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The Remains of the Precursors
« on: February 23, 2003, 02:42:09 pm »

I was just wondering why there is so little technology left from the precursors. Think about earth there are factories and shops everywhere. And when there's a factory there is usually a town surrounding it. Now why don't we see more Precursors factories and Precursors sporting good stores? You should be able to land one a planet find a store grab a gun and attach it to your hull. You could find a do it yourself solar system creation kit. Find a toy that really *smells*

Now what if they had some kind of learning machine e.g. attach to your head and learn everything.  

Why aren't there any Precursors graves?

Wonder if there are any precursors drifting in a colony ship in stasis?
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2003, 02:52:01 pm »

Well, that is the mystery part isn't it? I seem to recall the game mentioning "mysteriously vanished" or some such.

Anyway, there are a few possible explanations :

1. The precursors left. And not just left a bit but left proper, what they couldn't bring with them they destroyed. They only overlooked a few things here and there.

2. The precursors only built some things to last. Most of their everday stuff was organically engineered, or made in some sort of light ecological material, so when they went away, they took a lot of stuff with them, and of what they left behind, most was bio-degradable.

3. The precursors actually left a lot of stuff, but diffferent alien races have been collecting stuff for so long that most of it is gone by now.

4. The precursors never had much of a presence in our part of the galaxy, they just had a couple of field bases here for study.

And so on...
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2003, 01:05:16 am »

I think number 4 is the best one.

DIsagree with that!!!! LOL Grin

maybe its that they are all buried so far down(do to erosion) that its hard to detect them. remember the site at vela was so hard to find it was pure luck.
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2003, 01:19:02 am »

But what about bases on planets that dont have an atmosphere, and therefore no erosion? I mean, a base on the moon could be left for a very long time, barring meteroiteshowers and such, and the Precursors build much better than us...
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2003, 01:34:28 am »

maybe they didn't like the idea of not having a freindly autmosphere where their base where Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2003, 01:39:04 am »

Perhaps, but they seem to have been scientists. I doubt they'd confine themselves to ONLY the worlds that could support them naturally, until they terraformed new ones..

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2003, 01:52:44 am »

maybe what they were researching were only on planets the supported them natrualy e.g. life forms

RE: BTW: I started these conversations with you last night then i went to sleepgot up and you were still on Wink so for me this is tomarrow. and who know what they will think.
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2003, 02:07:59 am »

They built a lot of stuff that requires space research though, like the sun device, the bomb, spaceships, relics for upgrading spaceships... All of this stuff has to be tested in space. And to learn how to build some of it I imagine you'd have to spend a lot of time studying somewhere where atmosphere doesn't disturb you. Like the bomb, no testing that on a planet, and the energy inside? To get a stable formula it hass to be tested somewhere...
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2003, 02:17:24 am »

True but i dont think your going to find THAT test site. Wink
as for sun devices maybe they had orbital installations that lost there orbit overtime and either went hurdeling into space or burned up
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2003, 02:24:49 am »

Yes, but theyd need ground stations also, and on both planet with an atmosphere and ones without. You'd have tpo put the Sun Device into orbit and activate it, but in order to know exactly what ouput it will have on the ground you need research stations on the ground that measure this, how the device power interferes with other natural phenomena on the planet and such. If you do this in a place where there is no atomsphere you wont get any background disturbance (I think), Also the precursosrs strike me as at least moderately responsible, so testing the device on a world with an ecosystem and wiping out a couple of species becasue the atmosphere caught fire might be seen as "bad".

As for the bomb, the final testing sites wont be found, but surely they didn't just come up with a formula and build a huge bomb capapble of destroying planets. Our nuclear bombs demanded a lot of testing as well, before they were ready for use. And if you have the possibility to test this on a lifeless world instead of in an ecosystem, it might be easier. Then, once more you'd need ground stations.

Also, perhaps sometimes they had no choice? If there was something intersting in a sytem that thjey wished to observe and measure for several years, a base is nicer than a ship (although who knows, maybe they had huge research ships as well, they were certainly capapble of building large things)... And if said system had no Gaia worlds?
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2003, 03:06:13 am »

Their ground bases likely would have been temporary so when they completed their research they just packed it up. This is the real question where did they put all their "outdated" mothballed ships? It is a possibility that when they left they put all their major stuff on there home planet and their major colonies. After they did that they could have "hidden" the planets in some other diminution. Maybe the Arilou found one. But the tech was so advanced that they have yet to reverse engineer it. this could be a other storyline for the main plot of SC3 the remake as well as the story in the dynarri thread
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2003, 05:57:01 am »

Play SC3, that explains what happened to the Precursors.
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