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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: Valaggar on March 19, 2007, 04:19:30 pm

Title: HyperSpace travel
Post by: Valaggar on March 19, 2007, 04:19:30 pm
To enter HyperSpace from TrueSpace, you must create a portal.
To enter TrueSpace from HyperSpace, you must enter in a gravity well of a star or another HyperDrive field.
Now, consider this: You have two HyperDrives on your ship, and you travel with but one engaged. To return to TS, you engage the second one too.

Since in HyperSpace Melee there's still a planet, we must presume that you end up in a random star system without a portal, right? So you can use this to mine/colonize secret systems!
But you don't. Nobody does. Then what's the explanation? The planet is there simply for balance reasons?

Title: Re: HyperSpace travel
Post by: Draxas on March 19, 2007, 05:11:53 pm
Yes. Combat with some ships is simply not fun without a planet. So a random planet type is chosen to base combat around.

What I find most amusing is that the planet type truly is completely random; I couldn't tell you how many times I've fought probes around a previously unknown Rainbow World. ;)

Title: Re: HyperSpace travel
Post by: Valaggar on March 19, 2007, 06:00:21 pm
By the way, probably the Probe had already reported that one to the Melnorme, so that's why you didn't get the credit(s) you deserved.

But anyway, if VUX TrueSpace re-entries are so precise, then perhaps they can enter portalless star systems? It would be REALLY creepy to have so many freaky VUX faces all over the galaxy, hidden in unreachable TS colonies... Ugh. I think I'm going to be sick.

That means that you can hide in "random" TrueSpace, no? You can enter TrueSpace in the interstellar space and deactivate your HyperDrive, so that no one will catch you. Still not too safe for a Spathi to use it, but someone hiding from the Kohr-Ah, for example, would do it...
Why doesn't anyone do it?
Anyone has a valid explanation?

Title: Re: HyperSpace travel
Post by: Koowluh on March 19, 2007, 06:07:38 pm
My explanation would be that you are still detectable in Truespace by ships that are in Hyperspace.