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Offline cyclonic

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Re: How Stealth Works
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2006, 11:15:56 am »
the color concept isn't too far fetched either. It would make sense to since each planet should have multiple evironments in it to blend into. The only thing I can see that might be a problem is that is would in some way influence the color of the creature, and some people probably won't like that too much. But then...the other creatures in your environment would do the same thing

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Re: How Stealth Works
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2006, 12:12:03 pm »
I would think surface area is what dictates the stealth factor, though not necessarily frontal surface area. Think about why the Stealth Bomber is as 'hidden' as it is (based on shape and not just the engines) and it makes sense why adding most body parts decreases stealth.

As far as social, I think that anything, including hands, arms, motion and vocal, that adds to interaction/communication, should add to social skills. Some are better than others though as when there is a language barrier, motion is key. More appendages can only add to the ease of communication. Creatures with fewer hands can still be social, they just will be at a greater disadvantage and will need to rely more on strong vocals.

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Re: How Stealth Works
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2006, 07:10:13 pm »
I would think surface area is what dictates the stealth factor, though not necessarily frontal surface area. Think about why the Stealth Bomber is as 'hidden' as it is (based on shape and not just the engines) and it makes sense why adding most body parts decreases stealth.

As far as social, I think that anything, including hands, arms, motion and vocal, that adds to interaction/communication, should add to social skills. Some are better than others though as when there is a language barrier, motion is key. More appendages can only add to the ease of communication. Creatures with fewer hands can still be social, they just will be at a greater disadvantage and will need to rely more on strong vocals.
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Do you think that you vehicles could have a stealth rating too! That would be cool.
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Re: How Stealth Works
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2006, 06:46:33 pm »
This is about creature stealth, not necessarily vehicle stealth. For vehicle stealth, you could probably invent a cloaking device or something similar.
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Re: How Stealth Works
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2006, 06:54:18 pm »
A sombedy elses problem field perhaps ?::)

Says it all really....

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Re: How Stealth Works
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2006, 07:00:34 pm »
A sombedy elses problem field perhaps ?::)
Well, it is the easiest way. :)

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Re: How Stealth Works
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2006, 07:25:06 pm »
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