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TonyLiberatto

Boats and Ships

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I vote for the portal system. I like the idea of having to survive on each island while exploring it for the portal.  I would even like to suggest that the portal system be fashioned after the Stargate.  You will need to get "sequence" or address stones from each new island to allow teleportation to new islands. I think an address system would be better than only being able to go one island in any direction at a time.  If I am on an island 2 hops away from the starting island I would prefer to be able to dial in the starting island and do it in one hop.  I am not sure how we are going to get animals from one island to the next, but it may be easier to get 3 sheep from one island to another that is island 2 or more hops away by dialing in an address.  For example: if the animals can go through the portal will the leashes break upon arrival? Such that when I get to the first hop they start running off and I have to then get the leashes out and rope them again to get them back in the portal to jump one or x number more times?  Of course you would say: "No. why would the leashes break?  That would be stupid."  Obviously nobody would write code to make the leashes break, but interactions between the many different components often leads to things happening that you wouldn't otherwise think would happen.  

In addition, an addressing system might help alleviate problems with deciding how far to jump, say East, from the current island.  Does a jump take you 1 Island East or two?  An addressing system may make this aspect of the portal traveling easier to handle/manage?  

By having to survive on each island and do the exploration not only prolongs the pliability of the world you are living in (a good thing in my opinion), but it also lends justification for an addressing system such as the Stargate.  Having to put hundreds of hours into the world (which I and my fellow crafters gladly do and did do with TFC) should earn us the efficiency of an addressing system. 

Edited by Popsicle
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