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Offline Black Wolf

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
http://www.sectorgame.com/forum/ikonboard.cgi?s=3f9fee9b758dffff;act=ST;f=13;t=571

Something I was thinking about earlier. If anyone has a compeeling reason against this, I'd love to hear it.

(Seriously, I would. I'm not being sarcastic - it strikes me as odd that V would make such an obvious (in hindsight anyway) story error)
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Offline Goober5000

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
We're adding carriers to fill that role.  As opposed to Inferno, our conception of the carrier is a big, fast, lightly-armed box exclusively for carrying fighters.  Capital ships are only used in rare instances.

As far as making a separate fleet for each solar faction in chapter 1, that'd be pretty much impossible from where we stand now.  It took us a full year to scrounge up enough ships for one faction; unless we get a modeller willing to churn out Terran fighters like hotcakes, we'll be using the same ships for every faction.

 

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
You can always steal some OTT ships.
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Offline Goober5000

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
No, because they're not in the pre-FS1 style.  Very few ships out there are.  We've basically had all of ours custom-made, and anyway we prefer to use only unique mods.

 

Offline Flaser

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
...though IMHO we could make it so they have different paintjobs.

If you want to help, you're more than welcome.

It would be a big ordeal though to make some new ships - less to make variations of existing ships, though it would be still a big job.
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Offline Taristin

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
...Do you think that the GTA would use atmospheric vessels in space at some point?  I.e., using fighters specially equipped/retrofitted to maneuver in space? Because if so...

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,18484.0.html
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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
I actually did note this issue, and yes, we will have carriers.  There are at least two designs for the Unification War period, one of them actually lasted well into the the 14 Year War proper.
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Offline Taristin

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
Which issue? Mine? Or the carrier thing?
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Offline Goober5000

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
The lack of carriers issue.

 

Offline Kosh

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
This might be somewhat off topic, but I was reading the tech room descriptions on the FS1 port and it said that the Typhon first showed up 2 years into the TV war.
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Offline Goober5000

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
No, that'd be two years before the war ended.

 

Offline Antares

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
Will we be seeing the Angel scout fighter in TVWP?
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Offline Solatar

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
Yeah, it'll be in there. Look in this forum, it's around here somewhere, along with a bunch of other ships.

 
To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
How about a modern naval like carrier?
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Offline Taristin

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
Sea vessels in space!
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Offline Flaser

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
Hmm...I doubt if the Yamato would fit well into the FS genre.
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Offline phreak

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
anyone want to replace the volition bravos with an Iowa-Class? :drevil:

Well heres my thoughts on this topic:
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Offline Goober5000

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To all those that think expanding the fleet is a bad idea...
Piccie?

For the time being, we have enough models... it's FREDders we're now searching for. ;)