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# 17
02-26-2013, 09:56 AM
Originally Posted by oneandonlyrecce View Post
I also have a feeling that the shield facing being struck is also fixed at time of firing, but I need to test / investigate this more. I noticed this last night when I was taking heavy plasma canon damage from the gate. I used EM to turn sharply and saw the shot curve around my ship to hit a shield facing that was not directly between me and the gate anymore.
this might be true for cannons, but it definitely isn't true for beams or torpedos, because i've seen enemy ships presenting a fresh shield facing halfway through a beam volley and that facing take damage

same with torpedos; you fire one at a downed facing and the ship turns to present a different facing while the torpedo is still in flight, the torpedo hits that facing (and you basically waste a torpedo, since they do almost no damage to shields)
Originally Posted by pwecaptainsmirk View Post
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