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Melnorme exposed!
« on: April 07, 2003, 07:20:37 am »

I came across this board by pure accident (while trying to find a download for the game), but since I'm here, I've always watned to know:

1) Why does the Melnorme bridge turn purple?

2) What happens if you ever defeat a Melnorme?

I never got enough credits to find out or defeated a Melnorme in battle (according to my best recollection).

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Re: Melnorme exposed!
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2003, 07:34:39 am »

Well, Noone knows why the bridge turns purple for sure, and noone ever will. It's not even in the game code.

As for defeating it in battle, when you encounter Greenish again, he complains about it, and calls you a few names, but I think you can trade with him again.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2003, 09:24:10 am »

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2) What happens if you ever defeat a Melnorme?


I described in detail in another thread you can find if you look - however, here's the Condensed Version:

1) First kill - he says some mean stuff and you can apologize.
2) Second kill - he says you can make up if you give him "reparations" - defined as all non-essentials on your flagship.
3) Third kill - you get the option to either fight or leave - trading goes bye bye.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2003, 06:04:30 am »

the druuge ask for melnorme ship metal
but i guess you got to go around space
kill all melnorme for there ship metal
but if you did that you will not get the neat hellborn cannon
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Re: Melnorme exposed!
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2003, 03:15:30 am »

... how...
No word exists to describe how evil that line of reasoning is.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2003, 03:29:21 pm »

And if it scares the Kohr-Ah, the rest of us should be shaking in our boots...
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2003, 07:54:27 pm »

It's this kind of shit that has us cleansing the galaxy, you know.
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2003, 10:04:17 pm »

what's wrong with a little evil?
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2003, 11:48:09 pm »

Evil, even a little, tends to lead to the Dark Side sooner or later, which isn't necessarily a good thing. In fact it tends to be rather the opposite. Kind of an evil thing really. Although in my darker moments I do have to admit that the Kohr-Ah have a splendid vision. No greed, famine or suffering. Just the cool emptiness of space. With them as guardians, the purity and simplicity of the Universe would be assured almost forever...
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2003, 12:37:46 am »

As for why the bridge turns purple, to quote meep-eep:

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XFormPLUT (GetColorMapAddress (SetAbsColorMapIndex (CommData.AlienColorMap, 1)), ONE_SECOND / 2);

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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2003, 04:16:45 am »

i know blue is so they can see there controls better
orange means red alert
purple means trade mode
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2003, 10:41:10 pm »

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Evil, even a little, tends to lead to the Dark Side sooner or later, which isn't necessarily a good thing. In fact it tends to be rather the opposite. Kind of an evil thing really. Although in my darker moments I do have to admit that the Kohr-Ah have a splendid vision. No greed, famine or suffering. Just the cool emptiness of space. With them as guardians, the purity and simplicity of the Universe would be assured almost forever...


The Kohr-Ah are hardly evil. They simply wish to press for equality. Reducing everyone to the lowest common denominator as you will. They're the epitome of order in a maelstrom of intolerable galactic chaos.

Go to the Pkunk if you want to know the relationship of 'good' to 'evil'. Or better yet, for true evil, try and sit through a conversation with the Druuge.
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2003, 01:13:36 pm »

... unfortunately, to them the lowest common demoninator is the individual atoms. Not to restart the good'nevil debate here, but in my mind, the result counts, sometimes (but not always) more than warped intentions of purity.

for true Evil, listen the Utwig whine Wink That'll make you shed tears and pull your hair...
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2003, 01:24:20 pm »

Sorry, but enslaving / 'owning' thousands of people is certainly a heck of a lot more 'evil' then killing billions (or billion's of billions).
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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2003, 03:11:09 pm »

The Kohr-Ah are just so friggin' paranoid. They were slaves for the Dynarri and they want it to never happen again. So they made a conclusion. Kill everyone so no one can slave you again. Simple?  Wink

I'd rate Ilwrath and Druuge to be the "bad guys". Ilwraths are religious fanatics for the twin gods Dogar and Kazon (did I get them right?), gods of something-evil-can't-remember-what.

And Druuge are just wicked capitalists. Fanatics and capitalists. Yay!
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