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?
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).
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.
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...
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.
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.