Mercenario wrote:I do not know where you get the high power shot from. But the point is not, that they may be able to scale the power down. The point is they do, even if it is ineffient. (Aka: I could kill all the infantery or not. So they choose not)
I got the firepower figures from here. AS to the rest, you aren't being very clear, so I have no clue what you are trying to say with this "inefficient" bit.
So this is the scene with the walkers I was refering too.
It says naturally nothing about beeing shielded, only about the armor beeing to strong.
Where to you see blast of magnitude of severel kT?
You do realize that taking dialogue literally does not always work? Otherwise we should assume they really are lasers despite they sometimes move faster than a moving car, or that Jedi can really destroy planets. Moreover, shields and armour have been used interchangably many times (ROTJ novel for example. The ANH novel also mentions Stormtrooper armor as being shielding.) That's just yet another reason why you don't just assume dialogue is always 100% literal - dialgoue is by nature open ended.
In any case, we see flashes, which are consistent with shielding effects in other sources, that suggests shielding of some sort. It doesn't matter if its deflector shielding or not.
The point is, that if the death star is shooting a low power shot, it would not need to reload. So it could shoot a lot of low level shots. Quite fast, as a matter of fact. So the republic fleet would have been dealt with very quickly. (This could be met with increasing their shild, therefor you woul need to increase their weapon, therefor you woul need to increase the weapons of the fighters which would be again inconsistant with the planetary battles.
Um, no. How quickly does the energy from the reactor get transferred to the guns and charge the capacitors? How long does it take the guns to transmit the energy from capacitors to the firing emitters? How much can they transfer at any given time? How efficient is the transfer? How much waste heat does it generate? Hell we KNOW there is a long delay between firing, even with low powered (ship killing) shots, so saying it "does not need to recharge" is silly.
And yet again I have to say, I have no fucking clue what the rest of the stuff you are saying means. Is english your first language?
So why think of numbers if they do no mean anything?
Again, I'm not following you. Try again?
As for canon, one fucking single ship would be able to do this with a hole solar system within a minute.
(It could even be argued it would be able to do it deathstar like)
And we are not talking about some galaxy class ship, we are talking about ships with a crew of 30 to 150.
Do I have to like that kind of things to write here?
Again I do not have a problem with a photon torpedo beeing as stronger than 10 Fusion bombs. But ripping planets apart one shot?
I do not have a problem with devices, which blow up suns. As long as they are hard to get quest devices.
The same may be said about StarWars. I am OK with the Deathstar blowing up a planet. (I do not actually care how. Of course I would prefere explaination putting the requiered energy on a lower level, because this would be more consistant with fighters penetrating his shields and the death star not beeing able to blast all the attack ships.)
Okay this tops everything else. I still have trouble following what the hell you are trying to say. You're going to have to do a far better job explaining yourself than you have if you expect me to respond to any of this.