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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2003, 05:22:23 am »

As for me, I don't remember the special planets. I just mine here mine there. But if I need lots of resources, I get those free ships some race give, like Zoq-Fot-Pik & sell them. or just get 2 spathi eluders & attack both koah' ar & Kzerza. or get the codes for the slylandro probes then self destruct them over & over & get lots of RUs out of them.
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2003, 05:30:09 am »

You get RUs when you self destruct the probes?
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2003, 05:58:20 am »

You know, coming to think of it: I liked the mining part best.

I always felt bad about the crews' lives I had to risk to collect all those precious resources.

It's like watching the original Star Trek:

There'a guy you haven't seen before, he's wearing a red shirt, he's on the transporter platform, you don't even know his name, McCoy is part of the landing party AND you  k n o w  they're beaming into a hostile envirement...
"He's dead, Jim!"

Last time I kept the loss of crew to a minimum, lost more to battle than to mining!

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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2003, 06:01:29 am »

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As for me, I don't remember the special planets. I just mine here mine there. But if I need lots of resources, I get those free ships some race give, like Zoq-Fot-Pik & sell them. or just get 2 spathi eluders & attack both koah' ar & Kzerza. or get the codes for the slylandro probes then self destruct them over & over & get lots of RUs out of them.


I actually NEVER encountered a single probe ever again after I got the code from the Slylandro gas giant guys!
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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2003, 06:58:22 am »

in the original i remember they just stop attacking once the code is transmitted but in UQM they stay is this a bug or am i dum?
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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2003, 11:11:07 am »

I don't think you're dumb. I never encountered a single one after I brought home that code / talked to the Slylandro again at their homeworld who modified one of their probes...
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« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2003, 03:44:28 pm »

RU collecting is excellent! Finding a ruby/emerald/sapphire world is always a real treat and collecting aurics and radioactives makes me feel better. Though I can't stand the commons...  Wink
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« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2003, 05:16:09 pm »

True! I sometimes even empty out my cargo bay from commons to make more room for the goodies! (Only if I'm far away from home though)
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« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2003, 05:20:28 pm »

Alpha Ptolemae is a great place to start (alpha centauri is too hot to mine much early on). Also, don't mine unsafe worlds that turn up few profits. Even after you get the shields, planets such as venus and super-dense worlds aren't worth it.
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« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2003, 06:37:35 pm »

I never really go out of my way to get loads of RUs.  First I mine all the planets in sol except venus.  Then I do all the stuff i have to do and just mine the planets in the systems that i go to.  Also i never bother with rainbow worlds.  All my credits come from the 500 units of bio data i get from the umgah and the evil ones from the spathi homeworld.
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« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2003, 09:33:34 pm »

I've never gone out of my way looking for Rainbow worlds, but the Thraddash will tell you about one if you take thm over and then decline to screw up their society, and the Slylandro will tell you about one if you keep talking with them. So that's another 1000 credits - more than enough if you don't need much in the upgrades department.
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« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2003, 10:26:57 pm »

Tanaka also tells you where one is.
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« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2003, 10:28:26 pm »

... really?Huh I guess you have to talk with him and make him friendly WITHOUT giving him the shofixti maidens?
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« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2003, 10:31:37 pm »

Yeah.

You go and "fight" with him a lot and he will "guard the system" for you once you win him over.

He will then tell you where a rainbow world is.

Later, when you've aquired the maidens, you give him his reward.
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« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2003, 12:32:41 am »

Yeah Tanaka will tell you about one he encountered "on his way back home".   The topic goes under the header "why he thought you were a Ur-Quan pus cup".  Grin

The Sylandro mention two.


Oh! Then you should go check out a planet orbiting a blue star not too far from here.  I think there is another blue star right next to it.  We can't desribe exactly where it is, but the people who told us about it  the Ur-Quan, I think, said that it was one of the rarest worlds in space and that as far as they knew there were only ten of the planets in this part of the galaxy.



Joyous Lifting has remembered something else though it does not relate to the Shaggy Ones' Question, Answer, Departure Destination.  What my associate communicates is the description of a set of ten worlds, unlike all others.  The Shaggy Ones either discovered these planets or... this is garbled.. assembled them?  We were told the planets were... again this is confusing... organized (?) in some pattern which in some way alluded to the Shaggy Ones' ultimate fate. One of the worlds was described as orbiting one of a pair of blue stars not far from here. Another of these worlds circled a large white sun. That is all we can remember.


The Traddash mention one (along with the VUX beast if you wonder where that data comes from).


No history! -- Back to the subject of the probes!
We found one orbiting a strange planet in the Epsilon Draconis system.  The planet causes our scanners to malfunction, producing a wildly colored image.
The probe seemed to be studying it. Is this true?
SPEAK, HUMAN! REVEAL THE TRUTH! CONFESS YOUR CRIMES!  Well, if you will not cooperate we will have to extract the information from you in more painful ways.



Things are proceeding well, Captain.   We have discovered one item which may interest you.  There is an unusual world orbiting Epsilon Draconis, in close solar orbit.  Though it radiates energies which scramble our sensors we can detect many radioactive substances on the surface.  We suspect that this is one of the so-called `Precursor Dumps' described in some ancient text fragments we found in Alpha Apodis.
The text goes on to say that these Dumps are in some kind of pattern though what the pattern may be remains a mystery.
For now, that is all.


Tanaka tells you about one...you have to win him over and get him to stay and guard the system, then come back and talk to him.  Oh and he'll tell you about the Sun Device too.


On my way home, I encountered a VUX Intruder. Before I destroyed it the VUX was able to affix some of those vile limpet things to my ship and I had to return home at a greatly diminished speed.  I did find one thing interesting though as I skimmed through the edge of Yehat space.  I dropped into Zeta Sextantis to re-charge some of my depleted energy cells
so I moved into the extreme inner system. There, right next to the sun I found a very strange planet... it messed up my sensors somehow that's why I couldn't recognize your ship at first.  I'd never seen a planet like that before, so maybe you should investigate.


Not sure if there's any more, but there's 4 that are mentioned definitely.
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