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Offline AlphaOne

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so basicly if it picks the 2 tips on 2 sath arms most of its firepower will be wasted :)))


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Oh yeah and shivans are smart cuz they decided to arm theyr warships with honest to god normal beams of doom,.
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Yes, but if a normal straight beam misses a target, it causes no damage. Although slashers are pathetic at choosing a good line to slash across, they always slash ACROSS a ship, so they will almost always cause some damage, even if it's hitting for only a tiny period of time.

 

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If it just barely clips a ship, it does next to no damage though.
The good thing about slash beams, IMO, is its fast recycle rate. Even if it does miss, it gets another shot pretty quickly, as opposed to having to wait 30 seconds for a BGreen.
The LRed, BFRed, and Mjolnir Beam don't have either deficiency, which makes them very powerful.
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Offline AlphaOne

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Lol can you imagine 3 mjolnirs mounted on a Deimos or Iceni or even a Hecate ......Now that would even the plains a bit dont you think.
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Offline eliex

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But something I've noticed with the Terran beam graphics compared to the Vasudan or Shivan is that the beam cannons seem to be firing unrefined and all-out bolts of plasma.

On the the other hand, the Shivan LRed or BFRed beams appear to be composed of cool, efficient forms of energy.

Observation taken from vanilla FS2, not mediavps.



 

Offline ssmit132

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They changed the Shivan beams to have funny white stuff in the middle.

(Please do not think I am criticising the FSU team's work - I do think they have done so much great work.)

 

Offline Mars

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Uh . . . other than the color, they all look the same to me in Vanilla

 

Offline eliex

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Terran beams, especially the Mjolnir cannon ones, have mass flickering near the edges, and in the middle there is a appearance of unrefined energy being fired relentlessly. Coupled with the beam's sound (Mjolnir again) it gives the impression of the beam very coarse.

On the other hand, the LRed has a cool and dangerous sound for the beam and the beam itself is pure and essentially perfect.

 

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That effect should be emboldened in the MVPs, for the sake of coolness.

Also, kind of shows how Shivan beams are so much more efficient than Terran ones. The Mjolnir seems to just be a crappy clumped together beam designed specifically to keep firing over and over and over with no consideration for safety regulations (Remember the Vindication? Or was it the Righteousness? Or Retribution? Or... Eh confused). Probably since there were no crew onboard Mjolnirs nobody cared if sometimes they spontaneously asploded. On the other hand the LRed is probably much... "Safer" (safer to some, exceedingly dangerous to others) than Terran beams.

 

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Good point, but logically  :v: named the classes for implications.

I think they just named them after the cool factor...that, and they probably had the star wards "star DESTROYER" ringing in their ears.
Except Star Destroyers in Star Wars fulfill the destroyer role, unlike destroyers in Freespace.  Think about what we see them doing:  Chasing down freighters and corvettes during naval patrol duties (a destroyer's job) and  escorting battleships (also a destroyer's job).  We don't see them in line engagements except when they're forced into them, and judging from this series of screenshots from Endor, they don't do too well at it.   :lol:
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if the empire had star cruisers, they woulda won! I rest my case

 
They did.  Some appear at Endor, though the focus is on the main characters, so attention isn't called to it.  In particular, at one point the Falcon skims along the belly of a large Imperial ship, but, unlike a Star Destroyer, it has no ventral hangar bay. 
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if the empire had star cruisers, they woulda won! I rest my case
The Empire had many smaller cruisers, such as the Strike Cruiser, Carrack Cruiser, Lancer Frigate, and Drednaught. Also, don't forget that the Nebulon-B Frigate class (same ship as the Alliance medical ship seen at the end of Empire Strikes Back) was originally an Imperial cruiser design.

 

Offline Mars

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Uh . . .

Frigates are supposed to be smaller than destroyers  :wtf:

 

Offline AlphaOne

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Well Mars for once the ship designations match in FS 2 I mean corvettes are smaller then friggates and friggates are smaller then destroyers. So in this respect they have it right.

However since cruisers are so small compared to other vesseles in FS2 it amazas me that they are so cumbersome. Even the new designs such as the Mentu and the Aeolous are still rather slow and cumbersome to my taste.
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Because if they were actually fast they'd outrun any bomber that didn't have their afterburner on. ;7

 

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