I’m removing all those useless asteroids with no minerals, it’s making the save file a lot smaller.
What I loved from the AMA:
Factions & ownership. You can hack another persons ships or station if they are in a different faction.
Wheel block incoming
“Conveyors can connect to each other and then route items. You would be able to place them in any configuration and then use Inventory screen to send items from one place to another.
We added conveyors (even as placeholders) to the game in its early stage because we realized people will need them especially for transporting ammo to weapons and turrets.
There was actually a funny idea that you could put yourself into a conveyor and send yourself to some other place.
There are some challenges too - conveyors will have to handle “traffic jams”, “dead ends” etc”.
We are working on dedicated servers right now, they will be hosted by players
Space Engineers was mostly influenced by LEGO Technic. Also by NASA technology and how their stuff looks.
We use HAVOK on the lowest level of physics engine. We build our own destruction and deformations mechanics on top of it. It took Ondrej about 1 month to do this. Of course we are still improving it, e.g. we still need to add proper collision meshes on deformed non-armor blocks.
annnd it had to happen:
What update are you planning to do tomorrow?
Is it a cargo ships ? Cargo suits ?
You can read it here: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/21fsj9/we_are_the_developers_of_space_engineers_ask_us/
Modding guide: (note, more mod support coming soon)