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Old 11-08-2012, 07:25 PM
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Default Escape pod durability

These should be unbreakable as standard.

No, really.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:42 AM
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Escape pods are a waste of light slots, in my opinion. If the player jettisons in the middle of a heated battle, they're as good as dead anyway.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:49 AM
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Not necessarily. I manage to escape and survive about 80% of the time. I find them useful.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:05 AM
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Escape pods are a waste of light slots, in my opinion. If the player jettisons in the middle of a heated battle, they're as good as dead anyway.
Consider this an attempt to make them slightly less of a waste of slots than they already are

Oh, and: hardcore. Not essential, but saved my bacon on a few occasions at lower levels.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:36 PM
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Yes, in hardcore mode it's a different story. Having the chance (however slight it may be) to make a narrow escape from death can prove invaluable.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:53 PM
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Depending of how difficult it is to code, how about upon the destruction of a ship with the escape pod, a massive EM nova is released from your ship, stunning for a full 3 seconds and moderately damaging nearby enemies...or maybe all within a one screen radius...gives cover, and some revenge...
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:05 AM
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You could install a Self Destruct and trigger it right before you get toasted.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:15 AM
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You could install a Self Destruct and trigger it right before you get toasted.
I made a ship like that, keeping a pod and a self-destruct in my inventory at all times to switch in for emergencies. Lots of fun if you've got the skills to ensure modules load fast enough.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:55 PM
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On HC, if I don't have an escape pod slotted, it's in my inventory. Maybe even a dedicated slot gained after you reach a certain mark in your Command skill...in any event, they're a must-have for me on HC.

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:16 PM
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Further idea to have these suck marginally less in general play: allow them to apply their secondary bonuses, i.e. everything except the defense and structure boost, even before destruction. This would make it viable to equip legend/artifact level escape pods even in general play.
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