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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: futoku on October 13, 2008, 05:42:32 pm



Title: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: futoku on October 13, 2008, 05:42:32 pm
Hello everyone! I am an avid fan of SC2 and just finished a personality test on OKCupid that is based on that very game. It took me ages to do and I feel the need to spread the word. So if you do not have anything better to do at the moment you can find out which species best represents you! Here's the link:

http://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/the-urquan-quiz

I hope it's okay to post this and you don't rip me to shreds, but after all it IS SC2-related. I hope you'll enjoy the quiz!


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Elvish Pillager on October 13, 2008, 05:54:10 pm
I'm a Syreen? Wtf? ;D


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Shiver on October 13, 2008, 06:10:03 pm
Sup goon. I hate internet quizzes like that but you're more than welcome to post it here. Oh yeah, and don't end up like Prowler did.


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Valaggar Redux on October 13, 2008, 06:10:15 pm
What, a Dnyarri (http://www.helloquizzy.com/results/the-urquan-quiz/?fromCGI=1&var_Businesslike=-1&var_Careful=4&var_Environmental=0&var_Friendly=0&var_Intellectual=5&var_Humour=0&var_Open=-3&var_Oppressive=2&var_Violent=1&var_Mysterious=2)!?

(0 Businesslike, 67 Careful, 25 Environmental, 50 Friendly, 73 Intellectual, 22 Humour, 31 Open, 67 Oppressive, 22 Violent and 40 Mysterious)

P.S.: I also tried answering like a Pkunk and got a Zoq-Fot-Pik...
P.P.S.: It works for Utwig though.


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Novus on October 13, 2008, 06:18:04 pm
OK, let's see...

You are an Arilou

25 Businesslike, 60 Careful, 50 Environmental, 50 Friendly, 82 Intellectual, 33 Humour, 31 Open, 42 Oppressive, 17 Violent and 60 Mysterious!

futoku, clever child, you have done well for yourself. It is gratifying.


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Alvarin on October 13, 2008, 08:09:35 pm
You are a Spathi

8 Businesslike, 67 Careful, 25 Environmental, 50 Friendly, 55 Intellectual, 11 Humour, 38 Open, 25 Oppressive, 17 Violent and 30 Mysterious!

I always thought of myself as pre-Ultron Utwig  mixed with Umgah ...


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: futoku on October 13, 2008, 10:16:42 pm
Thanks for the feedback, guys, really appreciate it. Let me just rant a little bit here.

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Sup goon. I hate internet quizzes like that but you're more than welcome to post it here. Oh yeah, and don't end up like Prowler did.

Hi! I guess you, I mean we, are everywhere. I promise my downfall, should it ever happen here, will be less tragic than Prowler's, even though I have no idea what happened to him. What happened to him?

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I'm a Syreen? Wtf? 

Your inner beauty has surfaced. It's not all that surprising really.

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futoku, clever child, you have done well for yourself. It is gratifying.

Thanks oh wise one! Do not touch me tonight please.

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P.S.: I also tried answering like a Pkunk and got a Zoq-Fot-Pik...

Pkunk should be available now.

Well, there were a lot of challenges with this thing. Many personalities of the two dozen species or so overlap and finding some categories that would match personal traits were not that easy. Some were rather flat (one sided) in terms of character, like Supox and Ilwrath, other were much more complex and then again others really hard to define. What e.g. do you do with the Slylandro? They habe an interest in the universe but due to their physical appearance can't travel. There were lots of problems like that.

I finally settled with the ten categories and defined some archetypes. Consequently I designated highest values to some characters. So if your violence level is the highest of all values then you are, well I'm sure you could guess this one. More complex aliens have some kind of restriction when the list of possible matches is being processed. It works like this: Is 'intellectual' your highest value? If so, are you more oppressive than friendly? If so, you are a Dnyarri. Some of this is debatable but I think there are no major problems. I used some absolute values as well.

I guess I could have just gone naming them like the species (as in: “you are 65% Human”, etc). That would have probably been much more easy. But this way it's more easy to comprehend I guess.

Well, this took much more time and effort than it should be for a personality test on a dating website but I'd like to think of it as a little project of mine and a homage to a game I really like. Others draw fanart of the bubbly Orz, enjoying the sauce, I struggle with the logic that determine different fictional characters.
Well, sorry for ranting and thank you for your time!


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Shiver on October 13, 2008, 10:46:19 pm
Hi! I guess you, I mean we, are everywhere. I promise my downfall, should it ever happen here, will be less tragic than Prowler's, even though I have no idea what happened to him. What happened to him?

The details are better left hidden from the public. I'll send you a PM.


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: guesst on October 13, 2008, 11:28:01 pm
There are male Syreens, BTW.

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You are either a Zoq, a Fot or a Pik

33 Businesslike, 27 Careful, 25 Environmental, 79 Friendly, 55 Intellectual, 33 Humour, 57 Open, 25 Oppressive, 28 Violent and 20 Mysterious!

You are quite social. You spend much time with others and usually argue about many things, including Frungy, which is a sport you are obsessed with. Despite this you value peace and may come between two warring parties every now and again, suffering some collateral damage.

While you are marginally helpful in physical conflicts you are more than willing to support your acquaintances with valuable information. And even though you do not always make best use of your combined abilities, you (and many others) would consider yourself clever and amiable.
Actually, strangely accurate in places.


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Elvish Pillager on October 14, 2008, 12:12:55 am
There are male Syreens, BTW.

I know that... Sex aside, Syreen doesn't fit me at all. I could understand ZFP, Ur-Quan, Supox, Arilou, Pkunk, Orz, Slylandro, or Chenjesu (so the quiz has got a pretty good shot) but seriously, Syreen? The only races that fit me worse are Thraddash, VUX, and Ilwrath.

In short, it's a crappy quiz. Maybe you could make something with 50-80 general personality questions, and assign a value to each question for each race, and then you'd get a good result.

Actually, strangely accurate in places.

Forer effect... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forer_effect)


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Shiver on October 14, 2008, 12:55:12 am
In short, it's a crappy quiz.

Harsh.


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Son_of_Antares on October 14, 2008, 01:19:15 am
You are a Slylandro

8 Businesslike, 44 Careful, 50 Environmental, 64 Friendly, 55 Intellectual, 44 Humour, 39 Open, 50 Oppressive, 56 Violent and 40 Mysterious

I would never have guessed... :P not bad quiz, though you could throw in, like 20 more questions 5 answers each for the sake of accuracy. Keep on rockin'.


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: futoku on October 14, 2008, 01:45:20 am
I would never have guessed... :P not bad quiz, though you could throw in, like 20 more questions 5 answers each for the sake of accuracy. Keep on rockin'.

But then I'd lose my audience.  :(
It's already wordy enough and they tell you that you should be as brief as possible. Since fewest people would have heard of SC2 I can't expect them to wade through more than 20 obscure questions I think.

Oh, and I "fixed" the Syreens. They are last now for "friendliest".
First of this cluster are the Sylandro, who are friendliest but have the restriction not to be too open
Then comes the ZFP, restriction: Not highest intelligence, not too mysterious.
Then comes the Humans, restriction: Not too mysterious and rather down to earth.
Whatever does not fit in there hits the Syreen.

The Pkunk and Orz on the other hand are both 'most open', the Orz being violent and the Pkunk non-violent. It's complcated but I think it somewhat fit better now.

Thanks for the PM, Shiver. I'll consider that advice.


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Alvarin on October 14, 2008, 05:58:22 am
BTW, question 10 on an Umgah answer has "limps" , instead of "limbs" . if this is intentional and I just don't know the word , disregard this comment . Also , in the Spathi result , at the description , you didn't mention that the claws are mechanical additions , rather then actual limbs .


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Cedric6014 on October 14, 2008, 11:00:56 am
EARTHLING
How lame


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Amiga_Nut on October 14, 2008, 01:48:33 pm
Ilwrath... HAHA   cute quiz

17%  Businesslike
50%  Environmental
28%  Friendly
57%  Intellectual
40%  Humour
25%  Open
50%  Oppressive
61%  Violent
42%  Mysterious


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Galactic on October 14, 2008, 04:21:26 pm
"You are an Arilou

33 Businesslike, 68 Careful, 50 Environmental, 67 Friendly, 71 Intellectual, 40 Humour, 55 Open, 42 Oppressive, 22 Violent and 17 Mysterious!"


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Waylander on October 14, 2008, 05:42:14 pm
You are an Arilou

8 Businesslike, 56 Careful, 25 Environmental, 61 Friendly, 86 Intellectual, 20 Humour, 40 Open, 17 Oppressive, 22 Violent and 25 Mysterious!

I'm a little depressed i don't like the Arilou much


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: countchocula86 on October 14, 2008, 06:33:51 pm
Okay doing the quiz now, and while I do like the concept....your questions are too, well, obvious. The questions and answer should be a bit vague, not ripped direct from the dialogue. I mean you can guide your answers to your favourite race.

Still fun

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You are either a Zoq, a Fot or a Pik

8 Businesslike, 36 Careful, 25 Environmental, 61 Friendly, 36 Intellectual, 60 Humour, 60 Open, 42 Oppressive, 50 Violent and 8 Mysterious!
You heard it first people


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Death 999 on October 15, 2008, 02:39:14 am
I'm Arilou.
17-56-50-67-79-30-55-33-11-25
Yeah, it's clear I'm not really a Kohr-Ah.

I have some thoughts on how to design a quiz like this, and I wonder whether it'd be possible to design using the tools on that site, or any conventional set of tools. How much freedom of design do you have? What are the assumptions inherent in the quiz' back-end structure that aren't inherent in the multiple choice format?


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: SweetSassyMolassy on October 15, 2008, 04:25:52 am
You are a Slylandro

8 Businesslike, 44 Careful, 50 Environmental, 64 Friendly, 55 Intellectual, 44 Humour, 39 Open, 50 Oppressive, 56 Violent and 40 Mysterious

I would never have guessed... :P not bad quiz, though you could throw in, like 20 more questions 5 answers each for the sake of accuracy. Keep on rockin'.
Wait a minute, how does this personality match that of a Slylandro, besides the environmental and violent?  64 Friendly and 44 Humour? Slylandro should be more like 10-0-100-0-0-0-0-0-100-100


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Alvarin on October 15, 2008, 04:38:16 am
Slylandro themselves are in no way violent - the text states they fly away from unwanted conversations , You probably referred to the probes .


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Gekko on October 15, 2008, 04:12:57 pm
Syreen!

8 Businesslike, 44 Careful, 25 Environmental, 72 Friendly, 71 Intellectual, 50 Humour, 70 Open, 42 Oppressive, 28 Violent and 33 Mysterious!


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: PakoPako on October 17, 2008, 05:46:40 pm
Heh. Very nice, though I expected a few more "out there" choices that diverged a little from the script.

Spathi for the win! (http://www.helloquizzy.com/results/the-urquan-quiz/?fromCGI=1&var_Businesslike=1&var_Careful=3&var_Environmental=0&var_Friendly=2&var_Intellectual=4&var_Humour=-1&var_Open=2&var_Oppressive=-2&var_Violent=-2&var_Mysterious=1)

-=PakoPako=-


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: IceAge on October 20, 2008, 06:44:19 pm
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Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Lukipela on October 25, 2008, 11:13:25 am
Spathi, which is either spot on or insulting. I can't decide.


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Valaggar Redux on October 25, 2008, 09:11:03 pm
It's both. Definitely both.


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Granknight on October 31, 2008, 11:53:38 pm
You are an Arilou:
http://www.helloquizzy.com/results/the-urquan-quiz/?fromCGI=1&var_Businesslike=1&var_Careful=-1&var_Environmental=2&var_Friendly=4&var_Intellectual=6&var_Humour=3&var_Open=4&var_Oppressive=0&var_Violent=1&var_Mysterious=2

Quite cool test  :)


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: jaychant on November 07, 2008, 04:30:06 am
It was PAINFUL to read the questions, so I stopped at like question 8. :P


Title: Re: The Ur-Quan Quiz
Post by: Lord999 on November 07, 2008, 06:14:59 am
I'm an Arilou, who would have guessed?!?