I suppose it might be a very old topic but i havnt been around that long so i would like an explanation as to why
im limited in space for no good reason (unless they can come up with one, i doubt it though. if i want to be upside down in space whats stopping me...)
Basically they want combat to be like 99% of the combat you saw in the TV and movies. Which makes sense and prevents our less spatial aware players from being completely lost and confused if all 3 axis was fully useable
You guys haven't figured out how to do a loop yet? It's a thing of beauty when my Gal-X drops in behind a Galor, de-cloaks and opens up with the spinal phaser and TCD torp. Guess advance combat maneuvering will be my little secret then...
the real reason why no straight up or down... they dont want to have to add more shield facings, since if your currently above or below a target you will hit one of the other 4 facing instead of the top/bottom shield facing.