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Forgotten Shores update

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oh, greetings!
(i'm late, but)
I like where this going! Mostly.

On trade system, i'm slightly confused... You'll need to manually shuttle around empty freighters, and when they arrive, both colonies will instantly trade anything they want within cargo hold's capacity? It looks somewhat counterintuitive.
there is a game... again references to existing games, yep. In essence, trade system there designed in some ways similar to what you came up with, and this is how they deal with trade ships. Maybe you'll take inspiration from that?
So you have a trade route between two colonies, you build freighters as regular ships, and then you send them to said route. They go there, then vanish from main map and exist in background, adding to your trade capacity on that route (capacity per turn in that turn based game, but easily convertable into capacity per time frame - time that ship needs to complete the route?). Also you can send warships to trade route, they also vanish and act as escort fleet. Then, enemy may discover your trade route and send there raiders. They also vanish and exist in background raiding. With some chance, they will encounter your trade fleet, and then battle pops up back on main map in the middle of that route, with your traders, escorts and enemy raiders going against each other. After battle, all surviving freighters remain on the main map and you need to assign them back.
(already see how to adjust that to not waste warships on escort duties: you may "detect" raider presence in some way, for example they may catch your freighters one at a time and so reveal themselves, and only then you send your fleet to hunt the raiders. Or design disguised escorts/armed freighters, as it was done in our reality...)

On island development and production. How detailed it's planned to become? They can eventually become tiled and bring some basic elements of Anno-type strategy, hmm. Like placing industries and this way manually specialising islands. With floaty islands literally expanding your land size, if you don't recycle them for resources, as that consumes them whole. Here we have another gameplay choice. And of course, you should know at least roughly what kind of rubble you're towing home. I'd like that.
Not so much about whole idea of blindly collecting "enough" of them to "unlock" something seemingly random.

On vehicle crews. I think interchanging the crews of vehicles within the same fleet, and with any islands of yours when they docked, is a must, if you going to have actual crews. It adds so much possibilities!

Boarding, is it really necessary? As i can remember, there will be not so much inhabitants in this world, to the point where each individual matters. In this case, "our" interest is to resolve rough situations with as few casualties as possible, at least on "our" side. Ramming them to death with dedicated rammer, or demoralizing/agitating to the point whet they join "us" seems to be safest options. Maybe think around that?
But if there will be enough citizens to dump boarders at every foe out there, then yes.. it's another story.

Please, please no tiny cartoonish islands! May be tiny, okay, but no cartoons pleeeease!
Makes things.
The fastest thing in the universe is sluggish... Years, decades, centuries from star to star.
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Forgotten Shores update - by Nick Smart - 2019-04-12, 08:36 AM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Blarint - 2019-04-12, 09:16 AM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by GerJS - 2019-04-12, 10:59 AM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Nick Smart - 2019-04-12, 12:11 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by GerJS - 2019-04-12, 02:46 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Nick Smart - 2019-04-12, 03:03 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by GerJS - 2019-04-12, 03:48 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Nick Smart - 2019-04-12, 12:07 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Skyer - 2019-04-12, 02:25 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Carolus Magnus - 2019-04-12, 03:28 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by CubeMaster_1 - 2019-04-12, 03:47 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Nick Smart - 2019-04-12, 05:13 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Albino - 2019-04-12, 07:18 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Soar - 2019-04-13, 12:41 AM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Albino - 2019-04-13, 09:45 AM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Nick Smart - 2019-04-16, 03:20 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Fernir - 2019-04-13, 08:15 AM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Nick Smart - 2019-04-16, 03:15 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Fernir - 2019-04-17, 10:04 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by Geoff - 2019-04-19, 08:34 PM
RE: Forgotten Shores update - by DraWay - 2019-05-29, 03:57 AM

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