Shield Technology

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Shield Technology

Post by Mecron » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:23 am

Your place to post questions, observations and comments on Shield techs and their tree in Sword of the Stars II.

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Re: Shield Technology

Post by adecoy95 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:19 am

because of the new damage system, if shields work the same way as they do in sots 1, they could end up being the go-to choice for every battle due to their ability to prevent damage to systems. of course, there were weapons that penetrated shields, but just cause something has a counter doesn't make the original strategy a non issue :wink:

on the other hand, could shields be changed to do something like absorb a certain amount of damage, or have a % chance to reflect a projectile?

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Re: Shield Technology

Post by Setokaiva » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:24 pm

Since we have a shiny new Energy tech coming up, any chance we'll be able to create Planetary Shields to protect our core worlds?
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Re: Shield Technology

Post by Gwenio » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:27 pm

Setokaiva wrote:Since we have a shiny new Energy tech coming up, any chance we'll be able to create Planetary Shields to protect our core worlds?


With total coverage? Not likely. Shields for highly populated areas? Maybe.

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Re: Shield Technology

Post by Setokaiva » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:29 pm

I was thinking of satellite-type shield generators that float around the world and project a shield..... actually, it doesn't have to cover the planet, it could actually be a Deflector shield mounted on a sat that faces out into space! That would work better.
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Re: Shield Technology

Post by DaNuker » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:03 am

I'm still wondering how conventional Shields in SotS1 will scale up in SotS2. Will we see module/section specific shields or will we still get a chance to see a fully shielded DN?

Also, if we get an armor diagram now for ships: Will we be able to see shield strength indicators?

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Re: Shield Technology

Post by Mecron » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:03 pm

yes to shield indicators no to DN shields..cause.. like...the inverse cube law hasn't changed last time I checked :thumbsup:

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Re: Shield Technology

Post by mattosika » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:15 pm

Mecron wrote:yes to shield indicators no to DN shields..cause.. like...the inverse cube law hasn't changed last time I checked :thumbsup:


Are you sure? When was the last time you checked? :thumbsup:

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Re: Shield Technology

Post by Mecron » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:28 pm

this morning...I tried to open my car door with my rare earth magnets from my back porch...didn't work. :thumbsup:

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Re: Shield Technology

Post by adecoy95 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:45 pm

do you mean there are no DN shields because of a realism > gameplay issue? or is there another reason you don't want them?

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Re: Shield Technology

Post by Mecron » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:51 pm

I have a very precise and personal sense of things I find so dumb it makes my brain hurt...one of those is bad SF that makes volume energy effects have no relationship to size.

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Re: Shield Technology

Post by adecoy95 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:59 pm

i suppose i can understand that.

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Re: Shield Technology

Post by evil713 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:47 am

What about a damper field off an Lv, kinda like earths magnetic field, a fleet support thing.

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Re: Shield Technology

Post by SpardaSon21 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:58 am

If the Liir can use their stutter drive technology to project one shield around multiple smaller vessels at once, couldn't they somehow do one CR shield rapidly stuttering around to different positions around a DN?

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Re: Shield Technology

Post by Setokaiva » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:50 am

I don't know.... sounds too simple. I know they can't cover a DN completely because cruisers are 3 times smaller and thus their drives can't produce an adequate 'envelope' to cover them; but what you're suggesting sounds very similar to a Shield Projector. I doubt it would be a practical tech though; the Liir would probably just simply make a DN sized equivalent to cover their big ships as well. Good point, though, because DN's currently have no energy shields aside from point deflector shields and maybe shield projectors in turrets (of which they have plenty,admittedly). :twisted:
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