|Reviews for A Clashing of Ways|
| hornet07 chapter 5 . 9/7/2013
Sangheili have 4 fingers, well 2 fingers and two thumbs to be precise. I lol'd at their original names. I also want to say thank you for being the first EVER writer that makes the Illusive Man not evil in a Halo crossover. Everyone else just makes him confrontational and warmongering, causing war with the Council. This guy is actually doing his job of preventing war.
I also like the fact that you made the Council seem competent and not moronic. Finally a compassionate asari that wants peace and doesn't have underhanded schemes to dominate the "lesser" races through politics. I always hated how people made Tevos out to be a condescending and arrogant bitch. In the game she always struck me as a pacifist with no hidden agenda.
Sparatus is calm and level-headed. What do you know, turians CAN be reasonable. Valern is as I expected, smart and pragmatic, not lacking deviousness and cunning but not using them for subjugating his enemies either. Merely preparing in case of war. Please don't have the Council go into a cold war with the SA, trying to sabotage/steal their tech to catch up. That's just too paranoid of them. If the SA don't wipe them out when they can, they should feel safe. They should instead seek to better relations between themselves.
Ok, enough of my raving thoughts. Another great chapter up. Unfortunately, I've already reached the halfway point to the latest one :((
| hornet07 chapter 4 . 9/7/2013
The UNSC can win as long as they have near the same numbers? It took 4 frigates and a destroyer to annihilate the turians. Perhaps if the turians had only dreadnoughts and the UNSC only frigates then it would be as the Assembly said. I think they are greatly overestimating the turians.
And good job keeping to facts. Namley, HaloME in terms of size and power. Thank God you didn't take to nerfing the UNSC.
| ProjektNemesis7 chapter 11 . 9/7/2013
Man you've been gone a while, but it's good to see that your still writing this story.
| CelticReaper chapter 11 . 9/7/2013
yay! update! WHOO! etc
now give me another one!
| hornet07 chapter 3 . 9/7/2013
I may not be a math professor, but I think I may have to correct you. I hope you bear with me cause I had to do some rough calculations and comparisons.
Let's take the Paris-class frigate as an example because it's the biggest. Its dimensions are 535 199 112 (length width depth) meters. Now let's try and calculate how much its belly armor would weigh. I will be generous with a large margin of error because I don't know exactly just how much of the belly is completely rectangular for easy calculation. So I'm gonna calculate the weight of a piece of armor measuring 450 150 0,6 (length width thickness). Agree with me so far? Frigate armor thickness is 60 cm or 0,6 m.
The volume of this slab of armor would be 450*150*0,6 40.500 c.m. (cubic meters; I don't know how to write the number for cubic on the upper right). Now the density of titanium, which the armor is made of, is 4,54 tons per cubic meter. So the weight of this piece of armor is 40.500*4,54 183.870 tons. And remember, this is just a conservative number with a large margin AND it's only the bottom portion of a frigate's armor. Add the other parts as well as everything inside the ship itself and a frigate may very well weigh somewhere between 500.000 and 1.000.000 tons. I have no idea how you came up with the idea that a frigate weighed a maximum of 2400 tons. This thing is as tall as a skyscraper, wider and more voluminous by far, and is made out of dense titanium.
Okay, we've established the rough weight. Again, taking a margin, let's say the thing weighs 500.000 tons. How does a 600 ton slug feel now? A quarter of the ship at least? It's hardly noticeable. If you're worried by the size if not by the weight of the slugs, here's how it is. I assume the slugs are spherical in shape. If they are, because of how heavy tungsten is, a 600 ton tungsten sphere would be 3,8 meters in diameter. Yep. That small, well, relatively. With that small a size and weight, a frigate could comfortably house at least a hundred of these and they would only weigh about 100th of the frigate's weight.
Now that I've hopefully proven to you that 600 ton slugs can actually be fit inside a frigate, I will talk about their yields. You are correct that 30 km/s amounts to shit in space, so I understand why you would want to change the speed. But the speed you posted to equalize the destruction is wrong for a 5 ton slug. The formula for kinetic energy is mass (in kg) * speed2 (in m/s) divided by 2. The result is measured in joules. If you want to find out how many kilotons (kt), divide the joules by .000. So let's calculate the normal values of a MAC first.
600.000 kg * 30.000 m/s * 30.000 m/s /2 .000 joules. That's 270 trillion joules. In kt, it would be 270 trillion / 4.184 billion roughly 64,53 kt. I've done the math for a slug weighing 5 tons traveling at a speed of 3600 km/s. Its yield is 7743,78 kt. That's not equal to a standard MAC, it's 120 times more powerful. If you want the power to stay the same at 64,53 kt with a 5 ton MAC, the speed should be 328.633 m/s, basically 328 km/s.
I hope that was enlightening. If you care enough about numbers making sense, please change them. If not, well I'm content with just watching the MAC guns f**k up the turians and eventually the reapers.
Good stuff. I'm enjoying this fic a lot because there is no ME wanking involved. I hate it when someone claims ME tech is better than Halo or worse, when they deliberately nerf Halo and empower ME just to have balance. Doing that destroys the purpose of the crossover and it's insulting to both series.
| SPECIALGUY chapter 3 . 9/7/2013
Actually a 600 ton tungsten carbide projectile isnt that crazy to fire from a ship that has decks capable of holding multiple tanks and armored vehicles in a relatively open space on what is considered a frigate. 600 ton tungsten carbide is about 27 cubic meters so 2-3 average sized dumptrucks giver or take a bit. That said if they're firing tungsten carbide coated depleted uranium its even less outrageous
| Specterman626 chapter 11 . 9/7/2013
Medi-gel is better then Bio-foam because it accelerates healing. Bio-foam is a super patch kit for the body preventing further blood-loss by sealing the wound and blocking severed blood vessels.
| hornet07 chapter 2 . 9/6/2013
Aaaand the turians just got dumber. Assuming this planet is the only one inhabited by the enemy. It always amuses me how they just reach stupid conclusions on the fly with almost no credible facts presented. But you did portray them accurately. This is the way they are in canon Mass Effect so it's not bashing.
I'm glad you posted the acronyms. Sometimes, I'm confused about the different terms and OCs thrown around. So thanks for your initiative and foresight.
| hornet07 chapter 1 . 9/6/2013
Turians are morons either way. They open fire on people because they're afraid of what lies behind the relay. The idiots don't realize that the very people they fire upon are from BEHIND the relay. Where else could they come from when they are completely alien and are standing right beside the relay. Hopeless birds...
| Darthtatersalad chapter 10 . 9/6/2013
Due to curiosity I looked up the difference between Spartan II's and IV's. The differences are not small but not to large of a gap either. There seem to be only three differences. The Spartan II's were:
1) Trained from young age which would allow for greater experience and skill.
2) Were given dangerous biological enhancements via surgery and injection.
3) Given neural interfaces that allowed them to house starship grade AI such as Cortana.
The differences are rather small considering the latter two can be replicated through the use of technology or improving the surgeries to be less dangerous. This means the only real edge any Spartan II or III has or IV's are experience and skill which both can be gained through hard work.
Another thing is that most people seem to hold Spartan II's up to the Master Chief's level when it implied and shown many times over that he was badass even by Spartan II standards.
As such I must agree with the author when he stated Spartan IV's and II's are almost the same.
| Guest chapter 11 . 9/6/2013
So Levana is a Forerunner AI, right?
And she is going to help bring about the Reclamation of Humanity, right?
| Blinded in a bolthole chapter 11 . 9/6/2013
If I haven't said it already, I think it's a good time to point it out: Compared to Haloverse, the MEverse's populated galaxy is VERY tiny. In fact the 800 human-controlled worlds possibly outnumber worlds of even Prothean Empire (which was larger than the whole known galaxy during ME3).
When you use the name "HK" and the word "Meatbag" you should at least try too make the guy sound (if not look) like the actual HK unite.
Also the whole Halo side of the deal are rather angry and completely intolerant. I thought they would pick better people for their "peaceful" contact rather than a bunch of agree patriots. And giving the Council Agents a Heads Up before shouting at them for breaking the rule would have been nice.
The general attitude of the SA is threaten and intimidate. From the looks of it I would not be surprised if their general view is "We assimilate the council if we can" and I think the Council would be worried and rightfully so.
| Commissar Critical chapter 11 . 9/6/2013
Were the asari created for what I hope/think they were?
| Hiei-Uchiha chapter 11 . 9/6/2013
An excellent story that definitely has me on the edge. I'm especially curious as the who Levana represents. Still, lol, even though Master Chief is in this story, I truly hope that when the mass effect arc appears, that we actually get Shepard as the main focus. Though, I definitely wouldn't mind seeing Master Chief kick a lil ass and take a few new names in cameo appearances, lol. Mmm, a biotic Spartan Shepard, whee! Lol, anyways, continue the great work and I will definitely continue to follow and review your story!
| Superemopowerz chapter 11 . 9/6/2013
Is she a Forerunner?