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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:41 am

Good lord, there are no "beam sabers" in this setting! Why, that's absurd!

No, in this setting, we have PLASMA EDGES which is more realistic
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Zero Revenge » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:10 am

Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:Good lord, there are no "beam sabers" in this setting! Why, that's absurd!

No, in this setting, we have PLASMA EDGES which is more realistic

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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby gatlinggouf927 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:41 am

Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:Good lord, there are no "beam sabers" in this setting! Why, that's absurd!

No, in this setting, we have PLASMA EDGES which is more realistic


DAMN! I suppose plasma "cutters" are out of the question? XD
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:45 am

that is not realistic
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby gatlinggouf927 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:32 am

hahaha gotcha
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Zero Revenge » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:11 pm

gatlinggouf927 wrote:DAMN! I suppose plasma "cutters" are out of the question? XD

What is a plasma cutter Arthur?
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby jadefalcon777 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:29 pm

Jovian Chronicles from Dream Pod 9 had a pretty decent 'beam sword/saber' design that approached almost realistic. To quote the original source material "The plasma lance is a compressed-gas cylinder with an ionizing ejector nozzle at one end. When held by a specially designed manipulator, a direct current from the exo-armor's main fusion reactor is transmitted to the ejector and transforms the gas into a giant plasma flame. The overall device looks like a sword made of light and is very effective against armored opponents. Unfortunately, the small gas supply limits the usefulness of the weapon and the exo-armor must often carry several spare lances."

So you're basically hold a very scary road flare that will cut through anything till the gas runs out. That's how I imagined the 'plasma edges' in this setting were working.
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:16 pm

Me too! Additionally, there's a magnetic field induction coil coupled with an thermoplasmic recapture system. Jovian Chronicles doesn't include those which is why it is not realistic
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby jadefalcon777 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:20 pm

Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:Me too! Additionally, there's a magnetic field induction coil coupled with an thermoplasmic recapture system. Jovian Chronicles doesn't include those which is why it is not realistic


That's to maintain the blade's form at a stable length and stop it from melting the handle to slag, right?
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:31 pm

Yeah. And keep it running for longer. With the invention of the intercooled amplifier, it can run hotter for longer.*

*You guys know I'm making this up on the spot, right?
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Zero Revenge » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:32 pm

Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:*You guys know I'm making this up on the spot, right?

I was just gonna ask that... Ah Science Fiction.
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby jadefalcon777 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:37 pm

Pseudoscientific babble is a fine art form :lol:
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby gatlinggouf927 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:56 pm

Zero Revenge wrote:
gatlinggouf927 wrote:DAMN! I suppose plasma "cutters" are out of the question? XD

What is a plasma cutter Arthur?


Nothing... i was just running with the "whats considered more real" joke lol

Regardless of what the actual "Beam" is made of, i never intended to make it anything comprised of photon particles (light), im not trying to rationalize Jedi weapons here lol.

My view of the plasma lance/torch has always been that of the Armored Core blades, usually inactive, but turned on briefly for the slashing or piercing attack. (If this is wrong then please correct me...)

The difference with my sabres is that they function to remain on for quick successions of attacks, which is why I went with the Gundam SEED "Schwert Gewehr" design (http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/seed/l ... gewehr.jpg), which is how I've always assumed weapons of that type would practically be achieved. A concentrated "beam" of (insert energy type here) between an emitter and receiver or mirrored between the two points.

Lastly this is all the rationalization of a preferred aesthetic choice :) Because as you know Rob, despite the lack of logic with the Strike IWSP... IT LOOKS COOOOOL! XD
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby gusindor » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:23 pm

I'd say the coolest "laser sword" type weapons are thermal lances, for three reasons:

1) They can cut/melt through sheet metal and concrete, like any proper lightsaber-by-another-name.
2) They're REAL. And they're really called "thermal lances," among other things. Who named them that? I dunno, but THERMAL LANCE!
3) They can be made out of bacon. Or breadsticks and a cucumber shell if you prefer to only kill things with the finished weapon.

Seriously, look 'em up. Concrete-cutting thermal lances made from food.
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Re: How are frames controlled?

Postby Dukayn » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:25 pm

Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:You guys know I'm making this up on the spot, right?

Signature material, right there.
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