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Offline Woolie Wool

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Re: Something that's nearing completion
Hm. I think it IS freespacy, somekind of Zeus clone (Which gets my reward as 'the fighter-bomber almost never seen in the campaign and never used by players).

That's because a Zeus can be destroyed with a dirty look. It makes more sense as a stealth bomber (like the Loki) just because it's so ridiculously fragile.
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Offline Col. Fishguts

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Re: Something that's nearing completion
I'm quite happy with the single off-center gun bank. It may be personal preference, but I prefer to use the strongest gun and conserve weapon energy by carefully aiming.

Also, keep in mind that it is rather small, so the actual offset of the guns is way smaller than on the Ursa. During gameplay testing, I haven't had to really compensate for the offset, except when chasing very small fighters like Manticores. But then again, the Rhea isn't intended for dogfighting anyway.

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Offline Bob-san

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Re: Something that's nearing completion
I'm quite happy with the single off-center gun bank. It may be personal preference, but I prefer to use the strongest gun and conserve weapon energy by carefully aiming.

Also, keep in mind that it is rather small, so the actual offset of the guns is way smaller than on the Ursa. During gameplay testing, I haven't had to really compensate for the offset, except when chasing very small fighters like Manticores. But then again, the Rhea isn't intended for dogfighting anyway.


I was about to ask for a comparison against a small moon, but you beat me to it by an hour. Anyways--I think it looks too small... scape it up and add a bit more green and it'll fit in better.
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Offline jdjtcagle

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Cool! Looks like a pre-FS1 ship :)
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Re: Something that's nearing completion
Great ship. Offset gunbanks are okay, as long as you don't need to use them against fighters (small error in the Tech entry: it's under the port wing, not under the starboard one). Perhaps you should put some well-placed dogfighting guns next to the cockpit, since your Tech entry also says that it is intended for use without escort fighters. No matter how fast it is, I wouldn't want to be in a bomber with Maxims or SDGs only and without protection :nervous:.
The size is good as well, I imagine it as being the Terran version of the Nahema. Is it about that big?

 
Re: Something that's nearing completion
If there's one plase I don't mind offset gun banks, it's on a bomber.  For a light bomber that can be expected to do some dogfighting, I can understand complaining, but if your job is to go in and bring down a Demon, who cares how accurate your gun is?  The target is so freakin huge anyway, it shouldn't matter much.
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Re: Something that's nearing completion
Bah. Offset GBs bring manly aiming skill back into this puppies (Aight, TrashMan?).
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Offline Mad Bomber

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I don't get why no one seems to be able to compensate for off-center guns. It's really not that hard once you get used to it.  :wtf:

I'm looking forward to the release of this. :D
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Offline Bob-san

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Re: Something that's nearing completion
I liked using the Ursa because the offset banks made fighting interesting again. That, and a top-mounted Kayser. Anyways--why not put a single-shot bank up there for the dogfighters?
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Re: Something that's nearing completion
What's everyones problem with an offset gun? :confused:
Just aim slightly off. I mean the there are three guns right next to each other so you don't have to be that accurate (you have a big "tube" of fire) and I personally think it makes it more interesting. Powerful guns that are challenging to aim? Don't water it down with some bland little nose guns! Keep it's character! If you want to blow fighters inside out with ease then practice a little with the gun!
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Offline Col. Fishguts

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Re: Something that's nearing completion
Ingame screenshots:





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Offline Retsof

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Looks awesome!  Did you mean to use the retail engine effects?  Nice work on the cockpit too.
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Offline Hellstryker

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Bleh, it deserves the name Rhea... forget my ****ty fighter

 

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Re: Something that's nearing completion
I prefer simmetrical craft but I like this one :yes:

 

Offline Col. Fishguts

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Re: Something that's nearing completion ... is released
Slight :bump:

It's ready for release: Download here

Put the VP in your FS2 folder and you should be ready to go. Included is a small test mission (accessible in the mission simulator) so you can take it for a spin against a Shivan convoy.

More ingame action

Squadron going in


Launching torps


Kill kill kill


BOOM


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Re: Something that's nearing completion ... is released
do you have like a light bomb to use with it? a midway between a trebuchet and a cyclops?

Great work though.  :yes2:;):yes:
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Offline Snail

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Re: Something that's nearing completion ... is released
Wow nice work. I like.

 
Re: Something that's nearing completion ... is released
do you have like a light bomb to use with it? a midway between a trebuchet and a cyclops?

Great work though.  :yes2:;):yes:


Cyclops IS a light torpedo, dude.
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Offline Snail

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Re: Something that's nearing completion ... is released
Try Cyclops#short or Rebel Bomb. Or even Unknown Bomb.

 
Re: Something that's nearing completion ... is released
what's the difference between cyclops#short and cyclops?
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