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Re: Vector Rules

From: Rick Rutherford <rickr@s...>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 12:53:21 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Vector Rules

On Tue, 7 Oct 1997, Imre A. Szabo wrote:
Status: RO

> Rotating should cost ZERO thrust.  The little guys will still be able
> out manuever the big guys because they have more (often much more)
> thrust.

I disagree -- it would take too much effort to rotate a battleship at
same speed as a corvette. The key question is "how far can you rotate
ship in a single game turn?" I can't see how a 60-ton capital ship could
possibly maneuver/rotate at with the same degree of "agility" as a 6-ton
escort ship. Of course, given enough time, a single retro-rocket can
a battleship like a top, but it would take forever to get up to speed.

Rick Rutherford ----- ----- The above opinions are mine.
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