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HorseMonster wrote:
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I have a question about radius determination. Since arbitrary core placement can affect size to make ships artificially bigger/smaller in number, will there be any guidelines to stop people from fudging their size?


"Don't do that or we'll violate you with an Aralonian penisbrick ship" is the guideline for that issue. That kind of thing is cheating, and it's obvious cheating too. A ship's "size" should always be representative of its actual physical size.


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Hmm, so to get the 'actual' size of an off-centred-core ship, would it be advised to say, move the core either forwards or backwards or whatever, until you have the smallest possible radius for that ship shape and record it and balance using that size, then reposition the core after. Or are off centred cores a big no no full stop in meta?

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I wouldn't off-center cores.


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Well still on the centre line i mean, just not necessarily smack bang half way between the front and back of the ship.

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You can now purchase additional Arc Range and Turning for weapons.

Also, because nobody complained about the stats of weapons for a while I'm considering weapon balance to be pretty done, unless anyone has any major objections.

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Where are the HP values for the Missile Launchers and Experimental Weapons?


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What is the base of the High Energy Laser?
If it is the standard one, it is very weak!
If it is the mega one, it is a little more equilibrated for is size (I have test few time.)

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Either a mining beam or a beamer are fine for the High Energy Laser.

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Ehh...
In this case, the are weak!When I have use them first with a beamer duration = ship dead!
With the Mega-beam, it is more equilibrated (I think) because, my ship have successfully damaged the other one (before been destroyed ...), with the standard beamer, just 10% of what I have do with the mega...

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This is opening phase tech. The beam itself is a prototype as stated in the section part, if you actually read the information presented to you, and not at all representative of what'll be seen in the mid/late stages of the game. Do take that in mind.


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What do you think of use a system of "ship controller" type?
I think it is not clear, so a explain my idea.

My idea is to chose what is the system who control the ship. All system have advantage and drawback.

Some example:

Organic crew.
Adv: No drawback
Dra: No advantage

Automatised ship
Adv: +5% turning speed for ship, +5% turning speed for turret, -5% deviation for turret.
Dra: -10% of Mass Allowance if direct controlled. -5% of Mass Allowance if distance controlled (A ship control other, if this ship die, other die...)

Organic ship
Adv: Auto-regen, +10% of Mass Allowance
Dra: Armour cost 1.2 point.

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What did you think?

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I'd think that different methods of ship control would be technologies that are researched later on, or available for starting only as Outsiders.

I don't really see humans making both crewed, automated and organic ships to begin with... (or any group using more than two of those at most)


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In b4 gigantic rant about inefficiency of organic ships. :P

In any case, this was considered at one point already, but right now, we should be focusing on the basics, rather than succumbing to feature creep.


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Those are completely reasonable, but I personally think they'd be better off handled as part of the technology tree or on faction templates (whichever is more appropriate) than as part of the ship design rules.

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Plus it woud make for great background political debate. We have the option to develop AI controlled ships instead of sending our troops to die, but do we really trust the tech enough to give up that type of power? We can(eventually) reverse engineer organic ships, but it means using alien tech, perhaps requiring 'modifications' to interface with it. Humanity is nothing is not xenophobic :P Maybe irrelevant for right now but I very much enjoyed reading the roleplaying for the first metagame.


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