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Faiter119

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Who will use the Phase ships?
« on: July 14, 2012, 01:55:36 PM »

Will there be a new faction using the new ships? Will every faction get a few of them? Or will they just be purchasable?

Im thinking they will mostly be used by the Tris. As a Phase only faction would be... Unlikely.
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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2012, 03:19:05 PM »

From what I see it looks like it will be independents since one of the phase ships is a hammerhead from what it appears.
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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2012, 03:23:22 PM »

Phase Teleporter - teleports anywhere (to cursor location) within a significant range (~1500 pixels)
Hyperion
Phase Skimmer - teleports a fixed, short distance along the ship's current velocity vector
Wolf, Medusa

<.< only the tri-tachyon will get phase ships.
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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2012, 03:29:33 PM »

Phase Teleporter - teleports anywhere (to cursor location) within a significant range (~1500 pixels)
Hyperion
Phase Skimmer - teleports a fixed, short distance along the ship's current velocity vector
Wolf, Medusa

<.< only the tri-tachyon will get phase ships.

Those Systems got added before the Phase ships. And Alex said somewhere they had nothing to do with Phase, but he still kept the names. So there are hopes for the other factions i think.
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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 03:30:56 PM »

From what I see it looks like it will be independents since one of the phase ships is a hammerhead from what it appears.

No??? The ship in the blog was a Doom class Cruiser. Far from a Hammerhead.
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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 03:31:59 PM »

Independents use mid-line tech. Phase tech is like Ultimate High-Tech. :D
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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2012, 03:37:57 PM »

Independents use mid-line tech. Phase tech is like Ultimate High-Tech. :D


Doesn't prevent the Independents from getting their hands on it.  Remember this is the darkages of the sector, technology is only found and replicated.  So phase would belong to whomever found it first, not whoever has the most technologically capable ships to begin with.  It's wholly possible for independents to have it as they seem to be a more exploration driven faction.
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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2012, 03:39:55 PM »

Well, yes, that is true, the sector now follows a "first come, first served" rule, but that still doesn't really apply to the coding bits. How to make them completely randomly make them spawn with a phase ship? Moreover, how would it match their current arsenal?
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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2012, 03:40:11 PM »

Independents use mid-line tech. Phase tech is like Ultimate High-Tech. :D


Doesn't prevent the Independents from getting their hands on it.  Remember this is the darkages of the sector, technology is only found and replicated.  So phase would belong to whomever found it first, not whoever has the most technologically capable ships to begin with.  It's wholly possible for independents to have it as they seem to be a more exploration driven faction.

Well they are supposed to be INDEPENDENT, not a faction. Its just that they are classified as a faction currently.
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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2012, 04:53:05 PM »

Independents use mid-line tech. Phase tech is like Ultimate High-Tech. :D


Doesn't prevent the Independents from getting their hands on it.  Remember this is the darkages of the sector, technology is only found and replicated.  So phase would belong to whomever found it first, not whoever has the most technologically capable ships to begin with.  It's wholly possible for independents to have it as they seem to be a more exploration driven faction.

Well they are supposed to be INDEPENDENT, not a faction. Its just that they are classified as a faction currently.


Who knows, they could be 'The League of Independent worlds' or something.  I doubt independent worlds or factions all somehow have the same exact ships.
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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2012, 04:57:56 PM »

Personally I would like all factions to have some phase ships - possibly tri tach having a few more than others to reflect their penchant for high tech ships. It bugs me a bit how segregated the ships are by tech - doesn't really make much sense given the scramble for technology for things to be so neatly stratified.
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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2012, 05:10:35 PM »

It's been said in a lot of places that the current faction-tech situation is going to be changed.  The Hegemony will have high tech ships and the tri tach will in some places be using mid and lowtech ships. What we have now is STILL just a combat demo for most intents and purposes, everyone seems to be forgetting that, the sector at large is not going to look much like Corvus.

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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2012, 01:46:35 AM »

Everyone but Hegemony.
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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2012, 09:19:35 PM »

well especially considering capturing, all factions should end up having some high tech ships tho tritach will likely favor high tech and hegemony will probably favor low tech. Thing is right now if a faction captures a paragon theres not much consistency to it, if they dock their fleet composition gets reset afaik.
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Re: Who will use the Phase ships?
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2012, 06:32:08 AM »

I don't think that they are that high-tech, just different. Everyone would have them, but the tri-tachyon would probably have more due to the different style of fighting.
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