Vast Horizon Help Files

Travel


Travel

Travel

The following ways are available to travel through The Vast Horizon Universe.

feet
Walking is a thing, speedwalks are not. When giving directions to another player IC, please do not make them sound like a speedwalk.

Good Examples: Head east and look for a south exit to the bar. Head east and look for the bar's sign on the street. Head east till you come to a south exit, go down that till you see the train station, which would be off to your east.

Bad Example: Go north to the town square, go northeast, then go east, then go north, then go east again.

Glider Bikes
Glider Bikes are a cross between a Segway and a Moped with two wheels side by side. They are very light weight and offer an easy way to travel through streets, paths and so on. They will need charge, to that end recharging stations have been placed in various locations.

STN
The space train network was set up by The Farolds in 2203. You can take a nice scenic ride or actually use The trains to get at several areas of The planets that spaceships cannot land. It is also handy if You wish to travel without having to fly your own ship. Keep in mind, trains have a remote chance of crashing.

ships
Of course, we have spaceships for your long or short distance travel. The ships use The following drives for your convenience.

Thrust Drive
The thrust drive is The workhorse behind every ship. It is generally used to move from sector to sector, as well as auto pilot and manual mode. This drive is an upgraded version of The drives we used 200 years ago. This mode of travel however is considered slow in comparison, given The fact that there are 9000000 sectors per 1 lightyear.

The reactor generates the power to propel this drive. Before we switched to deuterium fueled reactors, the rocket fuel took longer to accelerate and often times could overheat. On top of the inefficiency, the upgraded FBN field created unforeseen instabilities with the hydrazine fuel. The reactor is, overall, far more efficient than the rocket fuel, though some citizens raise concerns with it.

In addition, the propulsion system that allows for launching and landing is generated magnetism. The reactor powers a tremendous electromagnetic in the belly of the ship which uses the magnetic field of planets or the specially designed docking areas on stations to gently raise or lower the ship. The power used during this process allows for significant distances, as from orbit to the ground, to be traveled but does no good in space where magnetic fields are somewhat lacking.
Shuttle Drive
The shuttle drive while not a must have, will give You a quick burst of speed across a sector once every three to eight minutes. You can STOP this from happening by typing STOP. You can also type shuttle on or shuttle OFF to enable or disable this drive. The shuttle drive was first on The scene in 2188.

NEP Drive
The nuclear Energy phase (NEP) is our fastest drive to date. It uses nuclear power to phase The ship out of alignment with The three physical dimensions of space, thereby folding space so that you can travel at wicked fast speed. This drive was invented by chief of science Michelle Faro with help from human engineer Berry Weis in 2218. It is a vast upgrade to The burst drive that was used for centuries, which enabled a ship to travel a light-year in two weeks. The NEP drive is both more safe and reliable than The old burst drive.

FBN drive

This drive signals two beacons within The farold beacon network, once you input your destination. An energy bubble is formed, making a tunnel pathway between The two destinations. The signal is maintained by each beacon, with expensive energy generators and communication frequencies. The bubble helps protect The ship as it moves at such high speeds through The FBN transit system.

The further away your destination is, The longer it will take to travel there via The FBN transit system. The cost, and danger of trying to keep up The bubble is why The Farolds have strict guidelines on how their system is used. However, it has not failed them in over two centuries.

In 1994, planet Earth was entered into the Farold Beacon Network, which allowed the ships to travel a light-year in four hours, significantly raising our ability to travel within the network. Travel outside the network would still be done with the Burst drive, which allows for a light-year's travel in two weeks.

This help file was last modified: 12/09/20 at 5:16 p.m.

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