I'm going to edit this - more than just adding on to the end, which is what I usually do. There's a good deal of speculation on this page, such as that business of combining Tesla and Iron Curtain technology. I wonder if it should be there?
Well there is an awful lot of speculation on this Wiki. As long as it is reasonable I suppose it is okay. On another topic I would recommend that this article either be back to Firestorm Generator and tweaked to be about the structure itself, or that it be removed from the Buildings category and another article be made for the generator itself. Almost all of the interwiki links linking here are targeting the generator page.--126.96.36.199 20:20, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
Ummm... "continuous"... does that mean that the generator can be left on permanently, or does the charge run down?
One would think GDI would learn their lesson with the philidelphia and apply it to this. why leave the one thing that makes these barriers vulnerable outside of the barrier itself >_>
I was checking up on a mod and they had said that the Firestorm system utelized Plasma. I had previously heard that it was a polarized anti-matter field (Hence the ability to contain it.) I checked here for a definitive answer because I'm pretty sure I heard of anti-matter from a canon source, I then decided to consult the manual, and found that nothing from it was posted here. So, here's what I found under the Generator's entry:
"The Firestorm Generator creates an infinitely high force field. Once the generator is constructed, special firestorm wall sections must be placed on the perimeter of an area to be defended, just like a wall. When activated, the force field that results from these emitters is impenetrable. The firestorm generator consumes massive amounts of power. Therefore, it can only be active for a short period before it needs to recharge. The shield can be turned on and off at will."
According to this information, satellites would be unable to pass the upper barrier, however an Ion Cannon would be able to fire INTO the barrier. It's also concievable that GDI's satellites would have some ability to detect maneuver around barriers, although the amount of orbital space taken up by these barriers would be relatively miniscule.
So that bit about a "smart cruise missile" being able to outsmart the barrier is wrong. -Jeffman12