ship combat battle log

how to interpret all the icons

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Is there any explanation anywhere on how to read the ship combat battle log? Or how ship combat actually works?

I don't understand the >>< icons. And I am not sure what brownish-orange damage means, as opposed to red damage which I see is actual damage done.

Also are damage rolls random or always max? It seems that if a target has no defenses left of the appropriate type, that the damage done is always max damage.