Prospective Posted March 17, 2005 Report Share Posted March 17, 2005 Hi all, I've got questions about tech research of CIDS defensive systems. At this point, I can choose from two options, the Laser CIDS and the 4cm Gatling CIDS. My question is, what is the difference between the two (other than one fires projectiles and one fires coherent beams)? Both are rated as being fair, both provide protection against fighters/drones/missiles and both is at the starting point of their own tech tree. However, won't there be equivaltent systems down each branch (eg: Adequate, Good, Superior, Impressive, etc...)? Does the game differentiate between a GOOD rated "projectile-type CIDS" and a GOOD rated "coherent beam CIDS"? For instance, it might be possible for a fast enough incoming missile/fighter/drone to dodge projectiles spewed from a Gatling CIDS. However, trying to dodge the speed of light Laser CIDS is unlikely... hence the laser would be a better system in the long run. OR, perhaps the projectiles from the Gatling CIDS pack more of a punch when they hit, so the Gatling CIDS would be a more efficient missile/fighter/drone killer. Comments? Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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