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#1 Robo Dojo 58

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Posted 07 January 2004 - 09:29 PM

The idea is that as your craft gets damage, Max Speed and fuel goes down. So even an Avenger can get so damaged that it can't keep up with a battleship. Also, weapon pods could be damaged or simply get destroyed from a hit. With missiles or the fusion balls exploding, problems arise pretty fast, even with CASE* ammunition. This can happen with alien craft, as well...

Also, this spawns a new idea: What if a craft gets so damaged that it can't return to base? Like a major fuel tank is damaged, and it'll run out of fuel. You'd either have to pay alot of money to send in an aircraft carrier or reserve a landing strip, then Fed-Ex the pieces back for repairs. Or, you could drop it in the ocean, rescue the pilot/crew cheaply, and have to buy/construct a new craft. If advanced weather coding is added, a few agents could even drown in a storm... :blink: until flying suits, that is. ^_^

*CASE: I've seen the name in Mechwarrior, so it might be called something different. The ammo is laid out in such a way that if it explodes, it does as little damage as possible.
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Posted 08 January 2004 - 04:43 PM

CASE in mw stands for Celluar Ammunition Storage Expansion (or something like that.)

Modern M1 tanks use a similar system so that if ammo explodes, it explodes outwards so it doesn't kill the people inside.
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