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Everyone can add dockpoints, it doesn't mean they're part of the original concept. Maybe the Gargant has no dockpoints.

 

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And that brings me to "What does having or not having dock points to do with a trench-run style mission?"
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It's supposed to be a "hive" ship... Something I don't think the Shivans are ( I don't think they are a "hive" society ).

 

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And that brings me to "What does having or not having dock points to do with a trench-run style mission?"

A mission centered around a ship docking with the Gargant, that's one of the possible scenarios.

It's supposed to be a "hive" ship... Something I don't think the Shivans are ( I don't think they are a "hive" society ).

Well the "Hive Mind" is a canon theory readable from the tech room :P

 

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But still a theory, nothing more.

 
You could maybe set it to self - destruct if a certain subsystem is destroyed (like the Lucifer and its reactors or the Shivan Comm Node and its crystal), then either give the subsystem less hitpoints so the player can destroy it or give the player a specialized weapon that can take it out, then they have to fly over the thing's hull avoiding turret fire and fighters to kill it, and escape before the explosion kills them (give it a long time before it explodes so they can get to safety).

Either that or build a huge mega uberbeam cannon that does 1000000000000000 damage and takes it out in one hit. :D

How many turrets does it have anyway? What weapons are on them?
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But still canon...and the "SH" could be "SSSJ", "SSDn"...the name "Hive" has almost nothing to do with the theory. It's a big ship, called Hive...it could have another name.

 

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You could maybe set it to self - destruct if a certain subsystem is destroyed (like the Lucifer and its reactors or the Shivan Comm Node and its crystal), then either give the subsystem less hitpoints so the player can destroy it or give the player a specialized weapon that can take it out, then they have to fly over the thing's hull avoiding turret fire and fighters to kill it, and escape before the explosion kills them (give it a long time before it explodes so they can get to safety).

How un-epic is that?
Make it so that the player HAS to die. As in, the explosion is like a "supernova" and your jump drives get busted by the shockwave.   :P
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I don't think it would be a proper ending for a main Inferno campaign.

 

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It'd be nice for an soc spin-off :)
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Who knows? :D

Anyway, did you know that the Inferno SOC fleet no longer exists?

 

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Ah nutz. They had my favourite bombers.
If INF2/3 ever happens i hazard to guess the scale of warship that would feature. I like the term anti-fleet cannon by the way.
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Don't think of Inferno as a catch all term for oversized ships, it's becoming much more.

Speaking of ships, I don't think there will ever be a Terran ship larger than the Icanus and a Shivan ship larger than the Gargant, at least not in INF.

 
So how large is the Icanus, anyway?

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So how large is the Icanus, anyway?

It's about 20kms long. Its contruction was possible thanks to...something...I can't tell you more ;)

 

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Hmmm... Decided that I need to use my literalic talent to full extent by writing a (what other could it be) Sci-Fi book. It contains a 275 km long Flagship, not counting extremely ridiculous numbers to allow my universe to win a vs. Star Trek and even a vs. Star Wars battle by including stats literally a thousand times higher then their own (including 600 Billion Zettawatta/second power output, possibly rivaling the output of Beta Centauri, six humongeous anti-capship guns able to obliterate planets in one shot and - the crème de la crème of overpowerization - two forward fixed anti-sadron torpedo swarm launchers, with a 800 yottatons payload each, able to obliterate entire system by destroying their sun).

It's literary talent, not literalic. And how do these things work?

 

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I have my personal sci-fi universe/story created. It's a secret actually, but all I can say is that it's realistic ( as all the tech is explained on how it works, and doesn't get ridiculous ), unique ( all things in it are original, not some copies/rip-offs, and you've never seen anything like it, trust me on that one ) and can beat any other sci-fi by power, as ships are much stronger, and STILL remain realistic, and not over-powered.

That's what I dislike about the Gargant - it's extremely powerfull, but not realistic. But on the other hand, since when is FreeSpace ( especially Inferno ) realistic ?  :p

 

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The Gargant is 36km not 45km btw

Yeah, I took on a bet that the Icanus could kill the Gargant if you set it to fire overly often. (fire-beam with repeat count of zillion, with 1 repeat delay [seconds])
You lost big time :D


 

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I have my personal sci-fi universe/story created. It's a secret actually, but all I can say is that it's realistic ( as all the tech is explained on how it works, and doesn't get ridiculous ), unique ( all things in it are original, not some copies/rip-offs, and you've never seen anything like it, trust me on that one ) and can beat any other sci-fi by power, as ships are much stronger, and STILL remain realistic, and not over-powered.

I'm really curious! PM details?

I won't steal crap, that's not how writers roll.

(Although, I have to say, I think your description is probably a bit optimistic. Unless it's powered by technobabble, I doubt you can be both original and realistic.)