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Offline Droid803

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Re: I fell in love with the Diomedes (and have some questions)
This is where I wouldn't actually mind seeing the old model (You know, the GTMf Sparta), 'specially since this is supposed to be before all the TEI stuff, and looking *exactly like them* despite supposedly being ignored for years...

But whatever that old thing is tilemapped. Ungh. I can see why you wouldn't want to use it (that and Aesaar's new model is sexy)


Maybe no painted stripes because it doesn't seem to fit the Capella-era ships. The Terrans didn't seem to be keen on colorful stripes until the newer generation ships.
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Offline QuakeIV

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Re: I fell in love with the Diomedes (and have some questions)
It looks a little odd to me that you have the blue beam dishes still, weren't they metallic back then?

 

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Re: I fell in love with the Diomedes (and have some questions)
You could try pasting the Mjolnir's beam emitter texture (beam2) onto the emitter.
Its the metallic thing with warning stripes that kid of looks like a docking point , and was at some point a staple for tilemapped beamdish textures. Esarai also made a glowy version which would be a cool in-between the supar glow TEI beam dishes and the old dull metallic ones.
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Offline Aesaar

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Re: I fell in love with the Diomedes (and have some questions)
I have a feeling this is going to end with me offering to make a Capella-era version...

 

Offline bfobar

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Dont really see why you'd need to. I was thinking the beam emitters looked too blue for the main guns, but I'm still working through redrawing LOD3, learning GIMP along the way.

 

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I got a little time to work on it this weekend, and make the beam emitters look not like the BP era beams among other things.

 

Offline crizza

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Re: I fell in love with the Diomedes (and have some questions)
Looks pretty well dude, but what about using...older turrets?
Resized Deimos or Hecate turrets for example.

This thing could've been used as a SOC ship though...
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Re: I fell in love with the Diomedes (and have some questions)
Maybe because they're ugly as **** ?
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Re: I fell in love with the Diomedes (and have some questions)
Guess you are refering to my turret line...
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Offline bfobar

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At any rate, I need to move on to trying to put some of my plot and character ideas in to fred now.

 

Offline bfobar

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Question: Why the move to TerPulse and the removal of flak turrets on the new generation capital ships? Rule of cool? Are the TEVs trying to get away from ammo dependency?

 

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Re: I fell in love with the Diomedes (and have some questions)
Flak weapons are pretty awesome, and I suspect that this is not a move which has been greeted with universal adoration on the part of warship designers or commanders. But one major weakness they have is that they are **** against warheads, whereas pulse weapons are excellent. TEI designers likely wanted tighter anti-warhead defense, relying on AAAs and escorts to kill the launch vehicles.

 

Offline Aesaar

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Pulse weapons would be excellent against warheads if they didn't have $FoF in their table.  They're not much better than flak at that.  Still much better at fighter killing than Heavy Flak though.

PDTerPulse doesn't have the FoF problem, but it's never used.  Presumably a WiH2 weapon.  It appears to be a GTVA Khatvanga equivalent, with lower damage, a rate of fire of 5 shots per second, and a range of 1800m.
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Re: I fell in love with the Diomedes (and have some questions)
Morgan Technologies and the Sahr Corporation are still working to lock down the magnetic bottle on the larger pulse weapons. The PDTerPulse is a low-damage but highly accurate variant first deployed en masse for use in minelayers.

 

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Morgan Technologies and the Sahr Corporation are still working to lock down the magnetic bottle on the larger pulse weapons.
But is this something they'll achieve before BP3?

 

Offline bfobar

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In my opinion, it's hard to beat Long Range Flak. 4k meters and a fast rate of fire still knocks down warheads and strips off shields and armor  beyond maxim range, even with the low per shot damage and a $FOF. I figured that the drawback would be needing to resupply with cargo containers full of ammunition after every little engagement. Kinda like autocannons vs ppcs in battletech.

 

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The new model is fine. If you want to make it look even older, then just leave it unpainted, like the Deimos and Aeolus skin, though that is not necessary I think.