THE GALACTIC ARENA!!!

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Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:13 pm

If you zoom in you can see that missile strikes generate visible blasts that seem to correspond to their damage (starcruiser blasts are bigger than jumpcruiser blasts) but this appears to be a cosmetic effect that doesn't actually represent anything.

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Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:08 am

Do different classes of ships move between orbitals at different rates? Transports seem really slow, explorers seem fast and I just had a battle where Minotaurs (which I don't use as attackers very often) seemed to be flying all over like they were on amphetamines.

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Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:48 am

Short answer, yes. I have no clue what factors determine combat speed, but explorers are undeniably on a caffine high, and somehow big/slow starships can muster enough energy to outfly ultra-fast little jumpships.

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Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:18 pm

If ships really have different delta-v's, I think it should be clearly spelled out in their descriptions.

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Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:21 pm

Ok, so from my my tests of Helions VS Undines I can tell you that both definitely have the same speed. Any perceived speed advantage comes from the Helions shorter range. They have to get within 5 to shoot so they often move to a lower orbit and thus speed up on screen. Starships move faster. From some crude testing and my own observations I would say that all jumships seem to move at the same speed in a given orbit, the same speed as Satellites/battlestations, while starships move at double that.

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Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:47 pm

Wait, starships move double the speed of jumpships parallel to the planet's surface (along their orbital), or double speed perpendicular to the planet's surface (moving between orbitals?)

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Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:17 am

By faster I meant that explorers can descend in orbit faster than any other ship. Helion+eldritch+reliant all attacked from the same orbit at the same time and the helion descended as if gravity didn't apply to the other ship classes. Now I'm curious and I'm going to have to buy some ramjets from Mesophon to play around with.
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Mon May 04, 2015 7:01 pm

For anybody new to the galaxy: The Arena civilization got conquered a now-defunct empire and the former Arena capital is currently serving as one of my foundation planets, but you can still fight any of the fleets in orbit around it.

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