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by Q99
2017-04-27 10:15pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Where can I find better anime?
Replies: 60
Views: 1653

Re: Where can I find better anime?

I spoiled myself and watched the Aizon fight. Or whoever: the dude with the glasses you KNOW is evil from the first 3 seconds you see him during the Soul Arc. Honestly I didn't realize that until The Reveal ^^ I don't know when, but this show seems to at some point go full DBZ. I know it's about Ic...
by Q99
2017-04-27 10:13pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)
Replies: 72
Views: 1089

Re: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)

A TIE would laugh at those buzzdroid missiles. And TIE formations, while still numerically inferior to the droid fighter swarms... would nonetheless be able to execute mass maneuvers that would - hopefully - fuck up with the dumber droids' brains. One TIE group zooms and booms and another TIE group...
by Q99
2017-04-27 03:56pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)
Replies: 72
Views: 1089

Re: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)

And if a Droid fighter gets on your tail, a TIE can get it off better!
by Q99
2017-04-27 03:53am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Let's Talk Starbases
Replies: 14
Views: 264

Re: Let's Talk Starbases

DS9's defences were, come to think of it, probably the most impressive conventional defences for a single Federation location/vessel in all of Star Trek. What was it, 5,000 torpedoes? Plus probably dozens of individual weapons emplacements? And shields good enough that it took a prolonged assault b...
by Q99
2017-04-26 10:58pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)
Replies: 72
Views: 1089

Re: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)

Even 5:1 is rather overwhelmingly decisive with fighters. 2-3:1 is pretty definitive, if a lot slower and with close support maybe turning things. Though going by the numbers, an ISD *does* have more than three times the gun of the Venators. Though I doubt 3x the shield, and certainly being three sh...
by Q99
2017-04-26 08:21pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)
Replies: 72
Views: 1089

Re: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)

Except we never actually see Venators deploy that many fighters, which brings us back to the idea that while they have the room for them, they may not actually carry that many all that often. Even with that, they don't need a full load to have fairly gross levels of superiority in a 3v1 ship contest.
by Q99
2017-04-25 05:51am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)
Replies: 72
Views: 1089

Re: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)

As for starfighter quality, it is likely that the ships from the Clone Wars era were worn out more than anything. TIE Fighters are a design from peacetime, when their primary purpose was chasing smugglers rather than gaining space superiority. There is a reason Thrawn wanted the TIE Defender, as he...
by Q99
2017-04-25 03:37am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)
Replies: 72
Views: 1089

Re: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)

The fact remains all sides replace them. The Empire especially as the successor state to the Republic had access to the entire inventory and production line of all those fighters and consciously chose to shut them down and replace them with the TIEs. This is the same Empire that was on one of the l...
by Q99
2017-04-25 01:24am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Where can I find better anime?
Replies: 60
Views: 1653

Re: Where can I find better anime?

Kenpachi gets better treatment in the later arcs. I highly recommend tracking down fansubs if you don't feel like waiting for Netflix to put up the rest of it. Also if you want more stuff like Bleach, I'd highly recommend tracking down Yu Yu Hakusho. Edit: Which is apparently on Hulu. I'd almost sa...
by Q99
2017-04-25 12:40am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Where can I find better anime?
Replies: 60
Views: 1653

Re: Where can I find better anime?

Netflix only has the show up until the end of the Soul Arc. Was pretty solid though Rukia being relegated to "Please save me Ichigo-san!" was pretty jarring and the side-crew being DBZed into complete uselessness was as well, though they did much less in the first arc either way. Oh, not ...
by Q99
2017-04-24 10:36pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Where can I find better anime?
Replies: 60
Views: 1653

Re: Where can I find better anime?

Word of warning for Bleach's ending: It sort of got canceled to make room for a Naruto spin-off before the manga ended, so it just sort of... ends. Just give the filler arcs a skip and you'll do fine, though. Mind you, the manga ending isn't much better. Bleach is a story that starts strong but can...
by Q99
2017-04-24 10:15pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)
Replies: 72
Views: 1089

Re: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)

I guess even 'have the Venators run while letting the fighters handle everything' is even an option, though it'd produce really heavy fighting casualties.

Sidenote, I hope some Legacy era ships show up ^^
by Q99
2017-04-24 07:58pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)
Replies: 72
Views: 1089

Re: Versus Series: Ship Combat in Star Wars (Revived)

Three Venators. While more fragile and outgunned, the amount of fighter superiority they have is massive, and between the three of them they have enough gun to get by. Any openings they can make in Impstar shields are going to be taken advantage of hard. They should stay relatively close in formatio...
by Q99
2017-04-24 05:35pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Let's Talk Starbases
Replies: 14
Views: 264

Re: Let's Talk Starbases

I would think that Starbase vs Deep Space is partially a matter of location- DS9 is flat outside Fed territory after all- plus maybe some of capabilities. Deep Space 9 doesn't have the training/staff facilities a Starbase seems to have, though is just fine for supplies and repairs (and, lesse, did i...
by Q99
2017-04-24 01:53pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: The Founders vs the Empire
Replies: 22
Views: 655

Re: The Founders vs the Empire

Some of the highest skilled changelings can even turn into fire somehow, so they're pretty dangerous.
by Q99
2017-04-23 07:10pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Let's Talk Starbases
Replies: 14
Views: 264

Re: Let's Talk Starbases

Deep Space stations are frontier "watchtowers", typically placed at the Federation's borders Right. DS9 is Deep Space in that it's in Bajorian space, outside the Federation even. Bashir gave a big speech about being on the Frontier when he first showed up. The large 'mushroom' style starb...
by Q99
2017-04-23 04:51pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Let's Talk Starbases
Replies: 14
Views: 264

Let's Talk Starbases

Starbases! They're visited often- usually right before or after the beginning of episodes, but how much do we know about them? They seem somewhat varied in construction, though some types are more common than others. The, ah, I don't know what it's called but Starbase 375 is an example of a nice med...
by Q99
2017-04-22 01:44am
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: The Founders vs the Empire
Replies: 22
Views: 655

Re: The Founders vs the Empire

Yea, Sidious was really, really good at hiding himself, and managed to catch an awake council member off-guard.
by Q99
2017-04-21 10:04pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: The Founders vs the Empire
Replies: 22
Views: 655

Re: The Founders vs the Empire

Nope- Let's say it's the first thing they try, because not-facing the empire > taking a risk of facing it.
by Q99
2017-04-21 07:14pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Suprising shared universes
Replies: 41
Views: 1864

Re: Suprising shared universes

By the same author so it's not *that* surprising, but the comedy series Dr. Slump does, in fact, take place on Dragonball Earth.
by Q99
2017-04-21 07:12pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: Single Star Destroyer vs. Sacrifice of Angels
Replies: 26
Views: 1078

Re: Single Star Destroyer vs. Sacrifice of Angels

DarthPooky wrote:Go watch the asteroid vaporization scene from The Empire Strikes Back.


And then consider that an ISD is covered with guns that big and bigger.
by Q99
2017-04-21 10:40am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Should Picard have been promoted?
Replies: 52
Views: 1063

Re: Should Picard have been promoted?

Additionally, the E-E is the absolute top of the line and new, Sovereign hulls are in very short supply, even more-so than Galaxies (While the E-D is still a newish design, by the time of Generations it is over a decade old and a newer gen of ships has begun being deployed... and even if they salvag...
by Q99
2017-04-20 08:42pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Should Picard have been promoted?
Replies: 52
Views: 1063

Re: Should Picard have been promoted?

Hm, I'm not sure if lifespan notably changes the equation. People aren't rotated out now because they're too old, but rather because expanding the talent pool is important. It strikes me they would want to create positions to keep older talent usefully at hand and in practice.... but they still shou...
by Q99
2017-04-20 08:35pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Suprising shared universes
Replies: 41
Views: 1864

Re: Suprising shared universes

Webcomics used to cross over a lot and do shared universes (It's Walky and Avalon were in a universe which was in turn a parallel universe to Faans, for example), but nowadays that's pretty rare. The webcomic Schlock Mercenary and the webcomic Nukees are linked- or that is to say, they don't exactly...
by Q99
2017-04-20 06:44pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Carmen Sandiego is getting a Netflix series
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Carmen Sandiego is getting a Netflix series

in what way? I think Ivy would translate pretty well, as tough adventurer who can fight is still current. Zach as a technological geek and polyglot is even more current than it was in the 1990s. Though, Zach's Army jacket will probably have to be updated or changed in the same way that the Scooby g...

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