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Offline Detjen (OP)

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Whats This?
« on: May 28, 2011, 03:51:03 AM »
This is a great place ot ask questions you are unsure if, this will help prevent clutter in other boards from answering questions there
 

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Re: Whats This?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 10:51:37 AM »
are there open positions?  ;D
 

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Re: Whats This?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011, 08:31:59 AM »
Detjen,

Please see if you can update the title/subject, currently it can be confused with the Academy FAQ when looking at unread posts.
Amateurs study tactics, Professionals study logistics - paraphrase attributed to Gen Omar Bradley
 

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Re: Whats This?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 01:21:43 AM »
  Sure ill just have to ask the admin man to do it.  ill get it changed
 

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Re: Whats This?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2011, 11:14:48 AM »
So what type of system is going to be used for communication about in game events? Will communications of distant events be instant? Will the role players get all the info from the game like 'scout Expendable was destroyed by 15, 800 ton fast warships' or 'scout Expendable was last ordered to probe Gilese 123 5 months and has not returned and has not been heard from since'. What events, if any, will halt a turn in progress (when news of the event reaches 'us' in whatever manner deemed appropriate)?
 

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Re: Whats This?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2011, 07:17:02 PM »
   I am going towards a FTL communications system,  in time.   this would be tied in with gravitational survey theory, jump drives, and gate construction.    say the Gravitational Survey theory not only opens up the idea of jump points, places where matter can transit huge distances,  but the idea that non mass data streams can do the same thing, but because of their lack of mass it is a lot less restrictive.   But early tech starts large, maybe a bit too big to put on "small ships" (under 10k tons to start)  so it would be a planet to planet thing at first.   Earth and Mars can build data or comm gates for instantaneous transfer of communications and data,  but for a ship to carry one it would have to be over that 10K limit.  with the research into jump drives and gate construction they become smaller, soon all non-fighter star ships could carry one,  though the nessesity of everyone having one would be impracticable, it would be like every single person having their own ISP server rather than using a provider, which im sure many would enjoy.

   However from a government POV if two houses had their own data-gates it would be almost Impossible to intercept the data and transmissions without bugging the terminals because they could connect directly together.   if we maintain a data node,  say each planet has one gate or a few gates,  then they would have to travel through spots where the government could collect and look for threats such as terrorists actions, espionage, ETC.   the technology could in theory shrink to the point of cell phones,  each one able to connect across the galaxy without help from any other system,  a truly free system of communication, and a somewhat frightening aspect for those in an intelligence community.
 

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Re: Whats This?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011, 03:50:15 AM »
I may have a better idea. Why don't we have a specialised "comm" component? It could be whatever, as long as it's large and heavy and expensive and would be called an "ansible" or something. Ships sporting one (probably specialised ships) could communicate with any planet or other ship using one. Jump Gate would also have one meaning the only delay is the time radio wave use to got to the nearest gate.
 

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Re: Whats This?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 07:35:19 AM »
I like this idea I think it should be made out of the firecontrol components, as it gives no benefit to the ship if not used.
 

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Re: Whats This?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2011, 06:24:47 AM »
Firecomp would be best. Let's say it should have a 5000t (100 HS) resolution and a 200,000,000km range. It could get smaller as we go by.