For ships, the game has system hitpoints and maxHealth which is shield strength according to the BBOM. So if maxHealth = 500 do the shields take 500 points of damage then you have another 500 points for the hull? I never quite understood this. Does the game split the difference between shields and hull health or use a percentage for each? Obviously the shields take damage first until depleted then the hull and to a smaller percentage the hitpoints.
Draconis_Sharp had stated that maxHealth and shieldHealth are the same thing so I'm just wondering how hull value and shield value is determined?