balance > realism
Darth Windu, your first example is ridiculously exaggerated so I won't address it.
If the Consortium had cheaper, smaller ships they wouldn't stand a chance against either side. The philosophy of the Consortium is to use units that can deal out the punishment but can't take the punishment. Tyber is the type of character who is willing to deal out cash for quality units and weapons. Sort of the "you pay crap and you get crap, you pay gold and you get gold" kind of person. Besides, the "cheaper, smaller ship" philosophy is already used by the Empire.
A 'ramship' is no more Star Wars like than a ten foot Luke with lightsaber arms. A 'ramship' would cause balance problems anyway, like taking out a space station or a star destroyer with one attack.
"You will pay the price for your lack of vision!" - Palpatine
Last edited by Valter; 10-16-2006 at 03:59 PM.