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Post Re: Stars in Shadow
Arioch wrote:
ShadowDragon8685 wrote:
How does one disable/board a ship? I never bothered, as it seemed to me to be far, far too much work and risk for far too limited payoff. Can you target specific parts of an opponent's vessel to attempt to disable them, or do you just have to hope RNGesus smiles on you before the craft goes the way of Winter Tide?

Weapons fire can destroy engines, but there is no way to currently do so on purpose. Limpet missiles and EMP missiles can be used to disable a ship without destroying it, though it seems that Limpets are not currently in the game for some reason. There are more boarding options planned (such as transporters with the Matter Transport tech), but we haven't talked about it recently and so the plans aren't firm at the moment.

Currently the Shuttle can do boarding action on shielded mobile target.

Btw why dont the raid kill crew member too? I understand that capture is to allow you to claim the ship and thus you reduce their crew. but couldnt Raid just kill ennemy crew but with a lower loss for your marine. I mean your not trying to hold a position, just doing hit and run, you dont try to reach high value area (aka the bridge/engineering) so it would make sens that you would loose less people if your just picking up target of opportunity without care for collateral damage

p.s. also never leave an "assit / intercept or ignore" panel unanswered and skip to the next round, bugged the hell out of my game :D

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Post Re: Stars in Shadow
A raid is an operation in which you target ship systems and then run. The enemy crew is what's fighting back, so in a raid, you attempt to avoid them. Attacking the enemy crew is what you do in a normal boarding attempt.

At least, this is what I assume Sven had in mind. I had nothing to do with the design of the boarding mechanism (except the addition of assault marines).


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