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OP 3/01/13 7:05:48 AM#1
I haven't tried BSG Online yet, but I have been considering it. I really love shows like BSG and firefly that show space the way it really is: Cold, quiet, dark. Ok, so they aren't -that- realistic... But I do like the physics of BSG, it makes for really interesting space combat that you just don't see in other movies or television.
I liked it so much that I made a minimalist online multiplayer game with space physics:
I am wondering if something like this is what I can expect in BSG and ya'lls thoughts and feelings on space physics and why the heck we don't see more of it.
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3/01/13 7:17:53 AM#2
Originally posted by wormywyrm
"Energy weapons" that don't have appreciable transit time and limited range? Inertia, no "brakes"? Orbital systems where you're the only physical object within a cubic parsec? Landings that resemble Lunar Lander more than Star Wars? Kinetic energy weapons that take months to arrive at target? Kepler? Constant-acceleration drives, or limited by fuel?
Ok. Sounds a little 'slow' for typical Shooter fare, though. Better include a very large gravity well for slingshots (several of them?). And access to good reading libraries for the players.
Ah, I see from the splash page that you've already been making Shooter compromises to "realistic" physics. Carry on then.
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