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Post by Mecron » Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:44 am

Your place to ask questions and make observations about Shield Systems in the Sots Universe. Shields are generated by special destroyer mission section and cruiser command sections. Dreadnoughts can only sustain a Deflector shield generated by a special command section.

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Post by TheDeadlyShoe » Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:15 am

Just a comment on my first use of deflectors:

Humans with deflectors and gauss guns versus Tarka with polysilicates and gauss guns: lollerific.
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Post by Kaorti » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:33 am

Are deflectors supposed to be any good against mines? Their description "detonates tracking ordinance" seems to imply it, but mines destroy my deflector ships very easily.
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Post by Mecron » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:45 am

mines are so slow they can push through the field without getting crushed and detonating. Also a deflector tip for the main game you will be playing someday? The distance from the front of the shield to the front of the destroyer is sometimes well within the blast radius of scarey things like the detonating variants of the energy torps.

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Post by Draven » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:07 am

So coyote with umbrella vs giant falling rock?

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Post by Breniir » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:37 am

"The slow blade penetrates the shield!"


Couldn't resist. The mines also could have hit in the rear hemisphere, they mostly seem to do that as your ship flies by.
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Post by Avatar_Squadron » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:40 am

Ya.. I was thinking of Dune there too....
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Post by stopgap » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:56 pm

i love and hate that movie. Its really cool, yet Dune irritates me to no end.

BTW are deflectors worth getting?
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Post by Erinys » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:18 pm

stopgap wrote:i love and hate that movie. Its really cool, yet Dune irritates me to no end.


The book is better. ;)

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Post by Nspace » Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:08 pm

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stopgap wrote:BTW are deflectors worth getting?

If your opponent is heavy on gauss or missiles, or you keep getting wiped out by planetary missiles, yes deflectors worth getting. A few front line Deflector ships can screen the ships behind them. And even if your opponent is laser heavy, the Deflector section has a nice amount of small mounts.
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Post by stopgap » Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:38 pm

i read the book, but i found the story a "little" dark.
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Post by Erinys » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:20 pm

stopgap wrote:i read the book, but i found the story a "little" dark.


Lol...well, Herbert was writing a science fictional re-imagining of Middle Eastern affairs. Things in that region have been a little dark for a long, long time.

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Post by Boomer » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:30 pm

I can't beleive I never made that connection.
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Post by The Magus » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:35 pm

I always thought the similarities were too big for coincidence! Course, I've always thought I was crazy and that LotR wasn't intended as a Catholic metaphorical so..maybe I am still crazy ;)
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Post by stopgap » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:44 pm

OHHHH. Thanks erynes, that makes Perfect sense, i never read into background for the series (i go through series like a termite through wood, but only invest background learning in my favorite series).

On a side note, whats your Favorite series?

And to make this threadworthy, ive found that lazers can be really frustrating with deflectors, especially when you cant research reflective plating.
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