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Offline alex_brunius

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Re: Civilian missile transport, and hangars
« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2016, 04:34:55 AM »
I'm personally of the opinion that commercial hangars should only be able to transport "mothballed" ships (such that it would be a ship with all ordnance, crew, and fuel removed, and would require industry/shipyard tasks to mothball or de-mothball), but I understand that maybe not everyone shares that opinion.

A maybe easier approach or way to model this would be that commercial hangars can't launch ships when moving and have a 1-day delay enforced on launches after stopping movement. This means that stationary deep space hangars work fine, but prevent you to use them like Carriers.

Or have them re-use the load time delay transport ships have so they need working cargo handling systems to determine time to load/launch military stuff.
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Re: Civilian missile transport, and hangars
« Reply #76 on: October 03, 2016, 03:54:08 AM »
Also, they can be used to repair ships but not to reload them.
I would do it the other way around. For repairs you need the trained military specialist crew; but reloading should be possible (on a second thought, does that not also need a specially trained crew?. Maybe it is best that both cannot be done on the civs).
 

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Re: Civilian missile transport, and hangars
« Reply #77 on: October 03, 2016, 07:15:34 AM »
I would do it the other way around. For repairs you need the trained military specialist crew; but reloading should be possible (on a second thought, does that not also need a specially trained crew?. Maybe it is best that both cannot be done on the civs).
You do realize that even military ships are built with civilian contracting? So those same civilian contractors should be able to repair what they built. And yes reloading does take trained military personnel, or else the ordinance may go boom.
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Re: Civilian missile transport, and hangars
« Reply #78 on: October 03, 2016, 02:42:53 PM »
I would do it the other way around. For repairs you need the trained military specialist crew; but reloading should be possible (on a second thought, does that not also need a specially trained crew?. Maybe it is best that both cannot be done on the civs).
The metagame reason is that this is intended to let us make proper repair ships, which will need to be civilian.  If you let big ships reload their launchers in the field, it might well make box launchers too powerful.
But IRL, almost all warships these days are built at civilian-owned yards, and a lot of refits take place there, too.  The USS Cole was repaired in Pascagoula, Mississippi, a civilian yard.
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Re: Civilian missile transport, and hangars
« Reply #79 on: October 03, 2016, 05:05:41 PM »
The metagame reason is that this is intended to let us make proper repair ships, which will need to be civilian.  If you let big ships reload their launchers in the field, it might well make box launchers too powerful.
But IRL, almost all warships these days are built at civilian-owned yards, and a lot of refits take place there, too.  The USS Cole was repaired in Pascagoula, Mississippi, a civilian yard.
Yep, I see... good point.
 

 

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