Quote Originally Posted by Grimace View Post
Ions ignoring shields is an on-again off-again sort of rule. Sometimes throughout the years in Star Wars, they ignore shields. Other times they don't. It would appear that in Rogue One they don't ignore shields.
Yeah, this is sort of like the shield situation.

Obviously now it's pretty clear that shields are shields, and they're all deflector shields...no more of the "deflector shields dissipate energy, but allow solid, discrete matter through, while particle shields are needed for actual physical projectiles".

One thing I thought was a little silly was the physical shield gate. Sure it provides for a focal point for the action in the space battle, but the rest of the shields in Star Wars do just fine with either a momentary drop of the shields or shifting projectors to allow craft safe passage.