Abh mod/Deflector Shield R25A135F

From Cosmoteer Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search


History

The Deflector Shield R25A135F was introduced in version 0.4.0.

Overview

This 3x3 part was created with shield arc of 25 tile-unite radius and an arc of 135 degrees covering the front section. The area covered by the shield is (((135/360)*25)/((90/360)*10))*2π = 3.75 larger than the vanilla shield. Therefore, the energy drain should have been 3.75*100=375. However, due to the projection distance between the shield generator and the actual shield field, the power law would have demanded another increase of (25/10)^3=15.625. In order for being playable the power drain was set to 500. AmmoDrainPerDamage remained the same as the vanilla shield at 0.5. With 12 batteries compared to vanilla's 6 at disposal, the part's space efficiency is (12/9)/(6/4)= 0.8_ is less. However, the shield will last ((2/1)/(500/375)) = 1.5 longer under comparative setup and full scale barrage. Yet, these points mean in a comparative space limited setup the shield would offer little advantage over the vanilla shield.

Usage

Build it like a vanilla shield only inside the ship.

Changes

As of 0.6.2 the shield can be switched to be invisible.

As of 0.6.5 the shield can idle when at full power and consumes half as much. It automatically return to full consumption as soon as power level drops. This simulates charging and persistence.

Building recommendations

See Also



to be sorted