which ship to draw RMs if you are instead piloting a vehicle, and no longer attached to the mothership.
No, my main question applies to terrain travel. The exact nature of the restrictions should still be explored.
Questions upon questions, many of them far from insignificant.
Alright, I accept that such a mechanic could replace the current system.
- Torrion Judvash ”
That wouldn't "replace the current system". It IS the current system. You can land 2 BFF's. Unsquad them, hop into a vehicle or on foot with the NPC's and go anywhere in the city and still use the rms in the ships for construction.