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What question about SC do you most want answered?
« on: December 03, 2002, 03:21:07 pm »

Ok well the idea of this was suggested by someone, in another thread and I thought it was a good idea, so here I am.

Now the idea of this thread is to post the question you would most want answered about SC in general (only one per person). Hopefully someone, say that damn Team Beige of Timewarp who I'm almost certain were told what the Mark II was, but are withholding it from us or MAYBE even TFB. Either way, it's a good waste of time. Wink

As you've probably guessed, from my near emotional breakdown, my question is; "What is the Mark II supposed to be?"

EDIT: My original text (everything above) is unchanged, but I wanted to add that I posted a message about the Mark II on the Timewarp forums the other day and this was the reply:

"Khes-Ra was a member of TB, but has left the team some time ago. TfB told TB about the MK2 a long time ago; I don't think they'd want us to share this information with others. You'll have to wait till the game is released to see what it is like."

So, in 3 or 4 years, when the full game of Timewarp comes out I'll have the answer to my question.  Grin But, seriously I just find it interesting that I have dozens of unanswered questions 10 years after the game was released. Most games either answer cliff hangers by the end of the game or the game is so bad (SCIII anyone?) that you don't care.
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Re: What question about SC do you most want answer
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2002, 08:41:00 pm »

I'd like to know what happened to the Androsynth.  But I'd like any of these *important* answers to come from Toys for Bob themselves.  I'd prefer that if they think there is any chance for a sequel, to leave them unanswered.  I see no reason to just drop all their "ideas" on us to just satisfy our curiosities.

As the Pkunk say:
Ah, the mysteries of the Universe.
Try to understand 'em, but can you?
Nope, they're mysteries!
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Re: What question about SC do you most want answer
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2002, 10:47:39 pm »

i'd like to know why did 6 people from the space station near Earth fell unconscious. The commander mentioned it so there must be something.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2002, 10:58:17 pm »

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i'd like to know why did 6 people from the space station near Earth fell unconscious. The commander mentioned it so there must be something.


Check your starmap.  Notice that there are no more Pkunk when he says that, and that he mentions that the 6 who fell out were psychically gifted.

Now, it may be a little "post hoc ergo propter hoc" to make this correllation, but I'm gonna go with "because you let the Pkunk die"
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2002, 06:07:48 am »

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I'd like to know what happened to the Androsynth.  But I'd like any of these *important* answers to come from Toys for Bob themselves.  I'd prefer that if they think there is any chance for a sequel, to leave them unanswered.  I see no reason to just drop all their "ideas" on us to just satisfy our curiosities.

As the Pkunk say:
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Try to understand 'em, but can you?
Nope, they're mysteries!


I never expected they'd answer (like you said, if they answered MOST questions it would ruin our hopes of a new SC game). Mostly the thread is just a thing to waste time on while traveling through hyperspace. Wink Either way it limits new threads that will be popping up by newcommers (i've seen quite a few questions in threads thus far).
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Check your starmap.  Notice that there are no more Pkunk when he says that, and that he mentions that the 6 who fell out were psychically gifted.

Now, it may be a little "post hoc ergo propter hoc" to make this correllation, but I'm gonna go with "because you let the Pkunk die"

Out of curiosity, is it possible to save the Pkunk??
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Re: What question about SC do you most want answer
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2002, 11:06:39 am »

They will join the Yehat and are thus saved if you start the Yehat revolution and get to the final battle before the Pkunk reach them (if you need more time you can turn them back by saying two different things).
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2002, 11:31:50 am »

Do you start the Yehat revolution merely by speaking to one of them?
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Re: What question about SC do you most want answer
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2002, 11:42:20 am »

We're getting off topic, but you need to show them a Shofixti before they will revolt.
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Re: What question about SC do you most want answer
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2002, 11:47:35 am »

It's not off-topic; the thread is "what question about sc do you most want answered?" Well you are answering my SC questions. Cheesy

So damn, I killed the Shofixti. My bad.  :-/
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2002, 12:09:15 pm »

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It's not off-topic; the thread is "what question about sc do you most want answered?" Well you are answering my SC questions. Cheesy

So damn, I killed the Shofixti. My bad.  :-/


Well I was aiming on the side of questions that TFB left for us (ie: What does it mean when the melnorme bridge changed colors?). Not how to do a certain thing, but I'm always happy to answer questions about the game. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2002, 01:16:00 pm »

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I'd like to know what happened to the Androsynth.  


My theory on that (as most of mine do), comes from conversations with the Orz and Arilou.  The Arilou repeatedly reference parasitic extra-dimensional creatures and tell you that your ignorance of these creatures is the only thing that keeps them from noticing you.  Just in case there is any doubt on what that means (eating you), they emphasize that you do NOT want to be noticed.  In a different conversation, you learn that the Androsynth were becoming too inquisitive into areas of dimensional fatigue.  I gather from these facts that the Androsynth became conscious of other dimensions and disappeared, leaving the Orz in their place.  The only question that bugs ME about their fate is whether the Orz killed them to keep the rest of the Universe safe, or the Orz actually ate the Androsynth.  While replaying UQM, I did notice some veiled references to *dinners* (or something) the Orz were looking forward to.  Maybe they plan to eat the humans, too ?  But on the side of them killing the A-S to make the Universe safe, they get incriedibly furious when you ask too many questions, which holds to the 'stay ignorant for your own protection' side.  Either way - I think it was the Orz.
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2002, 01:22:14 pm »

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I'd like to know what happened to the Androsynth.  But I'd like any of these *important* answers to come from Toys for Bob themselves.  I'd prefer that if they think there is any chance for a sequel, to leave them unanswered.  I see no reason to just drop all their "ideas" on us to just satisfy our curiosities.


I always thought the story inside the game(s) gave a pretty good general idea, mostly from exploring the research centers on the Androsynth homeworld + random info from talking to the Orz and Arilou, partially also from SC3.

The Androsynth were experimenting on some dimensional fatigue phenomena based on some precursor artifacts they found, and ended up finding the Orz on the "other side", which would've been them in their true form, since they're only reflections of some sort to this dimension or *fingers* as they say in 3. And the Orz apparently dont like people finding out about them..

It's no official answer to what happened, but I think it gave a good picture of it eventhough it didn't go to exact details. Been ages since I touched SC3 though so hopefully I remembered everything. I forget if the Supox had the same fate, it may have been explained but memory a bit blurry
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2002, 01:30:16 pm »

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My theory on that (as most of mine do), comes from conversations with the Orz and Arilou.  The Arilou repeatedly reference parasitic extra-dimensional creatures and tell you that your ignorance of these creatures is the only thing that keeps them from noticing you.  Just in case there is any doubt on what that means (eating you), they emphasize that you do NOT want to be noticed.  In a different conversation, you learn that the Androsynth were becoming too inquisitive into areas of dimensional fatigue.  I gather from these facts that the Androsynth became conscious of other dimensions and disappeared, leaving the Orz in their place.  The only question that bugs ME about their fate is whether the Orz killed them to keep the rest of the Universe safe, or the Orz actually ate the Androsynth.  While replaying UQM, I did notice some veiled references to *dinners* (or something) the Orz were looking forward to.  Maybe they plan to eat the humans, too ?  But on the side of them killing the A-S to make the Universe safe, they get incriedibly furious when you ask too many questions, which holds to the 'stay ignorant for your own protection' side.  Either way - I think it was the Orz.


Well pretty much everyone THINKS (well we're almost certain, but i'm going to say that word just for effect) that the Orz killed them, but the point is to find out what really happened and the only way to find that out is from TFB. Anyway, if you talk with the Spathi they say something like this; "We think the Orz ate them. Well not really, that's just what we think." (the wording is completely off, but you get the general idea). So, I assume that could be true, (after all SCIII is based on real ideas by TFB) but then again they think the Precursers are big cowards. Wink

As for the Arilou I think they wanted you not to know, so you wouldn't change your DNA so that the Orz would want you/find creatures that can cause harm to you. After you ask if you were in for the same fate as the Androsynth the Orz say "You not like Androsynth. You are different. You are happy *campers*" or something like that. So, whatever the Arilou did to Human's DNA will keep us safe from them.

Oh and remember that TFB wanted us to not know if the Orz were going to backstab us in SCII, so they're most likly very nastly little things who only help you because it serves them (or so I believe).
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I always thought the story inside the game(s) gave a pretty good general idea, mostly from exploring the research centers on the Androsynth homeworld + random info from talking to the Orz and Arilou, partially also from SC3.

The Androsynth were experimenting on some dimensional fatigue phenomena based on some precursor artifacts they found, and ended up finding the Orz on the "other side", which would've been them in their true form, since they're only reflections of some sort to this dimension or *fingers* as they say in 3. And the Orz apparently dont like people finding out about them..

It's no official answer to what happened, but I think it gave a good picture of it eventhough it didn't go to exact details. Been ages since I touched SC3 though so hopefully I remembered everything. I forget if the Supox had the same fate, it may have been explained but memory a bit blurry


You're completely right. But, I think Chad wanted to know if the Androsynth were really eaten or still alive somewhere as to wanting to know what the Orz did. Anyway, SCIII didn't have the Supox in it, (TFB wouldn't let them put them in for some reason are another) so I don't think they explain anything about them either. However, I could be wrong (I didn't even finish the game because I was so annoyied by the horror that is SCIII).
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