The Ur-Quan Masters Home Page Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
January 29, 2023, 07:57:45 pm
Home Help Search Login Register
News: Celebrating 30 years of Star Control 2 - The Ur-Quan Masters

+  The Ur-Quan Masters Discussion Forum
|-+  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release
| |-+  General UQM Discussion (Moderator: Death 999)
| | |-+  Slylandro expansion
« previous next »
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 Print
Author Topic: Slylandro expansion  (Read 13918 times)
Novus
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1938


Fot or not?


View Profile
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2003, 09:29:21 pm »

Quote
No one answered my question though; What happend to the Slylandro caster, that was installed on their moon?
Quote
They even installed a broadcasting satellite in orbit around our world
which let us talk with them whenever we wanted.

The Slylandro never mention losing it, so it's probably still floating around out there...
Logged

RTFM = Read the fine manual.
RTTFAQ = Read the Ur-Quan Masters Technical FAQ.
Censored
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 627


Somewhere, between the sacred silence and sleep.


View Profile
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2003, 12:31:34 am »

No, they (Slylandro) said the Shaggy Ones (Precursors?) installed it on their moon, yet there's nothing there when you land on it

Lukipela - when the hell did your post count get to 238? it's weird, I just refreshed my view and it jumped by 5 posts! you REALLY have "Too Much Spare Time"...  Shocked Grin
Logged

"You boldly enter our space! Approach this Dreadnought as though it were a recreation base and then play the dumb hominid?
Who do you take us for, Captain... Spathi!?"
Lukipela
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3620


The Ancient One


View Profile
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2003, 12:35:11 am »

Yeah, i know. I'm seriously getting addicted to this. the high post copunt comes from me and bioslayer being alone here last night rambling around about everything basically.... The sacry thing is that I talk even more than I wirte.

As for the caster;

1 It's cloaked with something way better than Ilwrath technology
2. It's hidden deep inside the planet, yet powerful enough to work from in there.
3. It's cleverly disguised as a rock, maybe the Precursors knew as much as the Taalo about silicon technology?
4. The Moon is a giant arrtifical caster disguised as a moon.
5. The caster is mostly in *prettyspace*, but it reaches into our dimension as well.

Ay of these good enough?
Logged

What's up doc?
JonoPorter
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 656


Don't mess with the US.


View Profile WWW
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2003, 12:40:30 am »

or the caster is the moon. Grin

Built Precursior tough Wink
Logged

There are none so blind as those who will not see. — Jonathan Swift

My Remake of UQM.
My 2D physics engine
Both are written in C#.
Death 999
Global Moderator
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3870


We did. You did. Yes we can. No.


View Profile
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2003, 02:13:41 am »

Maybe the Chenjesu are the descendants of a little bit of the caster that was knocked off by a meteorite...
Logged
Culture20
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 917


Thraddash Flower Child


View Profile
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2003, 03:36:30 am »


...a highly sophisticated species of shaggy giants
who made repeated trips to our world over a period of several Drahn.
They even installed a broadcasting satellite in orbit around our world
which let us talk with them whenever we wanted. They were called the

-Slylandro Speaker

Could be the moon, but probably not on the moon.

I always assumed that the satellite was what you used to communicate with the gas-bags, and that it converts hyperwave into some hologram that the Speakers can see, and vice-versa.  Since they have no technology, the only other alternative is that they can use hyperwaves naturally like Chenjesu.

I don't think that's likely, but if it's true, why would the Precursors need to give them a transmitter?
Maybe it's not a hyperwave transmitter, maybe a (quasi/pretty)wave)?  
More of a pager than a transmitter?

Maybe Procyon was once one of these transmitters; is one of the moons around Source a Sapphire world?
« Last Edit: February 25, 2003, 03:42:25 am by Culture20 » Logged
creativename
Zebranky food
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 11



View Profile
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2003, 12:51:51 pm »

Hmmm...well, maybe the Precursors were aware of the looooong time scale the Slylandro think in, and thus intentionally built a shielded orbital device that could last for a number of drahn?
Logged
Lukipela
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3620


The Ancient One


View Profile
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2003, 07:14:47 pm »

I have to admit, I never understood the way this thread took with that question at all... Like culture 20, I always just assumed that the caster was active, seeing as you can talk to the SLylandro. We wont be able to guess anythinge else about how it's constructed to work for such long times, wether it's hidden on the moon or in orbit, the point is, it's obviously there.
Logged

What's up doc?
Censored
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 627


Somewhere, between the sacred silence and sleep.


View Profile
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2003, 10:31:40 pm »

Hmm, could be.
It's interesting how the Slylandro have pratically not evolved at all for over few thousand of centuries.. I mean, they are sentient, yet what kind of a society do they have on their gas planet? there are most probably no cars, or any kind of technology.. what do they eat?! at least, they don't have to worry about gases Wink
Logged

"You boldly enter our space! Approach this Dreadnought as though it were a recreation base and then play the dumb hominid?
Who do you take us for, Captain... Spathi!?"
Lukipela
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3620


The Ancient One


View Profile
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2003, 10:34:19 pm »

Well, doesn't evolivng incorporate the whole "survival of the fittest" thing? I mean, in order to evolve a lot, you need challenging cirumstances, or at least varying ones. Slylandro home base seems like  afairly peaceful enviroment where it just isn't necessary, biologically speaking...
Logged

What's up doc?
Death 999
Global Moderator
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3870


We did. You did. Yes we can. No.


View Profile
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2003, 02:04:29 am »

Well, you WOULD have mutation and genetic drift, but without change, the new ideas created by chance are unlikely to supersede the existing ones.
Logged
Censored
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 627


Somewhere, between the sacred silence and sleep.


View Profile
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2003, 01:27:52 am »

I'm surprised they got to where they are now.. they don't seem to have any basis for existence or evlove-ment (eh?)

Logged

"You boldly enter our space! Approach this Dreadnought as though it were a recreation base and then play the dumb hominid?
Who do you take us for, Captain... Spathi!?"
Lukipela
Enlightened
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3620


The Ancient One


View Profile
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2003, 02:14:00 am »

But something casued them to get to this stage. and now they are ready for the next big step. Expansion into space. A Slylandro in every system ,that's their goal. Between them and the Shofixti, they'll pretty soon wipe out all the other races! We're all doomed I tell you!

End of Xenophobic rant
Logged

What's up doc?
GermanNightmare
*Smell* controller
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 311


Eddie wants Ur-Quan Trophies!


View Profile
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2003, 08:32:06 am »

Well, I think that the Sly's are just living really, really long and their life cycle takes accordingly long.
Therefore, reproduction is possible (glowing parts) and they have juves pulled down into the depths (or did I read that in one of the threads?)
Anyway, like all living things they surely undergo change. But if you lived as long as they probably do, your childhood wouldn't be over till you're 250 or so - they just take their time with everything. Change and genetic mutation (or their equivalent) usually takes thousands of generations to manifest itself...

As for the caster - is IS the moon (my guess). No wait, "this is not a moon - it's a giant space station!"
I'm sure the Precursors were nice enough to make sure the Sly's keep their only way of communicating with the outside world!
« Last Edit: March 03, 2003, 08:35:30 am by German_Nightmare » Logged

Greetings from the German Nightmare - Up the Irons!
SupremeLordTanaka
Guest


Email
Re: Slylandro expansion
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2003, 03:36:19 am »

Wait a minute, I thought the melnorme were the ones that installed the caster?
I could be very wrong, just makin sure, but the Melnorme were definetly the ones who gave them their first probe ship. Thats how they can travel by the way. They dont need to be lifted off their planet or anything. The Slylandro Probe multiplies as it eats meteors. They never have to leave, unless it gets overpopulated, that is to say, they never had the intention of leaving.
Logged
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 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!