AdmiralBob

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I was wondering if anyone could explain how Sight Range works. What is perplexing is that if you do NOT buy a Scout Bridge, the Sight Range is listed as '0'. But clearly that is not correct, as a ship with a Combat Bridge can definitely see other ships, so what exactly does that number represent? I thought it was some sort of numerical grid system, with a Scout using a Scout Bridge seeing someone 35 grids away. But that cannot be right.

Is it actually stating a percentage increase? I know that it does come into play because I had a Scout at the 'sweet spot' where he could see a Dreadnought, but could not himself be seen (even though the Dreadnought had a Scout Bridge too). What I am trying to figure out is just how much distance on the screen this number represents.

Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on the subject.

Admiral Bob

P.S. Anyone else missing the days when developers actually produced manuals for the wargames they wrote?
 

obliviondoll

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I'm not 100% certain (would need to test, and have no other players with whom to do so), but I'm RELATIVELY sure that each ship class has a "base" sight range which is the range the ship can see with no modifier applied.

I would guess, although again I haven't tested, that the modifier applied by a Scout Bridge is a percentage increase.
 

AdmiralBob

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I know that when you buy the Scout Bridge it indicates a number, which differs with each class. When you take the Scout Bridge off, all revert to a Sight Range of 0. Also, the cost of the Scout Bridge varies with class. A Scout Bridge for a Dreadnought, for example, costs more than one for a Scout, but the former has a lower Sight Range.
 

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I'm not 100% certain (would need to test, and have no other players with whom to do so), but I'm RELATIVELY sure that each ship class has a "base" sight range which is the range the ship can see with no modifier applied.

I would guess, although again I haven't tested, that the modifier applied by a Scout Bridge is a percentage increase.
From what I remember this is how it works, and the scout has the longest base range. a couple scouts with scout bridges if you can keep them out of harms way will give you an edge.