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platon79 is currently offline platon79

 
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"You may safely travel two warp speeds faster than the stated limits through enemy mine fields."
I have always interpreted this sentence so that the maximum safe speed is raised 2 levels in the calculations.
But I guess it *could* be naively implemented with a couple of if-statements ignoring triggering the mines 2 levels up from safe speed, but it could then still be 0.9% and not 0.3% chance for warp 7 on standard fields etc. Has anyone actually tested this?

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Re: Quick SD question Mon, 21 August 2017 09:33 Go to previous message
magic9mushroom is currently offline magic9mushroom

 
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platon79 wrote on Mon, 21 August 2017 01:49
"You may safely travel two warp speeds faster than the stated limits through enemy mine fields."
I have always interpreted this sentence so that the maximum safe speed is raised 2 levels in the calculations.
But I guess it *could* be naively implemented with a couple of if-statements ignoring triggering the mines 2 levels up from safe speed, but it could then still be 0.9% and not 0.3% chance for warp 7 on standard fields etc. Has anyone actually tested this?


Dunno if they had, but they have now. I just sent a bunch of SD frigates to their explody doom at Warp 7 through a standard minefield, and it looks a lot more like 0.3% per ly than 0.9% (84%, 83%, 85% survival; 0.3%/ly would predict 86% and 0.9%/ly 64%).

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