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  • ~L~
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Research and Development - Katamari
Just prepping plans and ideas here for running a Research and Development team. Not sure what kind of depth the game will have during Beta but I want to be prepared. R&D would basically be dissecting anything Vanduul to learn all it's strengths and weaknesses and best ways to counter their physiology and technology. Would also hopefully design some modified tech of our own, such as specialized ship explosives and more, if we have that capability that is.

I would love to do this but first I want to get thoughts, ideas and critiques from others if anyone has some input.
  • Last Edit: December 12, 2015, 08:07:32 PM by ~L~

Re: R&D
Reply #1
Well I think a lot of us plan on researching various aspects, like where to hit a ship to take down shields, life support, or self-destruct capability? Where do their guns have less coverage? Which guns track fastest, and which hit hardest? What techniques should you use for electronic warfare? Are there any hidey-holes to sneak your ship into on the surface of capital ships? That sort of stuff.

I'm not sure under/overclocking weapons can provide a specific benefit against Vanduul over other foes, but learning the strengths and weaknesses of their sensors might be a good approach. All of that is quite a ways from now, unfortunately.

  • ~L~
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Re: R&D
Reply #2
Indeed, but I figure a centralized department for everyone wanting to work some of those aspects would be good. Combined resources and easier coordination and information sharing across all those involved in the OP could make things that much easier.

And I should probably clarify, I don't really mean so much running an R&D as establishing and helping coordinate and maintain an R&D.

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Re: R&D
Reply #3
Good idea--at the very least, I think we all owe it to report back to our fellow Forkers on what ship-weapon-gear combos are particularly effective or ineffective against the Vacon.
Anyone got a Con Andromeda Physical Goodies package you're thinking about melting for a Digital? Send me a note--maybe we can make a deal.

  • ~L~
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Re: R&D
Reply #4
Indeed, a project I had already started on per request of some of the others such as JD. Figured with this R&D I can make it all an official thing and not just a side project.

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Re: R&D
Reply #5
I will need live Vanduul specimens for research as well as interrogation. Those willing to donate would be much appreciated, however I shall pay quite nicely for those who would be looking for compensation. Don't expect any numbers from me on that yet though till we actually know how finances in game will work, income vs costs etc..