The Ur-Quan Masters Home Page Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
August 13, 2020, 07:25:17 am
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Paul & Fred have reached a settlement with Stardock!

+  The Ur-Quan Masters Discussion Forum
|-+  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release
| |-+  General UQM Discussion (Moderator: Death 999)
| | |-+  Druuge vs Defenseless Ships
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Druuge vs Defenseless Ships  (Read 2791 times)
Asrial
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 35


I love YaBB 1G - SP1!


View Profile
Druuge vs Defenseless Ships
« on: August 14, 2007, 12:13:05 pm »

One of the comments the Druuge made were about how 'defenseless' ships are prime targets.

I was thinking...

Has anyone tried going up to them with no escorts and no weaponry?
Logged
Lurker
Frungy champion
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 67


The Lurker from *Below*


View Profile
Re: Druuge vs Defenseless Ships
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 01:53:15 pm »

Well, I haven't personally tried it, but I think they will attack.

EDIT:

"I note that your ship is unarmed and unescorted.
Therefore, by Druuge law, your ship is deemed derelict, and is subject to the laws of salvage.
While I would prefer to take your ship intact, alas, I suspect you will force me to sell it as scrap."
« Last Edit: August 14, 2007, 01:59:05 pm by Lurker » Logged

Where is the planet when you need it? Straight in front of you. *Crash*

Also, I hate asteroids.
Garrett
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 21


Exterminate!


View Profile
Re: Druuge vs Defenseless Ships
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007, 01:56:14 pm »

Yeah, they make that comment if they notice your ship's unarmed and unescorted (or just whenever possibly, seeing as how most of the races act as if your escort fleet doesn't exist. The Yehat are the only ones that actively acknowledge that you're the flagship of a large fleet.), and then immediately attack you. Not a very good idea on the player's part.
Logged
Valaggar
Guest


Email
Re: Druuge vs Defenseless Ships
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007, 05:09:38 pm »

Try visiting them a second time unarmed and unescorted for an even funnier line. Funnier in-game, but if you really want to spoil it, here's the text (copy and paste somewhere else):
"Under the authority of Druuge Statute 3429, subsection A86
`Definition of Starship Derelicts'
I hereby declare your undefended vessel as my salvaged property.
You have five seconds to vacate the premises before I am forced to remove you by force
Time's up!"
Logged
Zeep-Eeep
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 917


Good Grief


View Profile WWW
Re: Druuge vs Defenseless Ships
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007, 06:43:26 pm »

Wow, they're wrose than jawas.
I've never tried this. I've always had a bitter place in my heart for the Druuge, so the only time I see them is usually to do the fuel trick.
Logged

What sound does a penguin make?
Garrett
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 21


Exterminate!


View Profile
Re: Druuge vs Defenseless Ships
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007, 06:57:02 pm »

I always found the Druuge kind of depressing, personally, possibly because I see some very real dangers of some of our societies becoming like that, but they're still fun to rip off and blow up.
Logged
waywardoctagon
*Many bubbles*
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 142


More information...


View Profile
Re: Druuge vs Defenseless Ships
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2007, 12:29:20 am »

You can shake off the ones chasing you by going back to the homeworld, even if you don't buy ships there.  Watsonian explanation: they can't tell from a distance whether you're unescorted and unarmed, so when you go to the homeworld they assume you're buying ships (or could be buying ships) and that you're not unescorted and unarmed any more.
Logged
Davey Yungblud
*Many bubbles*
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 111


Scum? I don't think so. "Master" is more like it.


View Profile
Re: Druuge vs Defenseless Ships
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2007, 04:00:13 pm »

I've never been stupid enough to travel to Druuge space without escorts anyways...I always have at least Fwiffo with me Azn.
Logged

"The Kohr-Ah are welcome in my galaxy any day --  it's those damned creepy Arilou that I worry about...opening portals to God-knows where and gaining perverse pleasure from manipulating the affairs of non-IDF beings...total smegheads they are." -Emperor Volusianus of the Empire of Volusianus.
Galactic
*Many bubbles*
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 146



View Profile
Re: Druuge vs Defenseless Ships
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2007, 08:43:44 pm »

I made a video of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOdDVjHQAy4
Logged
evktalo
Frungy champion
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 50



View Profile
Re: Druuge vs Defenseless Ships
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2007, 09:21:49 am »

So it looks like the second line didin't come up? Druuge just consider you a criminal. Funny how they talk like you'd committed something violent.

--Eino
Logged
Simon K
Frungy champion
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 70



View Profile WWW
Re: Druuge vs Defenseless Ships
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2007, 09:58:15 am »

Heh. The second time I completed the game, I got hold of a single Druuge Mauler from them (I forget what I traded, but it wasn't slaves), and once everything was ready, I waited for the Kohr-Ah to start their killing spree and wipe out Druuge society. Then I attacked and destroyed the Sa-Matra, ending the game.

That way, I was indirectly responsible for destroying the oppressive and corrupt Druuge society, but preserving the race (in the form of the Druuge captain and possibly crew of my single Mauler).

....yes, I get a megalomaniacal streak in most games where I get to rule anything. >:-)
Logged

Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
Valaggar
Guest


Email
Re: Druuge vs Defenseless Ships
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2007, 10:57:58 am »

evktalo: That second line that doesn't appear is druug066.ogg. It exists in the game and it's referred by the source code, but due to a bug-like "feature" it's never used - it is supposed to appear when you visit the Druuge the second time unarmed and unescorted, but already when you do it the first time you cause them to because hostile, and the hostile state takes precedence, so the "hostile" sequence of lines will be used instead of the second salvage line.
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!