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Billy Babel
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I'm not sure how to explain this. The way I understand shields is that they function like if you put a ruler parallel to the left and right prong, and then everything on that side of the ruler can be blocked.

My question is, if for instance you had a shield that faced the upper left quadrant of your ship, and was located at the very back of the ship. And you had say one piece at the very front of the ship in the upper left quadrant, but there were no pieces behind it in that row, and a meteor or gunshot came from the back of the ship, to hit that piece at the very front of your ship, could your shield block it since it passes through its "zone of influence" even thought it's coming from the direction the shield isn't facing?
 
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Matt Boehland
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Nope. A shield facing the front and left of the ship only protects against things originally coming from the front or left of the ship (*not* where it is in relation to the shield when it impacts the ship).

Not part of your question, but to clarify: it can protect even if there's several components between it and what it's protecting against, and it doesn't need to be in the same row or column. All that's important is that the shield is facing the direction the incoming asteroid/laser was originally coming from.
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Billy Babel
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Matt Boehland wrote:
Nope. A shield facing the front and left of the ship only protects against things originally coming from the front or left of the ship (*not* where it is in relation to the shield when it impacts the ship).

Not part of your question, but to clarify: it can protect even if there's several components between it and what it's protecting against, and it doesn't need to be in the same row or column. All that's important is that the shield is facing the direction the incoming asteroid/laser was originally coming from.


Yeah I got that, like *everything* past the ruler that is parallel to the little prongs on the shield tile. I just wasn't sure if it was like all objects that passed through the shield's area of protection, or things that came from the way the shield is facing
 
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Eric Wills
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No, that's not how shields work. If in your example, the two glowing sides of the shield are facing left and front then it will protect the entire ship from impacts from the left and the front. Again in the example you use a light cannon fire hits your ship from the rear, even though the shield in 'pointing' at the piece getting hit the shield only covers front and left, so rear impact is not protected.

There is no need to take a ruler and see what is protected and what isn't as shields cover the entire face with no regard to the position of the prongs.
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Billy Babel
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So you are saying that whatever sides of the ship are parallel to the sides of the shield tile are protected no matter what the location of the shield tile is?
 
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That's what he's saying. Two shields, e.g. facing NW and SE will protect your whole ship from small asteroids and lasers (as long as you have the batteries to spend) no matter where they're placed.
 
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