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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have to say, out of all the battloid designs I saw in Robotech, the Southern Cross ones were the most... underwhelming...


They really were. But they were also pretty easy to generalize. I'm sure there are Southern Cross people who HATE how I didn't provide specific details on all the specific models but... they're all pretty much the same.

The Destroids (RDF and REF) are neat, but they're more complicated.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I missed this thread the first couple of times around. Loved Robotech! Silly question: Is 2D hull for a Veritech too low? We see them take some damage and crash through buildings, and Veritechs look sturdier than TIEs. That just jumped out at me. Great work, and can't wait to see what you do with the SDFs.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pel wrote:
Sorry I missed this thread the first couple of times around. Loved Robotech! Silly question: Is 2D hull for a Veritech too low? We see them take some damage and crash through buildings, and Veritechs look sturdier than TIEs. That just jumped out at me. Great work, and can't wait to see what you do with the SDFs.


I'm pretty comfortable with the 2D, thinking about it. It's comparable to similar starfighters, and while they crash through buildings, it's not that they're military buildings. They're a nascent technology.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oddly enough, Robotech mechs make more sense from a technological standpoint in the SWU than they do in the actual Robotech timeline. A Veritech, for example, has to have serious structural integrity issues, seeing as how it is actually designed to change shape, yet still be able to pull high-G maneuvers in fighter-mode. SWU field-tech, such as magnetic seals to reinforce physical matter, is a nice workaround for those tech issues, yet there is no real explanation in the Robotech universe apart from "protoculture," which is code for "technology magic."
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about a Structural Integrity Field, like in Trek?
*ducks to avoid incoming proton torpedoes* Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What about a Structural Integrity Field, like in Trek?
*ducks to avoid incoming proton torpedoes* Very Happy

I’m confident something like that exists in the SWU, as well.

Oh, and you misspelled ‘photon’. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pel wrote:
What about a Structural Integrity Field, like in Trek?
*ducks to avoid incoming proton torpedoes* Very Happy


Isn't that the navigation shields in SW?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRMcNeill wrote:
Pel wrote:
What about a Structural Integrity Field, like in Trek?
*ducks to avoid incoming proton torpedoes* Very Happy

I’m confident something like that exists in the SWU, as well.

Oh, and you misspelled ‘photon’. Twisted Evil


You both misspelled it. It's called the Photoprotoneutron Torpedo. Razz 8)
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