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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 18
10-16-2011, 03:55 PM
They used skin shields in Nemesis purely for the coolness factor.
I mean it wouldnt be as cool if one of the romulan ships wing piece bounced off a shield bubble. :p

Nah seriously though, the concept of skin tight shields is pretty inferior to the bubble idea.
Mainly because the energy fields arent a completely solid barrier, thus the bubble shield offers more protection from kinetic impacts while impact on a skin tight shield will result in kinetic energy being directed right into the hull.