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Most Obscure Bit of Dialogue and/or Detail?
« on: December 15, 2002, 10:51:42 am »

I think it'd be neat to share experience as far as really obscure bits of dialogue and/or details in SC2.  In some other threads I've read I noticed someone mentioned sort of an outtake in the spoken version of some Druuge line, and also something about the Druuge commenting on you ripping them off if you pull some fuel-tank-filling trick.

I'd like to hear other interesting/funny bits from throughout the game that perhaps not many people would be likely to stumble upon.  And maybe if you could share tips without making it a total spoiler, it'd be more fun for others to go off and try to find the things on their own.

Maybe the fine folks working on the re-release might even stumble upon some bit of dialogue in the code that you can't actually ever reach in the game (through some error)!  Wouldn't that be something?
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Re: Most Obscure Bit of Dialogue and/or Detail?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2002, 11:21:29 am »

Well you could just listen to all the sound files for the dialog... Grin
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Re: Most Obscure Bit of Dialogue and/or Detail?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2002, 03:27:25 pm »

Two pretty obscure bits would be the Melnorme giving you fuel for free (when you're stranded with absolutely nothing they can strip from your ship and no bio) and the Melnorme telling you about the time the Spathi accidentally genocided the Algolites. (When you piss them off to a degree, then attempt to make amends)
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Re: Most Obscure Bit of Dialogue and/or Detail?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2002, 07:24:17 pm »

I'm sure everybody knows that Buenos Aires (captial of Argentina) got blown away by the Ur-Quan, but I heard/read it for the first time the other day.
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Re: Most Obscure Bit of Dialogue and/or Detail?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2002, 02:08:05 am »

What ?  Am I the only one who apparently didn't get that ?
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Re: Most Obscure Bit of Dialogue and/or Detail?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2002, 10:32:37 am »

Yes, I always wondered, of all the famous cities of the world, among them, Rome, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, London, Buenos Aires, and Washington, why Buenos Aires ... WHY Fred and Paul WHY WHY ... ok, I'm done.

I think what I always found far more interesting though was this,
"In some cases, the Ur-Quan destroyed places we did not even suspect were significant.  From their positions in orbit, the Dreadnoughts blew away a kilometer of land in central Iraq, vaporized several targets in the Amazon rain forest, punched a big hole through the Antarctic icecap to destroy something deep under the surface, and melted a broad swath of the ocean floor in the south-eastern Atlantic."

What do you think these were?  I always thought the south-eastern Atlantic one was a joke about Atlantis and maybe that the Amazon and Antarctica were somehow connected.  And that central Iraq was somehow related to the garden of Eden.

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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2002, 11:14:29 am »

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What do you think these were?  I always thought the south-eastern Atlantic one was a joke about Atlantis and maybe that the Amazon and Antarctica were somehow connected.  And that central Iraq was somehow related to the garden of Eden.

Precursor artifacts/ships/installations of course!
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2002, 11:19:00 am »

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Precursor artifacts/ships/installations of course!

Yeah, I know that was stated in another part of the game, but it doesn't eliminate the potentional for the formation of certain human mythology.
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2002, 12:57:29 pm »

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Yes, I always wondered, of all the famous cities of the world, among them, Rome, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, London, Buenos Aires, and Washington, why Buenos Aires ... WHY Fred and Paul WHY WHY ... ok, I'm done.


As a nod to Starship Troopers.
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2002, 01:06:18 pm »

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As a nod to Starship Troopers.

I hope you're joking Wink

Maybe it was the other way around?
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Re: Most Obscure Bit of Dialogue and/or Detail?
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2002, 02:49:20 pm »

The book, not the movie.

At least I hope..  Smiley
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Re: Most Obscure Bit of Dialogue and/or Detail?
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2002, 09:01:58 pm »

Yes, that's right.  Heinlein wrote the book in the late 1950's.   Johnny Rico was from Buenos Aires and it gets destroyed by a bug attack, making him think both his parents are dead.  I read the book after I played this game the first time (and before I ever saw that movie), so I wonder if Fred and Paul were giving a nod to Heinlein's story.
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Re: Most Obscure Bit of Dialogue and/or Detail?
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2002, 09:21:18 pm »

Ah, I had never heard of the book.
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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2002, 09:28:48 pm »

A lot of people haven't.  I mean, the movie was made almost 40 years later and I felt it was totally different from the book.  Parts of the story were completely changed.  Read that book.  It will totally change your mind about the movie, especially if you enjoyed the movie.  They just didn't do it justice.  I mean, what happened to the body armor!?  Anyway, it was an excellent point brought up by David Morse.

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Re: Most Obscure Bit of Dialogue and/or Detail?
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2002, 05:46:48 am »

I heard that the bugs weren't even actual bugs in the book.. they're like robots or something. Is that true?
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