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PostSubject: Prismatic Hull plating   Sun May 13, 2012 2:32 am

Lasers are highly focused light, correct?

So just add prisims that deflect light, but could not stand the laser heat for too long and viola! a hull plating designed for deflecting Lazars (of course this would be a bit costly to mass produce Smile )


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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Sun May 13, 2012 4:38 am

Hmm. I always did wonder why ships in Star Wars didn't all have mirror finishes if everyone is shooting lasers.

If it's still weak against balistics, that might be an interesting way to give players more choices for defense.
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Sun May 13, 2012 5:20 am

Uh I guess it goes to the armor plating thread .
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Sun May 13, 2012 9:25 am

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Hmm. I always did wonder why ships in Star Wars didn't all have mirror finishes if everyone is shooting lasers.

If it's still weak against balistics, that might be an interesting way to give players more choices for defense.
Because in Star Wars, lasers and blasters are different things, and almost all their guns are blasters. Blaster bolts don't reflect off mirrors.

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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Sun May 13, 2012 10:12 am

I believe that flexibility is the way to end wars. this gives ships the best chance of that, of course different armor for different situations is required as well as knowing how your enemy fights and thinks.

I really do believe this is a worthwhile pursuit of your time.
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Sun May 13, 2012 11:25 am

Last_Jedi_Standing wrote:
fr0stbyte124 wrote:
Hmm. I always did wonder why ships in Star Wars didn't all have mirror finishes if everyone is shooting lasers.

If it's still weak against balistics, that might be an interesting way to give players more choices for defense.
Because in Star Wars, lasers and blasters are different things, and almost all their guns are blasters. Blaster bolts don't reflect off mirrors.

So that's why they go so slow. Any way, how does a blaster work?

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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Sun May 13, 2012 12:47 pm

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Last_Jedi_Standing wrote:
fr0stbyte124 wrote:
Hmm. I always did wonder why ships in Star Wars didn't all have mirror finishes if everyone is shooting lasers.

If it's still weak against balistics, that might be an interesting way to give players more choices for defense.
Because in Star Wars, lasers and blasters are different things, and almost all their guns are blasters. Blaster bolts don't reflect off mirrors.

So that's why they go so slow. Any way, how does a blaster work?
There are a number of different kinds, but most of them fire a bolt of energy or plasma. You can read about it here.

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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Sun May 13, 2012 6:22 pm

In star wars, you would at least think they would try. I mean, even if lasers arn't often used, it could still be worthwhile to have mirrored hulls. Heck, even a chrome paintjob wouldn't be that expensive, but it could help a great deal.
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Sun May 13, 2012 11:35 pm

But how would plasma not disperse in a vacuum? Ah whatever, Star Wars uses magic.

From a development standpoint, it shouldn't be to terribly difficult to add reflections, or at least pseudo reflective surfaces once the shader engine is complete.
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Mon May 14, 2012 10:07 am

It's magnetically contained plasma, a la a Hellbore Cannon from the Bolo books. Except the Hellbore really is a directed fusion nuke.

Hellbore ammunition consists of slivers of highly-pressurized frozen deuterium which, when fired, are ignited (by a laser) in a fusion reaction. The resulting bolt is contained and directed using strong magnetic fields in the breech and barrel. The resulting plasma travels at a considerable fraction of light speed and is not affected by planetary gravity.

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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Mon May 14, 2012 5:04 pm

I don't see a reason though for anyone to install a prismatic hull on his/her ship. Lasers will never be the most powerful weapon around. Just look at the famous sci-fi shows.
For example Star Wars uses Turbolasers as primary weapon but they are actually no lasers but blasters. The most well-known prove for that is: TLs need Tibanna- gas as ammo.
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Mon May 14, 2012 5:21 pm

It would be a covering, something at the very least as an insurance against lazers and such while still having considerablr armor below it.

On a semi-related note, what about collapsed starmatter as ship armor?
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Mon May 14, 2012 6:22 pm

Why not? It would crush you with the gravity.

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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Tue May 15, 2012 10:06 am

Keon wrote:
Why not? It would crush you with the gravity.
Yeah. You don´t want to use blach holes or something of that kind as armor, right?
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Tue May 15, 2012 10:11 am

Ivan2006 wrote:
Keon wrote:
Why not? It would crush you with the gravity.
Yeah. You don´t want to use blach holes or something of that kind as armor, right?
Aww, no dovin basals?

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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Tue May 15, 2012 10:53 am

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Ivan2006 wrote:
Keon wrote:
Why not? It would crush you with the gravity.
Yeah. You don´t want to use blach holes or something of that kind as armor, right?
Aww, no dovin basals?
I not speak english wery well.
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Tue May 15, 2012 12:32 pm

Ivan2006 wrote:
Last_Jedi_Standing wrote:
Ivan2006 wrote:
Keon wrote:
Why not? It would crush you with the gravity.
Yeah. You don´t want to use blach holes or something of that kind as armor, right?
Aww, no dovin basals?
I not speak english wery well.
Me does not understand you.
You does not know Star Wars good, neither.

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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Wed May 16, 2012 1:38 pm

Last_Jedi_Standing wrote:
Ivan2006 wrote:
Last_Jedi_Standing wrote:
Ivan2006 wrote:
Keon wrote:
Why not? It would crush you with the gravity.
Yeah. You don´t want to use blach holes or something of that kind as armor, right?
Aww, no dovin basals?
I not speak english wery well.
Me does not understand you.
You does not know Star Wars good, neither.
/me searches Star Wars Wiki
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I am not so familiar with the YV-war, though I heard alot about Anakin Solos mission (currently reading the Dark Nest Triology).
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Wed May 16, 2012 5:48 pm

Anikin Solo?

What am I missing here?

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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Wed May 16, 2012 6:33 pm

Keon wrote:
Anikin Solo?

What am I missing here?
The Expanded Universe.

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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Wed May 16, 2012 10:17 pm

Lasers are still very much in use, though they need Tibanna gas in order to make the ray deadly. And Star Wars does have mirrored armor, believe it or not, it's just that it's costly to sheet a 2 km capital ship in mirrors only to get them blown apart by plasma. Much more efficient to simply use shields which block both.
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Wed May 16, 2012 10:34 pm

Why not just run it under some water from the planet? Make it nice and shiny, then air dry it, then its clean and ready to go!
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Thu May 17, 2012 12:08 am

By collapsed star matter I mean like a white dwarf that stuff makes lead look like a sponge
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Thu May 17, 2012 4:28 am

Sir Tielton wrote:
Lasers are still very much in use, though they need Tibanna gas in order to make the ray deadly. And Star Wars does have mirrored armor, believe it or not, it's just that it's costly to sheet a 2 km capital ship in mirrors only to get them blown apart by plasma. Much more efficient to simply use shields which block both.
Who said that?
If so they mean Turbolasers, which are just huge blasters.
Someone may have shortened it to "laser" in "The Unseen Queen" but if you finish the book you find out that they definetley mean Turbolasers.
Star Wars uses lasers only as weapons for starfighters.
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PostSubject: Re: Prismatic Hull plating   Thu May 17, 2012 7:51 am

Ivan2006 wrote:
Sir Tielton wrote:
Lasers are still very much in use, though they need Tibanna gas in order to make the ray deadly. And Star Wars does have mirrored armor, believe it or not, it's just that it's costly to sheet a 2 km capital ship in mirrors only to get them blown apart by plasma. Much more efficient to simply use shields which block both.
Who said that?
If so they mean Turbolasers, which are just huge blasters.
Someone may have shortened it to "laser" in "The Unseen Queen" but if you finish the book you find out that they definetley mean Turbolasers.
Star Wars uses lasers only as weapons for starfighters.
Some personal weapons, especially sniper rifles, are lasers.

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