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Is there a way to hide your base from other players?

Discussion in 'General' started by spacedMatt, Jul 17, 2014.

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  1. spacedMatt Apprentice Engineer

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    Is there a way to hide your base from other players without loosing it yourself?

    I was hoping with the new factions options you would be able to make beacons private so other players (enemy or neutral) couldn't see them, making it possible to hide your base.

    Anyone know of a good method to do this?
     
  2. ProfessorFalken Apprentice Engineer

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    Deep space... With the addition of antennas being able to see hostile players in their area, its impossible to hide in an asteroid now. Find a unique asteroid that is easy to distinguish from the rest, then fly straight toward (or away) the sun for 10-15 minutes.
     
  3. SenorZorros Master Engineer

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    well... you could always make a map... but that isn't the easiest way
     
  4. AtlantisThief Apprentice Engineer

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    Not tested by now but thinking the video explained it like this:
    The antennas won't show your base on an enemy HUD aslong as you don't have an Antenna up running and broadcasting. You (the player) will be shown on HUD no matter what, when the enemy (with antenna) is getting closer then 200 meter.
    Hiding in an asteroid will be impossible, as they will now be able to "scan it". But IF you in person are not in the asteroid an enemy player won't be able to spot the base/outpost. Which ends up for you to either hide outside and use the storage on "walking-by" or hoping that the enemy player will fall for your decoy antenna which broadcasts far enough to warn you, which will only work if the enemy player is also using an antenna (which he will as he tries to scan you).
     
  5. Typo91 Trainee Engineer

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    honestly i am still confused... even after watching the video...
    So friendly antenna's rebroadcast to others? or all i guess it just doesn't make sense.
     
  6. Ceejay9 Trainee Engineer

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    All antennae broadcast to everyone within their broadcast range, so anyone within the range of broadcasting can see them. It is believed they are meant to be for communication not used as radar. So since anyone picking it up could destroy it, it is not a good idea to use them as markers to get home. Otherwise while you are out mining or exploring the antennae could be destroyed and you would be lost.
     
  7. waterlimon Senior Engineer

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    Antennas and those are not particularly useful for this.

    In the future with programming and more advanced communications, there might be something like being able to send a signal from your ship to the whole world, which your base picks up, and then the base could send a directional signal toward your ship so you can see where the base is (but nobody else will unless they happen to be between you and your base)

    We would need directional antennas, programming (to control the directional antenna) and the ability to send information through antennas for that though.



    What you can do currently is find some kind of 'origin' (a special asteroid or other point in the world you can find easily), then somehow pick a direction from that point (toward the sun, some star, another asteroid or whatever) and make your base really far in that direction.
    So to find your base you go to your origin and from there fly in the correct direction until you reach your base. Not really convenient though.
     
  8. nobodx Senior Engineer

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    Antennas are quite good for this:
    Any antenna closer than their Broadcast range appear on your hud
    Any antenna that appears for another antenna is relayed to friendly targets
    You could Set-up one antenna with max range,
    and multiple with smaller ranges as waypoints to your (hidden) base
    Enemys would only see the one with max-range, and had to move to it to find the next one
    Arm it with a turret and most enemys would probably shoot it.
    You, on the other hand, would see the entire chain, as long, as you're within the large antennas range.
    AND any enemy attacking any of the satelites would show up on your hud
     
  9. entspeak Senior Engineer

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    Not necessarily, if the enemy has their antenna set to 1m, you will never see the enemy unless they ram your relay. Any enemy with a modicum of intelligent will set their broadcast range to less than the distance to the antenna they see.

    All they have to do is stay out of range of the turrets and circle the relay station until they come across the next antenna.
     
  10. ProfessorFalken Apprentice Engineer

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    The easiest way to hide is go to an asteroid with your starter ship and throw down a station block and a merge block and dock your ship to the station. Once you do that, your ship will be aligned on the same grid as a station. Then go into your control panel and turn off your gyros so that your ship cant turn. Then un-merge and grind away the merge block and station block. Now get back into your ship and take off into deep space. Once you get far enough out that you feel safe, throw down several station blocks behind your ship pointing back the way you came. Now you can build whatever you want in the safety of deep space and always know how to get back to the asteroid field.
     
  11. Aurenian Apprentice Engineer

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    You can even go the route of having a large ship shuttle that only has an engine on the front and back with no gyro. It can only go to your base and back.
     
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