Get your fill of sci-fi, science, and mockery of stupid people
* FAQ    * Search   * Register   * Login 
Want to support this site? Click

Quote of the Week: "A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within." - Will Durant, American historian (1885-1981)


All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 55 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
 Post subject:  PostPosted: 2002-07-12 02:28pm
Offline
Moderator Emeritus
User avatar

Joined: 2002-07-04 03:54am
Posts: 3752
Actually the Mother WD was intended to produce the WDs, but it was never shown in the comic, except in the comments section

Top
 Profile  
 Post subject:  PostPosted: 2002-07-12 02:29pm
Offline
Commence Primary Ignition
User avatar

Joined: 2002-07-03 07:22am
Posts: 11156
Location: Vasa, Finland
I wonder if there was any limit to how big a WD could become?



Those who beat their swords into plowshares will plow for those who did not.

Top
 Profile  
 Post subject:  PostPosted: 2002-07-13 09:00am
Offline
Moderator Emeritus
User avatar

Joined: 2002-07-03 04:53am
Posts: 370
Location: On board the Imperium Fortress-Monastery Daedalus
His Divine Shadow wrote:
I wonder if there was any limit to how big a WD could become?


Well, there must be. Things can not just scale up (or down) indefinitely... Considering that it has to have some sort of 'mouth', and can not be of the optimal sphere shape, I would put it's limit to under those of the Death Star.

Still, plenty impressive...



"Intellectual rigor annoys people because it interferes with the pleasure they derive from allowing their wishes to be the fathers of their thoughts." - George F. Will

"If theory and reality diverges, change reality." - Josef Stalin

Top
 Profile  
 Post subject:  PostPosted: 2002-07-13 11:53am
Offline
Moderator Emeritus
User avatar

Joined: 2002-07-04 03:54am
Posts: 3752
Since the WD were meant to land on planets, I'm sure there is a point where the energy requirement to keep the WD afloat on a world would not be worth the effort.

I think the WD were really meant more as teeror weapons than resource collectors. It would make more sense to keep them in space all the time.

Top
 Profile  
 Post subject:  PostPosted: 2002-07-13 02:50pm
Offline
BANNED

Joined: 2002-07-04 04:25pm
Posts: 1423
His Divine Shadow wrote:
I wonder if there was any limit to how big a WD could become?


According to the Dark Empire rpg source-book I have there isn't one. Maybe there is some sort of phyiscal limit that they would encounter eventaully. But I belive all the ones we saw were "babies" and you would eventaully have gotten them at DS size at least, if not destroyed.

And I know lots of people do not like the rpg, but it does have a say when it doesn't contradict what we know doesn't?

Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 55 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group