NRP, on 06 November 2013 - 08:06 AM, said:
Thanks for creating this. I just purchased the Windows Phone version last night.
How do I add engine heat sinks? When I touch the engine slot area, the only option seems to be to choose another engine. I can't see how to add them to the engine that is currently installed.
Also, the Stats screen is nice, but it would be nice if your terms were defined somewhere. I would also prefer a more streamlined presentation that included the build's heat efficiency (preferably also accounting for ghost heat effects). DPS numbers are nice and all, but what I am really interested in when tweaking builds is heat performance metrics.
Anyway, it's a cool app! Thanks again.
Never occurred to me but adding engine heat sinks might not be obvious. Place the heat sinks in the center torso, the app will automagickally pull any heat sinks in the CT into the engine until the engine is full. Tapping the engine will only allow you to swap engines.
Updating the stats screen is definitely possible. I've avoided dealing with "Ghost Heat" because I keep hoping the devs will realize it is a stupid, un-fun feature and remove it. However, I'm starting to just give up and accept they'll not admit the error of their ways.
What would be the best way to represent ghost heat? Would you like to see an 'alpha heat' value or similar?
As a side note: a patch went live yesterday which include a percent value in the loadout header to show you how effective your heat dissipation vs heat generation is.
A list of terms would be good. I'll write something up soon. In the mean time here are a few you might have missed:
EHS = Effective Heat Sinks.
The effectiveness of your heat sinks when heat sink type, number of heat sinks, and pilot skill are considered. Displayed in the number of "unmodified standard heat sinks" it would take to have an equivalent heat dissipation. Example: 1 double heat sink is equal to 1.4 standard heat sink.
EDPS = Effective Damage Per Second
The sustainable damage per second, restricted by the available heat dissipation, is achievable.