So just exactly which technological age are we in?

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  1. ApeX

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    I'm confused. I see warp drives and what look like jet engines. This is anachronistic. If we have the ability to warp then we are not using jet thrusters we are using antimatter pods, magnetic resonance, We are manipulating shielded time-space. I think we should really look at the whole system of thrust and redesign it to better reflect the rest of the game. I mean it's basically an art change but still.
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    We are in the age of Empires !

    I just know u seen what I did there !
     
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    I'm going to be keeping a close eye on this...

    It's going to be like watching someone trying to nail a jelly to the ceiling! :)
     
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  4. Scoob

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    Cos jets are cool, even in the future.

    Scoob.
     
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  5. Dinkelsen

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    Well I think jets are no more out of place than assault rifles so...

    Empyrion got its own tech style, took me a while to emprace it but I fine with it now.
     
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  6. zztong

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    Its a good question, and I'd love to read the lore for the game and know the answer.

    I will mention, however, that a person in a survival situation doesn't generally leap to working with high-tech tools, so it could make sense to work your way up through lower technologies if they're easier to acquire or are a stepping stone towards something more advanced. Maybe you need to make a terrestrial jet before you can make a small ship to take you to the moon before you can make a cruiser to warp around the universe?
     
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    The OP is right, EGS' warp drives don't look like any of the warp drives I've seen. No, wait...
     
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  8. GTv

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    25th Century Intergalactic Exploration Age.

    http://empyriongame.com/story/

    Think of ships like big bass boats.
    You have your trolling motor for puttering around in a fishing area and finding a good spot where fish are biting then you have the big outboard for moving fast across the lake to find another area with many more fishing holes where you use the trolling motor to putter around and find a good spot with fish biting. You need both the trolling motor (thrusters) and the warp drive (big outboard) on your ship because neither will do both functions.
     
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  9. zztong

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    Oh gadzooks. I forgot about that story. :)

    I wonder when the Devs are going to make the Warp drives unreliable, such that they scatter your fleet and disable your ship. ;)
     
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  10. Starwing6

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    I prefer to believe the event that caused the scattering and disabling are all results of a quantum fluctuation. Warp drives and teleporters are particularly vulnerable to these fluctuations because they create their own disturbances in their standard operations. Spawners also use similar methods to send reinforcements into sensitive structures during an attack.

    I have personally experienced some mysterious quantum fluctuations, including being thrown back to our destination while the ship warped on its own. I've also had teleporters toss me into orbit on occasion. ;)
     
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  11. Kaeser

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    You may have to bear in mind that it's still alfa so much of what you see can just be placeholders for something that comes later

    Same thing happens with NPCs, I remember someone saying some time back "next thing I expect to see it's rats and skeletons" but we've seen a considerable improvement since then...

    Besides the SV jet thrusters if named Ion thrusters wouldn't be that far off....
     
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  12. Kaeser

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    lmao
     
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  13. GTv

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    Did you submit bug reports for those events? It would be nice if these were fixed.
     
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    Yeah, I did. The first quantum fluctuation I experienced brought me to this site, and then I stayed.
     
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  15. GTv

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    You mean to say you were caught in a q-flux and were transported to this site?
     
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  16. Xentor

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    There is no lore.
    We are in... pffff. We take what we get "age". (and what takes the most less client resources)
     
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  17. Starwing6

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    Indeed! :D


    @Xentor oh how deeply I would love to create the lore for Empyrion before it is released!
     
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  18. GTv

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    Read the back story.
     
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  19. Ballard

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    This whole thread gets us to the issue of thrusters inside, and so on. I'd love to see the game have T2 and even T3 propulsion units. They could vary in size, energy needs, and each have their own quirks.

    Perhaps a T2 warp drive that is smaller, and only achievable when you get to level 50.
     
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    Perhaps, but only time will tell.
     
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