Hello dear community,
welcome to our first news in 2012!
This time we want to show you what we have changed with one of the core elements of our mod:
The generation of resources, and to be exact, the asteroid mines.
Each faction of our mod will have uniquely designed mines of their own which Wolf has been working on for several weeks:
The Wraith use asteroid mining as a means of attaining raw metal material for the biopolymer used to construct hiveships, cruisers, darts and space stations alike. In this purpose they build large, dome-shaped structures linked to smaller amoeba-like tanks and tendrils. There are more than a dozen of extractors that filter the minerals. The ore is then pumped to the central structure where it is converted and processed into a biological biopolymer used for growing wraith ships, buildings and vehicles.
The Tau'ri mine asteroids for valuable metals such as naquadah, trinium and neutronium in large mining complexes. Such complexes consist of several conveyors, silos, shelter and personnel accommodations and a command center, which houses a freighter hangar. All buildings in the complexes are connected via tubes in a complicated system running both above and below ground, where the raw ore is mined by large drilling rigs and then transported into storage by conveyor belts awaiting transportation for further processing and refinement.
The Goa'uld asteroid mining facilities are not just mining facilities, but also large slave camps used for slave labor in the tunnels inside of the asteroids. They are there forced to mine the raw ore of naquadah and other valuable minerals. The minerals are transported from the inner mining complexes of the asteroids to the space port where they are stored to be later transported by means of cargo ship for refinement. Each is governed by a Goa'uld, who manages the day-to-day operations procedures and the rules of the encampments. The manager resides on top of the asteroid in a palace build by slaves in his honor. An atmospheric shield contains a breathable atmosphere in the settlements and protects its inhabitants from the cold vacuum of space. Most of the workers on a Goa'uld asteroid mine are slaves, prisoners of war or disloyal Jaffa of their own.
Additional to the Goa'uld design, we have another picture for you that illustrates what life is like up there for a worker:
All models shown are W.i.P. and do not have appear in the finished mod.
Finally, we have another picture for guessing:
PS: Some of you were damn close to it;)
More and even better stuff next month!