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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

OK, this is pretty damn awesome

Pull up Caldari Prime in planetary interaction viewing mode.(1)  Then wheel the planet around a bit.  You'll eventually find this:


 


One more post from me about this battle later today.  I thought it might be fun to apply some :scary math: to it.  In the meantime, brav-fraking-o CCP.  That's pretty damn awesome.


(1) Bring up the Map.  Search for "Lum".  Right click "Luminaire"   Select "Show Info".  Click the "Orbital Bodies" tab.  Scroll down to Luminaire VII.  Right click on Luminaire VII (Caldari Prime).  Select "View in Planet Mode".  Wheel the planet around until you can see what's in the images above.

23 comments:

  1. Am I seeing too much, or you can actually see the titan sticking out of the ground?

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    1. No, that would be a "Ripard Teg for CSM8" billboard.

      *cough*

      Sorry.

      But no, I see what you're seeing but when you zoom in pretty close it's still just a couple of pixels wide. Might represent the titan, but probably doesn't. The scale is wrong.

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  2. If they keep to this level of detail of attention to detail it will be awesome.

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  3. More awesome Mary Sue crap \o/

    The crash site is under Gallente control even thought the Caldari Dusties won the ground war on the weekend. Why do they keep telling us the players decide the outcome of these events?

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  4. They've done stuff like this for years. Back in 2010 they did a series of news articles on an explosion in a station in Pashanai:

    http://community.eveonline.com/news/news-channels/world-news/archive/2010/?page=2

    I've not been out that way recently, but following the attack, the station texturing was changed to make the damage visible.

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  5. About that Scary math, we had a smattering of those on the TMC article on the initial leak.

    http://themittani.com/news/dust-514-battle-features-crashed-leviathan

    my napkin math

    "Considering the titan crashed into the planet's surface from orbit, all the gravitational potential energy from being in orbit would have to be transferred to the planet. This energy can be dissipated to the atmosphere through friction as it falls, it could be turned into thermal energy from the hull heating up, but mostly it would be transferred directly into Caldari Prime itself from the impact.

    So, given that the mass of the titan is 2,430,000,000 kg it was orbiting from 22,787,000 m (assuming this is from surface) , the radius of Caldari prime is 30,217,000m (obviously wrong, as it's surface gravity indicates a radius of 15,054,000m, so this will be used instead) , and it has a mass of 3.5*10^25 .

    the formula for work done by gravitational potential energy would be the integral of GM1M2/r^2 with respect to r from orbit to surface, where G is the gravatitional constant 6.67*10^-11.

    the total Gravatitional potential energy that would have to be transferred to Caldari Prime would be 2.2692*10^17 joules, 227 petajoules. which is not that much considering the dimensions of the leviathan. This makes me think that the leviathan's stated in game mass is too low in order to make titan bumping actually possible."

    If you do out the math, the leviathan in orbit actually has very little density. much less than a modern day oil tanker.

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    1. Well, let's get some oil in that bastard then, eh?

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    2. LOL I had a army mechanic NCO, when every something was wrong with a vehicle. His first answer was to put oil into it, or question if it had oil or not! That's for the reminder. Too funny!

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    3. IMO the problem is, that all of oyu are freakin' nerds and can't enjoy this shit as what it is: a game!
      CCP cared shit about math's just look at all the numbers of all the ships and all the other stuff. How big are implants again? 1m³? and you stick up to 10 of those into your head? I don't need to be a math pr0 do know that this is wrong, but if you insist:
      10*1m³=10m³
      look, i have put a nice lookign formula in my comment, now i am cool

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    4. This anon just made my day.^

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    5. @Anonymous 2x up, the implants are very advanced technology, and are stored in complicated containers which sustain them when not implanted. An implant container is roughly 1m³. : P

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    6. Ever think that toons in Eve are 150 feet tall. Then the math all works...:) Oh sorry needs a formula for validity...umm...150'x1=150'

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  6. The problem with the maths posted on March 26 0222 hours is that, it was the entire leviathan that crashed into Caldari Prime, it was merely a large portion of the frontal super structure that crashed, at least from what I'm reading on other sources that appears to be the case.

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    1. Yip, only 7km or so crashed? Rest was incinerated.

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  7. another problem with the mass is: caldari planet is hollow like a balloon and the crash should have pushed the planet into a new orbit changing the surfacecklimate and making the planet a frozen planet not due to the lack of distance to the sun

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    1. That sir is a completely wrong statement because it is not true.

      A planets rotation + the insanely high massive and densenty makes it impossible to move unless but something like a moon or bigger at very high velocity.

      "Please dont talk about shit ya dont know shit about"

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  8. It is already a frozen planet. CCP just never bothered to make Hoth-like textures just for one planet.

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  9. This thread just plain ooks the frak outta me... cause these are the people I hang with... sheesh... =]

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  10. Has no one thought yet...where the frak is the debris cloud?

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  11. And the most important thing is: was the titan fancy fitted and dropped the goodies or not?

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  12. what a waste of time... i play eve because it is a game, simply that, who cares what the mass of a planet and the velocity, mass of a titan is, just sit back and enjoy a masperpiece in electronic format. you cant please everyone. I wonder would you guys be happy if ccp stopped updating eve? no? thought not....

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