Player dockable NPC structures designed to fill nomadic emergent collaboration niche.
-Structure jumps to a random part of wormhole space every 8 hours (any class, including shattered systems). Anyone docked inside goes along for the ride.
-Two reinforcements times (shield and structure). This places structure bash in different part of space after each random jump cycle.
-Attacking structure spawns NPC defense fleet. If you hold good standing with Sansha they will supply repair in structure defense.
-Docking/tethering is open to anyone.
-Capitals may dock
-No asset safety
-Accepts jump clone swapping, yet medical clone/home station cannot be activated. Jump clone installation fee paid to Sansha.
-Structure has market where NPC broker taxes go to Sansha.
-There is no industry, processing, or invention service modules. This places greater reliance on logistics to keep wandering station supplied.
-Structure Dscan immunity. Combat probes can be used to discover structure.
Why would Sansha build these?:
-Sansha collect fees from jump clone installation and market transactions.
-This outreach encourages capsuleers to build standing in order to gain benefits from NPC Sansha defense fleet.
-NPC defense forces will also attempt to salvage and loot player containers on grid when structure is destroyed.
-9 active NPC facilities at any one time. If one structure is destroyed there is a cooldown on when a new structure is placed into circulation by Sansha forces.
Combat probes or core probes to find?
Sanshas Nation standing requirements possible?
Able to jump to different wormholes or limited to the hole they spawn in?
Possible to be present in shattered systems?
I assume they will be comparable to at least a fortizar in HP and defenses since they allow capital docking or did you have something else in mind?
Any other services along with the clone bay?
-Yes, with Dscan immunity these structures can still be discovered by combat probes.
-Yes, standings are something that could be looked at however I would prefer to limit barriers that limit anyone from hopping on the wormhole bus.
-I would like to see these structures hop into various class wormholes to encourage players to risk placing capitals on the ‘bus’ for incursions into low class holes (death to pos sticks!) when Bob’s RNG jump permits.
-Yes, they can appear in shattered systems.
-Not set on structure HP, however i would err more toward lower structure HP as the NPC stations would spawn NPC defense/logi fleets when attacked (this force is addition to player defense forces; if you have good standing with Sansha they could repair/apply boosts to you).
-Rather only maintain a clone service and possibly a market (with NPC broker taxes going to Sansha). No to industry, reprocessing, and invention. Pushes greater emphasis on logistics to restock structure during 8 hour wondow.
It’s a /moveme command for the structure and anyone docked inside. The architecture already exists. If we’re concerned about the server, a docking restriction could be placed 10 minutes before the structure moves.