Search found 64 matches

by Zarnium
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hey everyone!
Replies: 44
Views: 18561

Re: Hey everyone!

Welcome! It's always great to see a new potential fan! Even if mineral gathering seems boring to you, there's plenty else to keep you occupied in Star Control II. As you mentioned, it has a very elaborate universe. Some things to consider: 1. Before starting the game, I'd recommend reading the intro...
by Zarnium
Thu May 30, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SC2's Greatest Mysteries (spoilers)
Replies: 143
Views: 53500

Re: SC2's Greatest Mysteries (spoilers)

Sentient, yes. Sapient, possibly not? I know there's a difference, but few science fictions fans seem to be aware of it, so I usually use the word "sentient." So yeah, I guess I really mean "sapient." Except they obviously choose to do things. They chose to seek out the Ur-Quan, they chose not to k...
by Zarnium
Thu May 30, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SC2's Greatest Mysteries (spoilers)
Replies: 143
Views: 53500

Re: SC2's Greatest Mysteries (spoilers)

Something I've been wondering; are the Mycon truly sentient? To me, they seem more like mindless drones programmed to terraform planets. They can speak, but appear to be incapable of carrying on a conversation, so I don't think it's significant. An iPhone with Siri displays more communicative abilit...
by Zarnium
Fri May 24, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Ur-Quan Masters HD
Topic: UQM-HD Beta 1 Coming soon!
Replies: 62
Views: 45257

Re: UQM-HD Beta 1 Coming soon!

But when do they say it?
by Zarnium
Thu May 23, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Ur-Quan Masters HD
Topic: UQM-HD Beta 1 Coming soon!
Replies: 62
Views: 45257

Re: UQM-HD Beta 1 Coming soon!

When do the Mycon actually say their missing dialogue?
by Zarnium
Wed May 22, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Mods, Clones and other Fan Content
Topic: Project 6014 Demo 0.2.1 released!
Replies: 131
Views: 70620

Re: Project 6014 Demo 0.2.1 released!

What are you working on this time? (you can do it as vague as you can) Yikes, I never saw this. Trying to come up with interesting ideas for some of the extended characters while finishing some artwork on the HD stuff. Almost all of us would like to see all the characters in the game, but if I can'...
by Zarnium
Wed May 22, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Ur-Quan Masters HD
Topic: UQM-HD Beta 1 Coming soon!
Replies: 62
Views: 45257

Re: UQM-HD Beta 1 Coming soon!

Sounds fantastic! I'm glad to hear that the starmap cursor is getting a tune up, it was really wonky.
by Zarnium
Tue May 14, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions about Star Control 3 gameplay
Replies: 52
Views: 19596

Re: Questions about Star Control 3 gameplay

I think that some accommodation for new players was appropriate, but it could've been handled better, perhaps with a better written and longer intro movie. The information dump about the Captain's life and activities at the beginning is very awkward.
by Zarnium
Tue May 14, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SC2's Greatest Mysteries (spoilers)
Replies: 143
Views: 53500

Re: SC2's Greatest Mysteries (spoilers)

Frankly, neither doctrine is particularly intelligent. There's no way either one could've been upheld indefinitely without toppling ::)-smf. If you piss off an entire galaxy of people, some of them are bound to violently complain, and eventually one of them will succeed.
by Zarnium
Sat May 11, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions about Star Control 3 gameplay
Replies: 52
Views: 19596

Re: Questions about Star Control 3 gameplay

I think the most irritating aspect of the game for me is the nonstandard game overs you can get by taking the wrong conversation options. Yes, SC2 had one, but it was obvious and completely in character for the Ur-Quan. SC3 has several, they're completely non-intuitive, and they don't even do anyth...