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The Mod Journal ([personal profile] spaceshipit) wrote2017-02-14 10:59 pm

Ship Fusions

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The ship fusion is a mechanic that allows two ships with “low” crew numbers to fuse their ships together in order to have a larger crew. This is a potential way to shake up CR and crew arrangements. If a ship fusion is activated, it will take place during the following shuffle.



In order for a ship to be eligible for a ship fusion, it must meet these criteria:

  • Ships must have have a crew of 6 or less passengers.*
  • Ships cannot have been fused before.

    *This may be waived if a ship was considering a ship fusion, but had a seventh character randomly shuffled (aka, shuffled on by the mods and not a ship transfer) onto the ship.


    On the next shuffle, there will be a post where the two ships merge together. ICly, the characters involved will have no knowledge that this will happen, so it will be a surprise for all of them!

    These are the settings that will apply to all fused ships:

  • UPGRADES: The highest upgrade rank purchased will be the one that transfers over. Meaning if Ship A had Kitchen Rank II and Ship B had Kitchen Rank IV, the new ship would get Kitchen Rank IV.
  • SHUTTLES: Fused ship will get 2 SR shuttles plus any additional shuttles that were purchased via upgrades. Shuttle appearance will depend on which ship amenities option is selected.
  • CREW CAPACITY: Will initially be set at 12 crew slots. Can be changed via purchasing upgrades.
  • AUGMENT STATIONS: To ensure fairness, will remain as one augment station per ship. The ship will only get one lab, one armory, etc. Augment Station’s appearance will depend on which amenities option is selected.


    1. Find another crew who wants to fuse!
    Which ships are fused will be entirely decided by the players. You can comment to the Ship Search thread down below to plot things out, or on plurk/discord/carrier pigeon/etc. We do recommend that it’s done in a format that can be accessed by everyone in the two crews, so everyone can be in the loop.

    If a player has characters on both ships, one of their characters will shuffled to another ship (either a ship of their choice or randomly) when the fusion occurs. Please let us know which character will be shuffled.

    2. Decide the Ship Options.
    Once you find another crew that’s interested in fusing, then you want to decide on the following options:
    The ship name can either be a mesh of the two ship names (example: SS Huntress + SS Blue Fish = SS Blue Huntress ) or it can be a name that is related to the original names (example: SS Heron + SS Wonderduck = SS Waterfowl). The name must be considered “Safe for Work”.

    Players can choose from one of the following three options for how the ship will look:

  • STREAMLINED: Ships are fused together seamlessly to form a new ship.
  • MISMATCHED: Fused Ship looks like it was put together from parts of the two distinctly different ships, but is still looks like one cohesive ship. Interior layout can be somewhat disjointed as such as well.
  • DIY FUSION: Fused Ship looks like the two ships were forcefully smashed or taped together. Interior layout can be disjointed as such too.

    Note: the appearance will not affect the ship's performance, upgrades, or capabilities. It’s just purely how it looks.

    This applies to the appearance of any non-augmented related areas such as bathrooms, bunks, kitchens, cargo bay, bridge, shuttles, etc. Players can choose from one of the following three options:

    • HYBRID: Amenities areas are fused together to form something that’s a blend of both ships. All amenities are fully functional.
    • MISMATCHED: Various ship rooms look like they were pulled from the old ships. Meaning the new ship would have Ship A's kitchen, Ship B's cargo bay, etc. Shuttles would be split 50/50 (so if a ship has two shuttles, one shuttle looks like it came from Ship A while the other looks like it came from Ship B). Unused ship amenities will be unavailable. All amenities are fully functional.
    • BOTH: Original amenities from old ship are both present and available, so the ship would have 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, etc. However it will come with these additional problems:
      • Kitchen - All upgrades on second kitchen will be stripped and cannot be upgraded currently. Using both kitchens runs the risk of blowing a fuse.
      • Bathroom - All upgrades on second bathroom will be stripped and cannot be upgraded currently. Atroma will only supply enough items (toilet paper, soap, towels, etc) for one bathroom.
      • Bridge - Both bridges are functional, but only one of each station can work at a time (as in, only one person can fly the ship, or use a communication station, or fire weapons at a time). Two characters using the same station type at the same time will result in one getting a busy signal or disconnected. One of the bridges is now windowless, but the windowed bridge lacks chairs.
      • Cargo Bay - All recreation upgrades on one cargo bay will be stripped and cannot be upgraded currently. Second cargo bay’s exterior doors no longer work. Space vermin appear more frequently in second cargo bay.

    Shuttles would be split 50/50 (so if a ship has two shuttles, one shuttle looks like it came from Ship A while the other looks like it came from Ship B).

    Players can select to keep both captains as captains and let them figure out what to do ICly, or they can select one of the captains to be the captain of the new ship, or they can pick a new captain entirely. Or three new captains. Whatever! Same principle applies for the first mates.

    Note: No matter how many captains are selected, there is still only one captain’s bed.

    Over the years many ships have received personal touches and additions from the crews. Crews can decide to keep all, some, or none of them. This does not apply to character’s personal inventory, that will be showing up in their sleeping areas no matter what.

  • 3. Fill Out and Submit Form.
    Got everything decided? Then have someone fill out this form and submit!

    4. Have Fellow Crewmates Comment to Confirm.
    To make sure everyone’s on board with having their ships fused, we ask that every member of the two crews replies to to the submitted form and confirm their approval using the journal of the affected character. A quick comment going “I’m [character]’s player, and I approve this fusion!” is good enough, we just need to know you consent.

    The Ship Fusion will commence the following shuffle after we obtain a full consensus or if a full week has passed and there’s a 70% majority approving the fusion.

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    passingthrough: (Amused - Sideways glance)


    [personal profile] passingthrough 2017-02-17 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
    We'd be up for merging with any of these ships*:

    Three Twins
    Red Fish
    First Breath

    Hit us up if you're interested!

    *The ships we left off were either ineligible, would leave a player with characters on both ships, or there would have been an IC conflict that would have caused a transfer. However, times change so if you want to merge and you're not on this list, especially if some time has passed, hit us up anyway and we'll see what we can work out!
    Edited 2017-02-17 03:22 (UTC)
    arfvader: it's just sural-y (why was the nerve always upset?)

    [personal profile] arfvader 2017-02-19 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
    This is the Three Twins officially registering interest in a merge!
    spacebro: (Default)

    Golden + Pathstone Fusion

    [personal profile] spacebro 2017-02-17 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
    Ships Fusing: Golden and Pathstone
    Crew Members: Takeshi, Mon-El, Aurae "Tempest" Le Paulmier, Maggie Greene-Rhee, Okito Souji, Anthony J. Crowley, Aiya/Gray Nightingale, Felix Harrowgate, Natalie Goodman, Jayden Price
    New Ship Name: Goldstone
    Captain(s): Takeshi, Natalie Goodman
    First Mates(s): Maggie Greene-Rhee
    Ship Look: Mismatched
    Amenities: Hybrid
    Crew-Made Changes: Keeping murals from the Pathstone and reappearing eyes of providence from Golden.
    spacebro: (Default)

    [personal profile] spacebro 2017-02-17 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
    I’m Mon-El’s player, and I approve this fusion!
    noprophecies: hollow art; (Default)

    [personal profile] noprophecies 2017-02-17 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
    I'm Tempest's player and I approve this fusion!
    edwinjarvis: (Default)

    Re: Golden + Pathstone Fusion

    [personal profile] edwinjarvis 2017-02-17 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
    I'm Takeshi's player and I approve this fusion!
    onlyanapple: (Making a point with pizza)

    [personal profile] onlyanapple 2017-02-17 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
    Crowley's player approving this fusion!
    experiencepoints: (pic#7734274)

    [personal profile] experiencepoints 2017-02-17 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
    Nightingale's player, approval
    robitussin: (Default)

    [personal profile] robitussin 2017-02-17 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
    I'm Natalie's player, and I'm 100% on board with this!
    youdontneedapictureofme: (Default)

    Re: Golden + Pathstone Fusion

    [personal profile] youdontneedapictureofme 2017-02-17 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
    Maggie's player here! Approving this fusion
    ahappylie: (Default)

    [personal profile] ahappylie 2017-02-17 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
    I'm Okita Souji's player, and I approve of this fusion.
    deviances: (Default)

    [personal profile] deviances 2017-02-18 12:40 am (UTC)(link)
    Jayden's player here - I approve this fusion!
    lord_wizard: (Default)

    [personal profile] lord_wizard 2017-02-18 05:55 pm (UTC)(link)
    I am Felix's player and this fusion is approved!
    passingthrough: (Default)

    Three Twins + Windrose Fusion

    [personal profile] passingthrough 2017-02-21 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
    Ships Fusing: Three Twins & Windrose
    Crew Members: Vash the Stampede, Adalwolfe Hawke, Anders, Lancer, Ravi Chakrabarti, Katherine "Kitty" Pryde, Kurt Darkholme, Khadgar, Richard Castle, Otono-Tachibana Makie
    New Ship Name: Twin Roses
    Captain(s): Vash the Stampede, Katherine "Kitty" Pryde
    First Mates(s): Anders
    Ship Look: Streamlined
    Amenities: Hybrid
    Crew-Made Changes: We are keeping all of the permanent changes for the ships, however, we would like to combine both the gardens into the cargo bay by keeping some of the plots in overhead space.
    passingthrough: (Smile)

    [personal profile] passingthrough 2017-02-21 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
    I’m Kitty’s player, and I approve this fusion!
    thebestseller: (yeeeeaaahhh)

    [personal profile] thebestseller 2017-02-21 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
    I'm Castle's player, and I approve this fusion.
    draughter: (8)

    [personal profile] draughter 2017-02-21 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
    I'm Lancer's player, and I approve this fusion.
    namisan: (honto ni?)

    [personal profile] namisan 2017-02-21 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
    I'm Makie's player and I approve this fusion!
    arfvader: the spituitary gland (what gland is responsible for luggies?)

    [personal profile] arfvader 2017-02-21 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
    I'm Ravi's player, and I approve this fusion.
    ecclesiophobic: (pic#9899082)

    [personal profile] ecclesiophobic 2017-02-21 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
    I'm Kurt's player, and I approve this fusion.
    goldenglasses: (Thumbs up ftw)

    [personal profile] goldenglasses 2017-02-21 11:22 am (UTC)(link)
    I'm Vash's player and I too approve this fusion!
    wolfehawke: (who me?)

    [personal profile] wolfehawke 2017-02-22 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
    I'm Adalwolfe's player, and I approve this fusion!
    fallenstar: (Default)

    [personal profile] fallenstar 2017-02-22 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
    I'm Anders' player and I approve this fusion!
    touchallthebooks: (Default)

    [personal profile] touchallthebooks 2017-02-22 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
    I'm Khadgar's player, and I approve this fusion.