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Offline mr.WHO

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Re: EA Ground Forces WIPs
The problem with atmospheric missions in Freespace universe is that fighters carry multi-kiloton missiles on regular basis and bombers carry multi-megaton bombs. Something puny as Roceye in Earth-like atmosphere should have a blast radius similat to a meson-bomb in space.

This means you would have to have special atmspheric-set of missiles or moon-like surface missions where atmosphere is not an amplyfying factor.

BTW EA storming GTA capital? It's like every Blue Planet wet dream (at least the UEF fans).

 

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You can just fluff the explosives as shaped charges. The yield is powerful but the blast isn't necessarily massive.

 

Offline Lepanto

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The new-and-somewhat-improved Arx, reimagined as a hover base.

Just basic structural feedback, please; I know the model looks a little kludgey.


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Offline mr.WHO

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I wanted to say how stupid and unreal is an idea of shaped-charge megaton-nuke, but then I realized that beam emitters basically do the same with equivalent of multi-gigaton power.

So I guess it's totally possible in FS universe.


Another interesting question is how does shields react with Earth-grade atmospere.

 

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Yeah, with FS tech you've just got to be willing to roll with a few silly basic assumptions.

 

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You can just fluff the explosives as shaped charges. The yield is powerful but the blast isn't necessarily massive.
Or just blissfully ignore those FS1 tech room numbers, lest we get into a StarDestroyer.net "those turbolasers fire at eleventy billion jiggawatts!" mentality.

 

Offline Vrets

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Or just blissfully ignore those FS1 tech room numbers, lest we get into a StarDestroyer.net "those turbolasers fire at eleventy billion jiggawatts!" mentality.

Yes. This is just another example of story and gameplay getting bogged down by background static.

"Why is there sound in space? How can the missiles be so overpowered? Why do fighters move so slowly"

I don't care! I want to shoot space tanks in an atmosphere of political intrigue and cosmic horror.

 

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To get back on topic before we get into another flamewar over death-of-the-author criticism: Any commentary on the Arx? It's supposed to be a mobile C3I/logistics/carrier base, so it's a bit undergunned for its weight class.
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Re: EA Ground Forces WIPs
To get back on topic before we get into another flamewar over death-of-the-author criticism: Any commentary on the Arx? It's supposed to be a mobile C3I/logistics/carrier base, so it's a bit undergunned for its weight class.
And appears to have no weapons covering the right side (assuming the guns are facing forward).
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This is just a general structural WiP. Turret layout is incomplete. I'll switch to a more all-round gun loadout.
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Finian O'Toole, The Irish Times, 5 May 1994

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Offline wardog300k

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That thing could even be used as a enormous tank in its current state.
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