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by Arsarcana
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 77872

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

"a 'hard' magic system or a 'soft' one" how does this go? like in Mahouka/ irregular in magic high school? Seto Kaiba pretty much nailed this one. Hard magic may break physics as we understand them but it follows its own laws, these laws are discoverable via observation/experimentation and you can'...
by Arsarcana
Sat May 30, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 77872

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

I'll let the experts answer the tech questions in detail. also, anyone got an opinion on the Tech based VS magic based teleportation/FTL? one idea for my fanfics is that both method are viable and usage would just defend on the individual. Literally unanswerable question, since there are a practical...
by Arsarcana
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Hathaway Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 14
Views: 3882

Re: The Official Gundam Hathaway Mecha Thread Mk I

Well... the main poster for the 1st movie also gives a indication too. The one on the website? It's officially identified as a 'teaser visual', not the final poster. Meanwhile the Xi is displayed in the gallery as the image from when the project was first announced right alongside footage from the ...
by Arsarcana
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Official Gundam Hathaway Mecha Thread Mk I
Replies: 14
Views: 3882

Re: The Official Gundam Hathaway Mecha Thread Mk I

Yeah, I'd be surprised if there isn't some sort of in medias res opening showing the Xi and playing the rest as a 'how we got here' retelling, or some other way of getting it into the first film. Gotta get it in there so they can boost the sale of merch...
by Arsarcana
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: What kind of labour work could an 18m MS do?
Replies: 15
Views: 1619

Re: What kind of labour work could an 18m MS do?

We don't see any MS in IBO that were intended for labour-use and include the AV system (that I recall) but we know that some MS are meant primarily for construction work (the Spinner Rodi) and those can in theory be fitted with an AV interface and the very fact that the AV-equipped machines used by ...
by Arsarcana
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 511
Views: 77872

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

I imagine you could have a story in Macross that focused mainly on Destroids but you'd have to write the entire setting around it, since they're so outclassed by variable fighters even despite the costs that they just aren't viable in most situations and as mentioned they were originally designed fo...
by Arsarcana
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gravitational Sensors
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Gravitational Sensors

Yeah, they probably work along the LIGO concept or similar, passively detecting gravitational waves as an alternative to other kinds of sensors that use active emissions to detect objects. Pretty common sci-fi concept from long before the first actual detection of gravitational waves.
by Arsarcana
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Would you prefer more missiles or shoulder-mounted cannons?
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

Re: Would you prefer more missiles or shoulder-mounted cannons?

Really depends on what the average pilot is going to be doing. Generally it seems that machines with over-the-shoulder cannons are intended to provide fire support while backed up by other suits that aren't burdened with additional heavy weapons. Operating solo, I wouldn't want those cannons if ther...
by Arsarcana
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Megawattage Info Gathering
Replies: 11
Views: 3141

Re: Megawattage Info Gathering

This topic was nine years old...
by Arsarcana
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gundam Wing: No Mobile Amours?
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: Gundam Wing: No Mobile Amours?

Neo-Japan had a MA in the Fantoma. Offhand I can't think of any Mobile Armors in Wing, unless you count the Scorpio which starts in MA-form and then undergoes a one-way transition into MS-form.
by Arsarcana
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems
Replies: 63
Views: 8656

Re: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems

Hey Freighttrain, since you don't seem to have figured it out yet, this board doesn't use the @ feature to notify users, learn to use the quote tags instead. I shall now demonstrate how this works: But I figured since no one else had posted any messages on this thread for a few days I might as well ...
by Arsarcana
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems
Replies: 63
Views: 8656

Re: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems

Just looking for a reply from ShadowCell about whether or not he was referring to the square-cube law when he mentioned physics. I think you meant me, since I'm the one that said that. Yes, I was referring to square-cube. You haven't answered my question about whether or not you understand how dens...
by Arsarcana
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems
Replies: 63
Views: 8656

Re: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems

Oh don't worry, this next one will even have pictures and ancient Greece too. This, and you have to ask why there's some question as to whether you're trolling the board? Those aren't fan-fictions, those are my projections of how real militaries would classify such vehicles and I decided to use the...
by Arsarcana
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Gelgoog Jaeger/Marine question
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: Gelgoog Jaeger/Marine question

That's... a really good question actually. There's some lineart that you can find on the Gundam Wiki page for the suit which looks like it might describe where the Gelgoog Marine stores its sabers but I can't make out what it says.
by Arsarcana
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems
Replies: 63
Views: 8656

Re: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems

The fact that we're having this discussion at all should be a clue that nobody else thinks your classification system is an improvement on what already exists and you're just adding confusing new terms that nobody in-universe uses . Hell, it's not even used in the real world in the way you're doing ...
by Arsarcana
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems
Replies: 63
Views: 8656

Re: Realistic Mobile Weapon Classification Systems

The only one causing confusion here is you, by creating a classification system from nothing which even the in-universe organizations don't do, including literally making words up in order to do it. I tried looking up 'Brachiochelate' and the only place on the internet Google could find with it was ...
by Arsarcana
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: So...we'll finally see all 26 Mission Packs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

Re: So...we'll finally see all 26 Mission Packs?

Well, there are exactly twenty-six buttons there so... it is kind of looking that way. They've already got options for all the known packs. Whether they make it through the alphabet or not is another question, given that even headlining Gundams from animated productions have gone without getting kit...
by Arsarcana
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: So there’s something that’s been bothering me about Epyon
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

Re: So there’s something that’s been bothering me about Epyon

The latter seems likely, given the evidence in the series. Not only did Quatre manage to reproduce the system from the original plans on his own but Heero and Zechs were both able to create modified versions of the system (the ones that Quatre and Dorothy use for tactical coordination late in the se...