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Asteroid cloud cover

#1 Post by AndrewW » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:33 am

Should asteroids really have Cloud Spans or High Cloud Cover?

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Re: Asteroid cloud cover

#2 Post by Adrian » Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:00 am

There's been plenty of talk about FO not needing to be particularly realistic, but that combination doesn't sit right with me. I'd say no, they shouldn't.

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Re: Asteroid cloud cover

#3 Post by Bigjoe5 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:55 pm

Yeah, I'd have to agree with that. The current stealth specials don't necessarily apply very well in all cases, especially Cloud Cover and Volcanic Ash. There could be alternate, similar specials for Asteroids and Gas Giants though, like "High Nebulous Activity" and "Concentrated Space Dust" or something like that.
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Re: Asteroid cloud cover

#4 Post by Toksyuryel » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:08 pm

They're relevant for asteroids at least, because Exobots.

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#5 Post by Bigjoe5 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:17 pm

Toksyuryel wrote:They're relevant for asteroids at least, because Exobots.
They certainly have gameplay value regardless, since outposts need to be hidden as well, but I was working under the assumption that the thread was referring to the "realism" aspect, which is why I suggested alternate, but functionally equivalent specials.
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Re: Asteroid cloud cover

#6 Post by AndrewW » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:34 pm

Bigjoe5 wrote:They certainly have gameplay value regardless, since outposts need to be hidden as well, but I was working under the assumption that the thread was referring to the "realism" aspect, which is why I suggested alternate, but functionally equivalent specials.
Yup, it's certainly not trying to simulate reality but this one seemed a bit out there...

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