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Offline Vertigo1

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
I can see it now.  

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Offline Setekh

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Offline Admiral LSD

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Originally posted by venom2506:
I think that the main thing about support ship is that they should be autoguided, no pilot onboard...

Didn't the Vasudans have one in FS1?

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Offline Fury

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
FS1 Vasudan support was autopiloted and all supports in FS2 are autopiloted...I think.

 

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Originally posted by Mr. Fury:
FS1 Vasudan support was autopiloted and all supports in FS2 are autopiloted...I think.

Actually in FS2 the support ships are manned, whenever you ask to rearm you get a message (complete with Terran/Vasudan pilot .ani) saying that the support ship is on its way. I can't help but think the progression from unmanned to manned support ships is kind of a step backwards for the Vasudans though...

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Offline Snipes

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
yeah, right...?

Plus the scarab looked so much cooler   I once replaced the herc II with a scarab MOD of mine  
     
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Offline Nico

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
? the new vasudan support ship gots a great design, it's maybe the new vasudan design I prefer.
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Offline Bobboau

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
I made a fighter out of that one as well.

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Offline Nico

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
Yup, I see, nice idea (the ship is a little overkill but oh well   )
I'm doing a new support ship, and basically, the idea is: No weapons, no missile, nothing, just engines and shileds... that makes lots of power unused, no? Result: shields 6 times stronger (for now, coz it may be tonned up because of the general increase of fire power around).
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Offline Setekh

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Originally posted by venom2506:
? the new vasudan support ship gots a great design, it's maybe the new vasudan design I prefer.

I agree. But it is true, why would you go from unmanned to manned? Unmanned = more efficient, no need for life systems, etc...
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Offline Snipes

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Hm... I think I'm going to do a fix of that some day... But first I have to finish the BDP    
     
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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
i have a comment which has plagued me for a while........
if a support ship is carry serveral tons of live ammunition into a battle feild and i "ahem" blow it up   there should be a shockwave from all that amounition going up, with all those warheads, expecially anti capship weapons, that thing should have a decent shock wave of at least....1km, (3 is better   )

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Offline Ypoknons

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
Well, just because there is a face... It doesn't mean that there has to be a pilot. It could be a generic face.

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Offline Nico

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
mmh, a generic face that talks vasudan and must then be translated? Damn, my computer is more efficient then  
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Offline aldo_14

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
Remote control.

 

Offline Stryke 9

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
But if it was unmanned, it would... yeah. It's a game! That's why!

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Offline Vertigo1

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
 
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Originally posted by Ypoknons:
Well, just because there is a face... It doesn't mean that there has to be a pilot. It could be a generic face.

Or a ship AI (kinda like Rommie in Andromeda)

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Offline Kitsune

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
There is a big problem when it comes to giving ships a 'cruiser' or 'freighter' tag.
It makes them valid targets for any of the anti-capital ship beam weapons!

I know this, I edited the ursa to be a 'freighter' and not a 'bomber' where you can easily add and use the aaa beams.

So what do I do, go flying around, go attack a demon, and get shot down by a LRed, or BFRed, one or the other...

And even on -very easy- they are dead shots with those things. x.0



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Offline Taristin

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
The ursa doesn't have to be touched to add AAA beams

Just put player_allowed in the weapon flag and it will work on all bomber turrets...
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Offline Kitsune

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
I think I had done that at one point, but it never fired in game.  Not untill I'd call for a reload, then it'd start firing regular rounds (Kayser if I'm not mistaken, haven't toyed with it in awhile)
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