Sakarissa Posted January 30, 2008 Report Share Posted January 30, 2008 There have been people on here that have been stating that battles have taken longer than they have calculated them to run. Pete has given mysterious answers. There have been hidden gems in the tech descriptions before so I headed back there again. When I setup my fleet spreadsheet to tell me how much FC is generated by each ship and so on, I was taking the total damage output of the fleet as gospel. I put each ship into the best DepLoc for their weapons and roles. What I failed to take into consideration is the DepLoc of the enemy ships. Another thing I failed to take into consideration is that my gunners cannot be 100% accurate all the time. There has to be a miss chance involved in there somewhere. The tech descriptions mention that "While misses cause no damage, hits are quite explosive" or something to that effect. So, how to calculate the hit/miss ratio of your gunners in your fleet? I'm assuming that the following is a broad look at the black box combat system: Step one: Determine Hit % for all weapons in the fleet. Insert random and horribly complex mathematical equation with hints of quantum mechanics. Step two: Cycle through each weapon and see if it hits or misses . Step three: Figure out total damage output for that fleet. Divide it into globs based on the FC. Assign the globs to enemy vessels and watch the pretty sparklies. Another thing to consider, Pete said that every few pulses the DB refigures everything. Now, let's say I destroyed ships in positions 1 through 18 in the first pulse. Go me! Now, the DB doesn't refigure for another 4 pulses (That means every 5 pulses) [this is also an assumed number with no bearing on reality whatsoever]. During pulses 2 through 5 (before refigure), does the combat system assign globs of damage to the empty positions 1 through 18? If the above THEORIES are true then that might go a long way towards explaining why battles take so long. Please discuss and comment to your hearts content. Sakarissa The Circle Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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