What Does a Painter Paint?


#1

It paints missiles, obviously. But what counts as a missile? Rockets? Plasma? I’m sure that others have figured this out, so please help a beginner.


#2

anything that flies on its own propulsion as far as i know,so all kinds of rockets and missiles,with a varying degree of efficiency
all guided missiles for sure… im not 100% sure on the unguided dumbfires


#3

anything that can be hit by PD or scrambler are missiles


#4

so rockets can be guided by target paint, but plasma no?


#5

Yes, anything that can turn (no matter how small the angle) will hit the painted target.
Plasma and other blasters (such as cruiser lasers) do not work with target painters.


#6

This is not strictly true–rockets sometimes miss, even when painted, unless that particular bug’s been fixed.


#7

The confusion is that the painting has to be in place when the missile is launched. if it turns on a hundreth of a second later, then there is a chance the missile will miss, because the hit/miss stuff is calculated at launch time, not impact time.


#8

Of course, that makes sense and it’s better that way.

Although, I made a suggestion once for a module that redirects all the missiles on flight to a new target if the designated target has been destroyed so this module could also have a double function to make sure that missiles hit if the paint is reestablished.
Or one module with 2 versions, MK I(single function of redirection) and MK II(redirection and repainting), like PD scanner.


#9

How does painter plays in with guidance scrambler? Does it cancel out the effect and replace with a new hit rate?


#10

I think the guidance scrambler reduces the chance to zero.


#11

nah… theres still a LITTLE chance