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Hey there,

So a bit of time before I actually start working.. and on my way to work.. I was thinking.. "Ylands is such an amazing game.. but what would make it more interesting?"
See Ylands, right now, is probably.. well definitely my favorite game so far. Why? It has over 50% of the things I would LOVE in a game.

-Survival mechanics (Hunger, scavenging for resources etc)
-Pletora of weapons and tools (from clubs to stone swords to revolvers)
-Vehicles (Cars, ships.. and even that propeler pack)
-Crafting (an amazing, and immersive crafting system.. since you need to have the tool on you to craft items.. I find that to be quite interesting)
-Building (Build on the car frame? On the ship frame? Yea sure. Knock yourself out. Want to make a classical american car or an RV to explore the world? Sure)
-Decoration (PLACE ANYWHERE, I love this. nothing more to say)
etc etc

But I was thinking.. The game already has an amazing amount of content in the game already and we dont even have NPC's or anything of the sorts. (until the end of this week at least)
And I already know from what I read on the forums in Sneak Peeks that we'll have an improved combat system, factions for npcs etc

But.. once we reach 'end game' right now. What's left to do? Nothing much except building. And that's a bit of a shame. (I love it nonetheless don't take me wrong)

THIS is a suggestion thread tho.. SO without further delay.. I'll get straight into it!

The sk.Ylands

What this entails.. and what does it add or do. It's basically a suggestion that I was thinking at after reading a few others on the forums and from my own head as well.
As with my other suggestion thread this is made to work together with itself. >LINK< : Tools, Cosmetics and Slots

The sk.Ylands would be a new world. New items, weapons, monsters etcetera. (I know the devs already have a world in mind. that we'll get in the future. Hyped!)

I'll keep it brief since the time to work is getting closer. But I will definitely update this thread later with some designs, sketches and obviously more items and such that I had in mind.

sk.Ylands are sort of an end game world because you would need to reach Engine creation in order to fly up in the sky!

A few new items would be added to the players crafting table, those would be Wind Catchers, Thunder Catchers, Wings, Large Balloons, Sky Propellers. 

The wings can be placed on the ship to allow the player to actually steer their new vehicle, they would be as large as large masts. 
Sky Propellers are quite simply propellers the player can place on the ship to actually propel the ship forward and back
But what makes the ship go up and down? Simple. Balloons!
Large (and small) balloons are like Large and Small masts. You can place em on the ship and that allows you to go up and down. 

These would be placed on the Small or Large ships (Car Chassis too?! So you can ave a ship as the mother base and then landing pads for the smaller crafts?) that you can craft already. So you could, technically attach these to an already existing ship (or car) and take it up into the sky!

When you'd reach a specific altitude, you'd be transitioned to this new world. Where there is no.. water to have your ship on. But instead.. What you'll find are.. Clouds.. Storms.. Rain.. and.. floating islands!

Now.. How do you craft the.. Balloons? Well for this you'd need the Wind Catchers. They'd be sort of like (looks wise) Sails you can put on your ships, and these would catch the wind when you go into storms and give you a new item.
That new item would be 'Bottled Air/Wind' With this bottled air/wind you can then craft the balloons. 

Why should you go in the storm to make use of these Wind Catchers. Simply put for the sole reason of giving the player an incentive to actually go out and explore. On the normal world they'd put these on their ship and actually go out on the high seas looking for storms in order to create this bottled wind
Of course.. this shouldn't be as easy as said. Since.. maybe there are huge waves that can damage the ship. Thunder could strike the player and deal damage, etcetera.

Upon crafting these balloons and placing em on the ship, players can reach the new world. And yes. I know I may have forgotten the other item. The Thunder Catcher.

The thunder catcher simply put, again placed on the ship, (maybe looks like a huge lightning rod?) And this would, as the wind catchers, give you 'Bottled Thunder (or Lightning? Maybe better called Lightning Catcher? but Thunder Catcher sounds better xD)'

The bottled thunder would be able to fuel the Ylandium Engines. (Or new.. Electric engines?) that will make the propellers actually function.

"Why don't I just use my old Coal Engines for this"
Well to put it simply.. Normal resources wouldn't be found on the new floating islands as much as they can be found on the normal islands. Coal, copper, iron, etc can still be found. But not in such big quantities. So Thunder is a good source of fuel.

Ballon Frames, Sky Propeller and Wing Frames could be crafted from either metal or wood. Wood would be lighter, but the ship could sway a lot harder from left to right in gusts of wind and Metal framing would make the ship heavier, so it is a lot more controllable in gusts of wind but weaker to lightning, since it conducts electricity

What risks are there to going up in the sky?
Flying sharks. Sharks with wings.. Simple as that. When exploring the sky. You'd still find normal animals on the islands but aye. (Maybe a few others. Wyverns or Dragons as boss monsters? :D)
Storms! Lightning, and Wind! can be quite risky as well.
Thunder can hit your ship, and deal damage to blocks or the player
Wind can make your ship sway from side to side maybe take you off the beaten path or have a chance of throwing the player off the ship

And in the clouds where you can't really see ahead of you that much, That can be quite dangerous since you'd lose your way. (you can go above storms and clouds, having an amazing view. But you'd be easily spotted by other players and sky sharks would spend most of the time above clouds. So a safest bet although dangerous is to be inside of the clouds

Islands would generate in the clouds and above them as well.

So in general the sky world (for now) Is just to collect special resources like Thunder and Wind (or Sky Shards. or Sky Crystals) until I think on the weapons and armor (Air Guns, Balloon Packs, Floating potions etc)

And the whole idea is to create sort of an 'economy' in world. While not needed. I can see some interesting interactions between players. 
"Player X has a sky ship, they go collect thunder"
"Player Z doesnt like exploring but they need thunder for their engines and contraptions"
"Player X asks player Z to give him something in return for thunder"
And so they trade!

Or.. you'll have pirates. Players that will just attack you to take your loot. So making a sky ship can actually be used as an interesting base as well. Allowing you to go up in the sky and make a base there. Etcetera.

Some Items I thought at for now. (I will think at more and will update this post accordingly)

Thunder (Lightning?) Rifles (Shoots bolts of electricity) - Good against Metal Armor (since it conducts electricity) . Weak against Leather Armor (Or normal clothing) (Since it doesn't conduct electricity)
Air Rifles (Shoots a gust of wind pushing people back) - Good against Leather Armor (since it's light so it can push people back) . Weak against Metal armor (Since heavy and can't push back)

Skyshards can be found on the floating islands. From them you can create decorative blocks or armor. (weapons too)

Ammo for the Air Rifles would be crafted using Bottled Wind. (Respectively Bottled Thunder(Lightning) for the Other rifle)

Can also create Crystal weapons,armors and tools, They'd be really effective but can break easily.

With the new crystal, thunder and wind resources, players could possibly create a levitating device that they can place on the ship or chassis and it would allow em to float/fly without the need of balloons.
ALTHOUGH! the creation of this item would be extremely hard. 

The physics/flying with these would be similar to Worlds Adrift (Go up and down, rotate left and right and move forward and back)

This is all I have for now. Will update later with more ideas and some actual crafting 'schematics'


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A bit confused about the title, but now I know... Skylands.. yep thats great idea. But I don't want push that too hard for now, because with new update comes, that might mean new "bug fixing" schedules. And we still have some old bugs/problems that doesn't fixed yet, so lets see in the future. I hope for the best! :D

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This could be fun to have in the game sometime in the future, after they get the main game working right.  Could be an expansion, or even version 2.0  (I was confused by the title too.  Almost expected a suggestion about Spyro the Dragon.)

Just last night in creative mode I tried putting a ship steering wheel and a Ylandium engine on some floating platforms.  It didn't work, but it would have been awesome if it did.  It's okay, we can still load up ships with lots of engines and zoom around the oceans like crazy people.

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Balloons...   they can be powered by filling them with seagulls  O.o

Just a crazy  comment, but then a little  crazy can  have  medicinal properties  by creating laughter:P

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Hey.. that can work. Seagulls trapped in balloons.. or cages. Who needs hamsters on spinning wheels. xD

And yah. This suggestion is a bit 'major' if it's taken into consideration. But I thought that 'Better to have it there' So if they do have something in mind for the future. Aye. :D Obviously I'm not expecting this to become a reality any time soon if anything. Besides.. We'll have mods! 

It's one thing i'm still trying to realize. "We'll have mods!' So even if this isn't implemented, at least some tools that can allow a modder to do just that x3 Anyhow!
Didn't get around to updating the post last night. Was way too tired. But at least I thought at a few more stuff so I can flesh out the idea. :3

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