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Re: UQM Fork: Story Idea - Black Spathi Squadron
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2003, 03:44:54 am »

Erm. I think that the BUTTs should still track. I mean - Backward-Utilized TRACKing Torpedoes? Faster maybe would be fairly keen. I think that there should be some variables between individual ships of the BSS to represent their piratical nature. Maybe a variable amount of damage to their hull, a few ships taking a critical hit here and there?

Perchance they could have an "ammo" counter for their supply of nastier BUTTs (faster, deadlier, longer range) that doesn't replenish except at BSS supply dumps? Ships in SC1 if you recall had the ability to lay down small colonies anywhere, I think the BSS probably has a few secluded small space stations where they can relax, sit still, maybe grab some more BUTTs before going out and giving <x> a kicking.

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Re: UQM Fork: Story Idea - Black Spathi Squadron
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2003, 06:53:37 am »

If you mention ammo, lets talk about the earthling. Endless number of nukes on every ship? And in this mod the nuke has more power with bigger explosions! My suggestion is to put only 5-7 nukes every battle(not until you go back to sol) and when the ship runs out of ammo, they use chaingun or something like it Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2003, 07:25:01 am »

They should have a much smaller crew (a lot less brave spathi), some sort of foward weapon.  Think about it, the reason the spathi have the BUTT is because they run away.  The brave ones would be more brave, so maybe something like a foward BUTT (much faster, longer range less on the screen at once, for balance).  Maybe some sort of rapid version of the front gun.  Maybe have the ship be a slower (to account for the increased weapons)?
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« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2003, 12:28:34 pm »

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The brave ones would be more brave, so maybe something like a foward BUTT (much faster, longer range less on the screen at once, for balance).  Maybe some sort of rapid version of the front gun.
I propose the Forward Applied Rapid Torpedo. Fired forward instead of backward, moves faster, minimal tracking.
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« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2003, 08:11:40 pm »

That would make sense, but let's change the acronym. Most of us  have grown up now, and I for one could do without the scatological 'technical' terms.
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« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2003, 09:12:53 pm »

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I propose the Forward Applied Rapid Torpedo. Fired forward instead of backward, moves faster, minimal tracking.
I guess you a have the sound for launching in your head?Or maybe at the other end of your digestive system?
I guess you just want to be immortalized in your favourite game. Even if it's only a soundsample. Wink
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Re: UQM Fork: Story Idea - Black Spathi Squadron
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2003, 01:33:28 am »

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That would make sense, but let's change the acronym. Most of us  have grown up now, and I for one could do without the scatological 'technical' terms.


Oh, come on Death_999, F.A.R.T.'s not that bad.  Remember, P&F were "grown-up" when they created BUTT & DOGI (with suitable sound effects).  In fact, the current sound effects from a BUTT could be used for a FART.   Grin

Plus, if a new game is made, it has to be inticing to the younger crowd (we're addicted to SC because we played it when young).
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« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2003, 02:46:34 am »

'Butt' is intriniscally less scatological than 'fart'. DOGI is just cute.
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« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2003, 01:01:24 pm »

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In fact, the current sound effects from a BUTT could be used for a FART.

That's exactly where I got the idea. In retrospect, this was probably a silly joke. Sorry. It just seemed to fit in so well with the BUTT.
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« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2003, 04:52:19 pm »

Maybe "Forward Applied Swift Torpedo" (FAST) would be a better name.  Wink
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« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2003, 07:58:49 pm »

FAST isn't cute though... let's try some other possibilities:

Rapid-Applied Torpedo System

Gyroscopic Rapid-Utilized Neo-Torpedo

Concussive Large-Armament Missile

(alternately, their torpedo could momentarily stun the target, yielding...)
Parallel Rapid-Utilized Dynamic Electro-Neutralization Torpedo

So they aren't cowards, but they take few risks too... Of course we'd need to come up with a new mode of stunning... perhaps no main weapon for 2 seconds, cumulative (remember, it's rapid fire)?

Or perhaps their missiles have several types and you never know what you're going to get?
Variably-Armed Liquid Oxygen Rocket
(OK, the fill-in needs some work on that one)
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Re: UQM Fork: Story Idea - Black Spathi Squadron
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2003, 08:24:05 pm »

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I propose the Forward Applied Rapid Torpedo. Fired forward instead of backward, moves faster, minimal tracking.

If they're going forward, is F.A.R.T. really want you want? What about High-Intensity Constantly-Changing Unstable Projectiles? or Backbone-Utilized Reliable Projectiles? or even Swift Nemesis-Oriented Torpedoes?
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« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2003, 08:53:49 pm »

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Concussive Large-Armament Missile

Sticking to the anatomical references, but adapting to suit Black Spathi fighting style instead, we could use: "Concussive Large-Armament Weapon" or even (where's my thesaurus?) "Precipitous Integrity-Negating Chase/Eliminate Rocket".
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Re: UQM Fork: Story Idea - Black Spathi Squadron
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2003, 06:54:58 am »

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That's exactly where I got the idea. In retrospect, this was probably a silly joke. Sorry. It just seemed to fit in so well with the BUTT.


No. You did not just say something FIT IN THE BUTT!!! That's maybe going too far.

Then again, bringing it up is possibly going even to farther.
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Re: UQM Fork: Story Idea - Black Spathi Squadron
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2003, 01:41:32 am »

I like the idea of the BSS being around, but perhaps the Spathi in-case would be genetic "flukes", ones without the massive amounts of fear. Outcast from their standard society, they'd steal a few Eluders, re-fit them to their own likings, dub them some nifty name "Screamer, Crusher, etc", and make their own way out. It could possibly be an entirely different race, as there would have to be females as well as male Spathi that have this mutation. They would colonize either relatively close or very, very far from Spathiwa (maybe near the Utwig even).
Just a thought.
P.S.: The BSS could borrow Nukes from the Earthlings. Hehe.
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