Full 360 degree flight Option
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Join Date: Dec 2007
10-13-2010, 02:09 PM
It occurred to me last night whilst playing that there is a much more likely reason as to why 360 hasn't been implemented.
Have you ever noticed NPC ship behaviour? The ships will ALWAYS turn in the opposite direction that you are turning. Change directions, and they change directions. If you go in one direction, you both end up circling each other and only your turn rate dictates if you manage to get into a forward firing arc.
I'd be wiling to bet it has little to do with remaining true to the franchise, especially given the bazillion other things that they didn't stick to, and more about them not having a clue as to how to implement 360 fighting AI's.