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Black Spathi
« on: May 08, 2005, 08:32:29 pm »

Black Spathi:  I've heard you guys talk about them.  Who are they?  What's their legend?  Has anyone found them?  Where's their homeworld?  What to they do?  
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2005, 09:18:11 pm »

they aren't in the game. thats the only time they are talked about.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2005, 10:45:45 pm »

I was just doing some concept thumbnails for them, and I thought about the decoy compartments. Would they use them? They did use existing ships (repainted), but any future ships might be more utilitarian?
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2005, 11:38:46 pm »

Well, since these spathi are the opposites of their counterparts, my guess is that they would be filled with extra ammunition.
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2005, 10:38:36 am »

Even in the game they're only a rumor.  Some people love believing that every rumor in a game reflects an easter egg or cheat that they can find in the game.  I believe Pik would refer to this as Final Fantasy Syndrome.   Roll Eyes
The nice part about SC2 is that some rumors panned out, others did not.

Spoiler:

If you really wantto find the Black Spathi Squadron, you'll have to have the Cloaking Device added to your ship.  the Black Spathi Squadron are even _more_ paranoid than regular Spathi and have painted their ships black to match the darkness of space.  You'll see them as quick black flashes across the stars in Spathi controlled systems.  You can only sneak up on them when your ship is cloaked.

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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2005, 05:40:37 am »

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I believe Pik would refer to this as Final Fantasy Syndrome.
that makes me think of this: http://project-apollo.net/text/rpg.html
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2005, 10:03:40 am »

Thank you Michael, it seems I was unknowingly refering to:

# Zelda's Axiom
Whenever somebody tells you about "the five ancient talismans" or "the nine legendary crystals" or whatever, you can be quite confident that Saving the World will require you to go out and find every last one of them.
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2005, 08:22:23 pm »

I've heard of this cloaking device before.  It's supposed to not come up on the planet scanners, thus making really hard to find.  Has any one found it?  Does anyone have a hunch where it probably is?  Maybe the programmers know...  

Where do here the rumor in the game?
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2005, 11:31:33 pm »

http://uqm.stack.nl/wiki/index.php?title=Hoaxes_and_Rumours_FAQ
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2005, 02:17:15 am »

Maybe the Black Spathi are better cowards then normal spathi.  Why else would they paint their ships black?  So they could hide better in the darkness of space.  Bright colors are a terrible choice for beings that do nothing but run and hide.  Which probably also explains why you don't see them at all in the game.
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2005, 06:29:49 am »

I even had a spoiler about the spoiler.  Did I need a spoiler about the spoiler spoiler, saying "believe the spoiler's spoiler.  C20's original spoiler was just pulling your leg"?   Shocked   Wink
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