Before I present them take note that I'm well aware of what's possible in FL without reverse engineering machine code. Even though anyone who has studied compiler design and/or done tokenizer programming knows you could* alter the hard coded part's of FL I don't believe it will be required here. I also won't teach people who ignorantly doughts it's possible how compilers work in this thread.
Ok..My first Idea is inspired by a abandoned mod that was taken too litely by this community. It was the real time ecomomy/stock mod . Real Time for the forgetful means dynamic event's, and statistics.
Real Time statistics would literally revolutionise FL beyond what the modders comprehend; evidentally . For instance it would be possible in SL, and MP to kill off all librety rogues until a NPC, or player started the clan back. Then FL would start spawning more NPC fighters based on percentage's etc..
Dynamic game play useing real time statistics is the key to the castle in the evolution of video games. I don't have million's of dollar's, or even decent hardware, so FL is a starting point.
My next idea's are long past do! They involve working with trade lanes, jump gates, and com channels.
Here is a summary of implementation's:
1. Rare mountable technology with the ability to shut down a row of trade lanes. It would require a significant pilot level.
2. Rare mountable technology to monitor remote trade lane traffic based on the same concept as idea 1.
3. Rare mountable technology to tap, and monitor "Secure Channel" communications in MP based on the 1, and 2 concept's. I found the in game news on lane hackers intriguing thus I was inspired.
I've done this on a LAN with spike proxy, but there is also a way to do it based on a vulnerability in the way FL handles packets that I first discovered in some MMORPG game engine's that had PM. They're still vulnerable too.
4. Mines that paralyze ships rendering them short circuited for a breef moment(lvl10 with lvl37 prerequisit.)
Those are my idea's..If anyone is interested in assisting in any way I'm currently working on idea 1 on a T3 test server.
Edited by - li01_lane-engineer_grp on 9/25/2006 8:16:18 PM