Game Features

Functionality of Beacon & Antenna

I'm new to Space Engineers and I'm loving it! I've noticed that the Beacon functionality is somewhat limited and that Antenna functionality is non-existent. This is how I think the settings for those systems should work, and the added functionality I think it would provide to the game. --- Beacon Settings --- - On/Off - Name - *Frequency (Slider and Manual Entry w/ button to randomly generate) Only antenna tuned to ...more »

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Remote controlled drones

Imagine a seat where you could charge your suit while also controlling a ship that could be across the map. You are piloting the ship and then crash it into an enemy ship, you then blow the ship up causing huge damage. Normally you have to commit suicide to do this, but with remote control drones, it's like being in a pilot seat, same flying controls but your seat is not on the ship. To use the drone, you could put the ...more »

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Radiation Storms and Better Meteor Showers

Essentially the idea is to have periodic solar storms which blanket the entire region of space in deadly radiation, quickly killing any space engineer not inside a ship or in the shadow of an asteroid. It makes far more sense than basically having the sun 'shoot' meteorites at your powered blocks, which always struck me as unrealistic and unfair. Meteorites could instead spawn in a random location with a random velocity, ...more »

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Encrypted Antennas

With the recent addition of add-ons to refineries and assemblers I'm thinking why stop there? My thought is that you could add a scrambler block to an antenna in order to, well, scramble the signal for unwanted people. They would still get a reading that there is something broadcasting, but they wont get a lock on the exact position. Only ones that will be unaffected by this would be yourself and faction members. If ...more »

Submitted by (@joranberserk)

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4 votes

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Satellites

READ THROUGH THE ENTIRE ENTRY BEFORE VOTING Satellites currently don't have any purpose in the game. One large antenna could potentially cover thousands of kilometers, and getting lost isn't ever gonna happen. Proposal: Make the antenna broadcasts much smaller, to say 2 km. Then, you could have a huge satellite dish that is inconvenient to put on a spacecraft, but has a broadcast radius of 10 km (like a laser antenna, ...more »

Submitted by (@andrewdingcanada8)

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