From Rise: The Vieneo Province
PODS is an ackronym for Portable On Demand Storage and represents not only the company founded in 1998 on Earth but more importantly is synonymous with the branded containers exclusively used throughout the Rise universe.
The PODS Brand Container
There are 394 PODS containers in use throughout the Yonmaran System as of December 1, 2232.
They are manufactured by PODS with a steel frame construction and marine-grade wood interior. An engineer certified that the sturdy, weather resistant container can withstand a wind velocity of up to 177 kph while partially full.
|Interior Nominal (not taking interior beams into consideration)|
|Interior Clear (taking interior beams into consideration)|
|Width||6 ft 8 in|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Empty Weight||0.90718474 MT|
|Unit Load (PSF)||35.5 kg|
The floor of the container is a tenth of a meter off the ground. It is equipped with a roll-up door at one end. The roof/ceiling is made from a translucent plastic to allow natural light to enter the container from above.
How to Use them in RISE
What kind of PODS are there?
There are five (5) primary types of PODS:
- Passenger - It can hold 20 passengers and provide them safety and comfort for travel (statistical weight of 102.5 kg per passenger with carry-on baggage)
- Auxiliary Fuel - It can hold roughly 17,000 kg of refined Iagreous fuel (burns about 1 kg per day for containment, warning beacon, etc)
- Construction - It can hold and deploy colony construction projects
- Munitions - Can hold ordinance of up to 8 Longarm missiles
Where can I buy PODS?
|If you wonder now how do obtain a PODS when you only have a ground vehicle, my advice is snatch one of the PODS that lies around Deois. It is polite to ask the owner or inform him the next time you see him/her online. The least you can do is to return it to the place you took it from!
You can also keep your eye out for PODS that are flagged for repossession, open for salvage title, or available for auction at VBay.
How can I find PODS?
What kind of information do you get when you scan a PODS
Typically you will see
- IVR 00
- Type (Passenger, Cargo, Fuel, Construction)
- Registered to (Owner)
- Menu options Shift F to transfer fuel it it Shift C to transfer cash
What kind of vehicles can load PODS and how many in each?
- T-120 Steerhead - 1 Bay
- T-19 Stratomaster - 1 Bay
- A-4 Wanderer - 1 Bay
- W-6 Manx - 3 Bays
- E-10 Saint - 6 Bays
- E-11 Saint - 6 Bays
How do I load a PODS?
Press the "TAB" key to change the selected contact to a PODS in the contacts list. Scan it by hitting "Shift+S" and it will pull up your scanner on the MFD. Maneuver within 250 meters of the PODS. When there hit Shift+L to load it into/onto your vehicle. Note: it will load the PODS in to the first available cargo bay!
How do I fill/empty a PODS?
- Store menus will handle buying/selling commodities to/from cargo PODS
- Passenger menus (curbside, terminal, dock) will handle enplane/deplane passengers to/from passenger PODS
- Refined Fuel can be transferred between an Auxiliary Fuel PODS and a vehicle
- Longarm ordinance can be transferred between a Munitions PODS and a Longarm Launcher
- The Cargo bay doors (unless on a flat bed like T-120) must be opened first
- Select PODS in Cargo Manifest for unload, contact list to load.
- Shift L to load shift U to unload
- Keep in mind positive and negative values
How do I unload PODS?
Select it in your Cargo Manifest and hit Shift+U to unload it. The PODS will appear near your position.
|0000866||Deois||feature||closed (reskin)||2021-01-02||PODS dealership in the city|
|0001107||Vehicles||feature||resolved (reskin)||2020-10-12||PODS usage count is based on how many times it has been loaded in a bay!|
|0001410||Vehicles||minor||closed (reskin)||2020-05-12||PODS remaster project - Aux Fuel|
|0000954||Vehicles||minor||closed (reskin)||2020-01-04||PODS remaster project - Construction|
|0001413||Vehicles||minor||closed (reskin)||2020-01-04||PODS remaster project - Passenger|
|0001411||Vehicles||minor||closed (reskin)||2019-09-15||PODS remaster project - Cargo (Aft Load)|
|0000041||Vehicles||trivial||closed (lambert)||2019-09-15||We have inherent support for serial plates on PODS|