Re: [GZG] a peek from FT3 on fighters/ordnance (was: Re: FT:XD changes, part 1)
From: Indy <indy.kochte@g...>
Date: Tue, 4 May 2010 14:23:08 -0400
Subject: Re: [GZG] a peek from FT3 on fighters/ordnance (was: Re: FT:XD changes, part 1)
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http://mail.csua.berkeley.edu:8080/mailman/listinfo/gzg-lOn Tue, May 4,
2010 at 1:54 PM, Eric Foley <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm assuming 1 mass and 3 cost for a PDS as before. The ADS is... 3
> mass, 9 cost? 2 and 6? I actually didn't like these very much in FT2
> partly because they were just so much more expensive than PDAFs for
> much extra benefit, and if PDS is able to do a shorter-ranged area
> mode I don't know if it's really going to be worth it for ADS.
We don't have all the mass/costs worked out in detail. I have been
with PDS as per FB rules, and ADS as per ADFC. We would love Oerjan to
away from everything on his plate and measure in with balancing numbers
these and other systems. :-)
If a fighter attacks another ship within 6 MU, do you shoot at the
> as though it's in the same position as the ship or where it came out
> it attacked?
Same position as the ship. Fighters and ordnance move to base-to-base
contact with their targets.
> Are we then effectively... what, multiplying the effect against plasma
> bolts by 6 here? Three shots at 33% chance of hitting instead of one
> at 16.6% chance? I suppose plasma _was_ probably overpowered against
> The CIDS... hard to say. I could see that going a lot of different
> terms of what could happen out of that. I do think that it probably
> stay 5/10/15%, although I'm thinking 4x or even 5x mass cost just at
> initial eyeball reaction. It also would potentially be a bit of a
> smaller ships would probably rather have it, much larger ships might
> just have the same mass of PDS.
As with everything, there are trade-offs. I haven't tried min-maxing
yet. Just trying to play the systems and see how they feel.
> I'll set up a game or three with my co-workers at the studio and see
> we wind up with.
Would greatly appreciate that!