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« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2003, 09:49:24 pm »

Actually, it is implied in and reassured by different conversations you have with the Slylandro and others, that the rainbow worlds are actually waste-disposal planets, specifically arranged by the Precursors in a manner where they point to the center of the galaxy.
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« Reply #61 on: March 27, 2003, 11:43:53 pm »

It's a strange idea for it to be waste disposal - after all, if you're building a communication to the future do you make it out of trash?

Alternately, the arrow pattern could be for practical reasons at the time like they are used for a propulsion system, and to get started they need to launch from the apex of a point. Maybe a long time ago, billions of Precursors surrounded Groombridge and suddenly zipped off into the middle of the galaxy...


OR -- do precursors make their arrows backwards, and they went outside the galaxy instead?Huh
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« Reply #62 on: March 28, 2003, 12:39:03 am »

Most Translations of Precursor Text are fragmented; maybe they're a waste disposal system, and anything in between their arc gets pulverised every 300,000 years.
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« Reply #63 on: March 28, 2003, 05:09:49 am »

I think you just came up with an alternate path to victory for SC2 version 2 Wink
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« Reply #64 on: April 03, 2003, 08:27:21 pm »

Well, it would be an ecological way of building communications to the future, out of trash. Maybe the precursors were enviromentalists?
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« Reply #65 on: April 03, 2003, 10:11:44 pm »

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an idea by a Precursor green peace activist Cheesy


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« Reply #66 on: April 16, 2003, 09:33:02 am »

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Actually, it is implied in and reassured by different conversations you have with the Slylandro and others, that the rainbow worlds are actually waste-disposal planets, specifically arranged by the Precursors in a manner where they point to the center of the galaxy.


What surely wouldn't surprise me is if they left a cache of dangerous and important devices within a secluded and shielded subterrean area of each planet, and called each of them 'disposal planets' to dissuade their peers of looking for them. And of course, littered the surface and near-surface with plenty of misleading junk and radioactives.

And I refuse to believe that Precursors looked like shaggy cows. I prefer to believe they were huge wooly bipedal humanoids with three eyes and four arms.
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Re: The Remains of the Precursors
« Reply #67 on: April 16, 2003, 10:11:08 am »

I've always figured the rainbow world were not some magical messenger to the future, but just a useful, incidental hint of their final fate.  The slylandro paint a picture of very desperate precursor, trying to escape something, and the rainbow worlds, instead of being an arrow pointing to the center of the galaxy, may just be three trails from three major escape routes converging on a single point.  I figure a super race that desperate on a fleeing course may happily do things they wouldn't normally do, like say use technology that produced so much waste that entire planets worth of waste would be created.  The rainbow worlds might just be points where the three major branches of the evacuation stopped to drop off the trash that their super engines were producing.
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