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Offline Droid803

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So I was once again considering of upping its damage value, but then it struck me. What would happen if this missile strikes something that is larger and can actually do its full damage consistently. Targets like capitalships.

A short test later revealed that this weapon was now outperforming almost every dedicated anti capital ship secondary out there! Woops.

There are so many solutions to this:
1) It's an anticapital weapon. "Working as intended"
2) Armor.tbl
3) Some combination of the above

TBH I'm a fan of the first option. Could always go the other way and make it worse against fighters, even.
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Offline Dragon

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Yeah. :) It's flashy, it spams lasers, and is not afraid of anything. :) Not to mention anti-cap spawners were always some variation on MIRV concept, never something like that.

 

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Uh...Spoon? Armor.tbl. Just make the gun do less damage to capital ship armor/increased damage to strikecraft.

*Super-enioch flies away*

Yeah, this is how the Slammer works, but given that Spoon is a master of armor.tbl he probably already considered this option.
That'll be a cool title to have, MASTER OF ARMOR.TBL :flex:
I'm going to end all my emails with this:

Hello,

Blablabla

Kind regards,
Spoon, MASTER OF ARMOR.TBL

Yeah, well, real life weapon designers don't have to worry about balance. If someone were to construct a weapon that's good at taking out fighters and great at punching ship hulls they wouldn't have to worry about it invalidating other weapons that have been previously designed or being generally overpowered and giving 1 side a huge advantage(That's actually the point of designing new weapons).

P.S. I'm not very learned in FSO design, but wouldn't it be possible to make the missile do increased damage within a more narrow cone and have secondary projectiles doing less damage in a wider cone?
Good sir, this is actually a very interesting idea. I'm going to give that a try.
I'll report back on this.
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[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline Dragon

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Uh...Spoon? Armor.tbl. Just make the gun do less damage to capital ship armor/increased damage to strikecraft.

*Super-enioch flies away*

Yeah, this is how the Slammer works, but given that Spoon is a master of armor.tbl he probably already considered this option.
That'll be a cool title to have, MASTER OF ARMOR.TBL :flex:
I'm going to end all my emails with this:

Hello,

Blablabla

Kind regards,
Spoon, MASTER OF ARMOR.TBL
Someone get this man a custom title, quick! :)

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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*asking for negates eligibility.
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Nooooooooooooooo.....
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So I got thinking on what to do. When Emerald splinter walked in the room, proclaiming "I can change! Please let me stay!"
I looked up from my desk and frowned "We've been over this."
"Let me show you!"


After the initial shotgun burst at the primary target, the Emerald splinter now releases 3 smaller clusters that each split out into 5 explosive clusters.


Resulting in a destructive large area of effect.

The missile is now doing both goals it originally had, dealing with formations and doing destructive damage on a single target.
"Fine, you can stay."



:nono:

First rule of custom title.

*asking for negates eligibility.
A dumb 'tradition' upheld by dull humorless admins.
Either way I wasn't asking for anything. Cause titles on HLP are dumb and pointless. Rarely clever and definitely not a 'reward'.

He didn't ask, I did. :) So it's allright, I think.
Last time people asked for a wizard title for valathil, karajorma went full childish mode 'beacuase you guys asked i will gief him dumb title instead hurrdurr'

Either way, not relevant to this thread. So shut up about it  :p
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[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline yuezhi

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The master had spoken.

Spoon, could you make the lasers rainbow colored, nyan? :D
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It's... possible...
But I don't think I'm mentally prepared to commit such an atrocity  :p
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline -Norbert-

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Is there a way to reduce friendly fire damage in that weapon? It's hard enough to survive getting to close of an enemy on the receiving end of the currently released Cyrvan missiles, but this monster missile would probably make a dogfight alongside Cyrvans pure suicide.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Yeah that can be done via ARMOIRE.TBL

 

Offline yuezhi

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It's... possible...
But I don't think I'm mentally prepared to commit such an atrocity  :p
okay, for a start match Luna's eye color. ;)
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Yeah that can be done via ARMOIRE.TBL
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Yeah that can be done via ARMOIRE.TBL

What unholy abomination of furniture is this?
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Todays subject: Feature creep

Why isn't there a new WoD release yet, Spewn? The answer to that question is ever so simple, I'm spending a lot of time not making missions and adding things to my to-do list instead of doing the things already on the to-do list!
Time management, ha-ha, how does it work.

Doing the forum game videos revealed to me some very glaring issues with some ships. Putting a SF champion next to a CSA Ascension made me want to barf, the difference in visual quality was just too darn big. So one day I woke up and randomly decided to get to work on making the Champion look less rubbish:





The things some new paint with uvmapping can do.
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 
ship on the left looks absolutely amazing, ship on the right is probably let down a bit by that tiling — maybe break it up a bit along structural and textural lines?
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Offline Spoon

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ship on the left looks absolutely amazing, ship on the right is probably let down a bit by that tiling — maybe break it up a bit along structural and textural lines?
Thanks!
And yes, the old Champion on the right is definitely a let down, that's why the new Champion on the left is replacing it  :p

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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

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That looks badass. Are there plans to repurpose the original Champion or will it be removed completely?