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News: Paul Reiche and Fred Ford want to continue the story they started when they created Star Control II — The Ur-Quan Masters. «Happy days and jubilation!» «But wait!» «There is something wrong here... something which makes my sheath retract and my talons ooze.» «Please, Captain, we need your help!»

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16  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: UQM-SE5 shipsets on: September 07, 2013, 10:51:54 am
He was making the Tylmai for SEV, but never got beyond the concept stage, I believe.  Which is a shame.
17  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: UQM-SE5 shipsets on: September 06, 2013, 06:23:13 am
There are still people that play SEV? Tongue

SE3 For Life!

Seriously though, I do like the ship sets, though the coloration on the Arilou seems...  Off?

Back in the day of SE4, I had John Beech make me a few shipsets based on my RP empires of the time.

The Star Empire of Romii was based on the Greys, at least my take at the time (though it always needed some tweaking and the take was, frankly, several years old as I'd moved on in RP storylines).
http://mkv25.net/USy/se4_viewrace.php?view_id=15

The second, for the Angelican Regency, I always liked.  Excluding the fighters.  They seemed off to me...
http://mkv25.net/USy/se4_viewrace.php?view_id=14

Was always sad he never really moved on to SEV, even if I never really liked that incarnation of the SE series.
18  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Groombridge Log part III on: September 06, 2013, 06:10:21 am
Loved the comic, but haven't really read the text-only work.  Going to wait until you finish so I can read it all in one sitting.  Sort of wishing I did that with A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) as well as the Safehold series. >.>
19  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Are Mycon too Moldy? on: September 06, 2013, 06:07:26 am
Psst.  The Slylandro are the gaseous people, "their" Probes are the AI. Tongue
20  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock Highest Bidder on Star Control Trademark on: September 06, 2013, 06:06:29 am
Like all fanbase projects, P6014 is a labour of love.  You do it because you want to be part of it, not because you expect to get anything back from it.  "Getting anything back" includes recognition from the official license holders, FYI.

I'm pretty 100% sure many people who contributed would be fine one way or another if their contributions were used in the official UQM prequel for free, especially considering the current project already is free and they already did not expect to get paid anything for their contributions. And if stardock doesn't want Fred and Paul involved I guess that's their loss.
Psst.  Fred and Paul have NOTHING to do with P6014 beyond a friendly nod in its direction.

Where do you make this garbage you spew up?  You read sentences that aren't even there.  It's sort of amazing, but in a sad and pathetic way.
21  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Are shofixty too racist? on: September 06, 2013, 06:02:46 am
People who think that spelling mistakes especially for a completely fictional realm are a valid arguments for anything are obviously only here to troll. If you want to write a storyline that agrees with all the suggestions that 20+ people have made along with speech dialogues then go ahead, I've been looking for a team.
There is a difference between a spelling mistake and a compulsion to typo.  No writer worth his salt would continually typo the primary subject matter that he or she is actually writing.  Once tor twice?  That's a mistake.  Yet to consistently fail to spell virtually any alien race name?  You are either trolling or you lack any and all coherent writing ability.

While I do enjoy writing, attempting to work with someone who takes no pride in his work or makes little to no effort to compose it...  No, just no.  It would be like group projects in school.  The stupid kid would expect the real writers to do all the work.
Obviously I was referring to Next Generation, another strawman. There's two versions of klingons and you purposely used s strawman to state I was talking about the klingon that completely contradicted with my description of them which is completely coherent with the Next Generation version. I think you should quit trolling while you're ahead.
Oh, yes.  So obvious that your "Clingons" were merely the Klingons of Star Trek The Next Generation rather than The Original Series or the transition from TOS version into TNG version.  Or, you know, not.  
The Klingons, even in The Next Generation, were still attempts at emulating Russian stereotypes.  Relucant allies with the Federation.  Claiming to be honorable yet still maintaining assassinations and sneak attacks.  Even their state of the art technology looking like space junk.  Basically, US/Western thoughts on the Russian Federation.

Yet I suppose you CHOOSE not to see that

So if you go up to a Japanese person and tell them that because they are Japanese that they are honorable warriors who kill themselves in glorious actions that no one will be offended? It's already a bad enough to stereotype that all Japanese people have black belts in karate.  When star control tries to be funny it's more subtle than blatantly using stereotypes, like B.U.T.T Missiles or an exceptionally long ship called the "Penetrator". Anything already is "some tiny bit" of stereotype because the only things that can be a tiny tiny stereotype are common in any culture in the world while the actions are characters in UQM are already based off of terrestrial emotions and responses.
The phrase "stereotypes are not a bad thing" makes me lose faith in humanity.
Why would I go up to a random person and tell them they're honorable or a warrior?  You don't quite grasp what a stereotype is, do you?  Only an idiot BELIEVES a stereotype applies to everyone.

To ANY friend, if I knew his or her family's military background?  I'd gladly tell them that their brother/uncle/cousin was more than honorable and noble when he sacrificed himself to save his friends and squad mates by throwing himself on a grenade to take the blade.  I'd gladly tell them their great grandfather was a hero for going down with his plane to deliever the torpedo that sunk an enemy battlecruiser.  This is no matter which side they fought on.  Why?  Because it takes guts to make those kinds of sacrifices.  It's a courage many of us wish we had, might even say we have, but if push came to shove we would be either seeking cover and letting Private Jimmy take the shards of the grenade or turning the fighter-bomber around to save our own skin.

Also, I hate to break it to you, but a "BUTT" projectile that makes a farting sound and a dildo-shaped rocket ship flown by crews of only women are not "subtle".

You know, you remind me a lot of a troll over on the old solar-outpost forums (before the admin lost the domain much later on and a porn site bought it out, much like Starcontrol.com for awhile).  I think he went by Chenjesu or Slylandro.  Same writing style, same nonsensical ramblings.  Except he was talking about eating fungus, deep children, and rainbow worlds.  Damned drug addled freak he seemed to be.

I would say that your constant misspellings and grammar flubs are very good evidence that you're not actually a writer.
Amen.

If you want to ask Damon and Nico if I wrote stuff for the project be my guest. On top of that, it merely signifies I was rushing something out for people to view to give more time to think about different aspects. If you're some fancy professional writer you're more than welcome to write for the project because I've been looking for writers.
No one has doubt that you submitted your drivel.  We all just realize it is poorly written and the plot lines are utter garbage.

If Project 6014 wishes to lower themselves to your standards, well...  They'll certainly be going the way of Timewarp.
22  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Are shofixty too racist? on: September 03, 2013, 09:21:38 pm
1.  It is spelled Shofixti.  You claim to be a writer?  Learn to spell the words properly, even the made up ones for a game.  It's your topic, do it justice.

2.  The Klingons, again you seem to lack the ability spell the name properly, were actually originally based on the Russians.  In the Original Series, they were devious, belligerent, and untrustworthy in general.  They were meant to be the Soviet Union to the Federation's NATO.  In a similar vein, the Romulans were based on Imperial Roman culture.  Still are, in all honesty, including the slave rebellions.

3.  Were the Shofixti based on stereotypes?  Absolutely.  All the races of Star Control were to some degree or another.  It's a form of crude humor, yes, but it is still humor.  There is nothing inherently racist about any of it, as stereotypes themselves aren't necessarily a bad thing.  Using your own topic, the Shofixti, they are shown as honorable, loyal, dependable, and brave.  Accomplished warriors, an essential part of Alliance culture, and above all:  Friends to humanity and the Yehat.  Is there anything there that one would not want to emulate?

Yes, they have the Glory Device.  Perhaps that could be linked to the Divine Wind aspect of Japaneese military history.  However, I view it instead as the last ditch effort of the Shofixti to be certain that if their ships are going to go down, the last man standing can make sure the deaths of the crew on board mattered and spared the lives of their fellow Allies.  Again, a noble and honorable sentiment.

If you go purely by the Shofixti that appear in SC2, and their pure belligerence against the Captain?  He is the last on his ship.  His race seems to be wiped from existence.  He believes you are his enemy, the enemy that caused the death of his entire race.  He wants vengeance.  I honestly can't say I blame him.
23  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Star Control 2 - 3DO Fonts - Possible to add this in UQM? on: March 02, 2013, 12:17:11 pm
Not so much as fan-made or edited...  Rather...  Restored by yourself to the 3DO values.
24  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Mineral List on: February 17, 2013, 09:45:24 am
Just FYI, you CAN make it sort by category and have it remain alphabetical.  Just have to tap the options a couple of times.
25  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Can you see these websites? on: January 28, 2013, 02:23:15 am
Both seem up for me.
26  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Steam Greenlight? on: January 25, 2013, 09:31:21 am
Much of that would be nice.  However such a server costs money.  Are you paying? Tongue
27  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Steam Greenlight? on: January 18, 2013, 10:20:37 pm
Though it WOULD be nice to get the game on Steam, if only to increase awareness of this classic.  Especially when/if the HD version is formally incorporated into it as an option.
28  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Protagonist and antagonist side on: January 02, 2013, 10:31:36 am
and with Asked he Umgah to engineer them, which explains not only why there was an extra one at their homeworld but also why they were allies.

The Umgah are a species native to our sector of space and also to our era of history.  They were not around during the time of the Dnyarri Empire.  They work primarily with genetic material, where the Excruciator was (by all accounts) a technological device.

There was no Excruciator or any other ancient artifact on the Umgah homeworld.  The Taalo Shield was found on the Taalo homeworld of Delta Vulpeculae II-C, which is not even within Umgah space during the course of the game.  The device the Umgah had at their homeworld was a HyperWave Broadcaster, a very common device in modern times used to allow real-time communication across interstellar distances.  Thiers was a particularly powerful model, but otherwise it not really noteworthy.

Finally, the Umgah and the Ur-Quan are not "allies."  The Umgah chose to become Battle Thralls rather than slave-shielded Fallow Slaves when the Ur-Quan conquered them, but this does not mean they are in any way equals to the Ur-Quan.  Nor is there any evidence that the Ur-Quan have ever availed themselves of the Umgah's genetic engineering talents.

Steve, I think he was talking about the Talking Pets, not the Excruciator. 
29  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Introduction and time limits on: January 02, 2013, 10:14:50 am
It might suck, but as has been said:  Many lose their first time through.  You'll do better the next time, and even better the time after that.  To truly get a grasp on everything, it'll take either using a "spoiler guide" or multiple tries.  It's a great game even after 20 years, so at least it's not a horrible experience!

As for fanfic and psuedo journals?  Could still do them.  Actually with knowing how things work, you could potentially add a lot more detail into the journal.

Also, love the Orz. Tongue
30  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Sc2 Ending remake on: December 24, 2012, 06:18:35 am
Yeah that was totally awesome. I do picture the Sa-Matra being encased in like a spherical asteroid thingy though.
Same, but it'd be a pretty ugly ship from an overhead view if they did that!
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