Talk:Combat mechanics

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Projectiles and firing range

Shiver, which projectiles are you talking about when you say that some have a speed that is tied to ship speed? SvdB's comments on Talk:Relativity effect indicate that at least the one's he checked don't. Also, what do you mean by saying that the range "illusion" is very real "in practice"? From my understanding, relative to the background stars (the special frame) the range is constant (multiplying the projectile lifetime times the speed), of course this relies on the previous assumption that the projectile speed in the special frame is independent of the ship's speed. Only when we consider the range relative to moving ships does it appear to be longer or shorter, but in the special frame, it's still the same. Is this what you mean by "in practice", ie relative to the moving ships? --Fyzixfighter 20:38, 16 July 2009 (UTC)