============== Empyrion Alpha 10.6 EXPERIMENTAL has gone live! Please use the threads in our EXP forum for GAMEPLAY feedback ( about values, balancing,..): https://empyriononline.com/forums/experimental-features-discussion.35/ Please proceed in the thread below for general discussion about the feature itself! Thanks a lot for your contribution! ============== Alongside with CPU and the new Flight Model, we will also add a new way to release your Capital Vessels from the need to always land on a planet: HV-SV Docking How does it work? Same as with docking a SV or HV to a CV or BA you can move your HV onto a SV and simply dock it. The same rules apply as for all other docking methods: You are not allowed to stay seated in the docked vessel when the carrier moves Turrets and Shields of the docked HV need to be off A non-docked HV inside a SV leads to a movement-block for the SV There are a few limitations, though: You cannot dock to a CV or BA as long as you have a HV docked to the SV. Currently there is also no possiblity to change this, as this is a technical limitation. To work around this limitation when you are in space, the HV can now move in ALL directions, but only with a limited speed of 3m/s but also WITHOUT requiring any thrusters! This means, as of A10.6, you can load and unload a HV in space without any restrictions, even when the HV is floating in space in non-gravity environment. Notes/Knowledge: With Alpha 10.6 the weight and mass of a docked vessel will also contribute to the carrier mass! Shields on the carrier do NOT protect the docked vessel ( The Hull Polarization is only active for the vessel with the shield device) Tip: What you can also do is to dock a HV below a SV. For this to work, your HV needs a docking pad on top of the HV, as the SV-docking and landing-gears will not dock to the HV. You then need to "press" the HV against the SV floor to make it dock.