I read that modern day nuclear weapons are somewhere 50 megatons. You created a fantastic hole with 15 kilotons. 50 megatons is ~45 million tons of TNT. Want to try again? :biggrin.gif:
Actually that would be false. Due to Tsar Bomba being so destructive in power, i think the highest they will go is about thirty megatons. 50 megatons creates a shockwave that goes through the earth three times, and shatters windows thousands of miles away...of 15 kt killed a server for two hours, 50mt will lead the server to being down for well over a hundred years if its basing itself on 15 kt = 2 hours
Wow, this thread really got around the internet :biggrin.gif:
Rereading some of the resonces theres a few things people should know about explosions.
1. How big you can get most relies on your server hardware, if it cant handle a massive load of computations, you're not going to get very far.
2. Many people dont actually do single detonations for thier large explosions, they lay it out in a blanket or extended rectangle in order to stager the explosion over a short period of time rather than an immediate burst.
3. The 30 kt bomb I talked about DID get created, however, it was so large that the server hardware couldnt handle it and it was locked away in a vault to prevent accidental detonation...I set it off when the server was changing maps to "Destroy the world" so to speak.