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by cbhacking
Mon May 14, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 1767
Views: 339554

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

It lives!! I'd reduced myself to checking CD only once a week, and not even always that... but I'm glad I didn't drop it altogether. I'm not a 3D artist myself, so it's difficult to relate to the effort of what you produced, but the actual result is flat-out incredible, and painstaking effort you pu...
by cbhacking
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 1767
Views: 339554

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Well, I'm sure a few tanks of fuel is worth avoiding a dead pilot and a wrecked fighter. It's a bit more than that. First there's the simple cost of the fighters. Craft used for training are craft that can't be used in combat. You keep some back anyhow, but if you've got more people than equipment,...
by cbhacking
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 1767
Views: 339554

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Who says she has to give up flying to teach? What better way is there to teach a newbie how not to die, than to ask for her scimitar with a training loadout and show them how you DO die. Flight time is expensive, and there's also the risk of newbies hurting themselves or damaging valuable equipment...
by cbhacking
Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 1767
Views: 339554

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Railguns like those are anti-capital-ship weapons - massively destructive, designed to penetrate extremely heavy armor (an understatement, apparently), and long ranged - but probably lacking the tracking speed and rate of fire to be useful against small craft. Therefore we must assume they have eith...
by cbhacking
Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 1767
Views: 339554

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

In theory, railguns (or something like them) are near-ideal weapons for this sort of combat; with nothing to slow the projectiles down, you can put e=0.5*m*v^2 energy into accelerating them, and they'll hith the enemy with exactly that much energy at whatever range you please. If you are closing wit...
by cbhacking
Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Important Announcement!
Replies: 18
Views: 17333

Re: Important Announcement!

Wow... congrats and a half! That's excellent news for you, and it means I might actually give SW:TOR a try (it's not my preferred flavor of MMO from what I've seen so far, but it *is* Bioware...) It's very sad to be losing one of the best webcomics I know (and I read a lot of them, and know many mor...
by cbhacking
Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 1767
Views: 339554

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Shiny! Love me some CD fight scenes. One question: the weapon turrets are very plainly visible on the capital ships. Is it practical, given the accuracy of the weapons, the projectile speed and max range, and the speed and maneuverability of the combatants, to target the enemy weapons? We've certain...
by cbhacking
Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 1767
Views: 339554

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Odd seeing Scimitars as the enemy, but... I'm nto sure what his motives are, but given that the Cirins are definitely prepping a trap of some kind, this refueling stop may just save his bacon. Ah, I love this story. Even the side characters with at-best dubious alignment to the main characters are c...
by cbhacking
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 1767
Views: 339554

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Wondering when the big "bang" will come. :lol: Sounds like they're trying to lure the enemy forces into a trap... but even when they work, traps often mean sacraficing the bait. No guarantee that it'll work, either - even if everything goes right on their end (never happens in anything like this), ...
by cbhacking
Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 1767
Views: 339554

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Interesting about the new fighters... I would have thought that given the mass-production nature of fighters, such displays would be too expensive. I suppose it lets them armor the cockpit a bit better (though how much mass can a fighter afford?) but in any case it represents either a major differen...