I know ^.^ Part of what you are trying to do is why I came up with the idea of the Lida. Basically, if man takes to the stars there is no measurement that is really any good for us to use and comprehend so in my story universe I had to come up with something to make sense. I also think the 3d maps that we use irl and the Star Trek galaxy map style is lousy and/or hard to understand... to top that off I am off and on planning on a game similar to yours, more like gal-civ but much much larger... All these combined to the need for this new unit and with it came a much better way to map the galaxy...actually any galaxy, but that's not important.
Of course, lots of people who are supposedly interested in science and such seem to disagree that we need new units for things because the current units break down with astronomical scales, but if I were deterred by people who said I was wrong, I'd never get anywhere or be shown to be right so much ^.^
Anyways... your welcome for this galactic mapping method ^.^
I feel that I owe you a credit for coining such a term in video game horizon. Might wanna share your preferred name here, should anyone start an inquiry about this term few decades from now. >.>
I doubt it lol If it ever does, someone will be able to find my real name. I'm working on a book series/game series that uses the term.
The name actually comes from "Light Day" minus "ght" and "y". It's jsut a little easier to say. It's also not exactly a Light Day. I rounded it to make it so people could divide into 24 and come up with another good unit so you can convert from day to hour too.
The explanation in universe is it is the distance a warp field will travel from a bare minimum input to make a field travel at the speed of light before it destabilizes.
In this other universe I created a new calender to use, and the units of a brut and "EPS/EHS.
A brut is for astronomical mass scales.
1 kg = 10 fb or if you don't get that it is... 1 brut = 1x10^19 kg
It's pretty much set so that each 3 magnitude changes the type of body you are dealing with so it becomes easier to deal with.
EPS (Extended Processing Scale)
EHS (Extended Hertz Scale)
1 EPS = 1x10^27 FLOPS
1 EHS = 1x10^27 Hz
These are going to exist in some form simply because our computing ability is going to get that high pretty soon and once it becomes common parlance we're going to want an easier word to talk about it, because none of us wants to say "My computer runs at 100000000 yottaflops" or whatever.
Yotta if you didn't know is the highest metric rule. It is 24 levels of magnitude above the base unit off the top of my head, and the maximum computing power of a laptop is 8 magnitudes higher. Same with mass. Planets are of higher magnitude than we have words for currently as well, but we don't use them in every day speech so they haven't arisen, but when we get to the point where it's a common thing we're going to create new words. I'm just looking ahead.
It uses the idea of a clock, always counting forward (as much as possible, only the year counts negatively), a set number of days exactly per cycle, and the idea of the julian calendar, just made a ton better imo. but alas no one really cares lol. The start date is arbitrary save for it starts on a year after a leap year so the 4 year cycle is maintained as much as possible.
Edited by Durakken, 19 March 2014 - 04:28 PM.