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Re: Precursor Battleship wisdom by Valaggar Redux
« Reply #60 on: October 31, 2008, 06:00:20 am »

Ok, I admit that argument was a stretch. Another attempt:
"They managed to destroy our big heavilly guarded symbol of our supremacy in the middle of our territory! We must be doing something wrong! Impeach the Primat!" vs. "They're getting away with the big trophy! Get them!".

Yeah, that seems more likely. I think the Kzer-Za would be more likely to do the whole "Impeach the leader!" thing, seeing as the Kohr-Ah hasn't actually done anything wrong from their point of view. It'd be more of a "Stupid Kzer-Za and their stupid slave races, we don't wanna say we told you so, but we did!" reaction on their side.

But I certainly agree, some dregs running away with their Trophy would probably pause all internal strife until it was either taken back or some races had at least been exterminated as a repercussion.
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Re: Precursor Battleship wisdom by Valaggar Redux
« Reply #61 on: January 30, 2009, 03:49:05 am »

Old post but what the heck.

My take was that the Sa-Matra simply didn't have anyone on board while the doctrinal war was going on. Obviously both sides had an agreement in place as to the war and who got the Sa-Matra at the end. It would seem likely to me that neither side would trust the other side with a crew on board. Too much of a chance of them using it if their side was losing. The fleet would be just as useful to make sure that nobody boarded it. The weapons were automated and put in place jointly by both sides as part of the agreement, along with the shield generators, mainly to keep out curious intruders and possibly to prevent each other from sneaking a crew on board. If you look at the weapons and shields as simply being used for delay or for attracting the attention of the fleet ships they make more sense.
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Re: Precursor Battleship wisdom by Valaggar Redux
« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2009, 01:28:28 am »

I  think the Kzer-Za are babying their trophy. They didn't use it until it was absolutely necessary against the AFS. The Sa-Matra is capable of defending itself (seen in the 3DO ending video) even when it is "parked" if you will. The defenses are trivial in comparison with the fleet stationed around it and the Sa-Matra's own point defenses. The asteroid shell is a 3d object wrapped around the Sa-Matra otherwise there would be no point  in having a gate. The asteroid shell protects the Sa-Matra from the errant nuke that might sneak through the guardian fleet and chip the paint.

It could also be a nifty symbolic rebirth of the Ur-Quan when it bursts from it's shell.
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