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Skyweir Kinnison

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Question on travel and time references
« on: 22 Oct 2016, 06:32 »

What is the consensus on how our characters perceive time whilst flying?

For example, it would take me about 30 minutes in game (give or take) to fly from 7RM-N0 to Octanneve in Solitude. Is this the same for Skyweir or is there an accepted relationship (PF or otherwise) between in game time and 'lore' time - i.e. 1min in game = 1 hour for our character?

I ask because it affects aspects of character development I have in mind. Skyweir could easily commute from home, for example, if the travel time was equivalent to in game time.

I'm grateful for any thoughts or references.
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Morwen Lagann

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Re: Question on travel and time references
« Reply #1 on: 22 Oct 2016, 10:35 »

Once in space, you can assume travel happens in realtime. If you're going from planet to space and vice versa it can get a little more muddy I think. Depends on the level of access you'd have to local spaceports I imagine.

I tend to handwave it a bit.
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Re: Question on travel and time references
« Reply #2 on: 22 Oct 2016, 14:38 »

Adjust for plot magic as required ;)

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Re: Question on travel and time references
« Reply #3 on: 23 Oct 2016, 02:05 »

space is real time.

transition between space and surface, it's likely to be a period of time to do that. Possibly up to a few hours to transition by space elevator or similar device. There are "dropships" though, that can make a rapid insertion onto a planet, but those are mostly military in origin, so are unlikely to be a comfortable way to travel.

It's why RP events are 'easier' to be on a station, rather than planet, for the sake of people just dropping by, rather than everyone having to gather at a specific time.
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Re: Question on travel and time references
« Reply #4 on: 23 Oct 2016, 21:51 »

I think the time it takes to get from orbit to surface and vice-versa via a shuttle will be similar to the time it takes for space shuttles to do the same thing. Possibly longer due to the load capacity, unless we account for advances in propulsion systems.

Space elevator will likely take a much shorter time to get from orbit to surface and vice versa, but there's likely going to be a wait time. Space elevators are likely to be expensive so they aren't going to just let a bunch of dudes take a leisurely ride up and down. Most likely there's a passenger's compartment and the heavy cargo compartment, and a couple hours of wait time before the elevator moves anyway.
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Skyweir Kinnison

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Re: Question on travel and time references
« Reply #5 on: 25 Oct 2016, 05:42 »

Thank you, everyone. Should save me from making too serious a mistake.  :D
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