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Add the PTL from goonstation

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:11 pm
by griffithlol
Something that frustrates me about tg is that there is really neat ways to increase power production, and the atmospherics and supermatter are both really cool things with lots of interesting possibilities, but there is no in-game incentive to do them. Actually, if anything, you are dissuaded because of the possibility of a delimation. The PTL exchanges excess power for money and this would be a cool way to make power generation something that everyone in the station would be interested in beyond my lights don't work.

Re: Add the PTL from goonstation

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:13 pm
by MisterPerson
Just to be clear, the PTL is the big mining laser that exchanges power for money, right?

Re: Add the PTL from goonstation

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:21 pm
by trollbreeder
MisterPerson wrote:Just to be clear, the PTL is the big mining laser that exchanges power for money, right?

Ehh, not really mining, just firing a laser at someone who wants a laser fired at him for reasons.

Re: Add the PTL from goonstation

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:36 pm
by griffithlol
it dosent have to be an actual laser, its more the idea of it exchanging power for money. Goon has shaped there maps around it, and thats pretty cool, but it dosent have to be that. It could be just a simple sprite, saves time.

Re: Add the PTL from goonstation

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:42 pm
by TheFinalPotato
Sure, but not yet. Both power and econ are not stable economies, they're being worked on but it'll be a bit till they stabilize.

Re: Add the PTL from goonstation

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:36 am
by zxaber
Selling power for cash would be best accomplished by capacitor bank structures that function similarly to gas canisters, being wrenchable to a base connected to a powernet for charging (or discharging). That way you would include Cargo in the selling process.

Re: Add the PTL from goonstation

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:42 am
by XDTM
Neither power (either you have much more power than you need or you don't have any) nor economy (prices are still pretty arbitrary) are in a stable balance state , and interlinking the two systems will make it even harder to accomplish in the future. If power could be sold in the current state of the game, you'd end up with infinite money considering the amount of power you can potentially get by boosting the engine.

Re: Add the PTL from goonstation

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:00 pm
by Tlaltecuhtli
make the bsa charge with actual power instead of draining whatver the cell had and firing

Re: Add the PTL from goonstation

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:16 am
by oranges
knocked back multiple times because of previously mentioned issues with both of them.

Re: Add the PTL from goonstation

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:15 am
by cacogen
the sell value could just decrease with each unit sold and recover naturally over time or there could just be limited demand

Re: Add the PTL from goonstation

PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:30 am
by Stickymayhem
zxaber wrote:Selling power for cash would be best accomplished by capacitor bank structures that function similarly to gas canisters, being wrenchable to a base connected to a powernet for charging (or discharging). That way you would include Cargo in the selling process.


Yeah I think it's important to involve logistics in this rather than just piping power to a megastructure