Owning a Station

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Owning a Station

Post by Commander Talbot » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:14 pm

How cool would it be to own your own station? I don't know how hard it would be to oxp but I think it would be pretty awesome. Maybe just a small station like the Collector's or maybe a Rock Hermit?
Some ideas for what you could do with it:
Store ships there for future use
Gain revenue from sales (probably not much what with operational overhead)
Use it for slightly discounted repair on ships
Bragging rights :)

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Re: Owning a Station

Post by Astrobe » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:24 pm

You don't know what class is.
- Fireworks to welcome you after a long trip
- Your own logo on the station
- docking priority
- A maid café instead of a dive
- An escort at witchpoint waiting for VIPs 24/7
- custom station interiors

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Re: Owning a Station

Post by ffutures » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:55 pm

And of course risk losing it all to pirates and/or Thargoids if you're not at home when they come to say "hi!"

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Re: Owning a Station

Post by Commander Talbot » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:32 pm

Another thing that would be nice is to have Ship Configuration store all your stuff for free there.

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Re: Owning a Station

Post by Cody » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:49 pm

Commander Talbot wrote:Another thing that would be nice is to have Ship Configuration store all your stuff for free there.
ffutures wrote:And of course risk losing it all to pirates and/or Thargoids if you're not at home when they come to say "hi!"
<chortles>

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Re: Owning a Station

Post by Commander Talbot » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:59 pm

I didn't think of that. It would be something of a blow to have all your ships mechanics stored there and the lose it all to a hoard of thargoids.

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Re: Owning a Station

Post by Diziet Sma » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:14 am

ffutures wrote:And of course risk losing it all to pirates and/or Thargoids if you're not at home when they come to say "hi!"
Even more entertaining, would be if the system went nova.. :twisted:
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Re: Owning a Station

Post by Commander Talbot » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:39 pm

And that, please, I don't want to think about.

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Re: Owning a Station

Post by Commander Talbot » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:42 pm

However, unintended consequences aside, could this be done somehow? I might give it a try myself but my programming skills are pretty limited.

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Re: Owning a Station

Post by Cmdr. Aiden Henessy » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:42 pm

Diziet Sma wrote:
ffutures wrote:And of course risk losing it all to pirates and/or Thargoids if you're not at home when they come to say "hi!"
Even more entertaining, would be if the system went nova.. :twisted:
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Is that actually possible without an OXP? Or is there an OXP to produce that? That'd make for a pretty interesting mission storyline.
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Re: Owning a Station

Post by Cody » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:53 pm

There is a native nova mission - and if you visit a system gone nova, you won't last long.
Last time I revisited my nova system, I lasted all of forty-two seconds. <chortles>

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