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The Planet Eaters
« on: June 09, 2004, 01:40:07 am »

My dad and uncle john.. they've played star control II through about 40+ times (Honestly... They love the game). On some planet theres a wrecked base (3d0 version) talking about something named the planet eaters.. saying they obliterated a whole world. My dad says he found some other scattered info after visiting at least 95% of the worlds and talking to almost if not everything. Does anyone have any information on the planet eaters? My dad thinks they're what wiped out the precursers. Took out their whole world by.. eating it o_o
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Re: The Planet Eaters
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2004, 01:52:27 am »

What? Perhaps you are referring to what happened to the androsyn?
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2004, 02:15:24 am »

No idea, my dad says it's something he's still trying to figure out to this day. (The planet eaters)
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2004, 02:40:02 am »

I think he's fallen for the same Umgah trick that the Spathi fell for:
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One particularly nasty prank was the time they broadcast a trick message through space declaring the arrival of the 'Grand Master Planet Eaters' or some such nonsense.
This caused several alien cultures to go mad with panic including, you might be surprised to know, ourselves.


There's another reference from the Spathi:
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At least we have removed one source of their annoying jokes -- an unusually strong Hyperwave 'Caster which they used on several occasions to impersonate such frightening characters as
the Grand Master Planet Eaters
Jud the Ineffable Vug
and Killmaster 18.
Needless to say, we did not fall for any of their high jinks.


But there are no actual planet eaters in the game.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2004, 02:43:09 am »

Oh, I forgot one reference. When the Spathi leave their moon to go back under their slave shield on their home world, they leave a message behind:
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   P.S. THIS MACHINE IS THE
   SUPER-POWERFUL HYPERWAVE CASTER
   THAT THE UMGAH USED TO TRICK US
   INTO BELIEVING THAT THE `GRAND
   MASTER PLANET EATERS'WERE COMING
   TO DESTROY SPATHIWA. WE THOUGHT
   MAYBE YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE IT.

This reference is probably at the "wrecked base" you mentioned.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2004, 02:53:47 am »

I know I know, There -is- a world with a wrecked base with a message of the planet eaters. It's not the spathi trick
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2004, 03:17:42 am »

Or perhaps he mis-remembers the Burvixese, whose culture was destroyed by the Kohr-Ah?

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THESE RUINS SEEM TO BE THE REMNANTS OF A CIVILIZATION WHICH CALLED ITSELF THE `BURVIXESE'. ALL THEIR CITIES HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO RADIOACTIVE SLAG BY SOME FORM OF ENERGY WEAPON SIMILAR BUT NOT IDENTICAL TO THE UR-QUAN'S FUSION BLAST. FROM EVIDENCE WE HAVE GATHERED HERE, WE CAN CONCLUDE THAT THIS ENTIRE CIVILIZATION WAS DESTROYED FROM ORBIT SOMETIME IN THE LAST 8-12 EARTH YEARS. THERE ARE NO SURVIVORS.
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2004, 03:21:04 am »

umm, no.

give us the coordinates if you're so sure, but I should warn you that unless you're mistaking the Spathi-Umgah incident (see above) with this one, then you wouldn't find anything.
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2004, 04:30:44 am »

>:\ I'm not wrong... it's real dammnit!
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2004, 06:12:33 am »

Well, theoretically, it's possible that the rest of us all missed it in the game, and that TFB removed it from the sources before they gave them to us.
But I'd place my money on you mixing some things up.
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2004, 06:28:18 am »

Maybe, since your dad has played the game so much, he'd be willing
to go through one more time and find the elusive quotes about the
planet eaters. However, having just done a search through the content
and source (I love grep) I have to agree with Meep-eep.

Edit: There are three matches to the term "planet eater" in the game text.
Each of which is listed above.
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2004, 08:11:41 am »

And I just did a strings & grep through the original SC2 for DOS.  It had the Burvixese & Spathi quotes, but nothing else in the lander text about the Planet Eaters.

Also remember that we're not saying you're lying, just that your father mixed something up after not playing it for several years (I've done the same thing; I always forget where the cloaking device is hidden).
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2004, 12:14:23 pm »

Yes, but its hard to find cuz its cloaked.
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Re: The Planet Eaters
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2004, 08:00:27 pm »

Linux has some pretty powerful built in sensors, but even grep can't penetrate this cloak.
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Re: The Planet Eaters
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2004, 02:10:28 am »

This is one of the hints... my dad picked up on this a long time ago

On your first contact with the arilou they say that they modified earths history to make us invisible to the creatures... and that if we showed ourselves they would surely come for us... the androsynth showed themselves, and there are no more androsynth.

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