Sizes and scale in Oolite (again)

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Re: Sizes and scale in Oolite (again)

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As long as there is room for a bar where I can get my shot of Cebetelaian lethal brandy I don't care how big a coriolis station is :lol:

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Re: Sizes and scale in Oolite (again)

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I remember reading that passage of the Dark Wheel and finding it odd.

What do you understand it to mean? To me it seems to suggest a hollow station with all its structures on the inside of its hull. Or am I getting that wrong?

However, this interpretation introduces yet another problem of scale: you can't possibly have a hollow station with cities (plural!), lakes, rivers, and even a ski slope within a diameter of a mere kilometer.

So I'm at loss how to actually visualize the description. Or I'm totally misunderstanding it.

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Re: Sizes and scale in Oolite (again)

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Commander McLane wrote:I remember reading that passage of the Dark Wheel and finding it odd.

What do you understand it to mean? To me it seems to suggest a hollow station with all its structures on the inside of its hull. Or am I getting that wrong?

However, this interpretation introduces yet another problem of scale: you can't possibly have a hollow station with cities (plural!), lakes, rivers, and even a ski slope within a diameter of a mere kilometer.

So I'm at loss how to actually visualize the description. Or I'm totally misunderstanding it.
No I get the same image from that description as you do and I think you nailed my point right on the head. I understand that we have scale discrepancies in the game (some of which are to do with making the game playable) but I would prefer to reduce the number of scale discrepancies where ever possible rather than completely give up.

I am not sure which system's station that passage is referring to (Lave??) but there is nothing to stop someone making, via an OXP, the station in that system larger than normal to keep in with The Dark Wheel.

Edit: just searched the Dark Wheel and it's Xezaor in G1.
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Re: Sizes and scale in Oolite (again)

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Commander McLane wrote:I remember reading that passage of the Dark Wheel and finding it odd.

What do you understand it to mean? To me it seems to suggest a hollow station with all its structures on the inside of its hull. Or am I getting that wrong?

However, this interpretation introduces yet another problem of scale: you can't possibly have a hollow station with cities (plural!), lakes, rivers, and even a ski slope within a diameter of a mere kilometer.

So I'm at loss how to actually visualize the description. Or I'm totally misunderstanding it.
Maybe it's bigger on the inside? 8)
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