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[Spolier] impact of new compensator and Hyper on Merchies

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Re: [Spolier] impact of new compensator and Hyper on Merchie
Post by drothgery   » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:03 am

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kzt wrote:Military hyperdrives are OLD technology. Like 400 years old. They are still not used by merchants.

Not exactly. I'm pretty sure Manticore Ascendant-era military hyperdrives were not as good as main series era civilian hyperdrives even ignoring the streak drive.
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Re: [Spolier] impact of new compensator and Hyper on Merchie
Post by Nimitz1923PD   » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:25 am

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drothgery wrote:
kzt wrote:Military hyperdrives are OLD technology. Like 400 years old. They are still not used by merchants.

Not exactly. I'm pretty sure Manticore Ascendant-era military hyperdrives were not as good as main series era civilian hyperdrives even ignoring the streak drive.


Why is it a proven Technology is considered "OLD"?

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Re: [Spolier] impact of new compensator and Hyper on Merchie
Post by n7axw   » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:36 pm

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It's not so much that proven tech gets old as it gets superceded. The thing that comes to mind for me is the difference between carburators and fuel injection. Wouldn't really want to go back to carbs.

As for hyper drives, compensators and so on, you only have to look at the difference between the acel numbers in the Travis Long era and Honor's to see the same sort of thing happening.

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