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Offline Woolie Wool

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Why building a new Collosus right away would be practical
I think there should be a class called a Dreadnought which is like a mobile weapons platform. Here are the basic ideas behind it:

Rather large (Orion size or larger, but smaller than a Sath)
No fighterbay or very small one
Limited mobility
Beam turrets all over the ship so that there is no escape from the beams--both AAA and anti-warship beams in large numbers
150,000-1,000,000 hitpoints (depends on size)
At least one LRBGreen or BFGreen/Red/Vas/Purple (Ancient ships have purple beams)
*Dn designation (GTDn, GVDn, NTDn, SDn, etc.)
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You do realize that you bumped a 4 month old thread, right? And that such actions are not exactly looked upon favorably? :doubt:

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:wtf: again? This one gets..

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:wtf: again? This one gets..



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*waits for Shrike to close it in the next post*


Excellent call DG!:D
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Offline DeepSpace9er

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I think the idea of massive capital ships is compeltely bogus and absolutely wasteful and retarded. The only cap ships that should exist are ships solely designed to carry fighters and bombers. If you notice, cruisers are a compelte waste, a destroyers are a compelte waste (Ravana Mission) and massive Juggernauts like the Colossus is a big waste. (30,000 people vanished in less than a minute) ITs just like our modern warfare of today: big battleships are too costly and ineffective for them to be build like they are in FS2. You know the mission where you are in a vasudan bomber and you have to take out the Sathanas's turrets? Now, if you took those out and had the node blockaded by those new mobile beam turrets shooting at the engines of the Sathanas, the ship would be disabled and very easy to capture and or destroy. What i dont get is why the GTVA didnt attempt to disable and capture the Sathanas in Capella.

Instead of blowing trillions and trillions of currency on a ship that canbe vaporized very quickly and cost 30,000 lives a pop, the GTVA should invest much more in those beam turrets and make them mobile and more powerful.

Also, if the Colossus was ever to be rebuilt, they should screw the small turrets and flak crap, turn the whole ship into one big reactor and heat sink, and go all out with Large beam turrets: about 50-70 beam turrets. No fighterbay, no big crew, no little dinky guns... THE BIG GUNS. And then have deimos and aeolus class corvettes and cruisers guard it, but strip the big guns from the Deimos and Aeolus and make them specifically anti-fighter machines. See my point? The Sathanas has 4 big guns that dish out more damage than all of the Colossus's guns. If the COlossus had 60-70 guns, you ould place 2 near the Gamma Draconis Node inside Capella and fry each Sathanas as it comes it :) That way, the SHivans could never take over Capella no matter what they sent. Have fighter and bomber wings just in case the shivans get smart enough to send in a few Saraphims and Taurvis. Then when the 80 Juggernauts are gone, send the new Colossus's into the Knossos 2 sector and beyond trashing everything with an enemy IFF signature.

 

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let it die....please.....

 
Why building a new Collosus right away would be practical
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Originally posted by Carl


that would be nice, it would also be nice if an apollo could fire the shivan super laser. if you want to carry a big weapon, you need a big ship. you can't just stick a beam on anything and expect it to work.


*ahem*

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:D :D :D

Sorry, just had to be posted...

I did those a long time ago, during a spell of boredom...

*edit*
OK OK, I'll let it die too, as requested...

 

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{Data voice} Actually, captain, this brings up an interesting point -- {/Data voice}

{Complete Nex-Gen bridge crew voices}Data, shut up!{/Complete Nex-Gen bridge crew voices}

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"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill