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As you can tell from the title of this thread, I'm a geek. Yes, I accept that. But I've been wondering for a while how does Eve Online's warp drives and stargate networks compare to the warp drives of Star Trek, eyeballing STO as well. I vaguely remember some post in the past touching on this lightly but haven't been able to find it, so I decided to post this for shiggles.
Now, a couple of facts (based on a 365 day year):
1 lightyear (traditional) = 63197.79093 AU. Speed of light = c. Number of seconds in one year = 31536000
In Eve's AU/second, 1 AU/s = 499.004784 c
According to online sources, based on calculations done at different parts of the different series, the warp factor can be either a cubic modifier or to the 10/3 power, i.e. velocity V = w^3 * c or V = w^(10/3) * c (the latter being slightly faster). I always thought it was a logarithmic scale, but whatever.
The calculations would get messy to show on here, so I'll just give the results and I'll compare to both Star Trek formulas (I'll refer to them as the Cubic and Fast ones). I will ignore the unusual things that happen getting close to warp 10 in star-trek, I will only use the two warp formulas shown above.
So: Eve's 1 AU/s = Warp 7.93 (cubic), 6.448 (fast).
Eve's slowest known ship warp speed (for a freighter), 0.7 AU/s = 349.303 c = Warp 7.04 (cubic), 5.794 (fast)
Eve's most common ship warp speed, 3 AU/s = 1497.014 c = Warp 11.44 (cubic), 8.965 (fast)
Hmm...already hitting TNG's pivotal Warp 9 max speed .
Eve's fastest known warp speed on a specially rigged Interceptor, 15 AU/s = 7485.07 c = Warp 19.56 (cubic), 14.53 (fast)
Time it would take to travel 1 light year in Eve Online with a stargate or jump drive: a few seconds.
Time it would take to travel 1 light year at Star Trek's Warp 9: 12.016 hours (cubic), 5.777 hours (fast).
Where's the any key?