Originally Posted by Snowfire
Yeah, that's a fun link. And yes, it's right. And yes, I know I'm vastly oversimplifying.
But considering the game we're playing, I'm going to call divine magic on most of the issues raised within that article. Because:
1. The Halcyon itself is an Artifact and can therefore just have the required capabilities built in.
2. If I actually went into that level of detail posts from me would turn out at pages in length and take far too much time for me to write.
It's not so much I can't be bothered as I just don't have the time. And I don't want to make each of my posts huge walls of text.
Right because who wants to read a sci-fi novel in the middle of a god game
I think its fine to hand wave a lot of that stuff by saying a wizard did it, so long as you understand the physics behind what you're hand waving.
But with regards to the tech level of the relativistic weapons and lasers? They are beyond our current capability.
We can make lasers, but not well enough to weaponize them here or in space. We can make gauss cannons, but they are purely experimental and unlikely to be deployed for decades.