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Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:53 am
by ima_gnu

Nah, I just had a discrepancy. How can a missile with +/- 40 Turn (orik) out-turn a Super Fighter with +/- 77


Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:58 pm
by TheKangaroo
Pretty close range?

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:12 pm
by ima_gnu
nope. It tracked right behind me for two full turns. (like, turns, not revolutions)

It out-turned me fiercely

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:34 pm
by umeboshi110
and many times the slow turning enemy ships easily dodge daycorns
wow, thats stupid. i guess u got hit because the missile moves faster so even though it turns less, it moves a greater distance to the side

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:36 pm
by TheKangaroo
My bet is that it's all about geometry: sometimes they just got the right angle.

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:21 am
by ima_gnu
turn against turn. 40 against 77. I repeat, it followed me for two full turns, a full 154 degree turn. It had zero deflection when I started to turn. probably....20 or 30 degrees deflection after one turn. It made up the difference AND followed my turn...even though I had nearly double its turning capacity.

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:42 pm
by supercubedude
I've noticed that whenever that happens to me, the orik is moving EXTREMELY fast, and I wonder if that gives it an advantage...

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:22 am
by ima_gnu
I've seen those as well, but this was just a normal, stupid missile.

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:35 pm
by Blackendsoul
lol its called WEIGHT ur ship weights a LOT. missles, not so much =D

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:01 am
by Zephyr
Surely turn is turn, full stop. I mean, when you're designing a ship, the more heavy stuff you put on the lower your turn rating becomes, and a missile has a fixed turn rating...?

I've also occasionally been out-turned by a missile while flying a high-turn rating ship, which seemed illogical.

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:56 pm
by ima_gnu
rofl, dude, 73 degrees is 73 degrees! If the missile turns better because it is lighter, the maximum turning indicator should reflect that, shouldnt it?

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:01 pm
by TheKangaroo
It does show in that number, but 'now to something completely different':
I really start wondering what's the point of this thread? So far you countered each and every suggestion with a repitition of your own observation, which - no offense - doesn't quite give us any insight into the situation to find more suitable explanations.

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:24 pm
by ima_gnu
hm. I spose I didnt mean to be countering every suggestion, so much. I was just clarifying the conditions of my first. I think the most logical explaination is...the physics of how the missile flies is different from a ship, same as the detection method, which I also questioned. I spose. w00t!

Sorry if I offended anyone!

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:01 am
by Zephyr
ima_gnu wrote:the physics of how the missile flies is different from a ship
So does that mean that turn ratings for missiles are not the same as turn ratings for ships? That doesn't seem to make sense!

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:10 pm
by ima_gnu
I cant come up with another logical explaination!