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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:08 pm
by skythorn
Aye, the scar is a beautiful lump of tissue there.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:49 pm
by Lokekar Kra
I like the Scar a lot. Niobe might be Vae's baby, but I am voting that they scrap the Niobe if they get it back.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:20 am
by Bungalow_Bill
"Heave to and prepare to be boarded."

Arrr! Avast there, ye scurvy landlubbers! Come about and heave to smartly now, or it's a ball in the bilges for ye! Arrr!

:lol:

Being an old sailor myself, I naturally love the idea that the navy will bring its traditions and language to space, but honestly I think the youngest service, the Air Force, will be the model for future spacemen.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:30 am
by dadman
It might have been an easy page to write, but the Scar must have been a piece of work design and render. :!:

Enjoy the week, and thanks for the writing you do, as the story is as compelling as the artwork.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:10 am
by macnut
Time to use those emergency jump calculations...

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:53 am
by Alvarin
Scar is very elegant ship. Infinitely more than it's interior.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:13 pm
by Vile
Veerrry nice lines! 8-)

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:03 pm
by Dhraakellian
macnut wrote:"Um the ship's WiFi net is asking for authentication too, this is gonna take a while."
Vile wrote:If the crew have to log in and out of their work stations every time, there's not problem - all of them will have clicked "Yes" whan asked "Do you want to save your password?"! :lol:
Of course, Shade probably just gave Whisper the passwords to the wireless. Whether Whisper then shared that information with Sarah is another matter.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:33 pm
by javcs
Very nice. I like the looks of the Scarborough.
Any chance we'll see the Database entry anytime soon? So far, I'm liking what I see of the Scar - I mean, sure, it may be a tad ostentatious on the inside, but the crew quarters and other facilities have got to be pretty awesome.

@ Sarone - Looks like there are the two light turrets on the flanks, another under the stern, and under the nacelles supporting the port stabilizer there appears to be at least one larger, heavier weapon. Presumably there's another such weapon on the starboard side.
Presumably, given Argurios Mensk's position, connections, and wealth, all the systems should be of the highest quality, which means military-grade capabilities or better. True, it's probably not designed for dealing with a full-up fleet warship in a fight, but, it is going to be a very sweet ship, and, really, since the Mensk family seems to make a lot of enemies, I suspect that the Scar was designed with that in mind - it should be able to overpower anything it can catch and run away from anything that it can't. And, of course, be an opulent and decadent ship.
Plus, I'd bet that a fair amount of it's capabilities are likely to be concealed.

Ach. The [i[Helliakon[/i] again.

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:47 pm
by cbhacking
Bungalow_Bill wrote:"Heave to and prepare to be boarded."

Arrr! Avast there, ye scurvy landlubbers! Come about and heave to smartly now, or it's a ball in the bilges for ye! Arrr!

:lol:

Being an old sailor myself, I naturally love the idea that the navy will bring its traditions and language to space, but honestly I think the youngest service, the Air Force, will be the model for future spacemen.
Actually, you don't even really need to look into the future - NASA is largely based on the USAF already. This actually makes a lot of sense with modern spaceflight, at least - relatively small craft, designed for only a few people, needing to be accustomed to operating in three dimensions and variable gravity. Futuristic starships might totally change that, of course. A Tempest class battleship has far more in common with a naval battleship than the largest armed aircraft ever built, in terms of crew complement, firepower, combat strategy, crew needs, and more. It still has to maneuver in 3D, a situation that most naval vessels really don't experience (submarines are a limited exception), but for something that size "heave to" really does seem appropriate.

Also, they must be worried as hell after the suicide ship. Demands to heave to without even first questioning their motives or direction? Of course, in a situation where keeping an enemy talking long enough means they can easily escape, I suppose that makes some sense.