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Seriously Bored
Posted - 2010.09.15 22:40:00 - [31]

Originally by: Tippia
I merely pointed out that this is not something he should direct at (B) because it's actually CCP who are trying to claim that both the 800mm calibre and the 25 litre volume are true.

My suggestion was rather that he should take a moment to consider what these two statements in combination say about the projectile and then roll his eyes at that instead.

Just measuring the relative pixel height and knowing the bore size, the cylindrical volume of the shell I linked to is a very, very rough 1.9m^3 or 1900 liters. (Probably 3/4ths that.)

That would be quite an interesting drawback to Projectiles if they tried to be realistic about ammo size...

Posted - 2010.09.16 13:42:00 - [32]

Originally by: OP
i think auto cannons need an update


Glyken Touchon
Independent Alchemists
Posted - 2010.09.16 17:11:00 - [33]

Originally by: Kara Valkyrien
Originally by: Tippia
If you want to Rolling Eyes, do it at CCP's lack of internal consistency in the stats.

The gun says it fires 800mm shells. The ammo says it's only 25 litres. Now do the maths on what that projectile has to look like… Wink

(Never mind the retcons/excuses that the ammo in your cargo hold is only really the payload, which then gets loaded onto a larger-calibre sabot, which would explain why you can use the exact same ammo for a wide variety of calibres.)

Well, it's space. There's no reason for the projectiles to be cone-shaped except for penetration. High-speed 800mm 7-tonne pancakes is very likely to cause some damage. Laughing

It's actually the tesselation that makes them so small- one is quite large, but as they are hollow cones, they stack very neatly without taking up much extra space...

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