Why can't you simply accept the fact that you're wrong, again? You have been wrong in claiming quite a few things recently. This whole thread is a response to your "Mobimod" (wrong, because this is a team effort, not to mention the fact that is was disrespectful), "this is not Inferno" (wrong, because it's incredibly similar to the old continuity) claims. You also complained about many members of the old team being inactive!
You are a lying liar who lies, sir. You have utterly failed to disprove Battuta. Nothing that you posist as disproved here as been disproved either. It is your mod now; it is your story ideas that are driving this discussion. It is not Inferno because there's nobody from the old mod team left, and again, your story ideas are driving the discussion (and also the late INFR1 missions prove they hadn't housed the Moon back then, by the way, which more or less shoots "incredibly similar" in the foot since that's a big ****ing deal and that's what this thread is about
). Of the guys who brought us INFR1, who is actually still actively contributing to the project? (I suppose you could argue Woo, but admins can see internals. Several have commented on that thesis as I have been given to understand.)
Now, you're pretending the Nanotech you have in mind to be exactly the same as the one that will be used in Inferno. This was a temporary explanation because, as I said elsewhere, INF SCP and INFA2 are currently on hold. I did not venture further into studying materials to make things more believable, but that will be done later. Consider what you can read above as a temporary solution to complaints, as I can't divert more attention from INFASA and *CLASSIFIED* unless it's strictly needed.
No, Battuta is in fact saying that any kind of realistic nanotech (I know this a very hard concept to understand apparently, but nanotech has been extensively pondered over the years and we can make very good guesses as to what it will look like) doesn't work under the restrictions you're using. Also, if you know your solution is full crap, you could at least do us the courtesy of admitting it, rather than claiming Battuta is wrong without basis.
Since, you know, you're obliquely admitting the Battman is right.
What he said. Just wait until more info is available.
Man, this WAS your more information. I can't divine why else you posted this thread and I doubt anyone else can either.
There already are serious limits to Nanotech, it's just that you don't get it. They can't do everything ---> Venus will not be terraformed, for example. There won't be juggernaut fleets and the EA fleet as a whole, even if fearsome, will not be as exaggerately big as you're claiming.
Yeah, but you're not getting Battuta, not the other way around. With what your nanotech has already done, there is no reason why you can't have juggernaut fleets. It doesn't even matter
to a great extent if you adopt Battuta's limitations on the stuff; you've completely done away with any kind of need for mining or refining raw materials. If you can mass-produce warship-grade armor plating with the minimal effort of nanomachinery, then building more warships naturally follows. If you have the assemblers for this Moon project, that technology just isn't going to go away when it's done. You've given the EA the ability, at the least, to make huge numbers of single-cast ship hulls. This easily frees up the industrial capacity to build them engines and weapons.
Granted such a fleet would be impossible to repair with any kind of efficency, but it doesn't need to be either.