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# 11
03-01-2011, 10:56 AM
When the borg assimilated the Arctic expedition vessel in Enterprise, it was not assimilated in a symmetrical fashion, but as the assimilation went on throughout the episode, a cube shaped structure gradually appeared on the vessel.

It was suggested by the fx artist that had the ship been left alone, it would have eventually formed into a borg cube. Albiet small at first.
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# 12
03-01-2011, 11:01 AM
It's probably more efficient that way. If all the energy is produced by just one assimilated nacelle then it can likely just feed energy to its neighbour(s).
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# 13
03-01-2011, 11:01 AM
Ships are symmetrical and often the same dimensions on all sides because those are the most energy efficient shapes to support using whatever fields and wiring you have.

The Assimilated Engine is different in 2 ways:
1: We have no idea from where this engine came from a borg ship, it could have been part of a larger array.

2: We already know that a lot of Borg tech on Starfleet ships tends to be McGyver'ed on the first place, so its probably a method of convenience rather than having to build a new engine housing. Also, perhaps if you earn the engine twice they can crafted into a symmetrical set?
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# 14
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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# 15
03-01-2011, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Acceleron
But all borg ships are symmetrical...it must be relevant. I think Data said something as to why this is or would be.
hohum... The direct comparison of an assimilated Federation vessel comes from Enterprise(Regeneration).

This one.
And it was enhanced mainly on just one side.
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# 16
03-01-2011, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by zordar View Post
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
Fair point. but the dish, shields, and console are symmetric. So...why not the engines?
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# 17
03-01-2011, 11:16 AM
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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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# 18
03-01-2011, 11:18 AM
This is 1 of my pet hates, really annoys me that the borg engines are like this, I was hoping that once you got all the parts fitted it might make it look abit more complete.
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# 19
03-01-2011, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Chat
hohum... The direct comparison of an assimilated Federation vessel comes from Enterprise(Regeneration).

This one.
And it was enhanced mainly on just one side.
but further down the article you referred to it says it would have eventually turned into a cube
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# 20
03-01-2011, 11:25 AM
Adding borg tech to your ship is essentially making it a kitbash. Its not symmetrical for that reason.
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