Registered: April 2008 Location: SW3 & 10023
Micha wrote on Sun, 09 August 2009 09:13
Dude wrote on Thu, 30 July 2009 04:42
...the max speed of any fleet, WM included, would be 1.5.
Which is correct?
I ran a few speedy tests. It seems to me that combat speed is determined in the order:
1) ship design ½-2½
2) potentially reduced by cargo weight but not bellow ½
3) potentially increased by maneuvering jet/ overthruster/ WM PRT but not above 2½
4) Potentially reduced by energy dampener but not bellow ½
So a hull design that just meets 2½, fielded by a WM can maintain this speed after taking on cargo that would otherwise reduce speed to 2. A non-WM could add two overthruster (seemingly superfluous in the ship & starbase designer) and maintain speed with cargo which would otherwise reduce it by 1. But neither WM PRT or added overthruster will allow a ship in combat where an energy dampener is present, to exceed 1½.