Stark wrote:The best part about this particular example, right, is that its so overused. Its not like anyone doesn't know the answers; there are different lasguns, different energy storage systems, the energy doesn't have to come from the fire if the heat just catalyses a reaction, the weapon doesn't have to be on full power, the example could just be bullshit.
On the other hand you have wind actually producing more power than it carries. Because... oh right - the galactic war reports could just be bullshit.
The actual units of power or the strength of the wind is never given other than in ingame units so there is no evidence or data to claim the wind produce more power than it carries. So it can power heavy machinery. So do wind generators today if you have a good location or enough of them.
In making excuses for the lasgun battery packs you are making the same error of inventing hypotheticals as gamer. There is no evidence of any of those conditions being prerequisites or of there being any catalysed reaction. All that is given is that they can be recharged from ordinary small fires. If you are proposing these additional details provide proof. Otherwise it is just as nonexistent as gamer trying to claim wind generators are not really
Regarding 'metal' as a term in the game, does the manual say thats just what they call their nanobot goops? I'd imagined that's what would make sense, but I wasn't sure. Is the basic storage at the start supposed to be internal to the commander's backpack?[/quote]
Yes this was quoted earlier from the manual. The term refers to ready nanobots of strategic elements. The initial metal and energy storage is from the commander backpack.