New Ship Bonus to smart bomb range?


(Exelkar) #1

wouldn’t that be nice


(Salt Foambreaker) #2

No, it wouldn’t.


(Solecist Project) #3

Yes, it would.


(Cypherous) #4

Yeah they have one, its called a titan doomsday :stuck_out_tongue:


(Arthur Aihaken) #5

Gatecamps rejoice…


(ISD Sakimura) #6

That’s easy; just fly a bigger ship, Smartbomb range is not calculated from the center of the ship but outwards from the hull. So considering the size of a ship; a Small Smartbomb would theoretically have a greater range on a Titan than it will on a Frigate, but then the effective range is the same no matter the ships size :smile:


(Solstice Projekt) #7

You kind of messed up in that sentence.

The “effective range” of smartbombs increases with the ship’s hull size.
Even small Smartbombs would have their effective range increased on a titan.

“Actual range” is the range of the sphere of influence of the smartbomb.
“Effective range” is the sum of the radii of the smartbomb and the ship.

It’s called “effective” because that’s what it is in effect, when it is being applied “in the physical world”. A smartbomb’s range is always only “theoretical” because there isn’t a ship that doesn’t influence the radius.

So your sentence is up side down.


(Algathas) #8

Most likely if they gave a ship this bonus then there wouldn’t be enough high slots on the ship to make it useful for doing anything but killing some drones.


(elitatwo) #9

How about you work for your pod kills instead?


(ISD Dorrim Barstorlode) #10

Have you considered moving into a wormhole with the Red Giant effect?