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Do think that in a planetary colony every one would be in mechs. when there not in side the base or do you think that they just be in suits to protect them from the atmosphere.

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  • $\begingroup$ Depends on a colony and planetary environment. $\endgroup$ – Alexander Dec 8 '17 at 17:36
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    $\begingroup$ This relies entirely on the environment of the planet in question. This needs a lot more detail regarding the world its set in, and it could also benefit from being worded in such a way that isnt entirely opinion based (check out the site tour for more details) $\endgroup$ – Psycrow Dec 8 '17 at 17:40
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    $\begingroup$ @Psycrow To write a link you have to write [tour](link/to/tour), but in the comments you can also use magic links such as [tour] and [help] or [edit] $\endgroup$ – Sec SE - clear Monica's name Dec 8 '17 at 17:42
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    $\begingroup$ One thing to consider, mech are very expensive and require maintenance. If the only individuals who go outside are in mechs, that will severely limit how many individuals go outside, and what they will do. There won't be any sight-seeing, that's for sure $\endgroup$ – Cort Ammon - Reinstate Monica Dec 8 '17 at 17:44
  • $\begingroup$ I fixed the link, managed to mistype a { instead of a (, however I wasn't aware of the magic shortcuts so thanks for that! Saves me from googling for the tour in future $\endgroup$ – Psycrow Dec 8 '17 at 17:45
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It really depends on the environment, and resources of the colonies. Do they need mecs to survive outside, or will simple space suit be enough? For example, the if your colonizing mars you probably only need a suit. But you need a high science fiction level mec if you ever wanted to walk on the surface of Venus. If they do need mec to living on the surface, do they have the resources to give everyone mecs or can only a handful of people afford one?

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