It is simply not possible to move faster than the speed of light, full stop (FTL travel is essentially just taking a shortcut), and nor is it possible to dodge something you can't even see.
I did say you could just use an energy weapon that explicitly isn't a form of light, though. It just requires a certain amount of hand-waving or new physics....
sounds like a lot of work and absolutism in regards to a weapon speed without considering other tech.
I'm being "absolutist" because it's an absolute fact
You can create new technology, yes, but you can't change the laws of physics. Sure, we don't know the laws of physics in perfect detail, but the ones we do know work
, and, aside from a few edge cases and more extreme conditions, they're not going to change substantially. Sure, we can add stuff that allows for new technology, but the basic principles of Relativity will still hold, and Relativity says that you cannot travel faster than light. It simply does not make sense to change that, at least substantially.
see I like fantasy and scifi and the urban element too. i can definitely do something with these elements to build a proto type concept
Well, whilst I can understand Alice's desire to get more input, I really do think we should get on with designing the story. The forum is hardly active, after all....