It's like the Grand Goremaul
As you can see, the weapons circle is far away from it's location on the ship.
In the case of beam weapons, if the circle in below the shield, it bypass it.
Tek0516 wrote:I have seen many ships, especially vanilla, destroyed by frigate/cruiser weaponry, without the shields ever failing.
True and false at the same time.
If you are outside of a shield bubble, you can't damage the ship below with a few exceptions:
1)If you use radiation weapons that can damage the shield, the enemy don't have any armour, there is a chance that the radiation effect directly hit the hull
2)If the ship use multiple shield generator, there is a big chance that one of them "fall" before the other. If there is 4 generator on the ship and one of them run out of shield point, any weapons able to damage the remaining shield will see 1/4 of is damages (on average) striking the hull/armour (3/7 if there is 3 shield gen out of 7 ; 5/29 if there is 5 shield out of 29...)
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