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by Dark Duel
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Knight's & Magic
Replies: 57
Views: 1176

Re: Knight's & Magic

I actually think I prefer the animated series designs to the ones in the links MythSearcher posted. Especially for the ones Ernesti personally was involved in - IMO, they look much more like something a reincarnated mecha otaku would come up with than the designs in those links, which look more IMO ...
by Dark Duel
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3396

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

That's about right, yeah. Though in their case, it isn't a completely separate entity doing the second phase of the development. Most of the YF-24 Evolution derivatives are developed in partnership with Shinsei Industry's branch offices, just like the F-2 was developed in partnership with General D...
by Dark Duel
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3396

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Wow, that is fascinating . It also kind of makes a decent amount of sense that the later-developed YF-24-based models are locally-developed variants based on a pre-existing fighter in the Federal arsenal. In real-world terms, as I understand it, aircraft like the VF-25, VF-31, etc...basically are eq...
by Dark Duel
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 28
Views: 1267

Re: Pilot curriculum

The specific question I have regarding the issue(and which FP was asking about) pertains exclusively to pilots who have been trained in and have experience piloting which is exclusively limited to space and space colonies- which I would imagine falls into to the latter category. Piloting a mobile su...
by Dark Duel
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Pilot curriculum
Replies: 28
Views: 1267

Re: Pilot curriculum

That's an interesting question. I mean, distances, height, etc...those things are absolute in and of themselves. But someone who has spent their entire life in space and in a colony, who has never experienced Earth, will in all likelihood have a different viewpoint on how those things affect and pla...
by Dark Duel
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 584
Views: 30275

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

My level of interest in this is approximately equal to my expectations for it in terms of the quality of the product - which is to say, much like Kaiba, not high. I'll probably check it out just to see, but unless they go the Frontier route and go for a totally different ending, I doubt given the la...
by Dark Duel
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS : BATTLOGUE/GM's Counterattack
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS : BATTLOGUE/GM's Counterattack

It also has a trio of shoulder mounted Funnels, it can take off its shoulder armor and attach it to its fist giving it better close-range power. Duly noted - the thing on its shield that looks like a spare bazooka magazine is indeed a funnel container, and it can use the shoulder armor as a boxing ...
by Dark Duel
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS : BATTLOGUE/GM's Counterattack
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS : BATTLOGUE/GM's Counterattack

I haven't seen the episode yet, so I can't comment on that. As for the mech design...I'm almost disappointed by the Ballistic Zaku, TBQH. For a supposed successor to the Zaku Amazing, it's singularly underwhelming because it's really just a stock Origin-ver MS-06S, except for that admittedly awesome...
by Dark Duel
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: How can your average Ace earn his special MS?
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: How can your average Ace earn his special MS?

Even IF such a procedure existed, I seriously doubt individual pilots would be able to request them. I think it is far more likely that provided there is a hypothetical procedure for a regular forces pilot to be assigned a new model, this would be done by the unit Commanding Officer and/or other ran...
by Dark Duel
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Knight's & Magic
Replies: 57
Views: 1176

Re: Knight's & Magic

Despite the light novel origin, the anime is coming across very shounen manga in its presentation, if one could accept a shounen manga hero who has already completed his development & is leading the struggle. Those kinds of Shounen heroes would be refreshing at this point, imo. Amen to that. I thin...
by Dark Duel
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Knight's & Magic
Replies: 57
Views: 1176

Re: Knight's & Magic

Yeah, that was pretty hilarious. I can't wait to see what the next step is, though I think we've already all seen where all of Ernesti's efforts will be leading up to in the end just going from the OP/ED video sequences. That said, can't wait to see that actually happen, either.
by Dark Duel
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Knight's & Magic
Replies: 57
Views: 1176

Re: Knight's & Magic

I actually don't know. Of course, I also don't know how much time has elapsed between episodes, so I just assumed that enough time had gone by between Eps 3 and 4 that they were able to build a handful of additional new units. I do agree that things seem to be accelerating plot-wise. Can't wait to s...
by Dark Duel
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Uh. So Freedom and Justice have thrust figures now?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Uh. So Freedom and Justice have thrust figures now?

Nice, good to hear. Now, to apply this new knowledge to my old fanfic and proceed accordingly to come up with thrust numbers for the rest of the MS, and calculate acceleration accordingly...
by Dark Duel
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Uh. So Freedom and Justice have thrust figures now?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Uh. So Freedom and Justice have thrust figures now?

Well, we can at least speculate, anyway.
by Dark Duel
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Uh. So Freedom and Justice have thrust figures now?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Uh. So Freedom and Justice have thrust figures now?

As for the question of whether or not these figures are official...I don't have that book, so I can't say for sure. Now, the GameFAQs thread rapidly devolves into an argument over the length of the Battle in Alaska, so let's ignore that completely - though one guy apparently did the math and came up...
by Dark Duel
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3396

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

According to SK's post above, the VF-25 Messiah apparently narrowly exceeds the performance of the VF-31A/B Kairos, with the souped-up VF-31 Siegfrieds being approximately on par with the -25. That's kinda surprising, IMO. OTOH, the -25 is, IIRC, more or less exclusive to the Frontier Fleet, and I h...
by Dark Duel
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 68
Views: 1879

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

Also considering that the individual output of each of the 4 is less than 10% the individual output of each of the 2, I'd say that translates to 2 primary thrusters in the backpack, 4 secondary thrusters in the feet
by Dark Duel
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Knight's & Magic
Replies: 57
Views: 1176

Re: Knight's & Magic

That kid is OUT OF HIS FRIGGIN' MIND. And the thing that's equal parts terrifying and hilarious is that given his unique...advantage, he can still to an extent manage to make his crazy schemes work. This episode was a ton of fun to watch, especially when he had some initial difficulties with pilotin...
by Dark Duel
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 68
Views: 1879

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

If we look at the production period, Rick Dom should be compared to Ball[...]The Dom seemed to be better than Ball just because of its heavier and humanoid nature, but the actual spec isn't that great. That is definitely not a valid comparison IMO, because the Rick Dom is a space-modification of a ...
by Dark Duel
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Hand contact and communication
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Hand contact and communication

DoleBananas wrote:
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:17 am
Isn't it called skin-contact or something...? I forget the specific name used to reference the technology.
Birgit refers to it as "a contact link" at least once in Gundam F91.