Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
The X Wing is amazing but more expensize to produce. The TIE is cheap as chips but shit. It'll all come down to the Rebels being able to destroy TIEs faster than the Galactic Empire can make them
Sure, the graphics weren't the best and in fact, I had to play most of it on pretty low-detail thanks to my lowly 486 SX 20MHz machine...But it strayed least from the original films with new spaceship designs and the iMuse soundtrack was excellent the way it matched the onscreen action.
My only regret was they never did that third Hoth-based expansion pack I'm sure they intended. My medal chest clearly had a space for it and B-Wing left it clearly ready to run with those missions next.
secondly i never said they were one or the other!
they generally need an escourt of A-Wings. A-Wings are pretty poo, more on a par with tie fighters.
but their shields are terrible. Their firepower isn't up to much either.
The Expanded Universe implies as much but I think the films very much don't. It is Vader's flagship.
The Expanded Unbiverse talks about at least 2 others that i can think of (and i haven't read all the books anyway) including one thats in the X-Wing series which was buried on Coruscant.
I'm also pretty sure Grand Moff whatsisface has one in the books too.
maybe not in the films though yeah
ps this makes me look like a massive geek.
to clarify: i *used* to be a massive star wars geek - i just remember things ok? STOP PERSECUTING ME!! *runs off crying and watches Empire again* R2 understands me...
Grand Moff Tarkin dies in Star Wars. And Thrawn definitely isn't in such a SSD because he would be a MASSIVE obvious target and no one knows he exists. Bear in mind that none of the Star Destroyers work well without a central Force control in those books, so clearly no one would be stupid enough to run a SSD.
and since posting that realsied i was wrong.
However this (INCREDIBLY geeky) site lists 4 or 5 other super star destroyers
(about half way down) including the one i mentioned - the Lusankya. The X-Wing book series was pretty damn good actually. i might even read them again some day...
'central force control' - ??
I can't remember the name but the one where Thrawn was the main bad guy and there are all those anti-Force lizards.
It's explained near the beginning that with the death of The Emperor the Imperial Fleet immediately loses its power and effectiveness. The point being that he uses the Force at all times to keep the crews efficient, allowing a ship with 30,000+ personnel to actually function.
This is backed up by the film where the Rebels fail to make any headway in the space battle prior to the death of the Emperor and after that they totally go to pieces (even though none of them logically are aware he is dead).
Hence, running a SSD is a big deal. Anyway, I was always talking about the films only. :D
This thread is the geekiest thing i've done in a long time...
"The point being that he uses the Force at all times to keep the crews efficient, allowing a ship with 30,000+ personnel to actually function."
y'what? central force control? oh theo?
anyway, there are, as toby said, 4 or 5 other Super Star Destroyers mentioned in the expanded universe. the Lusankya and one in the Black Fleet (see the Yventha trilogy) were the only ones operational during Palpatine's reign i think. Admiral Daala had one afterwards called the Night Hammer, which she renames the Knight Hammer as she prepares for an attack on the Jedi Academy which is a pun that only works in English so raises a number of canonicity questions and um abandon reply.
is that when the jedi students repel the attack by chucking rocks at it? LOL
Toby remembers it. Read that trilogy again and it's explained in the text how it's meant to work. I'm just saying what the books explained and the final battle in ROTJ appears to back up.
Whether, in fact, such a spacecraft would have any difficulty functioning efficiently with all the personnel working on it isn't really here nor there: it must be accepted for those novels to really make sense.
i read those book about 10 years ago so i'm a bit hazy...
why am i still posting on this thread? Star Wars FTW!
Thread Semi-hijack: what was your favourite Star Wars novel? i used to really like the one where Leia almost marries this Prince dude, and Luke dies but is reborn or something. I can't remember what its called though. Also as i said above the X-Wing series was ACE
thats the one i liked a lot. not sure why...
up to the Yuuzhan Vong invasion stuff. i actually think that's got the best overall plot ideas, but the first book was so awful i just gave up on them. i just read all the synopsis on here: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page, LITERALLY the best website ever.
but then they were coming out so fast and i was caring less and less so i gave up then.
and i have pretty much no idea what you're talking about.
the Imperial fleet lost its power after Endor because in the sense of loss of both the Emperor, Vader and the Executor (Vader's Super Star Destroyer) left a power vacuum. the Empire always encouraged backstabbing and ruthless paths to power, so it totally fell apart when the one thing that held it together, the Emperor, was killed. it's already explained in A New Hope that when the Emperor dissolves the Imperial Senate he puts individual regions under the direct control of the Moffs, who are loyal only to him. so with him gone, they squabble amongst themselves. This is documented considerably in the Expanded Universe fiction as well.
it logically makes no sense as well - the emperor distrusted other force users to the extent that he had them all hunted down. why would he put one on each ship?
i fail so bad for even replying to this.
He was using the force to control everyone else.
Look, when they get the Jedi Master dude on board Thrawn uses him precisely to make the Star Destroyer work much more effectively and the fleet has a massive victory, the like of which hadn't been seen since the Emperor was around.
I feel, like you, bad for replying to this.
I'm going to have to find some sort of fucking evidence for this online now. Jeez...
i have just spent a while browsing star wars wikis about the books and stuff. so many geeky memories...
and try reading them again.
i do remember that, but in no way was it stated that it was a norm. it's akin to having an exceptionally skilled commander.
it's also pretty nycg the only time that the idea appears in the literature - thrawn was already making considerable inroads against the Republic before C'bath came back, as do other skilled commanders (Daala, Paelleon).
look at it this way - we're discussing literature ;)
A snow speeder could have done that!
but in reality it would be the X-wing, as in the films Tie Fighters are not fitted with photon torpedos. Also the guidence system is easier to use on an X-Wing. Sheild system stronger on the aft on the X-Wing.
A beast of a machine. TIE Fighter is one of my all time favourite games.
i loved that game
It's all about those noises
Quad lasers vs the TIE-Fighter's two, and aren't Tie-Fighters unshielded?
TIE Advanced on the other hand...
Wooden spoon goes to the Y-Wing. Literally made of 3 bogrolls taped together, and about as agile as Rik Waller with shin splints.