- Sep 12, 2020
Most of the SciFi authors tend to obey relativity theory as well as other general laws of, by us perceived, nature, thus bigger size is being translated in more mass and more power because more weapons and other military equipment. If the design followed alternative theories about space and time, we could even have ships made of pure energy, deadly battleships of the size of a corvette, or ingame redesigning of the galaxy map. Though it would be more difficult for our human brain to visualise it because the images would be thoroughly virtual.And no duh, this is space not an ocean, but last time I checked, the Dev team for Stellaris is the group that set the naming conventions using those for RW naval warships of the 20th century, not me. Science fiction writers have been using those tropes for almost the entire last century plus, with some going so far as to create SFUs that try to replicate sailing warship conventions. And there are practical considerations of the vessels used in space flight (and fight) that would see them mirroring naval conventions.