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Sink Holes
« on: November 18, 2012, 08:22:58 PM »

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I've just been watching some discovery channel on the TV and saw sink holes on it. Massive circular holes in the ground that go really deep straight down, perhaps with one or two tunnels coming from them to small cave structures.

I think these would be a good addition to the world terrain and possibly a place to house materials and special mobs.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xWFKiPJDO_I/TBAkSyZgFrI/AAAAAAAADxI/z5RGSn3ulLM/s1600/sh.jpg
http://kids.discovery.com/img/images/sinkholes-300.jpg
http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/display/5d8c55c4-4809-40e0-9849-269f842a8b83.jpg
https://ireckonthat.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/sinkhole-col-tn1.jpg

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Re: Sink Holes
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 09:04:06 PM »

Caves are already being added I see no reason to do this.
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Re: Sink Holes
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 09:14:47 PM »

Caves are already being added I see no reason to do this.

I just find that the caves that are currently in the game are for a specific purpose and adding deep sink holes (when falling damage is implamented) would be a new kind of exploration.

Since the current caves are more of a horizontal type design, and the sink holes i'm suggesting would be more vertical in design. So instead of thinking "how am i going to walk around this cave" it would be more like "How am i going to get down into the bottom of this sink hole.

They would be cylindrical in shape.

Could also act as meteor impact craters, ones that make a cylindrical hole in the floor with meteor related material as the base of it.
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Re: Sink Holes
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 09:23:47 PM »

Could also act as meteor impact craters, ones that make a cylindrical hole in the floor with meteor related material as the base of it.

I like this idea. But think they should be very rare if ever implemented.
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Re: Sink Holes
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 09:30:15 PM »

Could also act as meteor impact craters, ones that make a cylindrical hole in the floor with meteor related material as the base of it.

I like this idea. But think they should be very rare if ever implemented.

Yeah, if they were everywhere it would be really difficult to walk around.

Although saying that, you may have stumbled upon another type of area that Zifei could implament,

Based upon the thousand needles area in World of Warcraft.
http://cdn.arstechnica.net/12-21-2010/cata_thousand_needles_under.jpg
http://www.aestheticsofplay.org/imgs/ljungstrom/figure_21.jpg

Since at the moment there is very little need to build any type of bridge, this area would open up a whole new possibility for building. It could also open up new items as well. Like a bridge making tool, a Light bridge object, ropes, winches, abseiling, parachutes ect ect.
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Re: Sink Holes
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 02:00:24 AM »

I'll admit that I've been wanting to see climbing ropes/ ladders added at some point and this idea would go great with something like that. As a Geology major I love this idea.
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Re: Sink Holes
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2012, 12:07:26 AM »

I think you could include something like this too.

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090527050760/riddick/images/2/28/Uv6.jpg
http://www.actionmoviefreak.com/images/Riddick/riddick-UV6.jpg

This could have massive amounts of ladders and bridges ect, nice place to get effected by temperatures too as it's cold. Falling into the middle could just be instant death to the player, meaning to traverse this terrain you would have to either do it by flying vehicle or build bridges.
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