AdamBaines, on 09 November 2011 - 11:30 AM, said:
300 years of undisciplined mass collateral damge war will do that. Where the IS would bomb everything and destroy precious resources just so that the enemy would not have it (ie space stations, jump ships, factories, memory cores, etc) where the clans after the Pentegon Wars put rules around warfare so as technology would not decline, but really fat foreward. Things like Trials of Posession allowed Clans to get their hands on opposition clan's tech without much destruction.
We are talking about a FICTIONAL universe of course, so anything we debate really has no real answer as it is FICTION ;-)
Again, Im not a Clan player, but they are a part of the universe and should be included. Ill just have to trust Dev will figure it out :-)
you're going to tell me that the IS can reverse engineer clan tech inside of 30 years, where most clan tech
wasn't outlined in a Star League memory core; but the IS couldnt regain a level of sophistication of the SL
by say 2900?
thus I pull it back to saying that because its fiction, Clan tech always felt like
MarySueTech, contrived (brought the argument around and home, see what I did thar!? lol)
Glare, on 09 November 2011 - 11:28 AM, said:
Congratulations, you have completely and utterly ignored my reply to this very question. Have a nice day.
<conciliatory tone> I'm sorry I did not respond to your post, but what I was going to write I felt wasn't going
to come out right, but if you insist.
what I pointed out were two actual
historical circumstances which support my argument, that no tech is
developed in a vacuum (you can add a third; Native Americans development path vs European/Middle Eastern)
what you replied with is a hypothetical scenario that even if it happened, South America wouldn't be spared either,
its nuclear holocaust.
halfinax, on 09 November 2011 - 11:36 AM, said:
I've seen it mentioned that Strana Meckty (where the clans were formed) is also known as "The Depot Planet" as it was one of the original Star League weapon cache planets.
where? cross-reference canon galaxy maps and you can plainly see that the Kerenksy cluster is way
outside of known space at the time of
its founding. It is also where Nicholas and his followers fled during the Pentagon Wars, making the Pentagon planets a more likely yet more recent depot SL tech than Strana Mechty