Ok, In about a month I'm hoping to start getting this underway.
So I need to know who is going to reliably participate, and their opinions of any mods and how we should go about this.
Like I said I want to do a semi-RP, which means 90% of the time we are in character, but a few in jokes or out of character convos aren't a bit deal(at least when I'm going to be recording, off screen wtf does it matter.)
Also wanted to do a military setup, which means a rank structure.
What I was thinking was this, since my family has always went army I'm fairly partial to that branch, so some US army space fleet, or if we want to do international NATO,(NATO is still apparently in the game by the way, just look at the ammo.)
So basics would be something on order of:
Colonel-(Me, I'm spending a pretty penny more then want I would have if I wasn't trying to set this up.)
Lt.- Second in command and responsible for the carrier and it's main pilot.
Chief Engineer- Responsible for all ship repairs, and for handling the design and maintenance of the main resource/living ship. Also it's main pilot.
Medic- RP position mostly, will double in other areas such as fighter/bomber pilots and infantry.
"Marine"- or Ranger if we want to keep army I guess, Infantry head. Handles personal combat both on defense and offense.
There is no outside influences so these are all for RP purposes unless we get people to play against us for pvp or something, but I think playing by this losely would be fun.
Of course this is a building game, so we will all be working on mining/building and so forth.
The center of our activities will be building our first ship(sides a miner) will will house our refinery/assembler, med-bays and living quarters and mess hall and be a carrier for all the civi ships such as miners and haulers. Other ideas such as briefing rooms and such should be mentioned here and discussed as we want to know all this before we start this ship, make it a seamless and functional ship instead of look like a module hulking I've done some searches on the forum and the internet on both fixing the problem and trying to do the export/import thing but I haven't found anything so any help would be appreciated. POS looking thing that's a pita to work around. I would like the civi ships to be solar and batt powered as possible. Also should be spacious and something designed for living in long periods of time.
After we get that all out of the way move on to the main warship, our carrier,(I propose officially naming it the U.S.S. Ted Cruz, and nicknaming it something like the Gadsden or Ranger.) should house the majority of our small warcraft such as fighters, bombers, scout craft and troop transport. I think it should be cramped and submarine like, save on as much space as possible to keep a low profile, also maze like to get boarders hopefully lost. possibly have a gravity or missile tube system for long range bombardment. Carriers don't go directly into battle.
I say we should all have our own version of each on this ship(if not copies as well) as well as some of our own muti-role stuff) that is put up to the group for a pass/fail (since we need to know if it does it's job and the part were someone might need to jump into it that isn't the designer.)
Depending on how many people we have, we may make more "Capital" ships, destroyers and battleships and such to carry out a proper battle group but lets stick to this.
Also want to keep this as close to or under PG13 as possible, I know I'm bad on language, not going to worry about the occasional slip, but sexual innuendos and stuff. I want to put out something I don't have to worry about a little kid seeing for the most part.
I think starting off we'll get together in a creative world, build a small "shipyard" with necessary build stuff and a small living area and a crappy(yes intentionally crappy) miner, and when done we come back and pretend we just showed to this staging area for ship builds. The idea being we are to build these ships and all the necessarily tools before we head to deep space.
This sound fun? Lets keep the mod list down, we'll have to download these EVERY time we join up, I have a cockpit I want, some mess-hall supplies, vending machines and hydroponics stuff, I'll post links tomorrow if I remember.