So I’m totally hyped about the alien sphere engines (even though the default ship engines aren’t spheres or even green but that’s an error on the devs’ part…) so I’m gonna spit out a buncha sphere ideas because why not!
Name: Mine Sphere
Tooltip: If the user triple-taps their afterburners, a sphere will detach and float in space. If an enemy comes within 200m of it, it will detonate dealing EM damage in a 350m radius. After detaching, the ship’s maximum speed is reduced by 8% for 15 seconds.
Name: Warp Sphere
Tooltip: If the user triple-taps the strafe down button, a sphere will detach and float in space. If an enemy comes within 200m of it, they will be randomly teleported 5000m in any direction. Sphere teleports all enemies for 10 seconds. Ship slows down by 8% for 15 seconds.
Name: Plasma Sphere
Tooltip: The ship’s engine trail will damage any ships that fly through it for 1,000 thermal damage per second.
Name: Infected Sphere
Tooltip: Any ships that pass through the user’s engine trail will be afflicted with a random status ailment for 5 seconds, every 2 seconds.
Tooltip: If the user triple-taps the forwards thruster button, the user and all allies within 300m will cloak for 10 seconds.
Name: Hunter Sphere
Tooltip: Using modified crystallid technology, the ship is outfitted with a Hunter’s engine. It changes the sound and appearance of the engines, as well as enables automated defence systems that deal 500 thermal damage per second to all ships in a 750m radius.
Name: Fox Sphere
Tooltip: Turns the user’s ship in to a Hunter. Pairs well with the Hunter Sphere.