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by Draxas
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting a blind playthrough of Star Control Origins (with videos! No spoilers, please)
Replies: 59
Views: 4225

Re: Starting a blind playthrough of Star Control Origins (with videos! No spoilers, please)

I'm reminded of a video essay I watched not too long ago about Steven Moffat, who was the showrunner of Doctor Who for a while, as well as BBC's Sherlock, among other things. They said he's good at writing individual episodes, but not the best for running a whole series, because with him, everythin...
by Draxas
Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star Control Origins Discussion (potential spoilers)
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Star Control Origins Discussion (potential spoilers)

Star Trek diplomacy at its finest, first contact with any alien is always whatever ship captain is available, even if they have a better option right on board the ship. It's a total crapshoot whether your captain will be Picard (who seemed to be at least able to take diplomacy seriously) or Kirk (wh...
by Draxas
Mon May 23, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting a blind playthrough of Star Control Origins (with videos! No spoilers, please)
Replies: 59
Views: 4225

Re: Starting a blind playthrough of Star Control Origins (with videos! No spoilers, please)

Again flashing back to SC3, sounds like you're describing the Xchagger plotline from that game almost to a T (possibly one of the better parts of SC3, if I'm being honest).
by Draxas
Thu May 12, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting a blind playthrough of Star Control Origins (with videos! No spoilers, please)
Replies: 59
Views: 4225

Re: Starting a blind playthrough of Star Control Origins (with videos! No spoilers, please)

which I might just do if it comes down to it. In the meantime, I'm gonna go visit the last couple of races I haven't visited yet. You're giving me flashbacks to SC3 now (this is not a good thing, for the record), since I had to do that once in the middle and again near the end of the game to find t...
by Draxas
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starbase Population
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Starbase Population

In the vanilla game, the cost goes up from 3 to 5 the instant you reach 1000 crew aboard, even if that happens mid-crewing in the outfit screen. I've actually "sold" crew back to the starbase when I noticed and saw the price go back down, so not even a minor exploit is allowed. Once the cost goes up...
by Draxas
Mon Apr 11, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: ZOMG REAL SC3
Replies: 47
Views: 67881

Re: ZOMG REAL SC3

This is great stuff, thank for posting it. And (if he sees this) big congrats to Dczanik!
by Draxas
Wed Mar 23, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens when the Ur-quan leave a region of space? Paul Reiche answers
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

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

Possible, I suppose, but the phrasing seems to suggest this is only a measure to keep battle thralls in check. Presumably, the Ur-Quan would reasonably expect the slave shield around fallow worlds to be all the deterrent that is needed, since they are cut off from any outside communications or inter...
by Draxas
Mon Mar 21, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Small War cometh?
Replies: 12
Views: 11974

Re: The Small War cometh?

Well, hopefully we have 2050 and "the year without war" to look forward to.
by Draxas
Fri Mar 04, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting a blind playthrough of Star Control Origins (with videos! No spoilers, please)
Replies: 59
Views: 4225

Re: Starting a blind playthrough of Star Control Origins (with videos! No spoilers, please)

I haven't. I don't know how likely it is that I ever will, to be honest. I have hundreds of titles in my backlog at this point, and scant little time to engage with the ones I am actually trying to play. Origins completely fell off my radar until this thread brought it up, but both shelling out the ...
by Draxas
Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting a blind playthrough of Star Control Origins (with videos! No spoilers, please)
Replies: 59
Views: 4225

Re: Starting a blind playthrough of Star Control Origins (with videos! No spoilers, please)

(I wonder if anyone has ever tried beating the game without ever visiting the Starbase? Hmmm... :P ) Since I can't tell if this is a serious question or not... This is by far the most difficult (or perhaps tedious) challenge run SC2 has to offer. It has, however, definitely been done by several ind...