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Re: 10-07-30 Sobek Class Battlestar, now with textures! (image heavy)
It's smaller than Galactica, meant to be a quick-strike Battlestar.

Everyone has been trying to avoid the typical fandom of "It's like Pegasus only super DUPER BIG! ...and have Super Admiral Cain II!"
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Re: 10-07-30 Sobek Class Battlestar, now with textures! (image heavy)
Yep. The Sobek couldn't even beat Galactica, let alone Pegasus.


We're avoiding releasing any kind of specs cause we may have to change things later as we develop the game.
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Re: 10-07-30 Sobek Class Battlestar, now with textures! (image heavy)
Well, some of the info on her won't change. One of it is that she's an attack battlestar, late 1st Cylon War vintage. Only a few of the class were commissioned in time to see combat (iirc), and it's one of the first (if not the very first) battlestars this big that had fixed pods and didn't have to retract them to jump. This made it a perfect choice for quick strike missions - she's fast and well armed compared to her larger cousins, but the armor suffered. This battlestar class was meant to jump in, do a lot of damage in a short amount of time, and jump out. The wide flight pods that have dual strips on each landing deck make it possible to retrieve more vipers at once, shortening the time it takes to recall all birds prior to a jump. Ship length is about 1000m, and she has 80 launch tubes (40 each pod). The fact some of the tubes are upside down simply means that they were saving space - you can see the same design on the Mercury class. One could assume there's a prechamber that rotates the viper into a correct position before it's loaded into a tube, but we didn't fanwank that into too much detail :)
The ship was a result of the changing tactics near the end of the war when the colonials were spending more time on the attack.
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Re: 10-07-30 Sobek Class Battlestar, now with textures! (image heavy)
thank you for this info :) and yea little details like that i like i dunno why al this "fan wank" lol its little stuff like that that i like to know so i can imagine better and feel more into the ship.

And so its stronger than a Valkyrie class though? sounds cool :) sides if shes got a good Flack barrage haul wont matter unless she takes a nuke strike and if it has its full Viper compliments then it just gives us pilots an excuse to fly more caps and  do alot more defencive escorts to prevent any direct hits to the battlestar sort of like in FS1 when uhad to escort the Galatea<< fergot how to spell it but the sister ship to the bastion.

 

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Re: 10-07-30 Sobek Class Battlestar, now with textures! (image heavy)
Definitely stronger and bigger than the Valkyrie type.
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