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Dohon

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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2012, 04:29:37 PM »

Cheers for the reply! I do like the fact that you leave room for interpretation. I'm an information sponge and try to work within the system when writing a story. Hence the question bombardment. I'd hate to sin against the lore.

Heh, I always thought as windows to be too fragile to survive in a spacebattle. This transparent aluminum is hot stuff.
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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2012, 06:39:53 PM »

Given that this post has been buried and I recently had to dig to find it for a few of the lore questions answered awhile back... I thought it could use a bit of a bump. I doubt most of the people who came in at and post .5a have even seen it, and I think it has some information some might like to read and perhaps spawn new Q&A again.
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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2012, 10:58:07 AM »

Speaking of which, here are two more questions... ;D

1. What is the average age and lifespan of most spaceships in the game? I came with this question because I was thinking about great battleships of days gone by, like some ships of the line that fought their first true battles some 60 years after their birth. It would be rather special to know that the hound you are piloting could be the same age as your grandfather and its not just a matter of tech levels and blueprints applied on automated factories last year...XD

2. Will there ever be a possibility in the game to split your fleet when inside a solar system, or does your fleet also represent an avatar of sorts?
« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 11:00:16 AM by Dante80 »
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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2012, 11:41:44 AM »

Hey, I'll bite too.

What was the origin of the Tri-Tachyon Corporation? Were they a pre-Collapse corporation, or were they organized in more recent years? Are they actually mostly about business and profit, or do they cling do the whole corporate structure as a kind of mystical talisman of a bygone age, a way of organizing society in opposition to the Hegemony model?

What are decivilized worlds like? Are they mostly horrible, incompletely terraformed wastelands where people barely survive, or are there relatively hospitable ones where society has stabilized at a pre-Space Age, but still technically civilized stage? Little medieval kingdoms fighting over the ruins of the old Domain?
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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #19 on: February 29, 2012, 12:57:44 PM »

Tri-Tachyon are pre-Collapse. And they are both about profit and also organizing humanity under the corporate model. They believe those are one and the same.

Decivilized worlds vary, but they are usually in the extremely dangerous and hostile range of the spectrum when it comes to the inhabitants. The only decivilized world that is somewhat safe is one that has been glassed. No medieval kingdoms or any out of touch societies though, the rest of the Sector is just too aggressive.
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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #20 on: February 29, 2012, 06:16:31 PM »

Can't wait to join the Trader's League. I can see myself ascending the ranks and becoming the administrator of the whole group, with my own massive shipping fleet with a ridiculously large number of Atlas-classes. :D
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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #21 on: February 29, 2012, 06:19:54 PM »

i see myself being a bit more like a Robin Hood of the stars.

large mercenary fleet combating with the larger factions on behalf of the planets that cant afford there protection so that they may stay alive..
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You won't be able to refit fighters and bombers at all. They're designed/balanced around having a particular set of weapons and would be very broken if you could change it. Which ones you pick for your fleet -out of quite a few that are available- is the choice here, not how they're outfitted.

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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #22 on: February 29, 2012, 06:28:40 PM »

i see myself being a bit more like a Robin Hood of the stars.

large mercenary fleet combating with the larger factions on behalf of the planets that cant afford their protection so that they may stay alive..

or you could work on behalf of those planets who can afford their own... "protection" ;D, because , and I'm just sayin', that there are these large fleets that might come around and ruin your space stations, not that I would do anything like that,... but I would really hate to see such a nice planet get boint. So I would like to offer you the opportunity of creating a sectorhood-watch, and I as an upstanding galactic-citizen would be glad to be in charge of the important project
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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2012, 02:11:16 PM »

Are starfarer ships capable of entering planetary atmospheres? Does this vary from ship to ship? Do the ships have gravity generating equipment? I notice nothing's rotating so I assume they do... that or damned good seatbelts.

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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2012, 07:44:30 AM »

Got another one—how do hull conversions work?

Is the Condor, for example, built in an autofactory from a modified Tarsus blueprint, using similar components to a Tarsus? Or is it launched as a Tarsus and then cut up and reconfigured by human workers?
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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2012, 03:58:33 PM »

Are starfarer ships capable of entering planetary atmospheres? Does this vary from ship to ship?

I think most ships are not atmosphere capable. Valkyrie class troop transport is a noted exception being designed for planetary assault. Hegemony made a big deal about it trying to ban the sale of this ship precisely because of this reason. So I think it's safe to say atmosphere capability is definitely not a common ability of ships.
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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2012, 02:27:33 AM »

I can, however, confirm that spaceships have Windows :)

I fixed your link for you  ;)
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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2012, 02:04:29 PM »

i see myself being a bit more like a Robin Hood of the stars.

large mercenary fleet combating with the larger factions on behalf of the planets that cant afford there protection so that they may stay alive..

And if things get really bad, you can easily resort to racketeering ;D.
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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2012, 04:53:43 PM »

i see myself being a bit more like a Robin Hood of the stars.

large mercenary fleet combating with the larger factions on behalf of the planets that cant afford there protection so that they may stay alive..

And if things get really bad, you can easily resort to racketeering ;D.

i see myself staying out of the way of the TT and hegemony if i can mostly fighting pirates and the cult of lud loony bins.
maybe if i have to acting as a the proverbial shining knight of the independents and traders.
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Re: The Lore Corner
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2012, 08:51:28 AM »

Might as well add a important question that humanity needs answered:

Is toilet paper still used or do you use 3 seashells instead?
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