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Is there any tangible benefit from upgrading a T2 Tracking Computer to a Faction Tracking Computer?

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I currently have a T2 Tracking Computer on a Kronos and have a turret tracking speed of 0.02033.

If I upgraded to a Federation Navy Tracking Computer running a speed script, my turret's tracking speed is increased to 0.02111.

So, is it worth spending all that ISK? How much benefit will an extra 0.001 (radians??) mean to me? Will I then be able to hit orbitting ships at a closer range? What sort of range would we now be talking about? 500m closer to you, 1km, 5km?

Is there any tangible benefit from upgrading a T2 Tracking Computer to a Faction Tracking Computer or would you just be wasting the ISK for pointless bling?

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nashwolfe
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Little bit of geekness here for you: linear velocity = radius (metres) x angular velocity (rad/second). So the increase of 0.001rad/s in angular velocity (eg how fast your guns track) is worth a transversal of 500x0.001=0.5m/s at 500m, 1m/s at 1km or 5m/s at 5km. So…. really not worth it :D

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serker [ Editor ]

Tracking emulation program will help you. You need to scroll to last page of this guide and play with Chart Wizard. Here is the dummy graph(100km optimal, 40km faloff) which will give you the sense of how to tune it:
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Note that signature resolution of the guns is 400m, and target sig is 125m. Other variations show even less distinction between this two tracking speeds.

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rashmika
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Both answers are extremely helpful, so much so I resorted to flipping a coin for the Accepted Answer :–)

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ecaf ersa [ Editor ]

Yes I would say that this increase is definitely not worth the isk it is likely to cost unless you are having fitting difficulties with CPU. Even then I'd probably downgrade to the best named than shell out tons for a faction item.

A bit of looking around confirmed that the value is indeed radians per second. My memory of schoolboy maths tells that there are 2 x pi = 6.283 radians in a full circle ( C = 2 x pi x r) so your 0.001 more radians per second is equivalent to 0.0573 degrees.

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ecaf ersa
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Good point Serker. +1 for you for a nice link.

serker
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T2 and faction tracking computers have the same CPU requirements, it is tracking enhancer which will save you 7 CPU per module. I’m nine seconds late with my answer :D

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beshta [ Editor ]

for auto cannons tracking enhancer II the extra falloff is an overwhelming benifit

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rashmika
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Hi. Thank you forthe reply but I was not really asking about Auto’s, Falloff or TE’s :–)

rashmika
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Both answers are extremely helpful, so much so I resorted to flipping a coin for the Accepted Answer :–)

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