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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2010, 12:39:20 am »

So, your theory is that extiction is impossible when a species of sentients is left to their own devices? Perhaps you guys aren't thinking this through.

It's not impossible, but it's extremely unlikely. I mean, these guys were a part of a peaceful league of intelligent life forms for some unspecified amount of time, with probably no wars. If they made it that far, I think they can sustain themselves.
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« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2010, 12:41:05 am »

I agree.  Also, 20,000 years isn't very long when you consider the millions of years some species survive.
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« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2010, 04:17:43 am »

I mean, these guys were a part of a peaceful league of intelligent life forms for some unspecified amount of time, with probably no wars. If they made it that far, I think they can sustain themselves.

You mean the sentient Milieu? I thoroughly doubt that every participating species was a peaceful one. Let's not forget there were hundreds of members. Furthermore, It seems more likely to me the whole arrangement was no more than some kind of mutual assistance pact among a large, unstructured collection of species. I do not doubt they were peaceful toward their own. However, so little is known about the Sentient Milieu era, who's to say they never had any wars before that infamous Ur-Quan scout indirectly caused the destruction of the Sentient Milieu?

As for the fate of the Faz, I believe it was mentioned somewhere that the Ur-Quan slave shield is not capable of staying up forever. They were the first species the Ur-Quan imprisoned beneath a slave shield. Because this slave shield was the first one ever erected, it makes sense to imagine it was not as advanced as the Kzer-Za's "current" technology. They are known as effete scientists and bureaucrats, so there must have been some technological advancement since then. The Faz must have eventually either discovered a means of neutralizing the shield or escaped after it finally faded due to extreme age.
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2010, 04:30:17 am »

As for the fate of the Faz, I believe it was mentioned somewhere that the Ur-Quan slave shield is not capable of staying up forever. They were the first species the Ur-Quan imprisoned beneath a slave shield. Because this slave shield was the first one ever erected, it makes sense to imagine it was not as advanced as the Kzer-Za's "current" technology. They are known as effete scientists and bureaucrats, so there must have been some technological advancement since then. The Faz must have eventually either discovered a means of neutralizing the shield or escaped after it finally faded due to extreme age.

You're right.  It makes sense that they would obviously advance over a course of several thousand years.  Plus, the Chmmr planned to get out within a few decades or so, so several thousand years of possible failing (or at least extremely weak) slave shield and an intelligent species working to get out during that entire time...

I certainly hope the Utwig aren't the Faz (oh my, I almost said something else) because they are not my favorite species...
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2010, 09:30:04 pm »

I have nothing to say angist the Kohr-Ah. They seem to be wise and emotive, but forced to cleanse the galaxy for their own good while the Kzer-Za seem to act somewhat arrogantly
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« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2010, 04:43:07 am »

I have nothing to say angist the Kohr-Ah. They seem to be wise and emotive, but forced to cleanse the galaxy for their own good while the Kzer-Za seem to act somewhat arrogantly

"You have not asked properly. If you do not ask properly, we will not discuss this matter. Instead, we cleanse."

They are so oddly polite! I like the Kohr-Ah, as well. They speak so directly, and their statements are always simple and to-the-point. Unlike the Kzer-Za, they don't seem to condescend quite so much when speaking to you. When you speak The Words, the Kohr-Ah elaborate far more than the Kzer-Za and even continue to explain themselves after you attempt to end the conversation.
Still, the Kohr-Ah are clearly insane. They fail to grasp the concept of what truly constitutes a threat. They even cleanse the Pkunk if you let them, and those bird-brains are incapable of hurting a fly!
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« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2010, 05:05:22 am »

those bird-brains are incapable of hurting a fly!

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« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2010, 05:14:59 am »

I was referring to the Pkunk as a species. They never try to mount a retaliation against the Ilwrath, despite the great losses caused by Ilwrath attacks. Heck, the Pkunk would probably try to make peace with the Kohr-Ah too! Alas, all to no avail...
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« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2010, 09:27:16 pm »

in order from best to less 'best' :

arilou -they are like coming home
chenjesu - close to coming home
supox - i like them. they seem clear, bright
yehat - brethren !! starship clans ftw !!!
utwig - friends. with attitude. a sec - i shall don the appropriate mask before typing further
pkunk - crazy uncles/aunts which noone understands, but who actually spiritually advanced
melnorme - distant remains of a mystic ancient galactic past.
humans - clean, dynamic, fresh

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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2010, 10:02:27 pm »

That theory has been bandied about before, but isn't that likely. The Melnorme only refer to one Mileu race from our sector of space, which would be the Taalo, which means the Faz are likely somewhere else, possibly still stuck under their slave shield. Of course, with 20000 years to try to find a way out, maybe they broke it on their own, or died out for one reason or another.

or, got out of slave shield in another sector of the galaxy, and migrated here, to this quadrant. despite they were not living here as a milieu race before (unlike taalo), they now, are.
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2010, 10:17:14 pm »

They never try to mount a retaliation against the Ilwrath, despite the great losses caused by Ilwrath attacks.

I agree with you mostly, but we don't know (for sure) if they actively counterattacked the Ilwrath or not.
The whole line about some 'powerful, yet loving' force killing them all suggests the Pkunk didn't just sit around being killed at any rate.
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2010, 12:01:37 am »

God, I hate the Utwig. Their voice is so annoying.
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2010, 01:12:13 am »

God, I hate the Utwig. Their voice is so annoying.

I am speechless with rage... and yet, I must speak!
How dare you flaunt the collective embarrassment of the Utwig?!
You will now pay for your severe breach of etiquette!
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2010, 04:27:04 pm »

God, I hate the Utwig. Their voice is so annoying.
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2010, 05:22:13 pm »

God, I hate the Utwig. Their voice is so annoying.

I am speechless with rage... and yet, I must speak!
How dare you flaunt the collective embarrassment of the Utwig?!
You will now pay for your severe breach of etiquette!
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Sorry, but they're so Whiny!
God, I hate the Utwig. Their voice is so annoying.
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