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Does buying speed-ups for your ship..
« on: August 18, 2004, 02:24:56 am »

Make it cost more fuel to get somewhere?  I notice that fuel is depleted alot faster when I have all my things full of speed-ups of course because I am moving faster..  But do I lose more fuel than I would if I had only one?  (Accelerators?  Anti-matter thrusters is the name? maybe?)

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Re: Does buying speed-ups for your ship..
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2004, 02:29:03 am »

You just pay a set amount of fuel per distance traveled - not how many thrusters you add.  What the thrusters do is decrease the amount of time it takes to travel that distance. For instance, traveling from the closest Melnorme will AlWAYS be about 5-4 in fuel - it does not increase nor decrease.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2004, 03:51:24 am »

Hayes says adding thrusters will decrease your fuel costs in the long run; I haven't read the code, but on what you say I think the basis for saying this is that if you have to manuever in Hyperspace (like dodging Dreadnaughts in the Crateris constellation) more thrusters and more turning jets will let you make narrower, faster turns rather than turning in wide arcs, so the fancy manuevers cost you less.
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Re: Does buying speed-ups for your ship..
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2004, 04:16:58 am »

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Hayes says adding thrusters will decrease your fuel costs in the long run

I can find no such quote about fuel savings in the Starbase Commander's speech files, but you may be referring to this:

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I would add thrusters up to say, 5 or 6.
Speed is essential in combat, but it will also pay off over the long haul in HyperSpace
and if you prefer to avoid confrontation, nothing beats a great pair of legs.

I believe the "pay off" he's referring to is not in money or fuel, but in time saved.  The code bears this out, too; there is no explicit advantage in fuel usage when more thrusters are added, other than the small advantage you mentioned regarding greater maneuverability.
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