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  1. Game of Thrones

    Jumping into the fray myself, I also read an article pre-GoT many, many years ago, discussing the evolutionary possibility of dragons. To distill it down to the most important/relevant detail, the article argued that dragons were an evolutionary impossibility, because they are essentially hexapedal (i.e. 4 legs + 2 wings = 6 limbs) whereas all other mammalian and reptilian life on earth (and in most fantasy worlds) is quadrupedal (2 legs + 2 arms = 4 limbs).... Even evolved humans that are considered "bipedal" still have 4 limbs. So the only way a dragon could evolve is if either the wings were integrated into the arms, like most birds, bats, and flying dinosaurs OR if it essentially was only a glider and stretched out a lifting surface between its front and rear legs (like a flying squirrel or some other small lizards).... So while GoT dragons certainly don't conform with mythological dragons, they are far more evolutionarilly (is that a word?) plausible.
  2. Aegis Idris Frigate

    Don't read too much into it. The simple fact is that CIG has stated that they will not force ships to remain in game once the player/owner of the ship logs out, while simultaneously they have also stated that they will not keep the hangar space on your (Capital Ship) tied up by ships that are not logged into the game. How exactly this mechanic will be handled, has not really been specified by CIG yet.
  3. Aegis Idris Frigate

    *Sigh* you REALLY need to check your sources.... As I said previously, the demobilization of the São Paulo was announced "recently" and you are correct that it was announced in February (2/14/17 to be exact), but where you are incorrect, is the fact that the decommissioning was not completed instantaneously on the same day that it was announced. While the demobilization/decommissioning process has "started" it will not be completed until 2020 (when the planes that currently operate off of the São Paulo will be transitioned to Sao Pedro da Aldeia Base) you can find articles regarding it here and here. HOWEVER @Reavern is also correct, none of that (the obsession with catapults) really matters when it comes to space combat, with ships that can fly/move in any direction (plus the fact that none of these ships use catapults). In addition, as I mentioned previously, there is the distinct possibility that ships will be able to spawn and de-pawn on hangar pads (inside the Idris) as the players that park their ships on those pads log in and out of the game.
  4. Aegis Idris Frigate

    You might want to check your source for this quote too.... It might have been accurate once upon a time, but the Chinese will be using catapults on both the Type 002 and the Type 003 class of aircraft carriers.... Although admittedly neither of these ships are in active use yet, and the Type 003 has only recently been announced. Also the Brazilian Navy still operates (although they recently announced plans to demobilize it the very near future) the São Paulo, which started its life as the French Clemenceau-class aircraft carrier.... Which also uses catapults.
  5. Aegis Idris Frigate

    To expand on some earlier points... The Idris is very much a ship built around team-based gameplay. However, with Imperium we have a very large team that, we are going to do our best to organize and work together, making these ships much easy to operate within the Org than they would be for solo players or small(er) Orgs. So, don't worry as much about the crew requirements (that's my job) worry about whether the Idris is the kind of ship with the type of gameplay that you want to play. If you do purchase an Idris with the Armada Pack, or during an Anniversary sale, please remember that you will be purchasing an Idris-P.... which is undoubtedly a potent ship, but it does lack the spinal mount railgun (and one other turret) that you saw in the GamesCom video. In exchange, the Idris-P is supposed to be faster, and have more cargo capacity (what exactly the final differences will be isn't 100% certain, but those are the big ones), but if you have your heart set on that railgun, it IS supposed to be available out in the 'verse as an add-on upgrade kit.... and Imperium will certainly work with any of our Idris_P owners to help them obtain the upgrade kit if they want it. Ultimately there is no right or wrong answer.... it's all about the style of gameplay that most appeals to you... I love Capital Ships... which is why I bought an Idris when I could, but there are other players that will be far happier just flying a fighter around and getting into dogfights, while others want to be "space truckers" and haul cargo... decide what you want to do in the game, and let that dictate whether you purchase a Polaris, and Idris, or any other ship.... and if you need crew.... just let me (or anyone else in Ops) know, and we'll see what we can do to help. Regarding FIFO, there MIGHT (keep in mind we don't really know anything for sure) be one possible way around this. We were told in the write-up for the Endeavor, that ships can be spawned in the hangar of that ship.... it is possible that a wide variety of different ships could be stored within an Idis.... and then whether because of a "ship spawn/despawn" mechanic, or simply by the mechanic of one player with "ship X" logging off the game, while a different player with "ship Y" logs in (that had previously been parked in the exact same spot).... while I recognize that both of these are really more of a work around, rather than the solution that you desire, the fact is that while the Idris is damn big, it still isn't a true carrier in the sense that the Bengal-class is, so some limitations & compromises will always be made. With the Polaris, you really will only have one choice period, since the hangar on the Polaris can only accommodate one ship (and not necessarily some of the ships that the Idris could hold either). I hope that helps
  6. Aegis Idris Frigate

    THAT is the advantage in being a member of a large, organized, & team-focused Org like Imperium. While we might have trouble finding crew for ALL of our (many) Capital Ships, I have no doubt that we have the manpower to keep quite a few of them deployed on a continuous basis.... Finding 6 players (interested in working together on an Idris) that are willing & able to log in at the same time, from among 4000+ isn't really that hard at all.
  7. Destroyer, Javelin-class

    "Mood's a thing for cattle, and love play!"
  8. Destroyer, Javelin-class

    While I can't say anything for sure about the Terrapin, my best guess is that it should fit. When it comes to the Cutlass however, I can give you a much more "official" answer: The only caveat that I will put on this, is the fact that these specs were created back when the Javelin was first put into concept, and since then the Cutlass has been completely redone, so while I'm still fairly certain that it will fit, the fact remains that there is some possibility for an error here based upon the change in the Cutlass.
  9. Destroyer, Javelin-class

    Well, if you listen to the recent UEE (CIG) Javelin related posts & videos, it sounds as if a Vanguard Hoplite would be the best (or at least the "official" UEE) choice..... Although personally, I'd try to see if an Esperia Prowler could fit in there.
  10. Military Exploration

    The beautiful thing about how we have Imperium currently organized, is that once the PU is live (and probably quite a bit before that) you will be able to sign up for, and participate in whatever type of mission you're in the mood for (within certain very loose limits based upon minimum levels of training)... Work driving you crazy on a Monday? Feel like blowing something up? Sign up for an FPS combat mission! Have a little extra time to kill on a Wednesday and you want to "See the 'verse"? Sign up for an Exploration mission! Maybe on Saturday you want to do something with the friends you made on Teamspeak earlier in the week, but your ship isn't big enough? Sign up together to act as crew members on one of our many Capital Ships!
  11. While the idea of another alien xenomorph is certainly intriguing, I think that the answer is probably a little closer to what we already know (with a little bit of Dev "humor" mixed in)... What I THINK (I make no claims of having a direct line to CIG, much less the minds of individual Devs) they are referring to is the survival rate of these various ships vs. Vanduul aggressors. Why Vanduul specifically? Because there have been several occasions/interviews where Vanduul have been described (among their many other fearsome attributes) as being like a grizzly in terms of size, ferocity, and sheer destructive capability. Take for example this discussion back & forth with David Haddock from back in (June?) 2014 Now, to be honest, given the back and forth, I'm not actually sure if David Haddock himself actually described the Vanduul as Grizzlies here, or if it was the other person in the discussion, and David Haddock just went along with the description (and they were also described as being like sharks too), but it still seems as if it's not entirely out of character to describe them in such way.... either way, I could easily see such a discussion being the seed for an inside joke where Vandduul start getting described as "enraged grizzlies" and such an inside joke, once started, would probably take on a life of it's own that could easily have manifested on that spreadsheet as a way to name the Vanduul without actually naming the Vanduul. Is it wrong though, that there's a part of me that DOES actually hope there might be something more to it?
  12. Since when does the Mustang have 10 crew stations & 10 beds? [emoji14] Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  13. Server Migration

    Lol you I was just
  14. Destroyer, Javelin-class

    For people (reading this thread) who are members of Imperium, that have questions about how we (as an Org) plan on handling issues like security, training, crewing, missions, and equipment upgrades for (Imperium) member-owned Capital Ships (like the Javelin-class Destroyer), I would like to invite you to read previous posts in this thread (honest, we've answered a lot of these questions already!), the SCB/Imperium Wiki (particularly the Operations Section) where we will always try to have the most current information updated on a regular basis, AND I would also encourage you to ask any questions that you might have in the Operations Section of the Imperium sub-forum especially the Capital Ship Coordination section (since we won't really be discussing private Org policies in a public section of the SCB forum). We (as an Org, and especially Operations as a Division) have put a LOT of thought into this, and so I can virtually guarantee you that we have at least tried to come up with plans, policies, and answers for how we will handle every contingency.... but nothing has been set in stone, because we don't have any Capital Ships in the game, to test our plans out with (yet). Lastly, if these resources still don't help you (or you are an SCB, but non-Imperium member that still would like to ask us a question), I would invite you to send a PM to a member of the Ops team (we're all listed in the public wiki), or to hop into the public section of the Imperium Teamspeak or Discord Servers, where one of the members of the Operations Team is almost always online, we still won't reveal any "secrets" ( @Ostia is always watching you know ), but we will do our best to answer any legitimate questions that you might have. Meanwhile, for everyone, this is a thread specifically dedicated to the Javelin-class Destroyer, and while we have no rules against theory-crafting in this section, there's no real point in arguing about differences of opinions when there's absolutely no final information (on how these ships will operate) that has been released by CIG yet (believe me, I've been looking), one of you may be right, or all of you could be wrong... but either way, until it's been made official by CIG (and maybe not even then) it's all just speculation (hopefully) in the interest of fun, and not worth anyone getting upset over.
  15. Weehamster's Ship Album Collection

    @Weehamster one small change sir: Currently, you have the Pegasus Escort Carrier listed under Aegis Dynamics. From the SC wiki:
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