Joaquin & Linette Torres (
Fri, 01 Oct 1999 18:55:54 -0400

I think Paul was referring to how NewTypes would fair in flight simulators, not
simulated combat in MS's.

My two yen,

Joaquin Torres

"Su, Rodrick" wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Paul Fields []
> >
> >
> > >Ah, the Alex isn't a newtype MS, is a MS for beings with
> > fast reflexes.
> >
> > Actually the NT in NT-1 does mean NewType
> > you need to be a NewType, with sixth sense
> > like powers in order to really use the extra
> > speed.
> >
> > Amuro was indeed just being a normal person
> > in 0083, but Char well he was probably on his
> > way to becoming Quattro Bagina...
> RX-78NT1 is not a typical Newtype MS in the usual sense. At the time,
> Federation has much less understanding of what a NT is, unlike Zeon who has
> created the Flanagan Institute to study and utilize Newtype power. Since
> the only known Newtype Feds has is Amuro, and he got classified because they
> don't know how to catagorize him, who is complaining about being faster than
> his mobile suit, they basically engineered a mobile suit to his need, which
> is a suit much faster than a just out of basic training pilot like Christina
> Mackenzie can handle. But it should work just fine for experience pilots.
> The newtype mobile suit in the usual sense have features that normal pilots
> cannot use, such as the bio-sensor (for better ms-pilot interaction), bits
> and funnels (totally useless unless you have the brain power to stear them).
> > To take the NT thing even further, I'd like a
> > vote, how many people think NewTypes get their
> > asses kicked in Flight Simulators, there is not
> > much the machine is going to tell them about the
> > opponent they are facing the way a person gives
> > themselves away, sneaking up on a NewType, but
> > the NT always seems to sense them...
> >
> If it's a realtime simulation against other pilots, a NT pilots should do
> just fine. I believe that a good deal of NT's intuitive foresight is
> nothing more than their ability to sense and broadcast empathy. In a
> realtime simluation, they can still pick that up from the other pilots.
> However, against an AI opponent, they would loose that edge.
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