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Offline Necro910

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What is a parasite? [SOLVED]
« on: September 15, 2011, 03:53:22 PM »
I saw a tab labelled parasites in the individual unit details screen, and I have no idea what they are.   I looked it up on the wiki, and there's no actual information on parasite ships or parasite tenders. 

I have two guesses so far:

1.   Some kind of star swarm module/missile. 

2.   A towed ship that is using up maintenance resources. 


IT IS A SHIP IN THE HANGER!
« Last Edit: September 15, 2011, 04:01:50 PM by Necro910 »
Admiral: Prepare the breaching squads to board. 
Lieutenant: But sir, you wrote here that you want them to board the ship into the fuel tank! Won't that.  .  . 
Admiral: Yes.   It shall be GLORIOUS!
 

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Re: What is a parasite?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011, 03:56:31 PM »
Fightercraft- generally, but not strictly limited to only craft that are fighter-sized.

Put a big enough hanger on a ship, and you can fly your parasitic dreadnaughts around.
 

Offline Necro910

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Re: What is a parasite?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2011, 04:00:42 PM »
Quote from: Thiosk link=topic=4086. msg39832#msg39832 date=1316120191
Fightercraft- generally, but not strictly limited to only craft that are fighter-sized.

Put a big enough hanger on a ship, and you can fly your parasitic dreadnaughts around.
Ah.  Ok.

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Admiral: Prepare the breaching squads to board. 
Lieutenant: But sir, you wrote here that you want them to board the ship into the fuel tank! Won't that.  .  . 
Admiral: Yes.   It shall be GLORIOUS!
 

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Re: What is a parasite? [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011, 10:17:32 PM »
It's called a 'Battle Rider'. When Aurora II or Newtonian Aurora arrive, the concept of 'Sub-light Parasites' might get some tactical attention.
 

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Re: What is a parasite? [SOLVED]
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 12:19:41 AM »
If you dig around some of the older posts, you'll see some truly gargantuan ships with large parasites. Do a search for "max hull". That should lead you into some interesting designs.

Here's the link to the post I mean http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php/topic,1135.0.html
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