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Tchey

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Soapy opera
« on: April 09, 2014, 03:52:21 am »
Hi,

I'm no level 48 and i fly the Crab Hull (not enough money to upgrade yet). I feel my ship is very slippy, i feel i'm piloting a wet soap instead of a ship. In games like SPAZ, Drox Operative or Star Sector, i don't have this feeling, my ship is much more responding to my commands, and it's more fun.

Ophidios

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Re: Soapy opera
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 08:08:51 am »
If I may make a recommendation - you have to compete with inertia and physics playing into your ship. You can't typically stop on a dime, turn on point, and thrust in a separate direction. You'd liquefy your crew and rip your hull apart.

Having said that, making clever use of the space bar to hard brake helps make slippery turns much more manageable. It instantly crushes your inertia and allows you to thrust straight in another direction rather than curving slowly in that direction. I recommend trying to lightly tap space bar for a brief moment when you feel the ship starting to slide.

For what it's worth, I like the inertia feeling.

Tchey

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Re: Soapy opera
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 10:17:39 am »
I play and have played a lot of space games, and it's the first time i feel so soapy. I can manage (level 45+ i think now), but i don't enjoy the way it is.

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Re: Soapy opera
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 12:47:56 pm »
Did you try utilizing space bar to brake the inertia, like I suggested?  It may help a lot.