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# 8
03-12-2013, 10:37 AM
Originally Posted by doffingcomrade View Post
I don't think ships can actually rust in space. There's no oxygen to combine with to get rust. And there are already damage skins that result when your ship gets shot up and hull goes down. Unfortunately, due to the sheer amount of yoyo-healing in the game, you will either quickly heal back to 100% health, or just as quickly die, so this effect is rarely seen outside of low-level play.
I was thinking more that something might have leaked and rusted inside the hull, then eaten through a seam somewhere. Ever looked at sea-going ships that have been around the block a few times, and seen what looks like a really bloated bad weld with rusty streaks running down from it? Like that. After getting smacked around for a couple of decades, I'm sure they'd have bust a pipe or two at some point.
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