Author Topic: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?  (Read 38473 times)

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Offline akenbosch

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
you've played JAD, havent you?

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
A giant ringed ship with beams...and moves?  So...a mobile Knossos portal with guns?  Guess you could flip the power on/off switch so you can decide whether to let shipping thru or not (would only work if normally set to off, if you left it on the node will stabilize to a point where the Knossos is no longer necessary).

But anyways I still think post-Capella the GTVA already had another Colossus either near completion or already halfway done.  So they'd complete it, with modifications to deal with Shivan juggernauts better.

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
You know, a Knossos with guns is a interesting idea, like a defense system against shivans.

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
I like the "cannon" Colossus better than a ring...
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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Call me a pessimist but...


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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
You did an awesome job on the fenris :yes:
Every pilot's goal is to rise up in the ranks and go beyond their purpose to a place of command on a very big ship. Like the colossus; to baseball bat everyone.

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
That wouldn't happen given that ships have a lot of forward acceleration when they exit subspace...they would clear the "ring" before it started to fire, giving it a clear shot atthe enemies rear. I know, I tested it.
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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
I don't think a "ring" would be acceptable for FreeSpace 2.
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
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<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Nobody dies as a virgin - the life ****s us all!

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Romulan ships ;7 :lol:
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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Call me a pessimist but...

Pessimist!

You'd need a rotating, ring shaped ship, like a non- Knossos Knossos, with the beams facing inwards, slightly off center.  Spread 5-10 of them out evenly, set speed to liquefy, and watch shredded Shivans fly!

 
Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
You did an awesome job on the fenris :yes:

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Call me a pessimist but...

Pessimist!

You'd need a rotating, ring shaped ship, like a non- Knossos Knossos, with the beams facing inwards, slightly off center.  Spread 5-10 of them out evenly, set speed to liquefy, and watch shredded Shivans fly!

A Knossos portal with beam defenses installed wouldn't be bad, it the thing is it would be static (once the ship slides out of range, beams stop firing).  Just reinforce it with blockade ships to the sides out of reach of debris and enemy + friendly beams so they can extend the range of the deathzone.

If the GTVA ever captured or captures a Lilith they could build a Colossus with BFReds via reverse-engineering, just supersize the beam, reactors and heatsinks.  That would give it enough firepower to lay waste to a Sathanas.

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
What if something far bigger than a Juggernaut jumps in? What if someone sends in a Meson bomb and activates the self destruction sequence? That ring would be destroyed!

 

Offline akenbosch

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
what about inferno's transport-towed automated blockade platform? two of them would look alot like trashmans example. and it can MOVE! (granted you have an argo on hand)

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Somehow I just find the idea of a 30km+ sized ship using a 2km radius jump node...a bit weird.  Would it get stuck or maybe destabilize the tunnel?

 

Offline Frosty

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
This ring would take years to build, and plenty of resources.

 

Offline Mobius

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Don't exaggerate. It should be difficult to build up, but the amount of resources is inferior to the one used to build up destroyers. Mass.

 

Offline akenbosch

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
trashamn, are your "romulan" ships actualy going to be worked on and released?

Burn the sucker out of the sky!
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