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Re: Whats the deal with the Androsynth?(spoilers)
« Reply #90 on: September 18, 2003, 08:28:13 pm »

The data on PNF about the SC1 Androsynth seems to be a direct copy of the manual. However I do have a PDF of the manual for your perusal.
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« Reply #91 on: September 19, 2003, 11:02:04 pm »

It's an exact copy. Culture, where'd you come up with the Androsynth being nice? I read Sage's manual, and I didn't see anything. All I know is they took the Baltic Port, but after that collapsed, a few human sympathisizers stole a few ships from Detroit or somewhere and helped them into space.
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« Reply #92 on: September 20, 2003, 07:09:12 am »

This was discussed quite in length over on the Timewarp forums, and someone (I think UAF) pointed out that in the SC2 manual, the Androsynth took over every orbital and lunar spacestation.  They changed the energy broadcast units into "colossal MASER weapons" which they used only to defend the stations.  They owned the orbital space around Earth, and the Nukes were in the peace vaults (it would take time to get enough out to use against them, although some were probably ready in case a big asteroid was sighted).  The Synth's could have aimed their MASERs at Earth's cities, one by one, ridding themselves of the "hated humans."  Thus, they didn't hate humans; they loved freedom and feared the loss of freedom that most humans had come to represent.

Sage also has an SC2 pdf up:
http://www.customc.net/staff/sage/sc2.pdf
History stuff starts on page 6.
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« Reply #93 on: September 20, 2003, 07:11:58 am »

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Actually it's far easier to sympathize with the Androsynth than resent them. Maybe there could be some side quest to find them and make friends with them after version 1.0 is complete.

That's something that P&F might have intended for a sequal (and which the Timewarp plot might have (don't know, I purposefully stick my fingers in my ears so that the fun of playing it won't be ruined).
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« Reply #94 on: September 22, 2003, 04:11:27 pm »

Reading through the manual i found a small text telling about a respected but not very much liked scientist and expert, Prof. Jules Farnsworth. One of his relatives is also well known on earth, Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth from that pizza-boy-space-opera Futurama.
He is also kinda difficult to work with.

But besides the name..... Well it could just be coincidence....
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« Reply #95 on: September 24, 2003, 09:27:28 pm »

True, Culture, all they did was fry the incoming ships. Wouldnt the atmosphere bend or diffuse the maser, as it does to lasers? Maybe they tried, gave the people of Berlin, Washington DC, and Shanghai nice suntans, and then, upon realizing that the weapons dont fire through the atmosphere, decided to save the energy for incoming hostiles.
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« Reply #96 on: September 24, 2003, 09:34:23 pm »

I think that if it wouldn't work, they'd figure that out before trying.
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« Reply #97 on: September 24, 2003, 10:50:37 pm »

Well there you go, another reason why they didn't fry Earth.
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