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Get the Vux on Our Side?  Warning: Some spoil
« on: June 14, 2005, 03:38:42 am »

Here's a theory that I worked on but never succeeded in doing.  After we get the Vux tell us the real reason why they hate us so much, is it possible to get the mask that the Utwig want to give to us for fixing the Ultron, wear it while talking to the Vux again and form an alliance?  

I tried getting the Utwig to finish the mask many times, but never got them to finish it.  
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Re: Get the Vux on Our Side?  Warning: Some spoil
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2005, 06:04:12 am »

It is not possible to ally with the VUX.
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Re: Get the Vux on Our Side?  Warning: Some spoil
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2005, 07:43:12 am »

But has anyone tried anything like this?  

We know definitively, for instance, that there are no black spathi since none of their ships exist in the game.  As far as I know, which admittedly is not that far, there is no definitive answer for the above question.  

Only the makers of the game can give us a sure answer.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2005, 09:51:37 am »

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Only the makers of the game can give us a sure answer.

Or, anyone who bothers to read the game source code.  As someone who has had the occasion to do so, I can state with a fair degree of certainty that it is not possible to ally with the VUX.
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2005, 11:46:07 am »

Agreed!  

And thanks! --you gave me just the answer that I was looking for.  

But that's the hallmark of a game this good...  even knowing the source code says it's impossible still  leaves a bit of doubt in one's mind.  

At least officially, I can lay this theory to rest somewhat along with any hope of finding Black Spathi.  
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2005, 08:14:20 pm »

I was thinking that wearing an utwig mask should help become less hostile with them, in sequels. But not here.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2005, 11:09:03 pm »

Hmmm...  definitely a possibility.  In SCII, I tried asking about the mask several times and the most I could get was that it was in a secret location and that it would take years to make.  I even tried looking for where it was being made.
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2005, 01:36:06 am »

I am always told that the likelyhood of Pkunk respawning is 50%, but even if the code says that, I don't buy it. When ever I fight my brother in melee, the respawns follow a pattern, I haven't been able to recognize yet. I see it, but I don't know what it is.
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2005, 10:12:44 am »

While technically correct (it's a psuedo random function, and thus some pattern should emerge eventually), it should be perceptually indistinguishable from a true 50/50 random number generator, to which people like to ascribe patterns to as well...

Regarding the Utwig Mask, wasn't it being made on the face of a moon or something?

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I am honored to encounter your greatness!
Currently, our collective creative force is engaged in a project to honor you.
We are in the process of transforming a planetary body
in a location that will remain secret
into a Great Mask. This mask will be worn by one individual and ONLY one individual!
It is the mask of the great Captain! It is YOU that wears this mask.
When you don this mask, we will see the eyes come alive.
When you speak, all will hear. When you smile, we will rejoice!
I sense your excitement concerning this project!
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