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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2007, 01:04:05 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?
Playing UQM again, started looking for nasty places (for landers to poke around) after I saw this post.

Sof far most dangerous (for landers) places I've found are:
Zeeman Ia - Weather 7, Tectonics 6 and Temperature 4995 C
Alpha Apodis IIIa - Weather 7, Tectonics 7 and Temperature 2653 C

Have to keep my eyes open, maybe something nastier will show up... Cool
I searched all giant and super-giant stars and found these. My basic criteria were tectonics and weather higher than 6 and temperature higher than 1500 °C.

Zeeman Ia - Weather 7, Tectonics 6 and Temperature 4995 °C
Zeeman IVb - Weather 7, Tectonics 6 and Temperature 3892 °C
Alpha Geminorum Ia - Weather 7, Tectonics 8 and Temperature 1800 °C
Alpha Apodis IIIa - Weather 7, Tectonics 7 and Temperature 2653 °C
Alpha Camelopardalis II - Weather 7, Tectonics 8 and Temperature 1310 °C
Alpha Columbae III - Weather 7, Tectonics 7 and Temperature 1920°C
Beta Cephei Ic - Weather 8, Tectonics 7 and Temperature 164 °C
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2007, 02:14:17 pm »

No wonder that Zeeman is so hot. Remember Burton's tactic from the SC2 manual?
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2007, 03:28:05 am »

No wonder that Zeeman is so hot. Remember Burton's tactic from the SC2 manual?
Nope, what was that?
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2007, 02:23:01 pm »

Quote from: SC2 manual
She had just taken a navigational star fix when the ships from Earth were suddenly ambushed by an elite force of Androsynth Guardian combat vessels. The Androsynth ships had been modified for extended blazer mode, giving them increased speed and range.
The task force was cut to shreds and only Burton's vessel, the Tobermoon, escaped immediate destruction. Knowing the Tobermoon could not outrun the Guardian ships, Captain Burton engaged in a desperate ploy to save the ship and crew. Fear crinkling the corners of her deep blue eyes, she warped her craft toward the heart of Zeeman's Star, a nearby supergiant sun. She had a desperate plan, a last ditch ploy she prayed would confuse the pursuer's sensors. The bridge crew began to panic as heat in the cabin climbed to oven-like temperatures. Two enlisted men finally broke under the pressure and came for Burton, terror in their eyes and sweat pouring down their faces. But the captain had guts as well as beauty. She drew her sidearm and held the mutineers off, gaining the precious minutes she needed. Finally, the cabin temperature now nearing 150 degrees Fahrenheit, she judged they were close enough to the titanic star for her plan to work. As the Tobermoon's outer hull began to liquify, Burton jettisoned the ship's entire stock of nuclear missiles and detonated them. From the Androsynths' perspective, the vessel they were chasing had exploded when it flew too close to the superhot sun.

In the future, use http://starcontrol.classicgaming.gamespy.com/sc2/sc2_hist1.shtml for the Star Control 2 backstory.
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2007, 07:32:43 pm »

Quote from: SC2 manual
She had just taken a navigational star fix when the ships from Earth were suddenly ambushed by an elite force of Androsynth Guardian combat vessels. The Androsynth ships had been modified for extended blazer mode, giving them increased speed and range.
The task force was cut to shreds and only Burton's vessel, the Tobermoon, escaped immediate destruction. Knowing the Tobermoon could not outrun the Guardian ships, Captain Burton engaged in a desperate ploy to save the ship and crew. Fear crinkling the corners of her deep blue eyes, she warped her craft toward the heart of Zeeman's Star, a nearby supergiant sun. She had a desperate plan, a last ditch ploy she prayed would confuse the pursuer's sensors. The bridge crew began to panic as heat in the cabin climbed to oven-like temperatures. Two enlisted men finally broke under the pressure and came for Burton, terror in their eyes and sweat pouring down their faces. But the captain had guts as well as beauty. She drew her sidearm and held the mutineers off, gaining the precious minutes she needed. Finally, the cabin temperature now nearing 150 degrees Fahrenheit, she judged they were close enough to the titanic star for her plan to work. As the Tobermoon's outer hull began to liquify, Burton jettisoned the ship's entire stock of nuclear missiles and detonated them. From the Androsynths' perspective, the vessel they were chasing had exploded when it flew too close to the superhot sun.

In the future, use http://starcontrol.classicgaming.gamespy.com/sc2/sc2_hist1.shtml for the Star Control 2 backstory.
Ok, thanks.
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2007, 12:35:00 pm »

In the future, use http://starcontrol.classicgaming.gamespy.com/sc2/sc2_hist1.shtml for the Star Control 2 backstory.
You mean PoNaF's copy of the story from the PC SC2 manual, right (your link seems to be broken)? If you have the manual, you can use that instead, of course.
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Re: Where's the most dangerous planet?
« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2007, 02:17:26 pm »

Ah, oops, it was http://starcontrol.classicgaming.gamespy.com/sc2/sc2_hist.shtml without 1, of course.
Thank you for correcting me.
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