Caves, wind, waterfalls, hills, valleys, earthquakes, bees

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Caves, wind, waterfalls, hills, valleys, earthquakes, bees

Post by Minsc&Boo » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:58 am

  • Caves for hiding resources from radar, and requiring advanced water pump tech to keep dry while electric/thermal miners work underground.
  • Waterfalls for moving water, that drives watermills and in turn drive your mechanical empire and devious defenses.
  • Wind for blowing away your enemies. No seriously, wind farms. And to be ludicrous, supplying oxygen for cave exploration and soda pop.
  • Hills, to give reasons for building defensive alcoves or gauntlets or for better radar reach. For constructing restrictors/thumpers (Half life 2) to drive biters away. Or light beacons to attract their attention.
  • Valleys, the really deep kind that require us to build bridges. And all associated tech that goes with building it.
  • Earthquakes. Obviously, this one could get out of hand, but imagine having to earthquake proof all of your sensitive buildings. And it can be done.
  • Bees. Bees need flowers, flowers need cultivation. Bees make antiseptic and sickness killing honey. For when you get a disease from that poisonous worm, you know the one I'm talkin bout.
Apologies to those who saw this post on steam, there is a lot more activity here.

All of the above suggestions are based on creating scenarios that force the player to use alternative tactics. Sometimes with the intent of using older technologies to overcome problems that prohibit advanced technology. e.g EMP pulsing prohibit the use of electronic devices, be it furnaces, solar or radar, but allow wind water and thermal (heh probably not this one).

Factorio's developers are ingenious. I see no reason It can't be expanded to include vastly improved environmental hazards, that drive the single player experience skyward (haha).

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Re: Caves, wind, waterfalls, hills, valleys, earthquakes, bees

Post by ssilk » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:53 am

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viewtopic.php?f=80&t=342 Events (Environmental Disasters and Weather)
viewtopic.php?f=80&t=13022 World Generation / Map Generator / Game Modes / Scenarios

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Re: Caves, wind, waterfalls, hills, valleys, earthquakes, bees

Post by ssilk » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:55 am

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viewtopic.php?f=80&t=139 Enemy Variations / Enemy Variety / New Enemies / Boss
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Re: Caves, wind, waterfalls, hills, valleys, earthquakes, bees

Post by Minsc&Boo » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:26 am

Awesome, thank you!

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Re: Caves, wind, waterfalls, hills, valleys, earthquakes, bees

Post by deepdriller » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:08 am

It's suggested to keep it at one proposition per post, lest they all be forgotten.

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Re: Caves, wind, waterfalls, hills, valleys, earthquakes, bees

Post by ssilk » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:50 am

deepdriller wrote:It's suggested to keep it at one proposition per post, lest they all be forgotten.
I count that as list of ideas around one topic and I'm generous. :)

See viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3394#p27872 About the proper way to make lists
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