Ive never played Freelancer. And i know 4 is non-canon.
At least KW and Snail get that point about the speeds
I understand what you are saying in your 1st point.
Look at it this way:
If the Same guy said that The Horse+Carriage would go faster, then he is right in a manner of speaking
Modern descendent of the horse+Carriage = The Automobile (Horse = Engine, The actual frame where you sit = Carriage)
And yes i already knew the point about it being set in the future.
Okay, Say you are travelling from New York to LA.
*Most travel by Plane - That's Equivalent to Travelling in subspace, (Mercuary to Pluto in one go)
But you still have the options of going by Train, by car(lorry, Monster Truck, whatever) or on foot.
Now i grant that each of those longer than the previous, but they are still options
Train could be the journy in a series of short hops (Mercury-Venus-Earth-Moon-Mars-Ceres-Jupiter-Saturn-Uranus-Neptune-Pluto)
Car would be traveling without subspace
*Foot could be travelling via EVA. Now i grant that in Real-life that distance is too far to travel realistically in EVA.
In fact this comarison /\ is stupid
. but you can get my drift from the other 3.
Did you read point 3?
Prehaps I should have said 24th Centuary equivalent instead - and i did say not rockets in that point. Besides when i first said rockets i was being facitous.
Like i aready said in this post
the Car is the modern equivalent of horse+Carriage
Also, it might not be tactically feasible to deploy a subspace tug (a ship assigned to tow). There could be heavy combat conditions, meaning a support ship like that couldnt be sent in and survive and the destroyer's only chance relys on it limping back home and it's fighter surport.
P.S. Im sorry about the "hopping", "mad" and "mad2"s i was just abit stressed out the time. Im not looking to make enemies either.
P.P.S. The points i have made are my opiniona. Everyone is free to agree or disagree with them as they please.