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Old March 15 2009, 04:16 AM   #13
Cary L. Brown
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Re: Regenerative Shields

JoeZhang wrote: View Post
Shields never made much sense to me to start with.

Surely as soon as someone stops firing shields go back to 100% as they are a function of power output?
Not necessarily... I think of them more like capacitors... energy stored in a form which, in this case, creates a "virtual hull" outside the real hull. Like a capacitor, if you turn off the power, it will eventually discharge. And if you use it, you have to recharge it.
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