"Homebase" is located in the Kerhonkson backwoods that Dr. Gearbox explored as a child. This Research Lab gives off a pristine metallic sheen while safety nestled within the heart of nature. It is a place to unravel the mysteries of the natural world around it and a true beacon of discovery.
The interior is permeated by the hum of machinery and the blue glow of the display monitors as they perform complex calculations or flash schematics. A 3D globe hovers over a terminal displaying a map of the surrounding area. Tables are littered with instruments for measurements and analyses. Drawers and cabinets are stuffed in disarray with tools and parts of all shapes and sizes. Books lay scattered on shelves, opened to a page yet seemingly abandoned.
The Base exterior is crowned with a large satellite dish and antenna array, making it instantly recognizable to nearby adventurers. The interior is composed of two levels and five chambers. A stairwell leads up to an observatory bubble where the Player can watch the sun rise across the painted skies.
The Materials Analyzer was created by Dr. Gearbox to help him catalog life's great mysteries. This device provides a multitude of scanning methods and computational algorithms to assist the user in their lab work. This device serves as Dr. Gearbox's main lab terminal.
The Campaign Terminal was created by Dr. Gearbox to serve as a Mission Control Center. This device has been pivotal in Dr. Gearbox's ability to track and deal with issues across the planet. A precisely positioned satellite network powers the terminal's functionality, allowing for pinpoint , close-up visualizations of the farthest reaches of the globe.
This terminal will act as a central hub for the players. Players will utilize this terminal as central hub that can connect them to every zone and level in the game. It will allow them to travel from the safety of Dr. Gearbox's base, to their chosen zone of adventure.
Homebase serves as a safe zone. A place to customize the Player-Character's appearance, inventory, and party layout. It is here that the Player can tailor their own skill set in order to prepare for the upcoming adventure. There are also containers for the storage and management of items and a terminal that processes critter "Essence" and materials that will allow the party to grow stronger.
Found on one of Dr. Gearbox's many adventures, this storage chest is a re-purposed "Loot Box." Normally found randomly throughout the world and packed with all kinds of random wonders, this chest also serves as an expandable storage device for the player.
One of the newest devices in Dr. Gearbox's Lab, the Team Terminal was designed specifically to deal with the recent appearance of critters across the lands.
Players will use this terminal for all of their customization & upgrade needs. This terminal will provide a central location for the upgrading and management of their team. Players will be able to level up and set skills for their character and critters, as well as set equipment and partying squads.
Once Dr. Gearbox's personal space, this section of the lab has been generously opened by Dr. Gearbox as a base of operations for the player. Although currently displaying a touch of Dr. Gearbox's personal design quirks, he may be open to a re-design with a little convincing...