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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: Lukipela on May 20, 2003, 05:56:42 pm

Title: Fun ways to live
Post by: Lukipela on May 20, 2003, 05:56:42 pm
In oder to balance out our resident world-destroying Primat's topic about dying, I thought I'd put up one about living. If you, as hmuans had a chance to enter the SC universe just after the events in SC2, and we assume (big assumption, but just go with it for the time being) that trading agreements and free travel treatys are negotiated with most if not all races, where would you like to settle? Would you stay with the humans, heloping to rebuild our interstellar civilisation? Would you settle in a Pkunk monastery, to learn the secrets of the astral world? Perhaps you'd rather join a band of ragtag Traddash mercenaries, or settle with the Orz for *dancing*? This is your chance to tell the rest of us what you'd do.

Personally, I think I'd settle with the Umgah. The opportunity to get a few enhancements, and the chance to learn thousands of hilarious jokes would far surpass any downsides...

Title: Re: Fun ways to live
Post by: guesst on May 20, 2003, 06:33:57 pm
Well, now that I'm married, I guess the syreen are out of the question.

I'd probably settle on Vela, or a similar community, set up a farm and live off the land.

And of course stedy work at the precursor factory is just down the street in case times ever get tough.

Title: Re: Fun ways to live
Post by: Death 999 on May 20, 2003, 08:19:03 pm
I'd buy a surplus scout, take out the glory device, and have a sensor package installed. Go exploring... and if someone tries to take me out, well, I'm a pretty mean shot with a Mendokusai energy dart!

Title: Re: Fun ways to live
Post by: Gill_Bates on May 21, 2003, 03:18:36 am
I would buy/steal an old avenger and try my luck as a pirate and trader.
Cruising the stars while invisible can have it's merits.

Title: Re: Fun ways to live
Post by: RockasaurusRex2000 on May 21, 2003, 06:47:50 pm
I wonder if there would be giant galactic casino/hotel/nightclub places that all the races of our galaxy could just hang and chill out. If so, I think this would be a good investment. I would be honarary king, of course, and only demand the best for me. Pretty soon, I would become so incredibly rich (and handsome), that someone will step up and asassinate me.(bullet-proof vest)
And it goes on and on and on.

Title: Re: Fun ways to live
Post by: UAF on May 21, 2003, 09:27:57 pm
Learn to be a hacker, then go to proycon....

And ta-da! I rule the known universe :)

Title: Re: Fun ways to live
Post by: Rain on May 21, 2003, 11:24:36 pm
NOT as a crew member on a Druuge ship, that's for sure.

I'd like to be an Orz.  These evil bastards seems to have much fun.

Title: Re: Fun ways to live
Post by: NECRO-99 on May 22, 2003, 12:22:27 am
I'd go to Falayalaralfali. All that freeky stuff they tell you about at the planet sounds fun.

"Perhaps, in the fullness of time we will let you visit the surface of our world.
There are many beauties here unmatched anywhere... the Mountain Clouds of Thought
the Tangible Wish... the Dark."
Make sure to get acclimated first, though, otherwise you go numb. That doesn't sound too good.

If I didn't do that, I'd go live with the Yehat, learn to fly a Terminator and kick some remnant-royalist arse.

If I was going to go solo, I'd steal Admiral ZEX's modified Intruder (hopefully stronger engines) and start my buisness. Limpet the hell out of a ship, "realize" that it's not unfriendly, and offer to remove the limpets. . . at cost, of course.  ;D

One other thing I'd do, but in sheer and total desperation (or if my life REALLY sucked) is go to the Mycon and join the Juffo-Wup. Wonder what it's like to be a fungus? *zombie look* (I still think my game idea Fungal Growth is a good one, the Mycon weren't discussed in detail and the Juffo-Wup is a strange but cool religion.)

Title: Re: Fun ways to live
Post by: Kohr-Ah_Primat on May 22, 2003, 05:44:18 am
I'd have to go with Gill. Space Piracy.
Make a name for myself to rival that of the Red Corsair. Or Ryoko.

Title: Re: Fun ways to live
Post by: Sudo_Nym on May 22, 2003, 02:14:53 pm
I don't think that joining a Thraddash mercenary unit would be a very condusive to "longevity".

But regarding the question, I would probably go along with the good old stand-by: space piracy.  I'd save up to buy a Probe from the Melnorme and set up shop in a nice spot of Galaxy.  After the Probe created enough copies of itself, I would direct them to disable any ships that came within range.  Then I would go mad with power.

Title: Re: Fun ways to live
Post by: Megagun on May 23, 2003, 12:24:17 am
i think id be a explorer, or maybe someone who collects Bio units (the evil ones :) ) and drops em on planets of races, unless they pay :)

or maybe id just fly around, colonizing planets.....

Title: Re: Fun ways to live
Post by: UAF on May 23, 2003, 04:58:02 am
*note to self: order the Chmmr to arrest you all.