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by Mormont
Wed Feb 16, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens when the Ur-quan leave a region of space? Paul Reiche answers
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

Re: What happens when the Ur-quan leave a region of space? Paul Reiche answers

Yeah I think the point is to "motivate" the thralls to police each other if anyone looks like they might get ideas, so the Ur-quan rarely ever have to actually use the devices and they're mostly a twisted form of deterrence. The Ur-quan do say "the penalty for your species will be ann...
by Mormont
Wed Feb 16, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens when the Ur-quan leave a region of space? Paul Reiche answers
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

What happens when the Ur-quan leave a region of space? Paul Reiche answers

So I've long wondered about this - the Ur-quan obviously don't bring all the thralls along (Dreadnought personnel aside), so what happens when they're done with a sector to ensure their obedience? I e-mailed Paul and got a very interesting answer:

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by Mormont
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Syreen Penetrator
Replies: 14
Views: 5945

Re: The Syreen Penetrator

Syreen is a good ship, at least in Melee. At 13 points, it does well against most others in its point range (undercosted Androsynth aside) and some higher. That said, online melee has shown the vanilla point values to have some problems. And if it gets going with a good crew stock, it can be pretty ...
by Mormont
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 328
Views: 270060

Re: Sequels strife

It may be slow nowadays, but this is still the oldest SC site still (somewhat) active. Losing it would be a real blow to the fandom. I'm pretty sure the PNF is safe, though.
by Mormont
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star Control sketchbooks - From the early 90s!
Replies: 1
Views: 2432

Star Control sketchbooks - From the early 90s!

https://www.dogarandkazon.com/blog/2018/3/8/all-aboard-the-starship-discovery Here we see what looks like a very early version of Fwiffo's dialog tree. If that's a super-early Spathi design (from before SC1 was finished? Or maybe Fwiffo was originally a different race), glad it was dropped! https://...
by Mormont
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1541
Views: 397578

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

Huh, I actually didn't realize it was possible to get Avatars before a certain event. So many different orders you can do things in.
by Mormont
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 328
Views: 270060

Re: Sequels strife

Does this mean point 86 in the countersuit? I'm really curious as to what the specific wording there was. Me too. Whether we'll ever find out, who knows. I don't see much of a contradiction here. Stardock hasn't been making stuff in their universe, which is completely consistent with all that. Ward...
by Mormont
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 328
Views: 270060

Re: Sequels strife

On the contrary. It lays out the very extensive time period during which Stardock has been communicating its understanding of its rights and intentions to Paul Reiche & Fred Ford and that Paul Reiche & Fred Ford have failed over the majority of that time to object to anything Stardock has b...
by Mormont
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 328
Views: 270060

Re: Sequels strife

Not a lawyer, but saying it's a sequel to a game they made, fully own the IP for, and have long been closely associated with in the public eye seems defensible as fair use. (The analogy some have given on Disney getting mad if Lucas tried to make a sequel to Star Wars, by the way, is flawed because ...
by Mormont
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 328
Views: 270060

Re: Sequels strife

Stardock’s claim, that the Star Control trademark has fame and respect accrued to it, is absurd. We all saw the release of Star Control 3. It was obvious where StarCon was going. I am not a Star Control fan; I’m a fan of Paul and Fred’s games. I played the hell out of Archon The Unholy War, and Sky...