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[Rubicon] Warp Speed and Acceleration

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CCP Masterplan
C C P Alliance
#21 - 2013-10-02 16:21:43 UTC
DJ FunkyBacon wrote:
These changes are incredible. Obviously this is CCP Masterplan's doing.

This has been something that has bugged me for a while about the warp code. 8 pages of math later, and we have something that I think is going to be much more fun all around.

"This one time, on patch day..."

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The Scope
Gallente Federation
#22 - 2013-10-02 16:23:40 UTC
This is the best change coming in Rubicon
Titus Balls
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#23 - 2013-10-02 16:24:50 UTC
Loving these changes - I think interceptors will become one of my new fav ships again (I haven't flown them since moving to lowsec).

I wouldn't normally in a devthread but I think it deserves a gif
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#24 - 2013-10-02 16:26:29 UTC
What about the spin up to warp speed, is that the same?

Looks like rorquals get a nerf on warps too, as if logistics needed more pain.
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#25 - 2013-10-02 16:28:11 UTC
Oh, and fix the recon cap usage on warps while you're at it.

4 warps for a single system in a recon is a joke.
Half Empty
#26 - 2013-10-02 16:29:11 UTC
have you considered these changes with regard to bombing much?
Furious Destruction and Salvage
#27 - 2013-10-02 16:29:59 UTC
Have you considered possibly upping the warp speeds of Attack Frigates/Cruisers/Battleships slightly compared to their counterparts in class to reflect their nature better? Or was this considered perhaps too favorable to them?
Green Gambit
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
#28 - 2013-10-02 16:30:49 UTC
Presumably groups will still continue to warp at the speed of the slowest ship in the group?
CCP Masterplan
C C P Alliance
#29 - 2013-10-02 16:32:35 UTC
Green Gambit wrote:
Presumably groups will still continue to warp at the speed of the slowest ship in the group?

Yes, that will still work the same way

"This one time, on patch day..."

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Gizznitt Malikite
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
#30 - 2013-10-02 16:37:09 UTC

Lol The average time it takes me to warp from gate to your anomaly just got lowered from 30s to 11s. Lol

Now, if we could only get a 5-10s delay to "load grid" when entering a system before seeing & showing up in local, I'll never complain about local being used as an intel system again!

Benny Ohu
Chaotic Tranquility
#31 - 2013-10-02 16:40:56 UTC
Are the charts measured in seconds? Does this mean that my MWDing Crusader will beat a warping freighter in the 150-km sprint?
Grarr Dexx
Blue Canary
Watch This
#32 - 2013-10-02 16:44:04 UTC
CCP Masterplan wrote:
Green Gambit wrote:
Presumably groups will still continue to warp at the speed of the slowest ship in the group?

Yes, that will still work the same way

Will it include acceleration and deceleration?
MuraSaki Siki
#33 - 2013-10-02 16:45:19 UTC
i see the indy has a warp speed multiper to 3, but i remember the base warp speed of indy is 4.5 AU/s

is that a typo?
Two step
Aperture Harmonics
#34 - 2013-10-02 16:46:20 UTC
CCP Masterplan wrote:

Give this man all the likes. Excellent change.

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Trebor Daehdoow
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#35 - 2013-10-02 16:47:09 UTC
Gamer4liff wrote:
CCP Fozzie wrote:
Tubrug1 wrote:
Why are Freighters becoming faster?

They're getting faster for long warps, slower for short warps. We didn't want to have speeds too low with the new system, as it would have been easy for the slowest ships to become prohibitive.

As somebody whose alt spends a lot of time in freighters, thanks for this.

It all depends on what your average warp length is. I personally feel that freighters should align like pigs and warp faster than they do. These are ships that spend most of their in-space time in warp, so it only makes sense they would be engineered to be good at it.

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Ager Agemo
Rainbow Ponies Incorporated
#36 - 2013-10-02 16:49:52 UTC
can we add a flash warp effect when warps start ala star trek style? XD!
Edward Pierce
State War Academy
Caldari State
#37 - 2013-10-02 16:51:52 UTC
These are great changes and I love the idea, but could we please refrain from using the word Dessie in any future CCP communication?
Furious Purpose
Gallente Federation
#38 - 2013-10-02 16:52:52 UTC
How will this affect faction warfare complexes? If you are inside a complex you get a certain amount of warning (due to warp deceleration) before a ship arrives in a complex. In order to get the same amount of warning we will have to click on the d-scan button every 4 seconds if interceptors might be around. Is this an intended effect? And if so, can we have a key-bind for d-scan because my RSI fingers can't handle that amount of mouse clicking!

It seems that the biggest effect of this change will be to make it easier for players to sneak up on others unexpectedly. I could see how this could improve gameplay (for the aggressors at least). But I am a bit concerned at the increasing requirement for d-scanning to stay safe. Clicking d-scan repeatedly I find to be one of the less enjoyable mechanics in EVE.

Are there any changes planned to d-scan in the Rubicon expansion?
Liberty Rogues
Aprilon Dynasty
#39 - 2013-10-02 16:55:04 UTC
Swiftstrike1 wrote:

Moment forever ruined by Youtube adverts :'(

AdBlockPlus, nuff said ;)
Morwen Lagann
Tyrathlion Interstellar
#40 - 2013-10-02 16:57:20 UTC
And suddenly, Minmatar highsec loses its title as the best place to take your mid-warp bathroom breaks.

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CEO, Tyrathlion Interstellar

Coordinator, Arataka Research Consortium

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