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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2003, 02:52:40 am »

Having pursued a degree in physics for four years... well, you pick these things up.

Pertinent info for the sun (what I mentioned in this thread) was memorized  during an astrophysics course. I don't remember going out and looking things up for these boards more than once, but I have a good memory for numbers. And back of the envelope can get you a long way if you just remember a few critical pieces of information.
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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2003, 09:08:38 pm »

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I believe that the Ilwrath homeworld is probably the most hostile world with lifeforms in the quadrant. I mean, it's filled with Ilwrath!



Hmm...
If you want to know about hostility, let us tell you about Culture Twelve!
Culture Twelve was SO hostile that while they were on their way to their first great battle Jugkah, the battlemaster, stepped on Gnusko the tactician's foot, causing him great pain.
The annoyed Gnusko turned on his battlemaster, Jugkah, and sliced his body in half!
This miffed Jugkah's troops who took it upon themslves to murder Gnusko and his elite troops. The REAL trouble started when now-dead Jugkah's master sergeants Muuhd and Pudt started arguing about how to kill Gnusko -- simple crucifixion, or the slower `Lead Tatoo' technique. The argument was resolved when Muuhd and his five hundred troops were slaughtered by Pudt and his gang.
Well, this probably all would have gone down in history as a great day of learning for Culture Twelve were it not for the surprise arrival of Culture Twelve's original enemy, the Yajag and his cronies who wiped out Culture Twelve's army, thus beginning the long and glorious Culture Thirteen.
SNORT! Now THAT'S hostility!
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2003, 10:49:51 pm »

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Okay - guess I won't be posting anywhere any time soon then.


No, I take it back. I would much rather talk about this right now since it seems to be preoccupying*spelling* everything i suppose. So what is it you want to say that you haven't said already?
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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2003, 11:35:40 pm »

Well, I guess I won't post in "foreign" threads and keep changing the subject. Sorry about that - I can understand why it angers people!
Right now, I just feel very weird: Sorry for all those soldiers of both sides who lose their lives, those civilians who die, sad about the whole situation, angry for not being able to change it... No harsh feelings, but I don't think the U.S. government really knows what it's doing right now.

As for the real topic of this thread: When my lander didn't have those shields, every planet with those frogs got really dangereous fairly quickly - outmanouvering earthquakes is one thing. Getting away from those frogs while doing that was near impossible.
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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2003, 03:02:38 am »

I agree completely. Tectonics are fine. Creatures are fine. But both at the same time, and you just know your gonna take a lot of damage.
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Re: what is the most hostile planet with life
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2003, 09:54:03 am »

Ignoring the jokes about Earth...

I've seen a planet with life and with tectonics 8, and I remember thinking how screwed up the plant life must be on that planet, given how hard it is to remain rooted.

Forget exactly where it was, I think it was near Pkunk space.
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« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2003, 10:56:21 am »

thanks, ill go check it out.
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« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2003, 03:09:36 pm »

Alpha Pavonis, the planet with the Ur-Quan wreck, seemed to be pretty hostile and have life on it. Hotspots, Tectonics 5 or 6, Weather 4...
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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2003, 01:28:24 pm »

Actually, I don't think there is any significant Weather activity on Alpha Pavonis.

Of course, as always, I could be mistaken.
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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2003, 10:43:35 pm »

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« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2003, 04:29:35 am »

If I am, I apologize; I certainly don't mean to load you guys up with a lot of false facts. *rolls eyes*
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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2003, 09:49:39 am »

Hehe.  If anyone does not want to feed unsuspecting newbies of false SC2 information, it's yours truly.  If you guys want to find the most hostile planet with life in the galaxy, it'll take alot of time and effort to find it.  After years of searching, I found a turbulant little planet orbiting a big yellow star called 'Sol'.  It was the third planet, blue with a lifeless moon and the native aliens were frightening at first glance.  Do not be afraid, however... for they are easy prey, even for your primitive little laser bullets.
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« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2003, 09:55:59 am »

I'm not entirely sure what the point of finding the most hostile planet in the galaxy with life would be.

But then, this is coming from the chick that wants to round up all the exotic mineral worlds in the galaxy...

But for the most part Omni, I think I do feed the newbies reliable information.

On a side note, I'm sure even the Kohr-Ah (or the Captain with his lander) can't extinguish all life on a planet. There's always going to be microscopic fungi surviving *somewhere* on the planet to eventually repopulate the planet---in a few billion years. (*rolls eyes as she ends up quoting Ian Malcolm from the Jurassic Park book*)
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« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2003, 10:07:22 am »

I think it's neat to think about what the most hostile conditions a "semi-sentient monster alien" could live in.  I mean, could biologicals really exist on a planet with extreme temperatures, or constant lightning or seismic action?  It would interesting to find out if some creatures could really survive the elements.
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« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2003, 10:33:40 am »

Life can most definitely survive on a planet with Weather 8, Tectonics 8, and temperature above boiling.

In fact, lightning is actually a good thing for life... kicks all the chemicals in the environment into action and helps form proto cells.

Heck, that's how some scientists theorize life came onto Earth. There's an experiment in Life Science that involves taking completely sterilized water and completely inorganic compounds, and exposing it to electricity, and you get protocells that simulate life processes within a week.

But all rooted/sedentary life is going to have to be pretty damn resilient... Tectonics 8--- that's absolutely insane, given Earth's Tectonic rating of 2, and how bad the quakes get here sometimes. And the mobile life will have to be pretty darn resilient as well. I imagine sea life (if they had any) would be pretty healthy, though.

There are some amazing microscopic life forms even on Earth though... some of them can survive insane amounts of environmental abuse of all sorts.
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