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thespyofcharles
March 26th, 2005, 05:02 PM
the goa'uld should improve their technology... as advanced as they are... they can't even shoot sg'1 from airborne fighters while they are running around on the ground... sg1 has gotten away countless times because they couldn't shoot a moving target with their staff weapons, either in the hands of a jaffa or on a death glider... our technology- guns, missiles, are accurate because they're designed to kill, unlike the weapons of terror of the goa'uld, like jack said in "allegiance". Yes, goa'uld weapons are designed to terrorize, and yes, putting in automatic targeting systems into their weapons would get the jaffa thinking about technology isn't of serving their gods, but jeez... they can't shoot... lol

Metonic
March 26th, 2005, 05:14 PM
This is what happens when you put p90's against muskets.

If one shot misses one of the bullets following it will hit. Also... Guns are not intended to kill in war, they are intended to disarm the enemy so that they must stay in hospital or die from wounds, lol my history teacher told me that, i cracked up. ?

Anyway... Staffs are close range weapons, if u wanna shoot the guy in the face thats what their for. The zats are better suited for all other shooting purposes, atleast better suited than staffs.

Why did they hook staffs to gliders? they stole tech, that doesnt make them smart. They should of put zats on it, Zats would shoot faster and knock them out so the jaffa can blast their faces in.

Giantevilhead
March 26th, 2005, 05:47 PM
The Goa'uld don't really need short range weapons since in a real war they can just nuke everything from space.

_Owen_
March 26th, 2005, 05:57 PM
the goa'uld use staff weapons on the gliders because a big explosion of dirt and fire is scarier than a blue pulse it is true the goa'uld should have rethought thier weaponary the minute they saw us as a threat, they never really had a threat before so they just used thier weapons to scare people and make them think that they were gods

buckner
March 26th, 2005, 05:59 PM
The goauld were to cocky to change their technology when they meet us. So now they have suffered the consequences.

Osiris-RA
March 26th, 2005, 05:59 PM
the goa'uld use staff weapons on the gliders because a big explosion of dirt and fire is scarier than a blue pulse it is true the goa'uld should have rethought thier weaponary the minute they saw us as a threat, they never really had a threat before so they just used thier weapons to scare people and make them think that they were gods
Yep. Besides, you have to admit, those hand devices are short of pure genius!!

_Owen_
March 26th, 2005, 06:04 PM
besides what were the goa'uld going to switch thier technology to they steal all of thier technology and they basicaly cleaned out the universe, then if they did that they would have to train millions of jaffa to use the new weapons, when they are already experts with the old one, and the jaffa would question them as gods, why would a god need to change its technology to defeat an enemy it's a god it is suposed to be more powerful than everything else already

buckner
March 26th, 2005, 06:12 PM
wow that was really good owen

_Owen_
March 26th, 2005, 06:22 PM
thanks buckner

Wandering Tamer
March 26th, 2005, 06:45 PM
i also think a reason is that the go'auld never really needed weapons to kill, just terrorize. I think this is mentioned in the warrior. So, the weapons did what they were needed for. For everything else, they had sheer numbers and the people they ruled would stand and die without rally running, so the weapons worked. until they faced a society with weapons meant to kill and not scare. that would be us.

_Owen_
March 26th, 2005, 07:19 PM
basicaly the goa'uld were overconfident and didnt have anywere left to steal from so even if they did want to change thier weapons they had no one else to get weapons

6thMonolith
April 8th, 2005, 03:57 PM
Yup. The Goa'ud do change technology, but very slowly. Just think of Ra's Pyrimid ship, and how it was replaced by the Ha'tak. I personally think that the Goa'uld, in their new situation, should make some more effective weapons for distruction, not just terror. Some unmanned ships and projectile weapons would do, I think.

Tain
April 8th, 2005, 07:22 PM
I always assumed that the "guard" jaffa, the ones with the helmets, had some kind of staff aiming aid in the helmets. I mean the glowing eyes show some kind of technology is at work in those things.

Vetesn
April 10th, 2005, 03:09 PM
besides what were the goa'uld going to switch thier technology to they steal all of thier technology and they basicaly cleaned out the universe, then if they did that they would have to train millions of jaffa to use the new weapons, when they are already experts with the old one, and the jaffa would question them as gods, why would a god need to change its technology to defeat an enemy it's a god it is suposed to be more powerful than everything else already

Considering there are technologically superior races like the Aschen, Nox, and once upon a time the Tollan out there I don't think they've cleaned out anything.

If the Jaffa didn't lose faith after seeing how useless their gods "magic" was against SG teams I don't see how being given something better would hurt.

Maybe if they had some inspired leadership they could've discussed rearmament during one of those posturing filled System Lord meetings.

Crazedwraith
April 12th, 2005, 01:27 PM
You want inaccuracy? Try the Death glider cannon used in the fifth man. The blast goes off at an angle to where hte barrels pointing!

SG Zero
April 13th, 2005, 06:50 PM
The Goa'uld haven't faced a major threat until they met the Tau'ri, but each Goa'uld believe they are gods at this point believing they were all-powerful. Their pride wouldn't have allowed them to change anything, or they would have taken an ego boost themselves. Besides when the Tau'ri eliminated another Goa'uld, another one would laugh assuming that Goa'uld was weak anyway and deserved to die then assuming he/she could handle it. It is more of a pride thing.

Anubis, Ba'al, and so forth all have shown their abilities to create new tech... Why don't any of the gliders or any other ships seem to show improvement? There's no reason to upgrade them, gliders are barely used in battle since a mothership can take them all down. There does not seem to be very many battles fought in space excpet between Goa'uld to Goa'uld, but that just comes down to the power of the motherships. The gliders are probably not fitted with any automatic sequences in the event it is stolen and be used against the system lord. Apophus had a device to have the X-202 return when taken or downed... They feared that an uprising could confiscate these weapons and use it against them if they were not in their mothership at the time.

aAnubiSs
April 13th, 2005, 08:11 PM
The Gliders are too weak to spend time upgrading. Either you can dominate a primitive race using gliders, or they have shields and it won't matter how many gliders you have, since they have low firepower and no shields. Therefore it's better to divert all resources in Ha'tak upgrades, and minor Al'kesh ones. The Al'kesh seems to be quite powerful, and it got turreted weapons :)

_Owen_
April 19th, 2005, 07:41 AM
I agree with the previous post, also I believe that the Goa'uld need to spend more time devolping completly new weapons, seeing as there weapons aren't effective anymore. If they come at us with something that we have never seen before, they have a good chance of beating us. Also they need to find a vaccine for that Goa'uld killing drug.

Owen Macri

Hywel
April 19th, 2005, 08:00 AM
What's with the way the cannons are mounted on the gliders anyway? I realise they're made for terrorizing, but wouldn't it be much better to have cannons that can fire to an angle between them both rather than straight ahead? All it would take would be a slight adjustment. The way they're set up now mean the blasts usually hit either side of their target.

_Owen_
April 19th, 2005, 09:24 AM
That is because most of the time they just want to scare the enemy, by shooting around them, if they killed them, then they wouldn't be able to be scared. It is one of the finer points of thier technology that they have not updated since they assesed us as a threat.

Owen Macri

Vetesn
April 19th, 2005, 07:23 PM
Now that the Goa'uld are in hiding and likely to be deploying smaller forces it would be nice if they'd get better weapons next season. They no longer have legions of Jaffa armed with a crappy arsenal and meant to overwhelm their enemy with numbers. I'd like to see what kind of equipment could be made with technology as advanced as theirs.

_Owen_
April 19th, 2005, 07:35 PM
That would be a nice turn in the storyline.

Owen Macri