You've seen the new FTL ability for BSG, now ill explain it some more....
Posted by Spinobreaker on Jun 28th, 2010
I uploaded a week or so ago a video showing off the new FTL ability for Battlestar.
Since then ive been able to code it in some more. And balance it a little. For those who are thinking WTF are u talking about heres the video
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Heres how ive decided to balance it. It was meant to be select units. But since BSG has no shields ive decided to use this as there sort of shield. I know Starship Troopers also has no shields. Ill figure that out later. But heres how I've balanced it all in.
Tier 1 - Cygnus Class - 30 second recharge, 1000 jump distance
Tier 2 - Tiger Class- 35 second recharge, 2000 jump distance
Tier 3 - Max Class- 40 second recharge, 3000 jump distance
Tier 4 - Talos Class - 45 second recharge, 4000 jump distance
Tier 4s - Defender Class - 45 second recharge, 4000 jump distance
Tier 5 - Minerva Class - 50 second recharge, 5000 jump distance
Tier 6 - Attackstar - 55 second recharge, 6000 jump distance
Tier 7 - Valkyrie Class - 60 second recharge, 7000 jump distance
Tier 8 - Avark Class - 65 second recharge, 8000 jump distance
Tier 8s - Columbia Class - 65 second recharge, 8000 jump distance
Tier 9 - Bezerk - 70 second recharge, 9000 jump distance
Tier 10 - Hades Class Basestar - 75 second recharge, 10000 jump distance
Tier 11 - Mercury Class Battlestar - 80 second recharge, 11000 jump distance
Tier 12 - New Basestar - 85 second recharge, 12000 jump distance
As for the heroes, they are the same distance as the normal units, the difference is the recharge time. 10% less than the normal ones.
Hero Tier 1 - Starbuck - 30 second recharge, 5000 jump distance (because shes so fast jumping something like 500 is pointless)
Hero Tier 3 - Apollo - 25 second recharge
Hero Tier 4 - Kendra - 40 second recharge
Hero Tier 5 - Adama - 54 second recharge
Hero Tier 6 - Cain - 63 second recharge
Hero Tier 7 - John - 70 second recharge
The fighters and bombers wont have the FTL ability. And as far as ive seen the AI doesn't use it either. Ill try and make them use it, but no promises.
So thats how itll work
I might have a hot patch later. Including a re-worked armor set and this ability. But no promises.
PS - For those who like Stargate Atlantis, im working on a Season 6 fanfic, its on my personal page. Enjoy