View Single Post
Old September 25 2012, 11:46 PM   #16
Xhiandra
Lieutenant Commander
 
Xhiandra's Avatar
 
Re: Why were ships so fragile in DS9

Purely aesthetical reasons: those large-scale battles would've looked very silly if all Ships were standing still shooting at Shield bubbles for 5 minutes before one dropped down.

To have movement, you need to mow down some of the Ships pretty fast, so the Defiant can carve up foes with its forward-facing weapons while manoeuvering around.

Slow battles with Shields are fine when there are few Ships and the story requires time to ponder options, but for large-scale battles it wouldn't look right.
Xhiandra is offline   Reply With Quote