I was thinking today about Portumus and how people would move from one place to the other easily. I started to think up some ideas and looking on Pinterest for inspiration and I think I came up with some decent ideas. There will be three main ways of travel to get around the island as well as to and from the island. These main ways will be by Water, air, and land.
I’ve talked about the different “styles” of builds that will be on the island and we will implement those into the ideas of transportation as will. Steampunk is going to be a big one thinking of travel by air and water. I don’t want cars and trucks driving around though. Other styles will be involved as well that we will get to…
When I think of transportation by water, I think ships! I will be adding ships to the build, but I don’t want to add the most massive ships I can build. I kind of went over this in a very early post, but I want to have smaller to medium ships. More of a brig or frigate type ship would be suitable for this build. That’s not to say that I wouldn’t add one or two larger ships, more for either military or large cargo company purposes.
I also want to use ships from different cultures you would see around the world of Aligord. Like an oriental Junk ship or Viking styled long boats would be nice additions. The reason for this would be to show diversity and that Portumus is a major trading port of the world. Below are just some examples of ships I think I would like to use…
Another part of water transportation is going to be by submarine. These submarines are going to be very basic and almost made like a barrel would be made. They will be supporting only a few people inside and wont necessarily be for actual transportation but more for exploring. The island of Portumus is not only going to be a major trade hub of goods, but also knowledge! Here are some Pictures of submarines as well as some examples I’ve already made in Conquest.
This is a larger Wooden sub I’ve made.
There are the subs next to eachother.
This is the smaller wooden sub I’ve made.
Transportation by air is going to be a little bit trickier. I want to add hot air balloons of different types to the build almost like the different styles of ships. What I don’t want to add are massive air ships with sails or big fans that are supposed to keep them air born.
Another way of transportation I want to add is more of City transportation like a hanging rail tram. This would only be for within the city or to get to important places throughout the island. It will also be a high class way to get around, being it will be very fancy. Below are some inspirations I would like to use..
The last piece of transportation is by land. When it comes to land I am thinking I will use the typical wagons for the most part either open in the back or covered. For the higher class people there will be nicer coaches for them to get from one place to another. These will be your normal types of wagons but here are some examples.
So all of these are just examples or ideas and may or may not change at anytime. Transportation within the city or even outside all around is a very important piece of the build to think about. It shows movement in the build and helps with atmosphere. This in the end will help you immerse yourself into the build and feel as if the world is real.
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