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    Default Hypothetical: Dominion vs The Empire

    This threat is just for fun and speculation, but...

    In a showdown between the Empire from Star Wars and the Dominion from Starcraft 2, which do you think would win?

    The Empire is slightly ahead technologically, but the Dominion has proven itself capable of holding out against even the Protoss.

    Here's my take:

    marines would make mincemeat out of stormtroopers.
    wraiths would own TIE fighters (missiles vs lasers....)
    battlecruisers are probably weaker than star destroyers (no shields), but have yamato.
    thors could bombard ATATs from a distance.

    but again, the Empire has the Death Star and toys like the Super Star Destroyer, which could probably take a yamato to the face and still carry on.

    so what do you think?

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    Now, I'm not 100% up to date on my Star Wars lore, or anywhere close, but the obvious answer seems to be the empire. :P

    The empire is a galactic civilization, apparently "controlling over fifty million colonies, protectorates, governorships, and puppet states streching throughout the entire galaxy"

    The dominion has a couple worlds tops in one mere sector, all with tiny populations, and would be crushed like a cracker over soup. A better thread would be "UED vs Empire".

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    Hmm well what if we restrict it to, say, a single engagement, so that the overall resources of the two sides were not taken into account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gradius View Post
    Now, I'm not 100% up to date on my Star Wars lore, or anywhere close, but the obvious answer seems to be the empire. :P

    The empire is a galactic civilization, apparently "controlling over fifty million colonies, protectorates, governorships, and puppet states streching throughout the entire galaxy"

    The dominion has a couple worlds tops in one mere sector, all with tiny populations, and would be crushed like a cracker over soup. A better thread would be "UED vs Empire".
    Sure but if they're all as easy to take down as the death star (aka shoot one place and the entire thing blows up), it shouldn't be that hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gradius View Post
    A better thread would be "UED vs Empire".
    I think Zerg vs the Galactic Empire would be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich_bird View Post
    Sure but if they're all as easy to take down as the death star (aka shoot one place and the entire thing blows up), it shouldn't be that hard
    yeah, i mean i've only seen star wars once but i reckon the empire might struggle because of their colossally inadequate leadership
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    Well to be honest, the Empire as seen in anything other than the films seems much more efficient and powerful. I imagine that stormtroopers are *supposed* to be behave more like the clone troopers from the new trilogy than the blind retards that they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacaier View Post
    I think Zerg vs the Galactic Empire would be better.
    hmmm... Infested death star. What could that possibly do.

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    Default Re: Hypothetical: Dominion vs The Empire

    Zerg vs Tyranids
    Imperial Guard vs Dominion
    Protoss vs Eldar
    Dominion vs Space Marines
    Necrons vs Zerg
    Tau vs Protoss
    oh...soo many options only between two games
    anyway, isn't StarCraft vs anything banned here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imdrunkontea View Post
    This threat is just for fun and speculation, but...

    In a showdown between the Empire from Star Wars and the Dominion from Starcraft 2, which do you think would win?
    Not a fair contest. The Empire controlled a huge chunk of the Galaxy. In terms of manpower alone it wins, period. The talent pool would be so large the Empire would have superior admirals.

    The Empire is slightly ahead technologically, but the Dominion has proven itself capable of holding out against even the Protoss.
    And how often has the Dominion even faced the protoss? It's never done so head-on.

    Here's my take:

    marines would make mincemeat out of stormtroopers.
    Probably true, but Stormtroopers have the numbers.

    wraiths would own TIE fighters (missiles vs lasers....)
    WRONG! Those missiles are designed to take on capital ships, not fighters. Valkyries would slaughter TIE fighters, but TIE fighters are designed to fight other fighters... like Wraiths. Only Wraith cloaking would help there, and note they're no longer being produced as of StarCraft II.

    battlecruisers are probably weaker than star destroyers (no shields), but have yamato.
    And I think they're smaller, and don't Star Destroyers have fighter escorts? I think the Empire wins there.

    thors could bombard ATATs from a distance.
    Yup. On a 1:1 basis, the thor beats pretty much anything on the ground.

    but again, the Empire has the Death Star and toys like the Super Star Destroyer, which could probably take a yamato to the face and still carry on.
    And what era are we talking about, that the Empire still has those toys?

    I think the Empire wins. It's numerical advantage alone is so massive they can just steamroll the Dominion like Russians steamroll Finns. (Read the whole article.)

    Their technology has actually been measured to be superior to Star Trek (check stardestroyer.net). That's work done by hypernerds who work in engineering.

    Ironically, because the Empire's star forces are superior, giving cloaking devices from Wraiths to banshees would put the Dominion at a disadvantage. (Cloaked Wraiths would be one of the few ways the Dominion could resist the Empire in space combat.) I think the Dominion's ground power is roughly equal or superior to that of the Empire. Seriously, ghosts would pwn ARC commandos hardcore and I don't recall the Empire's ground forces having anything that could match the heaviest terran ground units (siege tanks or thors) in combat.
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