R&D is really, really, REALLY far away in terms of development. Yet, there plenty of factions besides the NR (RA, w/e you want to call it) and Empire who have ships, items and other entities that are only produceable by them.
Did they obtain such perks back when would-be faction leaders had to talk it out with the admins before the faction was made?
Did they simply ask for them?
Did the admins just think the group deserved them?
Was it a gift obtained through a contest or somesuch?
Just curious, really.
Edited By: Osen Suki on Year 9 Day 197 13:01 ____________
why does the Ubrikkian Luxury Space Yacht have a docking bay if it's volume capacity can't even hold a single fighter of most types? Was this intentional? (I don't even remember that ship having a docking bay the last time i looked at it)
Why is it that most landspeeders have flight grade repulsorlifts? landspeeders don't fly...
There are also a few landspeeders listed under 'ground vehicles' while others are listed under 'speeders', Which is supposed to be their correct designation by SWC standards?
Why is it that shipboard weapons seem inconsistent? Sometimes, a quad laser is referred as such and other times it is referred to as multiple heavy lasers (Example: Heavy lasers: 12 instead of quad lasers: 3.) Other times, laser canon batteries are referred to as single lasers in the case of some entities. Any particular reason for this?
Thanks for your time.
Edited By: Osen Suki on Year 9 Day 197 13:30 ____________
In terms of which ships have docking bays, this was originally designed to attempt to canonize ships to some extent. This may result in ships being unable to dock very much because we don't have as wide a selection of ships as SW as a whole, but the ship stats will also be reviewed for combat, so at the moment it's a moot point and no changes to entities will be made until then.
Vehicle repulsorlifts refer to their ability to ascend to the atmosphere, not to fly. Vehicles cannot orbit a planet or travel through space.
With weaponry, quad lasers are joined, individual heavy lasers are not, regardless of quantity, if they are listed in that manner. It is a technical difference between the weaponry, and how this will come into play (or if this will be revised for the combat rules) remains to be seen. Again, entity stats will not be adjusted until then because we do not yet have a clear rules set to calibrate this with.
seeing as atmosphere is higher than 'hovering 1 or 2 meters above the ground' Landspeeders shouldn't have this ability, no point in arguing, though.
As for quadlasers, that's my point. Some ships which have quadlasers in canon, here have a lot of lasers instead. I originally thought that this was because quadlasers didn't exist in the SWC, but this was later changed; some ships had their multiple lasers retroactively turned into quads, making the current inconsistency.
The question then becomes: what is the reason for this?
Can you present any specific examples of ships that have quadlasers in canon that have multiple lasers in SWC? As Syn has already stated, a quadlaser and four indiviudal lasers are different things. Perhaps specific canon evidence was brought up in the past, and the admin made adjustments to certain ships based on that evidence. Evidence for some ships however, like the ones to which you may refer, may have not yet surfaced saying that these ships have quadlasers, and so they were not changed.
Regardless, any change would be superficial and insignificant because of combat not being implemented. These changes would have no effect until that time.
The ships we have here were all implemented at different points in time and by different people, so there are inconsistencies in terms of weaponry, speed, etc. This is in part because different sources were used by different rules teams before the rules team ceased to exist entirely.
A while back, an effort was made to follow one distinct source of canon and modify all ships accordingly, but this was dismissed because, as I have mentioned, the stats all need to be calibrated in accordance with our own set of combat rules.
So the short story, again, is don't worry about it. The stats are not final, and weaponry affects nothing yet. At best it provides an example of the ships approximate power in relation to other ships. Until we have combat rules, consider them placeholder stats.
No.. try another google search, because most results are not for the SWC ship at all, but rather to dispute the source of the original ship. It does not have a very distinct canon source, meaning such a ship would not have been added to SWC in the more recent past, but it was not created for SWC.
The 'Y-head corvette' came to be out of an artist's interpretation of the Braha'tok-class gunship/Dornean ship after it was spotted on the background of ROTJ, but before it was named or the larger model was revealed.
In essence, the artist drew what he could make out of the blurry little ship and made up the rest.
That makes them the same ship canonwise. This is the reason I'm a little confused about this.
I'll take it that the SWC's Y-head took the artist's interpretation (The inaccurate depiction) and used it as a new ship entirely separate from the Braha'tok-class gunship/Dornean ship.
Edited By: Osen Suki on Year 9 Day 199 16:53 ____________
You will find tons of errors at swc my friend, I would not bother with it to much if I was you, and at its very best it is a waste of time. You need to be very well connected, know the right people and kiss the right I wont say the last word as that is swearing. Sometime in the future something called R&D may fix some of it, but just maybe and that is as in a big maybe.