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Do black holes' gravity wells affect torpedo flight paths? If so, I'm thinking that flying past black holes might be an effective way to shake off torpedoes locked onto us.

According to this wiki, http://artemiswiki.pbworks.com/w/page/43660357/Black%20Holes, "Nearby enemy ships, allies, mines, and space monsters will all be pulled into a black hole if they are too close." However, it makes no mention of torpedoes.

I look forward to your insight.

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Enemie's drones are affected. I'm not sure about player torpedos. (Version 2.3.0)
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I believe that black holes do attract torpedoes, but it does not happen often. If your ship is warping fast enough to escape the black hole then it is already outrunning all torpedoes.
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Thanks for the feedback!

I'm the type of captain who likes to use the terrain to my advantage.  So, I'll keep your insights in mind.  [smile]

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Black Holes will swallow up enemy drones, but they have to be crossing the inner ring to be drawn in, they may kite the outer ring
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So says ThePirateLord, so say we all!
Yes, you've got to be QUITE precise to get drones into singularities. 
How do you feel about wrecks?  I've watched drones peel off a "valid target" and crash into a wreck.  
I try not to fire {player} torpedoes around singularities, or asteroid belts.  A torp can crash into an asteroid before it's intended target.... 



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