Quantcast

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

MMORPG.com : General : Starbase - Announcement Trailer - A Voxel/Vertex-Based Space MMO

2»

Comments

  • linadragonlinadragon Member RarePosts: 589

    mklinic said:

    Sounds a lot like Space Engineers..



    Space Engineers:



    Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction, exploration and survival in space and on planets. Players build space ships, space stations, planetary outposts of various sizes and uses, pilot ships and travel through space to explore planets and gather resources to survive.

    Starbase:


    Starbase is a hybrid voxel/vertex-based space MMO with a fully destructible and infinitely expanding universe, with a focus on building and designing spaceships and stations, exploration, resource gathering, crafting, trading, and combat.

    I suppose the main difference is Starbase is selling itself as an MMO, but we'll see what that actually means the way that tag is thrown about. Also, didn't notice any sort of planetary interaction in Starbase (in available screenshots and trailer) so that might be a distinction as well. Either way, neat to have another "space, building" game to check out.



    Ehh if they can sort out building to be better than space engineers. Space engineers was so just sloppy in a lot of ways.
    TacticalZombeh
  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 22,091
    edited June 2019
    blamo2000 said:

    Eldrach said:



    blamo2000 said:


    "It will also include a sandbox mode so it can be experienced solo or in small groups."





    This sentence doesn't make sense to me. Did the definition of sandbox change again?






    I'm thinking that's akin to creative mode or just "offline mode"



    Its akin to gibberish. Its like calling offline mode "theme park mode," or "rpg mode," or "Battle Royal mode." A game doesn't become sandbox when you play it on or offline. It is or isn't.
    It fits the "run possibly malicious software in a sandbox" definition, as it allows you to do stuff that you don't want to affect your permanent character on the live servers.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbox_(computer_security)
  • ErillionErillion Member EpicPosts: 10,229
    Quizzical said:
    blamo2000 said:

    Eldrach said:



    blamo2000 said:


    "It will also include a sandbox mode so it can be experienced solo or in small groups."





    This sentence doesn't make sense to me. Did the definition of sandbox change again?






    I'm thinking that's akin to creative mode or just "offline mode"



    Its akin to gibberish. Its like calling offline mode "theme park mode," or "rpg mode," or "Battle Royal mode." A game doesn't become sandbox when you play it on or offline. It is or isn't.
    It fits the "run possibly malicious software in a sandbox" definition, as it allows you to do stuff that you don't want to affect your permanent character on the live servers.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbox_(computer_security)
    Works well in Elite:Dangerous, where you also can play solo, in small selected groups or full online mode.


    Have fun


  • AsheramAsheram Member EpicPosts: 4,252
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,346
    edited June 2019
    Tiller said:
    Those of you who don't want to participate in any PvP, or just plain hate it might want to wait since there are no plans for PvE mode currently.
    That loud slamming noise was the doors of a large segment of this game's potential crafting audience leaving the room. 

    Success likely went with them.

    "See normal people, I'm not one of them" | G-Easy & Big Sean

    "I need to finish" - Christian Wolff: The Accountant

    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing FO76 at the moment.

    Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but delight in airing their own opinions. Pvbs 18:2, NIV

    Don't just play games, inhabit virtual worlds™

    "This is the most intelligent, well qualified and articulate response to a post I have ever seen on these forums. It's a shame most people here won't have the attention span to read past the second line." - Anon






  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 3,112
    Kyleran said:
    Tiller said:
    Those of you who don't want to participate in any PvP, or just plain hate it might want to wait since there are no plans for PvE mode currently.
    That loud slamming noise was the doors of a large segment of this game's potential crafting audience leaving the room. 

    Success likely went with them.
    They should make it like EVE where you can mine in safe space or have nullsec 0.0 and that system. I think it works great.

    "You CAN'T buy ships for RL money." - MaxBacon

    "classification of games into MMOs is not by rational reasoning" - nariusseldon

    Love Minecraft. And check out my Youtube channel OhCanadaGamer



  • DalmarDalmar Member UncommonPosts: 67
    We need more Starbase coverage!
Sign In or Register to comment.