Mass EffectStarshipOverview - Medium Size Dreadnoughts, Cruisers and Frigates.
Since thelargerships such as theReaper,the collectorsortheDestinyAscensionmakethe other shipsratherin the shadows,here againan overview of themid sizeshipsof theMass Effectuniverse.
To a large extentthe sizeare purelyestimates, as there arevirtually noofficial data. I use some of the game models and there ingame model size as well as screenshots from the cinematics to compare the ships. But unfortunatelythesizesdont match even in the cinematics. I try to compensate the mix between codex entrys and the sizes from the cinematics.
If you haveadditions,message me,I dont bite.
Most of the ships are rendered in 3d Max 10 I used some reference pictures from Reaper Slaughter Ship and Volus Dreadnought by Slaughter Ship retextured by me. Turian Dreadnought by Cerberus Dreadnought, Cerberus Frigate, Turian Frigate and Alamo class by Lord Set Mass Effect is (c) by Bioware & EA
I have made three more Mass Effect Size Comparison charts: - Capital Starship Side View Comparison: fav.me/d71w1tm - Capital Starship Top View Comparison: fav.me/d72ok4w - Station and Big Ships Comparison: fav.me/d75wz9l
I have a question: for the ships whose lengths have either been stated in the Codex, or have been directly mentioned in dialogue, like the Geth dreadnought being 30% larger than an Alliance dreadnought, why did you try to extrapolate their sizes from what was seen on the screen instead of using the numbers already presented for them?
I have tryed to use any data the games gives us. These are the ingame models, the cinematic videos and the codex. But for the most ships these data dont match. For the Geth Dreadnought i have three more or less official data. First the game model. Compared to other ingame models it is 1066 m. Second, Edis comments about the Dread and the codex says it is 30 precent larger than an Alliance Dread. So, we have at least 2 Dreadnought for the Alliance. The 1 km one and the older 888 m one. Which one is takennowbest known for thecalculation? And the third data wecantake from the cinematic scene. In there the Dreadnough is realy big. Compared to the Normandy and the Quarian ships it must be around 2 km.
Well, the Geth Dreadnought is ofc bigger than 1066 m since it's supposedly 30% larger than an alliance dreadnought. (And they DO mean length as they state the main gun would be much stronger because of it, and ME guns strength comes from the length of the gun, not the tonnage of the ship the gun is mounted upon.) So the size of the GD would be somewhere in the range of 1275-1325 m. (for simple approximation rules sake)
Yeah, i know that. The Geth Dreadnought is together with the Destiny Ascension the biggest problem. My date was from the game model itself. Compared to other ingame models the ship is 1066 m. I know, this is not right, but it was the first size data i have for the dread to the time i made this comparison. From the comment of Edi the Dread must be around 1300 m. And then there is a third size data. If you compared the quarian cruisers in the battle cinematics against the Geth Dreadnought you see, that the dread must be alot bigger than 1300 m. More around 2 km.
Its a big problem the most ships in Mass Effect have. The data we have from codex and other ingame textes dont fit to the cinematic movies. Ialreadythink aboutto createanew comparison.
How did you get the classes name of the frigates and cruiser? Is it your own assumption or is there a posted database for I never think they ever gave the classes names except for the Dreadnaught of the human and one class of the Turians (Condor). Not even the Normandy ship class is given. Well good job, regradless.
Alliance cruisers names are given by earth cities. The cruiser names comes from a non-canon fansite. Dreadnoughts names are canon from the codex. The frigates are purely a fanwork, because we never see some ingame. But codex says frigates are named after battles. I use the frigate name from a fansite too. Normandy SR-1 is a ship of the Normandy class. In ME2 we can hear a newslet in there a Normandy class attacks a batarian colony. Were do you get the classname condor for the turian ship?
I think I read it in a book that stated the Turians introduce a new class of Dreadnaughts was called the Condor Class and it was made after Fire Contact War. I don't remember which book it was specifically but I am sure it was cannon for it was mention again in wiki. Though I wouldn't quote it for it could be memories playing it. Inadattion, I am not sure about if its a class we saw in the game or what even look like other then it is a simlar design to Turian ship, though if I had to guess, it would be simliar to the Volus dreadnaught war asset.
Of course we cannot be sure.Unfortunately, there arevery fewfacts aboutthe spaceships. One big problemis stillthat theCodex Data often contradictwith thecinematics. This maybe becausethewriterof thecodex whereotherpeople,astheprogrammerof thecinematics. For example, the Alliance Cruiser we seen in ME1 is actually the intended model of the Dreadnought. Butfor unknownreasons (i think not enough time) there use them as cruisers. They havealready developed the other models.They exist intheME1files. Like here: fav.me/d4jhqp6 or here: fav.me/d4ngyli
In the endIhad to see whatI makeout of thistangle. We know, the Alliance has two Dreads classes. The newer one is the Kilimanjaro. I think Hacketts Dread to protect the Crucible was one of these new ones. He will probably nottakean oldershipto protectthelasthopefor thegalaxy. (Thats for sure, just my opinion)