MMO Starbase will let players rent, build, and design their own apartments and space stations

    
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Starbase has been killing it with videos ever since its May announcement. Finnish dev Frozenbyte characterizes the game as a “massively multiplayer online game with gameplay focused on building and designing spaceships and stations, exploration, resource gathering, crafting, trading, and combat” and a focus on simulation, production, and construction on a galactic scale. Earlier this month, the company dropped a video on spaceship pew pew, and now it’s posted two more.

The first focuses on starbases themselves, a players can rent lots for apartments and landing docks on safe NPC space stations and design the structures’ exteriors and interiors – or construct a starbase of their own, though the devs warn those aren’t quite as safe as the NPC versions. Warning, the video includes dancing robots.

The second video is more of a goofy in-universe look at how tractor beams and cargo holds function in-game. Again, more adorable robots.

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Robert Mann

Yeah, that safety issue… is the issue. Game will likely get a pass from me simply because I enjoy building cool things, not having them kicked down. Heck, any truly safe building spot in games that appeal to me at all sees me dig in more often than not and make something wacky.

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flamethekid .

just make your own server and stay off the main servers

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Robert Mann

Maybe if it comes with a client-server single player mode. I’m cool with those. Kinda defeats the social aspect of play entirely though, and often there are other issues with time based elements. :(

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laelgon

I’m more or less resigned to the fact that I’m going to buy this game, and then get royally frustrated after a few weeks about it being yet another gankbox. Just looks so cool and I’m excited to see what crazy things people are going to build, just can’t fathom why it has to have forced pvp. Let me build spaceships and stations on my own terms and decide when or if I want to let some person blow it all up when I’m at work (The answer is never).

It’s like developers keep making delicious cakes, except they use turd for the frosting as the finishing touch. Just stop frosting your cakes with turds! Or at least make the turd optional for people who don’t want it!

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flamethekid .

there are safe zones like eve if i recall correctly

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deekay_plus

i’m gonna make my buddies that like space engineers try this one out with me :D