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Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,241
# 4
09-02-2012, 01:53 PM
Its a weapon slot torpedo.

The bioneural literally flies itself like a drone pet. If the target dies it will fly itself to a new target.


The logic is, if its an AI-flown missile then... why can it not be fired from the front and have it turn around and fly to the target behind the ship?

The issue to that is precisely the hard-coded weapon arcs.

If they can make the bioneural a 360 firing arc that's great. But apparently there is some mechanic that prevents projectiles from doing that (forward or rear firing arc seems to be the limitation). Its dumb since turrets do 360 but torps apparently cant.

So.. bypass that whole thing by making it a mine that launches the torpedo. No different than a deployable torpedo platform really.
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