Space FAQ ~ Azure

From: Azure

Date: 2015-12-31 04:51 PM

Here are some answers to common questions about space that some people have asked. Others are ones that people would have asked in the future, except I wrote this FAQ, thus causing a paradox sure to destroy reality:

Q: When will space open?

A: Now. Right now.

Q: How can I get there?

A: Just go up from the Rose Garden, or anywhere else on grid, until you get the highest point in Spindizzy. From there, just hit O for Orbit.

Q: What the heck is up with 'High Orbit'?

A: I expect a lot of people will have spaceships that exist for them to fly around in, but that they don't intend the average person on the street to walk onto and explore. I wanted to keep 'Orbit' for either things that people can explore, or for actually occupied ships interacting with each other. 'High Orbit' is a bit of a confusing name, but 'Space Garage' doesn't sound right. If you can come up with a better name, let me know.

Q: What's with near space?

A: Near space changes. I put a description up there for the moment, I plan to change it later, and whenever I get inspired. If /you/ get inspired, let me know. If you want to roleplay us moving through interesting territory and contacting other civilizations or set up planets for us to visit, I'll happily link them from Near Space. This is a temporary state of affairs. Once I have a bit more time I plan to set up a MUF so you can change 'Near Space' and link stuff off it without needing help.

Q: What's with The Universe?

A: It's difficult to find names for these things and I'm a bit of a smart alec. Suffice it to say, it's a place for people who make star systems and 'space things' that are some distance away to put them. If people make /enough/ things I'll look into partitioning it, maybe by distance. Or something, if it gets unwieldly.

Q: Do all the exits have descriptions?

A: For everything I build, half the descriptions are in the exits. Some of them may not be great yet, but I plan to improve them over time.

Q: What should I do if I think this sucks?

A: If you have constructive suggestions or something doesn't work, let me know. If you just want to complain, go use that energy and run a roleplay instead.

Q: How do I get a spaceship?

A: You can make one. editvehicle is the canonical way and it works for most purposes. If you want a 'transparent' vehicle that lets people see into it and broadcasts what you're doing, I can show you how to set one up.

Q: Do you have any future plans?

A: I plan to write a MUF so you can add things without needing my help. I'd like to improve the text somewhat. I expect to run some roleplays in space to which I really hope people will show up. I plan to write up more planets. But mostly I'd like to develop things in whatever direction the community finds interesting. If you can think of something that would make you happy, let me know. If you want to elaborate the Quodlibet-Spengo system more and add trading posts on asteroids, I will happily work with you to make that happen. If you want people to be able to swoop down from space into your spaceport, I would love to set that up.

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