Su, Rodrick (rsu@tigana.com)
Fri, 1 Oct 1999 16:02:09 -0700


Even there, a Newtype will still have an unfair edge due to their ability to
pickup other people's empathy.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joaquin & Linette Torres [mailto:jltorres@bellsouth.net]
> Sent: Friday, October 01, 1999 3:56 PM
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: Re: [gundam] Newtype was RE: Char & Amuro during 0083
>
>
> 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 [mailto:johnny_raiden@hotmail.com]
> > >
> > >
> > > >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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