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Changing Tides - Archived pre-subforum thread

(2016-05-14, 03:22 AM)Gaurdian23 Wrote: Well, got another toy for ya. This isn't the secret idea that I have, but it will play a role in it Wink. Go ahead and make any changes you like, however I highly recommend that you don't touch the ACB's! They are integral to it's continued existence!

I like the overall look of the Corsair, along with its very nice missile system, but there's a few issues with it:
It's practically made out of repair bots and tentacles. I'm trying to keep those to a minimum on OWC designs, with an emphasis on shields, smoke and anti-missile systems, so ditch most of the bots. Keep the repair tentacles though.
Made of single blocks. This is the big issue. Going over the design and replacing most of these single blocks with beams will make it put less stress on the computer. It's not going to be an issue on its own, but in a fleet with multiple other ships, having such a high block count for its size will start to cause problems. There's a tool to do this automatically in this thread, since doing it by hand on larger builds will be soul-destroying.
Rudders and turning propellers aren't doing anything. The rudders are blocked by the main propellers, and the turning propellers spend most of their time out of the water. My experiences with hydrofoilships is that jets mounted on the main body work better for turning in a stable manner.
Tracking systems on the top - these don't actually work in the current version of the game. Having more missile warners in their place would give it some redundancy in case the other ones are damaged.

On the other hand:
LAMS system is excellent. No issues there.
Surge protectors - AI factions don't use EMP by and large (except the last one), but this is still a good design choice since the player probably will.
Lots of storage space - By this point, I'm thinking this could be used as a mini-drone factory like the Twin Guard's carriers. It certainly has the resource capacity to fill that role.

All in all: It's better fitted to being a support drone than a combat one, thanks to its abundance of repair tentacles and effective LAMS system. Interested in seeing what the secret idea is.

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RE: Changing Tides - WIP custom campaign - by StahlSentinel - 2016-05-14, 09:51 AM

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