Well the driver is actually in an enclosed cab in the DS... don't know why CIG didn't do that also for the standard ROC, but I like the feel of the small excavatror it has.LOL, external seat is a horrible design. Although if the driver seat is also exposed to the elements then I guess it doesn't matter much. But damn, what's wrong with a ground vehicle that can hold people inside without a suit?
Thar is a good question... actually the Caldera's armor count as an heavy suite... so if only light armor will be allow this could couse some problem.Also, they've said we shouldn't be able to use heavier armors while in seats. So does that mean we can't wear the environmental suits? Those things are super bulky. Do we just land the ship right beside the node and mine from the ramp? Might need a Rover or G12 to accompany if you want to mine inside a cold/hot cave.
Full disclosure, in most case I've mined on Daymar whitout the Pembroke, the amount of time you spend outside even if in hazardus condition, won't kill you... but in this case I've my ship nearby, if thing start to go wrong I just fall back to it and recover a bit, in a cave that could be problematic.
I was thinking the same yesterday... If the ROC is the equivalent of the prospoector, the DS of the MOLE... we should expect in the future some big ground vehicle... some sort of planetside Orion... but that whould mean it will have some trasportation problem, uless you'll be able to dismantle it for trasportation and re-assemble on a new location...Am I the only one that would be interested in a large/slow ground vehicle that needs to either be brought in pieces and assembled as needed?
Kind of like a sand crawler or some kind of huge moving base lol
It will be an interesting game aspect.