Edited by: ShahFluffers on 08/08/2011 05:58:27
I'd like to point something out here... according to the lore, when the EVE gate collapsed and stranded/starved all the colonies that would later become the "4 playable races" of New Eden the "Terrans" (see: "Earth People") were FAR more advanced than we are now. The Jovians are the exception, having maintained most (but not all) of their technology after the collapse.
It's taken us a little under 20,000 years from that incident to go from the "dark ages," where we had little technology, to where we are now.
Check out this trailer
from a few expansions back... go to 1:27 and see what happens when a battleship fires a modified "Terran" jump drive as a weapon.