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Why did the EA design the USilv beam to destoy planets if the Lucifer's two SReds do the trick?

 
the SRed on the lucifer renders the surface of the planet uninhabitable. Usilv blows a planets to bits, or at the very least makes a pretty big hole.

 
the SRed on the lucifer renders the surface of the planet uninhabitable. Usilv blows a planets to bits, or at the very least makes a pretty big hole.


The primary weapon of the EASJ Icanus (at least i think that was the name) bombards the planet's surface at certain plate fault lines, causing the tectonic forces to effectively tear the planet apart. It theoretically woulden't destroy the planet out right, the way i see it, but it would cause one hell of an inferno.
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The Lucifer did not destroy/render uninhabitable planets with SReds. It did it with Shivan Super Lasers. IIRC, Volition just put SReds on the FS2 Lucifer instead of Shivan Super Lasers. (Therefore turning it into a white elephant with less firepower than a Rakshasa-class cruiser!)

 

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And it's called the "Punisher Cannon" now, by the way.

 

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It would be impossible to destroy a planet with a beam cannon unless you vaporised it, gravity would bring the pieces back together.
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[...]but it would cause one hell of an inferno.

What does it mean? :wtf:

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It would be impossible to destroy a planet with a beam cannon unless you vaporised it, gravity would bring the pieces back together.

We don't know if the Icanus needs a single volley...I think it would fire almost everywhere, causing eruptions and catastrophe. It should be able to compromise the gravitational field by hitting the "nucleo".
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[...]but it would cause one hell of an inferno.

What does it mean? :wtf:

Think of it like glassing a planet, but let the planet do the job. Basically, all the damege to the tectonic plates would cause continues gigantic tectonic earthquakes until the whole place ends up like one big volcano. Bottom line: It kills everything on the planet.

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[...]but it would cause one hell of an inferno.

What does it mean? :wtf:

Think of it like glassing a planet, but let the planet do the job. Basically, all the damege to the tectonic plates would cause continues gigantic tectonic earthquakes until the whole place ends up like one big volcano. Bottom line: It kills everything on the planet



But the Lucifer caused the same effect on Vasuda Prime (not exactly, but everyone died) with much less powerful weapons.

 
not really, they just destroyed all the cities. i think that should be enough to polute the atmosphere enough to render the surface inhospitable.
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not really, they just destroyed all the cities. i think that should be enough to polute the atmosphere enough to render the surface inhospitable.

Like I said.  Same effect.  No one lives there anymore.

  
and in the end, it doesn't matter who's right or wrong,

just that we kill everything on a planet! :)
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not really, they just destroyed all the cities. i think that should be enough to polute the atmosphere enough to render the surface inhospitable.

Like I said.  Same effect.  No one lives there anymore.

Except death by volcano has a psychological edge over death by pollution. The Lucifer does the job, the Icanus is there to scare the hell out of everyone.

 

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It would be impossible to destroy a planet with a beam cannon unless you vaporised it, gravity would bring the pieces back together.

Incorrect. Put a suitably obscene amount of energy into the beam weapon and the fragments would disperse quickly enough to escape each other's gravity. This amount of energy, however, vastly exceeds anything ever seen in FreeSpace by tens of orders of magnitude. It's completelyy impossible with the known FS tech base, other than with the Sathanas subspace weapon, which seems to really open a big hole in subspace out of which pours some of subspace's energy, requiring relatively little output from the firing ship.
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It would be impossible to destroy a planet with a beam cannon unless you vaporised it, gravity would bring the pieces back together.

Incorrect. Put a suitably obscene amount of energy into the beam weapon and the fragments would disperse quickly enough to escape each other's gravity. This amount of energy, however, vastly exceeds anything ever seen in FreeSpace by tens of orders of magnitude. It's completelyy impossible with the known FS tech base, other than with the Sathanas subspace weapon, which seems to really open a big hole in subspace out of which pours some of subspace's energy, requiring relatively little output from the firing ship.

 :wtf:

We know nothing about Shvan susbspace stuff... AFAIK, that thing doesn't even appear to be a "point-and-shoot" weapon
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and in the end, it doesn't matter who's right or wrong,

just that we kill everything on a planet! :)
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The Punisher cannon creates a similar effect to the T-Bomb from WC3 is that correct? cool :yes:

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You just noticed?
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