More in depth gun customization system Apr 24, 2020 15:43:14 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by rob06waves2018 on Apr 24, 2020 15:43:14 GMT -5
It would also be neat to be able to customize turret appearance for game view pictures.
There is already a bit of a standardisation effect already through the gun quality parameter. I generally give my early fleet units all the same battery of whichever 'lighter' calibre reaches +1 first. This is generally 13" or 14" but occasionally 12" or 15". This is because I find a +1 13" gun is better than a -1 15" or 16" due to the lower weight allowing for more guns and faster firing. The accuracy is generally better too. These 'lower' calibres last surprisingly long - a 'good' +1 15" or 16" is often developed quite a while into the game, by which point my capital ships all have a standard main battery calibre (excluding legacy pre-dreadnoughts). And after that, I stick to 16" or 15" on my superdreadnoughts because I find they give more bang for my proverbial buck (pun unintended). So my fleet turns into quite the model of standardisation by about 1925. 5" (or 4" - depends on the HAA value) for DDs, CVs and secondaries, 6" for CLs, ~9" for CAs (not a massive fan of CAs late game - I just build them as glorified colonial gunboats to replace my clapped-out pre-dreadnoughts easily) and ~14" or 16" for my capital ships. *Only* 5 calibres outside of oddities like autoloading 3-inchers and the odd design board mandated *sighs 8" on a CV that I can't be bothered to refit. And this comes quite naturally... Though that may just be my subconscious OCD!
That being said, I agree with everything ahead of this post about the proposed system.... I really do have too much time on my hands at the moment, don't it?