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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Plot holes and mysteries on: July 03, 2010, 04:30:13 pm
It sounds like Orz were at their stone age when someone gave them space technologies without uplifting their language to something possible to translate properly.
Stone-age fishes are surely "below" Arilou in means of both biological and mental evolution, which is another explanation for "Arilou are from above, Orz are from below".
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Plot holes and mysteries on: July 02, 2010, 12:41:58 am
Another explanation would be (also weird) that Arilou took all the kidnapped humans into the past and started a retarded experiment to create a race that would be easier to use to "fix genome anomalies" that Arilou have because of quasi-space.
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Plot holes and mysteries on: July 01, 2010, 09:46:02 pm
Hello. I have explanations of some basic things about Arilou/Orz some players can't understand, as well as for Syreen-human genetic compatibility. (admins, feel free to remove this topic if you find it is a duplicate).

1) Some can't understand what's "Arilou are from above, Orz are from below".
Itis fairly simple in religious "planes/layers" of the world (7 skies, 9 "levels" of hell, etc). Sounds like Arilou pretend to be angels.

2) Catch Nggn, "not solid enough".
Nggn - some ghost-like form of pseudo-life. you must be black-hole solidity/density grade to catch those (only possible in a certain "plane" or quasi-space). (or a more simple explanation, "solid" is a mistranslation, they meant "concentrated").

3) What did "fish-folk" Orz do to "clones" (Androsynth)?
They punished Androsynth in time, mutating them (hence the Syreen, with human-compatible genome).

Those are just common-sense/religion explanations, and 3rd one also explainss a biological impossibility of Syreen-human genetic compatibility. Feel free to discuss other such "plot holes" of Star Control series here.
4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase CafĂ© / Re: other similar games? on: May 25, 2010, 11:38:24 am
Space Rangers 1 and 2 (although stupid 3D effects render the game unplayable), the original idea was quite close to Star Control. |:(|
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