Ships with multiple reactor slots

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Kourtious
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Sat May 23, 2020 8:15 pm

Are there ever going to be ships with multiple reactor slots? Maybe not for the player but I think it would be realistic for Capital Ships or certain oddities. Ex: Dwarg Behemoths use two old 150 MW reactors.

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Sat May 23, 2020 10:54 pm

We need reactors that provide more power than typical limits. If installing more than one reactor is not possible, we need double or triple slot versions of standard reactors to power the default drivePowerUse of large ships with too much mass and thrust.

I encountered this problem updating Playership Drones to 1.9 a few days ago. So far, my planned workaround may be to add triple-Hyperion and other similar reactors that take three slots for ships like Phobos. Obviously, I override the standard maxPowerUse of 1 GW of default humanTech ships.
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Sun May 24, 2020 1:42 am

If we are making capital ship rideable and going to multiple reactor stuff, perhaps the reactor can be treat as regular device. It can auxiliary adds more power when installed, but it can be limited (e.g. small ships only have one reactor slot, while capital ship can have up to 4 reactor slots)
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Sun May 24, 2020 1:53 pm

CSC is the heaviest human ship with six-figure mass and thrust. Its default drive makes the CSC use more than 2 GW to move! (Then it has all of those level 9 SARs to power too!) Needless to say, I am not letting the player repair and recover it in Playership Drones.

Another ship out of whack is the Dwarg Master. It appears as small as a heavy warship or corvette, and most of its stats seem appropriate for a heavy gunship... except mass and thrust. It has such a high mass and thrust that it needs about 100 MW to simply move, while the bigger Behemoth only needs about 20 MW because it has so little thrust. I gave the repairedClass version of the Dwarg Master a 150MW reactor just to power its default drive. (I think the Master is normally a level 5 ship, but needs a level 6 reactor to power its drive.)
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