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    Why the zebec is more expensive than other ships ?
    The roundship is for example more efficace in battle and in merchantile travel ... Do are a cultural reason ? ( in Khinasi's culture ship is more expensive ? )

    thanks for your anwers

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    Arius Vistoon writes:



    > Why the zebec is more expensive than other ships ?The roundship is for example more efficace in battle and in merchantile travel ... Do are a cultural reason ? ( in Khinasi's culture ship is more expensive ? )



    I think that`s the intent. The roundship being primarily a Brecht vessel,

    while the zebec is Khinasi, and the Brecht are described as a more seafaring

    race. I think the idea, however, is more than the Brecht are able to build

    ships more cheaply rather than to portray the Khinasi as being worse than

    normal. Other races have ship costs that are more in line with them.



    Gary

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    Arius Vistoon schrieb:

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    > Arius Vistoon wrote:

    > Why the zebec is more expensive than other ships ?The roundship is for example more efficace

    in battle and in merchantile travel ... Do are a cultural reason ? ( in

    Khinasi's culture

    ship is more expensive ? )thanks for your anwers



    In 2E there were two reasons:

    1) The Khinasi are mentioned that they build the Zhebec only for war and

    not for trade (p. 7 The Seas of Cerilia), which would mean that it ought

    to be the best warship around as other nations don´t build ships so

    exclusively for war but as multipurposeships, also for trade.

    2) The Zhebec is the fastest warship in 2E with a maneuverability class

    of A which no other warship has (galleon or Roundship have B making them

    slower)



    Sadly the 2E combat system did not allow the Zhebec to actually make use

    of "best warship around". Sure it can choose when to fight, as it can

    in wind outrun every other ship. But using the 2E combat system it is

    weaker in boarding actions than the Galleon (Zhebec 4 to Galleon 5) and

    it´s missile rating is lower than the Roundships (3 to 4).



    Now if the "facing" of the ship would matter as to where the ship can

    actually fire it´s "missile rating" THEN the Zhebec could with it´s

    superior speed choose where to strike and dance around the other slower

    ships...

    bye

    Michael

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