Deep Space Settlement is a 4X real-time strategy game focused on empire building and grand-scale space battle.

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ArKanGelMaRk5 Jun 24 2014, 6:02pm says:

Any chance of mining stations which you can just plonk down and get other ships to ferry minerals between stations.

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dssmathias Jun 26 2014, 2:08pm replied:

There's refineries where the ore is taken to and which produce ingots, that are then transported to factories. Is this what you are asking about? Or do you mean a mining station, close to asteroids, with its own mining beam, that does the mining? It's an interesting idea I have never considered. There is of course the problem of asteroids diminishing over time. Eventually there would be nothing to mine in the periphery of the mining station. Mining ships however are mobile and can move to another location.

So in short, technically it's absolutely possible, there's no real difference how ships and stations are treated(in fact, just the other day I added a warp drive to the colony station and successfully warped to another system, haha).

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HartLord Jul 8 2014, 9:25am replied:

That is awesome. Especially that the ships and stations are technically the same thing.

Not saying you should put in mining stations, but I imagine either the stations would be mobile themselves, or there would be tugs to pull them to new clusters.

This isn't a suggestion for DSS either, lol, more like food for thought; but in Space, Pirates, and Zombies there were asteroids with infinite resources, but only the largest mining lasers could access them. The mining bases there packed such large lasers for that very purpose.

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sithpal Nov 13 2014, 1:13am replied:

i hope that warp drive on the colony station stays in the game lol

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