Re: FT: FB2 Preview - Obi Wan Tuffley
From: "Oerjan Ohlson" <oerjan.ohlson@t...>
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 11:40:03 +0100
Subject: Re: FT: FB2 Preview - Obi Wan Tuffley
Jon T. wrote:
> >Vector Movement Modification Proposal:
> >Main Drive thrust and Thruster Pushes must be executed together; they
> >may not be separated by a Facing Change.
> > This is to avoid events such as: a Thrust 6 ship uses a Main Drive
> > burn in direction 12; rotates to heading 3; and uses its two
> >Thruster points to Push to port; its total movement in direction 12
> > therefore been 8 instead of 6. Next turn it could perform the same
> > steps in reverse order, to end facing direction 12 again.
> Hmmm, an interesting thought, and one that I can see the rationale
> behind... what does anyone else think?
Mikko for one would be overjoyed to see it <g>
It is simple and reasonably realistic. It can be made more realistic,
then it's not simple any more :-/
I'd drop the restriction on using only one rotation, though (IIRC, using
the "common" FT2 scale it'd take a Thrust-2 ship approx. 1 minute to do
180-degree facing change - assuming the hull structure is up to it, of
course, since the shear stresses would be fairly big <g> - and that
leaves quite a lot of time in a 15- or 20-minute turn <g>).
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What you get out of it, depends on what you put into it."