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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 13
03-29-2010, 04:49 PM
Originally Posted by matteo716 View Post
the only thing i dont understand, is how do you feedback pulse a cannon? i thought that was the whole point behind cannons....
Cannons don't really fire glowing projectiles at golf-ball speed through space, they fire energy. Since they fire energy, at ranges of 10km or less they still fire beams. The energy would stretch from the firer to the target instantly, with only the appearance that it was traveling through space at 100 mph or so.

Basically, an energy weapon can't work the way the SFX for cannons depict them. they've got to be beams of some sort.