Shield matchup question

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longheart
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Shield matchup question

Post by longheart » Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:17 pm

I prefer my starships having a bunch of shields (Helps them not randomly explode as much).

My question concerns different types of shields on the same vessel.
I've read the manual carefully, and even Google, but can not find an answer:

Different shields block missiles and torpedoes differently, and this is important to me.
A proton shield blocks 84% of rockets, so I like to have them, even though they have only 2100 shield points.
An ion shield has 4500 shield points (more than double), but it only 19% rocket defence rate. It uses the same power as a proton shield, and is slightly smaller.

My question is, what if I have both a proton shield and an ion shield on the same ship?
I can see the shield points as 6600 shield points, but what's the rocket defence rate? Is it 19%? Or 84%? Or (19+84)/2=51.5%? Or even some really weird calculation like 2100/(2100+4500)*(84/(19+84)) :roll: ?

bjgrt
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Re: Shield matchup question

Post by bjgrt » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:46 pm

I think it was discussed in the past to have an effective shields values in the ship's information.

longheart
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Re: Shield matchup question

Post by longheart » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:20 pm

I searched for every post in this area that had the word shields in it, and could find no mention of effective shield ratings, nor even how well they protect against missiles.

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Re: Shield matchup question

Post by bjgrt » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:43 pm

longheart wrote:I searched for every post in this area that had the word shields in it, and could find no mention of effective shield ratings, nor even how well they protect against missiles.
I didn't mean it was discussed here, just that the idea was discussed (and not opposed by Vladimir).

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Re: Shield matchup question

Post by Ufnv » Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:06 pm

It will be (2100*84+4500*19)/(2100+4500)

longheart
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Re: Shield matchup question

Post by longheart » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:16 pm

Thank you. This makes it possible to calculate now. It won't be fun since I often have 5 or 6 shield generators on my ship, but it'll be possible. Yay!

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