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Heknai
Gallente
Damage Unlimited Inc
AN EYE F0R AN EYE
Posted - 2007.09.25 17:37:00 - [1]
 

I've recently thought about how we warp around to complete missions and warp back to the station to collect our reward. According to the theory of relativity the agent would be long dead and there probably would be no reward to claim! lol..that always bothered me in star trek when the enterprise would dock with earth and everyone would go see their families..bleh. Fiction ftw! Shocked

Theo Samaritan
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2007.09.25 17:40:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: Heknai
I've recently thought about how we warp around to complete missions and warp back to the station to collect our reward. According to the theory of relativity the agent would be long dead and there probably would be no reward to claim! lol..that always bothered me in star trek when the enterprise would dock with earth and everyone would go see their families..bleh. Fiction ftw! Shocked


Ah but warp is FTL, therefore time does not follow known RL theories.

Brutor Shaun
Posted - 2007.09.25 17:44:00 - [3]
 

Surely when you're warping one way you're going forward in time, so when you warp back you're going backwards in timeWink


Tortun Nahme
Minmatar
Umbra Synergy
Posted - 2007.09.25 17:49:00 - [4]
 

sigh

why are these common misconceptions so common?

Illyria Ambri
SMASH Alliance
Posted - 2007.09.25 18:04:00 - [5]
 

All the agents you see are simply clones of the first agent.

Star Trek was just stupid 90% of the time and should never be used as an example

Miriyana
Gallente
tr0pa de elite
Triumvirate.
Posted - 2007.09.25 18:05:00 - [6]
 

warping even though it is faster than light travel.

the speed of light = 0.00200398707 Astronomical Units / second

It technically is not in eve's universe.

Winters Chill
Amarr
Ministry of War
Posted - 2007.09.25 18:18:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Heknai
I've recently thought about how we warp around to complete missions and warp back to the station to collect our reward. According to the theory of relativity the agent would be long dead and there probably would be no reward to claim! lol..that always bothered me in star trek when the enterprise would dock with earth and everyone would go see their families..bleh. Fiction ftw! Shocked



I pity your lack of imagination.

Warp drives are not relativistic near speed of light drives. Warp drives are narrative devices to get around present mainstream scientific theory that you can't go faster than the speed of light relatively without using an infinate amount of energy (ofcourse the aliens will tell you this is bull). This saves you staring at a starfield for 25 months while you wait for the cast and/or your character to reach its goal.

Laura Steel
Minmatar
The Chaotic Order
Void.
Posted - 2007.09.25 18:22:00 - [8]
 

Warping space is more like a 'tunnel', shortcut kind of thing, rather than fast speed.

Whatsit, an Einstein-Rosen bridge. Its not faster than light in the tunnel.

Occara
Posted - 2007.09.25 18:34:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Laura Steel
Warping space is more like a 'tunnel', shortcut kind of thing, rather than fast speed.

Whatsit, an Einstein-Rosen bridge. Its not faster than light in the tunnel.


Relativisticly it shouldn't matter though.

The real answer is that it's just a game, get over it ;)

Alurexar
Aliastra
Posted - 2007.09.25 18:50:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Alurexar on 25/09/2007 18:50:27
Edited by: Alurexar on 25/09/2007 18:50:15
Game where many things are based on science and human observation of cosmos, based on science is not the same as ...its true or possible

Amateratsu
Caldari
The Pegasus Project
Posted - 2007.09.25 18:52:00 - [11]
 


Because in reality your ship is not traveling faster then light...

Warp Drives fold space reducing the distance the ship has to travel to reach its destination, and therefore the amount of time needed to get there.

Hence relativity does not come into effectVery Happy

Pirate Tom
Posted - 2007.09.25 19:03:00 - [12]
 

This article talks about the onboard FTL drives (warp drive).
It's not an einstein-rosen bridge (that'd be the stargate).
Are you technically going faster than light if you accelerate the light around you as well? Well, that's depends on which light you're going faster than =)
Scientists have successfully made sound go faster than sound, theoretically possible for light to go faster than light.
Oh yes and one more important fact... EVE online is a game that sometimes ignores realistic physics (bumping, etc) in favor of gameplay.

Q.) What if I want a more realistic game experience even if it makes the game harder to play?
A.) Get a vast majority of subscribers (not just forum junkies) to agree with you and figure out how to code it properly and it might be considered. The desires of a handful of players do not speak for the masses, and I assure you most players don't want a degree in theoretical physics to be required to have some fun with a game.

Sheriff Jones
Amarr
Clinical Experiment
Posted - 2007.09.25 19:06:00 - [13]
 

But, the science of the 23rd MILLENIA, surely has bonked a couple of thousand scientific "facts", some even three times, over the years.


 

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