Haxus wrote:I want to see a user interface that lets me browse all published designs in the game. It should let me buy designs that others have published. It should also let me publish my own designs and manage them, like who can access them, price, etc.
I kinda like and don't like this idea...
I like it because publishing your ship designs to your empire IS kinda clunky and sometimes doesn't even work right now... Having a new system to manage all that would be nice.
I kinda don't like it because I'm kinda a fan of the system where if you want your ship design to be purchased by other empires they'd either have to come to your ports or you would have to go to their ports and set up the design... kinda like spreading your brand. While I do belive that that needs to be made a little easier to manage, just having a menu you can click on and get every public ship design out there makes it a little too easy to get decently designed ships.
Also just how deep will the management be...
Will only the leader of the empire be able to manage these things?
Will we be able to set who can buy what kind of ship even down to a citizen level... like disallowing private citizens who don't have governmental ranks from buying certain designs? (Personally I'd set that up so just a normal guy in my empire can only buy 'civilian' class ships.)
If you go with that whole public design list idea we can still set ships we design to be our Empire only right? (So that they'd appear in all ship yards controlled by our empire.)
Will we be able to remove ship designs from the list of ones our empire can create?
Well I have to many questions now so I'm going to stop tying before I take up an entire page...