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Re: ULTRA Mini-Contest #8: May 15 to May 29

PostPosted: Mon 30 May 2011 12:20
by Cralis
This contest is closed!

Re: ULTRA Mini-Contest #8: May 15 to May 29

PostPosted: Tue 31 May 2011 22:59
by Club
Yeah, I know that the contest is closed, but I had what I think is a really good idea

Engine Modulation Booster

Lower tech navies utilize the tactic of fluctuating their engines to produce fire confusion. Later, most races develop technologies that produce the same effect continuously. Unfortunately, the two defenses are normally incompatible. Some races, however, find a way to boost their modulation systems with power from their engines, greatly boosting the survivability of their ships.

A ship mounting a (EMBx) uses EM and EMS as cumulatively, and not exclusive of each other. Add the values generated by both to get the ship's defensive modifier.

However, EMB is incompatible with advanced maneuvering - (EMBa) may not be installed on a ship with any level of AM. The hull modifications that allow for increasing engine efficiency in rotation interfere with the placement of the EMB system. Further development eases the restriction, but never eliminates it entirely, or even seem to keep pace with (am) developments.


branch off of engine trees,
(EMBa)
SL: 12 (So you should have (AM2) - which makes mounting this a major sacrifice.)
HS: 2
MC: Not sure. Maybe 45MC
Note - may not operate on hulls with AM

(EMBb)
SL: 17 or 18 (AM goes up every 4 SLs. EMB goes up every 5 or 6. So the sacrifice of mounting it stays significant, not just fractional.)
HS:2
MC: 80
Note: may not operate on hulls with AM greater than 1
May only operate on hulls with (AM1) or less

and so on.

Re: ULTRA Mini-Contest #8: May 15 to May 29 [Closed]

PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun 2011 18:31
by Cralis
After a long delay, the results are in!

First place: Decoy Launch System by Club! (8 tickets)

Second place: Directional Shields by Club! (already submitted)

Third place: Force Sphere Generator by PracticalM! (4 tickets)

Re: ULTRA Mini-Contest #8: May 15 to May 29 [Closed]

PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun 2011 21:09
by Club
Finally I win one of these (Besides the win by default in contest 2; even I think my entry there was lame)