Minimum Number of Races

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Minimum Number of Races

Post by chenjesuwizard » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:41 pm

I was just thinking, what would be the minimum number of races that one would need to visit in order to complete the game.

The devices you need and who you get them from:
Bomb - Utwig (and Druuge).
Sun Device - Mycon (but first by interacting with the Syreen to distract them).
Ultron - Supox
Clear Spindle - Pkunk
Aqua Helix - Thraddash
Rosy Sphere - Druuge
Talking Pet - Umgah (and Dnyarri, obviously).
Taalo Shield - Orz

You would also need to interact with the Chmmr in order to equip the bomb and the Hunams in order to get fuel and equip the bomb. The Kzer-Za also must be talked to as they guard the Sa-Matra.
Edit: You also need to talk to the Ilwrath (see Death 999's post below).

So, that means that of the 24 races you only need to interact with 14 of them.

Races that you don't need to interact with (all 10 of them):
Arilou
Vux
Yehat
Kohr-ah
Spathi
Shofixti
Melnorme
Slylandro
Slylandro Probes
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Did I miss anything?
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Re: Minimum Number of Races

Post by Dyandod » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:17 pm

You're going to have to talk with the humans in order to attach the Utwig bomb to your ship.
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Re: Minimum Number of Races

Post by chenjesuwizard » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:40 pm

Oh yeh, of course. I guess that you don't need to talk to the Melnorme then.

Editing the first post.

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Re: Minimum Number of Races

Post by Death 999 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:12 pm

You need to talk to the Ilwrath to gain access to the Chmmr. You'd already have to talk to them in the beginning sequence, unless you're doing a no-starbase run, and then good luck avoiding the Slylandro.

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Re: Minimum Number of Races

Post by chenjesuwizard » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:15 pm

Edited the post. I also added in Slylandro Bots as a separate race that you don't have to interact with.

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Re: Minimum Number of Races

Post by Tormuse » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:14 pm

Well, hypothetically, if you wait until the Kohr-ah begin their death march in 2159, you don't have to interact with any of them! :P

Grab the Sun Device after the Mycon have been destroyed, then grab the Dnyarri after the Umgah have been destroyed, then grab the Utwig Bomb after the Utwig and Druuge have been destroyed. Then fly to the Chmmr homeworld, use the Sun Device to wake them up and then go after the Sa-Matra as normal. You would only need to meet the Chmmr and the humans! :D (And maybe some Slylandro Probes along the way)

Hmm... Come to think of it, for that plan, you might need to visit the Arilou to get the Portal Spawner, because I don't know if there will be enough time after the Utwig are destroyed to fly all the way back to the Chmmr homeworld, have "two weeks" elapse while the Chmmr work on upgrading the bomb, and then fly all the way to the Sa-Matra before the Kohr-Ah destroy Earth. Although it's worth noting that having the Portal Spawner will help you avoid the Probes. :)

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Re: Minimum Number of Races

Post by Death 999 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:10 pm

You need to interact with remnants of some of those, if only to land on their planet and take stuff. That does let you truly skip the Syreen, Thraddash, Pkunk, Supox, and Druuge (once the Utwig are gone, are the Druuge at the bomb planet gone?).

And I think you'll need full thrusters as well as portal spawner, if only to avoid Kohr-Ah, so you'll need to meet the Ilwrath at the beginning.

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Re: Minimum Number of Races

Post by chenjesuwizard » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:57 am

You'd still need to interact with the Pkunk, Druuge and Supox homeplanets though? Since they give the devices to you through chat.

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Re: Minimum Number of Races

Post by oldlaptop » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:12 am

chenjesuwizard wrote:You'd still need to interact with the Pkunk, Druuge and Supox homeplanets though? Since they give the devices to you through chat.
They're all left on the planet surface for you to find once the Kohr-Ah have done their thing.
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Re: Minimum Number of Races

Post by Death 999 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:42 am

chenjesuwizard wrote:You'd still need to interact with the Pkunk, Druuge and Supox homeplanets though? Since they give the devices to you through chat.
You don't need to fix the ultron if you just yoink the bomb.

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