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All the Starfleet ships are bilateral, and all the borg ships are symmetrical. So how did we end up with 1 nacelle having an "assimilated whale crawler" on it and 1 engine (relevant point when there are more then one engines on the ship, such as the Prometheus) showing assimilated tech while giving off the green trail?

This is what I'm talking about.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...tos/borg-2.jpg

And just to take this a bit further...the rest of the borg tech appears bilateral, even the aegis set follows this trend. Not sure if this is intended, an oversight, or just me :p

Oh and another point further then the last, I am not an expert at all when it comes to space travel, (I would say I'm way lower then an amateur). But wouldn't an engine that is putting out way more energy then its "brother" engine, cause the ship to veer off to weaker engine's side? I am not sure if gravity is the cause of this, but I would think that it has nothing to do with it.

(The "brother engine" is the unassimilated engine that is producing less power then the assimilated one. No idea what the engine should be called, but brother gets the point across).

Final thoughts...
I know that you can turn the visuals off, no need to remind me
I am a sucker for symmetry, all men can relate to this...I'll leave this here to prove the point
( 0 Y o) or ( o Y o ) Hope that isn't against tos on the forums
The assimilated whale crawler nacelle thing doesn't bug me, its the fact that it isn't on any other nacelle that does. Also, if the nacelle part was removed and both engines just had the little assimilated tech on it plus the green trails, that would be fine. Actually it would be pretty damn awesome.

Thanks for reading :p
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# 2
03-01-2011, 10:30 AM
BTW, sorry for the poor quality pic, at least it shows what I need it to show though.
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# 3
03-01-2011, 10:32 AM
Oh, it's because the whatnotgizmo is made from technobabblite and technobabblite respons badly to the presents of yaddadoodle reactors. Really.

Probably because some ships may have only one "engine port" - I dunno.
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# 4
03-01-2011, 10:33 AM
I have seen the green coloring of the nacelles on multiple nacelles so this is an interesting question. I think to be honest, that it looks more haphazardly assimilated when it's a-symmetrical .

Is'nt the assimilated freighter from enterprise a-symmetrical?
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# 5
03-01-2011, 10:41 AM
in fact thats one of the things i wondered..why only 1 impulse engine? why only 1 warp nacelle???


I had assumed a secondary borg kit would come out..but doesnt look like it......

I would much more prefer a symmetrical layout....that way i wouldnt forever have the visuals turned off..not a big fan of wonky ships
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# 6
03-01-2011, 10:49 AM
Symmetry is irrelevant. Balance is futile.

Gym "Just to get that out of the way..." Quirk
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# 7
03-01-2011, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Gym_Quirk
Symmetry is irrelevant. Balance is futile.

Gym "Just to get that out of the way..." Quirk
But all borg ships are symmetrical...it must be relevant. I think Data said something as to why this is or would be.
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# 8
03-01-2011, 10:50 AM
Borg assimilation doesn't seem to be a very symmetrical process. They upgrade what is required. One arm. One eye. One impulse engine. One warp nacelle.
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# 9
03-01-2011, 11:05 AM
It's Borg tech, not Borg assimilation. We don't have drones in mechanic overalls at ESD changing oil and BSing about how fast the Delta Flyer can go from 0 - 2000kph. It's as good as we can get it. Weren't the KDF ships in The Cure symmetrically assimilated?

Besides, if the Borg were doing the mods on our ships we'd be flying around crashing parties and whipping out our tubules every chance we got and rambling on about how our new cult is THE BOMBZ!! and how everyone should join, no really everyone should join, seriously everyone MUST join...

It'd be a total drag. Asymmetrical is fine.


Z
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# 10
03-01-2011, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by HappyHappyJoyJoy View Post
Borg assimilation doesn't seem to be a very symmetrical process. They upgrade what is required. One arm. One eye. One impulse engine. One warp nacelle.
Pretty much.

I perfer the haphazard look to the borg set because it makes you ship look like its been partially assimilated. It looks like similar to the upgrades performed on voyager just "kicked up to 11". Their are plenty of examples of ships that have been assimilated with asymmetrical designs.

The Arctic One, Revan Rogue Borg Ship , and the partial assimilated Voyager are all good examples of non symmetrical borg design and I think tats what the devs were going after the most.
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