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[TL:DR] Game physics not realistic for space flight simulation

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Deena Amaj
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#81 - 2012-09-08 12:46:09 UTC  |  Edited by: Deena Amaj
This is a scifi game with semi-hard (or just soft) scifi facts. It does not advertise hard science facts despite the close usage of real terms and other aspects.

But dude, there is a lot out there that doesn't make sense or even incorporate what the lore states -- not to forget about the descriptions of vessels vs the reality game.

Likewise, it is the same thing with Industrial ships that are damn huge but blow up very easily; even though for this being scifi and far future stuff, I think they are even more fragile than a NASA space shuttle.

// okay, few typoes fix... ö7


I'm probably typing on a Tablet too, which means the auto-correct is silly and fixing typos is a pain. I ain't fixing them.

#82 - 2012-09-08 13:17:33 UTC
Welcome to 2003 op.......

When they make eve 2 in 2021 maybe they will implement space realism, but then realism would be both confusing and probably rather boring so maybe not. Submarines in space ftw.
Sunshine and Lollipops
#83 - 2012-09-08 13:22:07 UTC
…and anyway, EVE is an excellent sci fi sim. It's just not engineering sci-fi, but rather Le Guin and PKD-style social sci-fi.
Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
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#84 - 2012-09-08 15:30:16 UTC
Sci-Fi that's about the science is boring.

All I ask from Sci-Fi is that the science is consistent. The science exists so you can put the protagonists/antagonists through specific scenarios.

Woo! CSM XI!

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Soi Mala
Whacky Waving Inflatable Flailing Arm Tubemen
#85 - 2012-09-08 22:41:42 UTC
Ogedei Khaghan wrote:

  1. Space does not have a maximum speed.

I think you'l find it does, so i stopped reading here.

Can't believe we've gone 5 pages without someone spotting that one.
Corina Jarr
en Welle Shipping Inc.
#86 - 2012-09-08 22:47:20 UTC
Soi Mala wrote:
Ogedei Khaghan wrote:

  1. Space does not have a maximum speed.

I think you'l find it does, so i stopped reading here.

Can't believe we've gone 5 pages without someone spotting that one.

As far as we know, it could be unlimited.

The speed of light is not the end, just a big hurdle. Scientists have discovered some odd particles that are faster than light, and cease to exist once they slow below the speed of light (more like cease to be detectable).

It was an interesting research paper, I'll try to find it, but it was back in 09...
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#87 - 2012-09-09 03:47:08 UTC
Medarr wrote:
Your wrong on 3 accounts.

Friction, top speed, and slowing down when not under thrust.

Off to school you go again.

What? There is no friction in space except the every odd millionth particle that hits you ship which is basically 1 atom every square meter.

Top speed in space (in real life) is the speed of light which going sublight speeds you will never reach.

Secondly you do not slow down when out of thrust in space. You keep going until unless you enter a gravity well you can't escape from, orbit, or hit another object.
Jerkasaurus Wrecks Inc.
#88 - 2012-09-09 03:58:55 UTC
This thread again
Gorthaur Legion
Imperium Mordor
#89 - 2012-09-09 06:03:03 UTC
Tobey Darkness wrote:
...Aren't you wondering how so many gigantic ships can fit in that Station in Jita? ...

It would be neat if there was a limit to stations. I can see it now "What! 20 ship wait! oh sht," A ganker smorgasbord.Pirate

Empire, the next new world order.

Caldari State
#90 - 2012-09-09 08:37:08 UTC
Boston Grambo wrote:
The OP is none of the following:

- An Astronaut
- An Astro-Physicist.
- Rocket Scientist

So what right does the OP have in posting such a whiny thread?

So what right do you have to reply at any post on the EvE forum?