Iron Avenger, on 10 August 2012 - 01:34 PM, said:
Ok waldwolf, I will answer all of your problems with my theories in about 4-5 sentences...here goes...
1st. Yes I know that a battlemech has a fusion reactor and that fusion reactors require magnetic bottles to function.
2nd. How is it that you NEED a reactor for a mech flamer? I just recently produced a video that shows my closest version of a Mech flamer THAT USES FUEL.
3rd. I know that you can put a magnetic bottle over piping plasma but that still doesn't change anything plasma is still just that, an electrically charged gas, basically the same as fuel, but is less efficient to pump out of your mechs reactor than to just use fuel tanks.
And 4th. What you are talking about is using magnetic fields(bottles) to move around plasma. (bravo, we figured that out actually like a page and a half ago)(actually, I have known for a lot longer that that)
You don't need a reactor for a mech (plasma) flamer. It'd just more efficient that way. With an Internal Combustion based engine you need extra heat sinks and a Capacitor to make a Flamer work. That akes it less efficient than the old fuel based flamers.
So, Fusion based units (All mechs, some tanks) get along better running plasma based flamers, other units work better with fuel based flamers.
Iron Avenger, on 11 August 2012 - 10:33 AM, said:
Drakkith, I am not trying to inconvenience you, I am just so bored of this thread, that by this point, if anyone still reading the thread has questions, I will ignore them and tell them the thread is done, we already have the answer. As I have already told you.
How wonderful of you.
Oh, by the way, the internet doens't shut off when you go outside.
Drakkith, on 11 August 2012 - 09:09 AM, said:
Battletech, and by extension Mechwarrior, are considered to be "Hard Science Fiction", meaning that the physics and technology are very similar to real world. The physics is actually a big deal.
Actually, Battletech is ANYTHING but a hard science fiction game. It's very soft. Try Traveller for Hard Science based games.