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Nexus Clash :: View topic - Breath 5 Cordillera Teaser - Transporters and The Quickway
Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:59 pm Post subject: Breath 5 Cordillera Teaser - Transporters and The Quickway
This month's Cordillera teaser is going to shed some light on Cordillera's two main travel systems; Transporters and The Quickway. Short of showing my entire hand, I'll be referencing a doctored version of the Port Hope image released last month and explaining (rather than outright showing) the "Transporter Hub" concept you'll eventually encounter in-game.
Transporters - T
Transporters are the closest thing to Laurentian Ferries on Cordillera. The main difference is that they are not all directly connected to one another. Currently, you can take a Ferry directly from Sidney Island to Windfall Ridge. Cordillera's Transporter system would instead take you from Sidney Island to a place called Centrum, which would then take you to Windfall Ridge. Centrum serves as the "Transporter Hub," containing a network of Transporters to other areas within Cordillera. No more getting from one end of the map to the other for 1 AP.
Transporter tiles are marked in the above image of Port Hope with a T. Specifically, one of them will take you to a different Transporter in a neighborhood closer to Centrum. In turn, that Transporter then takes you to Centrum itself, as the Port Hope Transporter is a "second generation" Transporter; it's a little too far from Centrum to take you there directly. As to the other Transporter depicted in Port Hope, well, that's a bit of a surprise for later. It won't be operational at launch... I said I wasn't going to show my entire hand!
The Quickway - Q
Have you ever been to an airport and enjoyed cruising down one of those moving walkways? Or perhaps you're the type of lunatic who actually walks up a moving escalator? Think of all the elevation gain! Well, you're in good company, I too partake in such assisted methods of travel when available. Why waste time take much step when few step do trick? The Quickway, depicted in the above image with a Q, allows walking characters to move for 0.5 AP and is strategically laid out throughout Cordillera and, by extension, Centrum.
You may choose to take either take a Transporter or the Quickway to get to where you're going, depending on where you are and the route you want to take or the areas you typically like to cruise past when hunting. It will be interesting to see where folks tend to go. Aside from Transporters, there are also some other, more... creative, ways to get into Centrum that I'll let you find out for yourself.
As far as the above image itself goes, I'll let you speculate as to the trajectory of the Quickway's layout in Port Hope.
I am by no means perfect, but quite a bit of thought was put into movement patterns, and therefore strongholdable locations, in Cordillera, and I can't wait to plop fresh mortal souls into our new Valhalla.
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