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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2010, 07:41:12 pm »

I always found one element of the Kor-ah and Ur-Quan suspect. Consider this, the rules of their agreement was they would head in opposite directions and then engage in a ritual war. This means both species circumnavigated the galaxy and defeated every race that tried to stop them so that natural arrogance in both races voices fits quite well. (it also means that all other races outside our quadrant should in theory be dead or under shields doesn't it?)

My favorite voice was the Orz. Between their dialog and the fact that they sounded like a dude....trying to sound like a girl.....just before trying to jump you, somehow just seemed to fit that feeling that they were not sincere allies from the start. Though the Pkunk dialog was always my favorite.

As a total race, the Thradash. They make me feel like the smart kid manipulating the high school bully into doing his work for him.

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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2010, 06:16:58 am »

On your best run, you needed to ressurrect 27 times.
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2010, 06:58:14 am »

Well, you were going to win the lotto but oh well, you got 27 reincarnations with a fury.  Embarrassed Cry
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2010, 08:10:05 am »

Well, you were going to win the lotto but oh well, you got 27 reincarnations with a fury.  Embarrassed Cry
Unfortunately, this doesn't work that way. My longest resurrection streak got up to three last week, and that's over 13 years of semi-constant playing, but I never got more than 2 out of 7 in the lottery (moneyback is 3)
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2010, 10:55:43 am »

My best run, I successfully got the ship to resurrect 27 times in a melee fight Smiley

The chances of that happeneing are 1 in 134,217,728. So I find it a little hard to believe. Far more likely to win your local lottery.
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2010, 04:23:16 pm »

Well, you were going to win the lotto but oh well, you got 27 reincarnations with a fury.  Embarrassed Cry
Unfortunately, this doesn't work that way. My longest resurrection streak got up to three last week, and that's over 13 years of semi-constant playing, but I never got more than 2 out of 7 in the lottery (moneyback is 3)

No, the idea is he used up his luck playing UQM Smiley
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« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2010, 05:02:41 pm »

Well, you were going to win the lotto but oh well, you got 27 reincarnations with a fury.  Embarrassed Cry
Unfortunately, this doesn't work that way. My longest resurrection streak got up to three last week, and that's over 13 years of semi-constant playing, but I never got more than 2 out of 7 in the lottery (moneyback is 3)

No, the idea is he used up his luck playing UQM Smiley

Meaning he had some luck points allocated and spent them on gaming, whereas I didn't have the points from the beginning?
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2010, 09:19:10 pm »

you must have put your luck points in strength, perception, endurance, charisma, intelligence or agility.  Wink
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2010, 08:20:47 am »

Why are we discussing RPGs? I thought this topic was about Star Control 2. Allocate those spare points to perception, please. Tongue

The Pkunk are very friendly. In fact, they're too friendly. Although I cannot possibly help but smile when I communicate with those crazy bird-like beings of joy, their unabashedly peaceful demeanour confuses me at times. When I first observed their fleet quickly approaching Yehat space, I thought for sure they would kill 'em all. Honestly, I wonder how they managed to not get themselves annihilated sooner.

Tactically, I find the Pkunk Fury nearly worthless (excluding the battle with a certain super-weapon). It is rather amusing to fly at such impressive speeds and insult your enemy, but the main weapon fails to deliver. I say, no Ur-Quan nor any other foe will be impressed by such childish insults and hit-and-run tactics!
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2010, 01:04:41 pm »

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

playing with voice acting on is a crime against sc2. never ever do it. the graphics, text, the talking style in dialogue gives more character than a hired voice mimicking actor can give, to the aliens.
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2010, 01:56:52 am »

Actually, these were not hired voice actors, but the development crew themselves and family members.
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« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2010, 03:48:39 am »

Tactically, I find the Pkunk Fury nearly worthless (excluding the battle with a certain super-weapon). It is rather amusing to fly at such impressive speeds and insult your enemy, but the main weapon fails to deliver. I say, no Ur-Quan nor any other foe will be impressed by such childish insults and hit-and-run tactics!

That main weapon is capable of dealing 8-10 (12 theoretically) damage 'points' per attack run if you line it up well. The Fury is at least half-decent against all but a very few ships, given a competent pilot and some luck.
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2010, 06:48:43 am »

playing with voice acting on is a crime against sc2. never ever do it. the graphics, text, the talking style in dialogue gives more character than a hired voice mimicking actor can give, to the aliens.

I disagree. While the voices admittedly have their flaws, they are not this all-corrupting entity that you and some other people make them out to be. Can you listen to them and honestly tell me that the Ilwrath and Thraddash voices are not simply magnificent? Also, you should listen some time as Fwiffo discusses the "Ultimate Evil". The voice acting nailed that line at least, don't you think?

(Actually, due to the breathing noises in the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za voice acting I was initially under the impression they had abnormally small lungs, thus causing them difficulty while speaking, but that is another story)
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2010, 10:30:46 am »

Just don't tell a thing against voice acts in UQM/SC2 . They all posses signifficant quality when compared with SC3 voice acts which are simply pathetic.
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Re: Which Star Control species is your favorite and why? Which annoy you?
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2010, 12:18:25 pm »

Just don't tell a thing against voice acts in UQM/SC2 . They all posses signifficant quality when compared with SC3 voice acts which are simply pathetic.
I actually prefer the SC3 Orz voice to SC2's, and a few of the original races in SC3 are saved from being pathetic by the amusing voice acting (e.g. Xchaggers).
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