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ryleyra

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Originally Posted by Mike Substelny


Notsabbat is right. If a Space Dragon has a player ship in its mouth then that player ship cannot warp. It is vulnerable to EMPs and mines and nukes and Classic Monsters and all manner of destructive nastiness.

I believe both the Skaraan tractor beam and the Dragon's bite last for 60 seconds. A warp driven player ship is vulnerable for that long.


I was so distracted by being carried around that I didn't consider the effect of having Warp disabled. [biggrin]

I don't think under any circumstances monsters represent a threat to the player ship. Even the Space Monster is easily avoided, even with Charybdis around. The real threat comes from enemy ships that take advantage of the opportunity when a monster has your attention. In that way, I'd say monsters are more like terrain.

BioMechs excepted, of course.

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I don't think under any circumstances monsters represent a threat to the player ship. Even the Space Monster is easily avoided, even with Charybdis around. The real threat comes from enemy ships that take advantage of the opportunity when a monster has your attention. In that way, I'd say monsters are more like terrain.


Monsters are more of a threat to friendly bases and ships than they are to player ships. Note that friendly bases, for example, will not defend themselves against monsters. A lone piranha can destroy a Command Base.



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