Re: [VV] Vectorverse - Jump Drives
From: "Flak Magnet (Tim)" <flakmagnet@c...>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 08:30:36 -0500
Subject: Re: [VV] Vectorverse - Jump Drives
On Saturday 29 January 2005 12:59 am, Rrok Anroll wrote:
> Okay... I think I'm missing something here.... it seems like everyone
> is treating wormholes as the top of the line FTL, and jumpdrives as
> poor man's ftl??? I'd have thought that being able to fit an ftl drive
> in a ship instead of having to rely on some external device or some
> naturally occuring phenomina would be the top of the line?
FTL drives might be the top of the line for the technology but they
greater investment (than wormholes) in resources, energy for each jump
time for the transit.
Wormholes tend to be treated as "top of the line" since the PSB
has wormhole drives being cheaper, easier to produce and delivering a
transit with a smaller energy output.
I haven't been paying close attention the Vectorverse discussion (until
recently), but for the PSB being discussed, it's a matter of perspective
Any nation is going to want BOTH. Wormholes for the sake of the
drives for their military.
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you're not paying attention." Me, around 1988