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by Draxas
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Joke] Come up with dumb GOTP theories
Replies: 9
Views: 100

Re: [Joke] Come up with dumb GOTP theories

The Precursors never died out, they just devolved themselves to dumb animals so they could keep a watchful eye open for an existential threat that feeds on sentients... somehow.

Hmm...
by Draxas
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Startropy, a SC2-like game in development!
Replies: 8
Views: 2856

Re: Startropy, a SC2-like game in development!

The steam effects look pretty cool, though they might be looping a little too fast. Based on that description, though, I would expect something more... well, hellish. It looks like the aftermath of a volcanic eruption, and with the glassy black sheet, it's not even that recent. I would have expected...
by Draxas
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1539
Views: 212186

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

...And on that note, I'm just going to leave these links here for you to peruse at your leisure: http://star-control.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=340 http://star-control.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1147 http://star-control.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1249 I think the first versio...
by Draxas
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1539
Views: 212186

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

What? Puppets?! Never mind, I’m out. Trust me, that Syreen puppet is the stuff of nightmares. Darn. I have a real fetish for sexy puppets. Just kidding. …or am I? The Arilou puppet is equally terrifying at times. Lord only knows what the designers were thinking with these. Interesting. Perhaps this...
by Draxas
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1539
Views: 212186

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

Congrats Trog, and thanks for letting us old timers experience this game again for the first time. I know I finished it for the first time back in 1994 (and many times since), so it's been great reading about how you figured out the puzzles and interacting with aliens, rather than just knowing where...
by Draxas
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Startropy, a SC2-like game in development!
Replies: 8
Views: 2856

Re: Startropy, a SC2-like game in development!

Honestly, it's not so much the lightning striking upward (which I knew is a natural occurrence), it's more the fact that it is doing so so slowly. To actually be able to distinguish strike direction like in that video, you need to use some very fast motion photography. Seeing it just lazily trail ac...
by Draxas
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Startropy, a SC2-like game in development!
Replies: 8
Views: 2856

Re: Startropy, a SC2-like game in development!

Looks neat, though it's impossible to judge gameplay based on the screens of course. The cartoony art style is charming, though I would prefer to see the aliens in motion rather than the backgrounds. My only real complaint is that your lightning is striking upside down, which is annoying the crap ou...
by Draxas
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1539
Views: 212186

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

Now if he just knew that the defensive systems stopped spawning after the shield goes down... To be fair, it took me a few tries to figure this out on my own when I was first playing the game. Unless you have an Avatar out, it's not likely you are going to be shooting down the defenses much, which ...
by Draxas
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1539
Views: 212186

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

Well... I suppose that is a viable way to punch through the defenses. Considering I could count the number of crew losses up until now on my digits, though, it seems out of character. Still, whatever allows you to push through to victory in the end; after all, the fate of the entire galaxy is at sta...
by Draxas
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1539
Views: 212186

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

Captain. One would likely find it extremely difficult to write logbook entries post-mortem. Please stop beating around the bush and present the actual conclusion to your report. Thank you. (This is absolutely a mistake that nearly everyone makes once, I know I did. Remember, just because the escape ...