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Re: Mass Effect.
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2006, 11:48:31 pm »

Wow. There's no better way to ensure that your game is a failure than to imply that one of your main sources of inspiration was Star Control 3. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2006, 12:43:01 am »

Awesome, I'll pay big bucks for any rip off of Star Control!

Wait. They're using the plot of Star Control 3: Cat Turd Editon? Uh, yeah. I think I'll wait another few years until Ninja Gaiden 2 comes out before I buy a NextBox.
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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2006, 01:54:27 am »

That plot point is a ripoff of SC3?  I thought the whole eternal ones was ripping off Galactus, that marvel turd comic villian.  And they never even played star control 1, 2 or 3, nor is it the same type of game beyond the whole exploring space.  It's more of a evolution of KOTOR.
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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2006, 03:04:18 am »

That plot point is a ripoff of SC3?  I thought the whole eternal ones was ripping off Galactus, that marvel turd comic villian.  And they never even played star control 1, 2 or 3, nor is it the same type of game beyond the whole exploring space.  It's more of a evolution of KOTOR.

How do you know what they played?
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2006, 03:25:48 am »

Because they said it on their main forum:

http://masseffect.bioware.com/forums/viewforum.html?forum=104


Of course, you can say they are just lying, which is taint amount to a stupid conspiracy theory, by which point I will have lost my interest....
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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2006, 03:51:49 am »

How about a direct link to the thread?
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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2006, 04:51:20 am »

http://masseffect.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=454974&forum=104


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    Quote: Posted 10/16/05 20:49:56 (GMT) by Adria Teksuni

    This probably belongs best in the Off Topic Forum...


Why? It's definately ON topic.

Good suggestion. I've never tried Star Control 2, but it sounds like another that I'll have to try to look for. Thanks.




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I downloaded it and have been playing at it here and there between bouts of Battlefield 2, watching over people's shoulders to see Black & White 2 and F.E.A.R., and playing the demo for Indigo Prophecy over-and-over. Now I have to track down Advent Rising and see what that's all about.



The only one who seems to have played it downloaded it in 2005, long after Mass Effect was in development (It's been in development since 2001)


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« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2006, 05:09:13 am »

The only one who seems to have played it downloaded it in 2005, long after Mass Effect was in development (It's been in development since 2001)

No, the only one of the two who have commented on it who has played it.
Anything on the other designers? (And I don't expect that Chris Priestly, being a "Community Coordinator", has had much influence on the design, though I might be wrong).
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« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2006, 06:09:15 am »

This is going off topic and since no one here seems to cares about Mass Effect, and since no one seems to be talking about Mass Effect itself and just talking about how they think it's a rip off, I'm locking this thread down.
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« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2006, 03:53:53 pm »

That's not how we do things around here. If a thread goes off-topic and noone is trying to talk about the original topic, we let it go off-topic.
But you asked what people think about this game. If people think it's a rip-off, that's very much on topic. Although I don't think people are saying that. Except for Shiver, who seems to say that an SC2 rip-off is good.

Anyhow, thanks for letting us know that non-moderators had the power to lock their own thread.
Thread unlocked.

Now, considering that you and swbf are the same person, I'll give you one chance to convince me you're not a shill, which would mean an automatic ban for life.
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« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2006, 04:56:12 pm »

We are not the same person, we simply use the same computer. Times like this remind me of the necessity of proxies...
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« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2006, 05:13:58 pm »

Except for Shiver, who seems to say that an SC2 rip-off is good.

Um, then he says "Oh, it's ripping off star control 3???"

By the way, the game's influences don't seem to be star control at all, they cite examples like "Blade Runner, and Aliens." Now, we can all say they are ripping off the eternal ones, but even if they were, that doesn't necessarily make it bad. Oh well. i'm still excited about this game regardless.
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« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2006, 05:55:46 pm »

Star Control 2 is not Star Control 3.

I'll accept your "different people using a single computer" for now. But I will keep an eye on you (two?).
I find it very suspicious when someone who isn't a regular here suddenly starts a thread asking about another game, with the only other person who's enthousiastic about the game being another non-regular from another account from the same IP address, and who as soon as there are some comments which he/she perceives as negative about the game proceeds with trying to lock the thread.
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« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2006, 06:00:07 pm »

Anyhow, thanks for letting us know that non-moderators had the power to lock their own thread.
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I'm so going to start locking my own threads. In fact, I'm going to head over to my old threads right away and start locking them.

Erm, On-Topic, what do you want us to discuss then? It's a game, looks interesting, the story bears a passing resemblance to SC3. If you don't want a Star Control themed board to look at the similarities with Star Control, what do you want? Just go "looks good, carry on"? If you want discussion, you might want to actually bring up something else than "hay guyz new game <link>. What do you like about it? What potential problems do you foresee? Why do you feel it is different, and why do you need our opinions? And so on and so forth.

Other than that, looks good, carry on.
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« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2006, 06:03:37 pm »

Star Control 2 is not Star Control 3.

Maybe you should read the whole post from him.....

"Awesome, I'll pay big bucks for any rip off of Star Control!

Wait. They're using the plot of Star Control 3: Cat Turd Editon? Uh, yeah. I think I'll wait another few years until Ninja Gaiden 2 comes out before I buy a NextBox."


I'll accept your "different people using a single computer" for now. But I will keep an eye on you (two?).
I find it very suspicious when someone who isn't a regular here suddenly starts a thread asking about another game, with the only other person who's enthousiastic about the game being another non-regular from another account from the same IP address, and who as soon as there are some comments which he/she perceives as negative about the game proceeds with trying to lock the thread.

Yeah, but the thing is I was already posting here before he made that Mass Effect thread. Granted, i'm a non-regular, but the time I posted the questions was pretty close to the creation of this thread. Plus, if I wanted to make multiple accounts, i'd use a proxy. 

I didn't say to lock the thread anyway, that is Lore's idea. But yes, the similarities should be pointed out between the game, since he did post it at a star control forum.
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