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Offline General Battuta

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Or there are confounding variables beyond megatonnage that make the Gargant tough. Armor isn't simply 'ability to absorb gigatons of damage.' Maybe it has a subspace shunt that vents energy into subspace. Maybe it has one of those cliche power-absorber systems that transmutes mechanical impact and radiation pressure into some kind of skinshield.

In soft science fiction, there's always some bull**** you can pull.

 

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Or there are confounding variables beyond megatonnage that make the Gargant tough. Armor isn't simply 'ability to absorb gigatons of damage.' Maybe it has a subspace shunt that vents energy into subspace. Maybe it has one of those cliche power-absorber systems that transmutes mechanical impact and radiation pressure into some kind of skinshield.

In soft science fiction, there's always some bull**** you can pull.
Woo will probably give it surface_shields when it's fully implemented... On top of the armor it already has.

 

Offline starlord

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I heard the vinashaak had shields, but the gargant?

 

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The Gargant doesn't need shields... :D

 

Offline starlord

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Seems true: However, I once read that combat was NOT the main use of the big G. :D

 

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Seems true: However, I once read that combat was NOT the main use of the big G. :D
Probably used for babysitting small freighter convoys, like the Fenris. :D

 

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Seems true: However, I once read that combat was NOT the main use of the big G. :D
Probably used for babysitting small freighter convoys, like the Fenris. :D
No, escape pod guard duty.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 
I thought it was like a base or mobile command center, being a "hive" after all.

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Offline colecampbell666

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Can you not get sarcasm?
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline ShadowGorrath

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Can't you not get a normal comment on that sub-topic ?

 

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Uhmm.. all you guys are talking about how difficult would the gargant be to destroy, but yet I've found a flaw in it :P
When it travels through subspace, you can just send a auto-destruct corvette or a bigger ship to collapse it with the node.
Tada.

Or does it survive the subspace explosion ? :P I think not..

 

Offline General Battuta

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Maybe it only travels through those secret Shivan nodes they used so much during FS1.

 

Offline terran_emperor

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It Most likely does

As for destroying the Gargant, Id like to see it survive being Tossed into a black hole.

> Done by tricking it into entering a system like Cygnus X-1 or one othe the many other black-star systems

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Offline Snail

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It Most likely does

As for destroying the Gargant, Id like to see it survive being Tossed into a black hole.

> Done by tricking it into entering a system like Cygnus X-1 or one othe the many other black-star systems


I seriously doubt the Shivans are that stupid. I can kill the president by tricking all his guards into buying ice cream.

 
If they're any reflection of the president himself, i'd say that would work, which negates your rebuke.  ;)
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Or even simpler buy him several packs of Pretzels and watch him choke on one  ;)
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Offline starlord

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Might it be possible to have (simplified) descent style gameplay under freespace? That might be a solution to get rid of big ships like the gargant.

 

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It is. Kinda

 

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At least in my own humble opinion, any ship as absurdly massive and ridiculously overpowered as the Gargant can only be used as some sort of plot device.  It really becomes a prop instead of a standard ship.  Its destruction (if it was even intended to be destroyed) could only come about by some external circumstance or force acting upon it.  Essentially, it's a Death Star; the only reason its destruction could possibly occur would be if the plot required it.