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    Poll: Re: Your Favorite SC Author?

    Oh. I just figured Tracy was a woman's name. :p
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    Re: SCII Flashpoint novel

    One wonders how the Dominion is still alive.

    We know random pirate groups and mercenary outfits can field their own battlecruisers. Then we have Umojan Protectorate and the Kel-Morian Combine with...
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    Re: SCII Flashpoint novel

    The novel is decent enough if you don't care about the numbers. So far at least.

    It's just that those numbers are brought up ever five minutes or so, as if to remind you just how silly they are....
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    Re: SCII Flashpoint novel

    Well, I've started reading the novel, and it truly is silly when it comes to Battlecruiser numbers.

    Not only is it confirmed that Valerian had 25, which contradicts the ending cinematic, but it...
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    Re: SCII Flashpoint novel

    This bit sounds very interesting.

    Novels have always been a better venue for explaining stuff that was left vague in the games, and if the novel manages to deliver on this aspect, then Golden will...
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    Re: SCII Flashpoint novel

    People are referring to the "you took half the fleet" comment that Arcturus said when Valerian contacted him. Which would mean the Dominion had a total of 50 battlecruisers before the battle on char,...
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    Re: SCII Flashpoint novel

    Well it means they have 39 ships left, and there are two more expansions coming out, with there's at least one largish battle in HotS. So they're probably going to be down to just the Hyperion by the...
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    Re: SCII Flashpoint novel

    I recall that in the Xel'Naga worldship mission Valerian says something like "With these new Minotaur-class Battlecruisers, you can bla bla bla" or something. It might be people just jumped to the...
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    Re: SCII Flashpoint novel

    I had to do a quick check on the ending cinematic for Starcraft 2, and sure enough, there are about 25 battlecruisers in the sky when the camera pans up. Hard to make out the exact number because I...
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    Re: SCII Flashpoint novel

    "Valerian brought 25 battlecruisers to planet Char. Only fourteen survived the Zerg."

    So the total Dominion fleet is a grand total of 50 battlecruisers? Somewhat funny considering there were...
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    Re: SCII Flashpoint novel

    Peter Watts? I dunno.

    I read snippets from his Crysis novelization and it was bad. It read like self-insert fan fiction, and not a very good one at that. I admire his attention to technical...
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    Poll: Re: Your Favorite SC Author?

    McNeil has a slight edge over Tracy Hickman.

    McNeil is a more balanced author of the two. He's good with the story, characters, setting, action pieces and general feel and tone. Hickman is better...
  13. Thread: Q & a #3

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    Re: Q & a #3

    Leaving things vague so it would generate discussion and thought is something that's been around for as long as fiction has been around. BioWare has little to do with it. Besides, there's quite a...
  14. Thread: Q & a #3

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    Re: Q & a #3

    It's quite likely they left things somewhat vague and open for discussion exactly because it would generate discussion. It's the first instalment in a trilogy so there's plenty of time to clarify...
  15. Re: Heart of the Swarm Sept 2012 beta unit details - leaked video

    FTL in Starcraft suffers a lot because the original game didn't really define how it worked, so then the other authors writing the books basically had to invent their own stuff, and so there are a...
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    Re: Heir Apparent Cinematic

    From the behind the scenes material in relation to the video, I got the impression that Raynor's reckless behavior was intentional and not so much an oversight. It's meant to show he's starting to...
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    Re: Can a gauss rifle make a body explode?

    Length of the round matters in the sense that you're focusing more energy and mass on smaller surface area, so yes. Better to have a thin long round then a fat short round if you want armor piercing...
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    Re: Can a gauss rifle make a body explode?

    Well, these rounds aren't hypervelocity rounds, they're "merely" hypersonic. As such I believe they'd behave much like normal rounds in terms of penetration. If they do behave like hypervelocity...
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    Re: Can a gauss rifle make a body explode?

    Penetration is another thing that's pretty much impossible to determine without actual testing. But given the smaller diameter of the bullet, it's probably going to be slightly better then what you'd...
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    Re: Can a gauss rifle make a body explode?

    Like I said, foot pound (energy) and impact pressure are two different things.

    The foot pound bit is already calculated on the page. Like I said, you just have to convert from joules: "By looking...
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    Re: Can a gauss rifle make a body explode?

    No, it's not the pressure. Calculating pressure at the impact point is near impossible without some actual testing or more solid facts about the rounds.

    Psi a unit for pressure. Foot-pounds is a...
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    Re: Can a gauss rifle make a body explode?

    In regards to the article already linked to, it's quite dated by now. Especially considering that I wrote it before Starcraft II came out and it doesn't have any information from the game.
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  23. Thread: Map of Aiur

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    Re: Map of Aiur

    If I remember Shadow Hunters correctly, it states that the zerg on the planet didn't breed and multiply anymore. This is contradiction with what's said on the Starcraft II website, which says Aiur...
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    Re: Unit Pictures

    What bothers me most about that image is that the stated length and width are esentially impossibly true because of the dimensions it gives the vessel. It would mean the battlecruiser is thin as a...
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    Re: Why the SC2 Story Was a Disappointment

    I didn't dislike the story as much as some, but needless to say I didn't think it was quite perfect either. The main problems were the narrow point-of-view, squandered potential, unsatisfying end,...
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