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Re: Freespace vs. X crossover debate...sigh :D

b) the Culture wipes the floor with everybody.

Darn, beat me to it... or the Xeelee or the Timelords  :P
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OH ****, IT'S THE XEELEE

GET IN THE KERR METRIC CAR

 

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Re: Freespace vs. X crossover debate...sigh :D
b) the Culture wipes the floor with everybody.

This.
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Re: Freespace vs. X crossover debate...sigh :D
b) the Culture wipes the floor with everybody.

This.
Well except xeelee/gallefry  :P


Oh...
Add 5th Imperium to the mix.
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Re: Freespace vs. X crossover debate...sigh :D
Sure, but if given the choice, I'd rather be conquered by the Culture.
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Re: Freespace vs. X crossover debate...sigh :D
True.... although it would less of a conquer and more of a join...

As for the xeelee, I'd be more worried about the birds, and gallefry... ehhh they couldn't care less if you existed LOL


LOL how about "The City"...  "shivans lost, presumed eaten by locals" LOL
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Re: Freespace vs. X crossover debate...sigh :D

b) the Culture wipes the floor with everybody.

Darn, beat me to it... or the Xeelee or the Timelords  :P


Who? :wtf: And what? Eh? :confused:

Bah..you are all dillusional. The God-Emperor of Mankind shall perform an Exteriminatus for your heretical thoughts.


EDIT:
My point stands. If you assume roughly equal durabiltiy for roughly equal sized ships(wich is somewaht reasonable), FS universe does seem more powerfull, since ships kill eachother FAR faster.
One or two beam hits in FS2 and your'e dead. In SW, ships shoot at eachother for half an hour...literally.
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Re: Freespace vs. X crossover debate...sigh :D

b) the Culture wipes the floor with everybody.

Darn, beat me to it... or the Xeelee or the Timelords  :P


Who? :wtf: And what? Eh? :confused:

Bah..you are all dillusional. The God-Emperor of Mankind shall perform an Exteriminatus for your heretical thoughts.
Ha, what God Emperor? opps sorry we erased him  :P

EDIT:
My point stands. If you assume roughly equal durabiltiy for roughly equal sized ships(wich is somewaht reasonable), FS universe does seem more powerfull, since ships kill eachother FAR faster.
One or two beam hits in FS2 and your'e dead. In SW, ships shoot at eachother for half an hour...literally.

Doesn't Warhammer space battles last for days on end?  Also by that account, 5th Imp is far more deadly the FS.. one go-away missile = one instant kill
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Just googled Xeelee .. Dear God, that must be the worst Sci-Fi I've ever came across.....
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Just googled Xeelee .. Dear God, that must be the worst Sci-Fi I've ever came across.....

Seriously? Stephen Baxter is one of the hardest SF writers out there. He's an actual physicist.

 

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Seriously? Stephen Baxter is one of the hardest SF writers out there. He's an actual physicist.

That doesn't make for good narrative qualifications, Vernor Vinge aside.
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Even Vinge's a letdown, honestly. A Fire Upon the Deep fizzled and the less said about Rainbow's End the better.

Met him, though, ate dinner with him. Incredibly nice guy, very bright.

Anyway, I'm sure we all know that Trashman's objections to Stephen Baxter probably take the form of 'I don't like him so his science sucks'.

 

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Re: Freespace vs. X crossover debate...sigh :D
 :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: :wtf: :wtf:

Anybody knows what the heck caused this guy to show up?? And who the hell is he??!

With the rapid increase of FS fan-made campaigns, we're giving the GTVA a harder time with more violence and genocide.

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Re: Freespace vs. X crossover debate...sigh :D
Well, that's what happens if you use the tooldeworkedowned cheat.
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That's actually really funny

 

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Re: Freespace vs. X crossover debate...sigh :D
Anyway, I'm sure we all know that Trashman's objections to Stephen Baxter probably take the form of 'I don't like him so his science sucks'.

I'm sure you're objections to my objections take the form of "I'm a blided fanboy, so I see no failings."

Just reading the plot summary makes me want to puke.
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Re: Freespace vs. X crossover debate...sigh :D
No, actually, I don't really like the Xeelee sequence. But my objections are with the characters and storytelling, which I just can't connect with.

I'm assuming that you're reacting to what you see as 'fantastic' or 'unrealistic' science, when, in fact, the ideas in the Xeelee books are grounded in a very strong understanding of the Standard Model and modern cosmology.

Either that or you're terrified that it didn't go the HUMANS FIRST **** YEAHHH route.
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i would like to introduce the Eclipse class star destroyer

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