So the problem with hero hideouts is that we are essentially all working toward the same hideout (when finished my hideout will look like everyone's).. However I didn't come to complain without offering a resolution to this issue.
The solution to this is to offer more rooms then there is space for, in this way players will be forced to choose which rooms they want to include at the expense of not including other rooms.
What translates to in game would be a series of rooms that occupy an entire level. Call them Super rooms. Since they are massive they should offer massive benefits. This is a list of some super rooms I would like to see:
Donut factory: A whole level dedicated to making the delectable pastries utilizing grandmas secret recipe.... grandma was a little loony about serving size and her recipe only yields 1-2 donuts a day.
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Donut Vault: A massive monument to hoarding donuts...Grandpa was equally secretive about hoarding grandmas donuts. Utilizing his blueprints you have constructed a vault that cryogenically stores donuts indefinitely and through quantum entanglement/spooky action at a distance your donuts gain 8% interest monthly. (put your donuts here so that you don''t accidentally use them) gringotts vault 713
Artificial Intelligence Surveillance Computer: Don't ask where it comes from and we won't tell you that its alien technology. Every hideout needs a surveillance computer to direct the best use of your hero's most precious commodity ...time. Once per day activate heroic sense for 5-30 minutes. Open the pod bay doors Hal!
Temporal Laser: It takes an entire day to charge the huge capacitors, but when ready the temporal laser can be fired at a room within your hideout advancing its production and/or construction an entire day. 1.21 gigawatts?! Great Scott!
Personal trainer: A valuable asset to every hero, your personal trainer improves the quality of training while decreasing the amount of time needed to train. Effect: gain 20% more skill points from training while reducing training time by 20%. Note you need 1 personal trainer for each skill (Strength, Stamina, Brains, Intuition),...Do. Or do not. There is no try
Simulacrum: Hero's cannot be at two places at the same time....or can they? Laboratory geniuses used both android and cloning technologies to create the simulacrum a nearly exact duplicate of your hero that completes missions at half your normal speed. The only question remaining is which one of you is the evil twin? Jim, I think I liked him with a beard better.