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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Darth Thrakhath, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. WildWeasel

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    "Non-Wing Commander" is really a more appropriate forum title than "Off-Topic" is. It's a forum for talking about things other than Wing Commander, not a forum for changing the topics of threads (despite how often that may happen).
     
  2. TC

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    Of course it is... Being off-topic and being non-Wing Commander are the same thing... anything that isn't about Wing Commander is off-topic and, hence, goes here.
     
  3. WildWeasel

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    But it makes more sense (and is less confusing) to call it "Non-Wing Commander."
     
  4. TC

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    Why? It's rather clearly explained...

    General Wing Commander Chat
    The place for general Wing Commander discussion.

    Off-topic Zone
    Anything at all that you want to talk about!

    One would assume, from this, that you talk about Wing Commander in the Wing Commander Zone... and anything else in the Off-topic Zone...
     
  5. WildWeasel

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    I'm not denying that. I'm just pointing out something better.
     
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    I don't see how it's any better... they're synonymous ...
     
  7. WildWeasel

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    Of course you don't. I suggested it, after all.
     
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    No, I just like Off-topic because it has a negative connotation and will make people subconciously feel bad for posting here!
     
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    It's All Terrain Tactical Enforcer.
     
  10. Mekt-Hakkikt

    Mekt-Hakkikt Mpanty's bane

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    Well, ok, thanks. Isn't it a bit short period of time then to have the Victory introduced and then by ANH they are already obsolete?
     
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    There are 20 years from EpIII to ANH aprox
     
  12. Darth Thrakhath

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    Well, the New Republic and Empire both use Victory Star Destroyers for quite a while after [ie., they have Victorys in The New Jedi Order books] because of its 80 [or was it 40? no, i think its 80...] concussion missile tubes that can completely overwhelm a target's shields [at least in the fiction, in the games it doesnt work]
     
  13. Mekt-Hakkikt

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    20 years, hum, doesn't sound too unrealistic. Thanks.
     
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    20 years does seem more in the ball park but it just still seems a bit short to me. The Nimitz class carriers of today are designed with a life span of 50 years. And we were still using Iowa class BBs just 10 years ago and they were commisioned in the 40s.
     
  15. WildWeasel

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    Well, you can't really make a fair comparison that way. The Star Wars universe is quite different, after all.
     
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    Yeah but a VSD must be a fairly large investment in time, resources, training and manpower, especially during wartime. I would pretty pissed off as a resource allocator if something like that was obsolete within 20 years! :)
     
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    Well it is an EMPIRE. AN empire that controls the entire galaxy. They could f probably found a way to buid those things relatively quickly.
     
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    The only reason its obsolete is because the Imperial Star Destroyer does all the same things so much better. The Victory Star Destroyer will still blow up entire fleets of smaller ships without too much difficulty.
     
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    Surely VSDs are patrolling the Outer Rim.
     

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