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 Author Bring back Planet Collisions
Coeus
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Joined: March 22, 2006
Posts: 2815
From: Philly
Posted: 2007-06-26 18:11   
Consider this a petition to bring back (or keep, however you want to think of it) Planet Collisions in Darkspace Version 1.484. There are several reasons, and I'm sure more people can add their own thoughts to it.

I would ask that you keep your "OMFG NO REMOVE THEM" commentary out of this thread, if you feel strongly that there shouldn't be planet collisions then please make your own thread and state your own rationale for it.

Why are Planetary Collisions so important? Planets have been such an integral part of combat strategy in Darkspace that they really are essential to how the entire game is played. They not only create a solid backbone with which you can protect one or two of your arcs from the enemy but they can also create an impasse with which to keep an aggressive defender at bay long enough to do something like land troops, reach an escape wormhole, charge energy or weapons.

Some may say "OMG What about lag deaths at planets?" Well what about them? Everyones had them, I've had my fair share of them and if it were the current game that this change was implimented in I might ALMOST agree with the removal but with modding undergoing drastic changes, as are the server zones, server backend and everything else that is happening to reduce lag and prevent desynch and make spawning new ships easier it makes zero sence in my opinion to remove this essential part of Darkspace.

Also consider the effect that this will have on bombing. Right now, the only skill there is in bombing is the ability to pull away from the planet in time that you don't belly flop the surface - and with the difficulty of bombing in 484 this is just giving that little inch that bomb abusers may need to find one little bitty exploit.

Tractor smack into planet? I present thee with Josef. In other words, it is yet ANOTHER integral part of Darkspace as it has been for years so much that a whole aspect of the game revolves around it.

I leave it to others to voice their own opinions on the matter and provide their own examples, but I will say that Planetary Collisions and avoiding them is one of the finest examples of Darkspace piloting and skill that can be had. When you are orbiting an enemy planet at 25gu/s with a whole fleet on your tail and you manage to skim the surface so close that the missiles won't fire and two or three of the enemies smack the surface because they're so eager to get you and you escape by a hairs breath and the skin of your teeth... tell me thats not skill?
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Captain Splendid
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Joined: January 01, 2007
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Posted: 2007-06-26 18:18   
This goes against the whole "ain't broke don't fix it" philosophy.

I really can't think of a good, solid reason why this was included.
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Raz Rinkhals
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Joined: October 01, 2004
Posts: 1254
Posted: 2007-06-26 18:30   
Planet Collisions yes says I!
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-RevenG-

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Joined: March 03, 2004
Posts: 2673
Posted: 2007-06-26 18:46   
Keep them! I liked smacking planets...
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Joined: March 23, 2003
Posts: 11180
From: Bristol, England
Posted: 2007-06-26 19:05   
It was just a passing fancy.

Faustus has re-enabled planet collisions. He's also optimised the code, and in doing so has free'd up a ton of resources for other important things, such as /y'ing random Queen songs.
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Raz Rinkhals
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Joined: October 01, 2004
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Posted: 2007-06-26 19:11   
Quote:

On 2007-06-26 18:46, -RevenG- *C3PO* wrote:
Keep them! I liked smacking planets...




Since when do you play?
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Coeus
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Sundered Weimeriners


Joined: March 22, 2006
Posts: 2815
From: Philly
Posted: 2007-06-26 19:36   
Said the joker to the thief...
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Kanman
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Pitch Black


Joined: August 26, 2005
Posts: 1017
From: Virginia, United States
Posted: 2007-06-26 19:50   
I see they have been restored before I could say anything. Good deal. Removing them is an interesting idea, but all that would do is allow an enemy to directly charge at you when you are hiding behind a planet for repairs. They would come from up above or down below and then you would need to add top and bottom armor arcs to properly accomodate the new attack dynamic. In the end, Leave the planet collisions in.
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GothThug {C?}
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Interstellar Cultural Confederation United


Joined: June 29, 2005
Posts: 2932
Posted: 2007-06-27 02:01   
yeah i think getting rid of planet smacking was a bad idea keep it....instead halve the Res lost and planet collisions again like you did at the beginning of 483 that we we'll be happy or just...Remove the Res lost altogether
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Smartin
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Joined: August 04, 2005
Posts: 1104
From: Michigan
Posted: 2007-06-27 19:06   
They are back. I tried to Mr. Cool, and ended smaking the planet like a fool.
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