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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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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Outsider, SC inspired web comic... on: April 23, 2019, 08:49:49 am
Believe it or not, yesterday page 151 went up.
4th week in a row!

By content not much.
Yes, we Humans do have a nakedness taboo.
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Startropy - A SC2-like Sci-Fi Adventure Game on: April 21, 2019, 06:20:14 pm
On my twitter feed I've been waiting for the tongue to wiggle aroumd and press buttons on the screen....
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Outsider, SC inspired web comic... on: April 15, 2019, 09:55:22 am
Nice, page 150 is now up too,
And one panel of the next page was shown in the WIP thread already.
No background to be rendered, so it goes fast.

Apparently the comic always stalled when a new setting appeared, as Mr. Francis makes the setup and then renders it from different angles.... And that always takes a lot of time, reducing his motivation...

Enjoying the current speed for as long as it'll last.
4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Outsider, SC inspired web comic... on: April 09, 2019, 08:30:18 am
And the next page is up.
http://well-of-souls.com/outsider/outsider149.html

Due to server issues, the forums of that comic are down. The creator is expecting a server rollback, and therefore the page might disappear again for a while, until he brings it up again.
5  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Fan Art! on: April 02, 2019, 10:55:02 am
wow. That realy puts me in an eerie mood.
Well done to teh artist!
6  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Outsider, SC inspired web comic... on: April 02, 2019, 07:03:56 am
Update notification:
http://well-of-souls.com/outsider/outsider148.html

There are two more finished pages, for his patreons already.
For once, Francis decided to not update en bloc, but either weekly, or every two weeks. His forumites hope that'll allow him to finish another page before the stack is out,...
7  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Report only one post on: March 30, 2019, 03:34:25 pm
No, he gets one email for everyreport.
Once you sent an email, he knows he need to come and delete spam. Once he's here he checks all new posts for spam anyway, so no further clogging of his inbox is necessary...
8  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Purchasing Groombridge Log? on: March 24, 2019, 10:46:31 am
If you are willing but unable to purchase the book, you can read the PDF for free and make a donation via Paypal. That also works if you just want the author to shut up and take your money

Just follow the link, find the paypal button and send him your gratitude.
9  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Political Miscellany on: March 20, 2019, 09:37:08 pm
That would be much easier to fake than the alleged moonlanding...
Just make one of the voyagers send fake signals back to us.....
(or throw a minisatellite with the next launch into a very high orbit).
Boom!
A reason to spend bilions on space programs and space military!
10  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Outsider, SC inspired web comic... on: March 20, 2019, 03:48:44 pm
This chapter runs since page 92, which has been published on 1st of August 2011. You'll be looking at something like 1 chapter per decade...
Currently, the whole story forecasts 7-8 chapters (and we're still in chapter 2).
(Chapter 1 started 30 May 2002)
There has been some fun on the outsider forum projecting when the comic might end.
I might need to free some budget to support the creators patreon, to help get the story moving.
11  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Political Miscellany on: March 20, 2019, 03:26:34 pm
This reminds me of a Heinlein article where he said how nationalism was a good thing - an incomplete thing, but a step up from being solely concerned with the individual.
Yep, he did write so, and thereby also concluded that nationalism is a dead end, and causing problems.
It's like racism.
We are concerned with something more than just ourselves, our family, our clan. But we're still not concerned with the greater good of all humanity.

My continued conclusion:
This might change once we meet aliens and the racism will be projected not across colour differences between us Humans, but between Alien life forms and Humans.

Which may also not be a good thing, as likely the Aliens will possess the ability to end our existence when we start with racism against "them".
12  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Game of Thrones sucks on: March 20, 2019, 03:23:00 pm
Any sufficiently advanced technology will seem like magic to those sufficiently far behind the technology curve.
13  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Startropy - A SC2-like Sci-Fi Adventure Game on: March 18, 2019, 04:41:53 pm
So, it's the merchandise you want to sell to get rich, once the game really hits? *


BTW, loved the pre-early access version. Did not find much time to play it (less than two hours), but got the key for the teleporting portal. That's where my game ended.
Seeing the runs of updates on my twitter feed, I love the evolution seen so far.

It's on the list of games to keep track of, for a time when I might have time to play again.
Or as game for my kids....

Thanks!

* joking, It's surely a hint for a quiz somewhere....
14  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Startropy - A SC2-like Sci-Fi Adventure Game on: March 16, 2019, 07:13:50 pm
I guess the snail-like one on the counter is the trader, and the other the pet, or muscle working in the storage...
15  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Making the Galaxy embrace Juffo-Wup on: March 04, 2019, 10:29:02 am
Sounds like the Antarans are back and attaking.
Well, in MoO you had a chence defending a colony, or you just refounded it, but here it looks different.
Looks like all your opponents willingly accepted the Obadin as their overlords (except for two, apprently, and both of them have too much border to defend against you to openly state anything against you).
So, Juffo-Wup will have a much longer front to defend  and advance than expected.

Good luck!
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