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Offline Mongoose

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Re: Pondering about Freespace
Exactly.  When you're already kicking ass and taking names with just a few "invincible" beam-equipped ships, there's not exactly much of a drive to improve one's technology.  Maybe the Shivans came across some other species that gave them significantly more trouble than the Ancients did, and so implemented fleet-wide beam weapons in response.  Besides, as we're all so fond of reminding each other, we don't have any insight at all into Shivan thought processes.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Pondering about Freespace
I am frustrated. I have a lovely explanation for all of this that uses only elements present in the FS canon, but I'm tempted to save it to use somewhere.

 

Offline Ziame

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Re: Pondering about Freespace
Tell us.

As for beam cannons: I agree with Mongoose, that's prolly it, they invented beam cannons shortly before the war with Ancients


And the second thing: Don't you think GTVA was able to destroy Lucifer fleet just because they were frakkin... 8000 year old? That kinda makes sense...
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Pondering about Freespace
I think the answers are mostly in the FS1 outro.

 
Re: Pondering about Freespace
I think the answers are mostly in the FS1 outro.

One of the most significant information was:

"All jump points from earth are gone, but they can rebuild them"


But nothin explained why they are dump  :P

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: Pondering about Freespace
Shivan R&D is greatly inhibited by the resources spent building Sathanas juggernauts. :P
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Re: Pondering about Freespace
The hive mind does not have enought time to spend on research, as it's always directing convoy runs and deploying destroyers and all that stuff...
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Re: Pondering about Freespace
There's no evidence supporting that the Shivan's structure is a hive-mind...
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Offline terran_emperor

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Re: Pondering about Freespace
Well, there is speculation about it in the FS2 intel files
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