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If light turbolasers have trouble hitting targets manuevering at 20 km/s, then I think it stands to reason that a Venator's heavy turbolasers will have difficulty hitting a Carrier moving 10 km/s. This seems significantly faster than the capital ships Venator usually engage.
How fast are they? All ships in the game (at least according to the game mechanics) are capable of atmospheric extraction. The top sublight speed of Venators are about 10 km/s as well (how could Yoda's Venator fly from the surface of Coruscant to the surface of Kashyyyk without going fast enough to go out of the gravity well?)
Maybe if we magnify the ISD figure (from which I estimated the Venator's shield capacity) by five (because the first method was assuming I used one shot of trench guns per second during 30 minutes) then it would give (5*1800*250TJ=2,250,000 TJ) then the Venator's shields are between 500-1500 PJ (119,61-358,85 megatons). It would require more volleys, assuming a 475-kiloton rocket, but the Protoss still have a chance.
Correct. I know Venators have less powerful shields, but I assumed so only because of volume. Venators are 1,137 meters long and Imperators are 1,600 meters long (if not contradicted by the movies) and have the same general outlines (though basic examination would determine that they have significantly different volume, Imperators being more voluminous, don't know by how much)
Anyway, the battle takes place in open space, in Hiigara's high orbit. In high orbit, you don't need to fly at 10 km/s to fight accurately. And 10 km/s is too fast to make Interceptors take off.
Sorry if I used game mechanics again. Carriers' shields can withstand eighteen rockets. They can withstand 18*475 KT = 8,550 KT (2 shots at setting-7 from the heavy turbolaser)
But I did debate alongside the creator of that site. The foes were rabid Warsies, and quite rabid at that. One may compare the pro-Trek and the pro-Wars debaters to radiation. The pro-Trek are like alpha rays, slightly positive (they are lightly biased), the pro-Wars are like beta rays, massively negative (they are heavily biased). Correct me if I'm wrong, please.