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Old 08-25-2015, 11:34 AM   #8
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Default Re: [Spaceships] Heat Signature, Cloaking Device, and Stealth Hull

Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
You can't really try to be stealthy in situations where there's absolutely no cover, so unless the ship is somewhere that cover exists (rings of Saturn, cinematic asteroid belt, etc), the in plain sight bonus would always apply. Though I'm not sure the bonuses are quite correct at the moment, I think spaceships may make detection range a bit too high (based on human visual sensitivity, sunlit target in space is about +25 total).
Consider that main engines of the Space Shuttle were visible from Uranus with current technology, though. That range penalty is in the -70 to -75 range (didn't work it out exactly).
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