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Old 08-23-2005, 02:27 PM   #1
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The Broadside.

A new Imperial frigate that fires missiles (as seen in the screen). Its good against mid level capitol ships but should it be worried about Rebel fighters?

Does this make a good addition to the Imperial fleet, or would you rather the game didn't add unfamiliar styled ships? Give us your views

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Old 08-23-2005, 03:17 PM   #2
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I like the design, but I can't say I like the name. More resembling to that... Eisilon cruiser.. I think. Whatever the case, It seems to fit in quite well with the Imperials and will add more variety.


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Old 08-23-2005, 04:32 PM   #3
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meh, wish they would have shown the SSD or b wing or something liek that.
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Old 08-23-2005, 04:43 PM   #4
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There's still along way to go before the game is released. An SSD would be a superb option to include so lets keep our fingers crossed

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Old 08-23-2005, 05:09 PM   #5
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yea i mean, how could they leave out the SSD? even leaving out the B wing would be a bad move. i mean they have the A wing in, so im sure they will have the b wing
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Old 08-24-2005, 05:54 AM   #6
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Well, if you mean the other Imperial ship in the 'menu' bit at empireatwar.net, then I must say I HATE IT!!!!!!! That is, without a doubt, the most ridiculous, imbecilic and childish attempt I have ever seen to fill out a side in anything - whether it is SW EU, or any other game. The person who designed that ship really needs to be punished...severely.

Honestly, to me all it looks like is a beefed-up verson of the Republic Hover Tank in the 'Clone Wars' game.

Overall - Worst Design Ever!


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Old 08-24-2005, 06:41 AM   #7
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I like the look of the ship it is what you would expect the empire to build.
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Old 08-28-2005, 04:48 PM   #8
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Looks more like a poor knockoff of the Imperial Demolisher or New Republic Liberator Cruisers.



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Old 08-29-2005, 03:05 AM   #9
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To ugly. Never seen it before, where did it come from?


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Old 08-29-2005, 09:58 AM   #10
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Personally it reminds me of a ship from Star Trek, not star wars. It doesnt look imperial to me, I think it looks more like a pirate ship. It really just doesnt look imperial, maybe if they changed it up a bit to resemble an imperial design I would like it more. Also it looks more like it should be on land and not in space. The name also needs to change, it sounds weird. lol.
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Old 08-29-2005, 11:22 AM   #11
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Actually, if you have played SWG, then it'd remind you quite a bit of the multiplayer ship, the Decimator....
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Old 08-29-2005, 12:03 PM   #12
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Well, if you mean the other Imperial ship in the 'menu' bit at empireatwar.net, then I must say I HATE IT!!!!!!! That is, without a doubt, the most ridiculous, imbecilic and childish attempt I have ever seen to fill out a side in anything - whether it is SW EU, or any other game. The person who designed that ship really needs to be punished...severely.

Honestly, to me all it looks like is a beefed-up verson of the Republic Hover Tank in the 'Clone Wars' game.

Overall - Worst Design Ever!
Someone is taking this far too serious. It's a solid design and has some imperial stylings. It certainly doesn't look rebel and that's good enough for me.


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Old 08-29-2005, 01:18 PM   #13
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Lol Windu does have a point it does look a bit like that hovercraft.


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Old 08-29-2005, 02:13 PM   #14
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There's plenty of ships to choose from though, I don't see why they gotta make new ships.




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Old 08-29-2005, 06:21 PM   #15
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There's plenty of ships to choose from though, I don't see why they gotta make new ships.
Yeah really, just look at the space sim games like xwing alliance or xwing vs. tie fighter. They have tons and tons of ships that look perfectly good.
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Old 08-29-2005, 06:37 PM   #16
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Litus, yeah you're right... if they just named it the decimator and put it to scale I personally wouldn't mind it... the "broadside?" What an ugly name!

I don't care much for the look of the ship either, so I don't intend on building them. Aesthetics are powerful, and I wish they would consider just making some other ships have various "specialties" like have a frigate that has two different styles, a regular frigate and a missile frigate and balance them out, but they'd look relatively the same.


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Old 08-29-2005, 06:38 PM   #17
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I mean, why create a missile ship? Is it against capital ships or? I would think the heavy guns on the star destroyers would more than take care of big ships. Plus, most ships have missile launchers too anyway.

Perhaps against starfighters?
The Lancer Frigate was designed for this purpose.
Ok ok, it didn't turn out to be quite as effective against fighters as it was promised, but still. But that's just the Empire in a nutshell: Choosing to create a new easy and cheap to produce and maintain fighter (TIE Interceptor) so they can afford bigger ships (Lancer Frigate), instead of putting effort into producing a propper starfighter instead (further development on the TIE Advanced).
Sure, the Advanced was finally finished (renamed TIE Avenger), but it was too little too late. Grand Admiral Zarin didn't help much to the situation either.




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Old 08-29-2005, 10:43 PM   #18
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Grand Admiral Zarin didn't help much to the situation either.
lol he didnt help with the TIE Defender either for that matter...
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Old 08-30-2005, 03:30 AM   #19
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No, and that one came really late into play.




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Old 09-06-2005, 01:59 PM   #20
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I don't really see the need for a Mon Cal cruiser to crash with a Neb B frigate, unless it's to evade the Death Star's laser.

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Also what's wrong with the Dreadnought or an MC-40 Cruiser. Sure they are EU (not sure about the MC-40), but they appeared in the X-Wing and TIE Fighter series, and in those series I have never had the feeling something was wrong. Here just the looks of the damn thing make me feel like something's wrong. Basicly I think All the ships of X-Wing Alliance would fit in, except there would be too many shiptypes (some would fill in the same role, like Correlian Corvette and the Mod Correlian Corvette). Though that would not have to be a bad thing. Just a weaker and a slightly stronger Corvette.
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Old 09-06-2005, 04:07 PM   #21
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You dont HAVE to make them though.


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Old 09-06-2005, 10:36 PM   #22
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Old 09-10-2005, 07:58 AM   #23
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The name is kinda odd too.. suggest somthing which fires... well broadsides at other ships... not a missile boat..


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Old 09-13-2005, 06:33 AM   #24
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You dont HAVE to make them though.
Poor and used-up argument. Enough said.

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Old 09-13-2005, 03:42 PM   #25
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Pray tell what argument around here is not used up? everything in here and especially back at the GB forums was done to death years ago.


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Old 09-26-2005, 01:48 AM   #26
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