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This is the best spacecraft design in vidya. Period. A sexy

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This is the best spacecraft design in vidya. Period.

A sexy, pre-rendered shot of one can be seen http://youtu.be/wUB47Jtct1E?t=23s at the left.
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>>256753042
I thought it was a gun before I looked closely at it. Fucking awful
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>gaylo
Not even once
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>>256753042
Did they rip from Killzone?
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looks like a gun
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Wrong. It's not even a real warship, simply retrofitted
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http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/25/5938225/halo-master-chief-collection-release-date-multiplayer-glitches

>This is true for PC as well
Is it happening?
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>>256754414
>Linking to Polygon
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>best spacecraft
>looks like a gun

My raifu is a better looking spacecraft than that
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>>256754414
Stop being more desperate than M$ itself.

They need to sell Halo, because on any other account, their precious little console is not worth a penny.
It is worthless even with these rehashes, but at least they can convince those easily parted with their money.

The comment is on the fact they will include PC-only maps in the game.
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Shit on me all you want, but the Normandy is definitely one the few things I love about the Mass Effect games.

Best Spaceship.
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>>256753042
Even though I like the Frigate, >>256754331 looks a shit ton better.
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>>256754730
Oh jesus what is wrong with that P90
Someone needs to put it down, it has grown goiters
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This one was cooler
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>unsymmetrical shit
>best design

Pick one.
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You fags ain't got shit against the Venator
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>>256753042
Wow, a FAMAS
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>implying
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>>256754861
Normandy definitely top tier
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speaking of spaceships, homeworld is fun.
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>>256759958
lel that's the fucking batmobile
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>>256753190
>>256754103
>>256754730
>>256759790

>hurr looks like a gun

That's the fucking point you mongoloids, the MAC cannon is basically an enormous bullet.

>>256753467

You have to be over 18 to be on this site, anon.
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>>256753190
>looks like a gun

That's kind of the point. It has a MAC Cannon running the length of the ship, it's basically a gun with engines
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>>256758548

Not vertical enough

I don't like that Minnie ships all getting redesigned to look more modern now. I loved flying a scrap heap.
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this one
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>>256754730
Most halo spaceships are gigantic guns with a ship built around them.
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>>256760621

>spaceship
>it's aerodynamic

why.jpg
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>>256760735
>have to turn the whole ship to shoot the gun
Why would they do this?
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Get fucked OP

Ardent prayer > UNSC Savannah
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>>256758548
>unsymmetrical
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>>256760827
Because it's easier to turn the ship than it is to turn the gun.
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>>256760827
Because see >>256760535
It's a mass accelerator, the barrel could not rotate no matter what.
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>>256760827

>have to aim a gun to hit a target

fucking retarded design, this weapon will never see warfare use
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>>256754861
>everything that took place in space in general was magical
>finding lost ships
>landing on alien planets and exploring
>meeting the different species for the first time
>2 and 3 shit all over it
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>>256753042
>All those separate pieces for no reason
>That cannon not aligned with centre of mass

Enjoy the massive weakpoints and off-balancing recoil.
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>>256760969

>annihilatEr

triggered me
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>>256760865
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>>256760873

You don't like asymmetry?
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>>256761106
Its in space there is no recoil idiot
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They're all shit.
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>we will never get a good Stargate game
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>>256761175
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>>256761106

>recoil
>space

LMAO
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>>256761203
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>>256761203
are you retarded
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>>256761176
I like asymmetry.
Unsymmetrical is not a word.
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>>256761214
>'Tall' spaceships

My dick is rock solid.
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I wonder how the new homeworld would be like.
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>>256761335
waaaaaaaaaaat? when? how? where?
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>>256761106
>shoot spaceboat
>recoil into the sun
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>>256761214

Winner

>TFW no new Homeworld games

just wanna learn more about Space Rajasthan
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>>256761254

>mfw human warships were somehow effective against ships 100 times bigger than them
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You know what I never see in these threads?

Self-created spaceships.
There's like a bunch of 4x games with extensive build-your-own modes with tons of customisation available.
But I never see anyone post their creatios from, galciv2 for example.
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best ship coming through
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>>256761214

Mom?
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Halo 4's MP was irremediably bad, but there were some moments in the campaign that were great

>halo 1-3
>humans need 3 ships to take on 1 covenant ship and barely make it out alive
>war ends
>humans use a ton of covie/forerunner tech to advance technology generations ahead
>halo 4 starts
>infinity jumps into frame
>just fucking plows right through a covie ship like it was paper
Made my dick hard
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>>256761609
>thinks size determines everything when it comes to space battles
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>>256761609
The whole show was the epitome of HFY. Don't question it
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>>256761484

>tfw instead of homeworld 3 we are getting shipbreakers

take what you can get i guess
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>>256761753
>Infinity

The ship names took a few steps back in terms of creativity.
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>>256761872
is that the Assault Rifle from Mass Effect?
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>>256761214
I liked the Pride of Hiigara more. It was bulkier and looked meaner.

I'm pumped to fuck that the CE of the Homeworld Remaster comes with a 12 inch painted figure of it. Also it has LED-lit guide lights.
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>>256761872
Is that a famas
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>>256761106
how does recoil work at all anyway?

remember the gau 8 avenger gun recoil was expected to have the recoil force of the jet engine of the thunderbolt plane where it sits on, you would say the plane could have some deadly destabilizing issues but in practice it doesn't happen
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>>256761784

well shouldnt it?

i mean if we are being logical bigger ships are gonna have higher caliber guns
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>>256761484
>>256761872
They're re-making HW 1&2
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>>256761945

Really? Fuck.

There goes my wallet.
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>>256761609
In SG-1? I never saw it

Human ships were shit against Ha'taks and did squat against the Ori until the Asgard powereleveled them with all their tech
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>>256761717
Get that abortion out of here. Minmatar a shit.
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>>256762078
He's talking about taking out sever Wraith Hives and Ancient Warships in Atlantis
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>>256761884
The books/earlier games really did have some great names.
>Pillar of Autumn
>All Under Heaven
>Leviathan
>Euclid's Anvil
>Swiftsure
>Glasgow Kiss
>In Amber Clad
>Stalwart Dawn
>Lance Held High

http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/UNSC_Navy
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Best ship, nigga.

Period.
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>>256762125

>filename

That shit is faction brah
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>be smuggler
>fly one of these
>die
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Not many good screenshots of it yet, but the Milano is pretty neat
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>>256762028

Watch they delete all the references to Indian culture that made Homeworld so interesting because uh marketability
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>>256762384
Did someone nigger.rig Y-Wing engines to a Tie fighter?
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>>256762407
My nigga.

>tfw no raccoon bro asking for body parts
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>>256761984
Recoil is basically a balanced equation.

You can't suddenly add numbers to one side of an equation, you would have to balance it out.
Ergo, recoil being the mathematically equivalent force (given mass, etc) opposing it.
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>>256762384
What have you DONE
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>>256762361
Twinkle twinkle little star...
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>living past the space exploration age
>not having an living organic ship
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>>256762384
More like whY-Fighter
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>>256762537
Shittest ITT.
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>>256762537
>my ship is so advanced it can get sick and poops

Yeah, amazing
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>>256762376
I know m8. T3's are the better ships for a few isk more. Who wants to spend 300mil on a cruiser when you could buy another and make it bubble immune?
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>>256762491
>>256762525
>>256762606
Yes
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ugly
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>>256762453
Literally impossible, because it's so ingrained into Homeworld's identity, from the music to the ship names.

Gearbox has said time and again that the game proper will remain wholly untouched, and all they are doing is updating the graphics and sounds. They may be a slimy, shitty company run by a terrible liar, but I am convinced they won't screw it up.
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The ships from Freespace and Freespace 2 would shit on all of these space turds.
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>>256761984
Equal and opposite forces, anon
A force is used to propel a bullet forward.
Another force of exactly the same magnitude in exactly the opposite direction must be applied to the gun. That is recoil
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>>256762295
In Amber Clad son.
Iroquis sounded like a brettycool ship too.
The Original halo books were the shit, except for The Flood.
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Step it up faggots
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>>256762643

Shit, they're that cheap now? I remember when they first came out and were insanely expensive.

Do they still have the SP penalty if you die?
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>>256762719
looks like a penis with the balls on the tip

gaaaayseal.png
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>>256762660

Okay, I'll trust you for now

But I swear if they make Homeworld some mass effect style bullshit setting where everybody acts like they're some tumblr SHerlock character instead of like the South Asians IN SPACE they are supposed to be I'll be pissed
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>>256762702
>Fall of Reach
>shit
Bro
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>>256762846

He said were the shit, as in they were great.
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>>256761984
It depends on where it's located, or in more technical terms where the force vector is.
If it's aligned with the centre of mass then it's just going to be a force backwards (in the A-10s case, this will be countered by its own momentum and engines). If the force vector is not aligned, then it will give the whole thing a spin, mass centre being the pivot point of that spin.
A small gun firing on a battleship doesn't really need to be centred, as it's a relatively small force compared to the huge mass of the ship. However if you watch any large WW2 battleship fire its main guns sideways, you'll see it roll a bit (IIRC in some cases badly balanced ships would roll so much they'd turn upside down).

The gun on the OPs ship is also way bigger than the A-10s relative to the actual vehicle. Also its a single, high powered shot, which means a sudden, quick impulse that will strain the structure terribly. Considering the placement, it would throw the ship off balance and basically make it turn upwards like a pistol when fired.
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>>256762660
Gearbox's games in the last five years:

2009 Borderlands
2010 Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front
2011 Duke Nukem Forever
2011 Aliens Infestation
2012 Borderlands 2
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines
2014 Homeworld Remastered Collection
2014 Homeworld: Shipbreakers
2014 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Why do you even have hope? :^)
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>>256760448
How does it fly, you dumbass? Where are the propulsion mechanisms that enable it to turn and maneuver? If it's designed to not look like a realistic spacecraft, then mission accomplished.
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>>256762846
>were the shit
Fall of Reach is probably my favorite one.
They swapped writers for the Flood though and itshows. I didn't even check before I bought it and then I started reading about Generic Action Hero Chief.
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>nobody posted a gunstar yet

Plebs the lot of you
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all of you are wrong and are probably going to burn in hell for it.
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>>256762903
>Aliens Infestation
Wayforward did Infestation, and it's the best Aliens game ever made.
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>>256762897
>>256762846
>>256762934
Fuck me, my bad. I should have figured that as well with The Flood as the exception. I actually liked it even though it was basically pointless, but the Marine that was flood infected, the one Elite assassin, and the Grunt side stories were pretty good
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>>256761409
I leaked it :^)
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>>256762903
I want the statue, but I refuse to give money to a dev who'll probably include may mays xD in Homeworld.
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>liking asymmetrical spaceships
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>>256762787
A proteus in jita is worth 349 mil minus the rigs and gear. Back in the day when they were 1.5+ bil they were pretty rare to see, but now everyone has one.
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>>256762912
>If it's designed to not look like a realistic spacecraft, then mission accomplished.

Practically every popular sci-fi franchise. If you're going to complain about realism in those, your autism could be better spent elsewhere.
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>>256762901
>upward
That's one thing I never understood about guns. Why does recoil force it upward? Would the lack of gravity in space perhaps make the ship's gun's recoil force it in a different direction?
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>>256763043
Oh yeah Jenkins, the Elite Assassin and the Grunts were bretty gud. But the bulk of it was a OOC Chief (at least what I had established in my head by then) and the ODST parts which were pretty shit imo.
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>>256762807
>40Kfags will defend "boats + rockets = good spacecraft design"
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>>256762903
THERE IS A NEW HOMEWORLD GAME?!?!?!!?!
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>>256763157
IRRC most Halo military ships never touchdown on planets anyways, which is why many of them are built with no way of taking off and landing
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>>256763183

Yep, takes place on pre pdd kharak, an rts of sorts
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>>256763183
You bet, anon, it'll be epic for the win!
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>>256761984
You idiot. The GAU 8 produces 4.5 tonnes of recoil during sustained fire. Both engines on an A-10 produce 4 tons each. An A-10 can still fly even if the pilot wants to hold down the GAU 8 trigger forever and for no reason.
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>>256763157
There's a difference between being unrealistic ship design and Roberts-tier ship design. Who thought it was a good idea to throw windows on everything? Honestly.
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>>256763167
Yeah they were. Very forgettable.
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>>256763302
It's also F2P.
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>>256763364

Nah mate it's a full proper thing now
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This carrier is the sexiest goddamn carrier I've ever scene. Two flight decks. The main deck stretches from stem to stern and has those big ass blast doors. I love it.
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>>256760197
It's more than fun.
It's art
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You're all wrong
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>>256763158

Hand is holding the grip, and since your grip is very strong (relative to the force of the recoil), it's basically as if the grip weighed a lot more, hence it moves the mass centre down towards it, maybe even past it (well not really, the real mass centre of the pistol is the same, but the effect of your grip is the same as moving it down a lot), making the whole thing pivot around that (and since the force vector is above the mass centre, it will make it turn counter-clockwise).

Try holding a pistol upside down, and yu'll see it now is forced downwards.
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>>256762606
Sides: Obliterated
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>>256761984
Also, if you remember in Halo 2, there was the level on the space station which showed the big ass system for dealing with recoil.

It rose up over time and then shot all the way down?
Impulse, yo.
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>>256763183
Gearbox acquired the IP and is now in the process of making a Remastered version. If you want Homeworld 2 with better music and graphics, but don't mind supporting the devil, now's your chance. See picture for initial reactions.
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>>256763435
It's got a nice ass too.
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>>256763276
That doesn't answer the question of how they fly. They simply hover above the ground. The ships that you see crashing, like the flood controlled ship that crashes into africa, also seem to glide without having wings.
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>>256763435
It's alright, I guess

Also that picture is missing the engine pods
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>>256763346
Star Wars, Star Trek, most things set in space that realize they're stretching realism to breaking point to make something entertaining
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I can't wait for homeworld, lets hope gearbox doesn't fuck up.
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>>256763578

I'd like to know the answer to this also, from memory the pillar of autumn had a bunch of booster rockets to get it of the ground in reach
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>>256763435
>>256763558
>>256763598

Honestly I think that if they removed a lot of those weird high tech, super thin fins and spikes sticking out randomly, it would look even better.
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>>256763535
I thought that was just the MAC cannon cocking? I could be wrong, though, its been a while
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>>256763578

>Not comprehending the idea that by the year 2552 we won't have technology un feasible to current humans
>Implying the covenant don't reverse engineering ancient foreunner tech from 100000 years ago

FUTURE
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>>256763502
See >>256762976


>>256763158
Pic related.
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>>256763716
The random fins and shit? Yeah, could definitely do to remove those. Some of them are longer than a fucking Idris.
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>>256763729

You're right, it was just the mac gun doing it's thing, the MAC stations all had mini thrusters that fired before the mac cannon, it was confirmed by cannon
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>>256763302
Of sorts?
I guess I can't expect it to be as good but it's still better than nothing

Also why would it take place in a single planet, goddamnit
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>>256763729
>I thought that was just the MAC cannon cocking? I could be wrong, though, its been a while

Why not both?
It would make more efficient design, and is also pretty much how semi-automatics work.
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>>256763764

>2552
>G.I' are still running around with assault rifles and not fucking hand lighting or some other super op handheld weapon
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>>256763714
>>256763714
I actually have no idea. I was just assuming that the Pillar of Autumn and shit would manuever perfectly fine in space with enough boosters at different angles. I think theres one big one in the back and a bunch in a circle around the hull, which is why all UNSC ships are cylindrical. No idea about planet side shit however. I mean they do have artificial gravity?
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>>256763864

When I say off sorts I really don't know how it's gonna play
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>>256753042
>sexiest spaceship design
>not homeworld
>some fucking pretender ripoff of the Homeworld aesthetic
you disgust me
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>>256763435

It's getting retrofitted to fit with the new higher higher standard of ships and ship scaling. It should be able to hold things up to the starfarer size. At least that's what Foundry 42 guys are saying. Their the only dev studio on Star Citizen that seems to actually be doing tangible shit.
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>>256763920

Yeah that always pissed me off too
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Halo threads are usually good, but I wonder if it is just space/sci-fi genre fans in general that are the best posters on /v/. Back when it was acceptable to post about Mass Effect, ME2 threads had some really great discourse as well (when it wasn't waifu-centric)
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Terraformer scale is a bit off but the rest is fine
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>>256753042
get on my level
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>>256763920

This

At least with mass effect the guns worked in a completely different way to current assault rifles so you couldn't complain about it
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>>256763552
I would even support EA if they were able to make an Homeworld 3 that lived up to its name

It's the first time I see this happening to a franchise I love and grew up playing

Now I know why you are always so angry /v/ [spolier] ;_;
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>>256763695
Realistic ship design would involve something like faceless, ovoids. Unrealistic ship design is something like EVE, where the ship profiles are semi-fucked but they still work within basic reasoning.

Star Wars and Star Citizen slap transparent panels on everything and avoid logic like the plague. Coincidentally ships of both the movie franchise and SC were made by the same guy.
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>>256761637

>Discovery

I honestly preferred the original light fighter, I hated that they left that in its original, useless imbalanced form and practically forced you to use their own ~original~ redesign.
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>>256764152
The UEE has a battleship/dreadnought which apparently dwarfs the Bengal is around the same tonnage at the Kingship.
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I wish we got at least 1 moderately realistic sci-fi game. Star Citizen was looking good with them being pretty in depth with stuff, but then glass cockpits and bullet lasers.
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>not liking gaudy space cathedrals
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>>256764273
We've known about the Indefatigable for a while now but god knows when we're ever going to see it
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>>256764316

I love me some gaudy space cathedrals, but the rule was best ship in VIDYA, and as far as I know there is no space Warhammer 40K game yet.

Please prove me wrong
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>>256764290
what if the glass is actually a new hyper resistant transparent material so tough that only the cockpit is made off of it in order to keep the pilot alive

what if its is made of magic
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>>256764503
there is a mod for sins
probably some for other games too
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>>256764061
Probably has something to do with CR's inhibition with releasing WIP art after the community bitching and what they did to the Freelancer

Besides that, Foundry 42 has the more focused task: SQ42 ships and assets
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>>256764091
Halo has no waifus, all female characters are just killed off at some point
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>>256764770
I haven't been up with the books lately, are Linda and Kelly still alive?
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>>256764828
They were shown in halo escalation comic (the latest one) but I think they got their roles reversed by accident, torrent it if you can.
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>>256764828
Also, if you read the comic about Team Black, well lets just say heads will roll.
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I love battleships that look like submarines in space.
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>>256762125
Don't mind me, just fueling your entire economy.
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>>256764591
Why would we even need transparent material? Why are we fighting enemy craft a stones throw away when they have physical blades attached to the hull? Do we have no other way to navigate through space?

Why.
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>>256765309
Why would humans even be in space when AIs would be infinitely better pilots
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>>256765309
>Why would we even need transparent material?
So you can visually see where you're going

>Why are we fighting enemy craft a stones throw away when they have physical blades attached to the hull?
I don't understand the question

>Do we have no other way to navigate through space?
That would probably be boring
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>>256765508
You're going so fast and shit is so far away that there wouldn't be anything to see 90% of the time
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>>256765508
>So you can visually see where you're going
it's fucking space, you don't need to navigate by sight
arguably ship to ship combat should be taking place over incredible distances that the human eye wouldn't be able to see
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>>256764290

Transparent aluminum or some shit. It's similar in sturdiness to the hull but is expensive. You can still mag-boot on it.

>>256765309

Because if we were being entirely realistic humans would be taken out of the equation and it would just be AI drones fighting hundreds of kilometers away and whoever fires first would likely win. That sure sounds like a load of fucking fun.
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>>256765656
>it's fucking space, you don't need to navigate by sight
Maybe if you're a casual

>arguably ship to ship combat should be taking place over incredible distances that the human eye wouldn't be able to see
That's so boring
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>>256765656
>Implying ship to ship combat would even exist
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i just wish someone brought the nexus missiles back, these things watching a damn nuke in space was amusing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znZ5Vgx-kD8
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Glass cockpits are useless in space because they are a massive weakpoint and at the ranges where space combat would take place realistically, your eyes will be useless.
After all it's already happening with modern combat aircraft, who have 50km+ range on their missiles and dogfights are absurdly rare.

I can understand maybe having the possibility of raiding a armour plate to reveal a window in case all your other sensors and cameras are damaged and you need to land, but in combat? Nah, if there was a window it would be locked down behind armour, too big a weakpoint.
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>>256765879
Raising*, fuck.
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>>256763439
This, we can agree on, I love the backgrounds in homeworld 2, I heard its a type of art where you just quickly "paint" stuff, whats it called again?

Also, if you like the ships artstyle in homeworld, you might like this

http://www.peterelson.co.uk/gallery/category.php?cat=11
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C-Could a fantasy airship join this thread too?
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>>256765879

Except when lore fluff makes the glass as strong as the hull.
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>>256765508
>I don't understand the question
If you can see an enemy craft in space combat, there's a very good chance it's obscenely close to you. If you're in SPACE, where navigation by sight is almost entirely useless, why would you bother relying on this for combat? Did everyone forget to use Radio or something?

Realistic space combat isn't fun, I agree, but some of these ships are baffling. Like the Idris being completely off-kilter, or having the engines obscenely close to the engines and bridge.
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>>256766160
>airship
>in a thread about spaceships
just start another thread, anon.
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>>256766358
>having the engines obscenely close to the engines
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>>256766468
Radar.

I am a moon bitch.
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>>256765293
God dammit, 4chan you gotta quit that.
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>>256766468
The engines are so obscenely close to the engines, they're practically in the same spot
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>>256766991
Oh god I see it.
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>Post Halo2-bungie designs a big ship
>it's just an upscaled retexture of assault carrier
>calls it "supercarrier"
Say what you will, but late Bungie was dropping the ball even with Halo.
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You all fucking disgust me.
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>>256766991
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Get on my level, faggots
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>>256766991
>implying i had sides after this
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>>256766991
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>>256753042
Lol, space famas.
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>>256767091
See what, friend?
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>>256765849

>tfw those slavs tried kickstartering nexus 2 but they didnt make enough money

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhZQEvg1V0Y

would have been goat
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>>256765980

agreed, looking at the backdrop of a map where there is some fucktardedly big progenitor foundry ruins of in the distance was awesome
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>>256756505

>Marathon class

weird, I thought it was "Halcyon Class", maybe they changed it to add Marathon references.
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>all that surface area on spaceships that are clearly too big to ever land on a planet and clearly don't use solar energy

Why.
You just increase the probability of a hull breach and limit your mobility.
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>>256753042
Is that a fish?
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>>256761884
It's a throwback at Bungie and various Marathon references
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>>256767658
Simple, future tech
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>>256760538

inb4 /v/ bros channel invasion.

Love the Minnie old looks. Love them enough to tattoo Minnie shit on my body.

The Hel and the Nag are my favorites, though.
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>>256767658

Because reality is boring as shit anon.
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>>256767617
They're two different ship classes. Halycon is a light cruiser, Marathon is heavy cruiser.
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>>256759958
I wouldn't feel comfortable with an asteroid base orbiting so close to my home planet
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>>256762125
>imagename

you damn right
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>>256754730

cool airsoft gayboi ;3c
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>>256767658
Heat dissipation nigger, ever heard of it?

Getting your vehicle to cool down in space is lot harder than anywhere with an atmosphere available freely. Building a perfectly spherical spacecraft is just asking for a disaster.
In other words: you don't build a death star without a thermal exhaust port
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who would win in a fight? the imperium of man or the eve universe?
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the spaceships in Freelancer are pretty dang ugly, but I enjoy the honking great prow on the Liberty ships
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>>256767293
>missing half its armor plating
>only 2 landing bays
>has to retract the bays to jump
>no on-board viper construction bay

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>>256754331

Mah nigga.

>tfw "Spinning up MAC rounds"
>"Rolling out the carpet"
>"Unleashing Hell"
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>>256768421
Probably EVE assuming all the factions could stop fighting each other for 5 min.

They could probably outmaneuver Imperium fleets due to having FTL travel that isn't insanely dangerous to use and spacecraft are a lot more common with better tech.
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I'll admit ships in Halo have awesome names.
In Amber Clad, Pillar of Autumn, Glasgow Kiss, Euclid's Anvil, Harbinger of Piety, Retribution's Thunder.

But best design. No, that clearly goes to the Homeworld Series. Designs inspired by the likes of Elson and Foss shit all over grey and black. Personally I really kike the Taiidan Fighters from the first game with the giant gun hanging off the side.

Since the mothership has already been posted Hiigaran Destroyer. You know it's time to wreck shit when a bunch of them stop travelling and swing around for a broardside.
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>>256769506
forgotten pic
fucking captcha
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>>256768421
As far as I remember, doesn't the Imperium Man have a whole heresy thing when it comes to actually building new spaceships? Hundreds of EVE ships are churned out daily being piloted by essentially infinite clones and being funded by unimaginably rich people.
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>>256769706
Yeah but they've got no hesitation in unleashing planet killing weapons. They're happy to lose millions of men and thousands of ships and have they entire population of a system killed with the planets reduced to wastelands. As long as it remains THEIR wasteland.
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>>256768421

The Imperium would have to win it in one strike. They only have a limited number of ships (that they barely know how to fly, and cannot replace) where as EVE has Hundreds of ships constantly being produced, and pilots that come back to life to rejoin the fight.

In a battle of attrition EVE wins because eventually the Imperium would run out of ships to keep sending into the grinder.
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>>256768403
>internal design
>shielded from outer heat
>generated heat can be absorbed by proper cooling medium and transported and used to power other machinery
>depending on technical level even reabsorbed to generate more energy

>external design
>exposed to external heat sources
>shit gets hot because the vacuum isolates it
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>>256770458
Going strictly by game numbers there's roughly 8,000 solar systems in EVE, with most likely many more than just aren't in the game. I can't really find any up to date lists on the number of Titans, but as of 2011 it was somewhere around 400 and has grown exponentially with the overall wealth of the playerbase.

Like I said, pilots in EVE are just as happy to fight and die for even the most minor thing simply because they're immortal. There are easily 10 times as many cloning stations as there are solar systems, and that's only those that exist on space stations, planets surely have even more, and again those are many times the number of systems that they exist in.
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>>256765732
>Transparent aluminum
wat
That is the dumbest thing I have ever read.
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>>256768421
EVE. New Eden is in a post-scarcity period where pilots are immortal. They have the production capacity to make moon-sized titans every six months or so. Frigates wield antimatter ammunition.

If the IoM was in the dark ages it might stand a chance.
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>>256765732
>You can still mag-boot on it.
Aluminium can not be transparent, and it is not magnetic.
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>>256771262
You know it's real, right?
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>>256768487

I have a weakness for the clunky Rhineland ones
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>>256771262
>thinks he knows better than Montgomery Scott
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>>256763695
>>256764251
At least in the SW univerese, the windows are made out of Transparisteel, which can actually withstand most shit in space that is not actively trying to fuck it up.
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>>256753042
Not even close
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>"BUT OUR WINDOWS ARE MADE OF SUPER STRONG ULTRA TECH MATERIAL THAT IS AS STRONG AS THE REST OF THE HULL"
>Lets completely ignore the fact that a window allowing light through would mean a lot of dead (or at least blind) crewmen when lasers start shooting (guess what a laser is)
>Lets completely ignore that the material being see-through means it has to have physical properties that handicap it in strength and resilience
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Stiletto from Nexus the Jupiter Incident is the best ship design. It actually looks like it could be made and could work.
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>>256773056
Let's hope they have blast shields. Someone needs to slap the guy designing these things.
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>all these forgettable designs.

Meanwhile I remember every single ship in Star Control.
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best evil ship design
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>>256768825
>Rammed the Pegasus into a Basestar to save the Galactica.
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No, I think you will find that this is the best spaceship design.
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>>256759790
Well it is called a Paris-class Frigate
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>>256773056
What would you propose as an alternative?
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Maybe not best design, but best ship.
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This is the Garden of Kadesh. For thirteen generations we have protected it from the unclean. The Turanic Raiders who came before you refused to join and were punished for this trespass. Like theirs, your ship has already defiled this holy place. If you have come to join we welcome you and will spare your ship until all have disembarked. If you have come to consume the garden you will be removed at once.
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>>256761289

>what is newtons 3rd law of motion
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>>256760827

Those ships have lots of weapon systems that can target enemy spacecraft located anywhere nearby (missiles, for example), but the MAC Gun is so large relative to the overall size of the vessel and so powerful that to have it rotate and then fire would probably put the craft into an uncontrolled spin, without extreme countering from thrusters. By having the MAC Gun face forward, the ship can use its main engines to counteract the forces released when a round is fired.

tl;dr those frigates are really really cool and their slow reload time make for interesting tactics
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>>256761484
>higaara, one word common throughout the whole planet
>story of remnants of humanity banding together for a common goal

does anyone else love that or what? great story and atmosphere I would love a new one and I don't ever play RTS.
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>>256761637

fuck that.

gimme some sweet LABC space shark action any day.
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>>256753042
>engines at a tangent to the center of mass
Great going, you useless piece of shit. It can’t even fly.
>>256754861
For a frigate, it’s at least an interesting design.
>>256762125
>Alcubierre drive ship before Alcubierre drives were codified
I always have a soft spot for that.
>>256763435
Pointless fins and shit need to go, but I really like the shape. Where are the engines? Need to know that to know if it would even fly.
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>>256771262
You are THIS stupid.
http://phys.org/news167925273.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSmGjB-G6v8
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>>256771325
>DaoT Mankind

Almost as OP as SupCom
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>>256771392
thats called aluminium oxide / saphire and it is not a metal it is a ceramic.

It is basically just shittier, weaker diamond.
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>>256778470
And it's transparent aluminum.
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>>256779090
lol yeah, but its not magnetic, and is an electrical insulator so
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>>256760535
So it's a copy of a 40k ship design.
Wow, such innovation.
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Best universe coming through.
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>>256777103
but that ship has the barrel above the engines, its going to sping regardless.
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>>256773056
>implying it inst just a monitor/screen just showing whats on the other side to appear like a window
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>>256779549
I love 40k but you need to fuck off, 40k didn't invent prow mounted weapons
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>2010+4
>Not piloting a magical observatory
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>>256761176
rip old moa hull ;-;

used to have character, now it's just an ugly generic spaceship
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>>256780669
Mah nigga. I fucking loved that place.
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>>256780886
>It used to look like shit
>Now it looks passable
FTFY
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>>256781127
the model was ass, the design was fine. if they're updated the textures and maybe moved a few things here and there it would look good. Now it looks generic and shit like the Mordus ships instead of interesting and kinda shit
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>>256765508
>>256765656
Even if you did need to see things outside the ship, they would obviously use cameras.
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Not vidya, but

There's NO ship that could beat this. Nothing. Ever.
Also, traditional designs in space look fucking sexy.
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>>256779656
For the Emperor brother!
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>ctrl+f dead space
>no results
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>>256760752
>not wanting angled armor
borg pls return to your cubicle
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>>256781430

I'm pretty sure the Ishimura's already been posted though
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>>256753042
It's literally a flying gun. It's a space gun.
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>>256781549
ah damn, you're right. missed it
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If a spaceship is designed for space, why would you design anything other than something with the lowest surface area possible?

No drag etc so no need for sleek or aerodynamic designs. Wouldnt the best design be a sphere?
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What does the new moa look like
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>>256760865
My favorite part is the cute little swimming pool
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>>256782360
>no way to evade anything because you're flying in a dumb fucking sphere
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>>256761203
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>>256782536
Pls respond
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>>256781430
>>256762361

TFW finding comfy captain' nest

TFW wanting to sit in command chair

TFW Ishimura wasn't a 1:1 scale open map
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>>256782992
it would have thrusters all around you mongoloid
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>>256782360
I think the borg had it right. cubes man
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>>256761080
> implying 2 wasn't the best
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>2014
>Not posting delicious ISA Cruiser

They hang suspended in low orbit /v/, like swords above the heads of their enemies.
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>>256783797
hated the games, but that ship is slick as fuck
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>>256783797
Damn that's a good ship design.
The enemy is down
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>>256784006
why was the movie so bad
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Apparently Hegemonia is under Meridian4 these days. They have a steam sale right now, but i know the game by heart already.
How's their other space shit - Stellar Impact? Anyone played this? Looks mildly decent.
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>>256783797
Weapons and ships are pretty much the only things the ISA can do right.
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>there will never be modern game with hardcore space warfare
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>>256780517
40k invented "the entire ship is a gun."
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>>256762361
agreed
Although I think the third game got the idea of derelict and broken space vessels across well. When I first saw the ishimura I thought of the event horizon that had been fleshed out. I just had this moment where I was just so fucking happy that people really grasped how little aerodynamics matter in space.
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>>256784610
I don't think 40k invented anything when it comes to sci-fi.
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>>256784586

>David Weber
>good

He's nothing but infodumps nowadays. Fuck him. Also, Harrington should have died long ago.
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>all these structural weakpoints
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soon
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why are all these ships symmetrical?
symmetrical ships are just a bad idea the amount of resources it takes just to make the thing aesthetically pleasing is not worth it.
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>>256785053
Because it looks cool, that's it.
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>>256759673

Best SD ever. That dorsal bay, those turbolasers, that sexy chassis design... Unf.
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>Sleek designs in space
For what purpose?
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>>256785053
It's probably derived from early rocketry, before they had invented fairings, when everything had to be perfectly symmetrical or else the rocket wouldn't be able to pull a proper atmosphere turn and would eat shit at a few thousand meters.

Obviously nobody's going to pre-build a ship like this and THEN launch it into space, that'd be fucking retarded.
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>>256760827

Because the UNSC literally builds ships on top of the biggest guns humanity can make.

Seriously.

They build MACs then work out how to fit a shit around them.

Or, in the case of the larger ships, attach multiple MACs together then build ship around and between. That is why some of the ships look so whack.
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Fucking fags will go for anything that vaguely resembles a dick
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>>256784586
Nexus Jupiter Incident is as good as we get.

I don't think there's a really hard sf game out there, that considerates gravity, g forces, heat disspation and does away with the ridiculous concept of fighters in space.
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>CTRL+F
>"FreeSpace"
>2 results, 1 post
It's official. /v/'s spacesim crowd is ultrapleb.
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>>256785218
some of the ships are meant to enter orbit for various reasons
although it's funny because the OP ship is not aerodynamic at all, and yet it has one of the most visible atmospheric entries of any ship in media
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>>256785218
Go away, wannabe-Posbi ship.
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>Non modular ships
Stay pleb
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>>256785356
I want a space tactics game with missiles etc. that take full minutes to reach their targets
basically an RTS that's not about rpm and more like chess
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>>256785245
why not just build it in space and fuck all of earth's bullshit?
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>>256785542
what would that even accomplish though
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>>256784481
Killzone in general just fucking nails tech design
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>>256785312
I wonder how many ships had massive recoil issues. How do you effectively stop your ship in space to fire something like that?
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>>256776497
Ditch the windows, use sensors and if you REALLY want, cameras. You can always have a large screen that is showing the camera view if you really think the crew needs to look out into empty black for some reason.
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>>256785053
>implying
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>>256785549
Something like a Silent Hunter maybe.
That's what space warfare would look like anyway.

How was that one space game where you eat other ships (or suck their space blood) to improve? Any good?
Fuck i always forget the title.
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>>256785820
>amazing concept artists, designers, sound designers
>those incredibly shitty writers
GG is a weird studio.
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>>256785312
You think THAT is building a ship around a gun?

Nigga, check my gun-ship.
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>>256785053
Let me give you an insider perspective in the industry of transferring scientifically/historically sound ideas into the visual medium. This is all based on my actual experience.

Let me draw you an example. Imagine you've designed a fantasy setting based off of Eastern Slavic mythology. Tatars, Ukrainian Cossacks, Poles, Russians adventurers, etc. You have this dashing image of men in played kuyak armor with conical helms and bar nasels, dashing winged hussars skewering lasso-wielding Tatars with their lassoes. Koschei the Deathless with his bardiche sits drinking tea out of a samovar fed by wood chips in a little riverside cottage, and answers the players' questions.

Now you hand all of this to your concept artist, and he produces knights with 11th century lances, 15th century plate armor riding horses with no stirrups on a battlefield fighting Pre-Marian Reform Romans. Some of the Romans have pistols.

Concept artists and designers are literally THE most stupid fucking people in the world. They don't know shit about anything, they only know what appeals to their nurtured plebean sense of aesthetics, and unless you beat them with a garden hose, they will NEVER do anything right.
With space ships, it is 100 times worse because that's not just common sense, it's complex science.

Most devs just aren't willing to give them shit over it, so you end up with these ludicrous designs.
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>>256785950
looks like my cigar lighter.
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>>256782360
Because you generate heat in scale with your volume and dissipate heat in scale with your surface area. It's square-cube law at work, and sooner or later you're going to be a very warm spaceship, meaning:
1) You're a very hot body on a relatively cool interstellar background i.e. A BIG FUCKING TARGET.
2) People, and to a lesser extent, machines don't like being super hot.

A practical design would need a big ass fucking heat sink attached to it to radiate all your waste heat as thermal radiation, because no convection or conduction in space.

Trying to bring actual science into space combat makes everything impossibly unfun. IR cameras are perfectly accurate enough even with current technology to analyze the speed and temperature of your exhaust plume and know where you're going and how fast you're going. Its impossible to hide in space unless you're behind a large object; by virtue of having electronics or people or engines of any sort, you're by default warmer than the background. Settings with laser weaponry would devolve into who shoots who first, because its impossible to hide and impossible to dodge. Settings without laser weapons would devolve into endless juking of projectiles.
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>>256782360
>what is Perry Rhodan
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>>256786115
It functionally is. A wing of these corvettes jumps in from subspace, fires all beam cannons in a flash, then immediately jumps out.

It's one of the most terrifying things in War in Heaven.
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>>256786253
googled war in heaven, is it this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph6xS77iuC8
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>>256786445
That's it.
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>>256760865
i love the covenant ship designs, and their whole aesthetic in general. bungie did a good job of making them look sufficiently alien but interesting at the same time
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>>256786519
looks pretty good. was it?
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>>256786445
>cockpit
>that HUD
>those breathing sounds
What the fuck? That's not how it looked when I played it.
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>>256786074
Idk I think there's a lot of people who "get it" out there but don't get the whole picture. I'm not about tying things to realizm I just want to see space respected. In a manner consistent with scify. In short fuck the conventional when possibilities are infinite.
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>>256765309
The overview effect.
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>>256786594
FS2 is pretty much the best space dogfighter out there.

Blue Planet 1 and 2 (War in Heaven) are some of the very best mods for it.

So take a wild guess.
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>>256782360
looks like some sorta of gaming mouse or a stylized vibrator.
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>>256785429

Well the soldiers are kinda worried when they start landing the Dawn, one of them even asks is it rated for atmosphere.
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>>256762361
nope nope nope
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>>256787106
yeah but that's just the devs. admitting it's bullshit and being like "fuck it, do it anyway"
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Just try me I'm behind 100 turbolasers
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>>256785824

>What are engines?
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>>256787236
wasn't the ship being pulled by something?
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>>256787245
bring it
also, this is the best star wars ship, period.
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>>256785824
If they're not magical, science fiction-powered spaceships, they literally throw an equal amount of momentum forward and backwards simultaneously, in the form of a bullet from one end and superheated reaction mass from the engine end.
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>>256760735
>>256785312

It was funny that they were still wrecked by the Covie ships so easily, well unless it was commanded by captain Keyes.
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>>256776215
underrated post
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A spherical ship would offer the best volume/surface area ratio and should be the go-to design for any non-combat vessles.

A disc shaped ship could potentially offer the minimum frontal area/volume ratio when orientated correctly, and therefore would be the most practical design for combat vessles. Although this advantage would only work in one direction, so only ships which engage at long distances would benefit.
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>>256787294
think about the amount of fuel it would take to stabilize that thing while firing relative to the amount of fuel it would take to move something that large. At that rate you probably just be better off making a battery of self destructing smaller ships. You lose one engine and your gun perhaps even your ship is fucked it's impractical.
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>>256787427
>retarded big
>cost equal to a fleet of #SD's
>can only patrol one region of space at huge cost
>requires a large escort

It's pretty cool but fucking useless
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>>256787427
>this is the best star wars ship
ISS Freudian Nightmare.
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>>256776817

if you will not join then die, there is no withdrawal from the garden
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>>256787707
yeah, but parked outside coruscant you know who's in charge
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have any of the tau ships made it into a game yet?
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>>256784942
I only recently realised the Nostromo where everything takes place on is the tiny bit that landed on the planet.

I thought the main ship was the refinery they were pulling along.
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>>256787684
That's actually how it went for most UNSC ships
If they lost the gun they were completely boned
They weren't exactly WINNING their war
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>>256788076
yeah that's what happens when you see the movie for the first time as a kid
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why do spaceships always shoot tiny little rockets?
they're in space, they could be using nuclear warheads without making it less livable
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>>256787943
that's like "parking" arsenal gear on federal hall there's practical reason to waste that many resources on a "show of force". Think of how many millions of soldiers and engineers it takes to man that thing just so it can sit in an uncontested corner of space. I like how the US puts aircraft carriers outside countries that have no real air force. There's just no reason to be that inefficient.
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>>256788402
fear tactics. do you even empire?
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>>256787943
The empire lost the war with that thinking. If the funds for the 7 She's had gone to putting the tie advance or interceptor into general use or building more picket ships they would have won

It's just like the nazi plan of building huge tanks and losing to the small allied ones
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>>256788274
fuck what game is that from, I remember it
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>>256788362
nuclear weapons actually aren't that effective in space
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>>256788362
well what matter is there for the nukes to react with? Watching a nuke go off on a ship in space would be like watching cigarette burn in one drag.
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>>256788538
skies of arcadia
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>>256787427
>>256787245

Damn. Model ships still look way better than CG garbage ships
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>>256788551
yeah, but that goes double for conventional explosives that everybody seems to use
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>>256784610

40k also invented power armor and space marines, right?
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>>256788514
because the millions of ground troops and check points don't make that clear enough?
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>>256788575
>what matter is there for the nukes to react with?
the... hull of the opposing space craft?
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>>256788590
Ahh great, thank you.
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>>256788621
not really because they work differently
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>>256788362
Since space com at would take place at huge distances and missile countermeasures would be more advanced, many small misses would stand a better chance of penetrating a defence field than few large nuclear devives
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>>256788709
nah, you have to be able to threaten planetary annihilation.
it's why you'd build a death star. that said, why did they leave that fucking vent open
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>>256788792
my point is that you could fit a tactical nuclear warhead into the same space as any conventional explosive warhead
even a tiny rocket with a similarly tiny nuclear warhead would simply be more effective, yeah?
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>>256787707
>>256787943
>>256788402
>>256788514
During WW2, nazis had a parked ship that engaged third part of British fleet 24/7, until a bomber raid sank it.
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>>256788835
Planetary ahnnialation is fucking retarded. Why would you waste the entire economic and industrial capabilities of a planet when you could just subject it
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>>256788958
I guess then the issue is cost
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>>256753042
how do all these ships stop moving forward in space?
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>>256789123
They use their brakes.
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>>256789123

How else? They turn off the engines.
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>>256788958
Nukes aren't great in space because the vast majority of the energy they release is initially x-rays. These get absorbed by the atmosphere and turned into a fireball, which is great on Earth, but not so hot in space. As straight radiation they're subject to Inverse Square Law, and fall off in strength very quickly.

Explosives are terribad without an atmosphere to carry a pressure wave, really. You're better off with directed energy or particle weapons or just plain shrapnel moving at high/relativistic speeds.
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>>256789123
They turn off their engines.
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>>256789123
These are turning and breaking thrusters
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>>256788958
Nuclear weapons really peeter off in effectiveness at lower yeilds
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>>256789106
that's true, but think about how much a spaceship costs

>>256789230
and the enemy ship wouldn't absorb said x-rays?
if a nuclear warhead was detonated upon impact with the hull of say, a covenant cruiser, you really think it wouldn't shred it?
really?
would it just bounce off?
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>>256788958

The UNSC typically uses nuclear missiles and it's noted they aren't all that effective.
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>>256789123
anti-gravity field
also many of these ships don't travel in normal space very far, they use hyperspace
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>>256789541

Why not make a ship that travels/exists entirely in hyperspace?
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>>256789415
>would it just bounce off?
Makes me wonder, could you bounce off enemy ships into the depths of cosmos?
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>>256789484
yea, that's due to shielding if I remember, When one breached the shields and got into the structure when it went of it fucked the entire thing up in one blast
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>>256789484
well pardon me for not taking UNSC science seriously
halo isn't exactly pioneering space warfare
their only reasoning for that is that it would make a boring fps game if you could just blow up your enemies like that
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>>256789123

Manouver/break thrusters
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>>256789415
The x-rays would take do anything without an atmosphere to create a fireball. Also no atmosphere to carry the pressure wave of the explosive
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>>256789623
you may be on to something now
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>>256789415
any large spacecraft would need a shit ton of radiation shielding. After all what's the point of having something that big if you can't take it anywhere.
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>>256789123
These are the correct answers to your question for the OP image:

>>256789671
>>256789319
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>>256789694
what about the atmosphere INSIDE THE SHIP
you know, all that lovely oxygen that the human beings inside are breathing
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>>256789415
Oh sure, if it detonates on impact, then yes, you get a lot of energy being transmitted very quickly. Heck, within a few kilometers, you might be okay

But "a few kilometers" in Space is incredibly, incredibly close. In-atmosphere, nukes have effective radiuses of several kilometers. In space, maybe more like one or two.
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>>256779656
What universe is that?
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>>256788362
Not always, look up Banner of the Stars, for space elves pounding humanity in the ass with swarms of atomic drone rockets.
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>>256789656

As far as games go Halo takes their pseudo-science very seriously.

Besides, it has the best design/future for Humanity out there; we get our interstellar Empire without becoming tinfoil skirt wearing SJW progressives.
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