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I had imagined a different ending...
« on: March 16, 2003, 11:00:13 pm »

While I, in fact, knew how the Slylandro probe arc turned out, I had imagined a completely different final confrontation. Somehow gaining control of the probes, I envisioned the Precursor ship with an army of probes as far as the eye can see, all doing their "We come in peace" song, staring down the Ur-Quan armadas, preparing for some serious violence.

Bah, a guy can dream, can't he?
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Re: I had imagined a different ending...
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2003, 11:05:38 pm »

I'd be happy if I could get the probes I meet to join me after talking with the owners.
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Re: I had imagined a different ending...
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2003, 01:37:28 am »

Heh, that would make a good secret ending. Instead of doing the Dnyarri, Utwig Bomb, Sun Device and Shofixti Ressurection quests, there could be a hidden plot line which ends with modifying the Slylandro Probe code so that they do whatever YOU tell them to do. The problem with this is that the Ur-Quan and Kohr-Ah would be able activate the Sa-Matra and incinerate all of them.
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Re: I had imagined a different ending...
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2003, 07:15:34 pm »

Well, how good is the Slylandro at taking out Kohr-Ah?

Could be that they bust out the Sa-Matra, you distract them with the Talking Pet, and attack it at close range, where its defensive capabilities are weaker - probably a different Sa-Matra showdown battle, but potentially an interesting one.
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Re: I had imagined a different ending...
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2003, 10:01:21 pm »

Yeah...remember the Sa-matra you fought was only using its defensive measures. The Sa-matra's full potential is much greater.
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Re: I had imagined a different ending...
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2003, 12:58:08 am »

I could see the Slylandro Probes dancing through space and confusing the Kohr-Ah ships.  They would try to follow the Probes, but then run into their own blades and ships, killing eachother in a bloody, carnal explosion.  That's the kind of ending I wanna see!  There would be lots of black and green caterpillar tentacles floating through space...
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2003, 06:42:59 am »

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Yeah...remember the Sa-matra you fought was only using its defensive measures. The Sa-matra's full potential is much greater.


It may be a giant piece of artillery - with a shoot straight forward gun and a turning rate of 1 rev per minute... and 50 damage a shot with a range of a light year, and an AU blast radius.

For close fighting it could have measures which can be taken out by a concerted attack (since it would normally rely on support vessels)
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2003, 12:46:28 am »

We don't actually know if the Sa-Matra only had a long rage weapon, do we? Nor how fast a firerate it had. I think it'd make sense to have at least some point defense systems on the platform, after all, it managed to stand against the Kohr-Ah, and surely a few of them got close as well...
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Re: I had imagined a different ending...
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2003, 04:06:40 am »

I think a cool ending would be the extreme overpopulation of the Shofixti. Then like the noble soldiers they are, they would all gather in front of the matra and release all of their glory devices at once. Ahh...what a beautiful sight,
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2003, 06:04:19 am »

I think that would be an awful ending, mainly because I would be sad for all the poor Shofixti...  especially considering how close their species came to extinction the first time.  Do we want another huge explosion that would send little Shofixti bits flying into outer space?  I think not.
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2003, 03:21:33 pm »

Nah, it's not all the Shofixti, just the Shofixti soldiers. It would be like the final novae and the sa-matra would be dead. Just another huge display of Shofixti courage.
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Re: I had imagined a different ending...
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2003, 09:59:23 pm »

Well, given that we ended up doing it without a billion shofixti glory devices (well, at least, I did it without a billion shofixti glory devices), it would be more than a bit of a waste.
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Re: I had imagined a different ending...
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2003, 06:14:57 am »

Ahh fine whatever, man i can hardly have a valid dream anymore without someone shooting it down. :-/
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Re: I had imagined a different ending...
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2003, 10:24:49 pm »

Thats what a discussion forum is for.  Wink
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Re: I had imagined a different ending...
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2003, 02:08:16 am »

Yeah, crushing other peoples dreams can be great fun Smiley An advantage to using a billion Shofixti (and preferably not just soliders, but all shofixti in existence) would be that they no longer have the potential of overrunning the known universe like the pestilence they are. (See "The Shofixti Threat" thread  Grin
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