Post by stickdomhearts on Jun 10, 2012 15:23:13 GMT -5
I have not completed the first version yet, so I don't know if this becomes a feature later on, but I was rather upset at the fact that you could only have one miner and one tac fighter, and once you had lost it, it was gone. Also, the ships repair speed was somewhat annoying. So, I propose a solution to both: The Motherships should be able to dock with the stations, similar to how you start in level 2, and the repair rate should be 1.5-2 times faster, as well as replenishing any lost miners/tac fighters. Now this may introduce the problem of what to do about the bonus you receive at the end of a level for protecting your miner and fighter. Simple solution, you get a base amount of points for protecting the original miner/fighter, and you lose a set amount of the bonus points for each one you lose.
so, just some thoughts. Love the game, keep up the great work!
Post by Space Borders on Jun 10, 2012 17:02:31 GMT -5
it is really nice to find someone who's showing active interest in the game.
1- I totally agree that losing the fighter can be very annoying, especially when there are still "Masterminds" to hunt down.
2- Concerning the harvester, I think you are better off getting an OreMaster. The OreMaster has infinite cargo space and only requires you to move it anywhere near a resource field. Another good thing about it is that it can be guarded by support ships.
3 - The repair speed of ships could be further shortened by additional upgrade levels.
4 - Docking feature: A docking feature with shipyards would be really epic. My only concern is time. Programming a feature like this would require a decent amount of it, so here are my suggestions (for now):
- The mothership rebuilds the fighter / harvester (should take a little bit of time though).
- Avoid the basic harvester in later missions, use the OreMaster instead.
- The maximum repair upgrade level will be increased to 5 (rather than 2).
Also: v2.0 will feature a repair ship which can be added as a wingman (like all the other ships).
- The docking feature will be added in v2.1, which will multiply the repair speed (as you suggested).
Does this sound OK for a start
Thanks for playing and for the compliments, they really mean a lot!
Keep the creative ideas coming!