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VP Experimental rule: chit colour

Message 1564, 3924d 12h ago. In reply to message 1562.
Thanks for the feedback!

BlckKnght wrote:
The colored chits are going to require players to make a lot of small moves rather than fewer moves using all available thrust. I'm pretty sure that will make IMT drives untenable from a fuel use perspective (and they are already pretty far behind IVT in that area).


I admit I didn't consider this aspect. Would have to think about it. The real issue is *not* that one item becomes better than the other one (prices will float to take into account the new balance). What worries me is that it leaves room for abuse.

I will not increase the autonomy of IMT drives (it is based on more or less sound formulas from a physical point of view). What I definitely could do is tune a bit the default fuel consumption (fighters already enter the game with less than the maximum fuel). The rationale would be that IMT pilots are aware of the flaw, and try to save as much fuel as possible

I also think the limits on Terran (AKA g-limit 3) ships is going to be a lot of trouble. [...]


Totally agree. If the rule really gets implemented, chit colour will be determined by a completely different mechanism, in which items have another value besides mass, power, and price. You would be able to build high-thrust fighters with few green chits, low-thrust fighters with lots of green chits, and all combinations thereof. It would be a whole new dimension in the fighter design stage, to be compensated with more stable prices and more prebuilt fighters available.


Finally, there were two engine criticals in the last turn of game 3848, so they don't seem to be disabled yet.


Darn. You sure they happened *after* the new rule came into effect, aren't you? Will look into it.

I'm not sure what I think of the new system overall. I think I'll need to complete a few more games to see more about how it works in practice, but I wanted to give you some immediate feedback on the things I've noticed after a few turns of using it.


Keep it up!
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