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The Nature of Hyperspace
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRMcNeill wrote:
As such, if an object's mass shadow (gravitic signature) is small enough, a ship passing "through" it (or being passed through) in the other dimension will be shielded from the gravitic effects by its own acceleration compensators.
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Thoughts?

I concur.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this ties in with and strengthens my theory on how the Holdo Ram actually works without being universe-breaking. You can't just throw a hyperspace equipped lifepod at something like the Death Star, because the Death Star's acceleration compensators would barely notice the mass shadow of something so small. The only way to make it work would be to use an object of sufficient size that its mass shadow overcomes the compensation ability of the target, and ships of that size are exceedingly rare. Add to that the difficulty of plotting an accurate course (gravity fields of sufficient strength can throw a ship off course), and it's a lot easier to understand why the Holdo Maneuver isn't a commonly used tactic.
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