Me loving to go into cinematic mode and observing the ships in the slightest details, I've noticed certain things about the new Advent ships on the battlefield, namely on the Discord Battleship.
The first of these observations is in regards to the Discord's method of propulsion. All capital ships have relatively massive thursters for propulsion, and several of them each, but here comes the Discord with one single tiny little thruster.
How could such a thing provide the acceleration needed to keep up with the other ships? In fact, the Eradica also has relatively small thrusters, and only two of them, while the Coronata has several ( like 6 - 8, I forget, I only played the loyalists twice )
Upon closer inspection I noticed that this thurster does not appear to generate a burning flame, like the other standard thrusters on every other ship do, but rather some smoke-like white emanations which have more in common with the Advent's many telekinetic Psitech abilities.
With this ressemblance, I conclude that the Advent have developped a telekinetic engine, for the sake of lore let's call it a Psitech Drive.
Such a thing would, in theory, either generate its own telekinetic field to propulse the ship in the desired direction, or more realistically, it would feed upon the crew's telekinetic abilities and channel them, amplify them, into thrust. The Discord's abilities are all Psitech abilities, powered through the ship's systems to deal havoc on enemy forces, implying that the crew are all powerful Psintergrats.
The Psitech Drive could be feeding off an infinitely small, subconscious portion of each crew member's telekinetic potential ( The Discord is slightly larger than the Radiance, which has a crew of about 2700, so we can assume around 3000 crew members aboard the Discord, all of which are giving a portion of their power to the drive core ), uniting it and amplifying it into one powerful force to move the ship forwards, whilst giving the command crew the power to control it to direct the ship.
The main weakness of such a thing would be the crew itself. If you take considerable casualties to the compliment, the engine will strain the remaining crew members harder in order to produce the same amount of thrust.
However, it is in itself a much smaller piece of equipment than standard ship engines and requires less power to achieve the same results since the crew themselves are what's powering it. This leaves more room and power for other systems, such as weapons, which brings me to my second point.
Both Advent Titans, as well as the Discord Battleship and the Corvettes have laser weapons ( ship to ship lasers or point defense ) yet none of them have any actual laser turrets. The lasers just seem to spontaneously thrust out of the hull towards their targets.
All of these ship's hulls also share a common trait, they are lined with a hexagon pattern.
This new kind of hull appears to have the capacity to fire weapons-grade lasers without the need for an actual turret. Let's call it, for the sake of pie, Spontaneous Laser Generation technology. Energy can be transferred through the hull's segments to the point most optimally oriented towards the designated target, at which point the raw energy will be transformed into a laser and fired towards said target.
This technology gives greater coverage than standard turrets by being able to fire at anything in direct line of sight of the SLG hull section, as well as reducing the chances that your laser weapons be disabled because your turrets have been destroyed. The entire hull would need to be destroyed for the lasers to be neutralized.
This marks a great advance in Advent mastery of energy weapons and propulsion.
Sins 2 may bring more of these technologies and do away with the older, obsolete ships which still rely on systems similar to that of the TEC creating greater variety between the two factions.