Haha. I love this thing. I was hoping someone would create a death star-like ship, so I have a wish (that I can't expect to come true)...
Please, please make it be able to destroy a planet, leaving only asteroids behind! And then give it another ability to form planets from asteroids!
Sorry, I'm a huge stellar manipulation/conversion fan. I also wish someone would create ring worlds and dyson spheres at some point in a mod. Like you can stumble upon a ringworld (think: Halo) that can be activated as a superweapon (shoots a TEC-like blast, etc.)... Or you could construct a dyson sphere around your system for protection/colonization. Maybe make it go to the mid-ring of your gravity well.
But steller manipulation/conversion could really be a new mod altogether. Any takers?
Also, one suggestion: maybe give it a more ominous name, like Doomball or something haha. And will it work with your Starfall mod?
DeathStar Basketball!!! As to destroying a planet? Perhaps we could use the siege frigate with a DeathStar appearance, so yes, i think that could be done, even up the rate of damage on the siege so as it will kill the planet fairly quickly. But building planets out of asteroids? Hmmm........ not exactly sure how i could go about that, It seems to me it would take new animations that we dont have, but it would be something to look into.
The Dyson spheres and the Ring-worlds are very very neat. If we re-sized a capitalship factory, which is round of course, into something like 20 times its size, we could have something planet-size, or over planet-size that we could then call a ring-world, but the gravity-well for such a thing would be outside the ring, not inside it, as it was in the books of course.
Stellar manipulation is beyond me right now, maybe always will be beyond me, i dont know, it seems the devs or perhaps a game made on Larry Niven's RingWorld principles would really be the best, it wouldnt be imitation, but the real thing, at least in a gameworld sense it would be real.
As for combining the basketball with my StarFall mod? Haha, that is where it started, but the over-planet-sized death basketball seemed too silly to kee p. I wanted to do a smaller version, about the size of the Starbases i made from other re-sized objects, but to be honest, when playing, it felt too much, i mean, with Starbases, Flagships, Support Carriers, ScoutFighters, ScoutGunships, Mercyships, MobileDefense, Kamakazi's, Extra ModuleConstructors, Disruptors, BoardingRaiders and Mines, one more was like the straw that broke the camel's back. It just seemed too much, but if you like, i can resize it to something more "Normal", like the Starbase size and zip it up and you can add it.
Anyway, let me know, take care and happy modding!!