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« on: December 25, 2008, 07:09:19 PM »
I'd stick with plausible Shivan concepts for warships. They tend to concentrate all firepower on the front with good anti-spacecraft defenses. I'm obviously refering to FS2 era Shivan ships, which should be the only ones being taken in consideration... we'll get to nowhere if we base our designs on the Cain or Demon.

The Lamia could be an incredibly strong cruiser with a frontal medium beam and fearsome anti-spacecraft defenses. The beam should be the equivalent of 2 SReds so yeah, the Rakshasa would have better anti-warship capabilities.

I see the new ship as an effective anti-warship design that doesn't rely on beam technology to threaten warships. The two main spikes could have weak multi-purpose beams(to be used both against spacecraft and warships) which are between the SAAA and the SRed(but much closer to the SAAA for balancing purposes). The cantral part of the front could house a new Shivan weaponry, namely some kind of big energy torpedo that uses glows...it'll appear as some sort of fireball with a red trail moving towards enemy warships. :)

What do you think? I simply threw out a few ideas to turn this new ship into an original one. :D

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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2008, 08:56:01 PM »
FS1 Shivans > FS2 Shivans

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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008, 07:20:36 PM »
If you're speaking of atmosphere, then yes. If you're not, then no. Definitely.

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2008, 02:37:55 PM »
The ship design for the FS1 Shivans was much more imposing than the FS2 Shivans.

The FS1 Shivans actually gave me the impression that they were a military force on organized lines, the FS2 Shivans were just giant bugs.

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2008, 03:17:54 PM »
Quote from: Snail;110200
The ship design for the FS1 Shivans was much more imposing than the FS2 Shivans.

The FS1 Shivans actually gave me the impression that they were a military force on organized lines, the FS2 Shivans were just giant bugs.

Agreed. When I first saw the FS1 Shivans I was like "OH SHI-", when I First saw the FS2 Shivans it was "I'm glad that I brought a fly swatter". :P

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2008, 06:40:09 PM »
In any case, FS2 designs are much better. Please don't tell me the Cain/Lilith are better than the Rakshasa... :rolleyes:

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2008, 07:09:40 PM »
They're way better.
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2008, 11:23:40 PM »
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In any case, FS2 designs are much better. Please don't tell me the Cain/Lilith are better than the Rakshasa... :rolleyes:
The Cain and Lilith ARE better than the Rakshasa.

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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2008, 12:01:27 AM »
BUT TEH SHIVUN TUNING FORK HAS MOAR BEEAMZ!!1!!!!

EDIT: Ahaha, caught by the anti-CapsLock.

I personally prefer the Rakshasa for the textures and lack of cloneships.
And I hate it for having such ridiculously tiny beam turrets.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2008, 12:04:16 AM by GenericCorvette »