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Offline Spicious

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I don't see why people have all decided that ETAK must be huge and massively power consuming.

 

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I don't see why people have all decided that ETAK must be huge and massively power consuming.

Any prototype tends to either suck terribly, drains energy like a running tap at full speed, or both.
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It's essentially a translation device. It uses the same communications equipment as everything else. There's nothing to suggest that it would be energy intensive.

 
and what do these people use for money anyway?

 

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Quote: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1845hrs UTC, #gaming
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but does it destroy planets with a turbo laser

 

Offline Mars

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Their markets are probably dominated by Hydrogen and other natural resources.

 

Offline eliex

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I don't think that there would be a Delta-Serpentian Dollar or a Capella Crown would there?  ;)

 

Offline Mars

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Honestly, if they're as culturally developed as the FS1 tech made it sound, they might not have a need for currency.

 

Offline eliex

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Just for interest which part says that?

Perhaps instead of currency, the market has reverted back to the BC ways of goods - gold, metal, furnished material = nebula gas, metals from asteroids, space-craft.
But what happens down on the planets? Surely things cannot change so drastically over the period of 300 years.  :)

 
Considering the Orion tech room description states "The cost to build one outweighs the cost to pay it's crew for 3 years"[more or less],  I assume they still have a monetary currency.

 

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lol . . . oops . . . you're right of course

 

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I don't think that there would be a Delta-Serpentian Dollar or a Capella Crown would there?  ;)


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I'm not reading the whole thread, it looks like it's off topic anyway now, but part of the reason for the change is the lack of the term battleship.  It's become commonplace in sci-fi universe creation to leave out the designation battleship as a space craft class because of the word 'ship' in it.  That was, I think, a big cause for the shifting around of the terms.  Destroyer as stated ended up becoming what is basically a battleship/light carrier.
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Imperial Star Destroyer anyone?

Why in Babylon 5 is the Earth Ship an "Omega Destroyer" as well? Larger than the earlier "Heavy Cruiser".

Writers in non-contemporary settings don't give a crap about convention, they care about what sounds cool. And Destroyer sounds cooler than Cruiser, though of course that's up to debate. Cruiser only sounds cool imo when it's got other modifiers on it, like Battlecruiser, or Warcruiser.

 

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 :wtf:   umm... I don't think they just pick any bass-ackwards name just because it sounds cool. There's always a seed of convention.


I think that "Cruiser-Destroyer" makes perfect sense.

 
:wtf:   umm... I don't think they just pick any bass-ackwards name just because it sounds cool. There's always a seed of convention.


I think that "Cruiser-Destroyer" makes perfect sense.

     Yeah, convention, as in, Star Wars convention. Of course I don't know that, I'm only guessing, like everyone else. Some people care about contemporary or WW2 parallels and some people don't. Do we know what sort of person gave the ships names? No, not really.

     But seriously, does anyone think any large ship in sci-fi would be called a Destroyer if not for the ISD and Star Wars? Well I'm sure someone else would have continued the trend at some point, but perhaps not with the same impact. I think most large ships called Destroyer in sci fi are called as such because of the ISD myself.
     Dreadnought is another seriously overused term. It's cool that FS2 went with Juggernaut instead (hmmn, was the Samatra a Juggernaut? Samatra / Sathanas . . hmmn. Maybe it was just a battle platform).

 

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Wouldn't a Dreadnought be more like a normal sized capital ship armed with only large beam cannons for taking out large ships? The HMS Dreadnought wasn't considerably larger than her contemporaries, IIRC, and usually is Sci Fi Dreadnoughts aren't enormous.

 

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I always felt that a dreadnought had both the armour and firepower to be a real threat on the battlefield, basically a tank, and it was always enourmous.
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I believe the original qualification for being a dreadnought was that the main batteries of the ship were all of the same caliber (rather than of mixed calibers.)