Motion Tracking Speed & Linked Chambers #

adi0adi0 Join Date: 2004-10-07 Member: 32142Members
<div class="IPBDescription">need nfo plz v.much ty ty ty...</div> search engine doesn't seem to work and i couldn't find any info about this elsewhere, so i guess i'll ask here:

1) what speed does motion tracking detect? is it fixed or does it depend on tech level? if i don't walk and only move my mouse am i detected? is walk speed safe?

2) what's the exact difference between 1 and 3 chambers of each type linked to a hive - i saw ppl arguing about it in game, so i guess i'm not only one that could use some explanation

sorry for my english & thanks in advance <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile-fix.gif' /><!--endemo-->


  • N_3N_3 &#092;o/ Join Date: 2004-03-12 Member: 27291Members, Constellation
    For motion tracking, im pretty sure you can look around without getting picked up, but even a slight walk will make you detectable.

    The reason people like to have 3 of a chamber is because that gives the maximum level for related upgrades. So for example, if you have 1 defense chamber then a defensive upgrade will only be at level 1. If you have 3 defense chambers than the defenseive upgrades taken by aliens will be at level 3 (eg better). Subsequent chambers won't affect the upgrade as level 3 is the max.
  • CombatJoeCombatJoe Join Date: 2003-09-11 Member: 20768Members
    if you have the carapace upgrade and have:

    1 dc - you'll get 20 bonus armor
    2 dc - you'll get 40
    3 dc - you'll get 60
    4, 5, infinity DC - you'll still get 60

    That's how the chambers work. Not sure what they would have been arguing about. You can only build one chamber type for each hive, you should pick up on that pretty quick. Note: If that hive goes down, and is rebuit, you can pick a new chamber type. Any of the old chamber will still be there and you still get the benefits.

    Lets say your first hive was DCs and your second hive was MCs (pretty typical). The 1st hive goes down, but you have 3 DCs in the 2nd one. You rebuild the first hive, it would make sense to get sensory chambers instead of DC again, because you still have the 3 dcs to upgrade with... they might have been arguing along those lines; what chamber to drop with a rebuilt hive. 9 times out of 10, you want to get 3 of any chamber type you have.
  • adi0adi0 Join Date: 2004-10-07 Member: 32142Members
    thx for the info

    ad 1. so even when i walk facing the wall slowing the speed even more i'm picked by scanner, but when i wiggle my mouse like crazy standing in place i stay undetected? i thought it was completely oposite (at least logically) <!--emo&:0--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wow.gif' /><!--endemo-->

    ad 2. does it affect every upgrade? like *faster celerity & regeneration, stronger focus, faster cloaking etc... do you know if there is a table of bonus levels or some kind of detailed manual?
  • SLizerSLizer Join Date: 2003-11-07 Member: 22363Members, Constellation
    For some advanced strategies you can match focus level with a1. focus 3 bites takes long to "charge" but lvl1 you will bite the rine and quickly another time killing without waiting.
  • N_3N_3 &#092;o/ Join Date: 2004-03-12 Member: 27291Members, Constellation
    The nsguide manual has some info:
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