Elder Races

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Re: Elder Races

Post by Casteroflight » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:02 pm

wingren013 wrote:actially that is a very likely possibility. however what i was saying is that an advanced race could manipulate other races using something very big and dangerous to cause those species to be in a perpetual state of wartime economy.



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On another note, has anyone discovered the System Killers in Sots][? If so, how do they look/act?

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Re: Elder Races

Post by ForgedAscendant » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:50 am

Often players will encounter only remnants of technology left behind by an Elder Race, some of which can be quite wonderful...or quite dangerous.


To date I have only encountered 2; Locusts and Morriggi Astroid monitors. And my question is by "wonderful" do you mean the player can potentually manipulate some of these technologies/beings to use them to their own benifit or is the situation more like stand back and watch as they light you up like a christmas tree? (What I mean is like settleing a system and letting the ancient monitors take care of any intruders...including you if you get too close. What about something like constructing a sacrifical fleet to intercept a Locust, provoc it, and then flee to an enemy system :twisted: )

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Re: Elder Races

Post by Erinys » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:47 pm

When I say "quite wonderful"...I mean that they are beautiful and glorious and powerful, and they do wondrous things...like cause the Biosphere of every planet in a solar system to skyrocket, or collect astronavigational data for millions of years. If you could capture and decrypt the knowledge base of the Von Neumann devices...well, let's just say the there are many astronomers who would happily trade a body part for that data.

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Re: Elder Races

Post by sob » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:07 pm

Erinys wrote:When I say "quite wonderful"...I mean that they are beautiful and glorious and powerful, and they do wondrous things...like cause

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Re: Elder Races

Post by Erinys » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:58 am

That would fall under the "dangerous" category. :twisted:

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Re: Elder Races

Post by sob » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:51 pm

Erinys wrote:That would fall under the "dangerous" category. :twisted:

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Wonderfully dangerous
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Re: Elder Races

Post by MrBoom » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:52 am

sob wrote:
Erinys wrote:That would fall under the "dangerous" category. :twisted:

--Arinn

Wonderfully dangerous


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Re: Elder Races

Post by vaccum_pony » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:03 am

+1 Mr. Boom.
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Re: Elder Races

Post by The_Stapler » Thu May 09, 2013 3:52 am

cameron112497 wrote:On a serious note. Anybody willing to build something like the VN must be obsessed with knowledge. Why would anybody want to know what things are like 3 galaxys over? What type of people would use that many recourses just to get pure unusable data? Assuming that the VN wre expensive to develop that is.


Reminds me of the flying brains from futurama

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