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# 341
10-15-2013, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by tilarta View Post
There has only been one example of a Borg Drone using a kinetic barrier and he was using modified Starfleet technology (from the 29th century!) to generate the shield.
He did not share that secret with the Borg.

No other Borg has demonstrated this ability.
Locutus had one.
My Romulan Liberated Borg character made it to Level 30 and beat the (old) Defense of New Romulus with the skill point bug.
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# 342
10-15-2013, 07:35 PM
That's not an inbuilt personal shield.
It's part of the alcove he's standing in.

If he truly had one, he'd have used it on Data when said android was ripping part of his armature off barehanded!

The Borg who had a kinetic barrier had it inbuilt, because when the Borg attempted to melee him, they literally bounced off him!
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# 343
10-15-2013, 07:39 PM
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# 344
10-16-2013, 01:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tilarta View Post
That's not an inbuilt personal shield.
It's part of the alcove he's standing in.

If he truly had one, he'd have used it on Data when said android was ripping part of his armature off barehanded!

The Borg who had a kinetic barrier had it inbuilt, because when the Borg attempted to melee him, they literally bounced off him!
You have to go a bit further with your thinking. Don't be a slave to on-screen material, think ahead. Extrapolate. *
The Borg would just do the efficient and logical thing if confronted with an enemy that would be able to seriously threatening them via melee: adapt.
As showed, they do posess the necessary technology. Nothing more is needed.


* If the devs are able to watch "Distant Origin" and think of battle dinosaurs with lasorz (which is, in my honest opinion, only explainable if they were under the influence of psychotropic substances), we can actually extrapolate Borg personal shielding against kinetic damage.
One isn't as far fetched as the other...

Last edited by xiaoping88; 10-16-2013 at 02:03 AM.
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# 345
10-16-2013, 04:24 PM
Except it wouldn't do the Borg any good.

Even if the Borg developed personal kinetic shields (they won't!), it still won't save them from an angry Dinosaur.

Laws of physics.

A Dinosaur can exert considerably more muscular force then a humanoid.
So they'll just lift the Borg off their feet with the sheer force of the impact.
And then keep applying pressure on the fallen Borg until the shield emitters burn out from the weight being applied.

Or just pin the Borg down and immobilize them.
You won't be doing much fighting if a group of Raptors are holding your arms and legs down.

And from the most recent Dev blog, it looks like the Voth are using energy weapons analogous to 8472.
And the Borg never found a way to adapt to those weapons, so the Voth have an instant advantage.
So, the Borg really are stuffed!

Last edited by tilarta; 10-16-2013 at 04:27 PM.
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# 346
10-16-2013, 04:54 PM
If dinos are 'kiddy' and 'un-Trek', why weren't the Gorn retconned out of canon? There's nothing strange about seeing large reptiles based on ones that actually existed, no stranger than giant scorpians and worms.

The lasers could go, though... those things should use speed and muscle.
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