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by Draxas
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1302
Views: 126658

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

Captain, with all due respect, I know your experiences with the Ilwrath have been traumatic, but perhaps emulating their methods is not the best way to deal with your issues.
by Draxas
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community
Replies: 23
Views: 1178

Re: Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community

That has not stopped big companies with deep pockets pulling down these things before. Like it or not, we are using trademarked terms and copyrighted imagery, and who owns those rights is exactly what is in dispute here. I doubt any of us here in this community would have the money, ability, and tim...
by Draxas
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: *Heavy Space*
Topic: Writing Prompt: An Eluder crewed by 29 Spathi and 1 Ilwrath
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Writing Prompt: An Eluder crewed by 29 Spathi and 1 Ilwrath

When you said "does not necessarily need to have Ilwrath present", the concept that stuck in my mind was sort of a horror/Werewolf style story. Out of the 30 crew, one is *other*, and is slowly eliminating the Spathi one by one for whatever nefarious purpose (or maybe the lack of one, which is it's ...
by Draxas
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community
Replies: 23
Views: 1178

Re: Stardock CEO threatens to "eliminate" this community

I swear, no sleazy, underhanded tactic is below them at this point. The whole situation only gets more troubling with each update.
by Draxas
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: ZOMG REAL SC3
Replies: 15
Views: 10005

Re: ZOMG REAL SC3

Well, it took only a couple of months before this got caught up in legal limbo, and the stories of suits and countersuits overshadowed the announcement completely. We've been discussing that for nearly a year as well, and I'm guessing we will be for several more to come. Maybe once that's wrapped up...
by Draxas
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm getting Origins
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: I'm getting Origins

Against my better judgment, I actually played the game because I wanted to know how much was reused from the previous installement. Here are a few things: 1) the gameplay itself is okay at best, lander is horrible, combat dynamics are weird, exploration in general is okay 2) The aliens are extremel...
by Draxas
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 188
Views: 43958

Re: Sequels strife

And you'll note, Stardock wants UQM now in addition to the classic SC games. I'd suggest everyone that doesn't have a copy, grab one soon before the Cease and Desist shows up. I am disappointed to have called this all the way back in March. I will have to make a point to redownload the latest versi...
by Draxas
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1302
Views: 126658

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

Ah, the Utwig. As others have mentioned, I always imagined their lines read in solemn, dignified resignation of their fate. Suffice to say, that was back when I was playing the DOS version, which had no voiceovers. The voice actor clearly took a different approach to their line readings. It's made t...
by Draxas
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HG101 writeup
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: HG101 writeup

Like I said, not totally factually accurate. A lot of the statements you could dispute the legitimacy of come from a place of having clearly played and most likely finished the games, but not really gone into huge depth with them like those of us in the fandom have. So it makes sense that first impr...
by Draxas
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HG101 writeup
Replies: 2
Views: 308

HG101 writeup

So, at long last, the folks over at Hardcore Gaming 101 finally covered the SC series. It starts here with SC1, and covers the 3 officially released games in the series. The articles pull no punches, and some of the details are not completely factually accurate, but I've known some of the writers ar...