The Future Dimension is based on a large space grid, about 25000 rooms. In some places the grid is 3-dimensional. From this main grid you reach the different planets and spaceships, which are the actual zones.
You cannot enter Outer Space without a spacesuit, because the lack of air will kill you in a few seconds. To move about in this vast universe, you also need either a spacebike or a spaceship. And even within a spaceship, it's better to keep the spacesuit on, in case the ship is damaged by a meteorite.
There are several sectors or planet systems, smaller grids that you reach by going down or up from the main grid, in total 800 more grid rooms. Also there are some space stations and spaceships in orbit, or drifting, abandoned.
Most of the areas in the Future Dimension can be reached by public Space Shuttles or Transporter from the Main Space Port. Here you can also usually buy a spacebike or 'borrow' a spaceship, if you want to explore Outer Space on your own. The best ships can be found on other planets however.
The Orientation Room, east of where you enter the Main Spaceport, will teach you all that you need about using the spaceships and navigating in open space. It is recommended that you check out the computer in that room, before venturing into space on your own, because there are numerous risks out there. (The main ones being the Suns, which will burn you to a crisp, if you fly your ship into one).
Some locations, like the Alpha Centauri Planets and the Intergalactic Trading Centers can only be reached using an individual spaceship or a spacebike. Some of the bigger Planets, like Pleasure Planet and Poon, also consist of several zones.
This is the entrance zone of the Future Dimension, the place where you start your journey into Outer Space. The Centerpoint Space Harbour on Old Earth has public space shuttles to most of the planet systems, except for the most remote parts of the Galaxy. It also has a small port for private space traffic, with a hangar, a maintenance room for spacecraft and above all a Briefing Room, where you can get all necessary information for trying your luck as your own space pilot. It also holds facilities such as the Esper Guild, the Space Bank and Palpatine's Bar. And the Wide Blue Yonder Bar, reserved for Roleplayers, is the main hangout for the infamous gossip journalist, known to the world only as Tabloid.
To get to the Space Harbour, just say 'Futur' at the Time Guardian.
This large and very wonderful city is the center of new Earth in the year of 3050. It is a vast and fantastic city, where you can have almost all your wishes fulfilled. Under the firm and enlightened rule of the beloved Leader, Big Brother, Utopia prospers and expands. The shops are well stocked, the hotels and restaurants are the best in known Universe. The streets and parks are clean and safe and everybody is happy as hell - or...? There seems to be a discord here somewhere. Maybe it is the bureaucracy, that seems to have grown out of hand? Maybe it's the taxes, that really ARE a bit high? Or maybe it is something else... some deeper and more sinister rot...?
The Spaceship "UTOPIA'S PERFECTION" in Bay 1 on level 1 in the Space Harbour will take you to this magnificent and wondrous city.
Isn't it fantastic how some things persist? The game of golf is said to have been invented by a bored Neanderthal man, who started hitting a round stone with a stick. And here you are, in the year of 3012, and there STILL is a golf course around! Of course all the caddies - and even some of the players - are androids from the Android Factory. And of course Man, who is always resourceful and inventive, has created a few ingenious means of assistance. But basically the game is the same, only so much better. Didn't you always want a built-in corrector for your unfortunate hook? Well, here you can buy some useful things at the pro shop...
The space shuttle "Nine Iron" in Bay 2 on level 1 in the Space Harbour will take you to the part of the "Pleasure Planet" where you can get yourself a good old-fashioned game of golf.
They say androids are almost in every way impossible to separate from humans. They look, talk and act like humans. They even have the same interests in games, music and other pastimes. Of course, the android music taste tends to be a bit nostalgic, going back to the late nineties, when the first androids were created at the newly started Android Factory. So here the NOFX Punk Band of 1998 has been recreated in the year of 3012. The members of the band are all androids and so is most of the audience. Regretful to say, the android teenagers are not a bit better than some human adolescents. They act in a really immature way, shooting drugs, picking fights and generally being a nuisance. So this concert could be a deadly experience...
The spaceshuttle "The Wild Rush" in Bay 3 on level 1 of the Space Port will take you to the "Pleasure Planet" and the Android Punk Concert.
Join the Star Wars between the Empire and the Rebels! Search for the wise Master Yoda on the swamp planet Dagobah, to get the knowledge of how to become a Jedi Knight. Visit the cute Ewoks on the planet of Endor, or travel to the desert planet Tatooine, where Boba Fett awaits you, trapped in the cave guarded by the monstrous tentacles of sarlacc. Or try to rescue Princess Leia from her cruel fate, imprisoned by the monstrous Jabba the Hutt, who forces her to dance before him with the other unfortunate slaves. And - if you are strong enough and dedicated enough - you may venture to the Death Star, where Darth Vader, the leader of the evil Jedi Knights, awaits you and young Luke Skywalker, who is the leader of the bright forces in this future World. And May the Force be with you! - You are going to need it!
Your journey starts at Bay 4 on level 2 in the Space Harbour, and from there you will have to choose different spaceships dependant on your destination.
The planets in Star Wars have different sizes and different levels:
After the apocalypse in 2509 Arconia was inhabitable for many years. The only way to survive was in hermetically closed cities under glass domes, where the atmosphere could be cleansed from radioactive particles and poisonous gas in special filters. Necromunda is one of those artificial towns, on the verge of extinction. It's a closed and confined world, and a hard and merciless world too, where the struggle for survival is what fills most of the time for its inhabitants. Still - there are some compensations. The shops of Necromunda have some of the best weapons in Universe, and there is also the universally famous Library of Necromunda. In it you can find books that give the background to Necromunda's foundation, and the dark threat that is still hanging over it - the Demonic Hordes, the Chaos Lords... But beware of the back streets in the northern parts of town or you might get caught in the never-ending youth gang battles.
The space-shuttle "Chaos Lords" in Bay 5 on level 2 of the Space Port will take you to this domed - and doomed - city.
Drifting helplessly in outer space is this giant wreck of a spaceship, once the pride of the Cartesian space fleet, offering immense luxury to its passengers - now just a dead shell. Most of the levels are decompressed, and almost all life is extinct, except for the giant rats and roaches and other mutant creatures, that now present a threat to unsuspecting visitors. Some of the maintenance robots and androids are still working though - so watch out if you enter the Command Central. And some of the robots may be malfunctioning too - after all, what can you expect from a mere machine, after centuries and centuries without any care and maintenance?
The Space shuttle Explorer in Bay 7 on level 2 of the Space Port might take you to this ship, that is if you pay the captain enough for his trouble.
The "Pleasure Planet" is a small asteroid covered with a transparent dome to maintain a breathable atmosphere.
This is the place where all space crews go to seek recreation and entertainment between the space voyages. And since most spacemen for some reason like to wallow in Nostalgia, large areas of this asteroid have been recreated to resemble Old Earth in time periods long gone. So if you enter the Video Game Arcade on Nostalgia Street, you can indulge in a game that will send you back to the Mafia period of the 1930s, when the Mob were ruling the city and there was a speakeasy in almost every corner.
USA during the Prohibition was a place of crime abundant, so expect to find some major trouble here. This is also the home territory of the Sicilian Clan, who tend to regard this city as their private territory. Only lately some competition has arrived - Don Meatballa, a rivalling Mafia Don with ambitions. All is set for a small Gangster war, in best Mafia traditions.
The spaceshuttle "The Wild Rush" in Bay 3 on level 1 of the Space Port will take you to the Pleasure Planet and Little Italy.
"Have spacesuit, will travel"... This is the zone for all of you who think that regular space voyages are for sissies. This is the REAL thing, the endless Outer Space, with all its grandeur, majesty, perils and adventure. Of course you may have to steal a spacesuit in the Service Bay of the Space Port to get there, but since when did little details like that stop any resourceful adventurer? And once out there - the possibilities are almost endless. And so are the dangers. If you manage to stay clear of the dreaded BLACK HOLES there are several planets and asteroids waiting to be explored. And even if the spaceship that's drifting deserted in outer space seems quite a bit damaged, the driving devices are still intact and so is the central computer...
The ROGER YOUNG TRANSPORT 23 will take you there from the Central Space Harbor, for a modest fee.
You have no doubt heard about Jurassic Park, that grand and exciting experiment in gene manipulation, which presented the Star attraction on the Pleasure Planet; a large and exciting Dinosaur Park open to visitors and one of the most popular Holiday destinations. Protected by super-reinforced steel cars the visitors could travel safely through the park, regarding the majestic Brontosaurus bathing in the sea, or the frightening Tyrannosaurus Rex on its hunt for prey. It was a thrilling experience, although totally without danger for the visitors, due to the extensive safety precautions.
And yet something went wrong. You have no doubt heard all about that too, since the media were filled with it for weeks after the disaster.
Jurassic Park is still there. The Dinosaurs are still there. But no visitors go there any more, unless they are very foolish - or foolhardy...
The spaceshuttle "The Wild Rush" in Bay 3 on level 1 of the Space Port will take you there, in case you are one of those...
This small world, built on an asteroid without any natural atmosphere, has been created for two reasons only. The official reason is to offer all visitors and tourists a really good time, regardless of their tastes and preferences and origin. There are actually several domes with several atmospheres, to accommodate creatures from worlds with very different conditions. The Pleasure Planet has something for everybody.
But the more important - and secret - reason is for the owners to make as big a profit as possible. So everything on the Pleasure Planet is appallingly expensive. The Authorities claim that this is necessary, due to the high price of transporting supplies with hyperdrive spaceships, and the high maintenance cost of the airtight domes that are necessary to keep a breathable atmosphere. They may have a point there, but nevertheless they still make a good buck for themselves. The tourists all seem pretty much happy however.
Only... Lately there has been some rumors. There is... something... in the sewers of the asteroid, something that shouldn't really be there. Some mutant perhaps. Anyway, if you go there, better stay out of the sewers and stick to the Pleasure Quarters. Come to think about it, maybe better stay out of the east parts of Pleasure City too...
Pleasure Planet is also the entrance to several other zones:
- Little Italy
- The Android Punk Concert
- Jurassic Park
- The Future Golf Course
The spaceshuttle "The Wild Rush" in Bay 3 on level 1 of the Space Port will take you to this Asteroid. Have a fun time!
New Goznemia should be perfect for players between level 30 and 40 and can probably be played from level 25 up, if you have decent equipment. It has a great storyline, and I am sure you'll all want to help those unfortunate young humans held enslaved by an alien and cruel race. Especially since these aliens really look repulsive - three eyes, three legs and three tentacles. YUK!
You can find the space shuttle taking you to it in Docking Bay 8, fourth level of The Space Harbour. Oh - and by the way, maybe it would be a good idea to be a bit careful about watching TV so much in the future, eh? Considering this was the way those Aliens enslaved the human youths of that city in the first place...
Ever been to Australia? This zone will take you there - not to present day Australia, but to what it may look like in a not-so-far future... This is the funniest zone I have seen for a long time, and the Builder, Cali, won the Builder of the Month award for it. But I have to warn you, this is a hard one. And I don't mean hard just in the sense of tough mobs, it's tricky too. You won't be able to get through this zone with brawn alone, you've got to - *gasp* - use your brain too! Sure you can have some fun, kill a few tourists and punks, maybe even fall into the odd DT, but to get to the REAL cool, kinky stuff that I know y'all yearn for, you will have to solve quite a few puzzles. Yeah, it sucks doesn't it? And I guess you all know just how devious and evil Cali can be...
So take the jet from level 4 in the Spaceport, have fun and be sure not to miss the Mardi Grass Parade... *snicker*
After the third apocalypse the planet lies barren and almost deserted. The human race that once ruled the Earth is extinct, and only a few hardy animal species have survived. Some of them are good and helpful, and have built a safe refuge in the Redwall Abby in the middle of the large Mossflower Wood.
But their sanctuary is threatened by the Vermin, evil and vicious animals - wolves, weasels, ferrets, and rats - who take a pleasure in killing the good and innocent. Which side will you take in this struggle? The reward you can get may be dependant on your choice.
You can reach this world if you take the space shuttle from level 4 in the Space Port - but expect something bad to happen on the way...
Australia is not just large cities, like Sydney and Melbourne. It's also the Outback, the home of the Aborigines, the trackless wilderness, where you can travel for days without encountering more than a few Kangaroos. It's a land of contrasts, vast eucalyptus forests, rocky mountains, seemingly endless swamps, but also grassland where sheep and cattle graze. It's a land of perils, with several kinds of poisonous snakes, aggressive crocodiles - and even the cute Koalas are not as innocent as they look.
It's also a land of legends, mostly unchanged since the Stone Age, legends like the one about the Rainbow Snake, carried from generation to generation by the aborigines and the paintings in caves and on perpendicular cliff faces. It's a land for tough and hardened men, like Crocodile Dundee.
Are you tough enough to venture out there? The only way to reach it is over Downunder, and you need to find the entrance yourself.
This grid is enormous. Like Space itself it has no end. You must travel for years and years in your spaceship to reach the far out Galaxies where riches and adventures await you. Virgin planets and asteroids, ripe to explore and exploit. Intergalactic Trading Centers, where you can trade your goods. Black holes, blazing Suns, comets, meteors and meteorites are some of the hazards on the galactic odyssey.
Fly your own spaceship, engage in fights with other pilots. Maybe you can blast their ship out of existence with your missile launchers and steal their cargo! Maybe the same thing will happen to you. So what? That's life in Outer Space.
This grid is the entrance to every planet in the Future Dimension. You can get a lot more information from the computers in the spaceships, or the Briefing Room, east of where you enter the Central Spaceport.
This part of Outer Space holds the planets Endor, Dagobah, Tattooine and Hoth, known to space travel since ages. Around it the Death Star patrols, always on the lookout for the Rebel scum. Now this sector of Space can not only be reach by public transport.
You can go there in your own spaceship, engage in real space fights. Or a shuttle in Bay 4 on level 2 in the Space Harbour, will take you to the Corellian Centerpoint, and from there you will have to choose different spaceships dependent on your destination. You can get a lot more information from the computers in the spaceships, or the Briefing Room, east of where you enter the Central Spaceport.
Wrapped around the planet Earth, its atmosphere provides access to four space harbours and is fully accessible for spaceships of all kinds. We Terrans tend to regard us as the center of the Universe - how presumptuous we are! But in this case there is some truth to the belief. Old Earth is really as close to the center of the Space Grid that you can get and from there all the space jorneys start. Currently there are 3 landing points on Earth, apart from the Centerpoint Space Harbour: Downunder, Terramort and Goznemia.
You can get a lot more information from the computers in the spaceships, or the Briefing Room, east of where you enter the Central Spaceport.
Five planets and an Asteroid circle the Alpha Centauri Star. The planets all have different nature and different perils. But they also have their own natural assets, that can be exploited and sold at the Intergalacic Trading Centers.
Currently there is no public space shuttle to this part of the galaxy. You will have to go by your own spaceship.
You can get a lot more information from the computers in the spaceships, or the Briefing Room, east of where you enter the Central Spaceport.
The Alpha centauri planets have different size and different levels:
(10-50) Planet Poon - 400 rooms
(10-40) Planet Lovenbroy - 35 rooms
(30-50) Planet Slunch - 30 rooms
(30-50) Planet Yalc - 40 rooms
(20-50) Planet Yudore - 20 rooms
(10-40) Asteroid 95739-A - 30 rooms
(10-50) Space utilities - 45 rooms
The planets in the Alpha Centauri system have very different condition.
POON, almost entirely covered by sea, is the largest and comprises a zone of its own.
LOVENBROY is a bucolic planet, mostly known for the famous Bacchus Wine. They say that anyone who ever tasted it, never drinks anything else. The planet has some mineral deposits, but the stubborn natives refuse to exploit them, preferring agriculture to mining. As a consequence Lovenbroy is a most attractive planet, with clean air and happy people.
SLUNCH is about the most dismal place you could imagine, The cinder storms, the daily mud eruptions, the mudcrabs that eat almost anything solid - the entire planet is grime, mud and slush. It has only one natural asset, the berp-nuts, but the natives are too lazy to grow them in any amounts.
YALC is known for two things, the Voom Festival and the fantastic glassware produced there. Since the planet's deposits of the silicon sand needed for the production are long since extinct, very small amounts of this glass is exported. All broken glass is recycled or used as decoration on the Temples.
YUDORE is a forest covered planet, not yet explored, and very little is known about its nature or whether there are any intelligent life forms. In spite of this, two different planets have claimed possession of the planet and an armed conflict is brewing.
ASTEROID 95739-A is almost completely covered in a deposit of the very valuable material known as collapsed crystal. But don't get your hopes up too high about exploiting it. Two different firms have already staked their claim and a litigation suit is in process.
The Planet Poon
The Planet Poon is the center of the Alpha Centauri Sector, and by far the largest of the planets. 90 percent of the surface is covered with ocean, and the planet can best be described as underdeveloped. Still it is the centerpoint of the sector and the main focus of interest for all other planets in that part of the Galaxy. It is also the center of cosmic diplomacy and machiavellian intrigue. Why?
The explanation is easy: GOLD! There is only one snag; the stubborn locals refuse to exploit it, or to allow foreign interests to do so. They prefer fishing and weaving baskets! Can you believe it?
The Planet Poon has three parts:
(30-40) Platform and Ocean - 100 rooms
(40-50) Underwater - 200 rooms
(20-50) The Poon Towers - 100 rooms Back to top
Mass killings. Destruction. Anarchy. If that's your idea of fun, you'll have to go somewhere else, cause you won't find it here. What you will find among the trees and plants in this beautiful dome are showcases for things of a different nature from across the known, and some questionable, Dimensions. There are shops filled with fabulous finds, restaurants and bars stocked with tempting treats. There is gambling galore, a Lightcycle Racing Grid, you can even take a shot at the Intergalactic Heavyweight Champion, Jaal'ker. If you can't see or do it all in one day, stay overnight at the Shangri-La Hotel where you are sure to find our exclusive holosuites to your liking. Not as accessible, but throughout the park, you may find portals to other worlds. Some of these are dangerous, others just strange. To make exploring these worlds and the main dome a bit easier, the management at Quixotica Inc. has made every effort to remove all Death Traps from the areas, so in that respect you may explore safely.
Quixotica, a place for the bizarre and unusual, can be found on Pleasure Planet, the entrance is from Fat Walk, in the west part of Pleasure City.
On a slowly dying planet, many journey to Cosmo Canyon to seek refuge and gain knowledge of Planet Life. Through ravines of red and gold dry earth many come by vehicle, airship or chocobo to seek the wisdom of the Elders or just be in a relaxing atmosphere. The people of Cosmo Canyon know the importance of Lifestream, the blood of the planet that feeds all living things and are starting to feel a weight of hopelessness as it diminishes. On the canyon cliffs homes and buildings are built, and at the highest summit of the canyon is the Bugen Research Center - famous for its earth studying equipment and observatories.
You can reach Cosmo Canyon in the Sirius system (x;22, y;02), or catch a ride with Cid at the Future Space Harbor, (Docking Bay 12, level 0).
Get pulled into a computer world where binary rules. Make your way through this game grid to eventually reach the MCP who has been taking programs captive as part of his actuarial program. There are a few users on the grid trying to get to him too. Maybe you can beat them there, or even kill them so the MCP can continue to take over the computer world.
This low level zone is purely hack n' slash. You can get there by going to the Experience Room, 1 south of the entrance to the Future Spaceport and and entering the laser laboratory to the east there. Or use the shortcut in the east end of Venture Way.
The Jurassic Ocean is in the same dome as Jurassic Park of course. The same geneticists who created the land animals thought it would be interesting to create water animals too. What they were thinking, nobody will ever know since they were the first to die when the dinosaurs took over. The ocean is a dangerous place. So if you are foolish enough to go there, the Ambassador of Pleasure Planet has declared they are not responsible for anything that may happen to you.
The spaceshuttle "The Wild Rush" in Bay 3 on level 1 of the Space Port will take you there, in case you are one of those foolhardy people... You'll find the entrance to Jurassic Park from Fun Walk in the southwest part of Pleasure City.
Imagine a planet inhabited solely by reptiles. Slithery, cold, slimy, scaly or warty creatures like snakes, lizards, salamanders, crocodiles, Dragnars, toads and frogs. Well... on second thought there are some other creatures on the planet too, but the reptiles are the dominating species. The rest of the fauna is more or less reptile food. Of course even among the reptiles there are struggles for power too. The amphibians have been driven deep down into the depth of the mountains, where they plot their return and their revenge on the mysterious Reptile King, who few seem to have encountered. Does he even exist? The enterprising Traveller could make a few bucks collecting reptile skins and trading them in the shady character Eatzabug's shop.
The Orbiter has a crew of Scientists, from several different planet systems. Since their goal is to study, not to conquer, this ship is a friendly place, which welcomes all visitors, even the most inexperienced ones. Due to the vastly different nature and life conditions of its multiplanetary crew, the different decks of the Orbiter offer interesting sites for the visitors. The crew will also try to entertain the guests in various ways, since that gives them an extra chance to study their reactions.
The Orbiter, that circles Planet Earth, can be accessed directly from the Future Space Port, through the Transporter Room, directly south of the Entrance room to the Port.
This planet, situated in the twisted part of space known as the Queltorian Sector, is an extremely dangerous place. The dying sun hardly provides any light or warmth, and yet some extremely hardy species have adapted to the extreme conditions. Always forced to fight for their existence in the toughest of environments, only the toughest of these monsters have managed to survive, and they are DEADLY.
This planet can not be recommended for ordinary Time Tourists. Don't go there unless you are very strong and not afraid to die. The 4D Travel Agency will take absolutely responsibility if you disobey this warning.
Long ago, a rich civilization inhabited the planet Whotvar, but Mother Nature and a certain demon unfortunately had other plans. Now, all that is left are a few natives and some relics of the distant past. Danger, and perhaps rewards, awaits those strong enough to adventure on this lost world.
Getting away with it all... err.. Getting away FROM it all should be the name given to the two planet/asteroids that circle the same star as Whotvar. A soap opera plot as complex as most seen on 4D TV, with everyone trying to find something to make their dreams come true. Can even a head shrinker help the people who live there? Who knows? But most certainly some brave adventurer can help them find the things that they are looking for.
This large Shopping Mall, situated on the level 0 of the Main Spaceport on Planet Earth, has almost anything that a Roleplayer could wish for. Here you'll not only find a Baby Center, complete with Childrens' Doctor, Baby Shop, and a top security Daycare, but also a Wedding Shop and a Luxury Hotel for the Honeymoon. Naturally you'll find lots of other shopping options too. Or you can visit the beauty Salon to get coloured streaks in your hair, have a manicure and painted nails, or maybe a piercing or a tattoo. This is really a Shopper's Paradise.
Lately a holographic version of Madame Tussaud's famous Wax Cabinet has been added to it too, featuring many of the 19th century's most notorious personalities. But if you visit that, beware of the Timetraps, or you might end up in Victorian London yourself.
Somewhere in Quixotica, in a field of grass, is a ring of mushrooms. Entering it will throw you into a Time and Matter Trap, which doesn't work like the ordinary TimeTraps. It won't transfer you in time or place, but it will shrink you to the size of a mouse, giving a totally different perspective on the world. Naturally entering it will need some courage, since at that size you will be just a morsel for creatures that normally would be nothing but small prey to you. This is not a zone for low levels, and some of the Quests in it are not easy to find. But for those who like to get a feeling of what it might be like to be Alice in Wonderlan a pixie or maybe a bug, it will provide some new aspects of life at the grass roots.