Anyone notice how the farther back in time you go in Star Wars the better the technology gets? This is a discussion for such technologies.. SW4 & 6 vs. KOTOR "Orbital Bombardment" So in Star Wars episode IV, they had this thing called the Death Star. It was a hude round superweapon from hell that could eliminate a planet in an instand, leaving no survivors to tell of the tale.. This is how they're going to strike 'fear' into the heart of the Galaxy.. In Episode VI they tried rebuilding it even when it was blatently obvious that the people didn't want that to happen.. And then (at the request of the Black Sun's Prince Xizor) they gave their enemy the plans to this massive weapon so that they could 'attempt' to destroy it yet a second time.. Whoops.. Now we go to KOTOR.. 4k years before either station was concieved, you have the Sith lords.. Their ships not only look more advanced and seem to be lined with as many guns as a Star Destroyer, but they use them all! Not only do they use them, but they anihilate most of the population of an entire planet in one assault with a dozen or so ships.. Survivors are left terrified and alone on a no desolate world. Not only is it more effective in the 'fear-factor', but you try taking out a dozen ships who don't have to take 2 years to get into position.. Boom, out of hyperspace, in position adn firing within 5 minutes.
I didn't make it!
its not really better technology everything is just newer and shinier. ! Dont judge a book by its cover methinks hmmmm.
Shiny and better looking may it be but more effective i think it not!
It's just the problem of doing a prelude 20 years later.
Okay, the republic and faster than light space travel existed for thousands of years in the star wars series, so dont you think they may have hit a technology plateau at some point, which is why they havent changed much?
I'm not talking a out a lack of change.. (Wow can't believe someone brought this one back from the dead). I'm talkin about the fact that technology seems to get less sophisticated as time goes by..