Reply To: Cataphract- class Cruiser


Did a basic endurance test on my own- at .8 warp efficency, Warp 2 to the corner, then two “diagonal transitions” at warp 3, 100% power, drops the Cataphract to almost exactly 50% power, full batteries. Not so low as to cripple it, but definately a drawback on long duration missions, as intended.

Does anyone know how to add Shield Nodes to a ship? The idea being that, instead of stronger shields, it would be able to run at 300% longer.

I tweaked the ordnance loadout, added a few shields as a placeholder for more nodes, raised point defense range to 650 and damage to 1 per shot.

Current version:

  <vessel    uniqueID="2"    side="0"       classname="Cataphract Escort Destroyer" broadType="player">
    <art     meshfile="dat/artemis-3.dxs"    diffuseFile="dat/artemis_diffuse.png"
             glowFile="dat/artemis_illum.png"    specularFile="dat/artemis_specular.png" scale="0.2"/>
    <internal_data file="dat/artemis-3.snt"/>
	<!-- Weapons and Shields modified (1/4)-->
    <shields front="30" back="25"/>
    <performance turnrate="0.004" topspeed="0.6" shipefficiency=".6" warpefficiency=".8" jumpefficiency="1.1"/>
  <beam_port x="0" y="8.35" z="1" damage="0.25" playerdamage="2" arcwidth="0.05" cycletime="6.0" range="1500"/>
    <beam_port x=" -1" y="8.35" z="0.34" damage="0.25" playerdamage="1" arcwidth="0.55" cycletime="3.0" range="650"/>
    <beam_port x="1" y="8.35" z="0.34" damage="0.25" playerdamage="1" arcwidth="0.55" cycletime="3.0" range="650"/>
    <torpedo_tube x="0" y="8.35" z="258.74"/>
    <torpedo_tube x="0" y="8.35" z="258.74"/>
    <torpedo_storage type="trp" amount="12"/>  <!-- Homing"-->
    <torpedo_storage type="nuk" amount="2"/>  <!-- LR Nuke-->
    <torpedo_storage type="min" amount="4"/>  <!-- Mine"-->
    <torpedo_storage type="emp" amount="2"/>  <!-- EMP"-->
    <torpedo_storage type="shk" amount="8"/>  <!-- Plasma Shock"-->
    <torpedo_storage type="bea" amount="4"/>  <!-- Beacon"-->
    <torpedo_storage type="pro" amount="2"/>  <!-- Probe"-->
    <torpedo_storage type="tag" amount="4"/>  <!-- Tag"-->
    <engine_port x="0" y="-9.22" z="-300"/>
    <engine_port x="0" y="29.64" z="-300"/>
    <engine_port x="-111.755783" y="-44.202168" z="-242.740082"/>
    <engine_port x="111.755783" y="-44.202168" z="-242.740082"/>
    <engine_port x="0" y="97.875313" z="-181.449524"/>
    <long_desc text="TSN Escort Destroyer^High precision Beam combat specializing in disabling enemy systems^2 short range point defense turrets, 1 extended range sniper beam^2 Torpedo tubes^Stores for 2 nukes, 12 homing, 4 mines, 2 EMP, 8 PShock."/>