Daily Update -- 3/13
So, welcome and thank you SO MUCH to our newest Backers. I really appreciate your support!
First, and I apologize for this, I don't think I'll have the landing video up before Friday. My "day job" has been eating away at a lot of time the past few days. I lost even more time yesterday having to have my taxes done, and today with a doctor's appointment (just a physical--no big deal). SO, I will do my best to get that finished and up in time for the weekend. Again, sorry for the delay...
However, just to give you all something new to look at I'm going to post up the description for the "String Drive" at the end of this update (remember, this is still science-fiction after all). This is the inter-system drive for larger freighters and capital ships. While not the only means of inter-system travel, it will be the main one. I hope to include a couple missions in the Core Module campaign that will make use of this. If we reach the base goal I'll put in the extra hours myself to get it done as a way of saying "Thank you."
Yesterday slowed down a bit, but today has picked up again. Also, many people have been increasing their pledge, for which I'm very grateful. I've gotten so many great messages from lots of folks with words of encouragement and suggestions. Also, they've been letting me know of various threads and posts where they've been trying to help get the word out. For all of these, again, thank you all SO much...
Upon activation, the ”String Drive" generates a stronger and stronger field of gravitons around the ship until this bubble "pops". When this happens it displaces the ship out of our dimensional "brane" via multi-dimensional "strings." The ship then re-emerges back into our brane at a point that can be many light years away. This is not an instantaneous journey--a ship can spend weeks in "String Space." Only larger ships with massive superfluid reactors can generate this field, as well as have enough power to run the computers that perform the calculations for "String Space" navigation.
EXTREME care must be taken when using this drive. If another ship is too close when the bubble bursts the spatial force can rip it apart. Even ships at a relatively safe distance have suffered damage. Hapless ships, such as fighters, that have been caught within the graviton bubble are dragged into String Space and consequently lost as they have no means of escape.