Your guns shooting down a enemy drone

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DasRav
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Your guns shooting down a enemy drone

Postby DasRav » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:20 am

I had this happen yesterday and I was like wtf ^^

Basically, if a drone passes thru the path of a gun while that gun fires, the gun (a laser in my case) will hit it and destroy the drone.

Anyone else have this happen and if so, with what gun(s)?
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Spazticus
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Re: Your guns shooting down a enemy drone

Postby Spazticus » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:26 am

It doesn't happen too often, but the enemy ships can also shoot down your drones in the same way. At least you can usually send out another immediately, and it's one less hit that you might have taken to your shields/hull.
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Re: Your guns shooting down a enemy drone

Postby zarakon » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:42 am

I think any of your weapons except beams can do it

I've been able to do it intentionally several times
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Re: Your guns shooting down a enemy drone

Postby DarkenDragon » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:59 am

fyi this also happens with missiles too, i've shot down a missile that passed right infront of my weapon before. and I can only guess it would work against boarding drones too but i've not had that situation happen yet
Boyos
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Re: Your guns shooting down a enemy drone

Postby Boyos » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:01 am

Yeah I've shot down drones, and seen my drones shot down. Check out this shot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um1zPzbR ... ata_player
Mr. Mister
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Re: Your guns shooting down a enemy drone

Postby Mr. Mister » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:02 pm

Quoting myself:
Mr. Mister wrote:I can confirm that both asteroids and missing shots from enemy attack drones (and thus misses from any enemy weapon too) can take down your defense drones too. Hilarious.

It shouldn't be that hard to intentionally kill an enem defense drone with a beam (if beams can destroy drones): the defense drone floats following the shield perimeter.

Mr. Mister wrote:GROUNDBREAKING RESULTS:

I'd venture saying that any pair of non-beam (and non-ship) bodies can collide, anihilating one another.

Just saw a (heavy I) laser collide with a (not sure which version) ion ball.


Not sure why there isn't an achievement for two projectiles colliding.
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Re: Your guns shooting down a enemy drone

Postby zarakon » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:21 pm

Mr. Mister wrote:I'd venture saying that any pair of non-beam (and non-ship) bodies can collide, anihilating one another.

Thankfully, not entirely true. Your own laser shots can pass right through your defense drones without damaging them.
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Re: Your guns shooting down a enemy drone

Postby Mr. Mister » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:54 pm

zarakon wrote:
Mr. Mister wrote:I'd venture saying that any pair of non-beam (and non-ship) bodies can collide, anihilating one another.

Thankfully, not entirely true. Your own laser shots can pass right through your defense drones without damaging them.

Bodies from different factions, that is. This makes for You, Them, and Asteroids (I doubt two asteroids would collide, in the probably impossible case that that happened).
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Re: Your guns shooting down a enemy drone

Postby jamotide » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:14 pm

Boyos wrote:Yeah I've shot down drones, and seen my drones shot down. Check out this shot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um1zPzbR ... ata_player


Thats awesome, especially with 1 hull left!
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Re: Your guns shooting down a enemy drone

Postby Boyos » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:51 am

Yeah, wish I could get that luck. Haha.

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