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# 1 Starbase Incursion
08-06-2012, 05:33 PM
Well the flashlight is kinda useless... We can see just fine without it, but Devs if you want use to use em, make the map dark. Friday 13th dark
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# 2
08-06-2012, 05:36 PM
The problem is that players with lower end graphics cards can't render an actual light. So, if we made it totally dark, low end players would be hosed. We have to maintain a minimal light level, so even without a light, you can still at least see where you're going a bit.
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# 3
08-06-2012, 05:54 PM
I don't understand why your Starbase wouldn't be well lit to begin with. The power cost for lighting would be negligible (especially since the power outputs in Star Trek are so high).
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# 4
08-06-2012, 06:04 PM
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I don't understand why your Starbase wouldn't be well lit to begin with. The power cost for lighting would be negligible (especially since the power outputs in Star Trek are so high).
It is a Starbase incursion (meaning their is a situation with an enemy boarding party and saboteurs), so in that situation, the lighting situation makes sense (IMO).
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# 5
08-06-2012, 07:08 PM
Thank You Mr. Tacofangs sir for the reply
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# 6
08-06-2012, 07:22 PM
The infiltrators cut the power to just this cargo bay. Which is why the emergency floodlights are on over each door, and the hallways still have power.
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# 7
08-06-2012, 07:39 PM
What I don't understand is why we can't just shut the doors and vent the whole bay into space? Even with power cut you can still open it manually or if not use one of your starships to blast the doors open. it would be alot easier then sending 5 VA in there. or better yet send in 50 redshirts. Then again I don't understand alot of these missions and why we can just target the enemies' bridges and get it over with. I mean with a fed ship the bridges is right there on top so easy to see and target.
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# 8
08-06-2012, 10:45 PM
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The problem is that players with lower end graphics cards can't render an actual light. So, if we made it totally dark, low end players would be hosed. We have to maintain a minimal light level, so even without a light, you can still at least see where you're going a bit.
This reminds me of why I hated playing the dividian flashlight mission the dark + the annoying flashing blue light makes my condition I have to cause me to have major headaches but the way this incursion goes... That doesn't happen more than likely has to do with it not being totally dark and not having that annoying blue light.
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