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"History" section of wiki
DeathStarDate: Sunday, 21.09.2014, 16:28 | Message # 1
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I think it would be interesting to have a "History" section in the wiki of an object. The history section would contain a timeline of the major events during an object's history. Some examples:

Temperate terra with multicellular life(fairly long):



The selenic moon of the same terra(the history here wouldn't be so interesting):


A white dwarf star:


Now, this doesn't seem all that hard to implement. After all, it is just a few strings assigned to an object based on it's characteristics. Later on, this could also be integrated with the terrain generation system, so for example clicking on the 'Major asteroid impact' would center the camera on a large crater that is presumably the one formed by that impact. Also, since SpaceEngineer said that later on generation would function through the actual simulation of the history of the object, this could be written during the simulation(records all the major events).
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 21.09.2014, 16:36 | Message # 2
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Quote DeathStar ()
this doesn't seem all that hard to implement

It might not be all that hard to throw in a bunch of random pieces of history like that, but to have them actually connect to real features or specific characteristics of the planet? It would be nearly impossible. And if you can't have those pieces of history actually mean something and be connected to the generated object then there's no point in having them in the first place.





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DeathStarDate: Sunday, 21.09.2014, 16:44 | Message # 3
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Quote HarbingerDawn ()
It might not be all that hard to throw in a bunch of random pieces of history like that, but to have them actually connect to real features or specific characteristics of the planet? It would be nearly impossible. And if you can't have those pieces of history actually mean something and be connected to the generated object then there's no point in having them in the first place.


Hmm. I think you kind of have a point here.

However, didn't SpaceEngineer mention making the generation system be based on a simulation done when the object is loaded? Wouldn't it be possible to do this then, while the simulation is taking place? For example, if an asteroid hits a planet during the simulation, the game would note the date and everything and it would be displayed later.
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 21.09.2014, 17:06 | Message # 4
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If he implements a method like that and if it is that detailed, then yes it may be possible, but those are some pretty big ifs and it's a long way from happening in any case.




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