Jump to content

Explore via x-ray


Recommended Posts

Hello,

 

Probably too late for this, even if the design team would like to do it, but I had a thought that I'd like to have an option to explore the map via an x-ray or radio tower type thing. It could be just as expensive or even more expensive than normal exploration — I'm not trying to make anything easier — but that way you wouldn't have to do as many exploratory shafts all over your map, which might be nice for certain base aesthetics.

I recognize there area ways to get around this, but I'm saying I'd like an in-game method that the dupes take part in.

Ideas for mechanics:

  • Tower requires dupe operation and a fair bit of power, maybe O2 as well.
  • Tower produces a fair bit of heat and maybe some kind of frustrating gas or liquid (if it takes in physical items like O2).
  • Tower takes up a fair amount of space, is probably 5+ tiles tall.
  • Tower is built out of a large amount of raw mineral and some amount of REFINED metal.
  • Maybe the tower has to be run in a vacuum, idk.
  • One tower can't cover the whole map, but in all likelihood you'll find somewhere you want to go to within range of the first tower (e.g., a geyser) and can build a second tower there.
  • Alternatively, maybe multiple towers that are linked in some way can cover more territory (similar to in Factorio iirc) but require more resources than two lone towers.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Please be aware that the content of this thread may be outdated and no longer applicable.

×
  • Create New...