Chapter XI - Things Fall Apart

Quarto

Unknown Enemy
I also feel comfortable in a Broadsword - because unlike the Devastator, it has real turrets, and real shields. Dammit.
 

JoeyRP

Spaceman
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Quarto:
I also feel comfortable in a Broadsword - because unlike the Devastator, it has real turrets, and real shields. Dammit.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Until I get my hands on WCIV & Prophecy, I can't say much about those new ships. The closest ones are those in the database here in CIC. Just reading the postings on what EA did to WC products makes me
 
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JoeyRP

Spaceman
The corvette reminded me of the cut-scene in SO2 - Which is exactly the same as the animated gif you posted in wcnews. Was'nt that suppose to be a Kamekh? The oddity here is that, Admiral Tolwyn ordered the cannon fired, right? But he gave the order to Angel, a squadron commander and she's not the ship's captain.
 
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Quarto

Unknown Enemy
There is some confusion regarding that scene, because they do call the ship a Kamekh. However, I assure you that the ship we see in the cutscene is indeed a Fralthra. Had it been a Kamekh, the Concordia wouldn't have even bothered powering up the PTC. They would've just opened up with their seven AMGs, and the Kamekh would've been blown to dust
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I never noticed that other oddity you mentioned, but I do believe you're right. I guess they just didn't want to draw another face (for the Captain)
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I'm sure the scene did indeed resemble the one in SO2, because that's sorta what inspired it... a bit.

Oh, and the animated gif is exactly the same because it is the cutscene
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Dralthi5

Spaceman
Where exactly is that scene? I don't seem to remember it.

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If I'm locked on, there's no such thing as evasive action!
 

Quarto

Unknown Enemy
SO2. I believe it's shown even as Blair sallies forth to nuke Ayer's Rock, or immediately afterwards.
 

Death's Head

Spaceman
If the Ep-eh is made of paper, why fire guns or ignite the engines? One of my friends really like the Epee. The Broadsord is a curious ship. I never before thought it possible to gun down 20+ bombers with a turret. I wonder how long a Broadsword with 1000cm shields, and armor in Prophecy while toting 3 bullet/charging mass drivers will last.

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Quarto

Unknown Enemy
Hmm... well, there isn't a model for it. If there was one though...
It was a great design. I don't know why Confed decided to stop using neutron turrets in favour of puny little lasers.
 
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JoeyRP

Spaceman
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Quarto:
Hmm... well, there isn't a model for it. If there was one though...
It was a great design. I don't know why Confed decided to stop using neutron turrets in favour of puny little lasers.
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Lasers have longer range and faster refire rate than neutron guns. They have increased the refire rate for the turrets at the expense of range. A good fighter with a laser or particle cannon can chew away at a Broadsword from a distance. That's what I did in Academy.
 
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Death's Head

Spaceman
Well, if a fighter turret laser can only do 19 times as much damage, at 3 times the range, depending on what stats you believe...
 

Quarto

Unknown Enemy
Yeah, but a neutron turret would do even more by this time, if it was still around. After all, lasers aren't the only thing that gets upgraded.
 

Quarto

Unknown Enemy
Details, details
. Well, if the particle cannon replaced it as a fighter weapon, why not as a turret as well?
 
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JoeyRP

Spaceman
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Quarto:
Details, details
. Well, if the particle cannon replaced it as a fighter weapon, why not as a turret as well?
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The Longbow has Particle Cannons for its turret guns. Large turret guns in capships do require a lot more energy. Which brings to mind another question - why did they replace the anti-matter cannons?
 
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