Tank Turrets, Surface or Structural elements

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Tank Turrets, Surface or Structural elements

Postby tommahoney » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:51 am

Are turrets mounted on tanks structural elements or are they surface elements and should they count as 1 structure level below structural elements?
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Postby birdman » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:05 am

The turret is a structural element. The rotator for the turret is a surface element.
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Postby tommahoney » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:39 am

Thanks for the quick reply, thats great help!
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Postby Rayhawk » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:14 pm

The gun barrels sticking out of the turret are also surface elements, if that makes any difference.
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Postby Fulizer » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:36 am

wait... that means that the rotator is a surface element to the tank body (unless you are limiting turning sharpness, there isn't enough space for the tank to turn or amount of vehicle turns a game turn, would be useless (actually i retract that they are extremeley useful))

while the gun barrels are surface elements on the weapon?
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Postby IVhorseman » Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:30 pm

Basically, if a piece is said to be able to do something, like move or shoot ammunition, it's a surface element. If the piece more or less just sits there and does nothing but provide cover, it's a structural element.
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Postby Ranger S2H » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:51 pm

maybe you could count the turret as a separate creation to the hull?
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Postby birdman » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:29 pm

Uh, why? We already have a simple and easy way of doing it.
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Postby stubby » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:51 pm

Ranger S2H wrote:maybe you could count the turret as a separate creation to the hull?

This was how things were done in BW2001. It didn't really add anything in particular to gameplay though, besides a little extra bookkeeping.
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