I will attempt to add to crownjewel82's answer.
Indeed, a question can affect a few other areas that are the specialty of other SE sites, and still belong here. It would then make sense for the OP to clarify his other problems, and leave for here what has remained in the scope of World Building.
I mean, the user would have to search or ask explicitly in the other SE sites the related questions, by following their own on-topic criteria. Then with this information (possibly in the form of related links) to ask the World Building-related question here.
Now, this would really work in a perfect world, but in reality, most users could:
- not be familiar with the SE network and that other sites for the corresponding topics already exist.
- feel uncomfortable "leaving the boundaries of this site", as rbwhitaker points in his comment
- must have the patience and discipline to solve their other issues before asking us here. This includes waiting for an answer in the other SE site(s), then summarizing and forming a suitable question here. So, for one to ask something, s/he would have do this in a few places more. In the end, it could even happen that the information form the other SE sites is irrelevant to the possible solutions.
Instead, I'd propose a slightly different approach. If the question can be answered partially from the other SE sites, and the other SE answer only provides specific parameters, which would not affect the solution proposed here, then we could answer the part that concerns this site and propmt the OP to ask at the other SE site to get his details. I will include a sample question and answer to best describe what I have just said, if deemed as unclear:
I am making a game where the environment is the open space. I have planets, stars and etc. They can interact with each other so that a planet can get into the orbit of a star, an asteroid can become a moon of a planet and so on. What is the minimum possible speed that would allow a moving body
X with mass
m to become entangled in orbit around body
Y. What would be the maximum distance between the bodies for such an interaction to occur, if each one's gravity is known? What effects would the inhabitants of a planet
Y experience when the planet acquires body
X to start orbiting around?
The first 2 questions
What is the minimum possible speed that would allow a moving bodyX
to become entangled in orbit around bodyY
. What would be the maximum distance between the bodies for such an interaction to occur, if each one's gravity is known? seem more suitable for physics.stackexchange.com - make sure you word them according to the specific rules of the site.
Assuming you already have this information, it would be possible for the inhabitants of planet
Y to experience some intensive light effects with the presence of the other body. Maybe they would see it appear like our moon, glowing by reflecting the sunlight. It could cause some energy exchange between itself and the planet - gravity and magnetic energies, that would result in storms, earthquakes, volcano eruption and other disastrous events. The effects may even be deadly for the planet's population, or could drive its inhabitants to either emigrate or evacuate under the planet's surface. The water activity (if there is water) would be affected as our moon affects the oceans ...
Maybe something like this. The example itself may not be the best suitable for here, which I welcome you to address, but I'd rather focus on the approach where you still answer the question, but leave the OP to do his research elsewhere, in order to get the complete picture. Or maybe, one would decide that the other "external" questions are irrelevant to each other.