Post by captinjoehenry on Jun 30, 2017 19:03:38 GMT
Hi it would be nice if we could make our weapons be in mounts more complex than just a cylinder and sphere. Ideally we would be able to make complex armor scheme and control the shape of the turret. So something like this:
Yeah it's kind of annoying having to armor a cylinder of a turret, when you really only care about armoring the face that will be towards the enemy.
That's more or less why I suggested this. I have found that highly sloped armor is hugely effective so all of my ships are extremely long cones to take full advantage of this but sadly my weapons are all in extruded ball turrets which even with max armor just die so quickly to weapons fire because they are flat. And as my ships are only ever supposed to engage the enemy frontally if I could just put a good angle on the front of the turret my weapons would survive a lot longer. It would not matter that much if they are weakly protected from perpendicular attacks as the weapons on my ships force engagements at mostly mega meter ranges largely removing the risk of enemies flanking my ships. So to provide max protection I would want to be able to do something like this:
Note how my skills at using google drawing has improved