Friday, January 28, 2011

Enterprise and Elohim

I spent this morning and part of this afternoon on the server that the Enterprise project is hosted on. Actually, I tried getting on it last night but none of the Classic servers would function, even when I tried using World of Minecraft (which is also being quite uncooperative). I did some studying up on the Enterprise schematics and got in the ship itself. It really is quite astounding.

They have a wiki for the project and one of the things I noticed was that, in the list of decks they have completed, they include deck 7, which as 220 rooms. There's also an invitation in parenthesis to choose one as your own. I don't know if that's sarcasm or not, but it gave me an idea. If/when the Elohim is completed and put on servers, people will be allowed to pick one out for themselves. Their own little chunk of the ship. The Elohim has twenty relatively large officer room, 25 two-man crew rooms, and 20 four-man rooms. Officer rooms are more complex in design and larger, whereas the other two types of rooms are smaller and more like what you'd find on a modern naval craft. Although designing the smaller rooms would be less feasible, getting an officer's room would mean you can design it however you want.

Along with that, each ship would have a roster of crew positions ranging from the obvious like commanding officer to the obscure like computer specialist. A person could pick one of those for themselves, preferably one that coincides with their housing. It would be a little strange for the chief surgeon to be in a bunk designed for enlisted crew, no? For each copy of the ship out there, I would initially serve as the commanding officer until someone took that position. I would have the ceremonial rank of Admiral and, although I wouldn't have much control over the ships except perhaps requesting server owners to ban certain people or do things with the ship itself, it's still kinda cool to have that level of recognition.

Currently, the ship is still well in the prototyping stage. I've barely put together the main engineering section and there are many other areas left to design. Integrating them all will be a heck of a time, but I'm sure I can do it!