I’ve been living out of Mobile Depots for a while now. They’re nice, though they don’t feel like a home. They’re a little structure floating in space that’s cool and everything, but not home.
For this reason I’ve been investigating building my own Astrahus and using that as a home, though my use-case for such a large structure is effectively wasted. The go-to answer for this is to use a POS because POS. I don’t want to use a POS; I don’t want to be stuck to a moon; I want the freedom of a citadel to call home without the bulky wasteful Astrahus.
Some kind of smaller personal-sized structure like citadels would work well for this, I think. I’d anchor it somewhere, then it would serve as my personal home until I decide to move it. I guess it would not take too long to anchor since it’s rather small. I am not sure about vulnerability windows and all that. Something so small will probably be easy to kill, so maybe a smaller vulnerability window? I don’t know.
Some kind of mitigations to prevent abuse would perhaps include their prevention from being deployed in systems with public stations already in them, as we don’t need homes there. This prevents massive spam in systems near trade hubs, and allows players living in wormholes, or nomadic players, to make use of them. They would be able to fit some kind of lesser self-defense modules though nowhere near powerful enough to fend much off; maybe just the average pirate. The Mobile Depot’s invulnerability mode would make sense to use in this instance. Maybe have it automatically self-destruct after the vulnerability window to prevent abuse?
Anyway. The idea is that a small home for individuals would be really nice to provide players without a home with a home. I effectively live in whatever wormhole I log off in, then continue exploring wormholes until I log off in another random wormhole. Mobile Depots work really well for this. They are still not home, though :(. I can’t feel like a dude camping out because I can’t dock in them.
Bruh, imagine anchoring your little citadel somewhere and chilling on the viewing deck watching the solar system revolve. Just you. Your little home.
That’s all really.
Also, the new explo changes are making me very horny. I can’t wait.