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« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2003, 03:17:21 am »

Look for the star named Zeeman and zoom in.  WAY in.

Make sure to save before you go.  You'll thank me later.
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« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2003, 03:47:45 am »

One thing newbies could try is rushing straight over to Orz/Androsynth space after acquiring the starbase (and possibly mining some of the Centauri stars) for four reasons:

1: Orz ships. They can stand up to pretty much everything reasonably well. The Orz will ally with you as long as you show a little courtesy and not ask about the Androsynth.
2: They won't make you do any dumb errands for them.
3: There are many auric (gold) worlds around central Orz space.
4: You'll need the Taalo device to finish the game. Might as well get it while you're digging up gold.
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« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2003, 07:44:38 am »

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Look for the star named Zeeman and zoom in.  WAY in.

Make sure to save before you go.  You'll thank me later.

Sure Vela is interesting, but there isn't anything to DO there besides look at the pretty red shield around Unzervalt...
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« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2003, 12:15:36 am »

and...
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you get a big green circle in the middle of your map, if you survive. This is similar to the main reason to go rescue the Zoq-Fot-Pik.
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« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2003, 03:53:14 am »

About those planet colors

Violet Planet do in fact exist, they are named oolite and yttric... don't know why they are supposed to be the richest though? as opposed to the purple named Super-Dense, Vinylogous, Telluric, and Purple (duh).

also radioactive worlds are orange, not red.

oh and be sure to visit delta tauri, it's loaded
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« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2003, 03:59:45 am »

If it helps, there's a mineral density map of hyperspace which I downloaded from "The Pages of Now And Forever" and printed out.  If the site is still active (I'm not sure), you may be able to do a search and locate it.  If not, I might still be able to locate the file I downloaded and send it to someone to post somewhere (with credits of course).
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« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2003, 06:33:09 am »

The Pages of Now and Forever are still very active, so hop on over there and grab the chart if you need it.

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« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2003, 10:20:52 pm »

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zixyer - I think you meant Purple and not pink ... I've never seen a pink world.


I've seen quite a few pink worlds, though it could just be my monitor. I doubt it though, having seen plenty of violet (closer to indigo, really) worlds and plenty of dark red (Mars) ones.

My recommendation to newbies would be to visit the rumors Hayes tells you about, regarding new races that the Chenjesu encountered. The closer one being in the Giclas stars. And the next order of business is chat up any friends repeatedly for interesting information (and take notes!) until they basically tell you to go away now.

Oye, is Tanaka ever even remotely a threat? The poor guy is coated with limpets; it takes him a light year just to get to you. He's more of a threat to himself than anything, given that with that much limpeted thrust you can't possibly escape a planet's gravity.

(Poor guy. Someone has to crawl out and clean up the limpets off of the ship after battles, but the guy had noone to hold the steering wheel while he went out and cleaned off his ship, did he? I can't blame him for being deranged and attacking you so blindly. After 8 years in hyperspace and having nothing to watch except 'Winky's Happy Night' 65536 times, and nothing to eat except a random VUX limpet scraping or two, I'd be a little blind with rage as well.)
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« Reply #38 on: April 09, 2003, 12:12:21 am »

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nothing to eat except a random VUX limpet scraping or two

Actually, considering that every ship in SC1 can start a colony, he probably had enough food on board and could set up an ad-hoc farm for more... Anyway, waste renewal is the name of the game.

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Oye, is Tanaka ever even remotely a threat? The poor guy is coated with limpets; it takes him a light year just to get to you.
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After 8 years in hyperspace and having nothing to watch except 'Winky's Happy Night' 65536 times
okay, 4 geek points for using 2^16 where not necessary. To quote Snow Crash:
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« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2003, 12:17:40 am »

That's an interesting point. Maybe he did have a farm set up somewhere to keep him with food. How'd he solve the fuel issue though? He can't have been carrying that much, can he?  And I imagine that landing anywhere with that limpeted ship could be quite awkward.

Speaking of which, seeing as any ship could set up at least a small colony in SC1, why didn't Fwiffo's people set him up some sort of cozy and safe little base on Pluto before they left him? It'd be the least they could do.
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« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2003, 12:31:56 am »

Colonies can only be set up on water worlds...

But yeah, if they have the materials, they should be able to cook SOMETHING up...
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« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2003, 12:34:18 am »

Yeah, they wouldn't be able to set up a proper functioning colony. But if they can build a moonbase for all of them, then a snmall shack on the moon shouldn't be too hard.
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« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2003, 12:38:40 am »

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That's an interesting point. Maybe he did have a farm set up somewhere to keep him with food. How'd he solve the fuel issue though? He can't have been carrying that much, can he?  And I imagine that landing anywhere with that limpeted ship could be quite awkward.


*shudders as Tanaka's ship hurtles into the surface of a planet*

I wonder why the old goat didn't scrape off them limpets after landing on a planet, too.
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« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2003, 12:45:03 am »

Maybe he hibernated somehow? Woke up every now and then?
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« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2007, 05:59:32 pm »

[necro]Spirit of this thread! I, Valaggar of the Bloody Fangs, beseech you!
A drop of your coagulated blood is in this pot. The putrid remnants of your earthly meat is burned hereby in tribute to the Dark Gods! The un-marrowed bones of your living time are in the grave.
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Why stay awaken for five or six years on end, then? After all, how did Fwiffo survive for eight years hiding beneath the table?! Probably their food is very concentrate, for example nutritive pills - that's why the Talking Pet complains about food.
If you eat 9 square centimetres of concentrate a day, in 2922 days, i.e. 8 years, you eat 26298 square centimetres. Fwiffo wasn't desperate about food, so he must have had a lot remaining. That is, 40000 square centimetres, i.e. only 40 litres
 - 34 cm X 34 cm X 34 cm.
Reasonable, eh?
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