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Gateway Chambers are structures that can be found on the surface of every planet. They appear as large, scaffold-like structures with smooth, glassy surfaces through which can be seen a starry background which appears to be deeper than the inside of the structure would suggest. From a distance you can see a swirling beam going into the sky. On the top of the bottom platform are three raised inverted pyramids, each of which has a single cable port. Power can be supplied to any of these, with more power needed for higher difficulty planets, to reveal an Odd Stone which, when interacted with, allows the player to teleport between activated Gateways on the planet.
Each Gateway Chamber takes exactly 30 seconds to activate, but the timer only begins counting down once ample or greater power is provided. If the power provided is less than what is required, it will be absorbed and lost, and does not contribute to activating the Gateway at all.
When activated the structure will glow, and in the large triangular spaces the planets Geometric Triptych symbol will appear. The activation will also allow the player to use the Gateway Fast Travel Network by interacting with the Odd Stone as described above.
Planets[edit | edit source]
Planets have six surface elevation Gateway Chambers while moons have two. All planets and moons have an interior elevation Gateway Engine.
On planets with six chambers there is one chamber at both the North and South pole with the further four chambers spaced equally around the equator. On moons with two chambers both are found on the equator on opposite sides of the planet.
Players can use the compass and the position of the stars to help with locating the chambers. The compass may be viewed by placing the cursor on the player which causes it to appear on the ground around the players feet. Players can tell when they are on the equator by looking at the sky, when at the equator and looking directly East/West the thick band of stars should appear vertical relative to the horizon and pass directly overhead the player. The player can also know if they are in the poles by walking around the chamber and looking at how the compass rotates quickly and pointing always to the center, if the S points towards the chamber, it's the South Pole, likewise with the North Pole.
In multiplayer, players can partner to locate surface level Gateway Chambers from space. This requires a player on the planet's surface and a player in a spacecraft orbiting the planet. The player orbiting the planet identifies unactivated Gateway Chambers by the signal light that they emit. The orbiting player then identifies the position of the player on the surface by their icon and guides them to the Gateway Chamber by determining their relative positions and providing them directions.
Power Requirements[edit | edit source]
Each planet's Gateway Chambers requires a different amount of sustained power over 30 seconds to be activated. For example, Sylva's chambers can be powered by 5 Small Generators, running for 30 seconds.
Gallery[edit | edit source]