The exit point must not be along the central axis of the ship, e.g. Exit point X value cannot equal 0.
Taking the example of the Starbridge:
The gun ports on a Starbridge are at the front of the ship, but directly along the center (X=0). A weapon with -180 inaccuracy, or any negative inaccuracy, firing from here will travel straight forward.
The Guided ports are along the body of the Starbridge, and are on either side (X=5, -5). If the same weapon as above is fired from here, it will shoot backwards.
Additionally, if we use a hypothetical ship with gun ports(X,Y,Z) of (1,0,0), (0,1,1), (-1,0,0) and (0,-1,0) again, and a weapon with -90 inaccuracy; . . then the weapon will have the appearance of shooting alternately forward and to either side from this ship.
It is the value of the X coordinate, and only the X coordinate that matters.
This post has been edited by Eugene Chin : 13 July 2006 - 11:55 AM