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Old 02-10-2006, 03:24 AM   #1
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Can captial ships retreat if engines knocked out?

Sorry if this has already beebn asked, but can a ship retreat still if the engines have been taken out? Logical yof course it should be left behind and thus destroyed. Does anyone know out there?
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:34 AM   #2
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No they can't. You can consider them as lost unless you win the battle.



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Old 02-10-2006, 06:42 AM   #3
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atleast you can cancel retreat
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:01 AM   #4
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Anyone think that you should be able to control the ships left over after a retreat until they are destroyed? A fully operational ISD or Mon Cal that only has its engines destroyed would probably be able to do some damage before it was destroyed, don't you think?
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:06 AM   #5
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IMO the dev team would awnser you this :

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We think that this would be too confusing for players......

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This kind of anwser we got for persistent dammage.



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Old 02-10-2006, 02:32 PM   #6
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Without the engines, the ship would be pretty helpless. Park a small, fast vessel right behind the damaged ship, out of its powerful forward firing arc, and just pound it. If they manage to turn towards your ship a little and you lose shields, pull back out of range and let them recharge--after all, they can't effectively chase you. There'd be no point in controlling a crippled ship just to watch it be destroyed by nimbler vessels.


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Old 02-10-2006, 07:50 PM   #7
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I too would like to see the ability to retreat single ships instead of a whole fleet. For instance, you get one of your big expensive capital ships in deep doodoo but it still has engines operational, you should be able to have that ship retreat and bring in another ship that is in your reenforcement que. It kinda sucks that you have to sacrifice a severely damaged ship in order to bring in a waiting one in your reinforcement que.

Just one more small detail that would make this game even better, but I guess the guys at petroglyph never heard the saying "he who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day."


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Old 02-10-2006, 07:54 PM   #8
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It would be an intereasting feature to implement for an expansion. *hint hint to petro* The ability to retreat individual ships. Nice idea...


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Old 02-10-2006, 11:21 PM   #9
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It is a nice idea in theory but would screw up gameplay alot. An attacker with a big fleet could retreat ships that become damaged and have fresh reserves and likely not lose a single ship in combat. Bad idea in practice.
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Old 02-11-2006, 04:54 AM   #10
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It will be up to you to aim for engines in priority. Rember no engines means no hyperdrive means no retreat.



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Old 02-11-2006, 10:16 PM   #11
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It will be up to you to aim for engines in priority. Rember no engines means no hyperdrive means no retreat.
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Old 02-13-2006, 09:29 AM   #12
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^^^^ And that means.....?

Does taking out engines make ships dissapear? I cant download the demo, so what happenes?


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Old 02-13-2006, 12:43 PM   #13
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It would be an intereasting feature to implement for an expansion. *hint hint to petro* The ability to retreat individual ships. Nice idea...
Only if the insta-repair issue was dealt with though.
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:54 PM   #14
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It will be up to you to aim for engines in priority. Rember no engines means no hyperdrive means no retreat.
Actually, the hyperdrive is usually a seperate system and distruction of the ion engines does not necessarily mean they cannot enter hyperspace.

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Old 02-13-2006, 05:04 PM   #15
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^^^^ And that means.....?

Does taking out engines make ships dissapear? I cant download the demo, so what happenes?

a) QFE is a typical expression on forums that means "quote for effect" and means they support the poster without restating the poster's comments. It's meant to keep spam to a minimum. It also looks cool. After all, it's hard to say QFE outloud (pronounced quafei). Okay, that last part is not entirely true. But it makes some modicum of sense.

b) The engines are just another hard point on the ship. When a hard point is destroyed, the ship has visible damage (pretty cool, actually; an ISD has smoke and chunks of the ship missing when you take out a specific hard point at that site). The engines turn "off" (instead of blue hued exhaust, they are "dark" and smoking). But the ship itself doesn't disappear.
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Old 02-14-2006, 02:21 AM   #16
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A) Ahh.... I see now. Thanks for helping my (for now) inadequet english.

B) Cool, I didn't know that. Now all thats left is waiting for the game, I hate living in europe.


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