Recent posts by NobleKnight51 on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [DarkOrbit] How's everyone's skylab?

it is. it takes 6 hours for 3000 to be sent to his ship. he just has a goli.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [DarkOrbit] BETTING

usa west

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [DarkOrbit] BETTING

uh, a leo is about 2 mil

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [DarkOrbit] Dark orbit:THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE

Originally posted by jkid1190:
Originally posted by NobleKnight51:

Weight doesn’t affect anything in space. There is no gravity, no air, no friction to hold the ship back.

So technically.. The bigger ships can move at the same rate as the small ships with the similliarly powered engines.

Originally posted by lan1967:

Weight affects ship’s inertia. Smaller weight gives greater acceleration. In fact there is some friction in cosmos. Cosmic vacuum is not absolute. Friction will raise with velocity. Gravitation from nearby planets and stars will also affect movement. Bigger ships would require much more fuel to move.

you two need a brief physics lesson. Weight is the effect gravity has on the MASS of an object. for all intents and purposes, objects in space have no weight since there is little to no gravity in space (Noble is right in the first part of his post). however, just because something in space is weightless, it does not become MASSless. since larger ships have more mass, they have greater inertia to overcome in order to change velocity (speed and/or direction). lan is correct, there is matter in space, however i am pretty confident in saying that unless you happen to be within orbital distance of a planet you wont be affected by the gravitational pull of that planet. the other forces, such as friction from the matter that is in space i imagine would also be rather insignificant, the main factors would be the masses of the ships.

Yup, your right, acceleration would be the limiting factor, however, maximum speed would be determined by the power of the engines. Hence, same speed.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [DarkOrbit] Dark orbit:THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE

Weight doesn’t affect anything in space. There is no gravity, no air, no friction to hold the ship back.

So technically.. The bigger ships can move at the same rate as the small ships with the similliarly powered engines.