I’ll like to bring up the feeling of a superior UNSC while I played Spartan Ops. Before I start, I must say I did not have this feeling with the campaign, although I think the campaign had a lot more attention and care than Spartan Ops when develop.
But in any case Spartan Ops its canon and therefor I’ll like to bring up the next discussion:
I’m going to use the UNSC infinity as an example many times, therefor I’ll recommend to read this first:
Let’s get started:
On the events of Spartan Ops the UNSC infinity and UNSC forces take over the Covenant on situations where, with the cannon/technology of the past should have not been possible.
Lets number a few of those events:
.The UNSC Infinity destroys a covenant cruiser with one/two rockets while we play a mission on Ragnarok.
.The UNSC infinity arrives to Requiem and engage Covenant forces while launching UNCS frigates winning the battle.
.When the UNSC Infinity is at full power the Covenant refuses to attack it along with its fleet(UNSC fleet)
All of this events where unthinkable or very hard to achieve on the past as the UNSC space technology was way too inferior. Although some of this events could have been achieve on the past by UNSC forces they’ll not have been as easy as they are on this events.
For this events to be possible it means that the UNSC technology have jump forward vastly. As you can see on the specifications on the link I provided above, the UNSC Infinity DOES have shields as well as 4 Mac Cannons(which following the only book I read, The fall of Reach, it should be available to take out more than one Covenant spaceships on its own, and that without assuming the Mac tec has improved) and we must add its massive sizes. The rest of the weaponry looks similar to the ones I read on the “The fall of Reach”.
Can we assume all UNSC ships have shields now? -Yoink- well as all the weaponry(being available to do more, following the book the main problem was to take out Covenant shields as well as missile interception)? In my opinion, some of this is a must. For instance, I don’t know how many UNSC ships where on the initial attack to Requiem by the UNSC, there for this does not prove all UNSC ships having shields. But the Covenant cruiser taken out with one rocket or the UNSC Infinity taking out Covenant cruisers and making them run away all on its own(on the campaign) proves the weaponry must be quite beyond the one we can find on “The fall of Reach”.
However, I haven’t read the rest of the books(feel free to use the technology canon there but keep the spoilers to a minimum please) so my conclusions could be wrong and I could be affected by the fact that I had this constant feeling that the Convent does keep losing on Spartan Ops events.
Therefor I created this post to hear the opinion of the community and of those who have read the newest books.
Have the UNSC technology really evolve to this point?
(Sorry for any grammar mistakes, English is not my mother language).