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Where's the most dangerous planet?
« on: June 15, 2006, 08:52:41 pm »

So far, the most violent planet I've found is Alpha Pavonis 4.  The vitals on it are 1404 C, Class 7 weather and class 4 tectonics.  Who can find something nastier?
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2006, 09:33:33 pm »

I seem to recall the only planet around Sirius to be a deathtrap, especially considering it's the first planet most people starting the game will visit after leaving the Sol system. I think it has high temp, high tectonics, I know it has class 8 weather, and might even have hostile life to boot.
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2006, 11:56:31 pm »

The first (only) planet of system 192,152. It is so hazardous, you can't even orbit it without your ship melting.
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2006, 06:36:46 pm »

Wait...... Ships can melt if they are too close to planets/stars?

And yes, when I first played UQM and I tried to land on the sirius planet. Well I had a couple of things to say when I landed.



          OMG!!!!! ABORT!!!! ABORT!!!!!! *boomsplode*
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2006, 12:42:49 pm »

The planets close to Supergiant stars are the most hostile, in overall.
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2006, 03:08:04 pm »

Earth is the most dangerous place i nthe universe. A good thing it is shielded.
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2006, 05:30:06 am »

Yup. Thank god I don't live there! Cheesy
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2007, 07:10:56 pm »

Where is this kind of planet data actually stored? I did a search for "pavonis" in the source code but found nothing.
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2007, 07:20:36 pm »

The Spathi home world. Those evil creatures will kill you every time!
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2007, 07:22:32 pm »

Where is this kind of planet data actually stored? I did a search for "pavonis" in the source code but found nothing.
The star names are in content/lbm/starcon.txt (with most of the other user interface text) for easier internationalisation. The stars are defined in src/sc2code/plandata.c. The planets themselves are generated pseudorandomly (with exceptions for plot-related stuff), mostly through code in src/sc2code/planets.
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2007, 08:29:34 pm »

Where is this kind of planet data actually stored? I did a search for "pavonis" in the source code but found nothing.
The star names are in content/lbm/starcon.txt (with most of the other user interface text) for easier internationalisation. The stars are defined in src/sc2code/plandata.c. The planets themselves are generated pseudorandomly (with exceptions for plot-related stuff), mostly through code in src/sc2code/planets.
Ok thanks, it's kind of fun playing around with these things. I also tried doing a faster-time mod.

EDIT: It seems like combat is sped up alot after I did this. Is combat slower in time slower-time mod?
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2007, 10:11:00 pm »

How about the planet with the VUX Beast on it?
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2007, 08:04:41 am »

I'd say Mercury is the most dangerous, because you get told to go there, and before you have any lander enhancements.  You could potentially waste lots of crew and several landers on Mercury in the (mistaken!) belief that it's necessary in order to advance the game.
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2007, 01:45:13 pm »

Quote from: Elvish Pillager
How about the planet with the VUX Beast on it?

Delta Lyncis I? The Beast doesn't make it so dangerous, since it is only one. Just like the Vindicator. It can be easily avoided, if not confronted.

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I'd say Mercury is the most dangerous, because you get told to go there, and before you have any lander enhancements.  You could potentially waste lots of crew and several landers on Mercury in the (mistaken!) belief that it's necessary in order to advance the game.

Yes, you're right. There's no possible way to find about Io and its much easier-to-take radioactives stockpile, save for exploring (which you won't do before you save the StarBase, since you won't know that it's necessary).

Also dangerous are the Alpha Centauri planets. After Sirius, that star is your first destination for sure due to its popularity as the closest star from Sun. (at least the TrueSpace Alpha Centauri, the star in the game is probably another one, even if it's still a red supergiant).
Fortunately, even if you're not going to get minerals from your trip to AC, you'll still meet a very nice - though missing a dialogue line  Grin - person.
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2007, 04:54:55 pm »

Yes, you're right. There's no possible way to find about Io and its much easier-to-take radioactives stockpile, save for exploring (which you won't do before you save the StarBase, since you won't know that it's necessary).
Actually, the first time I played UQM, upon hearing that Mercury was dangerous, I explored the rest of the solar system and looted Io and some other moons.
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