- all three Griff stations have slightly larger docks than the old models had, so you don't need quite as much roll precision anyway. Since the safety margin was implausibly low for the Anaconda before, this is probably a good thing.
- additionally, the game seems to be calculating the bounding dimensions wrongly for the docks on the Griff Coriolis and Ico so that you can actually dock sideways perfectly safely. This is now fixed, so you won't be able to do that any more. It may however have been contributing towards the opinions expressed above that being centred is sufficient, and you don't need to worry too much about roll...
- there's enough safety margin on the docking that provided you're coming in reasonably level, you can put about a third of the Cobra III outside of the dock boundary and still make it in alive (though with heavy scrape damage). This could probably be reduced a bit. Blowing the player up for having the corner of their ship just touch the edge is a bit harsh: allowing them to be off by about 50m and survive on the other hand is probably a bit generous.
I've put a very slow rotation on to the rock hermit, for now. The other stations I'll leave at the default and think about a bit more.
Well, sort of. The old models had equal bounding boxes of ~1000m, but the Dodec and Ico are roughly spherical, while the Coriolis is roughly square, so the distance from the centre of its outermost points is closer to 700m.Commander McLane wrote:Errrm. All stations have equal size (1000 m diameter).
In the Griff models, the Dodec and Ico are a bit bigger than before so that the centre-to-edge distance for all of them is close to 700m, which makes their bounding boxes larger than the Coriolis's