Preface This is a suggestion for adding a new mob type that has its own dungeon (call it a hive). These mobs would not need to be randomly generated and probably shouldn't be because the idea behind it is that they can show up on any of the planets and infest it and this gives the player a visual clue that they either should leave this planet for now or wipe out the threat. The theme behind it is pretty simple. Think of movies like "Aliens" or "Starship Troopers". You could even make a side quest to eliminate this threat from the galaxy. I've decided to call them the Xerid for the purposes of this suggestion. My goal with this suggestion is to just get the developers thinking. It doesn't need to be exactly like what I am laying down here but I think it would be really cool to have this feeling that there is this malevolent force out there in the galaxy and you never know when you might run into it. I know that there are higher level planets that present dangers but as far as we know it is all randomly generated. That's awesome, it really is and it's one of the things that has me the most excited about this game but I think that knowing that there is at least one static threat out there that could be on any planet you come across is equally cool. Anyway here are the details. Xerid Soldier Drops/Loot I'm not going to suggest item drops at this point. I don't know enough about the crafting system or economy to come up with anything good in this area. I'd prefer that if the devs decide to use this idea that they will decide on item drops for the sake of game balance. Environment/Habitat Any planet. Spawn Rate/ Spawning Conditions They have a 10% chance to spawn within a hive on each planet. Hives should spawn underground and basically be a dungeon for this type of mob. They could alternatively just infest an existing dungeon on a planet as well. Attacks/Damage Soldiers deal melee damage to players. They should be a serious threat to players. Here is some pixel art I threw together from the monsters that Tiy has shown every Friday on Twitter.