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Author Topic: Hullmod: Adjust Fighter Installation Cost  (Read 1785 times)

Morrokain

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Hullmod: Adjust Fighter Installation Cost
« on: January 14, 2017, 02:24:28 PM »

Can we get support for hullmods that lower the OP cost for specific fighter wings for a ship its installed on?

I would want to use this to partially limit or at least encourage hi-tech fighters and bombers only on hi-tech ships.

Just didn't see this in the patch notes and so figured I'd suggest it if it wasn't supported already  :)
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Re: Hullmod: Adjust Fighter Installation Cost
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 10:15:25 PM »

Hmm, yeah. That'd only work as a built-in, but nonetheless, that has modding possibilities. For vanilla, the fighter selection is such that restricting/heavily encouraging by tech level would constrain the options too much. Will keep this in mind!
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Re: Hullmod: Adjust Fighter Installation Cost
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 10:58:41 PM »

Hmm, yeah. That'd only work as a built-in, but nonetheless, that has modding possibilities. For vanilla, the fighter selection is such that restricting/heavily encouraging by tech level would constrain the options too much. Will keep this in mind!

Thanks for considering it! I was indeed planning on using it as a built-in :)

As far as Vanilla, yeah I can see what you are saying there. Kind of runs the risk of hurting play variety for immersion's sake.
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Re: Hullmod: Adjust Fighter Installation Cost
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2017, 11:52:56 PM »

It could also work for an underequipped vessel that lacks the munitions and equipment to support bombers, making them expensive to mount.  A (D) carrier, or something designed as an escort carrier.
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Re: Hullmod: Adjust Fighter Installation Cost
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2017, 01:18:34 AM »

Or for mods when you want fighters of a specific faction to only be available on specific ships. Knights Templar comes to mind, maybe even Diable?

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Re: Hullmod: Adjust Fighter Installation Cost
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 05:03:11 PM »

It could also work for an underequipped vessel that lacks the munitions and equipment to support bombers, making them expensive to mount.  A (D) carrier, or something designed as an escort carrier.
Or for mods when you want fighters of a specific faction to only be available on specific ships. Knights Templar comes to mind, maybe even Diable?

Yeah that is important too. At least for modders.

Its a very nice ship balance tool all around really, since OP is now the balance separator between fighter quality in general.
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Re: Hullmod: Adjust Fighter Installation Cost
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2017, 06:28:44 PM »

Or perhaps you want a ship that's specifically only for drones, like a drone-controller ship? That might be a legitimate restriction.