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Offline snor-laxatives

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what to fire and when
« on: June 04, 2013, 12:45:43 am »
Alright, so I know that piercing weapons take out armor, and explosive are used to seal the deal after that, but when is the armor down?  I know that there's a hint for when the armor is down, but I havent been able to pick up on it.  Does the armor disfigure in someway similar to when the hull itself takes damage?

Help would be appreciated, and if any of you skilled fliers want to try and screen shot a ships armor as it goes down you should put it up here so that other semi-newbies and myself can pick up on it.

Thank you!

Offline dragonmere

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Re: what to fire and when
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 12:49:56 am »
Top left corner of the screen is the "damage report". Like how and where you would get reports of who killed who and with what in a traditonal FPS style game. You would be watching for "[Player] destroyed Hull Armor". Thats the cue to fire until you see "[Player] rebuilt Hull Armor". The 'hull armor' and the players names are color coded.

Offline RearAdmiralZill

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Re: what to fire and when
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 10:59:08 am »
Don't forget that when hull armor goes down, it makes a very distinctive sound. You and your gunner can use that as well.

And yes, when perma-hull damage starts occurring, at certain percentages, the ship appears more and more damaged.