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The new "planet" Sedna, and UQM
« on: March 21, 2004, 08:24:21 pm »

Most likely, you might have heard something about a new planet having been discovered in our solar system on the news.

They named it Sedna, and it´s three times further from the sun than Pluto.

Anyway, when I heard this, I was wondering: How much work would it be to cram an extra planet into UQM´s version of the Solar System? Currently, I can think of three reasons NOT to do it:

# Insufficient data available. The data that´s important to UQM, that is. What kind of Tectonic rating would it have? Weather? And most important of all: What colour is it?

# Forced relocation of Fwiffo. Fwiffo, in true Spathi fashion, hid on the planet farthest from the sun. Now that Pluto no longer is the planet farthest from the sun, he would have to be relocated, I really doubt people would want that (though I´m pretty sure Fwiffo would).

# It´s alot easier to program it´s non-existance than it´s existance. The UQM project has enough programming stuff to worry about as is, without crazy people coming in and demandng that a whole planet should be inserted into the game "because it´s there".

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Re: The new "planet" Sedna, and UQM
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2004, 09:23:41 pm »

Is it even a real planet? It's too small. Scientists have said that if they had found Pluto just in couple years ago they wouldn't call it as a planet. It's just too small. Moon, Earth and asteroids, all same material, but only the size matters for what name it's going to have. Sooo... In my opinion UQM doesn't need any more planets even if it's possible to make one.
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2004, 09:25:33 pm »

Im pretty sure the definiton of a planet is that it orbits around a star. A moon orbits around a planet.
If its not a planet its definately not a moon.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2004, 09:55:58 pm »

*Pokes Chrispy in a friendly fashion for managing the incredible feat of misspelling planet in three different ways during three sentences.

Would it really add much to the story in any way though? I mean, I'm all for being exact, but it just seems a bit... Unneccessary.
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Re: The new "planet" Sedna, and UQM
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2004, 10:16:22 pm »

Have scientists offically made it a planet? If not than I don't see the point of putting it in UQM....
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2004, 10:24:10 pm »

Well the only point of it would be to make the game more accurate.
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2004, 10:26:28 pm »

But it would not be accurate if the "planet" turned out not to be a planet. That would be disappointing to someone who spent some time on it and improvised the game.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2004, 10:30:29 pm »

Well I believe it is confired that Sedna is orbiting the sun, so we could impliment it as something orbiting the sun, with the same graphics as a normal planate.
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2004, 10:36:16 pm »

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Well I believe it is confired that Sedna is orbiting the sun, so we could impliment it as something orbiting the sun, with the same graphics as a normal planate.


Fine this time I'm quoting you so you can't edit your plantae away Wink

Still, I think it's a bit early to consider putting this thing into UQM. For all we know, that planet was blown up when the Quan invaded.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2004, 10:41:12 pm »

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Fine this time I'm quoting you so you can't edit your plantae away Wink


And you can't edit your plantae away.
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Re: The new "planet" Sedna, and UQM
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2004, 10:41:43 pm »

Hold on there Luki! - I don't think that Quans have that sort of firing power. They would have to use a BIG bomb which:

A: I don't think they know how to make one and it would be a waste to use a precursor weapon.

B: The other planets would show signs of a explosion.
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2004, 10:46:30 pm »

The plantae was a subtle play on your inability to spell the word, and your need to cover it up. Sadly, it seems to have gone over your head Wink oh well, them's the breaks.

Falcon: Good point.  No regular planet could have been blown up. How about just blasting it out of orbit   Roll Eyes Small planet, far away from the Sun, massive bombardment of human defense stations. Also, why would other planets show damage from that? all that'd be left would be a ring of debris somewhere outside of Pluto...
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Re: The new "planet" Sedna, and UQM
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2004, 10:48:35 pm »

Well, the utwig have this bomb that can blow up the Sa-matra. Does anyone know how the sa-matra compairs to Sedna in size?
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Re: The new "planet" Sedna, and UQM
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2004, 10:50:55 pm »

Even if you "blew up" the planet, it would send big pieces flying in every direction. Including earth (oops).

EDIT: After seeing your last post Chrispy - Remember the bomb was made bigger by the chmmr. - They increased its power.
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Re: The new "planet" Sedna, and UQM
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2004, 10:52:11 pm »

Or it would leave something like the asteroid belt.
Its hard to tell what would happen because we have never blown up any planets.
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