Do different factions have different station truss pieces?

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Do different factions have different station truss pieces?

Post by oddible » Sun, 22. Nov 20, 10:04

I only have all the Split truss pieces right now and I have to say station construction can get pretty awkward. I'd love some more trusses that had vertical segments, or straight 90 degree turns. Do the other factions have different truss pieces?

What are your favorite truss pieces right now. Currently mine are the Cross 1 (3 horizontal on a diagonal with up and down connections), and Base 3 (long straight connection with up/down in the middle).

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Re: Do different factions have different station truss pieces?

Post by Gavrushka » Sun, 22. Nov 20, 11:47

Where possible, I use habitation modules as vertical connectors. - I struggle with the organisational side of Split connection modules, so tend to go Argon universally.
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Re: Do different factions have different station truss pieces?

Post by jlehtone » Sun, 22. Nov 20, 12:07

oddible wrote:
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Do the other factions have different truss pieces?
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Re: Do different factions have different station truss pieces?

Post by grapedog » Mon, 23. Nov 20, 13:46

The paranid have the most pieces to play with, and split have one less piece than the paranid.

Remember to also check your defense structures for buildable pieces. Both split and paranid(all races have pieces in there) have additional connector pieces that are technically designed fo turret emplacements, but can be used for just regular building too if you want. I use them quite often. Those defense pieces offer more/new options.

Teladi and Argon are best for mega building because of the square-ness of their styles. It is very easy to build repeatable sections with their styles, and to build them compact. Paranid and Split favor a much more rambling, free flowing, chaotic look. Lots more space in paranid and split styles if trying to build symmetrically.

Split is probably my favorite to build with because of the overall look, with paranid a close second, but i am not a huge fan of the paranid look.... but they have lots of pieces.
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Re: Do different factions have different station truss pieces?

Post by j.harshaw » Mon, 23. Nov 20, 13:59

i remember using a lot of teladi storage modules as vertical structural components.

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Re: Do different factions have different station truss pieces?

Post by Tempest » Mon, 23. Nov 20, 14:11

sometimes, i like to disconnect station-parts entirely, (if Aesthetically Pleasing) station bits don't HAVE to be connected to eachother.

so line up that module in the wanted angle on a truss-piece, drop the module, remove the truss (if that makes any sense)

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