or 'Ever more ways to make the player's life difficult'
I've done quite a lot of design some time ago with pre-Nova engines, and am just investigating at the moment all the new possibilities the Nova engine opens up. This is probably a fairly basic one
I was going to make a post asking about the possibility of using crons, missions and outfits to have ships which require maintenance (ie, they get an outfit which impairs their ship's performance every so many days, and then you need to buy another outfit, or maybe do a mission, to get rid of it, etc). But then I thought I should probably do a search on the topic first (searching is my friend :)), and sure enough, this has been covered before.
So, now I know that it can been done. (Although I'm still some way from figuring out exactly how I think I'm going to need quite a bit of time and trial and error to get my head round crons.) Has anyone out there got something like this working well (in the three years since that earlier thread)? Or is this 'routine maintenance' thing an idea which has been widely used many many times, and since gone out of fashion?
Anyway, it's always nice to see, more generally, that there's still an EV design community alive and well here.
This post has been edited by pac : 13 December 2006 - 08:04 PM