: Indeed, convergent engineering? We saw in M1 that the Pfhor took an interest
: in studying human weapons. It seems a stretch that even with Tycho that
: they would engineer new ones in the same way as Tycho?
: I mean obviously it's just because MI has to use the same assets as M2, but
: if we want to get really nerdy about it, then maybe they're the same
: because Durandal was working with the same Pfhor ship machinery and so he
: was limited to their specifications?
Perhaps the S'pht were tasked with their redesign, and because S'pht share some semi-collective consciousness -- plus using the same Pfhor tools, as you say -- the same design modifications got made as would have been made by Durandal's S'pht on his Pfhor ship.