(OOC) Science Peeves
Decades ago, Gene Roddenberry used the relatively new concept of matter-energy teleportation in Star Trek, purely to get around the fact that having a shuttlecraft appear to land on every planet in every episode would bankrupt the show.
Now, quantum teleportation is becoming a reality because science geeks demanded specifics, and later desired to make such things reality.
Good science makes for good science fiction through forward thought and inspiration.
Recently at Fanfest, CCP Tony G said at a panel that it peeved him that a ship can utilize seemingly unidirectional device like a stargate in an omnidirectional fashion, without there being an explination of how or why.
This was given as an example, and I am sure that he and those like him feel strongly that such things should be properly addressed in canon. It shows a lack of inspiration on behalf of CCP, who continually say they want to create the ultimate science-fiction simulator.
We barely have the fiction for that, much less the science.
I have been pondering joining the Mercury team since talking to Tony that day, and that conversation is ongoing. What I would like now is for my readers to point out the science holes in EvE that most annoy them, and challenge me to patch them up. Each hole presented will be given its own post as to allow for a proper explination and debate.
Those post will be given the header (SCI).
As for the issue that Tony himself brought up, that will be my first challenge.