NOVA: Faction Thread

Flip Tabel

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another question, are more control blocks planned? like knight and master knight drivers seats or engineer control areas?
 

Darvin

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another question, are more control blocks planned? like knight and master knight drivers seats or engineer control areas?
Knights are the commanding officer for the entire squad, surely they can find a trooper to drive them around the battlefield

also, what is your opinion about quadrupedal giant robots?
For me robot legs are always a gimmick, they are nice to look at and fun to destroy. Let's conduct a simple thought experiment on this:

Imagine 2 carts full of rocks, one has a circular wheels made of low quality wood, the other has robot legs. Which one do you think is more efficient in transporting rocks? Which one can be mass produced in great numbers to be used in a large scale mining operation?

Now imagine another scene, we have a combat vehicle with 6 wheels made of rubber, and another combat vehicle with 4 legs. The legged vehicle would need advanced stabilizing computer or even an AI to control even basic movement like walking, the other one simply need a driver. Legs also have more moving parts compared to wheels which simply turns on their axle, this means higher manufacturing and maintenance cost. And what if the vehicle broke down while in action, with a wheeled vehicle you can simply change the tires, a task that would require, at most, 3 person to perform. What do you even do when your AT-AT broke 1 of it's legs? or, god forbid, get tangled in some tow cables?

Ultimately, comparing legs to wheels is not even a relevant discussion anymore when hover tech is widely available anyway. Wheels are good for flat an open terrain, while legs are theoretically better for traversing uneven terrain, meanwhile hovers can do both. So yeah, it's mostly gimmick and design choices that gives us robot legs, and they mostly work in a high-fantasy setting, like star wars and, idk, gundam i guess, even then gundam mechs mostly fly around to get anywhere so the legs are purely for aesthetics purposes
 
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Flip Tabel

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i feel like im the most active person on this faction tbh

also petition to make this an official nova weapon?
 

Darvin

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i feel like im the most active person on this faction tbh
Presently, you are the most active person. As for me, I have become somewhat jaded toward this game, so I'm currently keeping my distance while trying out other games. I have been making mods for this game since 2020, created the first humanoid block ever with NOVA troopers, pioneered a new method of Semi-Official Modding, broke the build limit a couple of times, and in total I have created almost 200 blocks since I started my modding journey. My vision to bring epic space battle to this game is more or less complete with the release of NOVA Destroyer Expansion Pack, so in general I have done all I can, and have gotten all I wanted. But don't worry, the current Community Research Grants is still on, and I will still develop the winning proposal if anyone successfully reach the goal. But other than that, I think my work here is done, for now at least
 
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Base Funding Request

Base Type: Deep Sea Exploration Laboratory
Estimated Amount Of Funding Needed: BB2,500,000
Estimated Gain: 800,000 Per Week
Research Gain: Effects of deep sea pressure on NOVA technology.
Estimated Base Facilities: Resource Stockpile Area, Recreational Area, Airlock, Vehicle Depot, Living Facilities, Imperator Lounge

Awaiting Acceptance Or Denial
 

Flip Tabel

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also, i'd thought i'd bring back this oldie but a goodie
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2906691499
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i never released the original to the public, due to what i like to call me being so depressed that i forgot about terratech, but i find it pretty cool, so i brought it back.
anyways onto the stuff
Classification: Electric Hovertractor
Max Speed: 69 MPH (nice)
Max Speed (With Booster): 115
Displacement: 0 (with gravity engine)
True Displacement: 67.30 LBS
Manufacturer: Filip's Garage (still using dumpster materials after all these years)
 

Darvin

TerraTech Arms Dealer
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Base Funding Request

Base Type: Deep Sea Exploration Laboratory
Estimated Amount Of Funding Needed: BB2,500,000
Estimated Gain: 800,000 Per Week
Research Gain: Effects of deep sea pressure on NOVA technology.
Estimated Base Facilities: Resource Stockpile Area, Recreational Area, Airlock, Vehicle Depot, Living Facilities, Imperator Lounge

Awaiting Acceptance Or Denial
Intriguing, I will grant you the funds for this endeavor, as well as several research personnel from NOVA Academy of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, contact Chief Engineer Torry when you are ready to embark. There's also several key issues that the Academy is eager to tackle and you can pursue them as secondary objectives :
  • Determine the sustainability of prolonged garrison in an underwater environment, the effects on personnel health and well being, as well as the operational parameters to maintain the entire system
  • Conduct a survey for future mining operation on the sea floor, and the method to transport the extracted materials
  • Build a prototype for a turbine that harness energy from underwater current
  • Create a catalogue of the biosphere for the possibility of a new food source
I will send additional funding for each side objectives that can be completed, and further side objectives may be issued by the Academy. Good luck
 

Flip Tabel

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Thank you sir, I will make a list of certain attributes that I believe should be pointed out.
This list will be updated as Igo on.

PROS:
There will be a resource sorting system that is connected to many fabricators.
This resource silo will have resources inserted via delivery cannon through a hole in the bottom of it.
All 7 vanilla fabricators, the modded block fabricator, and the greentech fabricator will be present in an assembly plaza.
The greentech universal scrapper will POSSIBLY be there too, but I'm not making any promises on that one.
Even though a solar farm would most likely not work at depths this low, one will be placed anyways, as well as some alternate generators, such as combustion engines and RTGs.

CONS:
The sorting system cannot sort components, I was barely able to fit all 11 raw AND refined resource sorters in one of the domes (22 silos in total for them), so I'm not even going to bother trying to fit 24 different component silos in another one.
 
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TheGamingEnder

Founded ZTech and BlackWing, Chief of N.A.S.F-01
I am partially stirring within the world of NOVA, and I'll begin working on a new system to allow the NASF-01 have more than just aircraft and rebuilding old BlackWing craft. Current design is deployable system for a mobile airfield, seeing as aircraft from me are tested and mostly used in rugged terrain, not standard airbases or carriers. On a side note, I'm pretty sure the NASF-01 has one of the ZTech mobile runways, might begin refitting it to become a more reliable ground carrier, but hey that's future things. The mobile runways and possible mobile ground attack forts from the models require a ton of funds, as they are mostly outdated and need upgrades. Anyways, I'll supply funds for functional prototypes of all the above, when they come out.
 
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