It would be cool if ships were added to the game that required quite a bit of materials to make, and ended up with a tiny signature (due to no warp drive magnetic stuff) and a really fast top speed. These could be armed, as in single Station Defense Reserve Fighters, or unarmed models of historical ships (like old models of ships or real life stuff to be funny). It would be really funny to have a space Boeing 737-900 ER.
Maybe make them super expensive so that they become collectors’ items.
Maybe allow players to submit their own 3D models as options for unarmed vessels, subject to moderation (with a timer so people don’t spam the moderators with nonsense things).
Give the ships very low amounts of health so they can be killed for their pod inside.
Make them unable to jump through stargates or Ansiblexes.
idk what else to add. Does this sound like a decent idea? If not, why?
What’s the point of having a ship that cannot move around?
It would be stuck to a grid, unable to get from A to B by itself so it needs to be hauled by other ships, a bit like an upwell structure, except this ship doesn’t seem to have the defences and benefits like upwell structures.