Thx.It's not disallowed to resurrect old posts here. At least, not by a few months. I have the final say on it - don't mind what others say.
Pherhaps we look what Freespace 2 say's about Vasudan escape pods:
It is never used to evacuate a starship. I don't thing too, that Admiral Kaffree survived the destruction of his Ship.The GVEP Ra escape pod has been the standard emergency vehicle on Vasudan capital ships since the Terran-Vasudan War. In keeping with Vasudan philosophies, the Ra is almost never used to evacuate personnel, but instead is employed to preserve records and other data that could be of use to the allies. Thus Ra-class craft have minimal life support systems and a small fusion engine. The energy supplied by the escape pod's powerplant goes almost entirely to powering the pod's homing beacon.
Only seconds after the arrival of the Sathanas 2 the Psampik was destroeyd. I think thats not enogh time to run from the bridge to an escape pod in the hangar.
I personally think, the Shivan Technology was during the destrucktion of the Ancients at their highest point, and it is during the Capella incident and the Great War too. But GTVA has no idea what the Shivan Empire can do. Pherhaps the SPD Vinaashak (the spiderlike thing from inferno-mod) is still waiting in Shivan Space for the next War(s). But remember the SPD Vinaashak and the SSJ Gigas is Fan-Art and not canon. Anything like these ships i'll be surely realistc. (The Names should be more these from terrestrial Demons like all Shivan Warships ingame^^)