This is my adie for a new max speed system.
so first of all lets go over the current system: the maximum speed is set by the server and nothing can go above it -_- simple right?
correct! and i dont like it. because it means u ca put a ton of thrusters on a ship with a huge mass and it could still get to 50km/s(default max speed) in less then 5s, which is ridiculous.
My idea: the max speed should be limited defaultly at like 2000km/h, but theres a catch. in order to reach that speed you need a certain thrust to mass ratio...and an even higher one(more thrust then mass) to get to it quickly.
Ex: first lets make up a ratio to hit 2000km/h... well go with 6/1 (thrust/mass) this would mean you need 6 thrust for every 1 mass to hit 2000km/h but this would still take some time to hit. to hit it in less then 5s well say you need a ratio of 20/1 (20 thrust per 1 mass[i hope u get how these ratios work by now because im not making these anymore])
now lets get to our scenarios:
considering this is all well need ill stop here...so we have our mass and in order to find the amount of thrust well need to hit that 2000km/h limit all you need to do is mass*6.
so the thrust we will need is:12000000(yes thats 12million)
this would make it ridicoulously hard to hit that top speed let alone do it quickly...in order to do it in under max speed u would need your mass*20.
so the thrust we would need now is:40000000(40 million)
this would make it very hard to get ships going ridicoulous speeds but also allow us to go the speed we wish to go... whether that may be slower or faster.
Note: the ratios and max speeds in this are exaples not exactly what i want them to be but numbers for me to showcase my ideas.
Also: i would add more example but i need to go to bed(as i need to wake up in apx. 6 hrs)
Please reply with our ideas on all the ideas expressed in this thread as well as these few things:
1) what you want the max speed to be(express as "topspeed:)
2) what you want the minimum ratio to hit that speed be(express as "ratio1:")
3) what u want the ratio to hit the max speed in >5s(express as "ratio2:")
Thank you for reading this and have a nice day!(or night) =P