So I had the below post ready to go but shortly before hitting "Publish" some neuron finally sparked in my increasingly-senile brain. I actually saved a few threads from STrek-v-SWars.Net, including the scaling thread.
I'd completely forgotten that, even within the past year or so when such information would've been very useful whilst chatting with someone. Sucks to be senile.
So, I'll go ahead and share the below, but I'm also going to go back and post the threads I have in the Obsidian Order section. I'll try to edit the page numbers and such so the threads "work".
In the meantime, enjoy:
Continuing from the last post . . .
Someone suggests Leia subconsciously used latent force energy deflection powers to deal with the shoulder shot, noting that it is better than the claim that the wall behind her was hit. That latter claim was the primary argument of the opposition for quite awhile . . . I recall someone claiming on Spacebattles once that since sparks were involved, it must have been a hit against metal. I went through several scenes from RotJ showing sparks resulting from hits against wood and other non-metallic objects. I should go find that again.
Also, there was a specific thread on Force-user energy deflection: http://web.archive.org/web/20050826072115/http://www.strek-v-swars.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=4876&
Subspace weaponry thread, interesting thought.
Not to tease you here, but I just wanted to complain that with the end of Geocities in 2009, this pic-heavy post is pic-less, which is a shame because I wanted to see if his claims of asteroid destruction were as weird as Brian Young's current claims . . . not to mention to see the context of two inflationary types going at it with each other over how much inflation to engage in.
Interesting post about Imperial and Mon Cal design philosophies and implied differences. It relies on the EU but may be useful anyway, and remains interesting. Contrast the stand-and-fight thought (facing the enemy) with the broadside idea shown in RotS. They're not contrary, mind you, but complementary.
Oy vey. The Federation = communist yarn again. Fortunately, it appears that my old post-scarcity argument has been discussed and written about by others since (not saying they got it from me, mind you . . . just that it was the logical idea), so maybe this silly idea is on its way toward fading.
The tantalizing last page of a discussion of the "Masks" phaser event. I don't see the calc, though. Oh well.
Supposedly one of the EU novels had a Star Destroyer parked between twelve blue giant stars. I never heard of this, which is strange because even if something was terribly wrong with the example the inflationists would've commonly glommed on to it anyway.
A piece of conversation about Garak's failed plan to use the Defiant's weapons to reduce the Founder homeworld to a smoking cinder.
An unusual thread in which some pro-Wars guy I don't even know talks about how I'm a thoughtful and civil debater, while complimenting the STrek-v-SWars forum generally. Y'know, I'm so used to people saying horrid things about me, not to mention being all too aware (and having much too good recall) of occasions where I didn't live up to my own high standards, I daresay I don't always give myself enough credit.
On the other hand, I also know I've lost a lot of my capacity for patience over the years, so maybe my self-assessment is just right.
Speaking of me, where the hell am I? I've only seen myself in one thread so far.
Ah, speak of the devil. This appears to be the genesis post of the page about Vaporizing a Small Town.
A little blurb on aircraft versus tanks. I want a tank with engage-able antigravs on it. Best of both worlds, baby.
But really, if your shields are basically a super-wall, and your opponents are firing weapons capable of causing huge craters just from hitting the shield, a ground vehicle will be annoying because you'll always be climbing out of craters.
That's what inflationists never seem to think about in regards to the Hoth battle. They want nuclear yields all the time, but none of the snow ever melts, and the AT-AT hull never even gets so much as warm so near as can be observed. Even Luke's crash site didn't just boil away from under him . . . and the Imperials stepped on it, so they evidently didn't expect a problem either.
Ah, here I am again. I don't know which, but it appears Wayne Poe had gone to a lot of trouble to try to counter one of my "Incomplete" pages, which sounds very much like the way Brian Young recently tried to do the same thing. Also, there's discussion of Poe having been banned from STrek-v-SWars.Net. I didn't remember that.
And, boom. Here's one of the pages of the "Scaling of Imperial Destroyers" thread. Looks to be page 8.
Since I've skipped ahead, I know there are at least one or two more pages available, too. Can't wait to read that.