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Thruster rotations on floaters are not symmetric

frtoasterfrtoaster Member Posts: 3,195 Arc User
Holodeck ticket 4,724,277 (submitted on 06/24/2018)

The left and right thruster rotations are not symmetric. More precisely, the angles of the left and right thrusters are not reflections of each other across the sagittal plane when you fly in opposite directions (left and right).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatomical_plane

The problem affects both the left and right side-thrusters and the left and right wing-thrusters. In some cases, the left and right thrusters both rotate, but one thruster rotates more than the other (the angle of rotation is larger). In other cases, one thruster rotates, while the other does not. I explain these differences in detail below using three test cases: a male standard floater, a female standard floater, and a female superior floater.

Notes

1. The thrusters on male superior floaters do not rotate at all. I will file a seperate bug report for this.

2. I didn't test enhanced floaters, because I don't have any on my characters.

3. Standard floaters do not have wing-thrusters, only side-thrusters.

4. The screenshots in this bug report were taken before the day/night cycle was removed from Risa. Floaters have not changed in a long time, however. The problems described in this bug report are still present.


Male standard floater

1. The left side-thruster rotates toward the back when you fly right. But the right side-thruster does not rotate when you fly left.

http://i.imgur.com/VgmFNGt.jpg

2. The left side-thruster rotates toward the front when you fly left. But the right side-thruster does not rotate when you fly right.

http://i.imgur.com/MzRHXvR.jpg


Female standard floater

1. The left side-thruster rotates toward the back when you fly right. But the right side-thruster does not rotate when you fly left.

http://i.imgur.com/jR65Gin.jpg

2. The left side-thruster rotates toward the front when you fly left. But the right side-thruster does not rotate when you fly right.

http://i.imgur.com/5RWBGNV.jpg


Female superior floater

1. The left side-thruster rotates toward the back when you fly right. But the right side-thruster does not rotate when you fly left.

http://i.imgur.com/nNxNfOW.jpg

2. The left side-thruster rotates toward the front when you fly left. But the right side-thruster does not rotate when you fly right.

http://i.imgur.com/Vyo8dU0.jpg

3. The right wing-thruster pitches upward when you fly left. But the left wing-thruster does not change pitch when you fly right.

http://i.imgur.com/nNxNfOW.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YUbb0dG.jpg

4. The left wing-thruster pitches downward when you fly left, and the right wing-thruster pitches downward when you fly right. But the angle of the left wing-thruster is steeper than the angle of the right wing-thruster.

http://i.imgur.com/Vyo8dU0.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YUbb0dG.jpg


Steps to reproduce

1. Log on to a male character, and go to Risa. Equip a standard floater and activate it.
2. Press Q to fly left. Take screenshots of the side-thrusters from the left and right as you fly left.
3. Press E to fly right. Take screenshots of the side-thrusters from the left and right as you fly right.
4. Compare your screenshots of the left and right side-thrusters.
5. Notice that the left side-thruster rotates toward the back when you fly right, but the right side-thruster does not rotate when you fly left.

http://i.imgur.com/VgmFNGt.jpg

6. Notice that the left side-thruster rotates toward the front when you fly left, but the right side-thruster does not rotate when you fly right.

http://i.imgur.com/MzRHXvR.jpg

7. Log on to a female character, and go to Risa. Equip a standard floater and activate it.
8. Press Q to fly left. Take screenshots of the side-thrusters from the left and right as you fly left.
9. Press E to fly right. Take screenshots of the side-thrusters from the left and right as you fly right.
10. Compare your screenshots of the left and right side-thrusters.
11. Notice that the left side-thruster rotates toward the back when you fly right, but the right side-thruster does not rotate when you fly left.

http://i.imgur.com/jR65Gin.jpg

12. Notice that the left side-thruster rotates toward the front when you fly left, but the right side-thruster does not rotate when you fly right.

http://i.imgur.com/5RWBGNV.jpg

13. Log on to a female character, and go to Risa. Equip a superior floater and activate it.
14. Press Q to fly left. Take screenshots of the side-thrusters and wing-thrusters from the left, right, and back as you fly left.
15. Press E to fly right. Take screenshots of the side-thrusters and wing-thrusters from the left, right, and back as you fly right.
16. Compare your screenshots of the left and right side-thrusters and the left and right wing-thrusters.
17. Notice that the left side-thruster rotates toward the back when you fly right, but the right side-thruster does not rotate when you fly left.

http://i.imgur.com/nNxNfOW.jpg

18. Notice that the left side-thruster rotates toward the front when you fly left, but the right side-thruster does not rotate when you fly right.

http://i.imgur.com/Vyo8dU0.jpg

19. Notice that the right wing-thruster pitches upward when you fly left, but the left wing-thruster does not change pitch when you fly right.

http://i.imgur.com/nNxNfOW.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YUbb0dG.jpg

20. Notice that the left wing-thruster pitches downward when you fly left, and the right wing-thruster pitches downward when you fly right, but the angle of the left wing-thruster is steeper than the angle of the right wing-thruster.

http://i.imgur.com/Vyo8dU0.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YUbb0dG.jpg


Related bug reports

Holodeck ticket 4,436,798: Icons of some superior floaters have wrong thruster size
http://forum.arcgames.com/startrekonline/discussion/1230994/icons-of-some-superior-floaters-have-wrong-thruster-size

Holodeck ticket 4,436,801: Incorrect central thruster on superior floaters
http://forum.arcgames.com/startrekonline/discussion/1230995/incorrect-central-thruster-on-superior-floaters
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