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Are we ready for an Arkadian version of the QUAD?

Discussion in 'Vehicles' started by Few Scars, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Few Scars

    Few Scars Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Arkadia Adviser

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    Arkadians

    Do you think we are ready for the IFN VTSAF. (Variable Terrain and Space Attack Fighter)

    It would be similar design to a QUAD, at least 104km/h and carry some nice Arkadian firepower as well.

    Dev team....please please do this!

    Cheers
    Bjorn
     
  2. Svarog

    Svarog Member

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    Hopefully a better looking than a quad too. Quad is ugly, it looks like being designed by 2 people who didn't knew each other (streamlined hull vs angular wings). Ark can do better, I'm sure.
     
  3. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Got any pics of what you are thinking of guys?

    Here's something random I found that looks pretty cool

    View attachment 5933
     
  4. Svarog

    Svarog Member

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    I'd like something streamlined and isn't looking like an Earth jet fighters :)
     
  5. RAZER

    RAZER Active Member Pro Users

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    well David told us in interview that he thinks that space and space vehicles are MindArks department, so I think they are not very high on their list right now. But if they would be doing one I would vote for something that we don't have on earth (that we know of) and something not to 'out there' and something that could actually fly IF it was build IRL, so take in account a little bit of physics and aerodynamic.

    I for one were always pretty intrigued by the F-302 in the Stargate series

    View attachment 5938

    I really like the reverse wing design.
     
  6. Samuel Sam Robet

    Samuel Sam Robet Active Member Pro Users

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    hehe, i think this game does not follow IRL at all.. like physics and such. Its pure fantasy.

    So the sky is the limit on space vehicles. Nothing is acurate anyways, so no sense in trying to nit pick " close to accuracy" when a very large majority of the game is simply scientifically impossible.

    Soooo i say they have fun and make something artistically appealing. Screw science.
     
  7. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    And they shouldn't run on oil, they should run on Star Dust.
     
  8. Samuel Sam Robet

    Samuel Sam Robet Active Member Pro Users

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    or sweat!
     
  9. RAZER

    RAZER Active Member Pro Users

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    Well they should not go and test their design with NASA or anything, but something that looks a bit realistic would be nice (not even sure if the F-302 could actually fly in a aerodynamic point of view). I agree also that the vehicles should not run on oil. All the Caly vehicles I understand, but the hoverpod is just wrong, should be anti gravity components or Anti Matter or something.

    Speaking of the hoverpod, I know stuff like that is not possible IRL either (as far as we know), but it looks like something that is possible and that actually what I meant to say in my earlier post.
     
  10. nutrageti

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    Ark flying vehicles would be nice :) space can come later...
     
  11. Few Scars

    Few Scars Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Arkadia Adviser

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    Dev team

    Calypso has many many vehicles now
    Rocktropia has quite a few as well
    Cyrene now has over 5 and hasn't launched yet
    Arkadia has only 1 the Hoverpod. The playerbase isn't big enough can not be the party line anymore. Cyrene barely has any players yet has multiple vehicles.
    Its time for a fast Arkadian spacecraft. This should be a priority now.

    Cheers
    Bjorn
     
  12. Danton

    Danton Active Member Pro Users

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    Wanna have something like a Tie-fighter or X-wing. Not a 1:1 copy, but something near that.
     
  13. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Leaving aside visual aspects, any new space capable vehicle needs to have different capabilities to the existing options without necessarily being better or worse than them. If the "Arkadian Quad" is the same as the current quad but faster then everyone will just switch, screwing over current quad crafters. If it is the same but slower then no one will use it. So the characteristics need to be mixed up a bit. eg:

    - fast but unarmed, possibly no passenger seats - for a single player to outrun pirates in the right circumstances, but a smart pirate team could deal with that so its not pefect. Speed could also be impacted by the mass of cargo/passengers.
    - a little slower but tougher - either better armour or access to a gun with better dps.

    So then your choice of vehicle depends on what it is you are trying to achieve.
     
  14. Xandra

    Xandra Active Member Pro Users

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    Hi,

    That's what I like to see. A small, fast 1-person space vehicle without any cargo bay, and with no weapons at all. To compensate this, medium shields (SI) and high speed as well as high maneuverability.
    Thus it wouldn't cannibalize the other spacecraft, it would be just another class. A severely limited class at the one hand, with some unique advantages at the other hand.

    And I'd not use one of the designs known to us. We are some centuries ahead of our RL time, so why use a design that's outdated even now already?

    This might be a vehicle created my Mind Force, a small, semi-transparent, glowing sphere surrounding a pilots seat that has the necessary controls attached. You spawn the seat, then create the sphere holding it.

    You'd need a certain amount of a basic ore to spawn (once, 1 Zulax?), and sweat to drive it (continuously). Maybe.
    Within the atmosphere it might be a bit more expensive to use then a VTOL, but a bit faster and quicker turning. In space it might hit the costs of a full featured Quad, but be seriously faster.

    This would be something fresh and new, and might stimulate the economy. IMHO.

    Have fun!
     
  15. Cyborg Bill

    Cyborg Bill Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Wheres Onceist......

    Ill take anything that comes from his mind on this sight unseen.
     
  16. Kinnison

    Kinnison Active Member

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    On the "mind powered travel" theme, how about a spacesuit (armoured like a vehicle but heavy and clumsy to move in on the ground) and a new long-range TP chip that only works in space, together with a thruster backpack for short-range stuff?

    This would have the advantage of being able to use personal weapons in space, and the disadvantage of being unable to take passengers. The new TP chip would have to have really high decay and to compensate, drop frequently and/or be manufacturable. Perhaps using some of the TT-food rubbish that currently infests all varieties of Arkadian loot?
     

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