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Re: Just wondering.....

From: Mikko Kurki-Suonio <maxxon@s...>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 07:01:23 -0400
Subject: Re: Just wondering.....

On Wed, 9 Jul 1997, Sprayform wrote:

> True, but its also 'availability' that count's. I _don't_ allow
> tec's (K V dont get beams and hu'mans dont get armour or railguns, its
> fun ! so you end up playing the best of what you can get)

I don't quite get your point here. There isn't really a
aspect to it -- everything the KVs have is better than the human 
equivalent, and the few stuff hoomies get and they dont't, they don't

On a more general level, if it can be demonstrated that X is better than
anything else of equivalent cost, than X is "superior". 

> Untrue!! Name another ship that on one turn is stopping dead in your
> arc with shields 3 up then the following turn is blasting you with the
> equivalent of 21 A bats !!  or try running a human ship that you have
> roll each turn to find which systems will work!

Again, you baffle me. What does this have to do with power? The Sa'Vasku
are indeed "interesting" and "flexible" (ship-per-ship), but "powerful"?
More powerful than what? A human ship of equal points? But SV don't have
point values. A human ship of equal mass? But mass isn't points (quite). 

Let me offer an analogy: Assume there is no point system. Now, compare a

vanilla battleship and a vanilla heavy cruiser. The BB is more
better or equal in every department. Gee, what a useful insight!

What use is this knowledge? Almost none, unless it's used to devise a
systes (or some other method of approximating fleet strengths but 
adamantly refused to be called a points system).

If you don't do that, you either:

- Re-evaluate for each matchup, previous comparisons and experiences
are worthless in analysing the current situation
- Base further evaluations on the results of earlier ones, which IS
a points system even if you refuse to call it one
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