General Question (All Reply Please)

General Question (All Reply Please)

Postby BigJKU316 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:32 am

How hard would it be for the average power to produce an Omega Weapon? I got to thinking about this with the non-proliferation treaty in Beta and the ease with which someone is apparently making Trilithium. How hard would it be to make some sort of Omega Burst weapon? Could it be put together in a pinch by a competent engineer/science team or are we talking years and years of research? I figured someone would ask me in Alpha or Staplic in Beta at some point and since there is not much information I wanted to know what others think on the issue.
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Re: General Question (All Reply Please)

Postby stitch626 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:34 am

Well, considering no power has been able to stabilize the Omega molecule, my guess would be years of research and lots of pretty explosions.
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Re: General Question (All Reply Please)

Postby Sonic Glitch » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:37 am

stitch626 wrote:Well, considering no power has been able to stabilize the Omega molecule, my guess would be years of research and lots of pretty explosions.

Seems about right
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Postby Mark » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:56 am

And destroying subspace around a research facility in your own space doesn't sound like a great idea.
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Re: General Question (All Reply Please)

Postby Deepcrush » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:56 am

Is it possible to research yes, is it stable... Hello-kitty to the no.
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Postby Mark » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:05 am

Unless we steal it from someone who stablized it 8)
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Re: General Question (All Reply Please)

Postby Tyyr » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:06 am

Yeah, I don't really see any way that it could be weaponized. The first time you have an oops at the research facility you won't hear from it again for a few decades.
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Re: General Question (All Reply Please)

Postby Lt. Staplic » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:57 pm

Well there are two different phases here as I see it 1)Production 2) Weaponization

Production simply entails being able to create an Omega molecule. I see this as a simple process, but it will still require years of research in a dedicated facility. The problem here then becomes stabilization.

Stabilization is pretty much the same as weaponization. Once stable it can be moved and detonated. This is the SUPER tricky part. Stabilization requires trials, however if you mess up a trial that area of space just became impassable at Warp. the chance of successfully stabilizing it are slim.

Success is huge as you would be able to stop warp travel where you wanted to forever. Failure is almost certain doom as it will back fire big time and likely force everyone against you.
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