Saturday, May 25, 2019

Proposal: Evacuation, Not Demolition

Reached quorum 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 27 May 2019 09:21:57 UTC

To the Module list in “Sites”, add:-

* Storage (q)

In “Thermostat”, remove the sentence “If an Architect’s Site is Unsafe, any Architect may Evacuate it by removing any and all Quarters Modules from that Site, making the squares they occupied empty.”

To “Health and Safety Regulations”, add the paragraph:-

If an Architect’s Site is Unsafe, any Architect may Evacuate it by replacing all Quarters Modules on that Site with Storage Modules. If an Architect’s Site is not Unsafe, that Architect may Repopulate it by replacing any number of Storage Modules on that Site with Quarters Modules.

Per comments on Health and Unsafety, making Evacuation reversible. (It’s probably still quite tough to get an unmanned base back up and running, even if you get to keep the rooms.)



05-25-2019 17:32:27 UTC

I’d say calling them stasis modules instead of storage would be more thematic!

Kevan: HE/HIM

05-25-2019 17:46:42 UTC

Ah, that’s a good one.

But I think the idea of physically evacuating a site is a strong one, and works better for the theme: if everything’s on fire, you get people out of there; if you smash a QQQQ block onto some old quarters to bootstrap the life support back up, nobody gets hurt.


05-25-2019 17:49:41 UTC


derrick: HE/HIM

05-25-2019 18:32:42 UTC


I like having a penalty of some sort.

Kevan: HE/HIM

05-25-2019 18:45:36 UTC

[Derrick] Apart from not having Temperature leaks from newly-exposed Corridors, and not losing out on the City Hall title, I’m not sure it’s that different from having the Quarters destroyed: in both cases you need to drop in some new Quarters to get the Food, Power and Oxygen running again.


05-25-2019 22:50:09 UTC


derrick: HE/HIM

05-26-2019 00:54:07 UTC


Its very different: its a lot harder to recover from a loss of quarters than a bunch of temporarily shut down quarters.


05-26-2019 15:33:45 UTC