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Offline General Battuta

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Re: About R1 Shattered Armistace... who's gona get on multiplayer?
No, that doesn't make sense.

 

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Re: About R1 Shattered Armistace... who's gona get on multiplayer?
Considering that both Galactica and Pegasus can survive direct hits by nuclear weapons and remain in fighting condition, I'd say it would be reasonable to assume that basestars are at least as hard to kill as those two. The only time we see a nuke getting used to blow up a basestar was back in Season 1, where Boomer managed to place a nuke inside a basestar.
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Re: About R1 Shattered Armistace... who's gona get on multiplayer?
Makes little difference if it was INSIDE or outside. Even though inside will destroy the craft instantly, the hull will remain somewhat intact.

 

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Re: About R1 Shattered Armistace... who's gona get on multiplayer?
I see both points, but think it makes a big difference whether a nuke is inside or outside. One nuke inside a battlestar will end the fight in no time, tear it into pieces just like how the columbia blew up in the 1st war. If it explodes outside, the armor absorbs "most of the bad stuff", radiation, and energy. Still does massive damage, but is survivable.

Then next look at the construction of a basestar, its actually flimsy as hell, built to fight from far with long range missiles and use fighters to take out incoming missiles, and its shape makes for a harder target (since its less clustered and has large gaps and all). A nuke on a basestar would do massive damage and tear off at least the wing it hit. Basically one hit would probably take the basestar out of the fight for a while, two should destroy (This is all in my opinion, feel free to comment).

 

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Re: About R1 Shattered Armistace... who's gona get on multiplayer?
It makes a huge difference. Explode a nuke inside a ship and you will cause a shockwave. Explode it in a vacuum outside the ship and you won't (at least not much of one, no medium to send the shockwave through).
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Re: About R1 Shattered Armistace... who's gona get on multiplayer?
Ah allright, but aint there lots of dust or wadever to conduct tehz shockwave?

 

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Re: About R1 Shattered Armistace... who's gona get on multiplayer?
Nope.

 

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Re: About R1 Shattered Armistace... who's gona get on multiplayer?
Then how did all the civvy ships get toasted back at the start (those without FTL drives, and never really figured out what happened to pega's civvy fleet)?

 
Re: About R1 Shattered Armistace... who's gona get on multiplayer?
They're only civvy ships so they have a lot less armour/shielding?