SUBMISSION: Metropolis Core

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Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:01 pm


  • Metropolis Core is the capital city of the robot fox home world. It is a massive multilevel mega-city. The robot fox home world does not support organic life forms; however, Metropolis Core does. Metropolis Core is completely isolated from its environment.

    The first two levels of the city are designed to support organic life, whereas the remaining three can only support synthetic life due to containing an argon atmosphere for fire prevention.

    Level 1:
    The first level of Metropolis Core contains various stacked farms and food production facilities. This level is a utility level designed to support Level 2.

    Level 2:
    The second level of Metropolis Core is a proper city and contains housing, markets, and everything else you'd expect a city to have. This level is designed to support organic life forms. Both organic and synthetic life forms live and conduct business on this level.

    Level 3:
    The third level of Metropolis Core is a utility level which manages waste from Levels 1 and 2. It contains water purification facilities, as well as recycling plants. This level contains an argon atmosphere.

    Level 4:
    This level is a restricted level. It manufactures various goods for trade or to be used in Metropolis Core or around the rest of the robot fox home world. Robot foxes are also manufactured in this location. This level contains an argon atmosphere.

    Level 5:
    This level is a highly restricted level. The robot fox supercomputer MetrOS (Metropolis Operating System) resides on this level, along with the city's power plant. MetrOS acts as the government for the robot fox home world, as well as serves a few other purposes.

    All planetary systems are managed by MetrOS (such as controlling traffic, running the power plant, looking after the farms, running the planetary defence system, and so on). MetrOS also contains all robot fox knowledge and uses it on a daily basis to conduct scientific simulations, to further push technology forward. MetrOS is also responsible for keeping a backup of every robot fox ever created.

    There are various zones within this level where backups are kept of many different organic life forms, including viruses (only the material required to clone the organic life form is stored). The backups are often used by MetrOS to formulate simulations which can be conducted in order to create cures to viruses, make new bio weaponry, or even create entirely new species.

    This level contains an argon atmosphere.

    Level access policies:

    Level 1: This level requires a permit to visit; however, getting a permit is fairly easy.
    Level 2: All are welcome on this level. This is the level you teleport too upon leaving your ship.
    Level 3: This level requires a permit to visit; however, getting a permit is fairly easy.
    Level 4: This level is restricted. Access to this level is very difficult, if not impossible.
    Level 5: This level is heavily restricted. Access to this level is impossible.
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Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:07 pm


  • Is it possible to go into levels 3-5 with some sort of space suit?
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Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:02 pm


  • yacabo wrote:Is it possible to go into levels 3-5 with some sort of space suit?


    Yes (unless you're a synthetic life form in which case you can just go there without a special suit :p). However, level 4 essentially would require a license or a permit to visit, and level 5 there's essentially no (legal) way in (of course, there's always alternative ways into places you're not supposed to be, it's just if you get caught bad things happen :P).

    Gameplay wise there of course needs to be some way into every level, otherwise why have them? :P There wouldn't be much reason to go to level 3 other than to get to the lower levels (of course, level 3 is essentially the sewers, so maybe there's a lot of criminal contacts down there?), but level 4 could potentially have various tech you could steal (new weapons, etc). And then level 5 would have tons and tons of information you could steal; including information as to how to build extremely dangerous weaponry (but it wouldn't actually have said weaponry as level 5 simulates stuff and then sends it off to level 4 to be manufactured). But you'd be going up against the defences of this massive supercomputer designed to run an entire planet, so it'd be a very difficult thing to achieve.

    But I think it'd be fun. Of course, this would be more something the science officer and engineer would tackle (working together to hack into the system) while the weapons officer, pilot, and captain try to hold off the automated defence systems.

    Essentially if you want to go up against MetrOS you'd do something like the following:
    1. Science officer hacks into the power plant and hands off control to the engineer
    2. The engineer uses the power plant to try to starve certain systems of power, and overload others, all without overloading the reactor core
    3. The pilot, captain, and weapons officer all work together to distract the automated defence systems (so that the scientist and engineer can continue their work)
    4. During all of this the scientist is hacking into the system, but in order to do this certain systems need to be put at different power states to try and weaken various defences (the engineer takes care of this part)
    5. Then once they get the data they're looking for, run as fast as they can out of there and leave. And if they ever want to visit Metropolis Core again, erase the intruder logs and reboot the system (otherwise they'll get arrested or attacked upon entering the city again; as for the rebooting part, you're gonna need some time to get out of the zone it would consider you an intruder :p so if you don't reboot you're gonna be put into that log instantly during your escape mission; of course, rebooting a system that runs an entire planet would have its drawbacks while trying to escape :p).

    Something along those lines anyway. Infiltrating level 5 is more something the Alliance of Gentlemen would do, so it should be heavily stealth orientated. As for missions related to doing this, I'm sure everyone can think of 30 billion different missions considering the type of data which may be stored in a planetary supercomputer (which also acts as the government).
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Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:02 pm


  • Can't we just put a bucket on the cores head and then hack it no problems? :P

    In all seriousness though I like the idea. But I feel there should also be a way to overload/destroy the core for those really destructive and chaotic players out there.
     
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Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:42 pm


  • GwaziMagnum wrote:Can't we just put a bucket on the cores head and then hack it no problems? :P

    In all seriousness though I like the idea. But I feel there should also be a way to overload/destroy the core for those really destructive and chaotic players out there.


    There is a way. It would work the same way it does on the ship; there would be a way to turn the reactor's automatic safety off (this would be more difficult to do in this case of course, and would be up to the science officer to get this control for the engineer) and then you just set everything to max power usage. Of course, if everything is at max power usage it also means those systems can work against you far better, as the systems you're messing with are systems which are working against you in this case.
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Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:15 pm


  • GwaziMagnum wrote:So we can destroy the robot fox planet if we overload all their generators to maximum? :P


    Nu, just a city. :p But robot foxes have thousands of worker bots at their disposal so could probably rebuild the city overnight. :v
    Plus they have lots of backups cuz redundancy is a good thing. :p
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