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Join Date: Dec 2007
08-11-2011, 10:45 PM
Another thing I just remembered: assuming my memory is correct, the Feds were working on some sort of Toroidal Warp Core that was supposed to be more efficient, etc.; the main reason it wasn't implemented, if I recall, was the extensive cost and time required to refit a ship to use it; the whole system had to be changed out or something like that. I'll post a link if I find something on it.
EDIT: Found the info I was looking for:
It seems the entire EPS and warp plasma systems would have to be replaced, and that the only ships that would be somewhat practical to fit with these systems would be smaller ships, not exploration cruisers, unless they were built from the ground up with this in mind.