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Offline Mad Bomber

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Umm, I AM doing a campaign. Three of them in fact. In fact, you were the one who did the original DXF of the GVC Tuket, remember? :P

It's not capable of super uber killing or anything. 4 SVas beams isn't very powerful compared to corvette power. Definitely not enough for one of them to take on a destroyer solo.

And, yes, I upped the stats on some Shivan ships and weapons to compensate for the GTVA's increase in tech. And the Shivans have some nifty new toys to frag us with, that no one has seen before (with the exception of Fulgrymm and myself).  

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Offline Zeronet

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The Iceni shouldnt of been called a Frigate, using standard military designations.
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Offline Nico

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Originally posted by Zeronet:
The Iceni shouldnt of been called a Frigate, using standard military designations.

yeah, and cruisers aren't cruisers, neither are destroyers, if you want to use standard military designations.
and corvettes should be the smaller capships.
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Starwing

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Using standard designations destroyers should have been battlecarriers, corvettes cruisers and cruisers destroyers probably.

 

Offline CP5670

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I actually never quite understood why the cruiser was placed above the destroyer in real naval designations... (the title "destroyer" sounds like it would be for bigger and more powerful ships)

 

Starwing

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Because a cruiser is a big ship that cruises the seas until it comes across an enemy while destroyers are more of a search-and-destroy craft and escort. Well, at least probably...

 

Offline Zeronet

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I wish people would do more Carrier type ship  
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Offline Stryke 9

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MB: Yeah, I remember. Don't question my rhetorical speach when I browbeat you, damn it!!!   And that thing was a CRUISER??? I thought all along it was the equivalent of a Psamtik! My point about the supercruisers stands!!!

But come to think of it on the whole it is a good direction- I always hated how damn frail say, a kilometer-long Orion with 10000-man crew was when put in perspective with a one- man Ursa (or even, say, a Myrmidon). So long as you keep fighters and bombers about as strong and just make capships a lot tougher, it could possibly improve on the original...


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Offline Mad Bomber

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Yes, that is a cruiser. 4 SVas main armament. It also looks much different from when you did it.

SVases aren't horribly powerful. You're acting as if i put 4 BFGreens on a bomber or something.
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Offline Red5

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 Looking slightly more in depth here, there was probably some major earth based war in which smaller sea/air/space little destroyers defeated the cruisers in a battle.  Over time the destroyer became celebrated and grew in size and strength while the cruiser did little to change.  Thats why the reversal of names
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Offline Shrike

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Originally posted by Mad Bomber:
Yes, that is a cruiser. 4 SVas main armament. It also looks much different from when you did it.

SVases aren't horribly powerful. You're acting as if i put 4 BFGreens on a bomber or something.

No, but an SVas is significantly more powerful than a SGreen or LTerSlash.
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Offline Mad Bomber

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Yeah, but i toned down the SVas. Instead of 350 dmg it's now 300 dmg.
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