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black spathi?
« on: June 19, 2004, 02:40:57 pm »

the melnorme (was it them?) mentioned something about black spathi, painted black rods or something and they're all brave-like.  granted, I haven't explored all the stars and planets, but I just didn't happen to run into them.

I guess I was expecting them to appear in SC3, but they didn't.  So are they hiding somewhere in SC2?
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2004, 06:17:00 pm »

No, they don't exist.
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2004, 06:26:18 pm »

Actually, they DO exist, right were the cloaking device is.... (That is next to the portal spawner for the orz's *pretty space*.   Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2004, 11:46:09 pm »

hehehehe

don't you find the mark 2 somewhere around there too?

No wait, you get the precursor data plates and then you can build the mark 2 at your starbase in the betelguese system

now I remember
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2004, 02:23:12 am »

yes your quite right, but you need to do these things in order to get there

1] get your crew down to one in the precursor ship. but you must do this only through loss of crew in battle. that means you cant reduce your crew to one at the star base. when you get to one, warp out. next...

2] fight a probe, and warp out, and try not to get killed.

3] upon warping out, the black spathi will warp in, destroy the probe, then give you some big lecture on what it means to be brave and fight your battles, instaed of running away.

4] after the talk they say they have something for you, but must test you in batle first.

5] fight the black spathi, but be careful, as there ship is alot more powerful than a normal spathi. forward gun shoots farther and hits twice as hard, and the butt missle will home in better and will track you farther. prove yourself in battle and they will hand over the data plates for the mark 2.

6] take the plates back to the syreen starbase. she will set up the base to build the mark 2.

well, what are you waiting for? go get it...

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2004, 06:38:42 am »

...I can't tell whether I'm being BSed or given real info.
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2004, 07:01:51 am »

BSed - As you would put it. There is NO black spathi squadron that you can find in the game.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2004, 07:40:51 am »

sorry about that denkc. just having a little fun with the new guy. welcome to the board! Grin

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2004, 03:41:02 am »

now that I think of it, was "the cloaking device" mentioned anywhere in the game? where the hell did that idea even come up from?

I can't recall..
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2004, 05:09:44 am »

The makers were considering putting it in, except they could not find a way to make it er.... more interesting than the illwrath one. That coupled with lack of time canned the idea. (At least that is what I have been told)
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2004, 07:34:56 am »

Then we all had a debate whether it would be sexy.
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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2004, 04:54:37 pm »

I remember an episode from ST:TNG, where as you all probably know the Klingons had a cloaking device; the humans had some treaty of war that they would not build any cloaking devices, but someone has - it was a cloaking device that allowed the vessel not only to be hidden from other ships but also to move THROUGH objects, planets, whatever.

I think that's a cool contra to the traditional how-to-make-a-rival-cloaking-device!

think, in battle you just turn on the cloaking shield and the shots move through you.. of course some measurements of balance should be added.
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2004, 07:09:58 pm »

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now that I think of it, was "the cloaking device" mentioned anywhere in the game? where the hell did that idea even come up from?

I can't recall..


There was a screenshot or some such around with a cloaking device i nthe device list methinks.

That cloak sounds fascinating. And of course, I have already figured out who could use it best. Imagine a Shofixti Scout... Materialising inside a enemy ship! then pick your choise of brave warriors storming the whole thing or just a Very Big Bang.
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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2004, 09:15:06 pm »

Well, its not that simple I think. A spaceship is not really empty, it is (usually) filled with some mixture of gasses (breathable atmosphere for the ships crew). So that means the beforementioned shofixti would 'resolidify' in a space occupied with gas and their bodies would in some way fuse with the gas. I think that would seriously erm... ***-up their molecular structure.

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2004, 09:27:01 pm »

Well, space (notably around planetary bodies which is where SC2 fights taker place) isn't really empty either. There's all sorts of molecules hanging around out there, just not very many of them. Any ship anywhere in space, ever that started sliding out of our "phase", and then attempted to "slide" back in would face integrity breaches. Space dust, miniscule meteoritic fragments and the likes can be just as deadly as appearing inside something.

Try to keep in mind that this is sci-fi, so rules tend to get bent.
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