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ZoqFotPik question
« on: July 30, 2006, 01:22:35 am »

In the category 'who cares!' I have the following question for u (it may have been asked before but theres so many threads in this forum, I cannot possibly check them all):

The stinger has 10 crew. That means it cannot have an equal number of zoqs, fots and piks on board. I think its most likely theres 3 sets of zoq-fot-pik's + 1 extra creature. Does the ship have 1 extra zoq, 1 extra fot or 1 extra pik? Or are the zoqs, fots and piks equal in their capabilities and completely exchangable and thus have a completely random crew composition? That would mean u could encounter a ship manned by only Fots!  Undecided
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Re: ZoqFotPik question
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2006, 01:39:39 am »

I'm sure they're all equal in skills somehow...

But ya, someone else asked this before, but the question was slightly different.  It would be a nice question to ask Toys For Bob...
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Re: ZoqFotPik question
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2006, 02:08:14 am »

I think there's one brown one, who's the captain. Notice how he's the one that steers the thing when they're flying, I think the rest are just odds and ends, etc...
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Re: ZoqFotPik question
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2006, 08:57:04 pm »

I always thought that each Zot, Fot or Pik count as 1/3 crew so in fact there are 30 of them...
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Re: ZoqFotPik question
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2006, 05:39:53 pm »

Since you always see them together and the Captain potrait only
ever shows one Captain, I assumed the three guys counted as one unit.
So, I agree with the above post, there are thirty guys, in ten groups
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Re: ZoqFotPik question
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2006, 08:50:25 pm »

Wow, wacky. There must be something about the Stinger's design that increases its enemy's weapon lethality threefold, then; what a crappy design!

If we follow that logic, does this mean there are actually 80 Androsynth aboard every Guardian? 36 humans in every Cruiser (separated into exactly equal numbers of males and females)? Of course, the alternative is that there really is at least one "odd man out" aboard every fully crewed Stinger.

My personal take is that the only thing guaranteed about the Stinger's crew composition is that it includes a minimum of one of each subrace: The brown guy to steer, the green one to man the gunner's station, and the blue one for the tonguing (Yeah! The tonguing's the best part!). The rest of the crew are manning support stations, and could be of any of the 3 subraces. What happens if there are less than 3 crew left on board? Er... Well, what do I know, anyway?
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2006, 12:23:30 am »

What happens if there are less than 3 crew left on board?
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Re: ZoqFotPik question
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2006, 01:11:42 am »

Any Zoq, Fot or Pik can change form into any of the other two "species". Wink
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Re: ZoqFotPik question
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2006, 02:45:12 am »

could be 9 crew and 1 computer... :3
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2006, 05:22:34 pm »

...With the computer doing the actual flying and captaining, and the ZFP just along for the ride. Tongue
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Re: ZoqFotPik question
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2006, 08:08:38 pm »

The stinger has 10 crew. That means it cannot have an equal number of zoqs, fots and piks on board.
Oh No!  Not uneven numbers of our dear friends and allies that are an alliance of three races!

In other news, the human cruiser is suspected of not having equal numbers of male and female humans.  More on this as it develops.
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« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2006, 09:47:30 pm »

Okay, I forgot about the Andros having five guys in the Captain's picture. My
mistake. In my defence, the Guardian ship doesn't appear in SC2...

Okay, new theory, there are three of each and one extra guy. Each
one _can_ pilot/fight, but they much prefer to break up the tasks.
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Re: ZoqFotPik question
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2006, 04:38:26 am »

Okay, I forgot about the Andros having five guys in the Captain's picture. My
mistake. In my defence, the Guardian ship doesn't appear in SC2...

What if those 5 guys were linked into a hive-like mind? Would they therefore count as One mind and thus captain or several? It would explain their uncanny ability to coordinate so well...
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Re: ZoqFotPik question
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2006, 05:14:38 pm »

The Androsynth are not the only ones with multiple crew members in the captain's pic. As mentioned, the hunams have got two (one lady and one gent; as I said before, does this mean the entire crew is paired up with someone of the opposite gender?), and there are two Spathi in their captain pic as well. I'm fairly certain this was done just for flavor (or maybe they couldn't come up with enough simple animations for only one member of those races back in SC1), and so I'm going to just chalk the ZFP pic up to the same idea as well.
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Re: ZoqFotPik question
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2006, 06:48:12 pm »

And after all... we don't have an answer to questions like "Why is the planet is only 3 times bigger than a spaceship", or, say, "Why minerals on planetary surfaces look like colored dots" . Not to mention the Crew/Hull discussion or "how 12 ships fit in the Vindicator" and so on...
It's a similar question.
I don't even think that PR3 and FF can answer these ) And they don't have too ))
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