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Negativestatus
Caldari
Never Enough Ammo
Posted - 2009.06.26 12:12:00 - [1]
 

Can somebody please explain to me the difference between the powergrid and capacitor. I'm having a hard time understanding the difference. Analogies are welcome :)

Jana Clant
New Dawn Corp
New Eden Research.
Posted - 2009.06.26 12:16:00 - [2]
 

Powergrid is what your modules fill up when you fit them to the ship. If powergrid limit is reached, you can't fit any additional modules that require powergrid.

Capacitor is what is drained when you activate modules that require energy. Capacitor automatically regenerates over time.

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2009.06.26 12:18:00 - [3]
 

PG is pretty much the amount of power you have to fit modules, and the capacitor is the amount of energy you have to run those modules

Timeto Die
Posted - 2009.06.26 12:27:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Negativestatus
Can somebody please explain to me the difference between the powergrid and capacitor. I'm having a hard time understanding the difference. Analogies are welcome :)


Grid is the size of your car's engine, capacitor is how much petrol (gas) you've got in it.

Aioa
Planetary Assault Systems
Posted - 2009.06.26 12:34:00 - [5]
 

capacitor = 'mana'

Jagga Spikes
Minmatar
Spikes Chop Shop
Posted - 2009.06.26 13:20:00 - [6]
 

power grid = "carried weight limit"

Negativestatus
Caldari
Never Enough Ammo
Posted - 2009.06.26 13:41:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Aioa
capacitor = 'mana'


ahh so
powergrid=mana pool
capacitor=mana

That helped alot :), just quit warcraft after 2 years. i'll never look back after this game :)

Shinnen
Caldari
Interstellar Brotherhood of Gravediggers
The 0rphanage
Posted - 2009.06.26 13:43:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Negativestatus

powergrid=mana pool
capacitor=mana



Speaking of confusing!

Andrest Disch
Amarr
Debitum Naturae
Posted - 2009.06.26 13:44:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Negativestatus
Originally by: Aioa
capacitor = 'mana'


ahh so
powergrid=mana pool
capacitor=mana

That helped alot :), just quit warcraft after 2 years. i'll never look back after this game :)


Out of all the replies, that's the one you found helpful?

Fossil Wolf
omen.
Posted - 2009.06.26 13:49:00 - [10]
 

Whats a mana pool?

Faife
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2009.06.26 13:50:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Negativestatus
Originally by: Aioa
capacitor = 'mana'


ahh so
powergrid=mana pool
capacitor=mana

That helped alot :), just quit warcraft after 2 years. i'll never look back after this game :)


wrong wrong wrong

capacitor is mana, max capacitor is mana pool. powergrid is amount of skillpoints to distribute.

Faife
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2009.06.26 13:50:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Fossil Wolf
Whats a mana pool?


that's where real mena go swimming.

Grez
Neo Spartans
Laconian Syndicate
Posted - 2009.06.26 14:10:00 - [13]
 

Imagine when you fit armour or weapons, you use up a weight limit.

That weight limit is power grid, essentially. Take note that CPU is also a limit. Both CPU and Power grid limit you to what you can fit to your ship.

Capacitor is energy/mana, essentially. It's what is used up when you activate a module. Capacitor regenerates over time. It's optimal regeneration range is around the 30-33% mark. There are modules which can increase the regeneration rate, and there are also modules which can use a type of ammo called a booster to inject capacitor into your ship.

Negativestatus
Caldari
Never Enough Ammo
Posted - 2009.06.26 14:18:00 - [14]
 

thank you all for your replies. they were all very helpful

Sanakan Seidensha
Posted - 2009.06.26 14:21:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Sanakan Seidensha on 26/06/2009 14:20:54
Powergrid is money to buy AWPs.
Capacitator is ammo for those AWPs to pwn n00bz with.


 

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