Author Topic: Make reflector blocks immune to laser turrets  (Read 110 times)

Wanderlust

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on: November 10, 2018, 07:49:43 PM
It's a simple change, and makes sense. The way stone is immune to lightning, and armor is resistant to railguns. I think it would add to the game, even if it isn't a significant change.



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on: November 12, 2018, 12:49:12 AM
Yeah, it does make sense and doesn't require much work. It's especially justified because Reflector blocks are otherwise completely worthless and nobody uses them for anything, ever.
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on: November 12, 2018, 09:32:37 AM
mh, you're correct. That would make sense.



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on: November 12, 2018, 02:00:14 PM
Hi,

if I'd make fighters (mining and salvaging fighters) out of reflector-blocks, would those be immune to the lasers of the other fighters (also mining and salvaging), too?



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on: November 12, 2018, 09:22:35 PM
Theoretically yes. I didn't check if stone fighters are immune to electricity, but I'd make some to destroy Mobile Energy Labs !
It'd be more economical than Histoire-class Variant Heavy Destroyers :).
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on: November 12, 2018, 10:13:36 PM
IIRC the blocks the fighters are made of has zero effect on them. It's just a visual design. Fighters has their own separate stats independent of the blocks.
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on: November 13, 2018, 11:57:41 AM
DivineEvil is right, Fighters have their own special balancing that isn't considering the blocks they're made of. So reflector fighters will still be shot down by anti-fighter laser turrets ;)



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on: November 13, 2018, 03:35:15 PM
Ah. I guess player fighters cannot be taken down by player ships ::)


Edit: Cannon fighters are awesome, since they cause severe recoil when they swarm an enemy ship, causing them to outrange it a little longer than other fighters :D.
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