Easier way(s) to swap ships

bmadsbmads Member Posts: 8
When in a ship shop:

Allow swapping the current ship with one stored at the base (maybe at a fixed price);
Allow selling ships docked at the base (maybe at a lower price, possibly a fixed offset equal to swap price to avoid "swap selling" instead of just selling)


Rationale:

1. Quality of life / Less frustration:
It is cumbersome to go back to base to sell ships, such as when the player wants to upgrade them to the next rank. This can be aggravated when, due to the ship randomization at the shop, the desired type is not on sale.
When a ship on sale has a cool model, or color set, the player might not have enough credits to buy it, but could potentially buy it by selling previously bought ships.

2. Does not brake immersion:
The player already as an option to send the current, or new, ship to the base when buying a new ship. Having this feature only at the ship shop would not break immersion.

3. Facilitates gameplay experimentation:
The easier it is to swap ships, the easier it is for the player to experiment with different setups and find alternative ways to enjoy the game.

4. Gimmicks:
If swapping ships is easy, then ship centered puzzles/challenges could be a thing to consider, as they could be easily accessed, only requiring a quick visit to a near ship shop to select the required ship.

Gimmick examples:
Stealth or Sniping challenges with Scout;
Time or Shield sensitive challenges with Vanguard;
DPS or Resistance sensitive challenges with Heavy Ships;
Specific ship shape/coloring requirement for an infiltration mission or to fulfill some NPC request;

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