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Golgomath
Amarr
Doomheim
Posted - 2003.09.06 15:50:00 - [1]
 

In eve, to slow down you deactivate your engines. As there is no friction in space this is highly unrealistic Shocked

Gun Kata
R.E.D Enterprises
Posted - 2003.09.09 12:20:00 - [2]
 

Maybe you slow down due to colliding with all those little particles we see?

Golgomath
Amarr
Doomheim
Posted - 2003.09.11 21:00:00 - [3]
 

Maybe you're right. In that case, slowing down from warp should only take... i dont know, maybe 10 years?

threeD
Underworld Empire
Posted - 2003.09.12 18:59:00 - [4]
 

perhaps when you cut the engines, your ship automatically activates thrusters which slow you down?..

however.. I can't think of a reason why we have a top speed.. we should just keep speeding up .. indefinatly..

but I'm guessing that you're not supposed to take eve that seriously Smile

Griss
Caldari
The Aforementioned
Posted - 2003.09.13 00:17:00 - [5]
 

its all standard si-fi physics seriously your playing a game about flyig through wormholes and using Jump gates. and you get stuck on how unrealistic it is when you cut the ships engines it the ship comes to a compleat stop or a gradual one as with large ships.

but i do want to point out this to you. space is Not a perfect vacume like every one thinks it is.

Blood Hawk
Caldari
Murder of Crows
E N I G M A
Posted - 2003.09.16 12:58:00 - [6]
 

Quote:
but i do want to point out this to you. space is Not a perfect vacume like every one thinks it is.


Ahh the point I was gonna add to the end of this topic.... there is no such thing as a "perfect" vacuum! Wink It's a physical impossibility - trust me!

Shiruwazu
Posted - 2003.09.17 12:02:00 - [7]
 

Exactly correct. In a 'completely' empty space, particles and antiparticles will continously be created, and then later annihilate. This is because of an effect of uncertainty of short energy measurements, so that you really can't say that a space is empty and have no energy, unless you measure it for an infinite amount of time. Which, of course, you can't Smile

If you could, and there was no energy at all, then there would be no particles. but that would be highly unlikely, and thus were back to heisenberg.

btw, no top speed would really make space combat crappy, ask anyone who have played Frontier Elite 2 ( Very old game, trust me I know ).

Rancid Mare
Caldari
Posted - 2003.09.17 13:17:00 - [8]
 

Quote:
Exactly correct. In a 'completely' empty space, particles and antiparticles will continously be created, and then later annihilate. This is because of an effect of uncertainty of short energy measurements, so that you really can't say that a space is empty and have no energy, unless you measure it for an infinite amount of time. Which, of course, you can't Smile

If you could, and there was no energy at all, then there would be no particles. but that would be highly unlikely, and thus were back to heisenberg.

btw, no top speed would really make space combat crappy, ask anyone who have played Frontier Elite 2 ( Very old game, trust me I know ).


for the benifit of us thick people can you re-write your post in english so that people can appriciate the point your trying to make.
as what you have written there is nothing but arse. and very poor arse at that......

Fausto
Caldari
Antonio Fratianni Corp
Posted - 2003.09.18 13:03:00 - [9]
 

Acctualy he is right, and his post is not arse. No top speed would impact the game seriously. And for slowing down, I like the idea of reverse thrusters being started as soon as you cut the power to engines. If we go to near to reality then we would have to hire crew to man our huge ships. Hmmm... not a bad idea... hire crew and pay huge cost of you own huge ship.


Rancid Mare
Caldari
Posted - 2003.09.19 10:02:00 - [10]
 

Fau..

the only part of his whole post that made any sence was the referance to top speeds and Elite.

but then im almost sure there was top speeds in elite. hence the long wait to get into range of the planet to autodock. or manual dock if you had the nads for it.

the rest of the post was complete arse.

Storme
Minmatar
S.I.N. Corporation
Posted - 2003.09.19 13:08:00 - [11]
 

The answer to all this of course is... it's a game.

If RL physics were applied, it would be virtually unplayable.

The designers have chosen the best method of travel and combat from a gaming point of view.

Smile

Kaspersky
Gallente
RockStar Inc
Posted - 2003.09.26 12:27:00 - [12]
 

No - if real physics were applied, the game would be much more fantastic! And of course there would be no need for these forums for people to whine as they would be too involved with the game (sim?).


 

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