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Better Warp-Factor method...

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    TelFan7

    [1]Feb 28, 2007
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    the cubed-method as in TOS (no upper limit), or the TNG method in which WF10 was the top (unreachable) limit in which if you did reach you could get anywhere instantly?

    Yes in TOS the ship on it's own could not get above WF9, but there were episodes with help where they went up to 11 and even 14.  In TNG 9.2 I think (I'll have to check or someone can say) is the highest for the ship, but 9.8 seems highest overall, and 10 is said to be unreachable.

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    alex20020712

    [2]Feb 28, 2007
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    They use a different scale, so TOS warp 5 is not the same as TNG warp 5.
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    TelFan7

    [3]Mar 2, 2007
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    alex20020712 wrote:
    They use a different scale, so TOS warp 5 is not the same as TNG warp 5.

    I KNOW THAT!! TOS is cubed and TNG is? So you just made a pointless comment! What I'm asking is which method do you prefer? Of course they're different or I wouldn't be asking.

    Edited on 03/02/2007 5:13pm
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    alex20020712

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    TelFan7 wrote:
    I KNOW THAT!! TOS is cubed and TNG is? So you just made a pointless comment! What I'm asking is which method do you prefer? Of course they're different or I wouldn't be asking.


    You need to calm down. What is the point of the question? How can one curve be "better" than the other?
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    TelFan7

    [5]Mar 2, 2007
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    alex20020712 wrote:
    TelFan7 wrote:
    I KNOW THAT!! TOS is cubed and TNG is? So you just made a pointless comment! What I'm asking is which method do you prefer? Of course they're different or I wouldn't be asking.


    You need to calm down. What is the point of the question? How can one curve be "better" than the other?


    The point is very simple and obvious. Since there are two methods which one do you prefer? Why is this so hard for you to comprehend? Of course one can be "better" than the other! One has a topspeed and the other doesn't, get it?
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    alex20020712

    [6]Mar 3, 2007
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    TelFan7 wrote:
    The point is very simple and obvious. Since there are two methods which one do you prefer? Why is this so hard for you to comprehend? Of course one can be "better" than the other! One has a topspeed and the other doesn't, get it?


    Wrong. The TOS scale is linear. The TNG scale is exponential. TNG's warp 9.99999.... would be just as fast as any TOS warp factor.
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    supperkat

    [7]Mar 26, 2007
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    The Enterprise went to Warp factor ten TOS
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