Originally posted by diamondgeezer
I stuck a beam on my arse and it worked...
me thinks we all put too much guestimating into what a fictional government would do illogically.
the game writers at V did it a certain way for story purposes not gameplay enhancement. if we were to balance out every destroyer in the game, i bet u will have crusiers and corvetes speeding around as if there Soverign class ships or fighters running around at 50 M/S.
this ideal move woulda been nice but since a corvette is actually the size (maybe off a few meters) of the current enterprise for example, and that the fs ships are made to be hunking and slow, it would be safe to say that if all ships were balanced for gameplay FIRST AND FORMOST, i think freespace would have been a thousand times more entertaining and breathtaking with proper story writing.
if a hecate was running from an exploding ship or star, and had to reach a node right away, wouldnt it be more realistic and heart racing to see the ship move as if its flying yes sublight/subspace (yes i know subspace in terms of the game is just the worm hole, no artificial faster then light travel but u go faster cause of the subspace contium makeup) speed, but as if outrunning a shockwave.
realism has been one of the issues about the game and the ship itself. the irresponcible construction of the colossus might not be irresponcible if it didnt have so many friggen failures with its power, IE the script of the story etc. cause if u made the colossus like it was in the tech room script, and it was maxed out as stated, it would FUBAR'ed any ship in the game. forget all that powergrid failure nonsense, if it was suppose to fire 12 beam turrets that are LRBFgreen, then it should have friggen blown away the sahtanas in the game.
dont follow the script kiddies follow the logic of the TBL!