Bahnsen M-class missileship

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Bahnsen M-class missileship

Post by gunship256 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:16 pm

BAHNSEN M-CLASS MISSILESHIP

Download link:
Bahnsen 0.11 alpha

Though limited in its upgrade potential, the maneuverable Bahnsen missileship has a launcher with a 90 degree swivel arc.

This is a modified version of the Mod Jam ship that was released on March 5, 2016. It replaces the launcher's 50% HP bonus with a 90 degree launcher fire arc, and the omni laser cannon is replaced with a custom spread weapon that blocks beams, clearing a path for missiles to reach their target.

This ship can start in the Eridani, Tau Ceti, and Kibo systems.

This is an alpha release. Any feedback and suggestions are welcomed!


QUESTIONS

* How can I make the ship more balanced?

* How can I make the ship more fun to play?

* Is the ship's custom weapon balanced? Does it work well as a shield against missiles and beams?


Original Mod Jam release of this ship:
http://xelerus.de/index.php?s=mod&id=1512

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Re: Bahnsen M-class missileship

Post by gunship256 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:17 pm

BALANCE CALCULATIONS

Trident Protector cannon:

Like the Trident, but raised interaction from 30 to 80, changed fireRate from 15 to 10 and cut damage from 1d3+1 to 1d3. Then cut damage again to 1d2 because vanilla rapid-fire weapons tend to have shorter range, less damage, or both.

These changes should make the weapon effective at blocking missiles and beams while retaining balance.

Changed value from 1300 to 1500 and changed frequency from uncommon to rare.


Bahnsen M:

The original ship had a 50% launcher HP bonus. The bonus was replaced with a 90 degree launcher fire arc, which should be the same as a 50% bonus if the following function applies (used the same equation as for all omni/swivel weapons based on PM's suggestion):

Enhancement equivalent = 100%* (x/360)^0.5

where x = swivel arc, in degrees

The original ship was balanced based on tradeoffs relative to the Wolfen. It's slower than the Wolfen, its default drive has a relatively high power use of 7 MW, and it has an armor mass limit of 6 tons per segment. In return, the Bahnsen has higher mass (60 tons vs. the Wolfen's 30) and better thrust. It loses two weapon slots and is limited to a total of two weapons, and in return, in receives more cargo space and a bonus for its launcher.

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