Why not? A similar (though irrelevant) comparison might be a Super Star Destroyer. AFAIK, it's nothing more than a giant version of an Imperial Star Destroyer, with proportionally more turbolasers, TIEs, stormtroopers, etc. Nothing special like a superweapon or anything (I think the Death Star already took that role). Nothing more than maybe psychological impact.Originally posted by dacis2
Okay then, what type of weapons do Kilrathi dreadnoughts have anyway? (Please don't let it be just lots of laser turrets)
Originally posted by junior
Every cap ship from WC2 on (including the Corvette - I double-checked it) has phase shields. As the Corvette demonstrates, it IS possible to punch through phase shields with fighter cannons. This probably means that phase shields are a more efficient form of shielding than what cap ships had in WC1, but that Corvettes don't have enough power to regenerate them fast enough to counteract the guns on the Epee.
In WC3 and 4, the guns are uprated faster than cap ship shielding is, so the thickness of the shields once again becomes important.
In WCP, shielding has again outpaced weapons development, and both the Confed and the Nephilim (who have *amazingly* similar shield stats and set-ups despite the fact that the latter is a completely alien race ), and destroying the shield emitters becomes an important part of sinking a cap ship.
When (if?) we see WC6, I'm curious as to how the shield/weapon interactions will work.
Originally posted by Wulf
I remember reading Action Stations about how battleships were designed to carry powerful enough weaponry to penetrate phase shielding. I am pretty certain a single fighter, even in Prophecy's time, could equate the power of a battleship. The above theory would be a good explanation had it not been for the literature. My explanation would be that programmers did what they did with the shields from a gameplay standpoint; ships were too easy to kill in WC1, so make it harder in WC2. WC3's capships had a substantial amount of anti-fighter weaponry, so maybe having ships only be destroyed by torpedo would have been too challenging for some.
Originally posted by WildWeasel
If you had bothered to look at the link I posted, you would've seen that Privateer and Righteous Fire both take place in 2669. As LOAF said, Privateer is early in the year and Righteous Fire obviously takes place later in the year.
Originally posted by Bandit LOAF
Rightous Fire takes place during the war.