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Re: Is there realy a cloaking device?
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2003, 01:51:03 am »

The Spathi are the ones who tell you they think the Precursors used a massive cloaking device to hide...  so I wouldn't be surprised if the Spathi have been trying to get their hands on a similar cloaking technology from their time as drones, alongside the Ilwrath...  Especially since they wouldn't mind being cloaked and hidden at all.
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Re: Is there realy a cloaking device?
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2003, 05:28:40 am »

Exactly - if you gave them the parts to play around with, and it worked, do you think they'd stick around to give the results to YOU?
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Re: Is there realy a cloaking device?
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2003, 06:29:21 am »

Not unless you can give them "proof" to believe which would make that kind of action necesarry... Spathi are sort of cowardly - especially if threatened with the "Ultimate Evil"
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Re: Is there realy a cloaking device?
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2003, 11:22:35 pm »

Which makes me think -
1) how come you can't neutralize enemy crafts and study their technology
2) if the enemy ship always gets blown to bits, how come the Ilwrath (for example) say they enjoy eating the Thraddash? (literaly - they say they eat their bowels.. yuck!)
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Re: Is there realy a cloaking device?
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2003, 11:59:38 pm »

It didn't say that they were alive at the time.

And why can't Orz Marines take over ships??

And.. and.. why do the Androsynth bubbles deal their damage all at once? It should be spread out over time, like any good acid.

And... why don't the lasers's strength decay with the inverse square law?
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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2003, 04:06:36 am »

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And why can't Orz Marines take over ships??

And.. and.. why do the Androsynth bubbles deal their damage all at once?

And... why don't the lasers's strength decay with the inverse square law?

Those are all very good questions that all have very reasonable explanations.

But we'll save those for another day. =)

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Ok so I don't know. Sue me.
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Re: Is there realy a cloaking device?
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2003, 04:36:20 am »

you know what would be a cool sequence of events.

1. Talk to the Illwrath using the caster
2. Find out about their lust for Syreen
3. Learn how they would give anything for some Syreen
4.Go to Beteljuice*i think* and get some Syreen maidens.
5. Return to the without using the castor and tell them of the maidens
6. Get the Cloaking device in exchange for the Syreens.
7. Just as the Syreen women start a sexy striptese over the "camera", you blow away the nearest Avenger and run for it.
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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2003, 10:26:16 pm »

as much as i would love to see the syreen in the nude, ...no.
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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2003, 12:40:13 am »

I still like Death_999's storyline of how the precursor ship would get the cloaking device.  And, it would make for a great weapon at the end of the game.  

Maybe, if we didnt want it at the end of the game, we could say that

1) When you combine the Chenjesu and the Mrrr and they outfit your ship to be a big bomb (with the parts provided) one of the major components is the cloaking device because it would create a large cloaking field that when combined with the blast of the explosives would cloak the nearby systems from ever being discovered again.  In other words, in the storyline you would essentially erase all knoledge of precursor technology so that no race could get a hold of it again.

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Re: Is there realy a cloaking device?
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2003, 07:14:20 am »

I suppose cloaking all those stars would work if the Sa-Matra and Mark I were the only source of Precursor tech... but there's still the factory on Unzervalt and various artifacts scattered everywhere else.
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Re: Is there realy a cloaking device?
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2003, 02:01:13 am »

Is the factory there though? I seriously doubt the Quan left too much of it to the slave-shielded Unzervaltzians... Also, cloaking an entire starsystem could either be extremly hazardous, or very ointless.

If you can still see the gravity well in hyperspace, like you can see Ilwrath ships, then cloaking it from trealspace would be pointless, cuz you can still enter the systeems, and once inside the cloaking fielld, you must be able to see what is around you. Otherwise Ilwrath inside a cloaked ship would be invisible.

And if cloaking it means you can't see anything, not even the hyperspace gravity wells, it just means you'll suddenly fall into the system, and have no way how to get out. Just beacuase you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there.
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Re: Is there realy a cloaking device?
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2003, 03:09:03 am »

To make it different, the cloaking device could have been a graviton-cloak.  This would allow your ship to travel unimpeded through enemy Hyperspace, but still be visible in combat (as an extra or special it could reduce the effect of the planet's gravity on your ship; hang by the planet like a skiff).
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Re: Is there realy a cloaking device?
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2003, 05:33:53 am »

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To make it different, the cloaking device could have been a graviton-cloak.  This would allow your ship to travel unimpeded through enemy Hyperspace, but still be visible in combat (as an extra or special it could reduce the effect of the planet's gravity on your ship; hang by the planet like a skiff).

Awwww, but a cloaking device would take all the fun out of the game... you could just hiden whenever you reach hostile territory, taking out all the fun of blowing enemy ships to pieces.  I really don't like any of the storylines proposed, because they really don't fit into the game, in my mind.
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Re: Is there realy a cloaking device?
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2003, 02:56:07 am »

I don't like a cloaking device -- if it's any good it's way too good.

Of course, if we had a different encounter system, with border patrols and stuff rather than random spawning, then the cloaking device could be useful -- you are only 'seen' by the enemy if you pass directly between two of them which are not further than X apart.
Of course, that would cease to be SC2... though it could be SC3...
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Re: Is there realy a cloaking device?
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2003, 04:12:42 pm »

Border patrols is a cool idea, it'd add a whole other dimension. You'd sometimes even have to evade the border patrols of your allies, since they don't really appreciate you mining their systems dry.
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