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Title: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 09:43:15 pm
The Photos Empire
Current Relations:
Nameless: War
Orealyanis/GPA: Allied
Gradient: No Direct Contact
Core Combine: Neutral-hostile
Perrachi: Friendly
Zeront: Allied
Iavolg: NDC
Wexxians: Friendly

Technology; OVERVIEW: Most of Photos technology, about 85% of it in fact, is based on Plasma, with recent discoveries leading to the use of powerful Antimatter weaponry on their spacecraft. The Photos Empire as a whole has a rather large Research and Development section, and almost all their technology is either being improved or altogether reinvented, usually resulting in more efficient and powerful functioning. The Photos Empire's major technological strengths lie in AI development, weapons development, and several other material manufacturing bases.

Technology; MILITARY: Of all the tech areas, the majority of Photos research goes into military technology in some form or another. One of the biggest, yet least acknowledged developments the Photos has is their most basic infantry Power Armour; this standard-issue mass-produced asset is one of the biggest factors that give Photos infantry a major edge in combat; they're rather difficult to injure, let alone kill. Some of the largest mobile land-based constructs the Photos have are the walkers of the Xylanis Waratica; this branch of the military oversees the usage and deployment of large walking mechs that are by far some of the most devastating units on any battlefield, and inevitably are the center of combat. Armed to the teeth and equally armored, even a light walker supporting two or three squads of infantry is a force to be reckoned with. Tanks, aircraft, and other combat vehicles fill in the rest of the military roster.

Technology; MEDICAL: Photos medical technology is, for the most part, geared towards quick healing. One of the most common medical items is Medi-gel, a gelatinous compound that triggers cellular repair and almost 70 times the normal rate; a broken bone that would usually take 3 weeks to heal would be completely healed in about two days with a precise injection into the area around the break. New serums and other medicines are in the works all the time.

Empire; SIZE: The Photos Empire is a vast empire, having developed in a relatively isolated sector of space; however, expansion was later in time as the Photos were pushed into space by an invasion by a race named the Zeront, now under new leadership and allies with the Photos. After their victory, the Photos did an almost mobbed-style expansion, increasing in size quite rapidly. Expansion has always been slowing after that point, but the Photos Empire has almost tripled in size sense then. This large number of planets from which to draw troops and resources from is what makes the Photos armed forces what they are today.
PICTURE CONTAINING LOCATIONS FOR BOTH PHOTOS AND ZERONT HOME SYSTEMS:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/updategalax.jpg)
Note: May be outdated
*PHEW! Quite the reformat. I'll add more later, but for now, this is a polar opposite from how it was before.*
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 21, 2009, 09:51:03 pm
There are no Sporebucks in the RP galaxy, only Galactic Credits.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Darth Grievi on February 21, 2009, 09:59:31 pm
Also, you can't link to pictures on your C drive. You must upload them via Imageshack, Photobucket, Flickr, etc.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on February 21, 2009, 10:00:22 pm
Hi! You must be new. Just to help you along with what does not exist in this galaxy:

- Grox do not exist
- Galactic Credits are used here, or you can create you own creature's native currency

Other than that, this universe is more in-depth than Spore would ever be. Just take small steps and work your way up. Take the time to study other people's races and you should do fine. Hope to see more about these guys!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 10:16:03 pm
Oh jeze...im sorry. I am new here. I signed up tonite so please dont be mad. and thank you for telling me about being unable to load from the c-drive... now, how to get it from Paint...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 21, 2009, 10:21:20 pm
Oh jeez...I'm sorry. I am new here. I signed up tonight so please don't be mad. and thank you for telling me about being unable to load from the c-drive... now, how to get it from Paint...
Paint...?
You surely don't mean...?


MS PAINT?!? (Insert ominous music here)
NOOOOOO!!! PLEASE, NO MORE MS PAINT!! MY EYES ARE STILL RECOVERING FROM THE PREVIOUS MS PAINT CREATIONS!

But if you mean Paint.NET or something like that, just save your artwork to a file. Get a Photobucket/Image Shack account, upload your image, and voila! It had better not be crappy, though. I'm warning you!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 10:23:35 pm
Oh cut the melodramatics! I took a good 30 minutes on it! and its VERY SIMPLE!!!!![
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 21, 2009, 10:29:19 pm
Oh cut the melodramatics! I took a good 30 minutes on it! and its VERY SIMPLE!!!!!
Oh, phew! For a moment there I was worried it might be crappy! What a relief.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 10:37:45 pm
Start is at Creature:
Initally they were a species on all fours that gradually developed onto to feet. When they formed tribes they had the most advanced tools a tribe had at the time(ie impact seperation spear heads, Bow and Arrow's) They very quickly developed cities with their advanced technologies. But victory would not come easily.In the middle of a large sea battle, a space faring race's rading ships arrived. They repeled them, but took heavy losses, 6 out of the 19 global metroplises being reduced to rubble and ash in the aftermath. The Photos were determined to exact a fearsome revenge. But rebuild would come first.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 21, 2009, 10:42:28 pm
Nice, but wouldn't they initially start out as cells, then fish, then-oh, you get the idea. Then again, I suppose the first parts of their evolution were rather boring and uneventful.

What was the spacefaring race that attacked, anyway?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 10:45:10 pm
Aah, im getting to that. but im trying to get the pics uploaded now that i have an account on photobucket
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 10:53:02 pm
(Sorry about the double post)
Post-Apocilipse:
Upon analysis of the downed craft, it was found they were Hunter-strains of the evil (from most points of view) Zeront Empire, a completly organic species bent on assimilating all life into it's collective swarm. The Photos wasted no time setting up a space craft design team. And their product....
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 10:56:12 pm
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Poseidonclassdreadnought.png)
Picture remade by Omegatripod
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 10:56:38 pm
Wow. You need a different name man. I assumed that this was some topic about photos. Ha... Guess I was wrong.

-And agh my eyes.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 10:58:11 pm
What? the dreadnought....that was just their blueprint!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 21, 2009, 10:59:43 pm
Three things:
1. It's spelled "apocalypse."
2. Nice job on the weapon picture, adequate job on the space ship picture. (By the way, it's good to see you know about plasma and all that. But how could it be Poseidon-Class if Poseidon was a human god?)
3. It's okay to double post in your own thread.
I'm looking forward to more.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:00:45 pm
That is not a blueprint. A blueprint is far more complex.  :P

Not to mention you've got the proportions all wrong. It breaks physics. Nitpick nitpick nitpick  :P
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:01:46 pm
nitpick nitpick nitpick yourself! if you wanna go flame go do it in your own thread! >.<
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 21, 2009, 11:02:15 pm
nitpick nitpick nitpick yourself! if you wanna go flame go do it in your own thread! >.<

It's not flaming. It's constructive criticism.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:03:52 pm
sorry. but for refrence im using MS PAINT.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:04:19 pm
There's a very big difference between flaming and criticism. Getz ze non-MS Paint. GIMP would be better.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:05:21 pm
is GIMP free? cuz i cant afford to buy things.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on February 21, 2009, 11:05:56 pm
GIMP is free. Go for it.

Also Razonatair, stop intimidating the new guy. He just joined, give him a break. :P
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:06:35 pm
Google it. You'll find it eventually.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:07:49 pm
ok. thanks! i can FINALLY do away with MS PAINT!!!
*throws program into recycling bin*
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:10:07 pm
...wait. I have windows an it appears its for MAC. am i wrong or right?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:12:46 pm
There is an edit button. Double posting is looked down upon.

GIMP I believe is for all systems. I could use it. There might be multiple downloads, but I doubt it. It's probably got written to be universal.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 21, 2009, 11:13:57 pm
That's strange. You haven't modified your posts to fix "Sporebucks" and "apocilipse."

I'm sure if you search "GIMP for Windows" you'll find the proper version. That is, if it's not universal.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:14:36 pm
He doesn't know how to edit his posts. It's the modify button on the top right of your post.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:16:54 pm
As for more story line:
The Photos deployed a fleet of Posideon Dreadnoughts as defence of the planet while they worked on a weapon never attempted before: An anti-matter beam. It causes a large explosion on impact and destroys a planet's surface.


(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt98/PhotoPiler/MatterAnti-Mattercannon.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:18:16 pm
A matter/anti-matter beam. By causing a flux of matter and antimatter upon impact, the beam creates a neutron singularity that incenerates the target before phasing out of existance. The team developed a schematic for it.

Wow. Talk about not working. You're new. You lack advanced technology.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 21, 2009, 11:21:07 pm
Talk about technobabble! Geez, that's almost as bad as Star Trek!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:22:23 pm
It doesn't work though. A matter/anti-matter beam? Hah. You'd be better off just throwing anti-matter itself at the enemy. And causing a singularity? You fail physics, again. And a singularity incinerating a target? Fail physics, Again.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 21, 2009, 11:25:13 pm
There's no such thing as a "neutron singularity" either. Also, antimatter/matter collisions don't cause things to phase out of existence. They just blow up each other. Trust me, you should just modify it to be an antimatter cannon or something like that.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:27:17 pm
I need to draw a picture that I shall use when stupid stuff like this pops up, just to have a quick thing to post. It shall be a person laughing at it...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:32:57 pm
SIGH.....once again the newbie tries and fails miserably...and sense when does real physics apply to spore?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:34:09 pm
Another lesson: This is not spore.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:34:49 pm
Huh....but this is a spore fansite.....??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:35:40 pm
This is not a spore fansite either. There are other boards. This is simply a section of the site as a whole. And this section has made its own rules.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:36:12 pm
ugh....i might as well give up now and save myself the humiliation..... :'( :( :'(
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on February 21, 2009, 11:37:02 pm
Geez guys.

Ok, I'll just suggest that you revise it into something scientifically sound. We got a lot of poncy science guys here, so just keep it simple so as not to make them scoff at you. :P

Oh, and yeah, this is based off of Spore. But this started around 2006. When people had really imaginative and high expectations. So this section outgrew the realities of Spore. Just loosely based off of it now.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:37:32 pm
If you want to showcase your creatures, go to the board above this one. Otherwise, we try to maintain some level of quality despite the creatures you may see here.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:39:00 pm
WELL IF YOU PEOPLE WOULDENT STRANGLE THE LIFE OUT OF EVERY SINGLE LAST DETAIL WE WOULDN'T HAVE THIS PROBLEM NOW WOULD WE!?!?!?!?! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on February 21, 2009, 11:40:22 pm
UFO, Razonatair, could you please drop it and let me handle it?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:41:16 pm
I am pointing out how physically such a thing is impossible. Go to the Sporepedia Exchange. If you come here, put actual effort into your creature, and listen to suggestions/criticism. We need a newb guide.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:41:40 pm
 calm...calm....
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:42:38 pm
Why is it the other things like this ive read dont get this close an inspection from people, huh? anwser me that.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:44:04 pm
They do receive this level of inspection. And don't double post, there is a modify button.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on February 21, 2009, 11:46:33 pm
If you want to showcase your creatures, go to the board above this one. Otherwise, we try to maintain some level of quality despite the creatures you may see here.

But you're still not helping.

Well, you are. But you're not very good at it.

GroxGlitch, it will give you probably the most greatest inspiration this section ever had. It helped many create their own creatures. I present you the Nauceans (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=1621.0).
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:47:55 pm
(http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr40/Razonatair/MODIFY.jpg)

Right there.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:48:49 pm
Ea Razonatair go check the first post! i did modify!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on February 21, 2009, 11:48:59 pm
I said stop it Razonatair.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:49:32 pm
You still double posted as well.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:50:33 pm
.......Thats it! I GIVE UP!!!!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:51:28 pm
We also have a spell checker. It's two buttons over from the Post button.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2009, 11:52:31 pm
Thank you for helping me Gec.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 21, 2009, 11:53:50 pm
Go re-read my posts without adding emotion to it. Read them as if they were said in a neutral, robotic way. Then you will find the real meaning of them. I am helping you, but I am being direct about it.

It is impossible to convey emotion correctly though text, unless there was something saying how it was to be read, such as italics or caps or bold, etc.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 12:00:07 am
would it kill you just to not have said anything? it is fiction not fact. It it was nonfiction id be deserving of all this naggggging.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 22, 2009, 12:02:27 am
dosnt

*Doesn't
Use the spell checker.

And I do not understand what you mean. You simply have to read it, imagining that it's a computer telling you this. Then it loses its concieved 'attack'.

Edit: What a massive overhaul of your post. Grah. You force me to address it now. Despite it being fiction, this is as realistic a fiction as we can make it. We do not accept physics-breaking things like a neutron singularity. Because neutron singularities don't exist.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 12:08:04 am
ugh...is this like your hobby or something!?! a moderater even told you to knock it off and you persist!
and f.y.i. I DID put this through spell check so I don't want to hear it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 22, 2009, 12:10:18 am
You need to fix your stuff. If not, everyone else will simply laugh at it. If you want to be actually accepted, it would be wise to follow my advice.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on February 22, 2009, 12:12:15 am
I already PMed you about it Razonatair. This isn't rule breaking stuff, but you really need to stop this kind of criticism. Enough is enough already.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 12:13:06 am
Razonatair you have been pretty much the only one complaining.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 22, 2009, 12:15:01 am
It's late in the night. Few others are on. You've already witnessed UFO laugh at it. There will be others, during the day, when they're awake.

I'm saying you need to actually think about this stuff. Don't try and act super-intelligent about something which you obviously know absolutely nothing about. It's just asking to have your idea torn to shreds. Like Gec said, make it simpler. Stick to the stuff you actually know.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 12:19:45 am
Oh you no what! I've had it!!! Just shut up already!!! >:( you are being like the energizer bunny: going on and on and on... ugh! just leave already and stop being a little jerk and picking on the new person!

Gec has told you repeatedly that you are overstepping your bounds.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on February 22, 2009, 12:21:49 am
Razonatair, let others have the chance to explain things. So far he has gotten 5 pages worth of only your suggestions so I think you need to give it a rest and let the thread take it's course.

As I said, study other people's creatures. Se what people liked the most. Then try to make something endearing yourself. There isn't too much you have to revise. You only started. Be sure you can explain something when others don't understand it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 22, 2009, 12:22:35 am
What I am doing isn't rule-breaking, therefore it is not stepping over my bounds. Stepping over bounds is calling people names, saying things like shut up, etc.

You must understand I am not being aggressive towards you. Gec is right in his advice, but you should also follow my own.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on February 22, 2009, 12:24:10 am
As I've said, you've made you point. 5 pages worth.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 12:24:57 am
What I am doing isn't rule-breaking, therefore it is not stepping over my bounds. Stepping over bounds is calling people names, saying things like shut up, etc.

You must understand I am not being aggressive towards you. Gec is right in his advice, but you should also follow my own.
And so far you've said one thing in sum: That I need to keep a physics textbook by me when i type this. 5 pages of "advice" summed up right there.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 22, 2009, 12:27:04 am
Or you could simply stay away from that which you don't understand, and save yourself the trouble. Your creature is fine, and the 'blueprint' I suspose is okay, but the moment you thought you could make such an outlandish and unreasonable thing as that, both I and UFO stepped in. The simple solution is to merely make it an anti-matter cannon.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 12:27:52 am
..and it took you 4 pages to tell me that?


If it will shut you up i will.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 22, 2009, 12:30:25 am
If a ball starts rolling down a slope, it tends to not stop. I replied to your replies. It's late in the night. I have almost quite literally nothing else to do. You could've ended it long ago with a simple 'Okay' after reading the anti-matter cannon part, or to the other suggestions.

And think about this way, the larger a thread is, the more attention it grabs.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 12:32:21 am
Its an anti matter cannon now will you please...PLEASE stop complaining?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 22, 2009, 12:35:26 am
Not complaining, giving suggestions/criticism. If you want, I could point out other things. Offer a template of how to make your creature. Link to information on how to improve it. Etc.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 12:37:31 am
Ok i appreciate the advice but please stop with the advice because you have me mad enough to where i want to throw my laptop across the room so,as I said,please stop.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 22, 2009, 12:39:37 am
i appreciate the advice but please stop with the advice

Yeah. Sure you do.  :P Go look at the Nauceans, as Gec said, they're mostly (Are) the flagship of this entire section. Pretty much every creator strives to be like them, reach their level of success.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 12:41:57 am
and your point IS?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 22, 2009, 12:43:52 am
To go look at the Nauceans and learn from them?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 12:45:31 am
already looked and didnt see much. Stuff i was already planning on but you started "giving your advice" and ive had to deal with you rather then work on my species so I dont wanna hear it!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 22, 2009, 12:47:36 am
So ignore me? It's not too hard to do. Anyway, I'm tired...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 12:48:54 am
So ignore me? It's not too hard to do. Anyway, I'm tired...
Well thats just plain stupid. Rather then us having to ignore you why don't you just shut your piehole!?!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 22, 2009, 12:51:33 am
just shut your piehole!?!

-Sigh- Since you're new, Code of Conduct and Forum Rules (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=10276.0). Just don't reply to this reply. Instead go work on your creature. I'm going to go to bed anyway, so long as you don't reply.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 22, 2009, 05:13:10 am
Razontair, you are not the forum Boy Scout. It's the mod's job to make sure everyone is behaving, not yours.

GroxGlitch, the only way that you could call Razontair's critizism flaming is if you were actually seriously offended by them, which shows to me that you're either taking this far too seriously or you're too used to other message boards where everyone is a ****.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 07:58:12 am
Razontair, you are not the forum Boy Scout. It's the mod's job to make sure everyone is behaving, not yours.

GroxGlitch, the only way that you could call Razontair's critizism flaming is if you were actually seriously offended by them, which shows to me that you're either taking this far too seriously or you're too used to other message boards where everyone is a ****.
At first it didnt bother me.It was but a response to what sounded attemptedly offensive. But look at this! 6 pages of rambling about every little problem.
1.im new(i signed up yesterday evening
2.this is to my knowledge under Will Wright's Spore> Spore:Creation Corner. Where do you people come up with "its loosly based on spore"? THE NAME OF THE GAME IS IN THE TITLE!!!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 22, 2009, 08:01:34 am
I'm not going to bother arguing with you because I can't really be bothered to continue this stupid conflict.

Continue posting stuff about your creature. If you don't RP with them you can pretty much say what you want.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kenotai on February 22, 2009, 08:05:24 am
Let me explain:

Here is where, at first, people posted what they were going to make in the upcoming game SporeTM.  After a while, people began to flesh out their designs to include: culture, clothes, family structure, history, and everything else you can imagine.  And after that, people wanted to play out the interactions between these concept creatures, the first being the "Prison Escape" adventure.  After a while, a series of story threads, known as "RPs", which stand for roleplays, made a sort of "galactic history" for them.  This galaxy soon had its own cultures, alliances, and multicultural planets such as Beyon and the Scion complex.  As this galaxy stands now, it is no where near what the SporeTM galaxy is like, but they keep the name anyways because it's about making your own creature.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: LadyM on February 22, 2009, 08:08:29 am
Welcome GroxGlitch to the forum.

Sorry your running into some issues with members but this happens at times. We really are a good group of people and mostly they are trying to help you out. There has been a certain way of doing things for awhile and they bothered by changes.

So, just keep making your creature, if we feel that it should go somewhere else, we'll move it. If you have a problem, send a message to a moderator or use the report button.

To everyone else, let's welcome the new guy and help him fit in. Being mean is not something Steve wants on his forum. Okay? Good. :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 08:12:59 am
Ok..on with the creature's history.
After they completed the Antimatter cannon,they depolyed their fleet with hopes of finding the Zeront homeworld. Their flagship was carrying the cannon. They had a rough idea of the planet's location, but they did not know the exact place. They had it down to about 15 star systems possible. They were moving their fleet to system #1 when they get a distress call from a nearby planet. An empire was under attack by none other then the Zeront.They formulated an idea: If they could force them to retreat they can follow them back to their homeworld (or at least annhilate a Zeront colony). Their fleet responded and truly saw how vast their enemy was: They were out numbered at a rough estimate of 20/1. They charged the Anti-matter Cannon and gave it an areial test fire. It sliced through the enemy numbers and did-as they had hoped- force the Zeront into retreat.

Let me explain:

Here is where, at first, people posted what they were going to make in the upcoming game SporeTM.  After a while, people began to flesh out their designs to include: culture, clothes, family structure, history, and everything else you can imagine.  And after that, people wanted to play out the interactions between these concept creatures, the first being the "Prison Escape" adventure.  After a while, a series of story threads, known as "RPs", which stand for roleplays, made a sort of "galactic history" for them.  This galaxy soon had its own cultures, alliances, and multicultural planets such as Beyon and the Scion complex.  As this galaxy stands now, it is no where near what the SporeTM galaxy is like, but they keep the name anyways because it's about making your own creature.
Thank you! Now I understand!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kenotai on February 22, 2009, 08:14:56 am
Let me explain:

Here is where, at first, people posted what they were going to make in the upcoming game SporeTM.  After a while, people began to flesh out their designs to include: culture, clothes, family structure, history, and everything else you can imagine.  And after that, people wanted to play out the interactions between these concept creatures, the first being the "Prison Escape" adventure.  After a while, a series of story threads, known as "RPs", which stand for roleplays, made a sort of "galactic history" for them.  This galaxy soon had its own cultures, alliances, and multicultural planets such as Beyon and the Scion complex.  As this galaxy stands now, it is no where near what the SporeTM galaxy is like, but they keep the name anyways because it's about making your own creature.
Thank you! Now I understand!

 :D Glad to help. :D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Skyward on February 22, 2009, 08:19:26 am
Don't mind Razontair, sometimes he gets carried away and wont stop (as you have undoubtedly noticed) ::)
but yes, i often thought about renaming the creation corner and role play section seeing as it has nothing to do with spore now :P
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 08:33:11 am
Ok..on with the creature's history.
After they completed the Antimatter cannon,they depolyed their fleet with hopes of finding the Zeront homeworld. Their flagship was carrying the cannon. They had a rough idea of the planet's location, but they did not know the exact place. They had it down to about 15 star systems possible. They were moving their fleet to system #1 when they get a distress call from a nearby planet. An empire was under attack by none other then the Zeront.They formulated an idea: If they could force them to retreat they can follow them back to their homeworld (or at least annhilate a Zeront colony). Their fleet responded and truly saw how vast their enemy was: They were out numbered at a rough estimate of 20/1. They charged the Anti-matter Cannon and gave it an areial test fire. It sliced through the enemy numbers and did-as they had hoped- force the Zeront into retreat.

Let me explain:

Here is where, at first, people posted what they were going to make in the upcoming game SporeTM.  After a while, people began to flesh out their designs to include: culture, clothes, family structure, history, and everything else you can imagine.  And after that, people wanted to play out the interactions between these concept creatures, the first being the "Prison Escape" adventure.  After a while, a series of story threads, known as "RPs", which stand for roleplays, made a sort of "galactic history" for them.  This galaxy soon had its own cultures, alliances, and multicultural planets such as Beyon and the Scion complex.  As this galaxy stands now, it is no where near what the SporeTM galaxy is like, but they keep the name anyways because it's about making your own creature.
Thank you! Now I understand!
Uh....did I make this RP like?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Skyward on February 22, 2009, 08:36:46 am
if you seem a little confused about what you post here, go check out some of the more well known ones.

Like the nauceans or the sombrerons, they'll put you on the right track ;)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 08:39:41 am
Im not confused just unsure. I dont think it sounds RP-like but I wanted someone elses opinion.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kenotai on February 22, 2009, 08:41:45 am
So long as you only get ideas from your own head, and not from SporeTM, you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 09:08:01 am
I didnt make much of a profile for them so here it is...first for their stats (ie. average size)

Photos:
Avg. Height:5 ft 5 inches to 6 feet
Avg. Weight: 173 lbs.
Diet: Fruit,Vegtables,Fish, Meat
Stature: Human-they are pretty much a human with purple skin, no hair, and a more chimp-like mouth.
Advantages: Incredibly intelligent
Disadvantages: Physically Inept(they arent terrible, but arent super strong or armed with more than teeth and fingernails)
Notable Technology: Cybernetics, Space Fold Tech,Their I'd-like-to-say-infamous Anti-matter Cannon
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kenotai on February 22, 2009, 09:09:29 am
Try to fill out what Darth Greivi posted here. (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=11004.0)

Warning!  It is very long and extensive!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 22, 2009, 09:13:14 am
Hey, wait a minute!
I'm looking forward to more.
I never said I didn't like these guys. As a matter of fact, I like them a lot. I just get kind of agitated when stupid physics are around.

Although you might want to make them a little less human-like. The chances of a humanoid life-form occurring is incredibly low. Mind you, I'm only trying to help you with your creature, not attack it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 09:24:57 am
See, they dont stay that way for long. ;D

Upon whole regiments of ground troops being eradicated by the Zeront hordes, they decided on a single course of action: Modify their own DNA to make themselves more physicly fit.The project took the equivalent of four Earth months, but it was worth it:

Photos(M)
Avg. Height:same
Avg, Weight: 225 lbs.
Stature-Hunched, now have short claws and their legs are the shape of a cat's back legs.
Advantages:Still incredibly intelligent, physically fit
Disadvantages: Increased metabolism requires more food intake
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 22, 2009, 09:27:11 am
Very cool and creative. Although before that they were pretty human.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 09:45:56 am
Here is a picture of the Photos's homeworld:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosHomePlanet.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 22, 2009, 11:27:20 am
I think there's some way to soften your lines in GIMP.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 22, 2009, 11:30:54 am
It's moon seems a little too oblate spheroid-y. It's terraformed, right?


BTW, It'd be nice if you could click the Perrachi or Galante link in my signature so you could write more info on the planet.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on February 22, 2009, 11:43:15 am
If you don't mind, I'd like to point out that a whole continent couldn't possibly be one color. That desert continent there would most likely be a mix of green and beige. And not all oceans are blue. Just like not all plants are green.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 11:56:33 am
If you don't mind, I'd like to point out that a whole continent couldn't possibly be one color. That desert continent there would most likely be a mix of green and beige. And not all oceans are blue. Just like not all plants are green.
Point taken.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 01:40:17 pm
I figured everyone is a little curious about the Zeront so I'll take a break from the Photos and tell you about the Zeront!
This is their homeworld:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/ZerontHomeworld.jpg)
The one that is out of the ordinary is an asteroid they terraformed. I can't tell you about their stats because as a species they vary greatly in shape,size, and even what they can do! You have the Obliterater strain, the Hunter strain (the one that attacks the Photos as a civilisation), and Overlord strains. Those three are but a few of many.The overlords rule as a single concious mind controlling multiple bodies, and the Overlords command the lower strains, and so on, and so forth. Their DNA is very malleable, able to incorperate the DNA coding of other creatures(assimilate) and produce new strains of Zeront, usually more powerful and complex then the parents. Their ultimate goal is assimilate every creature in existance(that means all their knowledge, power, and all that),becoming -in their mind- perfect.These are those three strains, in the order listed.
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/ZerontObliterator.png)
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/ZerontHunterStrain.png)
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/ZerontOverlord.png)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 22, 2009, 02:24:39 pm
So they live on a volcanic planet?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 02:28:03 pm
So they live on a volcanic planet?
No, the water's red. sorry if its hard to tell.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 22, 2009, 02:29:01 pm
So they live on a volcanic planet?
No, the water's red. sorry if its hard to tell.
So it's red because of certain minerals in the water? Cool. You know, I've seen some red rivers before.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 02:32:24 pm
So they live on a volcanic planet?
No, the water's red. sorry if its hard to tell.
So it's red because of certain minerals in the water? Cool. You know, I've seen some red rivers before.
M-hm. When i get around to the details of the Photos and Zeront homeworlds, you shall see the creatues in the Zeront's homeworld and moons' oceans are bigger and better than most sea creatures.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 22, 2009, 02:36:46 pm
Not as big as the sea monsters living at Perrawiih's South Pole. Trust me.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2009, 02:38:27 pm
Not as big as the sea monsters living at Perrawiih's South Pole. Trust me.
You are SOOO correct there. i dont think theres anything in this GALAXY big enough to equal those things!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 23, 2009, 05:05:17 pm
Anyway...ON WITH TEH STORY!!! (i know i spelled the as teh, it was intentional)

The Photos scientists were confused at the report. Even after the devastating blow from the Anti-matter cannon, they still heavily outnumbered the fleet. The anwser came from further analysis of hunter-strain corpses:hunters-their only flying strain as of yet- was semi-photosensitive. That means the large burst of light from the Anti-matter Cannon would scatter them. Back with the fleet, they got somewhat lucky. The hunters whent back to the homeworld, but the fleet was unable to get near the planet. The reason why was there were milions of bio-mines surrounding the planet.It would be a suicide run, and the fleet would be decimated before they got within firing range of the cannon. They recorded the position on their star map, and engaged the warp drive, heading for home.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on February 24, 2009, 11:32:15 am
Nice. 8) But I think that maybe you ought to change the Photo's name. Maybe Fotos?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 24, 2009, 05:12:24 pm
I asked Martyk-pro planet pic creator- to design the two homeworlds. He said he's booked, but he say's he'll (theroreticly) have time in two weeks. A little somethin to look forward to! ;D ;D ;D yay!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 24, 2009, 05:14:37 pm
One thing I know is that you turned to the right guy. :)
(Click the Perrachi link in my signature to find out why.)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 25, 2009, 05:34:41 pm
A little piece of info: The species' planet that was attacked by the Zeront allied with the Photos, creating an alliance that would eventually grow. They will be a seperate seperate creature that you can read about!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 27, 2009, 05:07:36 pm
I thought to draw a picture, but it seems you have absolutely no real description of them.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on February 27, 2009, 05:12:44 pm
Stop picking on him Razon...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 27, 2009, 05:14:10 pm
I meant what I said. It's an observation, not an insult. Like I said, text cannot convey emotion.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on February 27, 2009, 07:45:35 pm
If that many people are complaining about your choice of words Razonatair, then you have a problem. :P

But he does have a point. Is there an original form of a Photos?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 28, 2009, 09:01:12 am
I thought to draw a picture, but it seems you have absolutely no real description of them.
He's right. I've wanted to do a full description, realizing that what I have is not even near enough, but I have had a ton of homework and lacked the time.Posibly this weekend...only time will tell. :D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on February 28, 2009, 09:38:37 pm
Good, cuz I might want to draw these guys.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 28, 2009, 09:41:39 pm
The picture itself does seem interesting. But it's not enough to go on.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on February 28, 2009, 09:46:34 pm
They certainly look too human-ish though. Is there anything really unique about them, without their armor or clothes? I'd like to see what a Photos truly looks like.

Many ages ago, people would be haggled for making humanoids. Back then it was considered unoriginal or uncreative.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on February 28, 2009, 09:53:25 pm
Yes, it really is rather humanoid, but I figured not to say anything since I've already pestered you so much. While my Ulandians are humanoid, they have wings, and are totally transparent without their light armor. You could use something unique.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on February 28, 2009, 09:57:31 pm
Indeed. I was just reminiscing about the past.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 01, 2009, 09:37:41 am
did you two read the rest? I said earlier that they sucked physically, and altered their DNA. They aren't humanoid anymore. I'll see if Omegatripod will do a "after DNA-altering" Pic. He's done one of them as humanoid creatures, so i'll see if i can get him to do it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: martyk on March 01, 2009, 10:24:03 am
As Kenotai said before me:

Try to fill out what Darth Greivi posted here. (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=11004.0)

It's a great way to flesh out your species.  Trust me, it really helps, and it will give other people a better image of them in their heads.  Personally, while there are the occasional issues in what you have so far, it's no more than most species do when they are first being made, but you'll get past that.  I'm interested to see where you take this.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kenobro on March 01, 2009, 10:31:40 am
What's the non plural name?  If Photos is singular, then what's the plural?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 02, 2009, 04:34:28 pm
What's the non plural name?  If Photos is singular, then what's the plural?
its the same. ya know like deer. singular is deer, plural is deer.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Somarinoa on March 03, 2009, 02:03:30 pm
I am quietly and patiently awaiting more information on these guys. I also would like to see an image of them - I never found the Spore overview images to be particularly revealing.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 03, 2009, 06:31:18 pm
(Section 1 -- Biology)
Type                 : Arborial
Appearance           : Humanoid
Gravity preferences  : Standard
Temperature pref.    : 31 to 125 degrees farignhight (sorry if i spelled it wrong)
Atmosphere breathed  : Same as earth
Body cover           : skin
Body color           : Purple
Hair                 : No hair
Hair color           : No hair
Eyes                 :  2/small/sunken/round pupil
Eyes color           : Blue, brown, green, and rarely grey
Body characteristics : Same as human sept purple and lacks hair, with some other differences
Diet                 : Omnivore
Sexual reproduction  : Male/Female
Reproduction method  : Live Birth
Limbs pair n 1 : Arms and Legs
Mass : 70-200 lbs (i don't know kg
Size : 5 ft 6 inches standard

(Section 2 -- Culture)
Attributes:
  Militancy       : 10
  Determination   : 20/5. it depends on the situation
  Racial tolerance: 20
  Progressivness  : 20
  Loyalty         : 15
  Social cohesion : 10
  Art             : 10
  Individualism   : anywhere between 0 and 20. depends on the individual
  Body            : 12
  Mind            : 20
  Speed           : running speed is 10, reaction time is 15
  Lifespan        : about 100 years
  Tech level      : late space and early space. they have the tech of late space, but have not expanded past their homeworld and a few T-1 colonies

(Section 3 -- Government and Religion)
Government type   : republic
Religion          : monotheism(basicly all, but monotheism is the majority)
Devotion          : depends on indivitual

(Section 4 -- Extra things you should know)
Special abilities:
 Cybernetics (devices)
 Ambidexterous
 Bonus Skills:
   Engineer
   Pilot
   Combat
   Science
   Computer
 Hypnotism (device)[is so developed as to take total control of others]

More later, but this is the basics. my fingers are sore from typing :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on March 03, 2009, 06:59:34 pm
(Section 1 -- Biology)
Type                 : Arboreal
Appearance           : Humanoid
Gravity preferences  : Standard
Temperature pref.    : 31 to 125 degrees Fahrenheit
Atmosphere breathed  : Nitrogen-Oxygen with traces of argon, carbon dioxide and water vapor
Body cover           : Skin
Body color           : Purple
Hair                 : No hair
Hair color           : No hair
Eyes                 :  2/small/sunken/round pupil
Eyes color           : Blue, brown, green, and rarely gray
Body characteristics : Same as human except purple and lacks hair, with some other differences
Diet                 : Omnivore
Sexual reproduction  : Male/Female
Reproduction method  : Live Birth
Limbs pair n 1 : Arms and Legs
Mass : 70-200 lbs (I don't know kg)
Size : 5 ft 6 inches standard

(Section 2 -- Culture)
Attributes:
  Militancy       : 10
  Determination   : 20/5. it depends on the situation
  Racial tolerance: 20
  Progressiveness  : 20
  Loyalty         : 15
  Social cohesion : 10
  Art             : 10
  Individualism   : Anywhere between 0 and 20. Depends on the individual.
  Body            : 12
  Mind            : 20
  Speed           : Running speed is 10, reaction time is 15
  Lifespan        : about 100 years
  Tech level      : Late space and early space. They have the tech of late space, but have not expanded past their homeworld and a few colonies

(Section 3 -- Government and Religion)
Government type   : Republic
Religion          : Monotheism(basically all, but monotheism is the majority)
Devotion          : Depends on individual

(Section 4 -- Extra things you should know)
Special abilities:
 Cybernetics (devices)
 Ambidextrous
 Bonus Skills:
   Engineer
   Pilot
   Combat
   Science
   Computer
 Hypnotism (device)[is so developed as to take total control of others]

More later, but this is the basics. my fingers are sore from typing :)
Fixed. Remember, there is no T-Score!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on March 03, 2009, 07:06:14 pm
So... forget everything you know about Spore when it comes to this board.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 04, 2009, 03:28:22 pm
(Section 1 -- Biology)
Type                 : Arboreal
Appearance           : Humanoid
Gravity preferences  : Standard
Temperature pref.    : 31 to 125 degrees Fahrenheit
Atmosphere breathed  : Nitrogen-Oxygen with traces of argon, carbon dioxide and water vapor
Body cover           : Skin
Body color           : Purple
Hair                 : No hair
Hair color           : No hair
Eyes                 :  2/small/sunken/round pupil
Eyes color           : Blue, brown, green, and rarely gray
Body characteristics : Same as human except purple and lacks hair, with some other differences
Diet                 : Omnivore
Sexual reproduction  : Male/Female
Reproduction method  : Live Birth
Limbs pair n 1 : Arms and Legs
Mass : 70-200 lbs (I don't know kg)
Size : 5 ft 6 inches standard

(Section 2 -- Culture)
Attributes:
  Militancy       : 10
  Determination   : 20/5. it depends on the situation
  Racial tolerance: 20
  Progressiveness  : 20
  Loyalty         : 15
  Social cohesion : 10
  Art             : 10
  Individualism   : Anywhere between 0 and 20. Depends on the individual.
  Body            : 12
  Mind            : 20
  Speed           : Running speed is 10, reaction time is 15
  Lifespan        : about 100 years
  Tech level      : Late space and early space. They have the tech of late space, but have not expanded past their homeworld and a few colonies

(Section 3 -- Government and Religion)
Government type   : Republic
Religion          : Monotheism(basically all, but monotheism is the majority)
Devotion          : Depends on individual

(Section 4 -- Extra things you should know)
Special abilities:
 Cybernetics (devices)
 Ambidextrous
 Bonus Skills:
   Engineer
   Pilot
   Combat
   Science
   Computer
 Hypnotism (device)[is so developed as to take total control of others]

More later, but this is the basics. my fingers are sore from typing :)
Fixed. Remember, there is no T-Score!
Yes. thanks for teh corrections, and the t-score thing... i was just using that as a point of refrence. and thanks again! ;D My spelling sucks.....


Oh ya! I'll be doing one for them after they alter themselves soon...

Oh and I want to say I'm honestly surprised how popular this has gotten...nowheres near the incredible Nauticans, but its somewhat popular compared to some others-not all- but some ;D thanks everyone ;D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on March 04, 2009, 03:42:32 pm
Keep in mind many of the pages were 'advice'.  :P
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 04, 2009, 03:46:28 pm
Keep in mind many of the pages were 'advice'.  :P
indeed...... but still, people have still commented on the good, the bad, and the UGLY. And that's what counts. (and i have not been trying to act like a 4-year-old idiot, im just not used to this kind of scrutiny yet...but im geting there ;D) [you know what i mean, most sites you can slap stuff together and it passes with flying colors]
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on March 04, 2009, 03:49:26 pm
And no one comments on my stuff or talks there. Ah well.  :P
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 04, 2009, 03:59:20 pm
And no one comments on my stuff or talks there. Ah well.  :P
Well, dispite our other disputes, I do hold a new respect for you now that you are posting with a more polite set of words. ;D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on March 04, 2009, 04:03:39 pm
I have always posted with a set of polite words. As always, I defend my position that you misintepreted them.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 04, 2009, 04:07:34 pm
I have always posted with a set of polite words. As always, I defend my position that you misintepreted them.
And as I have admitted, I do tend to  "jump the gun", metaphoricly speaking, taking things meant neutrally or politely as insults. its just a habit developed from all the **** in my life. Some of the stuff I put up with you would not BELIEVE, razonatair. (or i dont think, at least[i dont know, im not you])
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on March 05, 2009, 07:55:20 am
I have always posted with a set of polite words. As always, I defend my position that you misintepreted them.
And as I have admitted, I do tend to  "jump the gun", metaphoricly speaking, taking things meant neutrally or politely as insults. its just a habit developed from all the **** in my life. Some of the stuff I put up with you would not BELIEVE, razonatair. (or i dont think, at least[i dont know, im not you])
Oh. Oh no.
You should be thankful beyond BELIEF that you don't live in the slums of Saudi Arabia or in the middle of Siberia or in some third-world African country like Uganda. Do you know how rough they have it? You are living in the lap of luxury to have access to a computer and a forum. Be grateful that you don't have to put up with malaria and poverty. All that so-called s**t that you put up with? That's nothing. Read a book about one of those places and you'll appreciate living where you do a lot more. Try Princess by Jean P. Sasson.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 05, 2009, 02:21:28 pm
All in all, we're all idiots.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 05, 2009, 04:03:15 pm
I have always posted with a set of polite words. As always, I defend my position that you misintepreted them.
And as I have admitted, I do tend to  "jump the gun", metaphoricly speaking, taking things meant neutrally or politely as insults. its just a habit developed from all the **** in my life. Some of the stuff I put up with you would not BELIEVE, razonatair. (or i dont think, at least[i dont know, im not you])
Oh. Oh no.
You should be thankful beyond BELIEF that you don't live in the slums of Saudi Arabia or in the middle of Siberia or in some third-world African country like Uganda. Do you know how rough they have it? You are living in the lap of luxury to have access to a computer and a forum. Be grateful that you don't have to put up with malaria and poverty. All that so-called s**t that you put up with? That's nothing. Read a book about one of those places and you'll appreciate living where you do a lot more. Try Princess by Jean P. Sasson.
Sigh...yes, but from where I live what I put up with. Of course, no one in the U.S. would have to put up with the horrid living conditions in places like Saudi Arabia or Siberia or Iraq. But where I live, I put up with ALOT.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kcronos on March 05, 2009, 06:39:13 pm
About 70% of the world lives in abject poverty.  Our upper-class society isn't the norm, it is a small utopia.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on March 05, 2009, 07:00:32 pm
If the world population was 100 people, only 1 person would have a home computer.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on March 05, 2009, 07:01:51 pm
Okay enough. 'Harsh' is also relative. I think many of them don't realize they live in crappy conditions, because that's all they know.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on March 05, 2009, 07:06:17 pm
Yeah, okay. Blah blah blah, we're all so lucky, everyone else's life sucks, we live in a utopia, NOW BACK ON TOPIC.
And GG, you really need to post my fanart of a Photos.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kcronos on March 05, 2009, 07:07:51 pm
Do these Photos have any unique technology?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on March 05, 2009, 07:08:02 pm
You must also recognize that this is not a 'Utopia'. Every level of living has it's own problems, usually equal in perceived 'intensity'.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on March 05, 2009, 07:11:10 pm
You must also recognize that this is not a 'Utopia'. Every level of living has it's own problems, usually equal in perceived 'intensity'.
GRAH GRAH GRAH. WHATEVER. UGH. YOU GET BACK ON TOPIC NOW, OR ME SHOTS YOU WITH PLASMA PULSAR.
...
...Wait, "Pulsar?" That's a neutron star. GG, did you mean pulser, as in something that pulses?

EDIT: GG, please use this avatar. I can't stand the sight of your old one.
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x30/Zeeky64/GroxGlitchavatar.png)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on March 05, 2009, 07:29:58 pm
Why does that matter? Let him keep his avatar.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on March 05, 2009, 07:31:06 pm
Yes. GG's avatar is exceedingly eye-bleeding in it's intensity of ugly. But he can choose between his old and that one.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on March 05, 2009, 07:31:43 pm
Well, it's his choice. I'm just asking him, not commanding him.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on March 05, 2009, 07:38:33 pm
Or he can use this.

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2989/rusrs.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on March 05, 2009, 07:42:28 pm
Or he can use this.

(http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2989/rusrs.jpg)
Yeah, that works way better than some quickly done Paint.net remake of a crappy MS Paint pic.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kenobro on March 06, 2009, 04:40:28 pm
Or we can leave him alone and just simply block the image using the uber-secret right click button.


About the Photos themselves....


They could use some work.  But...  When Nauceans(not nauticans)  were first released, they also needed work.


Overall rating, using recent works as reference:

7/10
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 06, 2009, 05:17:16 pm
...OR ME SHOTS YOU WITH PLASMA PULSAR....Wait, "Pulsar?" That's a neutron star. GG, did you mean pulser, as in something that pulses?
"edited to exclude extra that has nothing to do with reply by groxglitch"
EDIT: GG, please use this avatar. I can't stand the sight of your old one.
(http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x30/Zeeky64/GroxGlitchavatar.png)
agreed, that pic is much better at getting the point across. And pulser is correct isn't it? oh darn! ME MAKES ANOTHER MISTAKE!!!...oh well! to the edit sheet!!!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 06, 2009, 05:29:06 pm
Do these Photos have any unique technology?
Hmmm...I actually do not know. I haven't read every creature to know whether or not. The hypnosis tech advanced enough to totaly take control MIGHT be unique as of yet, but (as I said) I am not certain. (If anyone else has that, my apologies, wasn't trying to steal credit!)

(Oh, and, if anyone wants to [probably not] use the Photos[or Zeront] in a rp or something, i have nooo problem. just let me know and have a link, because i would like to read it [but no one probably wants to us the Photos])
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: madis on March 29, 2009, 09:02:44 am
I dont think the concept of hypnosis tech is very good.
Every aliens brain works differently. You couldnt use the same method or actually put someone into hypnosis in some cases.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on March 29, 2009, 09:25:54 am
I don't think the concept of hypnosis tech is very good.
Every alien's brain works differently. You couldn't use the same method or actually put someone into hypnosis in some cases.
Well, they could always abduct a specimen and experiment on it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: madis on March 29, 2009, 09:36:05 am
I don't think the concept of hypnosis tech is very good.
Every alien's brain works differently. You couldn't use the same method or actually put someone into hypnosis in some cases.
Well, they could always abduct a specimen and experiment on it.
He said it already exists. So he cant just experiment and create it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: smjjames on March 29, 2009, 09:56:04 am
Er, this kind of tech seems close to godmoding, but as long as it's not abused or anything, it should be fine.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 16, 2009, 09:20:52 pm
I have their language done. Now to just get my scanner to work....
Done:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Photise.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on April 16, 2009, 10:05:54 pm
Sweet! :D


I'll try and make thumbnails of it some time soon.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: veront22 on April 23, 2009, 08:05:39 am
Or you could simply stay away from that which you don't understand, and save yourself the trouble. Your creature is fine, and the 'blueprint' I suspose is okay
you wrote suspose instead of suppose razontair.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 26, 2009, 02:36:32 pm
Here are two second-generation Photos plasma weapons:(The red lines are just decoration)
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosMkIIPlasmaPulserMKIPlasmaCarb.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on April 26, 2009, 04:45:27 pm
Wow, nows thats a couple of pretty good weapons you have there.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on April 29, 2009, 06:59:46 pm
Your skills are impressive, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kenobro on April 30, 2009, 12:13:02 am
Neither are you.

I for one find myself needing more info to justify the design.  Why?  They shape shift(from what I can tell), so why human like designs?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on May 01, 2009, 08:01:59 pm
Neither are you.

I for one find myself needing more info to justify the design.  Why?  They shape shift(from what I can tell), so why human like designs?
How is that human-like designs? And whaddaya mean shape shift?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on May 01, 2009, 08:24:17 pm
They can manipulate plasma into different shapes, but I haven't heard of them shape-shifting their bodies. ???
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kenobro on May 02, 2009, 07:57:33 am
Well what I mean is they look like tazers and rifles.  Maybe it's just me.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on May 02, 2009, 08:35:17 am
Almost all gun-like weapons in the galactic market has a similar design, if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on May 30, 2009, 10:06:28 pm
Robots
The Photos developed many intelligent robots called drones that served a variety of purpoises.Older models are construction drones. More recent models have been combat based, with many different functions.Some are:
The combat models were designed to lessen the load on troopers fighting the Zeront. They were typically out numbered 10/1 by the Zeront, and the massed produced drones were able to very efficiently combat the number problem.They are all capible of speech, and have advanced interactive AI that is able to learn. There are two base chassises:the older DX-1 and the more modern DX-5. The DX-5 Features arms, a multi-jointed metal spine, and a torso, things the DX-1 were missing.Elites were able to have jetpacks equipped, a great advantage to commanders in mountainous terrain.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on May 30, 2009, 10:39:31 pm
Have some pics of them by any chance?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on May 30, 2009, 10:41:27 pm
Yeah.I'll upload them tomorrow.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Spartan King 95 on July 05, 2009, 10:20:35 am
A couple things:
1. An antimatter Cannon would obliterate itself while firing.
2. What weapon can remove the advantage of superior numbers?
3. It has been more than a month since you said you would upload them tomorrow.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 05, 2009, 10:32:30 am
1.Not necesarily.The cannon barrel is a perfect vacume, where the is no matter.
2.Weapons that are massed produced.Even out the scale.
3.I lost the drawing, be pacient!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Spartan King 95 on July 05, 2009, 10:33:29 am
Read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antimatter then you can talk about antimatter cannons. Also they would need lots of money and resources.
Quote from: Wikipedia
Antimatter is said to be the most costly substance in existence, with an estimated cost of $62.5 trillion per gram.[12] This is because production is difficult (only a few atoms are produced in reactions in particle accelerators), and because there is higher demand for the other uses of particle accelerators. According to CERN, it has cost a few hundred million Swiss Francs to produce about 1 billionth of a gram.[13]
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 05, 2009, 12:06:31 pm
Ok, I think that it's time for the Photos' ace in the hole explanation.
Dark Plasma
Dark Plasma is an experimental type of plasma ,called "Dark" Plasma for it's purpleish-black color, that has 10x the amount of energy that an equal amout of plasma would have. For example, plasma ball has ,say, 1 terrawatt of energy.A Dark Plasma ball of the same size has 10 terrawatts of energy. When you have too much Dark Plama at once, it tends to get unstable and detonate violently, releasing incredible amounts of energy. At the center of large explosions, antimatter forms. Dark Plasma has another special feature: Due to how hyperactive it's molecules are, it is the only substance that can come into contact with antimatter and not annhilate it and be annhilated by it. Dark Plasma Generators are simmilar to a star, as it is a constant explosion. They pump large amounts of Dark Plasma into a highly rienforced specially designed blast casing and the constant explosion generates massive amounts of energy, which is syphoned away with a series of special devices. In the case of the Antimatter Cannon, it has it's own Dark Plasma Generator, one that is large enough to generate Antimatter, which is electromagnetically pulled away when the cannon is fired. The Photos are currently designing weapons, even a ship powered exclusivly powered by dark plasma. They have already tested Plasma Rifles that have been modified to take the energy output sucessfully.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Spartan King 95 on July 05, 2009, 12:11:45 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antimatter_weapon

It would not work as antimatter explodes when it touches any MATTER. And last I checked plasma is matter.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 05, 2009, 12:17:16 pm
Then your shield sould be annhhilated by antimatter too. Besides, dark plasma's molecules move too fast to be annhilated.Dark Plama Is the one exception to the "antimatter annhilation" rule.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Spartan King 95 on July 05, 2009, 12:22:21 pm
No, the shield is energy. It is inverted antimatter storage.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kenobro on July 05, 2009, 01:22:08 pm
Neither of you know what the hell you're talking about.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yannick on July 05, 2009, 01:27:55 pm
One of the few times I agree with Kenobro.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on July 05, 2009, 07:50:56 pm
Wow, they're both just pulling stuff out of their ass.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yannick on July 06, 2009, 08:41:14 am
Hot.


I was gonna bitch about the science, but then I remembered people don't like that.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Spartan King 95 on July 06, 2009, 10:35:16 am
Here is my interpretation of your dark plasma generator:
(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll251/Badger_Man_22_1995/DplasmaG.png)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 11, 2009, 10:44:12 pm
If I may? I am not trying to be a noob and go nuts with non-working junk. I am simply trying to make a way for them to have the tech they have. And last time I checked, some of the other stuff we have here is not possible. FTL? Good luck. So I don't need a bunch of scientifically correct people jumping the gun when one of this section's most widely accepted technologies is far from possible.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on September 12, 2009, 03:17:06 pm
FTL? Good luck.
Actually, most races just use hyperdrives or warp drives, which create wormholes and bend space, respectively. I can't think of anyone with actual superluminal speed-capable ships.

I'm just saying.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 12, 2009, 06:01:20 pm
Well, that stuff isn't really possible. The amounts of energy needed to open a wormhole or bend space are near unthinkable.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yannick on September 12, 2009, 06:08:09 pm
Unlike surpassing the speed of light which is totally plausible.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 12, 2009, 06:16:14 pm
Unlike surpassing the speed of light which is totally plausible.

How so?
Or was that a dose of your infamous sarcasm?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yannick on September 12, 2009, 06:47:45 pm
High-five sherlock.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 12, 2009, 07:29:57 pm
I'd like to note;
After Lakis was trapped in the Novus Cluster, the High Council appointed Val'ones Dalburen (VAL-on-ess) as leader of the military forces.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on September 12, 2009, 11:31:06 pm
Well, that stuff isn't really possible. The amounts of energy needed to open a wormhole or bend space are near unthinkable.
Oh, please. The amount of energy needed for one go of a warp drive is merely all the mass of the planet Jupiter converted into energy! Compare that to the fact that in one second the Sun produces one million times as much energy as the USA uses in one year, and our sun has been going strong for six billion years! The only problem is finding a way to store all that energy. Fortunately, most intelligent civilizations in the galaxy are centuries more advanced than us puny humans.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 13, 2009, 09:40:52 am
You can thing of a way to artificially produce that on a spacecraft? The size of that reactor is something I'd like to see.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yannick on September 13, 2009, 12:26:27 pm
How about fusion. You know, the stuff our sun uses?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 13, 2009, 01:41:26 pm
Ok,wise guy. How big are most ships in relation to a star? The sun puts out that much energy, but how many of our creatures have ships the size of stars?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on September 13, 2009, 01:54:06 pm
You can thing of a way to artificially produce that on a spacecraft? The size of that reactor is something I'd like to see.
Have you ever heard of a Dyson Sphere (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyson_Sphere)? The nuclear reactor/hydrogen tanks on a spaceship would only be used for normal travel, so all you need is a device capable of storing that much energy(after getting it from the Dyson Sphere, of course) and creating a wormhole/bending space. From what we've seen it seems wormhole generators are much more commonplace than warp drives so I assume warp drives are significantly larger.

Also, energy needs other than that needed for hyperdrives and warp drives could be solved by putting solar panels on the outside of the ship.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 13, 2009, 01:57:02 pm
But I mean away from Dyson Spheres. Near a Dyson Sphere, there would be no problem.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on September 13, 2009, 02:02:39 pm
I guess civilized systems without them would be extremely common, so there would probably be giant energy storage ships to transport energy between systems for them to store and use. Basically, civilized systems are refueling points for ships. Ships that need to travel around a lot more definitely have more advanced energy storage.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 24, 2009, 11:16:01 pm
Anyway.......UPDATE!
Xynalis Mecanucus
(Zy-nal-ise Mech-an-uh-cus)

The Xynalis Mecanucus is a special corps of engineers, specifically trained for large construction projects that need to be done well, quickly. A Xynalis Mecanucus member is a devoted member for the rest of his/her life, being given several cybernetic implants such as a cybernetic eye and a backpack-esque machine with four mecha-arms.These are linked to the member's nervous system, and function like four extra arms. The bottom two are vertical-layed pincers, the upper right one is a Welding electrode, which clamps around the metal being welded and passes a strong electric current through it, heating up the area around the electrode enough to weld. The upper left is a pair of horizontal laid blades, curved and layered with a membrane of plasma. These are used for cutting metal down to the proper size in the event that it does not fit specifications. In military-attached members, this is a deadly weapon, taking off the head of an enemy with no effort at all. Additionally, one of the mecha-arms' end tools may be replaced with a Plasma Carbine in combat situations. They may carry a Plasma Rifle or Carbine in in their ordinary hands, as well. The Xynalis Mecanucus has several ranks:
Initiates are given the implants and time to read in the Great Library,a special Mecanucus location full of engineering information. Then, after 6 months, he/she moves on to become an assistant for a Member, learning how to assemble and disassemble the mecha-arms and such. Here is when the said Photos is given his/her honorary Mecanucus Armor.After another 6 months, they become an honorary Member. After years of dedicated service, they can become a Cheif, commanding about a dozen Members. After about 5 more years, they can become a High Cheif, who commands 4-10 Cheifs. If the last position isn't filled, he/she will become the honored Master of the Mecanucus, a revered title that takes about 40 years of work to achieve-about half a Photos' life. There are 7 Masters of the Mecanicus, who all command their own sub-group of the Xynalis Mecanicus. They all answer to the High Council.(Other species may join the Xynalis Mecanucus, but it will take some time for their armor and mecha-arms to be built for their body type and shape.)
Sooo....whaddaya guys think?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on October 24, 2009, 11:43:04 pm
Two words...



HECK YES!


Very Imperium-ish, their discipline is like. 8)

I'm curious, though... How would a cyborg, specifically any one of my Chivi, go about joining the Mecanucus? Would they still need to have a new armor, or would a Chivi combat engineer suit work fine? :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 24, 2009, 11:50:08 pm
It depends if the two technologies are compatible. If the Backpack and mecha-arms could be attached to the engineer suit sucessfully and the proper neural ports could be put in without dealing the suit structural damage, then yes. Although it would be preferable to get new armour. It is of no cost to the Member, and is a sign of respect, of honor between those of the Mecanucus. They can hold their head up high and say "Hey, I'm a member of the Xynalis Mecanucus!"
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on October 24, 2009, 11:52:59 pm
I see. :)

Hmmm... A Wexxian Mecanucus...

Now that would be awesome! 8)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 24, 2009, 11:55:37 pm
I will have some pics up shortly.
EDIT: Photobucket is being a looser again......
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on October 25, 2009, 07:49:18 am
Tell me about it.

Doesn't want to load in your comp too, huh?

Tip: For quick uploads, you can try this. (http://imagehost.org/) When you want it on a more proper hosting site, just re-upload there. :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 25, 2009, 07:59:44 am
My thing is that it won't upload properly. And it takes FOREVER.....
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on October 25, 2009, 08:16:53 am
Even on imagehost?

If so, maybe it has to do more with either the file itself or your current connection. :-\
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 25, 2009, 08:18:57 am
No, I'm still on photobucket. For example: I just uploaded a pic that was different from what it said it was. It was of the back of the Member, and the preview said it was of the front, which I uploaded earlier.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on October 25, 2009, 08:23:13 am
Ah yes. The dreaded delay effect.

Aye, I've found no cure for it myself. :-\

I usually just refresh the page until it goes back to normal.

I'm afraid I can't help you on solving that one. Sorry. :(
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 25, 2009, 08:33:50 am
The Pics:
Front
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/CRE_PhotosMecanucusEngineer-090d-6.png)
Back
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/CRE_PhotosMecanucusEngineer-090d-1.png)
Left
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/CRE_PhotosMecanucusEngineer-090d-2.png)
Right
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/CRE_PhotosMecanucusEngineer-090d9e3.png)
Backpack
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/CRE_PhotosMecanucusEngineer-090d-3.png)
Welding Electrode
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/CRE_PhotosMecanucusEngineer-090d-4.png)
Metal Cutter
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/CRE_PhotosMecanucusEngineer-090d-5.png)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on October 25, 2009, 08:46:39 am
I must say, that's one pretty nice suit of armor! :)

Wouldn't have been able to think up a way to represent some of those parts in Spore myself. :)

Glad you got through that Photobucket problem, by the way! :)


PS. You might not have a picture of the Photos Chief in the GPA, by any chance? :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 25, 2009, 08:53:29 am
lol, not YET.
BE PACIENT, YUU!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 30, 2009, 07:45:53 pm
Uh,guys? Anybody? Kitkat? ANYONE!?!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on October 30, 2009, 07:54:36 pm
Someone called?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 30, 2009, 07:56:15 pm
Uh, kinda about a RESPONSE.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on October 30, 2009, 07:57:51 pm
Eh? You want feedback?

How about: Is that photos male or female O_o
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 30, 2009, 08:04:45 pm
lol male. They are too low down! I just wanted a little feedback sense no one said anything. Heh, usually Razon or someone would start trolling about now...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on October 30, 2009, 08:06:01 pm
Well, from the sound of it, they're pretty neat!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on October 30, 2009, 08:14:29 pm
Oh, and, have you ckecked the front page of the Photos topic lately?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 30, 2009, 10:52:21 pm
Uh oh...we have a problem...
That isn't my account. My account is PicPile, not PhotoPiler. It would appear I've been haxed.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on December 26, 2009, 04:33:08 pm
Sorry for the DP, but MORE STUFFZ!
Heavy Plasma Carbine: This is a heavy weapon, a more powerful version of a Plasma Carbine, acting as a Machinegun. An interesting fact, is that this weapon uses so much plasma, the generator has to be seperate, or the weapon would be huge. The generator is the clip-looking thing. (most Photos weapons have the generator internally housed)
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/HeavyPlasmaCarbine.jpg)

Photos Flag: This is the Flag for the Photos:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosFlag.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on December 26, 2009, 05:33:50 pm
Well, I fired up PowerPoint to make something for my update and I did something else before starting on my work.

Guess what it was? ;)



(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/Kurinatsu/Spore/PhotosFlag1.png)


Without lines.


(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc97/Kurinatsu/Spore/PhotosFlag2.png)


With lines.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on December 30, 2009, 11:28:27 pm
I have a picture in the works. It's the First Person from a Photos soldier in a battle. Im finishing it in paint, then touching it up in GIMP so it looks presentable. I'll show the finished Paint product as well for comparison. ;D

EDIT: Ok, here it is:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosFPPOV.jpg)
It's far from realistic, but for my first GIMP picture, it isn't bad, right?I found that the smudge tool made the Plasma blasts and the Gravitron bursts in the sky look more like blasts. In my paint version, the plasma blasts looked like blue meteors, and the Gravitron Bursts looked like squiggles. The explosions in the air are also nice touches, if I may state my own opinion. I'll be honest: This is probably the BEST first person artwork I've done. EVER.
EDIT2: A new version. This time, he's firing his weapon.
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosFPPOVshooting.jpg)
NOTE: He's firing from the hip area, so the arms look small. That, and I'm bad at drawing arms.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on December 31, 2009, 08:19:15 am
The arms may not be as fine as it could have been, but I can tell that the rest is pretty much okay. :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on December 31, 2009, 12:16:21 pm
Well, it doesn't make my eyes bleed and I can tell what's actually going on, so I congratulate you. It may not look good at all, but it's certainly a strong first step. Keep going and you'll get places.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on January 01, 2010, 03:39:33 pm
I'm close to having an image of a Commander Drone done. Have it up in a minute. Just need to touch up in GIMP and upload to Photobucket...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on January 01, 2010, 04:00:24 pm
Ok. Done.
Drone Commander before GIMP touchup:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosDroneCommander.jpg)
Drone Commander after GIMP touchup:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosDroneCommandertouchedup.jpg)
I'll work on it more every so often.
INFO: The Drone Commander is an elite drone type that is used to substitute a Photos commander if one is not avaible. They have the most advanced AI of all the drones, and are usually equipped with a Plasma Sword and a Plasma Carbine with attached Plasma Grenade Launcher that replaces the lower right arm.
Note: This one has neon green markings, to explain the,well, the neon green markings.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on January 16, 2010, 02:35:11 pm
(I don't have pictures up yet, but I have a scanner again, so I'll have pictures soon.)
Here is a list of Photos vehicles:
SCOUTS
Gora (scout walker)
Ernak AFV

LIGHT VEHICLES
Arnok Light Tank
Kora (attack walker)
Haku Mobile Turret

MEDIUM VEHICLES
Garnas Medium Tank

HEAVY VEHICLES
Jrnaes Heavy Tank
Loas Artillery

MECHA
Ulis
Jahs
Kage
Nurez
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on January 20, 2010, 08:28:07 pm
The standard small spacecraft of the Photos are:
I-670 Fighter
Role: Attack/Defense
Armament: Heavy Plasma Repeater x4, Seeker Anti-spacecraft Plasma Missiles
Bio: An agile, fast fighter, the I-670 is a decent all-around craft. Not much shines about this craft, but it's a good one nonetheless.

SB-290 Strike Bomber
Role: Attack/ Anti-shi[
Armament: Forward;HPC x6, Dark Plasma Torpedos. Turret; HPC x4.
Bio: Slow and Large, the SB-290 Strike Bomber is a heavily armed and armoured behemoth. It carries Dark Plasma Torpedos as a heavy weapon, large missiles with a Dark Plasma warhead, designed for taking out capital ships and such. The higher-power Dark Plasma generates a better result against the larger ships than a normal Plasma warhead would. The turret on the back carries four Heavy Plasma Repeaters, generating a danger zone behind this craft as well.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 03, 2010, 04:45:11 pm
Body Armor: The Mk. III power armour assigned to Photos infantry is a sealed unit, the only seperated part being the helmet, and this is sealed to the armour when activated via a rienforced vulcanised rubber seal. There are three implants given to Photos soldiers, one on the spinal cord, the second on the skull, connected to the brain, and the third in the leg to measure stress from jump impacts and such, as well to maintain a status on the leg actuators. In the R.V.R. that makes up the joints are actuators that mechanically assist movement. This allows soldiers to move faster and lift larger loads then they normally would. Here is a picture:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosMKIIIarmour.gif)
Several changes from the Mk. II armour shine in the helmet, with the addition of two floodlamps embedded above the optic camera,as well as a more pointed helmet. The actuators in the arms are new to the Mk. III, as they were new in necessity. There were not as many heavy weapons, such as the Heavy Plasma Carbine, when the armour was originally designed, so they were not included. The armour is made of a mixture of Korite, a strong but lightweight metal used in most Photos constructions, and a chalky material called Noreum, which is able to disperse plasma, and is rubbed onto the armour to prevent friendly fire, though it renders them invulnerable to enemy plasma fire, so long as the Noreum dosen't melt off. Even if it does, the armour should be able to take quite a few blasts before being compremised.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on February 04, 2010, 12:39:55 am
Nice update. :)

I really like these mini-updates in the CC.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 04, 2010, 05:05:23 pm
A History, of Sorts...
Photos Year 2847: First global unification takes place. Leaders of the unifying power form the High Council to maintain control. Things go pretty well.
Photos Year 2850: Zeront attack Photise, leaving 80% of population devastated. Scientists begin designing a spacecraft able to combat the threat of the Zeront.
P.Y. 2855: Posideon-Class Dreadnought goes into production, named after the first great military commander, Pos'i'deon Duavon (Lakis' father), and the Photos declare war on the Zeront, named the Great War in Photos records.
PY 2855-3000: Great War takes place, costing the lives of approximately 420,000 Photos by the end.
Phew! Little update on their pre-current history, summed up in a pseudo-timeline!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 11, 2010, 07:18:55 pm
Photose Speech Lesson 1
Aye, I'm gonna teach y'all how to speak and write words in Photise. Written is spelling, paranthesis is vocalisation.
Basics:
Ka (KAh)- Hello
Vas (vaz)- how
Neh (neh)- are
Mev (mev)- you
Jara (Jar-ah)-today
So, asking someone they are today would be, in proper Photise ennunciation, Kavasnehmevjara? All the sylables in Photise are jammed together, leading to speech actually being quite fast.
Some other sample words are:
Xylanis (zy-lahn-is)- Group, order, ect, generic word used for a group or organisation or such.
Yoau (yoh)- Space
Nehheh (neh-heh)- cooking (my mom is great at great nehheh ;D)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on February 11, 2010, 08:10:09 pm
Pretty good. It sounds like some sort of Middle Eastern or Indian language.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 12, 2010, 07:10:36 am
Xylanis Opairis, English translation: Order Dominate
The Xylanis Opairis, or Order Dominate in English, is a special, elite core of the Photos military. They are genetically modified to be near-supersoldiers. Able to heft almost four times what a normal Photos would between their large muscle mass and their powered armour actuators, they pack some heavy firepower. They are generally given weapons simply called Plasma Cannons, as they fire a large ball of plasma/dark plasma, rather then the small "pulse" fired by smaller rifles and carbines. They have special armor just like the Xylanis Mechanicus, though the armour of the Xylanis Opairis is more combat-oriented. Just like normal Photos infantry, they are given implants that augment their armour interaction abilities. There are some other implants, such as the spine rienforcement, a flexible piece of armour made of several overlapping pieces of Korite, imbedded just under the skin. This protects the spine from damage from the back, in the rare event that the armour is breached. The armour is nearly inpenetrable, taking some form of explosive to penetrate.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 12, 2010, 12:54:59 pm
Here is an Opairis soldier:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosOpairisSoldier.png)
This is a variant, equipped with a jet pack for reaching where normal troopers can't:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosOpairisJumpSoldier.png)
Note: These don't have the Plasma Cannon, they have a wrist mounted rocket launcher and a plasma blade.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 21, 2010, 05:37:14 pm
Photise Speech Lessons 2
eh (ehh)-some
kara (carah)-people
sujh (suge)-are
joh (joe)-so
ura (urah)-annoying
nuheh (nuheh)-[aren't]
[nuh (nuh)-are]
[heh (heh)-not]
yem (yem)-they
So, you just read a Photos asking you if some people are so annoying, ehkarasujhjohura,nuhehyem? Of course this looks bad in english, though. Also, I'm trying to gear these to where someone could speak it in real life. So, from this position, where should I go? Just think, you could speak to your friend without your boss/teacher or any evesdropping little crapholes listening in.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on February 21, 2010, 05:49:44 pm
Cool!

But I prefer Klingon for that purpose :P

Now if only I could speak it...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2010, 05:10:16 pm
I hand drew a picture of two Opairis soldiers fighting Core Combine troopers on some unknown planet. I didn't know what the C.C. Troopers looked like, so I just gave an Artist's Interpritation. Note on the blood: It is meant for a certain level of realism. That is limited by my limited artistic skill, but still, you get shot or cut, even with plasma weapons, you're gonna bleed. Unless plasma cauterizes the wound, in which case, I was waaay off:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/scan0003-1.gif)
There are more drop pods coming in from orbit, so those are the fireballs in the sky. Notice the moon in the distance as well.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: SimplyNecro on February 22, 2010, 05:40:04 pm
I would not say it's totally completely utterly off to the point of horribleness... but definitely not exact admitably, you could say those are probably slaves or ferals (mutant monsters created by terraforming spores from animal wildlife, you can't go wrong with those)

On another note, if you want images to better envision them look at the links....within the link... (I have no art talent whatsoever, though I have been practicing with DOGA): http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=16737.75

Still, its better than anything I could draw... thus it deserves 5 stars
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 22, 2010, 07:13:11 pm
This is a sideshot blueprint of the superjuggernaut, the P.S. Hyvez:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PSHyvezSideBlueprint.png)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on February 22, 2010, 07:44:29 pm
interesting...

(all_I_care_to_write_with_a_broken_spacebar...)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 23, 2010, 10:37:03 am
interesting...

(all_I_care_to_write_with_a_broken_spacebar...)
Try using the Onscreen Keyboard application. I used it to write this sentence!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on February 23, 2010, 09:54:45 pm
Got an odd angle of that blueprint, by any chance? :)

Also, nice work on the art. Needs some more practice regarding angles and posturing, but the individual bodies' proportions are pretty sound. :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 03, 2010, 08:52:51 am
Plasma Strike Cannon:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PlasmaStrikeCannom.png)
The Xylanis Opairis equivalent of the Heavy Plasma Repeater for normal infantry, the Plasma Strike cannon is a variant of the Plasma Cannon that fires larger blasts of plasma at a higher rate of fire. Note the backpack generator, separate from the weapon itself, that supplies it's staggering plasma needs. Seriously, this thing uses a crapload of plasma. It can be fired from the hip using the grip and the handle on top, or from the shoulder. The tube coming from the weapon to the barrel is a coolant tube. This is the only Photos plasma weapon that requires liquid coolant, as the internal cooling systems are generally enough for smaller weapons, and the larger ships work in the vacuum of space, where heat is easily diffused. This thing has enough firepower to shread a tank if given enough time to fire enough rounds.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 03, 2010, 12:36:23 pm
Xylanis Waratica
The Xylanis Waratica is a Photos organisation that specializes in combat using large walking tanks. They have a multitude of walkers, all of which are outside the general Photos military vehicle list. They are titanic, most the size of a building. These vehicles are able to do incredible damage and are heavily armoured. Unlike the other two Xylanises so far, this one is open to the general public, and the recruit does not have to be a member of the military before joining. I'll have some mechs' up in a minute.

The Gargont
Weight: 55 Tons
Class: Support
Armament: 4 Railguns, 2 Missile Racks
Bio: The Gargont is a basic Waratica mech. It has a decent armament, and is able to dish out long range punishment. It is weak up close, which leaves it in a support role.
Pictures:
Front:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Gargont4.png)
Side:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Gargont2.png)
Top:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Gargont3.png)
3D:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Gargont.png)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on March 03, 2010, 11:23:23 pm
That. Is. Awesome! 8)


Have any other Waratica units, by any chance? :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 04, 2010, 04:50:22 pm
I do now!
The Nura
Weight:25 Tons
Class:Scout
Armament: 2 Missile Racks, 2 Plasma Lances
Bio: The Nura-class scout is an agile walker that can deal decent damage for it's size. It has a jump pack, allowing it to jump into the air. It also has a Scanner Drone launcher that will fly up into the air in a missile, and then the missile will split apart, and it will fly above the battlefield for tactical data.
Side:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Nura2.png)
Top:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Nura1.png)
Front:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Nura3.png)
3D:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Nura4.png)
Next:
The Titan
Weight: 100 Tons
Class: Assault
Armament: 2 Railguns, 2 Assault Plasma Lances, 4 Medium Plasma Lances, 2 Rocket Racks, 2 Plasma Strike Cannons
Bio: The Titan-class Assault walker can dedicate massive amounts of destruction to a target. Due to it's top-heavy armament, the Titan has advanced Gyroscopic Stabilisation systems. It is also one of the most heavily armored land vehicles in existance.
Top:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Titan3.png)
Side:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Titan1.png)
Front:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Titan3.png)
3D:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Titan4.png)
Next:
The Opar
Weight: 75 tons
Class: Command
Armament: 2 Heavy Plasma Lances, 2 Large Missile Racks, 1 dual Light Plasma Lance turret
Bio: The Opar command mech is the general mech of squad leaders, with advanced communications equipment and sensor settings. It does pack a punch, but not as heavy as other mechs of it's size.
Front:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Opar3.png)
Top:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Opar1.png)
Side:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Opar2.png)
3D:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Opar4.png)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on March 04, 2010, 10:06:59 pm
Very Steel-Talon-ish...

Which is a great thing, by the way! ;)

Visualizing how a task force of these units would look like is just awesome! 8)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 09, 2010, 04:06:52 pm
The Warren
Weight:80 Tons
Class: Command
Armament: 1 Heavy Railgun, 1 Missile Pod, 1 Autocannon, 1 Dual Plasma Lance
Bio: A powerful Command mech armed with one of the only ballistic weapons in the Photos armoury, the Warren is able to wreak havoc across the battlefield. It is suited for long ranges, so it can cripple safely. In fact, the Heavy Railgun it sports is able to destroy a Gargont in a single shot, if placed right. It also launches a recon drone launcher, like the Nura.
Side:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/W2.png)
Top:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/W1.png)
Front:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/W3.png)
3D:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/W4.png)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 09, 2010, 07:12:01 pm
Photos Ballistic Weapons
The few Ballistic weapons the Photos employ are mostly explosives, as in autocannons/artillery. The primary are Autocannon mounted on Xylanis Waratica mechs. All Ballistic weapons used by the Photos are also Jyrojets, to simplify the weapons (No case ejector system, for one aspect). They are also used for inderect fire artillery, as the jyrojets will pick up good momentum after it's propellent get's it as far as it will go. When mounted on Waratica walkers, they can be fearsome weapons, firing explosive shells at a high rate of fire. They are a tactical nightmare, as they can reduce infantry to nothingness, and the explosion will mess up a tank's armour.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on March 10, 2010, 03:54:35 am
I can't stop imagining these guys' mechs scratching the ground using their turrets while not mobilizing! ;D

Great stuff, all of 'em! :) I really applaud the effort poured into these works. :)


*Kudos for anyone who gets the reference!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 12, 2010, 11:33:55 pm
Superweapon: Gatling/Rotary Autocannon
A nightmare of a weapon, the Rotary Autocannon, or the Gatling Autocannon, if you prefer, is a lethal autocannon weapon with six barrels on a spining housing. The barrel rotates 2000 revolutions per minute, and if you count 1 autocannon shell per barrel, that means that in a minute, this thing spews 12,000 autocannon shells. It's firing 12,000 high explosive shells within a minute. The standard box carries 24,000 rounds and each barrel lasts about 72,000 rounds because, even with the Photos' advanced cooling systems, firing 24,000 shells within a two minute period builds up a ton of waste heat. Mobile Rotary Autocannon Platforms, used as an offensive vehicle, carry almost 45 barrels with them as a standard, because they have to swap out the barrels as the gun heats up. They'll fire around 72,000 rounds, and then while loading the next box of ammunition, a seperate person will swap out the barrel. Needless to say, these things are incredibly powerful, but are offset by an incredible pricetage, and an even heftier maitnence cost over their functional lifetime. These things are treasured weapons, as they are able to stop an oncoming army, unless, of course, some sniper shoots the barrel. They are, for all their lethality, still very delicate weapons. Not only that, you still must take into account the cost of the ammuntion this thing uses. It in a basic assault, this thing can chew through almost a million galactic credits' worth of ammunition. Still, it is more than worth it when deployed right. I'll try to have a diagram up sometime soon.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on March 13, 2010, 12:06:49 am
Fully automatic grenade launchers?

Now we're talking! 8)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 13, 2010, 01:55:12 pm
Life After Death (sorta!): The ABU (Artificial Body Unit)
The Photos ABU is a large walking unit that contains the conscience of a Photos soldier injured badly enough to activate the prerequestites of being placed in one. A standard ABU stands 12 feet tall, measures 8 feet wide shoulder to shoulder, and is about 2 feet thick. They have two arms and two legs, and the arm modules are interchangable. The standard Combat Hands have sharp ends on them, like claws, and both hands have a built-in dual-barreled Plasma Carbine. These can be replaced with ranged weapons like Plasma Lances, Missile Pods, or, on rare occasions, Rotary Autocannons. There are other weapons, but these are the most common. Some uncommon ones include Recoiless Rifles, normal Autocannons, or Mortar Cannons. There are also melee weapons they can carry, including a vast number of Membrane weapons, powered pincers, drills, pile drivers, or on rare occasions, a jackhammer-type ending. The ABU has a number of sensors, including Optic Cameras, touch sensors, pressure sensors, and audio receptors. Photos transfered to an ABU loose the senses of taste and smell, but the Optic Camera allows them to see into several different spectrums. The brain of the Photos is transfered into a special device, it's thoughts, brainwaves, memories, essentially everything inside the brain is copied onto a template that is pre-programmed with how a brain functions, so essentially, the conscience is shifted onto a computer chip. The brain (and mind) of a Photos are put to sleep during the process, as it is impossible to do while the mind and brain are completely functioning. Then the chip is hard-wired into the ABU's systems, and when the Photos regains conscienceness, the body he once knew is gone. Instead, he has a new body, one made of the unrelenting might of metal.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 13, 2010, 02:00:43 pm
Getting into an ABU
Being put into an ABU does not rely on finantial status. Nor rank in the military. Nor family ties. It solely functions on the deathwishes of the Photos. When joining the Photos Military, a Photos fills out a paper, similar to a will, stating what to do upon his demise. If the "Switch to ABU" Option is checked, if possible, when he/she reaches that status, rather then being let to die, he/she will be transfered to an ABU. It's that simple.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on March 13, 2010, 10:27:32 pm
YES.


ZOMBIE CYBORG SPACE MARINES FTW! ;D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 13, 2010, 10:33:01 pm
YES.


ZOMBIE CYBORG SPACE MARINES FTW! ;D
Wait, what?
*thinks for a second*
*facepalms self*
I wasn't even trying to do that! God, am I stupid. Do you think that'll fly?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on March 13, 2010, 10:51:29 pm
Between alien war-bears (read: Urshan soldiers) and telekinetic robot phallic symbols (read: Viri Voltei), I'm pretty sure zombie robot space marines wouldn't raise too much eyebrows. :)


Unless some turn of them become horribly mutated due to a curse and decide to go AWOL, becoming ninja pirate zombie robot demon monster space marines... >_>
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Spartan King 95 on March 14, 2010, 09:06:39 pm
Ninja pirate zombie. Awesome. Right there. Perfect.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 17, 2010, 03:12:41 pm
Advanced Xylanis Waratica Walkers
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Colossus.gif)
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Lanset.gif)
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Longshot.gif)
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Antlion.gif)
Classes;
Colossus:Assault
Lanset:Medium
Longshot:Light
Antlion:Scout/Sentry

Bios;
Colossus:
The most powerful Photos mech to date, the Colossus is a fitting name. Armed to the teeth and equally armoured, the Colossus is a fearsome, towering machine able to annhilate nearly anything in seconds. General strategy is they will pound you with missiles and autocannons from a distance, then get up close and pummel you with the impressive assortment of energy weaponry mounted on it. Sadly, all that weaponry and armour leaves it lacking in the mobility department.
Lanset:
Unbelieveably fast for a medium mech, the Lanset is an instantly noticable design, with it's oblong bubble canopy and towering missile rack. It's autocannon and Lance battery give it a well-rounded, yet lethal, punch.
Longshot:
The name says it all. Designed for long-range support, the Longshot forgoes missiles for the ability to bring a Railgun and Nano-autocannon to the field, along with some decent Lance weapons. It's light weight allow commanders to field a cheap, light mech that can cripple mechs much larger than itself.
Antlion:
A mech designed for sentry duties and reconnisence, the Antlion carries an interesting assortment of short range weapons, as well as two single-missile launchers. The searchlight on top assists it on it's duties of Sentry, and the Plasma Flamer/Flamethrower it carries is able to incinerate infantry and vehicles. It can do light combat, or act as a meat shield, but this mech was NOT designed to be used in an attack role.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 17, 2010, 03:16:09 pm
Note: I did various gantries for some. The Lancet, for example, has a full Gantry, while I slacked on the Antlion, and did none once so ever.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on March 17, 2010, 03:31:16 pm
*Colossus*
Yaih, that's a LOT of guns!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 17, 2010, 03:42:31 pm
*Colossus*
Yaih, that's a LOT of guns!
Not trying to advertise here, but if you post an order here;
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=17123.0
you could order a custom model with potentially even more guns! I saw that Ni'calls mech, perhaps they would order a custom model from the Photos? I'll design the chassis to the specs of what weapons and equipment you want, show it to you, you either accept it, or I'll go back and redesign it, untill you are happy!
Again, not trying to sound like an Ad, just saying, if you wanted something like that, the Photos could make it for you.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 23, 2010, 07:27:14 pm
Notorious Foods of the Photos
P'gwi Soup: Sometimes called P'gwi Soup, this delacacy is a soup made of several rich meats and noodles made of a special grain called P'gwi, from which the meal gets it's name. The P'gwi is a delicious food upon itself, with a rich, semi-sweet flavor.

Kaoi: A type of meat, Kaoi is prepared from a fish called Ounan, which is actually highly toxic. However, Photos have a special chemical in their stomach, called Prehkar, which neutralizes the toxins upon contact. This is why, though it is disgusting, Photos vommit can be made into a potent Anti-venom, as Prehkar is able to destroy most toxins on contact. It is mixed into stomach acid, FYI.

Igns: A type of egg, the Igns is made into Loohra, a food like an omlette.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on March 24, 2010, 01:00:44 am
Kaoi: A type of meat, Kaoi is prepared from a fish called Ounan, which is actually highly toxic. However, Photos have a special chemical in their stomach, called Prehkar, which neutralizes the toxins upon contact. This is why, though it is disgusting, Photos vommit can be made into a potent Anti-venom, as Prehkar is able to destroy most toxins on contact. It is mixed into stomach acid, FYI.

*pictures soldier vomiting on own wounds*

Heck yeah! ;D 8)

So I guess, back in the ancient days, some tribes would use their vomit to heal their injured tribesmen? Nice! :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 24, 2010, 03:03:55 pm
The Kyoura-Neturus
Kyoura-Neturus is a strange substance. When injected with an inhibitor, to prevent extreme mutation, Kyoura-Neturus is able to cause many different side affects. By mutating the mind, many different Psycinetic abilities root, such as Teleknesis or Pyroknesis. However, when not given the inhibitor, the mutagenetic virus will quickly reduce the victim to a mindless zombie-like mutant. The rapid mutation of the brain causes, in most cases, a loss of all cognetive thought, and the creature reverts to instinct. Motor fuctions are commonly damaged, and this leaves many creatures with poor cordiation. Photos "zombies", for instant, tend to have a shuffling gate, and slow, poorly-aimed swipes. Also, in the case of that type of mutation, the victim also begins suffering necrosis as the virus takes hold. It is a painful way to die, in all honesty. Slowly loosing sanity until you become nothing but an instinct-driven monster. Not a pretty way to go. Kyoura-Neturus is very contagious, and is always fatal in most creatures, unless given the inhibitor, in which case the virus becomes a powerful tool. Other effects of inhibited-mutations are enhanced musculature, higher intelligence, higher reflex responses, among other things. Just a note, all members of the Xylanis Opairis are mutated with this standardly, with the inhibitor. The inhibitor needs only be injected once.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on March 24, 2010, 05:39:32 pm
That's horrible! D :


Yet oh so seductive!  ;)



Reminds me a lot of Whesker, that ever lovable zombie-soldier-mutant.  :3

Hmm... Wait, if this can evolve to infect most races...





What happens when it infects an Orealyianis?!  :o

OMG, Tank!  :D

I'd so love to see one!  ;D

And then there's the Perrachi, Luzonian, Choro Deidalus!  :o

Flying zombies! xP

We could only dream... We could only dream...  :(

Unless, of course...  ;)



I guess if an infestation does occur, our only hope would be the Kratair. (http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/8p28)  ;)

That, or a Wexxian Shadow who also happens to be a doctor.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on March 24, 2010, 07:39:02 pm
And then there's the Perrachi, Luzonian, Choro Deidalus!  :o

Flying zombies! xP

We could only dream... We could only dream...  :(
Not so, Yuu! (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0193.html)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on March 24, 2010, 08:41:54 pm
And then there's the Perrachi, Luzonian, Choro Deidalus!  :o
Not so, Yuu! (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0193.html)

YES! :D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 29, 2010, 07:38:01 pm
Assault Armour
Beyond the standard Photos armour, there are large armour suits, that can be best described as mech-suits. I'll add more as I get them done in DoGA.

Incinerator
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Incenerator1.png)
Top Speed:20 MP/H
Armament: 2 Missile Launchers, 2 Aranorium Flamethrowers, 2 Plasma Carbines
Bio:The Incinerator is a common Assault Armour that is designed for close-quarters combat. It carries a vat of a chemical jel called Aranorium on it's back; This sticks to enemies and burns, much like modern-day napalm. For a distance, the Carbines are used, and for medium or long, they can use the missile launchers. The Carbines could be used at medium range, but they are mainly for long range, and the missiles finish off the leftovers. Beyond normal armour, which already provides extreme protection, in test runs, these armour units were shown to be able to survive having an Xylanis Waratica war machine step on it, and get up and continue fighting.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on March 30, 2010, 07:37:51 am
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That image is so beautiful!

Did you make the buildings too?

A fight scene in that place would be awesome!  8) 8)


having an Xylanis Waratica war machine step on it, and get up and continue fighting.

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That is one tough power armor.

Though, yeah, I guess, it could work using advanced materials and pressure regulation technology.

Hope to see more!  :) :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 30, 2010, 10:36:49 am
Annhilator
Top Speed: 14 MP/H
Armament: 2 Nano-Railguns, 4 Strike Cannons, 12 Micro-missiles.
Bio: The Juggernaught of Assault Armours, the Annhilator is brutishly armed and armoured, but lacks speed, which is why it has a jump pack. The 12 Micro-missiles imbedded in the arm can be a surprise for those who haven't engaged these before, and the Jump Pack makes them surprisingly agile, though still not fast. P.S., I have two pictures this time!
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Annhilator1.png)
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Annhilator2.png)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on March 30, 2010, 04:40:02 pm
Good thing the Photos aren't imperialist, unlike the United States, which dropped napalm on villages full of innocent people (including several children) during the Vietnam War.

Am I right? Photos use military force for moral good, not war profiteering, right?

Right?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 30, 2010, 04:40:54 pm
Good thing the Photos aren't imperialist, unlike the United States, which dropped napalm on villages full of innocent people (including several children) during the Vietnam War.

Am I right? Photos use military force for moral good, not war profiteering, right?

Right?
Yeah. That's something I need to go into.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on March 30, 2010, 04:44:36 pm
It generally depends on the species' psychology, economic system, and government control over the economy. And levels of corruption.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 31, 2010, 02:13:50 pm
Photos Internal/Foreign Policy
The Photos policy is somewhat self-canceling. They believe in peace, yet the develop powerful weapons, as they believe that in order for peace to exist, there must be war, sorta a ying-yang thing. They are still moral, and do not believe in wrongdoing, unless to those who are deserving of it. In all honesty, the Photos look at themselves as one of the protectors of the galaxy. They joined the GPA following this belief. As such, they have an instant dislike for races like the Shadow. Internal Policy is somewhat brutal, rebellions are not given a trial, they are simply executed. Whole rebellion worlds are bombarded with plasma until they have melted completely, at times. This is kept from other races, especially the GPA, as they might find it offensive. On the outside, they are not aggressive, but they are quick to deploy if a threat is made.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on March 31, 2010, 02:59:44 pm
Entire planets have rebelled against Photos rule and were silenced without trial? I see a PSR nuke-fest coming up if Photos military officers have loose lips... In fact, can't you just picture President Talin giving some speech about how the Photos government is "betraying their people"? "Government by the people is the only acceptable option in the United Society... Those who rule by a small elite are doomed to violent revolution..."
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on March 31, 2010, 03:07:15 pm
Not quite. As you can see in the story City in Ruins, the planet destruction is only used in a last resort, and for the most part, if the rebellion can be contained, it is. Or, at least, they attempt to. The rebellion comes, for the most part, from a group called the Garan Seperatists, which I will write about soon (as in today).
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 05, 2010, 05:46:11 pm
Anyway, am a little sidetracked at the moment. Anyway,
Orga Carrier
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/OrgaCarrier.png)
The Orga Carrier is a Photos ship used to carry large amounts of fighters and/or bombers, beyond what the hangers on a Posideon dreadnought can carry. They have small weapons designed to shoot down other fighters, and, to the modern Photos variant, 4 twin-barreled antimatter gun turrets.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 10, 2010, 02:18:17 pm
Superweapon: Imperator Superheavy Mech
Armament: 4 Heavy Autocannons, 1 Antimatter Cannon, 2 Medium Plasma Lances, 1 Light Plasma Lance.
Height:160 Feet tall
Weight: 175 Tons
Bio: The mech to end all mechs, the Imperator has, apart from it's special armament, a weak weapon loadout. It's abilities shine in it's special feature: It's the only mech big enough to mount an Antimatter reactor. The weapon dorsally mounted is an Antimatter cannon, able to spread mass devastation. It has a low land speed of only 45 Kp/H. The light plasma lance is mounted on the back, to detur enemy units from attacking the back, due to it's lack of speed.
Pic:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Dehmonis.png)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on April 10, 2010, 02:50:07 pm
Well, I sure hope it can shoot far, considering that a teaspoon of antimatter is enough to destroy New York City.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 10, 2010, 02:51:33 pm
Yeah...Large shells with a suspended antimatter core....ARTILLERY! But seriously, it isn't an energy weapon, it fires shells.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 18, 2010, 01:23:21 pm
AR-14 Stealth Armour
The AR-14 Stealth Armour is a lightweight Assault Armour, only a little larger than normal Photos armour. However, the armour on the AR-14 is made of a metamaterial called Iradeum. This metamaterial bends light and infrared waves around it, making the wearer invisible to both the naked eye and heat vision. However, radar can still pick it up. The AR-14's major drawback is the integrated weapons system, a specially designed three barreled rotary Plasma Rifle. This gives it three times the standard damage, but the recoil and rate of fire can make it a little inaccurate. Still, it makes a good sniper weapon, or a close range weapon. Overall, the AR-14 Stealth Armour is a real threat for those without radar cover. While you could still find the plasma muzzle flash, most soldiers would freak at a disembodied muzzle flash. The AR-14 can optionally be mounted with a jump pack, attached to the backpack and comms unit.
However, this invisibility comes at a price. If you can hit them, the metamaterial doesn't provide much protection, and simply shattering the plate can render that part of the suit visible.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on April 18, 2010, 04:50:05 pm
Another downside is that if light is bent around you, you can't see. Anyone wearing an invisibility cloak would be blind.

This can be solved if you position microscopic cameras on the metamaterial's outside.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 18, 2010, 04:54:01 pm
Photos helmets have the camera on the outside, and they aren't metamaterial. So, along with the muzzle flash, you would see the VERY, VERY FAINT glow of the camera, I'm talking if you aren't looking for it, you don't see it glow. When I say the camera isn't covered, I mean the lens and such isn't covered. The actual housing and such is, so you don't see a disembodied camera. Given Photos armour is encasing, they have to have a visor or neural camera, and the Photos opt for camera, because you don't have the weak point created by a visor.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on April 19, 2010, 05:17:29 pm
Just Archive Binged this thread and I am defiantly alling with these mech-happy  guys once Kat gets off his Lazy butt.lol :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 19, 2010, 05:34:40 pm
Just a correction, they aren't machines, they wear powered armour. Lots of power armour. Civilian clothes are styled like armour, with paulderons and such, and are made of metal, but they aren't powered.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on April 19, 2010, 06:37:23 pm
That's what a Mech is, like Armor Core.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 19, 2010, 06:40:58 pm
No, no no no no no. Power Armour is like normal body armour, but has a powered joints and such. An Armoured Core, on the other hand, is the size of a BUILDING, like a battlemech. For compairison, I'l PM you a picture. Gimme a moment.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Gnoll on April 19, 2010, 06:49:07 pm
Nice! Do they do wildlife documentaries?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on April 19, 2010, 07:44:59 pm
If it has a cockpit, it's a mech the size is inconsequential.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 19, 2010, 07:47:30 pm
Where do you get a cockpit? There is no cockpit on these guys. They have a helmet, not a helmet. DROP IT. THEY ARE NOT MECHS HURR.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on April 19, 2010, 08:14:09 pm
A mech is a machine, usually built to work on a leg-motivated chassis that mimics the pilot in question. They are almost invariably larger than their pilot, and that's another thing. You pilot a mech; you use controls, or more complex sensor equipment, to control the mech. A power suit, on the other hand, is more "assisted movement"; it works on the movements of the individual wearing it to amplify that ability. Think Iron Man. Basically, a power suit is generally thought of as a suit of armor with motors, whereas a mech is usually thought to be a tank with legs, at the least.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on April 19, 2010, 08:27:22 pm
Superweapon: Imperator Superheavy Mech
Armament: 4 Heavy Autocannons, 1 Antimatter Cannon, 2 Medium Plasma Lances, 1 Light Plasma Lance.
Height:160 Feet tall
Weight: 175 Tons
Bio: The mech to end all mechs, the Imperator has, apart from it's special armament, a weak weapon loadout. It's abilities shine in it's special feature: It's the only mech big enough to mount an Antimatter reactor. The weapon dorsally mounted is an Antimatter cannon, able to spread mass devastation. It has a low land speed of only 45 Kp/H. The light plasma lance is mounted on the back, to detur enemy units from attacking the back, due to it's lack of speed.
Pic:(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Dehmonis.png)


Mech. Is that not a mech, or are you saying that there is a Photos wearing that like a suit? Because frankly I though the Photos used small Metal Wolf type Mech, your story said that they had Ejector seat which defiantly implies a cockpit of some sort. So Im certain that the Photos use Mechs, I could be misinterpreting though, but I do not think so.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on April 19, 2010, 08:39:40 pm
Mechs and Power suits are different. That thing you quoted was a mech. Not a Power Suit.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: SimplyNecro on April 19, 2010, 08:41:31 pm
Power Suit: Used by infantry, Photos infantry use lots of power suits. (Think Space Marine armor (Warhammer), Spartan MkII armor (Halo))

Mech: Big walking tank, nuff said.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on April 19, 2010, 09:16:58 pm
That was a walking tank was it not.

Here's a Wikiquote.


"A mecha is piloted while a powered armor is worn. Anything large enough to have a cockpit where the pilot is seated is generally considered a mecha."

Cockpit=Mech

No Cokpit=Power Armor

So teh question is, do they have cockpits.

As his own story showns, yes they do have cockpits. Thus, they are mecha. But since most Photos were armpor anyway, they are Power Armored within the mecha,which is even more badass.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on April 19, 2010, 09:20:34 pm
We just SAID all that! D:
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: SimplyNecro on April 19, 2010, 09:27:42 pm
(http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z136/Sithis_18/facepalm.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on April 20, 2010, 03:58:07 am
We just SAID all that! D:


I know, I think this was all just a misunderstanding, no need to break out the facepalms.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 20, 2010, 03:19:39 pm
Oh, so you're referring to the Xylanis Waratica. If that's the case, then yes. They use huge pew-pew-pew mechs.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on April 20, 2010, 04:52:31 pm
I am so teaming up with these guys ASAP.


Woot! 1200th post!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on April 20, 2010, 07:42:48 pm
And you'll never regret it.  8)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 20, 2010, 08:45:10 pm
Wow, that's a good compliment. Thank you. :D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 21, 2010, 03:12:01 pm
The Photos "Force of Arms" is their standard invasion proceedure, though full-blown invasions are rare.
Photos Force of Arms
Phase 1:
10 fully loaded pods are fired at the surface, as well as a full compliment of base pods. A base will be set up, and 5 of the squads dropped, of 10, will mobilize to secure the area.
Phase 2:
Several larger buildings will be dropped, including a landing bay for fighters and bombers, and a factory for vehicle production.
Phase 3:
Xylanis Waratica Hothgar dropships will dispatch a squad of war machines, and the fragments of a hangar will be dropped. As this is expanded and more mechs are added, the main invasion begins.
Phase 4:
Known as "Iron Hammer" by veterans, Phase 4's objective is to strike at factories and such across the planet. By this point, there is most likely a heated battle in orbit.
Phase 5a:
More units are dropped and shuttled in, and the combined mass converges on the capital of the planet, leaving a swathe of distruction in their wake.
Phase 5b:
The alternative, depending on the situation, the units will be withdrawn, and planet cracking operations will begin, destroying the planet completely in short order.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on April 21, 2010, 04:04:26 pm

Several larger buildings will be dropped


They drop entire buldings. Really? Bad. Ass.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 21, 2010, 04:13:01 pm
PLANET DESTROYING:
Nicknamed "Planet Cracking" due to the method used, Planet Cracking involves dropping ships into orbit around the planet and raining plasma down onto the surface, to melt through the surface. Once the mantle is exposed, the ships will switch to antimatter weapons, destroying both mantle and core. After this, you can pretty much guess what happens.

DROP PODS:
Infantry:
Infantry Pods can carry a full squad (10), and their gear. They are the most common type of pod.

Vehicle:
Vehicle Pods drop vehicles or 4 squad. The most common vehicles dropped are two ABU's. However, there have been single tanks, or even a wing of Warwhyr hovercraft dropped. (I'll describe the Warwhyr later, I have to do homework soon.)

Building:
Buildings are dropped in a compact form, then are expanded and added onto by Construction Drones on the ground. This allows to generate a base much faster than most conventional means. For very large buildings, such as Warwalker Hangars, fragments of the building will be dropped and put together. The bottom of the foundation has heat tiles built in, to help direct the heat of reentry from the pod, but the alloys the buildings are made of can take the heat most of the time.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on April 21, 2010, 05:04:12 pm
Marry me.  :o
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 23, 2010, 03:48:58 pm
EMR Weapons
EMR, or Electro-Magnetic Ripping, is a new prototype weapon type being fielded limitedly by some elite forces. The process works as such.
EMR Weapons project a powerful, tuned electromagnetic field. This has an energy field passed through it, which breaks the molecular bonds of the molecules of the area being hit. It feeds these back along the energy field back into the weapon. It converts these molecules to raw energy, and when enough energy is charged up, it can be fired back in a discharge along the energy field, creating a massive, unstable energy backlash, or bolt. Interestingly enough, it was found that at the core of this discharge, when it impacts and vapourizes the impact area, that area is so unstable that the reaction actually creates a micro-amount of antimatter, resulting in a secondary explosion. We're talking a tiny amount, less than a gram. This has a horrid effect on infanty, and vehicles don't fare much better. The drawback of the weapon, however, is that the magnetic field cannot be aimed, and as a result, you have to keep the weapon trained on the target, or the Electromagnetic Field will be interrupted.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 23, 2010, 07:26:30 pm
1. No, I'm not.
2. How is it stupid.
3. It is? I didn't know.
4. Same as above.
5. Alright. First you say a teaspoon, then you say a gram. WHICH IS IT!?! If you're going to nitpick, at least get it consistant!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on April 23, 2010, 07:32:33 pm
I imagine that the amount of antimatter you could pack into a teaspoon would be about a gram, then :P
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Clarke on April 23, 2010, 07:34:14 pm
It depends how much antimatter weighs. A gram of anti-hydrogen would be much greater than a teaspoon of the stuff.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on April 24, 2010, 01:01:16 am
I imagine that the amount of antimatter you could pack into a teaspoon would be about a gram, then :P
Exactly. My sources say the same thing.

Alright, I understand that you're a lot younger than a lot of us, so you probably don't know as much about physics and everything.

You see, electric fields generate magnetic fields, and vice versa. Radiation(or light) is sometimes referred to as electromagnetic radiation. Therefore...

Light, magnetic fields, and electricity are ONE AND THE SAME! :o [/truefact]

Mind-boggling! I'll delete my post now, since it seems a bit overly critical.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on April 24, 2010, 05:50:46 am
((Sees something cool that nobody picked up on in that post.))


*Keeps it secret for RPing purposes*
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 28, 2010, 02:46:41 pm
Warwhyr
The Warwhyr is a hovercraft used by fast attack forces. It's turret is modular, allowing for different weapons to be used. Though there are several variants, they all have a pair of sponson-mounted twin Plasma Strike Cannons. The normal Warwhyr has a Medium Plasma Lance which gives it a good punch against vehicles, but the slow rate of fire hampers it's anti-infantry effectiveness. The A variant is a troop transport variant, able to carry 3 squads. The B-variant, if I remember right, replaces the Lance with a light Autocannon. The most powerful, as far as armament goes, is the E-variant, which has 2 15-missile Long Range Missile racks, and 2 3-missile Short Range Missile tubes. I'll add more when I find the paper I drew the variants on.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on April 28, 2010, 04:02:39 pm
Do the Photos have any modularly engineered cybernetic assault-craft? Like a large weapon, made from smaller mobile constructs?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 28, 2010, 04:15:11 pm
As in like things like Titan Maximum and those kind of stupid combining things? If that's what you mean, no, because they are very inefficient. Not to be confused with a modular weapon system, which is very efficient.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on April 29, 2010, 04:17:50 am
Oh, okay then. (Though it's kind of weird that the first example of combining mecha  that comes to your mind is Titan Maximum)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 29, 2010, 03:18:15 pm
Actually, what came to mind first were those damn Zord things from Power Rangers, but in an attempt to have some sort of intelligence, chose Titan Maximum as an example. Really, most of the shows that have combining mecha are plain stupid.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on April 30, 2010, 04:09:58 am
Really? I think that's a bit of a broad stroke you're making. Gatchaman? Super-Sentai? Gurren Lagann?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on May 11, 2010, 02:33:14 pm
....I've never heard of any of those. ANYWAY, two more vehicles. And a bigtime update.
THE GARAN SEPERATIST MOVEMENT
The Garan Seperatists are a group that named themselves after an old tribal leader, Kor'nes De'Garan. They are desendants of said tribe, and believe that the current blood desendant of De'Garan is the current leader, not the current government organisation. They were in exile for a quite a while, and have been using mechs much longer than the main Photos Empire. For example, their Plasma Lances are rapid-fire weapons, rather than the normal ones, which have a somewhat long recharge time inbetween shots. All their weapons do more damage, and generate less heat. They are a ferocious movement, and want nothing more then to topple the current government. If a weapon has a "{S}" after it, it is designated as a Seperatist weapon, just to let you know, for my future drawings, such as:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Umber.gif)
I'd also like to note, the difference between Long-Range Missiles (LRM's) and Short-Range Missles (SRM's): SRM's are a trade off, that some of the fuel is replaced by explosives, so they do more damage, but have a shorter range.
EDIT: "{S}" Placed in quotations to prevent the slash.
A new prototype in production by the Photos Navy:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/AGM-21Arcane.gif)
PS: I GOT MAH BLOODY SCANNER TO WORK!! HUZZAH!!!!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on May 11, 2010, 03:06:35 pm
Reminds me of the Sunni-Shi'ite split in Islam. For those of you not in the know, they split after a disagreement over who should be Muhammad's successor. The Sunnis thought Muhammad's close friend should be caliph (Islamic leader) while the Shi'ites thought Muhammad's cousin Ali should be caliph. It's a big disagreement even today, but not so much as the Catholic-Protestant difference. Nowadays if you want to become a leader in Shia Islam you have to be a descendant of Muhammad, but in Sunni Islam any Muslim can become a leader.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on May 11, 2010, 07:24:29 pm
Thank you, Captain Wikipedia.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on May 12, 2010, 07:52:11 pm
Just exactly how does a Photos individual look in relation to a human? You've described them as humanoid before, but what are the differences to humans? ARE there differences?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on May 13, 2010, 12:22:17 am
I always thought the Photos were Batman.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on May 13, 2010, 02:20:45 pm
I thought I described the differences. Huh. Anyway, in that case, here they are:

1. Photos skin is a pinkish-purple, more towards pink, while human skin has many different colours.
2. Photos generate an antivenom in their bodies, more precisely in the lining of the stomach.
3. The brain of a Photos is larger than that of a human, not by much, but it is larger.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on May 14, 2010, 08:32:47 pm
THE KUPLAR INDUSTRIES GRADE 1 COMBAT NANO-SCALE BIOSUIT (Commonly known as a Nanosuit)
The Photos have recently developed a new armour that is more powerful than anything they ever had before; The Nano-Scale Biosuit, more commonly known as a Nanosuit by the people using it. It is made up of millions, perhaps trillions, of independantly built ultra-responsive artificial diodes, bundled into cables and fused, giving the armour an appearance similar to that of muscles. The cables can do anything the body can, and due to their construction and fusing, are able to take impacts thought impossible with other armours. It has an elasticity much like rubber, except much stronger, much more flexible, and much more comfortable. Each plate is neurally interfaced with the wearer, making the user completely integrated, beyond even the standard armour, which already has full-body integration. It dosen't stop there. Each plate has an artificial intelligence chip in it, which are alll sync'd to make a large brain. This AI works directly with the user, and can do many things to the user to assist them. It can inject painkilling drugs and such, a substance akin to an energy drink, and even interfaces with the body in more ways. The suit does function much like muscles, because they can contract and expand with an electric current, much like organic muscles. They already assist, but can be activated to their full extent to give a strength level nearly superhuman, as in being able to throw a car, but it would take alot of effort, to give an example. They can also speed up the person in the same way. For some reason, the AI's even develope a mind, much like a living individual, but they weren't intended to do so. Most developers assume that with a brain on par with a supercomputer, it would make sence develop a mind as well. These things are by no means cheap, and can cost into the quadrillions in Galactic Credits. They are manufactured by a Photos company named Kuplar Industries, who guard the technology closely, to the point of paranoia.
I'll draw one soon.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on May 28, 2010, 08:41:57 pm
I made this out of boredom. It's from the cockpit of a Xylanis Waratica training mech.
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/MechCockpit.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on May 29, 2010, 03:32:49 am
First-time riders must experience a sense of invincibility, or at least extreme power, when they first activated these mechs.

I know I would. 8)


Anyways...

-awesomesuit-

The Choro Deidalus would probably want to get a sample or two of that gear, if it were possible (read: legal) to do so, for , mostly, archiving purposes.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on May 29, 2010, 07:57:53 am
Quadrillions? Inflation must be murder! I thought the exchange rate to USD to Galactic Credits  five one.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on May 29, 2010, 10:04:36 am
@Yuu: Well yeah, when you're in a machine powerful enough to practically level a city, you're probably gonna get that feeling.

@Lush: It's not inflation, it's just very expensive materials. When it comes to the Nanosuit, you pay for what you get. Infact, a little backstory!

Nanosuit Previous Attempts
Several previous attempts had been made at creating a nanosuit equal to the current model in the past, but none had come out sucessfully. The manufacturers had tried using "cheap" materials, and it always resulted in an error, mainly in the artificial diode "muscle" cables. Generally they just plain didn't work as intended. Others malfunctioned...let's just leave it at that, it gets a little gruesome at that point. Finally, Kuplar Industries decided to try the current material used, and bingo, wouldn't you know it? IT WORKED. It just to someone actually putting some MONEY into the project.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on May 29, 2010, 08:51:17 pm
Those stingy execs finally learned their lesson, eh?  ;D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on May 30, 2010, 02:31:02 pm
For that exorbitant price it should be able to level a continent  ;D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Gnoll on May 31, 2010, 07:43:53 am
Gimme more history!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 02, 2010, 08:18:11 pm
Yeah, some history would be nice.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 05, 2010, 08:02:53 pm
THE YOU DESIGN IT, I REFINE IT CONTEST!!
A filler while I try to come up with some history!

Alright, works like this. The first 4 people to submit ideas will go into the running. After this, you good folks will vote on who's Photos-y contraption is the best! Then, at the end, which I will decide soon, probably Monday or Tuesday, I'll design said doodah! It can be anything! A vehicle, a weapon, a new type of Power Armour, I really don't care! Two rules.
1. DO NOT. I repeat. DO NOT. SAY "HISTORY", NO MATTER HOW TEMPTING IT IS. READ THE FINE,FINE, FINE SIZE-3 PRINT AT THE TOP!
2. Though it can be anything, try to make it fit the Photos. I don't wanna see a concept for a friggin' Dinner Blaster 3, GOT IT!?!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on June 05, 2010, 08:14:02 pm
History.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 05, 2010, 08:16:03 pm
NYAAH! GYAAH!
YOU MUST DIE!!!!!

But in all seriousness, Kitkat, either come up with somefim serious or erase that post. IT'S IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF RULE #1!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 05, 2010, 08:32:49 pm
Hmm... Did the Photos use railgun technology? If so, maybe a carrier that launches fighters/mechs/whatever through railguns. I dunno, its just a quick suggestion.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on June 05, 2010, 08:38:51 pm
Mech dropship?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 05, 2010, 08:39:32 pm
Fighters? They already have that. It's called a launch rail. Mechs? Too fragile and heavy to be electromagnetically propelled. More conventional methods would be used. Yeah, the closest thing to that are the drop pods which are launched using a device SIMILAR to a railgun. The "railguns" the Photos used are just a type of Plasma Lance that's redesigned to function differently.

@Kitkat: They already have those; the Hothgars? Member' those?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 05, 2010, 08:44:24 pm
What do you mean by mechs being too fragile and heavy? You just have to improve the design using new technology and advance materials.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 05, 2010, 08:49:36 pm
Let me get this straigt. YOU'RE GOING TO FIRE A 45 TON MACHINE, SUSPENDED BY LEGS, FROM THE LOWER ATMOSPHERE, AT ONLY GOD KNOWS WHAT SPEED, AND EXPECT THE THING TO LAND ON IT'S FEET, AND FUNCTION PROPERLY AND FIGHT? THE IMPACT WOULD COMPLETELY CRUSH THE LEG ACTUATORS, IF NOT THE LEG ITSELF! IF THAT WAS IMPLIMENTED, PEOPLE LIKE UFO KING WOULD CHEW MY "PSUDO-SCIENCE" HEAD OFF!
*caps are not meant to be yelling, they're for emphasis.*
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on June 05, 2010, 09:05:55 pm
Modular mecha. A series of large scale mobile mecha based around SPA designs. Due to the weight involved, they are only practible in space, but because of there incredible mobility they are far more effective than a normal ship. The method of transfer of the device is in actuality based on old pre-warp modular spacecraft tech, in which several separte components are launched from a series of on-site planetary stations. Once in orbit, they then merge into the full fledged modular mobile weapon. Once formed the weapons mobility is one of its moth lethal skills, able to outflank outmanuvere and out fight a dreadnaught of a similar powerclass, the device is one of the keystones of the Photeese space military.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 05, 2010, 09:11:57 pm
That's not bad. But then would they just end up being Orealyanis wannabe's?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 05, 2010, 09:22:18 pm
Right. Sence it's so far been 0 hits, three misses, gonna close up the playing field. If you choose to partake in this contest, you may submit an idea for
1.Powered Armour
2.Mech (The normal ones, Lush)
3.Vehicle
4.Building
5.Drop Pod
6.Ship (includes fighters and bombers)
7.Weapon (man sized, talking a rifle or something, biggest is a shoulder-mounted weapon)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 05, 2010, 09:36:43 pm
Lets go with ships. Thats always been what draws my attention.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on June 05, 2010, 09:53:01 pm
No, they'd be differnt because these ships fuse.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on June 05, 2010, 10:50:04 pm
... using electromagnetic force.


Oh, and one of the modules must be piloted by either Val'ones or Thar'vix! ;D ;)

Those two are awesome, and with attitude.


-snip-

Lush is a ninja. 8)

Oh and in case one of the segments explodes, it can still carry on fighting, unlike a non-modular unit.




In any case, what about a Powered Armour that can also act as a Weapon?

Basically, its a full-body suit that can create and manipulate magnetic fields. It allows the wearer to float, rip metallic armor to shreds, create electromagnetic shields, neutralize microbiological agents, bend space very, very, very slightly, and best of all, do *this, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krtXdQGaZCU) especially during 3:40.

 8)


*Contains somewhat mild carnage.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 05, 2010, 10:54:51 pm
Damn. . .
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 05, 2010, 11:17:50 pm
Ok, Modular Mecha is 1. But a question. What kind of modular? Are we talking modular weapons like, say, Omnimechs, or where everything is modular, like an Armoured Core or Chromehound?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on June 05, 2010, 11:29:44 pm
Let's combine them all. A joint Photos-Orealyanis-Nymediean mecha project!  ;D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on June 06, 2010, 12:20:13 am
This. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hxUvL4Dayo)

 8)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 06, 2010, 12:28:55 am
PHOTOS MELEE WEAPONS
The Photos equip their infantry with three types of Plasma melee weapons;
1. Plasma Blade
The oldest type of melee weapon, the project a localized bolt of plasma inside a magnetic containment field. More a relic than anything, they're mainly for display these days.

2.Membrane Weapons
Membrane Weapons are of any shape, from sword to an oversized EFFIN HAMMA! They are a physical item with a membrane of hot plasma projected around it. You get the same effect as the old Plasma Blades, but in a much more flexible and (most cases) lighter system.

3. Plasma Impulse Weapons
The only currently-developed Impulse Weapon is a sword, but others are in the works. They take the best of the previous two and fuse them; they are a bolt of plasma that is cycled down a contact zone, into a slot, and taken back to the top, where it is shot back down again. This is done with a special magnetic-field generating device called an Impulse Drive. It cycles this small bolt of plasma faster than the eye can see, so it appears to be a solid beam running down the contact zone, not a broken pulse. However, this cycling give the super-dense plasma a hacksaw-effect, making this a grusome weapon to be on the bad end of.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on June 06, 2010, 12:43:59 am
I just realized that that spells P-O-N as in "Giant robot just pwned you." Nice :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 06, 2010, 06:59:03 am
This. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hxUvL4Dayo)

 8)

Yuu, was that a Voltron opening?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on June 06, 2010, 10:45:46 am
PHOTOS MELEE WEAPONS
1. Plasma Blade
Lightsaber! :D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 06, 2010, 11:09:15 am
lolwut?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on June 06, 2010, 12:57:48 pm
A giant combining mecha with a lightsaber?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 06, 2010, 01:03:15 pm
That would be interesting.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 06, 2010, 02:32:08 pm
The Elite of the Elite: The Xylanis Opairis Elites
Behind Nanosuit-equipped soliders, these soldiers are the best of the Photos military troopers. You name it, they can outperform you at it. They have a lot of unique weapons and technology at their disposal:
1.Autopistol: A cross between an Autocannon and a pistol; fires explosive shells. Only these guys can hold em, cuz those things are HEAVY!
2. Elite Armour: This armour, aside from having an individual paint scheme and markings, is much better than standard armour in every way. The armour provides three times the standard armour protection (which is to the point of safety paranoia already) and has enhanced actuators to make up for the extra weight. Has a built-in backpack with holster for Autopistol and Sheath for the standard-equipment Impulse Sword they have,as well as some extra life-support, cooling systems for the more powerful computer, and extra clips for the Autopistol.
These guys are fearsome, especially when used with drop pods; they can come out of nowhere, rip you to shreads, and your shots will just roll on off of em'.
Pic:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosOpairisElite.jpg)
NOTE: I did the liberty of doing actual fingers this time, not easy in M.S. Paint!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 06, 2010, 02:36:05 pm
I sense Adeptus Astartes here. . .
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 06, 2010, 02:44:45 pm
Extended Info:
The Backpack also houses the communicator, which is why the helmet has no antenna sticking up. The crest on the top actually has a small data pack in it. If a killshot is detected (The guy dies!) this ejects and sends out a homing beacon, both indicating where the body is and telling what happened before he died. The individual paint schemes are more of a thing of honor than anything else; your squad has vaguely the same color scheme. While there are differences between individuals, there is one thing about the whole squad that unifies them (for this particular Elite, it's probably the gold-coloured rienforcements on the shoulder paulderons).
@Galactic: SHUT UPPA YOU! I AIN'T DONE!
NOTABLE WEAKNESSES:
ANKLE JOINTS:
The armour's ankle joint cover has been known to fail; a high-power shot to the ankle can typically penetrate armour, actuator, and bone, incapassatating the Elite with one shot.
HELMET:
Especially with that data recorder, that blasted thing has been known to go off from heavy impacts that DON'T kill em', leaving them with a gaping hole in their helmet, and a burnt head from the ejector thruster. Not only that, just like standard armour, the neck remains a weak point.
ABDOMEN: The grey spot inbetween the main armour plate tends to be another weak point, and there's NO way to cover it. Tests showed that when they made the lower abdominal armour solid, the armour "wasn't flexible enough to meet standards"(In reality, the stinkin think simply couldn't crouch or bend over!)
BACKPACK:
One of the, if not THE, most vulnerable places on the armour, the backpack is not what you want to get shot.
A)You'll end up carrying your weapons 24/7.
B)You could die from lack of life support in a hostile or 0-G environment
C)Your friggin computer (and the nano-generator it controls) would overheat, then your Powered Armour ain't so "Powered" anymore.

P.S.: You didn't see A*STAR*tes three or so months back when I made the XYLANIS OPAIRIS in the FIRST PLACE? Or before that, DROP PODS? Dude, your slow to see the bandwagon.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on June 06, 2010, 07:33:06 pm
That big, bulky Elite Armor doesn't seem very elite. An enemy would be able to shoot the backpack from almost any angle, including the front, where the gray spot is an obvious target. That also means the likelihood of the backpack being pierced by shrapnel is pretty high. Granted, the ankles are a tough shot when the XOEs are moving, but they still could be pierced by shrapnel when an explosive goes off close to an XOE. And when that explosive goes off right next to the soldier, chances are, the shrapnel will probably pierce the backpack, too. Also, melee weapons would be useless in most scenarios. There were very few bayonet wounds in such wars as the American Civil War and World War I. With Photos, they have even more powerful and longer-range weapons, and the plasma blades are for display. Why would any reasonable XOE bother to carry around a big honkin' plasma blade for display, or for any reason? The glowing blade just makes for an obvious target, and would almost never, if ever at all, be used. That means the ONLY weapon that an XOE would have any use for (other than their wits and hand-to-hand combat skills) is the Autopistol, which has little projectile variety and limited ammunition.

The Elite of the Elite: The Xylanis Opairis Elites
Behind Nanosuit-equipped soliders, these soldiers are the best of the Photos military troopers. You name it, they can outperform you at it. They have a lot of unique weapons and technology at their disposal:
[snip]
These guys are fearsome, especially when used with drop pods; they can come out of nowhere, rip you to shreads[sic], and your shots will just roll on off of em'.

These guys are fearsome, especially when used with drop pods; they can come out of nowhere

One word: Radar. Another three words: Long range missiles. Another four words: Early warning defense system.



I will now use storytelling to effectively illustrate my point.

In a hypothetical scenario, Photos XOEs are charging an enemy fort in a mountainous region of a far-off planet. A large, powerful force field prevents orbital and aerial bombardment. Powerful long-range defenses and the mountains have stopped Photos ships and drop pods from getting too close. Only the best military troopers are suited to the deadly atmosphere. The only option left to the Photos commander fighting this battle is to do it the old-fashioned way. What follows is from the viewpoint of enemy soldiers in the fort...

(http://i46.tinypic.com/281d9jl.jpg)
1. Camera: Small but not impossible to hit while the XOE is facing forward. If the camera is hit dead center, the helmet will likely explode.
2. Backpack: IMPORTANT! The best place to shoot an XOE is here; it's the biggest and easiest to hit weak point on an XOE. Shooting it will incapacitate the XOE. UNLESS CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRE OTHERWISE, SHOOT THE BACKPACK!
3. Shoulder pads: While not weak points, it is important to note that they allow for limited flexibility and would be impractical for our troops. These limit an XOE's fighting ability in the event of hand-to-hand combat, which is good news for our troops. Rob Liefeld must have designed these.
4. Gray spot: This is a weak point in the armor. It would probably be a better idea to shoot at other, bigger weak points.
5. Plasma blade: This weapon helps you find XOEs under cover of darkness. Be thankful if they have theirs out.
6. Joint covers: Joints on an XOE are difficult to hit, but shoot them if you have the chance.
7. Automatic grenade launcher: This weapon (official name known to the enemy) is what makes an XOE deadly. XOEs typically are good shots with these. Shoot it if you get the chance; the gun will likely explode.



To sum it up, GroxGlitch, you really should consider redesigning this. I sincerely hope that my critique provides to be beneficial.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on June 06, 2010, 08:15:14 pm
Extended Info:
The Backpack also houses the communicator, which is why the helmet has no antenna sticking up. The crest on the top actually has a small data pack in it. If a killshot is detected (The guy dies!) this ejects and sends out a homing beacon, both indicating where the body is and telling what happened before he died. The individual paint schemes are more of a thing of honor than anything else; your squad has vaguely the same color scheme. While there are differences between individuals, there is one thing about the whole squad that unifies them (for this particular Elite, it's probably the gold-coloured rienforcements on the shoulder paulderons).
@Galactic: SHUT UPPA YOU! I AIN'T DONE!
NOTABLE WEAKNESSES:
ANKLE JOINTS:
The armour's ankle joint cover has been known to fail; a high-power shot to the ankle can typically penetrate armour, actuator, and bone, incapassatating the Elite with one shot.
HELMET:
Especially with that data recorder, that blasted thing has been known to go off from heavy impacts that DON'T kill em', leaving them with a gaping hole in their helmet, and a burnt head from the ejector thruster. Not only that, just like standard armour, the neck remains a weak point.
ABDOMEN: The grey spot inbetween the main armour plate tends to be another weak point, and there's NO way to cover it. Tests showed that when they made the lower abdominal armour solid, the armour "wasn't flexible enough to meet standards"(In reality, the stinkin think simply couldn't crouch or bend over!)
BACKPACK:
One of the, if not THE, most vulnerable places on the armour, the backpack is not what you want to get shot.
A)You'll end up carrying your weapons 24/7.
B)You could die from lack of life support in a hostile or 0-G environment
C)Your friggin computer (and the nano-generator it controls) would overheat, then your Powered Armour ain't so "Powered" anymore.

P.S.: You didn't see A*STAR*tes three or so months back when I made the XYLANIS OPAIRIS in the FIRST PLACE? Or before that, DROP PODS? Dude, your slow to see the bandwagon.

I just got back on GS a week ago. I'm still trying to catch up on everything.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on June 06, 2010, 11:55:42 pm
Personally, any design is okay with me since I usually lean towards rule of cool and plot power (which is mostly what 40K is about anyways). Still, omega has a pretty good point when it comes to the design.

I guess, in the end, it really depends on what you're going for with the XOE, Grox. :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 07, 2010, 03:28:44 pm
Well, given that the same general armour design applies to the standard, everyday armour minus the abodminal and backpack weakpoints, and perhaps the plasma blade, the whole friggin armour is flawed. However, you guys seem to miss; THAT'S THE POINT. If I made the armour 100% no weakpoints, oncesoever, there would pretty much be no way to kill these guys short of several rockets. And while for a video game or something that works, that equates to godmodding in an RP, sadly.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on June 07, 2010, 04:15:01 pm
Indeed.

Good to know these guys are also solid RoCs. :)

Form is a functionality all it's own! 8) (http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Flame_tank_%28Tiberium_Wars%29)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on June 08, 2010, 08:22:50 pm
So the long lauded omegatripod finally  shows herself. I was wondering where you were. I'm Lush City, I'm (relativity) new here.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on June 08, 2010, 08:35:08 pm
By his profile, I would assume that "Miss" Omegatripod is actually male.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on June 08, 2010, 08:37:20 pm
 :-[ Oops sorry, your Avvy looked kinda feminine so...


And yes I note the "irony."
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on June 09, 2010, 03:20:14 pm
Heh heh.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 19, 2010, 11:10:06 am
The Tier System: Planet Organisational System

The Photos have a system called the Tier System for organizing flora and fauna on a planet.
FAUNA:
Tier 0: Bacteria, Protists, essentially anything single-celled.
Tier 1: Simple animals, think slime molds or Hydras, or living coral
Tier 2: Advanced life: Everything from the rabbits to the bears.
Tier 3: Sentient Life, that would be us.

FLORA:
Tier 0: Much like Fauna, 0 is the single celled organisms that make food through Photosynthesis.
Tier 1: Small plants, like flowers and such.
Tier 2: Medium plants, like shrubs and bushes
Tier 3: Trees, Trees, It's all about trees!

You'll see why I made this soon.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on June 20, 2010, 12:53:52 pm
Heh heh.

Ditto.

The Tier System: Planet Organisational System

*snip*

Check out Star Trek's system (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_planet_classifications). It's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 27, 2010, 11:54:28 am
I have descriptions for some metals used by the Photos:

KORITE: A strong metal similar to Titanium or Steel. It is quite strong, but is relatively lightweight, making it good for power armour. Still, it is used in vehicles and ships as well, just in larger amounts. It's a smooth, light grey or dull silver in color (depending on where it's found), and has a naturally smooth texture and surface, and it actually has quite a bit of friction resistance, due to this.

IRAODIUM: A metal used in construction. It's used for structural support and framework. It's strong, but makes bad armour. Typically, buildings are build with a mix or Korite and Iraodium, but in outposts where Korite may be hard to find, buildings may end up made strictly of Iraodium. It has a rust-ish colour and texture.

PLASMITE: Plasmite is a weird substance, not falling distinctly into any of the three primary states of matter. Depending on several variables, it can be like a gel, or like a metal material. When like a gel, it plasmizes very easily, and is typically used in missiles, or as fuel when there is no plasma generator. When as a gel, it is commonly referred to as "plasma gel", and has a semi-opaque navy blue color. As a metal, it has a somewhat unique attribute of EM Absorption. Or, in layman's terms, it absorbs most, if not all, types of EM radiation. It, however, only absorbs the part that is visible light when an electric current is passed through it, for some reason the Photos have yet to figure out.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on June 28, 2010, 04:41:39 am
Nice! I like 'em!  :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on July 01, 2010, 04:34:20 pm
I'm not sure what "plasmize" means, or that "plasmite" is an exactly appropriate or original name. But I'm no expert on scientific naming, and otherwise I like it, except I find it odd how one material can be two very, very different things. And an unknown state of matter, even though metal is solid and gel is more like a solid-like liquid. This actually isn't another state of matter; it can simply be two. And what do you mean by several variables? What are they?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Gnoll on July 01, 2010, 04:36:31 pm
I'm not sure what "plasmize" means, or that "plasmite" is an exactly appropriate or original name. But I'm no expert on scientific naming, and otherwise I like it, except I find it odd how one material can be two very, very different things. And an unknown state of matter, even though metal is solid and gel is more like a solid-like liquid. This actually isn't another state of matter; it can simply be two. And what do you mean by several variables? What are they?

I know, right?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on July 01, 2010, 04:56:31 pm
The proper term is "ionization."
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on July 01, 2010, 05:03:41 pm
"Oui, I will activate zee negative ions now. NEGATIVE IONS, GOOOO!"

I wonder how many people will get that reference.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Rysworld on July 01, 2010, 06:17:10 pm
This metal could just be a non-newtonian fluid.

Quote
A non-newtonian fluid is a fluid that hardens when it is hit with a hard enough impact, as I understand it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on July 01, 2010, 06:29:04 pm
Actually NNOs are a generally catch-all term for substance that don't follow Newton's law about the phases of matter. The classic Cornstarch and water bit is a god example.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 01, 2010, 06:58:01 pm
The proper term is "ionization."
That's what I was thinking of. I've heard the term "Plasmize" as a way of it becoming a plasma. I suppose that this phrase is wrong. The variables....um....I haven't thought of them yet.....heh heh.........
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on July 01, 2010, 07:50:20 pm
You could edit it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 10, 2010, 01:09:23 pm
Photos History, Part 1:Beginning of Civilization:
After about 115 years of living in warring tribes, the Photos made a quick jump; these little villages soon turned into developed towns. Soon after that, they discovered they all had a better quality of life if they worked together, rather than trying to bash each other's brains out. Not all the city-states took this same way of thinking, but they mostly left the others alone, despite their war-like intentions. The jump from small, allied cities to big, bustling nations happened when one of these malignant city-states attacked. They attacked the city of Tomaris, which is very important in Photos history, as it is thought of as the exact point that brought about their next stage of historic development. Allied city states from all over rushed to help Tomaris, while the other city states with harsh intentions declared open war. It should be noted that by this time, they had slug-throwers equivalent to weapons of the WWII era (weapons like the M1 Garand, not automatic weapons). Conflicts were bloody, and more often then not, brutal, with massive losses for all parties involved. This massive war raged on for about 20 years. Proximately 238,000 Photos died in this war; and for the population at the time, that was A LOT. However, the war was not without it's benefits....
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on July 10, 2010, 01:13:39 pm
Seems kinda early in you race's history to have WW1 weaponry. Also, try dividing that single long paragraph into smaller paragraphs. It makes it easier to read.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 10, 2010, 01:25:32 pm
I explained WAY the way back that they developed technology unbelievably fast, for a reason that has yet to be revealed. Note, I said has YET to be revealed. But, if things keep going the way they are, that reason should be unearthed pretty soon.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on July 10, 2010, 01:33:16 pm
Huh. I'm going to guess something like the Goblins in World of Warcraft. They used to be dumb, got exposed to radiation, got really smart really quickly, and started making all sorts of tech.

Anyway, as for the long paragraph thing. Try dividing it into smaller paragraphs, please. It really does make it easier to read.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 10, 2010, 01:36:25 pm
No. Sorta, in a vague sort of way, but that's not even close, for the most part.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on July 10, 2010, 01:40:20 pm
Ancient alien involvement?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 10, 2010, 01:43:31 pm
Bingo. Minus some plot differences that deviate it from that in the long run, it's that.
THANK YOU, MR. PERSISTENT, FOR RUINING MY FUN.
Can't keep a single plot twist secret around here...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on July 10, 2010, 02:06:22 pm
Y'know you just could have not answered it and said you'll show us when you get to it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on July 11, 2010, 12:42:34 am
Still doesn't retract from their awesome, though.  :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on July 11, 2010, 02:09:00 pm
Dude, have you seen the boards lately? It's always ancient aliens.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on July 11, 2010, 07:10:02 pm
Mmm... Maybe....

Maybe...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 11, 2010, 08:18:49 pm
Dude, have you seen the boards lately? It's always ancient aliens.
It's not exactly ancient aliens the way everyone else uses it. I would explain, but I wouldn't want to blow the surprise.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on July 12, 2010, 03:07:47 am
Indeed.

Some things are better when they are revealed during opportune moments.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 16, 2010, 07:44:47 pm
(moar history)
     By the time this atrocious war had come to a close, a central government had formed. Over the course of the war, the many city-states had unified,over time, into one gigantic empire (In terms of a single-planet empire, that is, not a space-faring empire). Along with this, a council of the wisest 7 Photos took the position of leader of the race, christening it the "High Council". Under the care and guidance of these wise old  creatures, the fledgling empire expanded to cover 100% of all the land on the planet's surface, and some areas underwater. Mind you, not all the land was cultivated at the time, but it was under the Photos Empire's dominion nonetheless.
     All went peacefully for about 80 years or so. Then, enter the Zeront and the beginning of the Great War, which lasted for, to give a round number, 15 Photos years. The real length was 15 Years, 8 Months, 3 weeks, 4 days, 48 minutes, and 32 seconds. Someone must have had nothing better to do or something, I don't really know. Whatever suits your imagination, I don't really care. :P. You all can trace it back to after the Great War, that "officially" ended when Vas-le took over and the Zeront became a Republic. And there were a few RP's during the Great War as well, if you care to look back that far. (I would not recommend it, however. Those RP's were from a time when I couldn't RP worth a dime, they're just plain bad to read, I'm the first to admit it. The other participants weren't much better, as well, so yeah...if you feel like reading total crap, be my guest.)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on July 17, 2010, 03:12:59 am
Someone must have had nothing better to do or something, I don't really know. Whatever suits your imagination, I don't really care. :P.

Wait, what?

Did you just say something, Grox?

I am so terribly so Grox, but I just can't really hear you over the sound of how awesome you are!  8)

In all seriousness, this really helped make my day.  :) The CC could really benefit from having more of this kind of humor to liven things up (though other posters do have their own special quirks, which are all as equally awesome).  ;)


Oh, and I wouldn't necessarily say that Grox' RPing was outright atrocious back then (honestly, our standards here are undeniably top notch compared to most RP fora on the net), but it has clearly improved, which just goes to show how awesome he is.  8) :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 18, 2010, 01:25:15 am
Anyway, I felt like doing this cuz I picked up some skillz. Anyone remember that vehicle list I did a while back? Furthermore, anyone remember the Gora-class Scout Walker? Eh? EH? Well, I got some stuff done in blender, and I did this as some practice:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/GoraScoutWalker.jpg)

GORA-CLASS SCOUT WALKER:
Type: Bio-mechanical reconnaissance quadruped.
Height: 3.8 feet
Weight: 320 Lbs.
Armament: 1x Heavy Plasma Lance (The Barrel is that stubby ring on the round part of the body)
Top Recorded Speed: 48.2 MP/H.
Intelligence Level: Similar to that of a Dolphin.
Sensory equipment: Sensory package above HPL Barrel consisting of one optic camera, and one infrared scope next to it (the longer of the two cylinders), touch reception from all over body, and audio reception from sides of Sensory Package.
Bio: Small, agile units, the Gora is not fun to get into a fistfight with. It's Heavy Plasma Lance is quite frightening, considering that's a Mech-scale weapon mounted in something approaching only double the size of a human. These things are dispatched in packs of 3-7, and have been known to be adept mech hunters, blowing off a leg with a good, concentrated salvo. Also, despite their legs' slender, weak appearance, they are quite strong, and could easily kill most smaller creatures (by smaller, I mean around human-size, like a Perrachi, or unarmoured Photos. There are more examples, but at 1:22 in the morning, those are the only ones that pop into my head ATM.) This thing can outrun and outgun most enemies on the field. For a scout unit, these boy's are tough. Not just in firepower terms, either. They have quite a good amount of armour, and could probably take, for a modern example, about 3 AK-74 clips before getting crippled. Not killed, mind you, just crippled.
EDIT: Just in case it isn't obvious, it has no textures, I haven't quite figured that out all the way yet. If you guys would like, I could at least colour the thing. It won't have any textured effects on it, but it will at least have colour.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on July 18, 2010, 02:14:28 am
It seems fin the way it is, having a kinda carbon-metallic look. Though yeah, you could color 'em if you like.  :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on July 18, 2010, 02:18:34 am
Yuu, would you mind taking yourself out of stealth mode, I can never tell when you're on.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on July 18, 2010, 03:53:02 am
Oh, but I'm always on...  ;)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on July 18, 2010, 03:55:27 am
You could have told me that. * exasperated facepalm*
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 20, 2010, 07:24:30 pm
I know that a lot of the weapons used by the Xylanis Waratica have no real information provided, they're just "there". So, Imma gonna give some more information on said weapons.

PLASMA LANCES:
Plasma Lances are rather straightforward weapons. They fire a short-duation beam of plasma, able to melt through armour. The highest tier Heavy Plasma Lance is quite destructive, and have been noted to destroy tanks in a single shot, as noted by this Photos soldier:
We were camped out on top of the bakery on Wernham and Conveks intersection, taking potshots at the Shadow goons who were stupid enough to stick something out from behind cover. The place started to shake rhythmically, and when we looked toward the end of the street, here comes this big Opar from around the tower on the end of the street. It fires one of it's Heavy Plasma Lances, and next thing I know, that building they were hiding under is a pile of rubble. Ons shot. That was all it took. It was insane.
     -Lieutenant Unera Gyvorei, 3rd Urban Combat, 2nd Division

Plasma Lances aren't strictly Waratica weapons, however. Most standard army tanks have Lances as primary cannons, and Photos units more often then not have at least a single squad with shoulder-fired Lances as antitank weapons, the equivalent of a modern day Missile Launcher or RPG.

AUTOCANNONS:
Again, not strictly a Waratica weapon, Autocannons fire an explosive shell at a respectable rate of fire. The Heavy Autocannon, mounted on large mechs like the Colossus, is more destructive than the HPC, able to destroy some mechs with a single shot if aimed right. The tradeoff? The larger the Autocannon, the less ammounition it can carry, and the slower the rate of fire is, due to the reloading mechanism having to be more careful to prevent a jam.

PLASMA PROJECTOR:
The Plasma Projector is the daddy of all conventional Plasma weapons developed by the Photos. It fires an unstable ion-based energy bolt, which results in both a small EMP at the impact location, and vapourizes a good amount of whatever it hits. They are powerful weapons, but have a tremendous energy appetite. Dispite the fact that they aren't true Plasma weapons, they are catagorized incorrectly by the Photos as a Plasma weapon, due to the fact that they thought it fired plasma when it was first built. They discovered it fired ions, but the name and catagorization stuck.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on July 20, 2010, 11:14:10 pm
PLASMA PROJECTOR:
The Plasma Projector is the daddy of all conventional Plasma weapons developed by the Photos. It fires an unstable ion-based energy bolt, which results in both a small EMP at the impact location, and vapourizes a good amount of whatever it hits. They are powerful weapons, but have a tremendous energy appetite.

If it shoots ion bolts, then why is it called a plasma projector?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 21, 2010, 08:30:37 am
Darnit. I knew I posted that too early. I meant to explain, but my cousin's over, and she frequently needs help with whatever particular game she's playing. I'll fix that now. My apologies.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on July 21, 2010, 08:35:19 am
Don't sweat it. I've had to steall my roomies ol' Toshiba for the most of the Summer.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 22, 2010, 09:44:31 pm
Here's a 3D side render of a Plasma Pistol sidearm of the Photos, courtesy of Blender:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosPlasmaPistol.png)
[grumble]I can't even remember how to add textureless colours....[/grumble]
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on July 23, 2010, 03:55:50 am
If it shoots ion bolts, then why is it called a plasma projector?

Maybe because plasma is a type of ionized material, or the higher ups just decided that it sounds better that way.  :-\

Funny that you asked, since there are actually real life examples of such phenomena, if I recall correctly.  :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on July 23, 2010, 09:27:05 am
Your likely right, I don't know enough about psychics to know squat. ;D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 04, 2010, 03:21:01 pm
I finally found something of the Photos to draw that I haven't drawn several umpteen times over! A PHOTOS CITIZEN!
YES! FINALLY, YOU ALL GET TO SEE SOMETHING THAT ISN'T CARRYING/ARMED WITH A WEAPON! Sorta...
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosCitizen.png)
This is a Photos citizen, wearing the standard-issue outfit (this I will go into in another post), consisting of a Dark Brown long sleve undershirt, with a light brown short sleved jacket over it, with a neck support attached, which is made of a plastic-like material and inserted into a pocket in the jacket, which is then sewn up, and a pair of black pants, with some black and silver shoes. The object he's holding is something I'm going to leave to your imagination. Now, for a little analysis, because I don't want this to be too short. Given that his face skin is much more "tan" than the skin on his hands, it would be logical that
A) This particular Photos spends a healthy amount of time in the sun, and
B) He commonly wears gloves.
Photos skin can "tan", like human skin can. However, the shade change isn't as pronounced as it is in humans.
Before anyone says anything, I am well aware it is low quality. That's what I get for working with an interchangible head coloured pencil, with all the heads dull. DON'T. WHINE.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 04, 2010, 07:43:01 pm
The Photos' Economic System:
The Photos have a "Government-supported Capitalistic" economic system. When a Photos reaches 22 years of age, he is given his own home and outfits by the government. Mind you, these are temporary in most cases. But this takes care of two of the most basic essentials for civilized life; shelter and clothing. A job is not hard to find, and said Photos should have one within a week. This allows him to replenish the food the home comes with, as well as buy better furnature and such. Also, after a while, he will most likely be able to upgrade to a better home. Due to this method, there are virtually no homeless Photos. Shops and such are as they normally are, however. It's essentially a government supported capitalist economy, as I said.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 04, 2010, 08:36:59 pm
The Science Behind the ABU: Brain Porting
Without the technology of Brain Porting, the ABU would not be possible. The process is relatively simple, though delicate. Rather than explain it outright, I think I may have a method a little more...say...interesting?
[SPORE ROLEPLAYING UNIVERSE CROSSOVER ALERT!]

[ACCESSING NETWORKED DATA FILE PF-10120001-1]
[EXPORTING...PLEASE_WAIT... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...]
[ACCESS GRANTED. OPENING FILE INCIDENT_REPORT_752-0-998]
LOCATION: KAR JURIS; FA NOR MEDICAL BASE
TIME: 3:47 PM
WOUNDED: INITIATE RECRUIT PHE'UIS DAL'BUREN
EXTENT: CRITICAL
INJURY: EXPLOSIVE BISECTION
DETAILS: CRITICALLY INJURED. AUTOCANNON SHELL BLEW LEGS AND HIP AREA FROM BODY, MOST LIKELY DISINTIGRATED BY EXPLOSION. BLAST CONTAINED BY ARMOUR. BLAST ENERGY ABSORBED BY ARMOUR. INTESTINES, COLIN, KIDNIES, LIVER, AND OTHER ORGANS MISSING. PART OF STOMACH MISSING AS WELL. INJURY DETERMINED TERMINAL.
ACTION TAKEN: BRAIN PORT
MEDICAL OFFICER: JU'REESE VA'KOSS
OVERVIEW: Phe'uis was delivered to my operating table directly from the medivac shuttle. Almost half his body was missing. It was obvious that this would be fatal unless he was given a brain port into an ABU. Surprisingly, the young trooper was still concious, dispite being in such unthinkable pain. We put him out, and removed his helmet. We cut the regulatory hole in his scalp and skull, revealing his brain. We hooked up a data drive to the recieveing end of the Brain Porter, and hooked the appropriate sections of brain up to the Transfer Nodes. The Brain Port took about 2 minutes. Our timing was impecible. About thirty seconds after the port finished, he flatlined. We had a mechanic wire the data drive into a blank and power it up. The kid could hardly believe he was still alive, and moreso that he was no longer in mind blowing pain. He was sent to a recovery station for education in use of his new body.
[CLOSING FILE]

Some terminology:
"BLANK": Slang for an ABU that has no person ported into it, or in other words, is driverless.
"TRANSFER NODES": The medical term for the neural probes placed onto the brain to forward the data into the Brain Porter.
"BRAIN PORTER": The device that converts the information extracted from the brain of the transfer reciepient into data readable by a computer, and then writes it to the data drive that gets placed into the ABU.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 04, 2010, 08:47:37 pm
That, explained nothing. Oh who cares it was cool!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 04, 2010, 08:49:35 pm
It explained nothing? Damn, I knew I forgot something! Wait... It explained what sort of injury would qualify one for ABU transfer, and a little backstory of the technology used! WHADAYAMEAN IT EXPLAINS NOTHING?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 04, 2010, 08:52:02 pm
Just chill dude. Bellesariois Maxim and MSTEK Mantra and all that jazz.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on August 04, 2010, 08:54:02 pm
You never explained why you thought it was uninformative.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 04, 2010, 09:10:56 pm
It never revealed the science? Just "stick rod into brain-get into robot" but I don't really care, and neither should you, unless you want to.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on August 04, 2010, 09:15:44 pm
technically if the plug-in was directly to the brain stem then it WOULD be simple as that; If I know my biology then every nerve leading to and from the brain goes through the brain stem. Stitch wires into the nerves bundled in the stem, and you've got a full input and output to the brain from a computer.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 04, 2010, 09:24:53 pm
Yeah but he didn't SAY that. He could've shown or said something that gave us some more detail.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 06, 2010, 08:05:35 pm
Notable Photos
VAL'ONES PHE DAL'BUREN
Age: 29
Height:5' 8"
Weight: 230 LBS, without armour (which he seldom takes off)
Vocation: Photos Military
Rank: Commander General
Living Siblings: Phe'uis Val Dal'buren (Brother), Phe'keis Dal'buren (Mother), Val'neuus Dal'buren (Father)
Interesting Information: Val'ones is technically a prodegy, his intelligence and skill is much higher than it should be for his age. Also, at 29, Val'ones is the youngest Commander General,by a huge amount (Lakis Dua'von was his closest contender, and he was 46). Val'ones is quite the work-a-holic, and will go with little sleep most of the time, generally around 1-2 hours, if he sleeps at all.

I'll update this list as time goes on.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 06, 2010, 10:53:23 pm
I present you with possibly the best picture of a Photos soldier I've ever made!
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosSoldier.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 06, 2010, 11:25:53 pm
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/KiuraMotorsBi-Cycle.jpg)
This is one of the urban vehicles used by Photos civilians. It's a uni-wheel styled motorcycle vehicle made by Ki'ura Motor Co. It's quite popular, especially the pictured single seat model. Able to reach a top speed of 120 MPH, and quite stable and cheap, this vehicle is an instant hit. The secondary front wheel is not the source of propulsion, but rather it helps steer the vehicle, like the front wheels of a normal car, and it also keeps the vehicle from continuing to roll along when the brakes are applied. The controls are simple. Standardly, the Right foot pedal accelerates the vehicle, while the left one applies the brake. Turning the handle bar causes the front wheel to turn in the same direction, though leaning is still necessary for most turns. The vehicle's ignition uses a fingerprint system, making theft difficult. The back pod strut is close to the ground, but doesn't scrape along it. That is a storage bin. The bike is plasma-powered, much like all Photos tech, and houses a small-scale reactor. It supplies ample power for all the on board hardware. The front wheel covering, the thing above the front wheel housing and the pedals, houses a pair of Plasma lamps, for night driving.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 06, 2010, 11:49:58 pm
Finally, the infamous Hothgar Dropship!
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/HothgarDropship.jpg)
The Hothgar-class Dropship is a fast, well-armoured ship designed for transporting large freight. It found instant glory with the Xylanis Waratica for transporting their colossal war machines between combat zones. However, it has no defensive armament, surprising given it's a Photos ship. However, it would seldom use them, as it can outrun almost any ship able to hurt it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 06, 2010, 11:58:40 pm
THE HIGH COMMAND
The nerve center. The heart. The brain. The High Command is a towering fortress that houses the High Council, as well as the main data center for the Photos' vast computer network. The building's defenses border on paranoid, including 3 dedicated Anti-orbital Cannons, 6 shield generators, and only god knows how many smaller weapons scattered across the behemoth structure's metal body. The building begins as a narrow tower at the base (think the Combine Citadel from HL2), but about 12 stories up, the building flattens out into something like an inverted bell, filled in. This has a massive complex built on it, as part of the building, including a tower with the High Council's Chambers at the  top. This has it's own dedicated shield generator and back up shield generator. This titanic structure is almost 40 stories at it's tallest, and goes at least 20 stories underground. It took almost half a century to build. Some even say the fortress is impenetrable...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on August 07, 2010, 12:40:09 am
HOLY CRAP YES!



I love all of them!  :)

It seems like 3D truly is your forte. You should really keep on honing it.  :)

Also, thhigh command sure reminds me of a cross between Teppelin and City-17's Citadel. Awesome!  8)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on August 07, 2010, 01:03:47 am
WHOA! DId you make all of those that quickly? Incredilbe! They're awesome!.

Oh, one tip on the Photos there, by-the-way. One think that people generally forget is that people are generally slightly hourglass.... Or at least pear-shaped. A lot of the time, beginners at making human shapes tend to make them triangular; fairly good-proportioned upper body, but no hips. Which looks a little odd. Also, a good way to combat this is to not place the lags directly vertically; a little bend in them, and a spread-out stance look a bit better, unless the figure is standing at attention. Unless of course that that is how the Photos actually look, in which case you can just disregard this!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Clarke on August 07, 2010, 07:03:05 am
Why would he be aiming to make them human shaped? The more divergent they are the better.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 07, 2010, 07:52:47 am
Alright, I haven't looked on this in a while, so forgive me if I forget something.

Your soldier looks like a Tau Empire Fire Warrior with some Gundam legs thrown in.

How big exactly is your dropship? And if it can carry huge war machines, wouldn't be more of a lander than a dropship? On second thought, forget that, everyone has their own idea on what craft is what.

The High Command... impressive defenses, but by itself, it can't stand up to a invasion. If it doesn't have it's own underground farms, they can be starved out if a invading army blockades it.

All in all, pretty great stuff, just noting some things about 'em.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 07, 2010, 08:40:21 am
The Tau was the original inspiration, but it has deviated quite a bit by now. For instance, Fire Warriors wear armoured plates, which are strapped on. And the armour they wear isn't full body. Nor is it powered. Nor is it sealed. And you missed some other detailing: The Tau helmet has the optic lenses off on the side slightly. One shoulder plate is huge, the other one is small.

The High Command beaten by a blockade? This is the Photos homeworld we're talking about here. In respective terms, that's like saying you can take down the Empire by blockading Corusant. FAT. CHANCE! The planet is scattered with high power anti-orbital guns, that are bigger than most spacecraft. Typically, all it would take is three of em targeting a battleship, firing one salvo, and that ship is toast.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 07, 2010, 09:02:07 am
Just because there's never been a picture of one to date, I made...
AN ANTI-ORBITAL CANNON!
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/OrbitalCannon.jpg)
Close up on the barrel:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/OrbitalCannonBarrel.jpg)
Made that in about a minute.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 07, 2010, 09:11:34 am
So you made a ... Colony Razer?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 07, 2010, 09:12:49 am
What?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 07, 2010, 09:21:32 am
It's a quadruple entendre

1. A Colony Raise is the opposite of a Colony Drop(an orbital bombardment)
2. It Raises (destroys)  objects
3. Razer is Engrish for Laser
4. It Raises (uplifts) the security of a Colony
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 07, 2010, 09:25:04 am
1. What is this I don't even-
2. You could say that
3. Except it isn't Engrish. And it isn't a laser.
4. True. But if you can oneshot a friggin destroyer, I'd say so.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 07, 2010, 09:34:27 am
I didn't say the invaders were going to blockade the planet, I meant blockade the fortress itself. And lets just forget its on their homeworld, does the fortress have the means to survive for extended amounts of time if cut off from external support? Thats what I'm asking.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 07, 2010, 09:41:06 am
1. What is this I don't even-
2. You could say that
3. Except it isn't Engrish. And it isn't a laser.
4. True. But if you can oneshot a friggin destroyer, I'd say so.


1. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ColonyDrop
3. That is Engrish, and it sounds cool


Why must you dampen my awesome puns. :'(
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on August 07, 2010, 11:41:07 am
Why would he be aiming to make them human shaped? The more divergent they are the better.
I thought that they were just about exact human save for skin color.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Clarke on August 07, 2010, 11:59:44 am
So this is more like an alternate-earth with a divergent timeline of a few hundred thousand years back?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 07, 2010, 12:04:34 pm
Or you know, alliens.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Clarke on August 07, 2010, 01:18:09 pm
But they're exactly like humans.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on August 07, 2010, 01:29:38 pm
Some people lack creativity, maybe? Not that Grox lacks it. I actually like that the Photos are humanoid, I think it's silly how racist against humanoids we are anyway.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Clarke on August 07, 2010, 01:43:36 pm
Well, if it has the exact body plan of a human, then its human. Not that I'm criticizing it, its just that it wouldn't happen on an alien world, or even our own if evolution was re-run. The chances that it would evolve a form remotely vertebratic, much less humanoid, are literally nonexistent.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on August 07, 2010, 01:55:40 pm
What if the similarities are, for the most part, cosmetic or skin-deep? For all we know, the Photos could have COMPLETELY different internal biology from us. Speaking of which, that could be the next Photos update!  ;)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Clarke on August 07, 2010, 02:03:07 pm
Then they wouldn't be exactly human, would they? And if they had a completely different internal anatomy, they wouldn't appear humanoid anyways.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on August 07, 2010, 02:25:08 pm
We're not saying they're human, you were. I'm saying that maybe they have differing interiors and a similar exterior. I.E. looking similar to a human, but in actuality, completely different. They wouldn't necessarily look different if they had a different internal anatomy; it really just depends on the skeletal structure, and the way that a thing's organ's are put in that determine the outward shape of a creature. So if you had a humanoid exterior, you could potentially have a different interior but put into the same, humanoid shape.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Clarke on August 07, 2010, 02:27:26 pm
Interior determines exterior, and vice versa.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on August 07, 2010, 02:54:56 pm
But you also forget the fact that these creatures are being designed, not evolved, and the creators can do whatever the hell they want. For example, I could easily combat that statement by saying that "they were evolved in such a way that they have adifferent interior, but still look the same on the exterior.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: gec05 on August 07, 2010, 03:17:37 pm
But you also forget the fact that these creatures are being designed,

This statement is entirely true. If the Photos represent fictional life, is not GroxGlitch representing as their intelligent designer?

No matter how much we state that our creatures were a result of evolution, their existence was a result of our creative whim. Trying to bring evolutionary reasoning into the matter is just moot.

I'm not saying we can't use evolution, but debating the probability and equating the result in the Photos appearance by Grox's casual imagination just drains the fun.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on August 07, 2010, 06:49:25 pm
Made that in about a minute.

AAAAAAAAA!!!

You sire, are awesome!  8)

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ColonyDrop

Must... Resist...

The chances that it would evolve a form remotely vertebratic, much less humanoid, are literally nonexistent.

And in a multiverse containing a googleplex of galaxies, deja vu is pretty much guaranteed.

Interior determines exterior, and vice versa.

Dude, bombardier beetles have tiny thermo-chemical cannons on their behinds yet look practically like any other similarly-sized beetle.

Also, cows have multiple stomachs yet you wouldn't even guess that if you don't have a working knowledge of an average grazer's digestive system.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 07, 2010, 08:41:04 pm
A short post, here is a picture of the High Command:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/HighCommand.jpg)
EDIT: @ Yuu: This one took me about 2.5 minutes :P.

EDIT: @ Lush City: NINJAH'D!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 07, 2010, 08:41:53 pm
Likewise, quadrapedal life is pretty common, (If we take order of evolution as a corralary to ratio of occurence) all that requires for the humanoid earth is a transfer from trees to savannah (and those can be substituted for a number of things) not that unlikely.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 07, 2010, 08:45:30 pm
And the Photos have some new updates to some old toys, too!
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/GenerationIIIPhotosWeapons.jpg)
On top of the info provided in pic, both the weapons have their components upgraded, and are even more powerful!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on August 07, 2010, 08:57:32 pm
It be sweet wielding those guys akimbo!  8)

@ Yuu: This one took me about 2.5 minutes :P.

Speed-modeling much?  8)

Also, check your PMs some time later.  ;)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 07, 2010, 10:55:10 pm
This one took me about five minutes:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosShockTrooper.jpg)
It's an Assault Armour called Shock Armour, worn by Photos Shock Troopers. The Shock Armour has a hardpoint system on the arms, rather than hardwired weapons. The weapons that don't come off are the pair of Nano Railguns on the back. The one pictured has a Heavy Plasma Cannon on it's right arm, and an experimental weapon being fielded by some specifically selected units called a Mass-Reactive Cannon. The bolt of plasma it fires is high enough energy to split a small number of atoms, creating a small nuclear explosion. A smart soldier can kill an entire squad of enemies with a single shot from a MRC. However, it is still experimental, and there have been some accidents, such as overloads, and friendly fire incidents as well, though those can be attributed in some part to pilot error. The weapon shines against hard targets. Back on the subject of the Shock Armour, the power armour is quite durable, having gone toe to toe with several tanks and come out with minimal damage. The inability to use a jetpack of any sort, however, leaves it at a mobility disadvantage with some units, though it has superior mobility to other Assault Armours of it's size. It's augmentation is so strong, it has been reported to be able to rip off armour plates from tanks and mechs, something most Photos thought only the ABU could do. When equipped with a MRC, it is frighteningly good as a mech hunter. Most pilots can drop even the most vicious mech with a shot from the MCR near the cockpit area. One shot, and "oh look, a multi-million dollar war machine goes tumblin', tumblin', tumblin' doown!"
The one in the picture is a Command Guard; it guards the High Command and High Council that are housed inside it; They have mauve added to their armour colour scheme.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on August 07, 2010, 11:00:53 pm
YES.

That is all.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 08, 2010, 10:55:33 pm
[Opening Data File....]
[Opening Ship Profile ://Oris]
[Compiling...25%......50%....75%.....]
ORIS
CLASS: CRUISER
ARMAMENT: 6 PLASMA CANNON BATTERIES, 4 SHIP-SCALE PLASMA PROJECTORS
POWERPLANT: 1 T-20012 PLASMA REACTOR
ENGINES: TYBURO 6-PACK ENGINE BUNDLE
SIZE:
LENGTH: 400 FT
WIDTH: 80 FT
HEIGHT: 150 FT
BIO: The Oris-Class Cruiser is one of the first Photos ships to get the new Ship-Scale Plasma Projectors, which outrange almost any other ship-scale weapon. Designed to take over the Posideon's role as primary ship of the Photos (building only Dreadnoughts and Carriers is expensive and hard on upkeep, and neither class is exactly "stealthy" either!), the Oris has just recently began production. The SSPP's aren't mounted on turrets, they're hard mounted; to aim them, you have to aim the ship. However, this is a small price to pay for being able to both deal a heap of damage to your target and, depending on it's size, fry it's electronics (remember, Plasma Projectors fire Ions, the Plasma Projector name is a misnomer by the Photos during it's development, which stuck. Unlike most Ion weapons, it still does a great deal of physical damage as well.) It also has a large storage area, and can be used as an armed transport, as well as other non-combat jobs.
PICTURES:
The Oris:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Oris-ClassCruiser.jpg)
An unnamed ship is on the bad end of some Clasma Cannons:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/CruiserBattle.jpg)
[Closing File]
[Connection Closing]
[USER:| PASS:|]
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 08, 2010, 11:47:24 pm
So, any deets on romantic unions and customs between Photos?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on August 09, 2010, 02:30:06 am
Come to think of it, that is quite interesting.


Also, a giant mobile space-cannon? Indeed, those things pack quite a strong punch.

Oh, and just a quick question: Can it be used as an impromptu battering ram?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 09, 2010, 07:36:54 am
If it can, that makes the Colony Raizers pentuple entendres!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on August 10, 2010, 11:49:09 pm
Oh Lush!  :D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 28, 2010, 10:49:27 am
After making those creatures in the Zeront, I feel like making something destructive. And so, I give you this:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PenetratorSniperRifle.jpg)
Meet the SR-2100 Penetrator Sniper AutoRifle. Or Autocannon/Rifle for further definition. The Penetrator is the weapon of choice for Photos snipers. With minimal recoil, pinpoint accuracy, a range of almost four and a half miles, the Penetrator is a weapon to be feared. Photos are specially trained in proper use and maintenance of this weapon, as it is not a simple weapon to fix. The Xylanis Trakarna is responsible for the training and deployment of these snipers, called "Shadows" by most due to their habit of hiding, despite the fact that their weapon's range far exceeds the detection range of their usual targets. Like all Photos Autocannons, the Penetrator is a gyrojet weapon firing explosive rocket-propelled shells. Inside the barrel are three sets of spiraling electromagnetic rails which activate when the trigger is pulled, spinning and accelerating the shell to the end of the barrel, where a transmitter in the barrel activates the receiver in the shell, activating the micro-engine. The weapon's standard clip holds 15 shells, and the Penetrator can fire three basic types of shells.
PENETRATOR-CLASS AUTOCANNON SHELL
High explosive autocannon shell designed for the Penetrator, is able to damage vehicles and infantry equally, but the explosion is much worse for infantry.

IMMOLATOR-CLASS AUTOCANNON SHELL
An autocannon shell designed for the Penetrator that has the plasmite warhead in the shell replaced with Oavil, a chemical that spontaneously combusts on contact with organic matter. It very effective against organic targets, but does nothing more than make a hole in non-organic objects.

SPLITTER-CLASS AUTOCANNON SHELL
An autocannon shell designed for the Penetrator that replaces the normal warhead with a shaped warhead and replaces the normal tip with a drill tip. This shell buries into armour and detonates, the explosion shaped backwards. This splits the armour wide open, hence the name.
The operators of these weapons work with near perfect accuracy and ruthless efficiency. In fact, there's a rumor going around the Photos army that a squad of Shadows killed an entire platoon of infantry before any of the soldiers could even report they were under fire. Most Photos don't believe that one, though.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on August 28, 2010, 07:46:16 pm
Adds a whole new meaning to sniper fire, if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 28, 2010, 08:30:48 pm
More like a anti-tank rifle.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Gnoll on August 28, 2010, 11:31:22 pm
Cool! I wish I had GIMP so I could make stuff like that. It always takes too long to download for my computer.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 28, 2010, 11:41:29 pm
I made that with Paint. I only use gimp for smearing and stuff. I design the stuff in paint, I only use GIMP for the details.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Gnoll on August 29, 2010, 06:50:11 am
WOAH! I am nowhere nearly as skilled with Paint.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 29, 2010, 07:06:30 am
I make my stuff in MS Paint too, 'cept I don't use GIMP.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 29, 2010, 10:49:09 am
Yeah, people think that anything made in M.S. Paint is instantly bad, due to the limitations of the program. That's wrong. M.S. Paint does have limitations, yes. And it isn't the best art program out there, yes. But if you take the time to practice and get good with it, it's quite useful and pretty powerful.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 29, 2010, 11:09:59 am
Beneath the bustling metropli of many planets in the Photos Empire, in masssive underground foundries, you will find parts of Project Endgame. This is massive project by the Photos, going for many years now. What is the goal? Build the biggest warship ever constructed. Again, this project has been going for some time now, almost a decade, with parts of the ship being built accross the empire. And for an empire that can turn out 3-5 dreadnoughts per properly set up planet per day, that's a long time. The best part? It's almost done. It's taken countless hours of work, quadrillions out of the Photos coffers by now, and a vast ammount of resources. The reason the project is called Endgame is that this ship, when completed, is predicted to be unstoppable. Given that it utterly dwarfs a Posideon-class, which is several Km in size, speaks to that. In actual sizes, the ship's blueprints have it larger than a worldship. It's actual dementions place it around 8, 486 miles long, 5,480 miles wide at it's widest, and about 3,400 miles high from it's lowest point at it's current stage of construction.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 29, 2010, 11:36:21 am
Bet that doesn't match up to a Naucean Mothersphere.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 29, 2010, 11:38:46 am
If you read, it isn't finished yet. It's about 62% done, which I count as almost done, so don't go poking at my grammar in previous post.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 29, 2010, 11:52:15 am
What do you mean by poking at your grammar? I was talking about the Photos' equivalent to the Death Star, it may be bigger than a Mother Sphere which I estimate is some between 3500 to 4000 kilometers big, but the what really makes the Mother Sphere good was because of the tools it had. What kind of weapons does your moon-sized ship have?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 29, 2010, 12:01:41 pm
I said it was almost done, but most people don't think of 62% as close to completion, do they?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 29, 2010, 12:06:44 pm
Yes, but usually weapons are starting to be welded on sometime around there. I'm going to guess you may unveil it sometime during the Battle for Origin?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 29, 2010, 12:21:34 pm
Hit it right on the nose.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 29, 2010, 03:51:02 pm
I have two pictures of Project Endgame. This one is what it will look like when it's completed:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/ProjectEndgameCompleted.jpg)
That weapon underneath the tip of the ship is a new antimatter weapon called the Godhammer, as the scientists behind it sold it as being "the wrath of the Creator incarnate". The ship is propelled by a cluster of engines, each quite large. Experiments with the Godhammer place it's power output in alarmingly destructive areas; tests show that a single beam from this weapon would destroy a planet; Planet Cracking on steroids.
Project Endgame firing the Godhammer:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/ProjectEndgameFiringGodhammer.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 29, 2010, 03:56:05 pm
Does it use a particle beam or anti matter as its main weapon?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 29, 2010, 04:00:22 pm
It's main weapons are the standard Plasma Cannon batteries all Photos ships are equipped with. It's secondary weapons are the Antimatter weapons most Photos ships are equipped with at this point (made possible by reverse-engineering a ship belonging to their ancestor race which was in suspiciously good condition; this ship had antimatter shields and weapons, as well as some form of antimatter drive for FTL. The only piece of Antimatter technology that was successfully reverse-engineered was the weapons; the shields and drive were too damaged to be copied.). The Godhammer is classified as an Auxiliary weapon, along with it's small craft reserve.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 30, 2010, 06:45:00 pm
Some few things:
I have a new pic of an old vehicle, as well as some pictures of a new vehicle!
The first picture is of a Generation V Posideon-Class Dreadnought.
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Generation5PhotosDreadnought.png)
Come to think of it, this is the first picture of a Posideon ever in 3D!

Now, for the new vehicle...

The AGM-21 PROWLER Ducted-Fan Gunship
The AGM-21 Prowler Gunship is an attack flier that, rather than thrusters or your typical helicopter blade, has it's lift in a pair of Ducted Fans. These fans sit on a 360 degree pivot mount, and the rotor mount is on a similar mount inside the duct. This makes the aircraft supreme in the agility department. It has a respectable amount of armour and a pretty decent weapon payload, as well. The craft's weapons consist of one Rotary Plasma Cannon for infantry and light vehicles, and four Shrike missile tubes (not rocket tubes, missile tubes; they do fire guided missiles!) The craft is so agile, pilots have been known to dodge anti-aircraft missiles without a challenge, much to the chagrin of people attempting to shoot said Prowler down.
PICTURES:
Prowler with the D.F.'s in hover position:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/AGM-21Prowler.png)

Prowler avoiding an A.A. Missile while firing a missile of it's own:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/ProwlerReturningFire.png)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 30, 2010, 06:58:16 pm
First off, what program do you use to make your ships?

Second, it seems to me that anti-matter would make a better weapon than plasma. Unless their anti-matter technology is not very well refined and plasma technology is.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 30, 2010, 07:01:22 pm
1. The last two times I tried using antimatter in conventional weapons, I had UFO King and several other people jumping the gun with "A gram/teaspoon of antimatter would level New York City hurrr".

2. Photos Antimatter weapons require an Antimatter Generator, which is much too large to fit in most things; and even the ones in Posideon-classes take a while to get enough Antimatter created to feed the weapons.

EDIT: Oh, by the way, for making most of these ships and stuff I use DoGA L-3.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: SimplyNecro on August 30, 2010, 07:15:58 pm
That and to avoid god modding, I mean how fun would these battles actually be if they are solved in split seconds with super nukes and antimatter?

Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 30, 2010, 07:24:55 pm
Isn't that whats going to happen on the Battle for Origin? Besides, some people's shields can withstand super nukes and anti-matter weapons. But my version of a anti-matter weapon is either using small bomblets that have milligrams of it in ground battles or using missiles have a gram or so. Last time I checked, a gram can destroy New York. So can a nuke. As long as people use small amounts of it instead of hundreds of pounds of it, I don't see why not.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: SimplyNecro on August 30, 2010, 07:29:10 pm
I'm not saying no anti-matter or super nukes, I am saying they should be used in limited amounts, just like you said.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 31, 2010, 06:39:08 am
Or AM "cut" by wrapping in in a magnetic plasma shell. BTW these guys joing the Union? I'm a bit unsure...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 31, 2010, 07:22:43 am
Well, good things about it is that you got a number of races ready to back you up if you get in trouble. Galdeen could transport a stargate to one of your worlds, then you could access the network. Though as far as I can tell, the Galdeen and Hell-An are the only ones with stargates connecting most of their worlds.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 31, 2010, 09:41:12 am
About that...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 31, 2010, 11:49:31 am
About what, Lush?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 31, 2010, 12:10:17 pm
You'll see. (Michevious Gron)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on August 31, 2010, 12:54:12 pm
Oh boy... Lush is gronning (grinning). We're in trouble.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 31, 2010, 05:37:22 pm
Remember that picture I did from the POV of a mech pilot inside the mech a while back?
Well, eat yer heart out.
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/MechCockpitPreliminary.png)
Again, made with DoGA L-3. And it isn't complete yet. The pilot is test firing his mech's two Medium Lances, that's what those beams are.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 31, 2010, 06:33:25 pm
Are you going to update your entire library?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on August 31, 2010, 07:15:53 pm
Well, eat yer heart out.
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/MechCockpitPreliminary.png

*promptly eats own heart*


So... beautiful...  :'(

I wish I had the 3D skills [I suck at 3D, by the way], and patience to do that.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on August 31, 2010, 07:48:57 pm
Your work is kinda 3D.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on September 01, 2010, 05:24:49 am
But in the end, mine is still flat...  V_V

I'll never be as well endowed...  >_>



Teehee!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on September 01, 2010, 09:16:11 am
Oh Yuu, an Anime fan through and through. Speaking of which can anybody here do Anime-style artwork?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on September 01, 2010, 11:46:02 pm
*raises hand*

But only barely.

Like, very, very, very barely.



Curse my lack of a tab... >_>
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on September 02, 2010, 12:05:06 am
What does your tablesssness have to do with anything?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 03, 2010, 03:38:26 pm
Little teaser: I'm gonna have some information on the ancestor race of the Photos, which if you haven't guessed yet, will be returning to our little war-torn galaxy during the Nameless Empire invasion.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on September 04, 2010, 05:11:54 am
Sweet! :)


What does your tablesssness have to do with anything?

I tried using a pencil and then coloring it on PS.

It did not work well.

At all.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on September 04, 2010, 01:40:47 pm
You ever want to be a Power Ranger?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 05, 2010, 11:18:10 am
((Before I add this, I want to say that looking back at the first posts of these guys, I'm almost ashamed. I was such a "noob".))
Meet the fact sheet for the Photos' ancestors!
Alien sheet: Phitire

(Section 1 -- Biology)
Type                 : Terristial
Appearance           : Reptomamal
Gravity preferences  : 1 - 2.4 g
Temperature pref.    : 80 to 100F
Atmosphere breathed  : Oxygen
Body cover           : Skin
Body color           : Purple-pink
Hair                 : Not Applicable
Hair color           : See above
Eyes                 : Two, Double-lidded, sunken
Eyes color           : Grey, brown, blue, purple, hazel.
Body characteristics : They don't have spines or anything, they're rather featureless as far as their bodies go.
Diet                 : Omnivore.
Sexual reproduction  : Male, female
Reproduction method  : Eggs
Limbs pair n 1 : Arms, with four digits.
Limbs pair n 2 : Digitigrade legs.
Mass :  140 lbs. average.
Size :  6 feet, 2 inches average.

(Section 2 -- Culture)
Attributes:
  Militancy       : 5-20, depends on the situation.
  Determination   : 10-20, depends on the situation
  Racial tolerance: 20
  Progressivness  : 12-20, depends on what area you're referring to progress in.
  Loyalty         : 20 (the people ARE the government, in some ways)
  Social cohesion : Depends on both the person and the area you're referring to, to wide to give a definite value on.
  Art             : 16
  Individualism   : 10
  Body            : 14
  Mind            : between 40 and 55 (you'll see why in a moment)
  Speed           : 18
  Lifespan        : about 120 years, but their technology can extend that into 1000's of years.
  Tech level      : 10 (ascended)

(Section 3 -- Government and Religion)
Government type   : Republic
Religion          : Deism
Devotion          : Medium High

(Section 4 -- Extra things you should know)
Special abilities:
-Acute Hearing
-Acute Smelling
-Acute Vision
-Ambidexterous (learned ability)
-Eidetic memory
-Fast healing
-Perfect balance (is partially there at birth, is refined through teachings.)
-Racial memory (same as perfect balance)
-Psysic (They have several abilities, that have to be learned, but they come from their unbelieveable brain power.)

The Phitire are an ancient, ascended race that, in a sequence of events I'm about to explain, created the Photos.

The Phitire were one of the first creatures to form in the galaxy, along with the Shadow. They are the ones that banished the Shadow that long time ago. So, as you've all read that story from u' Sadow in an RP, I'll skip ahead to after they banish the Shadow. Things went well for the Phitire, for hundreds of years. They were pretty much the stars of those primordial races for ending the massive threat that was the Shadow. However, things soon became stale, and the Phitire decided it was time to go. They began a mass exitus of all their planets and almost all of their technology. However, they decided to leave a safeguard that would stand in their heed. This safeguard is the Photos, which were created by modifing the genetic code of the Phitire. This sequence was then seeded on the world now known as Photire, and then the Phitire left without a trace, within the course of minutes. However, unknown to the races of this galaxy, they have sat at a distance, watching, waiting for the time they should be needed once again. Their technological progress skyrocketed at this time, and before long, they gained access to temporal technology, even more potent and useful than the antimatter tech they had at the time of their exitus. Using this temporal technology, they watched milennia into the future, observing their creations, the Photos, and manipulating events in the past to better assist events in the future. Over time, they became masters of the art.

The most poorly understood thing of the Photire is their psysic abilities. It is unknow how they work, or why they work, only that they do work. Teleknesis, Pyroknesis, and a whole swarm of other psysic abilities have popped up in Phitire over the years, and some are even good enough with their abilities to perform actions of almost godlike power. Along with their temporal technology, which is really only mounted on spacecraft, they have access to their old antimatter tech, which they still use, along with an unusual form of technology. It discharges a ghostly green, but has interesting, and somewhat wierd properties, such as negating gravity, and causing freak electromagnetic fields (by freak I mean unusually strong). The devices that work with this commonly seem to "orbit" around the power source, the more energy that is drawn from said source, the faster they orbit, and vice versa. They have developed technology that allows these effects to be both focused and used on will.

I'll go over more later, but for now I want to talk about some of their vehicles.

Their base land walker, the Hunter:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/AncientHunter.png)
*note the unnamed technology weapon on the top*
The tripod Hunter is a powerful walker standing about 20 feet tall. It's armour and shields make bringing one down seem an impossible task, while the weapon on the top is able to fire unstable bolts of neon green energy, which usually end up in a small nuclear explosion, similar to that created by a Photos MRC (Mass-Reactive Cannon, remember that?). It is also able to fire smaller, much more stable bolts of energy, used for more precise attacks.

Their triple-use unit, the Titan:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/AncientTitan.png)
The sight of a Titan prompts true fear from the minds of enemies that merely see it. Standing a towering 80 feet tall, and armed with a pair of devastating Energy Lances, the Titan is more than able-bodied. If that wasn't enough, it can utilize the Unnamed Technology Device it has for three things: A weapon of mass distruction, a massive shield generator, or, perhaps the most frightening of all, a massive localized teleporter. One of these things in teleport mode can warp in a whole army, where once stood thin air. Size matters not: It can warp anything from infantry to a battleship, and in groups, have been known to warp entire planets to other locations.

Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on September 05, 2010, 02:19:25 pm
While I applaud your abilities in DoGA CGA, I don't think that an ascended species would still use mecha. It just strikes me as a little weird that a race of such high technological capability would still use a machine like that. It just seems so... Primitive by comparison!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on September 05, 2010, 05:29:10 pm
They could be ascended mecha. Or maybe it's just a relative term.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on September 05, 2010, 05:41:23 pm
I just mean that it seems that even an ASCENDED mecha would look quite a bit different that that!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 05, 2010, 06:23:26 pm
Examples, Kitkat?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on September 05, 2010, 06:35:20 pm
He's got you there Kit.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on September 05, 2010, 07:29:33 pm
>:(

Well, it just seems a little odd... in that maybe... it's too... conventional?
YEAAAAAH

Anyway, to me, they just seem a little un-unusual, I would expect that a race with godlike capabilities would use much more exotic designs or methods. But whatever, it's really up to you.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on September 06, 2010, 04:28:46 am
Maybe they like retro art-styles?  ???


They could be ascended mecha.

Two words...


Anchisupairaru!!!  :o :o :o (http://gurrenlagann.wikia.com/wiki/Mugann)


Sweet bros, GG!

Looks like a certain Elder is gonna get a run for his money, and life! 8)


Not that he was gonna survive the 1.21 Zettawatts of awesome inevitably headed for his way, anyways... ^_^
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on September 06, 2010, 10:26:08 am
Details on religion please!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 06, 2010, 12:33:40 pm
I give you a picture of an ABU, with a ROTARY AUTOCANNON! Yes, you read right! A ROTARY AUTOCANNON!
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/ABURotAuto.png)
I didn't fill in the cameras with the glow sense that's one pain in the @$$ I wasn't in the mood for.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on September 06, 2010, 02:37:42 pm
Kinda looks like a zombie in a suit.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on September 06, 2010, 03:11:20 pm
I give you a picture of an ABU, with a ROTARY AUTOCANNON! Yes, you read right! A ROTARY AUTOCANNON!

Hey, chaingun! The hell with respect! (http://www.doomworld.com/10years/doomcomic/comic.php?page=7) Hoy, hoy, I'm the boy...packin' 80 pounds of heavenly joy! (http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/linkara/at4w/13656-doom01)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on September 07, 2010, 05:31:57 am
Who needs regular bullets, eh?  8)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 27, 2010, 07:19:49 pm
TWO PICTUREZ, of the long elusive DROP POD.

About to be dropped, I sorta skimped on this one, but you get the idea.
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Droppodreadytodrop.png)

In reentry:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Droppodreentering.png)

This is the infantry version, because it ain't too clear.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on September 27, 2010, 10:05:29 pm
I'm guessing the vehicle version is much bigger...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on September 28, 2010, 02:37:16 am
Waaay bigger...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 29, 2010, 02:12:32 pm
Waaay bigger...
Not really,if you think about it: If that can hold five guys, in a cylindrical set of harnesses, all you'd have to do is remove the harnesses and make it about 25% bigger, and that would suffice. and 25% ain't all that much.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 29, 2010, 02:47:55 pm
RELIGION
The Photos believe in a single deity simply called The Creator. In lore, "he" is a kind, caring, and just deity, but those who incur his wrath shall be less than fortunate. The honor system that the Photos use to a certain extent translates into actions that would anger The Creator. The worst of these is betraying your family, lover, nation, ect ect. Also, the Photos call upon The Creator in two, special rituals, both of which are bonding rituals of some extent. One of these is undergone by Photos soldiers, to signify their unification as a squad, as what would be described as taking the "brothers-in-arms" expression to the extreme:
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KOSMOSIS:
THE AKAZI'NUSHASI (BONDING CEREMONY):
Upon completing their training, each Photos squad, 5 Photos will undertake a bonding ceremony, called the Akazi'nushasi. This is done in a secluded spot called an Akazi'anasha, or "Bonding Plain". The roots of the Akazi'nushasi lie milennia ago, in the time when the Photos were mere scattered tribes. Hunters would penetrate their skin with a special knive, and let a few drops of blood drip onto the ground near their kill. They believed that this was a way of thanking the planet, and their god, for their fortune. It is always an even number of drops, as for this ritual, uneven numbers are thought as unholy. It has translated, thousands of years later, into the Akazi'nushasi. However, it is a bit different. The squad travels to the Akazi'anasha, and lights the central fire. There are log, carved into seats, nearby, in a circle. The group will sit in this ring of seats, and place an Akazi'plaka (if you can't tell, Akazi means bonding in Photise.) and each will remove the right or left gauntlet and glove from their armour. They will draw the Akazi'kuoso, or "bonding knife", and prick the skin, just deep enough to draw a few drops of blood, and let an even number of drops of blood fall into the container, all an equal number from each one, while chanting a special poem-type chant, which translates into English as such;
"Let the Creator bind us high!
Forge our bonds forever, lest we perish alone.
Unite us, as unity is the light shining forth from the darkness!
Connect us, for where one would die, we all shall rise.
Seal us, fuse us strong for all life!
Let the Creator bind us high!"
After this is done, they carry the Akazi'plaka to the fire, and pour the squad's combined blood into the fire. As it all burns as one, the squad is considered "bonded". This is why Photos soldiers think so much of each other, and is why they have a near-unbreakable morale. A bonded squad is like a group of 5 brothers.
*To note, the name and words are carried over from Old Photise, which was spoken by Tribal Photos, where this particular bonding ceremony originates from. This ceremony was done by warriors from that time throughout Photos history, and it's a practice still utilized today.*

The other is a ceremony which has it's closest resemblance to marrage. It's similar to the above ceremony, except done only by a pair of lovers. And the chant is a little different, though is still quite similar.
There is no "prayer" or any variation there of, because it's believed that The Creator is with each of them at all times, and everything happens for a reason, though they may not understand it at the time.

Some higher-education Photos suspect that "The Creator" may be some form of hyper-advanced extra-dimentional being.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on September 29, 2010, 10:27:25 pm
Or a father.


In a more literal sense of the word.  ;)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Gnoll on September 30, 2010, 02:33:09 pm
Well, I approve of this religion update! What does the average Photos do for fun? What about the soldiers' hobbies? Any games in particular?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 30, 2010, 02:51:24 pm
1. The activities the average Photos would do for entertainment vary between individuals. Some may have a job they enjoy doing. Some may enjoy playing a game of sort, be it a video game of some sort, or a game like chess, or something that involves running around doing something. Others may like driving around, depending on what they drive.

2. The liesure activities of military personel is much up to them. Military personel, in essence, are given their own room. Some of them like just kicking back on the bed and watching some television for a while. Others may have a game system hooked up to their tv, or have games on their room's computer. Following that, some take pleasure in sending messages to their family. There are several other entertainment items on ships and bases, the most common of which are laser-tag like locations. This serves two purposes: They have fun, and it does help their combat ability, much like a simulator. Depending on what they bring with them, and get through ship venders, they can carve, and do a lot of other things. Like for average Photos, it's much up to them.

3  ;)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Gnoll on September 30, 2010, 03:08:41 pm
 :D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Lush City on September 30, 2010, 03:14:56 pm
:E
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 30, 2010, 03:43:15 pm
GENERATION 2 SMALL CRAFT
Meet the trio of new generation Small Craft; the Skraen Fighter, the Syn Strike Bomber, and the Liberator Heavy Fighter.

SKRAEN:
The AGM-40 Skraen is a single engine air (or space) superiority fighter. It seats a pilot and a sensor operator, allowing it to act as a scout as well, with it's enhanced sensors. It's armament is somewhat light, only a pair of Plasma Cannons. (Not the Opairis ones, the big ship-sized ones). It's also able to carry two Demolisher-A Anti-armour missiles which give it a limited anti-ship ability.
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/AGM-40Skraen.png)

SYN
"When facing a squadron of Syns? Best thing you can do is run." -Photos test analyzer, commenting on the Syn's combat potential.
The S-81 Syn is a strike bomber commonly used for taking down larger ships, from corvettes, all the way to battleships and so on. It's most common payload is six Demolisher-AAA Anti-ship torpedos. However, it can trade the center two torpedos for a Demolisher-B Antimatter torpedo, which is lethal to capital ships when you have five or ten of these things firing those at you. It does maneuvor somewhat slowly compared to the other two generation 2's, so it can be a little bit dangerous to fly these things, with it's only support weapons being two Plasma Repeaters. A common trick when you can't get somebody off your tail is a "pot-shot"; A rapid killing of the main engines and flipping backwards, firing off one of your missiles or the Repeaters. The oddball shift in speed and sometimes trajectory can be enough to dodge unusually fast or clumsy missiles (if it's going too fast, it can't compensate fast enough to hit).
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/GyvonS-81Syn.png)

LIBERATOR
The F-280 Liberator is the premere craft of the Generation-2's. It has an unusual weapons payload: A pair of unique Plasma Pulse Cannons: These fire small bursts of plasma at about the same rate as a Plasma Repeater with the damage potential of a Plasma Cannon. Worse off, they can be switched to guided mode: This cuts the range in about half, but increases the damage on the Plasma Pulse Cannons and allows the shots to be guided to their target: Good for hitting really maneuvorable craft.
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/F-280Liberator.png)

EDIT: DARN, I JUST REMEMBERERD I HAD PICTURES OF THESE!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on October 02, 2010, 04:48:39 am
EDIT: DARN, I JUST REMEMBERERD I HAD PICTURES OF THESE!


And great thing you did!

These things are awesome!  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 04, 2010, 02:05:41 pm
DEMOLISHER-D ANTI-LUMINARY ASSAULT CARRIER MISSILE
The Photos, quickly realizing how unmatched they were compared to even the large Assault Nodes, quickly began designing a weapon system that would allow them to take down a dreaded Luminary Assault Carrier without sending countless ships and their crews on a suicide run. Their answer as the Demolisher-D ALACM. This gigantic multi-warhead missile is quite the nasty, yet ingenious, piece of work. It has four missile racks loaded with, ironically, various smaller missiles, such as Point-Defense missiles for shooting down incoming missiles, and carrier missiles carrying Shield Drones, which are equipped with a special energy shield, for defending the missile against energy weapons, should the missile's ONBOARD SHIELDS fail. Mounted in the nose cone, behind the first charge, are four breaching antimatter missiles; these are fired a distance away from impact, to bust through the outer armour; you can see the casing covers if you look closely enough at the nose cone. Also in the nose cone is the secondary breaching charge: This hits the target first, and punches through the armor using a shaped blast. Then, with this decent hole open (In all likelyhood, the combined antimatter detonations just from what's already gone off would probably have destroyed the earth :P) The primary charge can go right on in and detonate inside the target. and this main charge is HUGE. You'd want to stay clear: The charge contains amost a ton and a half of antimatter (they really want to kill these things!) and that makes a BIG boom. Now OBVIOUSLY, this is not a cheap weapon. The total amout of antimatter racks off at about three tons, and with a built in shield generator and other hardware, this thing's price tag rapidly shoots up. Also, given it's size (It's launched off a special pod on a DREADNOUGHT) it's a pretty high priority target.

SOOO....what do you guys think?

OH! Before I forget: PICTURE!
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Demolisher-DSpecialAttackMissile.png)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on October 05, 2010, 07:02:21 am
Looks more like a starship than a missile. Also, a ton and a half of anti-matter? Unless the Nameless has uber shields and hulls, I doubt using enough anti-matter that can kill a planet over twenty times over will be needed.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 05, 2010, 03:14:10 pm
Dude, a LAC is larger than the SUN. It's...hold on, let me read Yuu's PM...about the size of VY Canis Majoris. So yeah. I do think that much antimatter's justified. However, I do think that size is waaaay beyond godmodding.
Here's a link to the wikipedia VY Canis Majoris page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VY_Canis_Majoris
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on October 05, 2010, 03:17:02 pm
Holy sh*t, we need a lot more WMDs.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on October 05, 2010, 07:15:45 pm
It's all about the RAM.

Everything they use runs on computational ability and when you face against entire galactic militaries on a frequent basis, you really can't have enough of it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: SimplyNecro on October 05, 2010, 07:31:38 pm
I wonder.... I think Yuu once mentioned that things like computer viruses, tons of advertising adds, and similar things worked wonders on the Terra-Ixians...would they have the same effect on Nameless? Just some attempts at out of the box thinking here...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on October 05, 2010, 08:02:52 pm
What? Whats spam got to do with anything?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Gnoll on October 05, 2010, 08:06:24 pm
You've got to overload the system, and flip a gigantic DDoS at Anonymous. the Nameless.

 :P
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on October 06, 2010, 01:29:52 am
I think Yuu once mentioned that things like computer viruses, tons of advertising adds, and similar things worked wonders on the Terra-Ixians...would they have the same effect on Nameless?


DING! DING! DING!

It's nice to see that some people have been reading up on my *HowTo series.  ;)


Yup, flooding a Nameless' brain also works wonders on "Them". The trick is how to get enough data directly into the neural system, since Atheim, compared to their creations, have much more freedom when it comes to choosing which data goes or doesn't go into their system. That is, unlike the Terrans, they don't instinctively try to simultaneously focus on every little detail which they sense [which is usually causes the undoing of many an unexperienced Terrans].
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 15, 2010, 03:50:17 pm
THE GUARDIAN
Of any weapon in the arsenal of the Photo's ancestors, the Guardian is by far the most fearsome. The armour and shields of this thing are nigh impenetrable (These things have survived getting tossed into a STAR.), and they have a limitless amount of weaponry aboard, but are limited to two at a time (one weapon on each arm). They're unbelievably fast, as they use an inertialess drive which generates a low intensity warp field, the same kind the Photos use for FTL, but on a lower power level, to move in a controlled, yet inertialess state. They have no set weapons, rather two Temporal Shifters on the end of each arm: this changes the next nanosecond to replace the space around the Shifter with the desired weapon. One of the more common weapons are Temporal Blades; these project a concentrated blade of energy that causes time to speed up wherever it contacts, causing instantanious breakdown of whatever comes into contact with it. Nobody knows just how much time is locally accelerated by these blades, however, and no instrument can survive the attempt to gauge it.
The spines on the back can open up slightly and project an "energy absorber"; this creates a concentrated beam of energy which attracts more energy to it, including fire from weapons and energy from stars; this is used for more powerful weapons, such as the Star Cannon; named so because it drains a whole star about the size of our sun of it's energy to be used in a massive beam.
PICTURE:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Guardian.png)
*NOTE*: Pictured with Temporal Blades as current weapon.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 15, 2010, 03:57:41 pm
Some more pictures:
From another angle:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/Guardianfromotherangle.png)

From that same other angle, with the Energy Absorber on.
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/GuardianfromotheranglewithEOON.png)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on October 15, 2010, 06:00:20 pm
Looks like a NEXT... (http://armoredcore.wikia.com/wiki/Next)












... WHICH IS AN AWESOME THING, BY THE WAY!  ;D



Seriously though, looks like the Proto-Photos will be going 1:1.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on November 05, 2010, 10:46:44 pm
An Analysis of the Photos Empire:
1. Q: Just how large is the Photos Empire?
1. A: Not even the Photos know exactly, but they know they control over 2,000 star-systems. In fact, the main body of their empire chunks over a good section of space near their empire, which I shall have a picture of later on.

2. Q: Ok, so their empire is big, no matter how you slice it. But what's the quality of life for it's citizens?
2. A: Despite what one would think of an empire that scale, your average Photos has a peaceful, stable life. Poverty is pretty much nonexistant in most cases, and even border colonies are well taken care of. In short, they take care of their people.

3. Q: Why is the Photos army so large? You have all these different military organisations, each with a large troop base to call upon, the numbers are incredible!
3. A: Well, the reason for this is simple; serving in the armed forces is one of the best paying jobs in the Empire. And combined with the advanced powered armour and weaponry that's standard equipment, it's a pretty safe job too, most of the time. Most of the time, the enemy can't BELIEVE how hard to kill the most basic Photos soldiers are. There have been horror stories of Photos infantrymen getting shot hundreds of times, and to still continue fighting, because the armour took it. And the worst part? Most of the time, their training and weapons discipline is so good, you typically don't get the chance to fire a SINGLE shot.

4. Q: What is the outlook of a stereotypical Photos on technology?
4. A: Most Photos look at technology as a tool for the betterment and defense of society, or betterment of self. Many Photos don't even HESITATE to get an artificial body part if the organic one is damaged beyond repair or no longer functions as it should.

PHEW.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on November 21, 2010, 07:34:16 pm
THE PHITIRE BATTLESHIP:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhitireBattleship.jpg)
One of the most feared vessels in existance, the Phitire Battleship is a mighty ship able to end entire star systems with little effort. You might call their main guns overkill; they have six utterly gigantic main Antimatter cannons, each firing around a whopping ten tons of antimatter per ray. Then they have countless little antimatter guns scattered around the hull, which fire a homing bolt of antimatter. When these focus fire, along with the main guns, you're gonna have sh*t blowing up all over the place.
And they're big. Almost as big as the P.S. Leviathan, and that's a WORLDSHIP. And mind you, the Phitire have multiple of these Battleships.
Here's a direct size compairison:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhitireBattleshipSizeCompairision.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on November 21, 2010, 07:44:51 pm
First off, so these things can match Naucean Mother Spheres in terms of firepower?

Second, is that gray ship in the second picture the Levithan and exactly how long is it?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on November 21, 2010, 08:00:39 pm
Yeah, I'd assume that with the lotsaboom going on, firepower is unequaled.

And yes the grey ship is the Leviathan AKA Project Endgame, which is 8, 486 miles long.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on November 21, 2010, 08:15:17 pm
Damn, and the second Death Star was only 900 kilometers in diameter. Unless they have nanolathe technology or Star Trek replicators, the material costs must be unimaginable. Just where did they get the materials to build these ships with no one noticing?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on November 21, 2010, 08:19:57 pm
Let's see, strip mining planets to the bone, recycling obsolete ships, so on and so forth.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on November 21, 2010, 08:25:59 pm
You realize that makes it larger than the diameter of the Earth?

Earth: 7,926.28 miles
That Ship: 8,486 miles
The Difference: 559.28 miles
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on November 21, 2010, 08:30:49 pm
So the Phitire created all the barren planets of the galaxy? :P
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on November 21, 2010, 09:06:35 pm
You realize that makes it larger than the diameter of the Earth?

Earth: 7,926.28 miles
That Ship: 8,486 miles
The Difference: 559.28 miles
Yes I do.
..
Don't give me that look!
ESPECIALLY when the Nameless have multiple ships the size of VY Canis Majoris, which is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY beyond gigantic.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on November 21, 2010, 09:32:53 pm
Why is it that people think that size automatically equals firepower? A single well-placed shot is insurmountably greater than a barrage of shots from a several thousand mile wide shooting gallery. Not to mention the fact that if that well-placed shot hits a ship the size of that, the entire sector is going to disappear!

I mean, even I thought that the 20 mile long Emancipator was overkill when I created it!

What do they do with all that ship, anyway? It's funny that people who worked near the nose and in the engineering would probably never know each other!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Raz on November 21, 2010, 09:59:42 pm
The Nameless are practically an interdimensional god race. They probably don't play by the normal rules. The Photos, however, are puny and normal. I locked my stuff today because I didn't realize how bad the BS had gotten in this section. Ugh, Raz out, permanently.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on November 21, 2010, 10:12:45 pm
This is the reason why we should miss UFO King.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on November 21, 2010, 10:37:37 pm
Um...puny?
How is "one of the biggest empires in the GALAXY at the moment* puny?
And how is managing ONE worldship a few hundred miles larger than Earth such a massive undertaking?
Puny HARDLY describes them at this point. You're the first person who has brought up an issue on this.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Cyst on November 22, 2010, 12:02:59 am
Um...puny?
How is "one of the biggest empires in the GALAXY at the moment* puny?
And how is managing ONE worldship a few hundred miles larger than Earth such a massive undertaking?
Puny HARDLY describes them at this point. You're the first person who has brought up an issue on this.
You are god-moding worse than I did when I first started. Calm your ass down Grox. Your empire isn't one of the biggest in the galaxy because you say it is. Unless majority of the active members in this section agree with your 'statement' it is not true. Also who is letting them strip entire planets to the core? Wouldn't somebody object to this because of it limiting colonization opportunities?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on November 22, 2010, 12:16:29 am
1. Why would I need to calm down, I'm perfectly calm. I was merely expressing my point.
2. If this was like, the second week I was here, You'd probably right; it would be godmodding. But the Photos have been regularly active for almost two years now (On February 21st, 2011, it will have been two years). For an empire that active (translating from real life into RP terms), you'd think their empire would be pretty big, if they expand frequently, which they do. Having to have the entire RP community vote on weather or not they're generically *one of the largest empires* is foolhardy at best, just plain stupid at worst, and saying it's not true because of that is, pardon the pun, not true in and of itself. It's not just because I say it is. I have the RP activity to back it up.
3. So what if the Phitire strip some uninhabited rock of it's materials, not like anyone's gonna miss it. Remember, they've been in deep space, near the galaxy but sitting a distance out. And with their advanced technologies, what would it be if one planet disappeared here, one there, off the outer star systems? So yeah, it could cause colonization opportunities to dry up, but I can think of other things that can as well.
So dere :P.
Oh, and badger, while on the topic of godmodding, does the term "and warships that are almost an entire fleet in strength individually" from a new race ring a bell anywhere?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Cyst on November 22, 2010, 12:24:35 am
Grox, my new race uses those ships as fleets. More efficient in their opinion. But I won't get into that here.

I'm just saying that you shouldn't make ships so large. I did that **** with the quasits and look at how much people liked them.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on November 22, 2010, 12:26:18 am
Really?
That was a mixture of their overplayed Borg philosophy and the way you RP'd with them, not their SHIP SIZES!
*PFFF-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH*
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Cyst on November 22, 2010, 12:41:21 am
It was from godmodding in general. Retconning, huge ships, huge empire, huge power. And they had existed for well over 2 years when I did all of this.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on November 22, 2010, 06:53:21 am
Woah, never thought the Levi was that ginormous...  :o

Even the Vara, which has just about the same dimensions as Bananal Island, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bananal_Island) took several decade's worth of overt sector-wide work in order to build.

I get the sentiment that the Photos have been almost continuously active, and with their expansion efforts being noted in almost every single RP or story I have read about them, for the past two years. Not to mention they are explicitly shown to have a propensity to go overkill more often than not. But a\it still stands that a Halo-sized warship is pretty much pushing it. Though, I think Grox did, in a way, limit the thing in that there's only one of it, as the Ni'calls in the Olosis Summit kindly pointed out.

However, I still think people would mind it less if it was adjusted to somewhat about the length of a Fulbtzs Berrentzs, (http://www.merzo.net/2000mpp.htm) and that it was built in a relatively longer span of time.


Then again, this is partly a result of the Lensman arms race that's been going on recently.

But still...

The Nameless ... probably don't play by the normal rules.

^ ^ ^

The above point stands.

We're basically reenacting the Winter War, in SPACE...


So the Phitire created all the barren planets of the galaxy? :P

Nah, most of those were made by the Mon-Krai, crazy-awesome penguins that they are.  ;)

On a more serious note: Care to give us some numbers regarding the Phitire's Stellar Navy? My hunch is that most of their current ships were built after they left the galaxy, and that they only had a handful of those battleships, originally. Am I correct about this assumption?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on November 22, 2010, 07:04:34 am
I just realized the planet-striping thing reminded me of a Halo fanart I found on deviantArt. The image was Forerunner ships literally stripping a moon apart to build a shield world.

link (http://phoenix-06.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/&offset=24#/d1yamj5)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on November 22, 2010, 09:55:31 am
Wow. People completely missed the hinted at fact that it was under construction for quite a while.
Ok, I'll make it black and white here. The Leviathan plans were drawn up around the time the empire was first formed, as a weapon for use in the Great War. Obviously, the Photos didn't even have NEARLY enough materials to build such a ship. After a while, they had enough colonies to at least mine the materials for a few of the parts. And from there, one piece at a time, for however long that gap of time is because our galaxy's timeline is a complete joke, they have been building the ship, using the more materials provided by more colonies. And, mind you, given the weaponry and reactor were the last to be inserted, the ship was able to have antimatter weapons, and a secondary Antimatter reactor, near the ordinary, primary one.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Galactic-Warrior on November 22, 2010, 10:13:43 am
I was already aware it would take a long time to build such a ship. How the Nameless built their vessels...

Well, guess we'll never know.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on November 22, 2010, 02:50:12 pm
They didn't, for the LACs, at least...

          "Unlike the Administrators, however, the Atheim were not capable of simultaneously carrying massive burdens and efficiently traveling the vast distances present between the galaxies. And so, they saw it fit to grant the caretakers with vessels that will carry them and their burdens throughout the cosmos. These were soon called by many as the Luminary Vessels."
- The Extended Yuuniverse; The Atheim (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=16879.msg764970#msg764970)

The vassals' and other Dominion people's starships, on the other hand, did make their starships from scratch by harvesting matter from Jovians and nebulae and then transmuting them to whatever materials they needed for assembly. SMBH-powered starships get their SMBH from a delicate process of condensing said raw materials to a point where it collapses into a singularity. And yes, it is as dangerous and accident prone as it sounds, even more so.

As for the Assault Nodes, they just followed the same procedure as the one for starships, but on a smaller scale. Slave warriors, like Commander Edin in Assault and Battery, are then free to add their own touch to the things, like upgrading it with transformation systems, adding hangars for race-specific units and so on.

Though, I guess I'll just go and make an update for it.




-snip-

Ah, ok.

Sorry if I seemed offensive back there.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on January 22, 2011, 10:27:08 am
Creating Order From Disorder: Xylanis Tribunalis:
Perhaps the largest of the Xylani in the Photos' resume, the Xylanis Tribunalis encompasses several important functions in Photos society. The law enforcement of the Photos is technically attached to Xylanis Tribunalis, but more often than not functions as a separate entity altogether. Tribune is one of the higher ranks, responsible for handling "legal issues", as well as dictating punishments for crimes in need of punishment. Above the Tribune is the High Tribune, of which there are only 8. They report to the High Council, which if you can't tell, heads all but a few of the Xylani. The Xylanis Tribunalis has some funky issues with who takes orders from whom, especially in military scenarios, as it typically varies from situation to situation. However, as demonstrated in the past, a High Tribune can even overrule the Commander General of the Photos military should his actions be deemed improper. *Of note, I want to work on the actual list of ranks in the Photos military :P*
Now, when it comes to the basic law enforcement, they are rather effective. They are on foot on the street and keep an eye on things directly, in full uniform, some of which is armour, though not powered. With law enforcement RIGHT THERE, anyone who would even think of committing a crime wouldn't get too far.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on January 22, 2011, 05:37:47 pm
Awesome!  8)

No one would even think of stealing stuff when the guys standing between you and your quarry is potentially wearing military combat armor and most probably wielding a gun that can pierce through walls.  ;D



In any case, I would so love to see the Xylanis Exterminatus!  ;D 8) There just has to be one, am I right?  ;)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on January 22, 2011, 06:26:57 pm
No need, the standard military already handles that kind of thing.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 02, 2011, 03:03:07 pm
Not-so-evil Mind Controlling Sharing Parasites: Para Minari
The Ul'naja [Para Minari is the species name in Photise, quite literally Mind Parasite in English] is a race of, surprisingly, sentient neural-parasites that have developed a partnership with the Photos. The Ul'naja were first discovered when the empire was "power expanding" not long after the Great War against the Zeront ended. Initial contact went well: The race was quite intelligent, but was limited by one thing: a lack of limbs. Appearing almost as an oblong ball of flesh with dozens of tendrils coming out the bottom, along with a small vocal opening for communication, they weren't set up for construction of any form. The Photos, being the goody-two-shoes pansies they are, offered to help. Being counted technically as a protectorate, they joined with the Photos Empire. There is a mind-blowingly large number of Photos who were willing to be hosts to these parasites. The deal is, they both "share" the body. In most cases, it works out just fine, the fragile little parasite gets a friend and something to keep it safe and warm, and the Photos gets a friend and a second voice that may be able to help solve a problem, so on and so forth. Then there are times where the parasite and the Photos don't get along. Personalities clash, they start getting creeped out with the thought that "theres this little thing implanted right underneath my lung that's SHARING MY BODY!", whatever the case. For security measures, people who have voulenteered to be hosts for said parasites are not allowed in government or military jobs past menial works such as a clerk or something, pretty much no positions of power.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on February 04, 2011, 02:00:07 am
"theres this little thing implanted right underneath my lung that's SHARING MY BODY!"


Yick... Now I feel how Sheryl feels...


How are they not lobbying for more power, though?   ???
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 04, 2011, 09:18:14 am
It's best explained as compared to how they were before, most of them are happy just where they are.
It could be compared to going from having the technology of a caveman to having the technology of modern man almost overnight. Except the tech gap is a little farther. They're still getting used to the change.

EDIT: Ok, I'm going to remake the first post so it dosen't look as much of an utter TRAINWRECK as it does now.
EDIT2: Ok, done. Go check for the difference ;D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on April 15, 2011, 09:11:54 pm
-UPDATE!- Sorry, going through a bit of a rough patch, besides, don't wanna make too many updates during the war XD!
=========================================================================================================
SHIP: Deimos-class Assault Ship:
The Deimos is quite the ship killer. In addition to the SIX Ship-scale Plasma Projectors, it's sports a pair of ship-scale Mass-Reactive guns, which were just recently out of prototyping for infantry units. These guns are extremely effective against ships, especially the MRC's, because due to the way MRC's work, the bigger the impact area, the bigger the boom, up to a certain limit. In addition to this, it sports your standard plasma/antimatter weapons loadout that has become standard of Photos ships. They have just, fortunately, began production as the Nameless invasion hits full scale; hopefully they'll help turn the tide.
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/PhotosAssaultShip.gif)
*still wish I knew what it was with the pixelated issue...*
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yusuf Mohammed on May 04, 2011, 11:39:21 am
I like the historical pictures, because it is expressive  :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: sgore on May 04, 2011, 11:45:57 am
Indeed they are!
However, a comment like that might work better in a thread for the "Everything Else" section. The photos they're talking about here are more related to the video game "Spore."
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on May 04, 2011, 08:19:46 pm
A race name rather than a photograph. Everyone makes the mistake :P
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: sgore on May 04, 2011, 09:20:36 pm
Oh. Sorry KitKat.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 19, 2011, 08:48:14 pm
Mentlegen.
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/RunForYourLife.jpg)
Gotta love them Zeront ;)
And a treat, I used some of the older zerg-ripoff strains. If you call that a treat O.o
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on July 19, 2011, 09:59:24 pm
He should really stop running, he'll just die tired.  ^^


What's those on the right?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 23, 2011, 11:00:15 pm
UPDATE: BATTLE FOR KREGIA IV AND BATTLE TESTING OF THE "REAVER" BATTLE ARMOR:
Recently (just before the Nameless Invasion recently), the Photos border world of Kregia IV was besieged by Shadow forces in an attempt to recover a piece of their lost technology on the world. Unfortunately for the Shadow, a new variant of armor was awaiting battle-testing on the planet: The Reaver Battle Armor. Based on the Shock Armor used by shock troopers and various other varieties of personnel, the Reaver is an answer to the need of a decent dedicated anti-armor unit in the ranks of the Photos.
The Reaver is highly modified from the base chassis. The ordinary arm hardpoints are moved and the shoulder hardpoints are scrapped entirely. The shoulder mounts are replaced with a pair of thruster units to allow the unit aerial maneuverability. The arm hardpoints are slung underneath the lower arm, rather than on the outer side, to allow more effective use of the autocannons. The autocannons used on the Reaver are unique to the chassis. They are a twin-barreled and fire rather complicated 35m shells specifically manufactured for this weapon. The initial breaching is done by a depleted uranium tip. A fraction of a second after that gets through, a smaller charge directly behind that detonates, peeling the armor wide open. Then the main charge passes into the breached armor and detonates. This differs from a common Autocannon round in that it has that secondary splitting charge, giving it respectable armor piercing ability for it's relatively small-sized round.
While effective against light and medium vehicles, it's real forte is against the armored troops of the Shadow, against whom most of the standard Photos plasma rifles and carbines can't effectively pierce without multiple hits, which while most would think that isn't too bad, the Shadow Gravitron weaponry is fatal to Photos soldiers usually with a single shot, and possesses an unnervingly decent accuracy for such a short range weapon. The shells from the Reaver proved to prove equally fatal, blowing open the Shadow troops within a shot or two. This, coupled with the great mobility afforded the suit, makes a very effective tank hunter.
When the Shadow began their first major assault on Kregia, they were taken aback when a mere 12 of the new Reavers, having flanked them, tore a good deal of their gathered forces to shreds before the main fighting even began. By the time they reached the main defense line, they were down more than 45%. This, combined with their already significant numeretical disadvantage, allowed the Photos defenders to drive off the first assault. When the other attacks struck, the Reavers, while still almost unfathomably effective, did not do as much as they did the first time, because the Shadow knew about them and were looking for them. This did not save them in the long run, but did keep initial casualties down. After a time, as more of the Reavers were produced, they eventually forced the Shadow to pretty much give up. The final battle for the planet taught any Shadow the frightening truth of the reports: 225 Reavers took part in that last battle: that group of Reavers claimed 430 confirmed kills on the Shadow attackers, while the rest of the combined standing forces consisted of approximately 470. One of the few images returned was this, captured by a civilian who was brave (or crazy!) enough to stick his head out a window and take a picture:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/ReaverBattleFeed.gif)
When the High Command heard the news of the stunning success of the Reaver platform, they ordered them into full production throughout the 'Empire. They are expected to a part of the standard roster within a year.

Some factual data on the Reaver's Autocannon:
Hard Name: AC35 "Reaver" A (The first part of the designation is the type of weapon, in this case "AC", for Autocannon. The second part is the size of the projectile fired, in this case 35 for 35mm. The third part of the name is the primary platform it's mounted on. The final letter is the variant. In this case, it's the A, or basic.)
Type: Autocannon
Ammunition: 35mm Multistage Gyrojet Shell.
Rate of Fire: 600 rounds per minute if firing from both barrels.
Effective range: Aprox. 750 meters.
Maximum Range: 1000 meters. (Past that point, the shell pretty much drops like a lead balloon)

Well, I've finally quelled the urge to write up something pretty big that's been urking me for the last week or so >:D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on July 23, 2011, 11:05:11 pm
Why is it that the images are all grainy like that? Is it intentional? Or is is a mishap on the upload side? Or the DoGA side? I want to see some higher definition pictures of that DoGA coolness!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on July 23, 2011, 11:10:54 pm
I don't know, a while back something went funky and started giving a horrid grainy effect.
But this? This was me exploiting the graininess to make it look a little low-def so it looks like it was taken on a cell phone or other type of equivalently low-def device. If you read through it, remember, some moron just leaned out a window and snapped a quick pic.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on July 25, 2011, 04:02:30 pm
Sweet!  :)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on August 26, 2011, 07:57:04 pm
The GamePlayer
Because there isn't anything else to play on.
When the average Photos has the inkling to play a mindless video game, the ubiquitous GamePlayer is what they reach for. The system has a 8 inch by 6 inch screen and a simple button layout: A D-Pad on the left side and a pair of buttons on the right. The more advanced version has shoulder buttons, a pair Joypads instead of a D-Pad, and four buttons in a drastically different layout, with the normal buttons behind the shoulder buttons and a joypad on each side. Despite the unit's relatively small size, the graphics are nearly photo-realistic: ironically, the games are usually very shallow compared to the graphics.
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/GameConsole.jpg)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on August 27, 2011, 07:19:48 am
- the graphics are nearly photo-realistic -

Kewl GrafixTM saves the day yet again!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 05, 2011, 04:22:01 pm
Ok, first off, some eye candy (If you'd be so bold -or so foolish- as to address it such:
(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv343/PicPile/DropPodReentry.png)
Made as practice with my new graphics tablet...ah, didn't come out as intended. Ah well, learning experience still.


Arrowhead-class Cruiser
The Arrowhead-class is not very imaginative. Seeing the positive track record of their dreadnoughts, the Photos took the design...and shrunk it. Into a cruiser. Packing about 75% of the fire power in a two-class-size smaller vessel opens up a lot of logistical options for the penny-pinching fleet commander.
...That and you have the fact that the opposing fleet commander will be trying to figure out why the stink there are two sizes of the same ship in the opposing fleet  :D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on September 06, 2011, 03:08:57 am
How did you do the sun?


...That and you have the fact that the opposing fleet commander will be trying to figure out why the stink there are two sizes of the same ship in the opposing fleet  :D

S.H.R.I.N.K. beams, (http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/S.H.R.I.N.K._beam) perhaps?   ;D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 19, 2011, 07:11:51 pm
Splinter-class Missile Cruiser
The Splinter-class Missile Frigate is an expensive but horrendously powerful vessel highly effective against larger starships and planets. The fire huge numbers of Splinter Missiles, from whence they get their name. A Splitter Missile is a large, fast missile that, on approach to it's target, will break open into dozens of smaller missiles. While not particularly powerful, these submunitions do have a respectable charge for their size. When a large salvo of Splinter Missiles open, the result is usually painful to watch for the target vessel. The sheer volume of submunitions makes it hard for Point Defenses to stop, but their unusually tight groupings make them easy for explosive, flak-like weapons. The reason for this tight grouping is such: The missiles are programmed to impact such that the shock waves from their impact overlap and rip open the impact area. Between the impact detonations, the now-gaping hole in the armor plating of your ship, and the following salvo to worry about, most ships don't last too long. On the flip side, smaller ships tend to escape the armor-shreading effect, simply due to lack of sufficient surface area. Splinter Missiles are also unpleasant for orbital bombardment, drowning an area in explosive submunitions.
Don't think that Splinter-classes are unable to handle smaller ships or hardened targets, however.
Splinter Cruisers also carry a reserve of Antimatter Torpedoes. While this reserve is much smaller than the munition stores for their primary fire, this is none the less still very effective against the right target. When a Splinter Cruiser loads all tubes with Antimatter Torpedoes and fires them all, it tends to destroy any enemy ship unlucky enough to be infront of the thing...provided it doesn't blow itself up in the process. Due to the risk of two missiles colliding and detonating in the Cruiser's face, Splinters rarely launch all their tubes at once, they at the least try to stagger the launch.
Overall, though rare due to the need to resupply and their manufacturing cost, Splinter Cruisers are effective warships if kept out of harm's way, considering their light shielding and thin armor.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on September 19, 2011, 07:39:03 pm
Where do the Photos get these ridiculous quantities of antimatter? Did they make a trade agreement with the Kratair? And I don't know if tiny missiles would be effective in orbital bombardment if the planet had enough atmosphere. A colony, on the other hand, now that would be fantastic target practice! Paper-thin defenses!
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 19, 2011, 07:44:47 pm
The Photos get their aptly-put "Ridiculous Quantities of Antimatter" through technologies left by their ancestor race, the Phitire, who made extensive use of Antimatter weaponry before moving onto more exotic (though ironically sometimes less effective temporal weaponry. Weapons that turn hostile ships to rusted dust and whatnot.) I didn't ever give an exact principal behind it because, let's face it, whenever I try to explain something like that out, I just end up putting my foot in my mouth >.<
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on September 19, 2011, 09:08:09 pm
So the Phitire left behind big huge antimatter warehouses? Alright, I can buy that. Better go read up on the history of these Phitire guys and find out exactly who they are and what happened to them.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 19, 2011, 09:10:05 pm
So the Phitire left behind big huge antimatter warehouses? Alright, I can buy that. Better go read up on the history of these Phitire guys and find out exactly who they are and what happened to them.
No, they didn't leave behind masses of antimatter, they left behind a single ship with working copies of the technology that they knew the Photos would be able to reverse-engineer, and used their temporal tech to ensure that only the Photos got to it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on September 19, 2011, 09:25:04 pm
Ah.
Technology; MEDICAL: Photos medical technology is, for the most part, geared towards quick healing. One of the most common medical items is Medi-gel, a gelatinous compound that triggers cellular repair and almost 70 times the normal rate; a broken bone that would usually take 3 weeks to heal would be completely healed in about two days with a precise injection into the area around the break. New serums and other medicines are in the works all the time.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't medi-gel from Mass Effect? Then again, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better idea for military medical supplies. I think it's alright to have that.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on September 19, 2011, 10:43:45 pm
Not to mention the potential for something else entirely, if you know what I mean.

Also, on the Splitter Missile, it'd be awesome if the first missile that makes contact analyzes the resonant frequency of the target and relays it to the others. That way each cluster could impact at precisely the right moment so as to cause the target to shatter from the resulting overall frequency.

Sure, it'd probably only work against primarily non-composite hulls, but the potential for more hurt is still there in case the enemy is lazy enough to just slap on some basic plates and be done with it.  :D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on September 19, 2011, 11:06:14 pm
Not to mention the potential for something else entirely, if you know what I mean.
No, I do not.

What's all this technobabble about composite hulls and frequency? Is it some Mass Effect lingo not in my personal dictionary of nerdy jargon?
Heh, I just wanted to say lingo and jargon.

By the way, do the Photos still do that whole genocide-on-rebellion thing? Did they ever?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on September 20, 2011, 05:27:06 am
Not to mention the potential for something else entirely, if you know what I mean.
No, I do not.

This might help. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PowerPerversionPotential)



What's all this technobabble about composite hulls and frequency? Is it some Mass Effect lingo not in my personal dictionary of nerdy jargon?

Mechanical Resonance... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_resonance)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on September 20, 2011, 06:06:40 am
Ah.
Technology; MEDICAL: Photos medical technology is, for the most part, geared towards quick healing. One of the most common medical items is Medi-gel, a gelatinous compound that triggers cellular repair and almost 70 times the normal rate; a broken bone that would usually take 3 weeks to heal would be completely healed in about two days with a precise injection into the area around the break. New serums and other medicines are in the works all the time.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't medi-gel from Mass Effect? Then again, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better idea for military medical supplies. I think it's alright to have that.
medical items is Medi-gel, a gelatinous compound that triggers cellular rep
is Medi-gel
Medi-gel
Why is it all the good and not incredibly cheesy names are already taken?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on September 20, 2011, 06:41:00 am
What's all this technobabble about composite hulls and frequency? Is it some Mass Effect lingo not in my personal dictionary of nerdy jargon?

Mechanical Resonance... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_resonance)
Hm, I didn't know about that. Color me stumped.

GG, it's a big world out there. Perrachi was already some sort of obscure Latin American name before I came up with it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on October 01, 2011, 04:38:20 pm
Really sorry for inadvertently double posting, but these questions have been really bugging me.

The size of the Photos Empire is really confusing. Okay, firstly how long exactly have they been in space with hyperdrive technology? Now that that's out of the way, I can continue. So how big is the Empire anyway? You stated that it controls over two thousand star systems, but the Milky Way Galaxy contains 200-400 billion stars, a humbling number. Then again, I have no idea how big the Gaming Steve Galaxy is: Apparently, there are some galaxies out there with a mere 10 million stars, and there is such a thing as a spiral dwarf galaxy. But even assuming that this galaxy only has, say, 2 billion stars (giving it a convenient diameter of 900 light years) two thousand is pretty small. Of course, you could just be referring to the number of habitable systems, which fortunately makes a lot more sense but raises even more questions. Good for you I won't ask those right now.

So according to the galactic cartography I've been researching, the Photos and Perrachi are literally on the exact opposite sides of the galaxy. Now this makes sense for the current Nameless RP: The Nameless first attacked species in the general vicinity of the Photos and Yuuniverse guys. But in historical context it's absurd. How could the Photos reach the other side of the galaxy so easily, and why would they even care about it? Maybe you could retcon their location to somewhere around Beyon; that's a bit more sensible. Besides, retconning when it comes to maps is more acceptable than retconning history around here, unless you've got a really, really good reason and it's nothing major.

So what is the extent of their weaponry's capabilities? You talked about a humanoid mecha ship a few pages back that could literally drain an entire star's energy and use it as a beam. Sorry, but... no! That just doesn't work! The sun puts out more energy in one second than the USA would use in several centuries at current rates! And stars get to be billions of years old! Phew, I seriously need to calm down. I don't mean to be rude at all, seriously! You're a nice person! I'm just getting myself worked up over one little detail. Is it safe to assume that they're around the tech level of most races in those sci-fi FPS games like Mass Effect? (Side note: I'm sorry for being hard on you in the past because the Photos are humanoid. I didn't understand games like those, which are clearly your inspiration. I'm perfectly fine with them now, because they're the only humanoids around anyway.)

I hope you can answer these questions in great detail. Looking forward to any future info on everyone's favorite non-avian purple soldiers! ;) Oh my god, those little smileys are so associated with Yuu I think it's his face. Every time I make a post... He's watching me.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 01, 2011, 05:38:38 pm
To clear things up, the thing that can drain the energy from a star is Phitire, who are at least partially ascended, so factor in a little lee-way there. It's a fairly rare too, and the drain-a-star-and-shoop-da-whoop attack is rarely used considering you essentially ruin the entire star system by removing it's star, causing gravity problems, a loss of all star-based light and heat to all planets in the system. It's designed for taking out colossal bodies such as planets or Luminary Assault Carriers (which are, if you missed it, the size of YV Canis Majoris.) For reference, look up YV Canis Majoris on Wikipdia and look at the picture that compares it to our sun. It shatters your concept of huge starship, one of the reasons I got so pissed when everyone got pissed over the Leviathan, which was slightly bigger than earth, when the Nameless are packing ships as big as the largest star known to mankind!
The size of the Empire, as I've given it, is counting the number of planets the Photos have developed to at least Medieval-scale population base. That's not taking into consideration mining outposts or small, fledgling colonies, which are but a few isolated hundreds in population.
The reason the Photos can get across the galaxy so easily is that when they were attacked by the Zeront prior to their reaching of space, they crammed all this tech and post-development have spent mind-boggling amounts of money and time on this technology.
Weapons technology depends from weapon to weapon. I'm assuming you mean their warship weaponry, in which case they have three main weapons: Plasma Cannons, Antimatter Cannons, and Demolisher Torpedoes (not the big ones, the smaller conventional ones)
The Plasma guns are moderately powerful and boast a high rate of fire. The biggest part of them is the huge masses of fire that come from a single salvo of shots from these weapons. The model used is the same venerable model that was first equipped on their warships, but updated to more modern standards with the newer technologies developed by the Photos.
Their Antimatter weaponry, reverse-engineered from Phitire technology, is powerful, but requires an antimatter generator to function. These things are huge and only fit in capital ships. Oh, and they make a huge boom when they go critical. The weapons themselves are powerful, as you'd imagine for firing bolts of antimatter, but fire slowly, overheat rather quickly, and chew up a lot of energy.
Most ships also carry Demolisher Anti-ship Torpedo launchers. While the ammunition stores are limited, they can make a good way to soften up enemy ships at a distance, provided they can get passed any point defenses that are smart enough to pick out the real missiles from the decoys that are launched from it.
There are also various other weapons mounted on specific classes of ships that I'll not go into here, go back and read their profiles for more info.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Crazen on October 01, 2011, 05:42:31 pm
To UFO:

scale has always been an issue here. some people give their people ships the size of the moon, and millions of planets. some (me) have just twelve worlds.

You have to remember a thousand planets is still a massive amount of area when not compared to the sixe of the whole fushin universe. That means huge amounts of time and resources getting to that point. plus hundreds of thousands of planets is kind of pointless scale expansion. it doesn't do anything but reduce the value and impact of individual places and characters.

Logistics in science fiction should be remembered unless it's cooler to forget them.

That isn't cooler.

 
But in historical context it's absurd. How could the Photos reach the other side of the galaxy so easily, and why would they even care about it?

Because they have FTL, probably. no matter how many limits you put on it, its still a deus ex machina for traveling that gets you anywere and lets you meet anyone you damn well please. I don't use it myself.
 (the rhino-beetle Thespians travel the old fashion way, and they don't see the problem with crossing galaxies)
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on October 01, 2011, 08:52:11 pm
I thought we had limits on "FTL", and that both hyperdrives and warp drives don't literally go faster than light. It would still take the average Perrachi starship around 90 hours to go from one edge of Perrachi space to the other, and that isn't counting the stops you've got to make. While the Perrachi may control a relatively vast swath of the galaxy, remember that less than 1% of the star systems have been explored.

Here's a good idea from Mass Effect: Most star systems in the galaxy haven't been fully explored, so "bounties" are paid to anybody who's willing to do so! That opens up a nice big economic niche for travelers.

To GG, those Phitire guys sure are convenient. Are they still around? By the way, I was reading some past descriptions of antimatter on your part, and I'd like you to remember that antimatter 1. will immediately explode upon touching normal matter, and 2. you'd only need a tablespoonful's worth to destroy New York City. So I imagine that the guns use up a lot of energy and antimatter containment within electromagnetic fields.


The Nameless have a ship the size of VY Canis Majoris? Well, that alone makes my brain want to throttle whoever made Tengen Toppa Guru Laga-daga-dingdong, but surely that must be their only ship. It's far, far more mind-bogglingly colossal than it needs to be already. Hell, it has no defenses! There are absolutely zero ways you could conceal that monstrosity! If it's really that big, it could conquer the galaxy in a week! It could bowl over entire star systems! It has got to be the STUPIDEST, MOST LOGIC-SPITTING-UPON thing this forum has ever seen! GRAGHFRAGHLBRGHLBAGGHL! WHY? DOES? IT? EXIIIIST?! THIS! MAKES! NO! *inhale* SEEEEEEEENSE!!

YUU IS WATCHING TOO MUCH ANIME! ALL SILLY AND NO SENSE MAKES JACK A DULL BOY!

I never thought anybody could possibly stir me into my scientific "nitpicky" RAGE of the past, but Yuu did it! Somehow, Yuu did it!

*breathe*


So, um...

How long have the Photos been in space again?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 01, 2011, 09:02:05 pm
No, apparently the Nameless have hundreds of these things, being created for whomever-their-leaders-are. Oh, and they launch hundreds of miniature versions of themselves the size of planets.
...
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on October 01, 2011, 09:19:32 pm
GYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAKK
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Crazen on October 01, 2011, 09:25:18 pm
YUU IS WATCHING TOO MUCH ANIME! ALL SILLY AND NO SENSE MAKES JACK A DULL BOY!

I have to sig that.  Been trying to tell him that for a while.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 01, 2011, 09:36:42 pm
GYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAKK
Oh, and don't forget some of their leaders are almost as big as the ships.
Now you see the need for antimatter weapons and the like. Taking out even one ship the size of YV Canis friggin' Majoris with even nukespam would be impossible.
I hate to hate, but there's a reason Anime doesn't work in these kindsa things.
Though I shouldn't really talk too much, I am a major 40k buff and some of my stuff can be shot full of so many holes it makes swiss cheese look smoothe and solid. But still....
YV Canis Majoris.....*whistles*....and we jumped all over that guy who made a star-system-size ship a while ago. This is like a billion times that size. I've had issues with this from the start, the scale makes it totally impractical, both realistically and roleplay wise.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Kitkat on October 02, 2011, 12:07:08 am
Ship that size is unnecessary, for one. There's no reason for a single artificial entity even the size of a typical main-sequence star, a pinprick in the presence of a hypergiant like VY Canis Majoris. A single death-star sized machine completely devoted to weapons power should be able to conquer an entire galaxy in itself, theoretically. The only reason Talsenreave is as big as it is is mainly because it's gigantic cargo bay, living habitat and power requirements. Making a ship the size of "Majoris" would probably require the power output of the entire galaxy to function >_<

There's a time where even the harshest nitpicking borders on common sense.

I actually liked the idea of the star system ship of the Reen. Too bad we scared that guy away ._.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 02, 2011, 12:29:38 am
Well come on. According to my number crunching, that guy's ship would have crushed itself under it's own gravity, as I explained in that thread.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on October 02, 2011, 12:52:56 am
would have crushed itself under it's own gravity
Maybe their secret plan was to become super-advanced quantum lifeforms that live in black holes. But they're not smart enough to ascend if they're stupid enough to build the structure, and if they build the structure they can't possibly be smart enough to know how to do it. Maybe some Nauceans were bored and gave them the blueprints a thousand years ago, and a religion based on building it sprung up.

So how long have the Photos been spacefaring (Yuri Gagarin) and how long have they had the hyperdrive (Zefram Cochrane)?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on October 02, 2011, 02:58:46 am
Oh my god, those little smileys are so associated with Yuu I think it's his face. Every time I make a post... He's watching me.

That's not necessarily far from the truth now isn't it?

 ;)


I hope you can answer these questions in great detail. Looking forward to any future info on everyone's favorite non-avian purple soldiers! ;)

Mind = Blown

I... What... How did I not see that before?


(the rhino-beetle Thespians travel the old fashion way, and they don't see the problem with crossing galaxies)

I almost spit out my drink!

It seems morning stars aren't the only massive balls hanging down from a Graidient's exoskeleton.


Here's a good idea from Mass Effect: Most star systems in the galaxy haven't been fully explored, so "bounties" are paid to anybody who's willing to do so! That opens up a nice big economic niche for travelers.

Don't we already have that, which is kinda why tracking pirates and other assorted threats pretty difficult?

Also, I seem to recall that there's a quadrant that's barely been explored at all. It's home to Darth Greivi's peoples, the lower right quadrant?


but surely that must be their only ship.

In that case, I'd have to say sorry...

>_>


It's far, far more mind-bogglingly colossal than it needs to be already.

It's basically a glorified yacht created by guys with technology somewhere between the Culture and the Xeelee, and retrofitted for military use.

It's designed to be big.

There's also the fact that they need to be big to store all that processing power. Crossing the voids between filaments is pretty hardware intensive, after all. And that's not factoring in the people with equally big ships that are, for one reason or another, all out to get you.


Hell, it has no defenses!

It does.

Particle barriers, phasing out, space bending, EM barriers, hyperlinks (aka judicious use of portals), surgical precision particle barriers, among others.


There are absolutely zero ways you could conceal that monstrosity!

Unless it phases out into another dimension completely or creates a pocket of isolated time-space, like some methods of FTL.

Also, being visible for everyone to see was kinda the point before they got commissioned for war.


If it's really that big, it could conquer the galaxy in a week!

Which is exactly what it does, when "They" aren't being drowned by Olympic swimming pools full of hubris at the time.

Or unless the galaxy in question also has Starships or things of equal threat.


It has got to be the STUPIDEST, MOST LOGIC-SPITTING-UPON thing this forum has ever seen! GRAGHFRAGHLBRGHLBAGGHL! WHY? DOES? IT? EXIIIIST?! THIS! MAKES! NO! *inhale* SEEEEEEEENSE!!

It does, it's just that it happens to be an Out of Context Problem for this particular galaxy.

Kinda like this guy. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excession)

It also doesn't help that they're basically the "Boss Monsters / Dungeons" of the week.


No, apparently the Nameless have hundreds of these things, being created for whomever-their-leaders-are. Oh, and they launch hundreds of miniature versions of themselves the size of planets.
...

About a million, actually.

Though, considering the scale of the conflict "They" got themselves into, it's not really that much of a stretch.

And then you factor in the fact that, aside from defending "Their" territory against legitimately threatening enemy ships, "They" are also conducting multiple active expeditions going in all directions.

They're pretty stretched thin at the moment and are slowly dwindling in number due to attrition.


Oh, and don't forget some of their leaders are almost as big as the ships.

Only Bathariadne, who happens to belong to a different race, and as such really isn't a good comparison.

The biggest Atheim is only the size of a terrestrial planet, with everyone else ranging from moon-sized to skyscraper-sized.


I hate to hate, but there's a reason Anime doesn't work in these kindsa things.

I didn't base it on anime.


Though I shouldn't really talk too much, I am a major 40k buff and some of my stuff can be shot full of so many holes it makes swiss cheese look smoothe and solid. But still....

The Daemon Princes of Chaos would like to have a word with you.   ;D ;)


....and we jumped all over that guy who made a star-system-size ship a while ago.

Because the tech disparity regarding the ship's size wasn't really conducive.

Now, if he'd stated that they had tech of a similar scale, or even just on the same level as Halo: Cryptum's Forerunners...


I've had issues with this from the start, the scale makes it totally impractical, realistically

Unless you're technology is on the same scale as some of sci-fi's heavy hitters.


I've had issues with this from the start, the scale makes it totally impractical, both realistically and roleplay wise.

You do have to remember that they weren't meant to be practical in the sense that player characters's ships are practical.

They're mobile dungeon levels, like Unicron.

They are literally designed to be taken out by a coalition of good guys either by overwhelming it's exterior or blowing it up from within.


Ship that size is unnecessary, for one. There's no reason for a single artificial entity even the size of a typical main-sequence star, a pinprick in the presence of a hypergiant like VY Canis Majoris.

See above.


A single death-star sized machine completely devoted to weapons power should be able to conquer an entire galaxy in itself, theoretically.

Unless the galaxy's security force contains ships the size of star systems, which is kinda the case with the guys the LACs are up against elsewhere.

That, and their original purpose aside, you'd generally want to pack a lot of stuff if your nation's foreign policy happens to involve travelling to places several billion lightyears away from home.


The only reason Talsenreave is as big as it is is mainly because it's gigantic cargo bay, living habitat and power requirements.

Why yes, that also happens to be some of the reasons why LACs are the size they are, mostly the power requirements.


Making a ship the size of "Majoris" would probably require the power output of the entire galaxy to function >_<

There are such things as artificially sustained supermassive blackholes.


There's a time where even the harshest nitpicking borders on common sense.

While I generally agree with that sentiment, some research and rationalization on the LACs would show that this isn't one of those times.

I mean, no offense to the Talsenreave, the thing is pretty awesome.  :) But, at least one of the reasons LACs, and Starships in general, are big is because traversing the universe is just that power consuming, let alone when you're trying to fight equally sized ships. Compare that to the moon-sized Talsenreave which can cross entire universes.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on October 04, 2011, 11:26:13 pm
Really, why?

No, seriously, why?

Why do you need a million of those? Because of the giant glowing 8-balls? Why do they exist? No reason? It's broken circular logic. I think. Like a mangled frisbee.

Since this is based on religious parallels, I'd like to quote one of my favorite passages:

Blessed are the scholars, for they do not indulge in spaceship cock contests.
Sagan 13:37
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on October 05, 2011, 12:35:12 am
I was unaware that other forces in the galaxy even had "ships the size of star systems". This is getting out of hand, the tech level is way too high and the size of these battle stations and their technology is simply too gigantic to brush off. Hubris? Really? We're not telling a Greek myth here. Not to hate, but if that's their big weakness then they're obviously too stupid to have built it all. Maybe Hactar didn't just interfere with the Krikkits...

Let me put in plain English for Yuu. For us, a battlestation the size of Pluto would be a big ol' monstrosity that would take a whole RP figuring out how to take it down. Millions of VY Canis Majoris-sized things are just stupid. That's your perfect word right there: stupid. These Nameless guys are stupid. Why build them? Why so hubrisy? Why can't they build a dang AI with the common sense of a second grader to deduce that with a tech level between the goddamn Culture and the holy motherf**king whoa nelly baryonic matter god XEELEE, you can just shred a galaxy's defenses like a hot knife through butter? Why no computer without these unholy levels of arrogance required to override all the smart sections of their brains, if they even have any?

A Big Dumb Object is bad enough; we don't need millions of them piloted by a species whose very existence is such a paradox that space and time should be shredded by their mere presence. Absolute stupidity and absolute intelligence combine, and the result is so stupid! Hubris is the only pillar supporting this nonsense, and it is nonsensical in itself. Tone these guys down, seriously. The Communicants were far less advanced, and look what we got out of them!

The lesson: Batman vs. a common criminal can in fact make for a much better story than the Fantastic Four vs. Mr. Godlike Alien Being of the Week.



Now can I please get some info on Photese space travel? That would be nice.

Oh, and Yuu? Please, no more sentence-by-sentence quotefests. Those things are getting tiring.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on October 05, 2011, 05:45:31 am
In the interest of not littering the thread, as well as leaving an example of what not to do, I moved this little wonder here. (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=546.msg442766#msg442766)

Also, there seems to be lesson learned there about not hyping stuff up.

Regardless, we still love you, Will! ^^
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Gnoll on October 05, 2011, 02:19:55 pm
Oh. Oh gog. Not... no. Everybody just calm down. I don't want any of you getting banned, OK?

Sure, I may make a complete [censored] of myself around here, but you guys are the only people who wouldn't nuke me for it.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 05, 2011, 02:26:20 pm
Ok...let's play semi-level maker here.
Yuu. I'm going to say this once and only once.
ARE YOU BLOODY SERIOUS?
I'D QUOTE THAT POST IF IT WOULDN'T MAKE THIS REDICULIOUSLY LONG!
That kind of post is completely inexcusable. Completely. Swearing every other word, vulgarity, excessively-sized font...
I've lost a hell of a lot of respect for you from that post. You can get your point across with out using f-bombs every other word, I speak that out of experience. You're supposedly in college, yet you come up with a rage-filled response that tosses around f-bombs more than an angry gangster? And yet you're ranting at others to act more maturely?
Also, you've inherently got some obsession that we're ranting at you're, ah, "manhood". I can't even figure out where you're pulling that from, you're just being belligerent.
He's not being competitive about it, as apposed to what you state in your post. I'm not going to turn this into a full-blown counter-rant, but this sort of thing will not fly. Critisizm is a big part of doing anything remotely creative, and if you can't take some heat, then I'm going to put it blatantly: you shouldn't be doing this stuff publicly.
Also, if this is the kind of satirical joke you've been known for in the past, let me make it equally clear that it is not funny in the slightest and crosses the line in the extreme. Calling people "bitches" and such is not acceptable, even in a joke.
I've reported your post and I'll let a mod decide the proper course of action.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: omegatripod on October 05, 2011, 08:45:31 pm
Jesus Christ, Yuu, we finally stop being quiet and admit our complaints straight to your face, and you go off the deep end. I honestly did not see this coming in the slightest. I thought you were such a nice guy (http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/eaglescout.htm), but then you just violently exploded (http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/jekylhyde.htm). I'm not very inclined to take you seriously and even less inclined to get mad at you when you sound like Phineas Gage post-hospitalization. Frankly, this is extremely disturbing behavior. If there's anything in RL that's causing this, anything that's putting a lot of stress on you, just let us know. Please.

Also: GroxGlitch, you are my new hero.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on October 06, 2011, 01:01:27 am
I was having a rough month, year years okay?

What you just saw was a decade of suppressed disappointment and suffering poured into a single f- *ahem* post.

I was keeping it all in all this time, you know? Do you KNOW how mind-cracking that is? Everytime you guys and everyone else in my life pounds down on me?

Sure, hate me guys, but I don't have the privilege of living in a country where you can call a psychiatrist for everything, and the people around sure as heck would disown me, or dies of a heart attack, for my issue.


Also, Grox, I'm not sure if you could ever regain your respect for me, but at least cut me some slack for the three or so years I've been here and being that guy or the fall guy.

The alternative was to kill myself.

Yes, I have thought of killing myself.

I'm that deep down in the path of suppressed bad memories.

I'm a sad, sad little man who's struggling to go on with life as someone who has near psychotic break-outs from time to time.


I thought you, of all people, the person who I understood for his mix-ups here and there, would accept me.

Or at least still have an inkling of concern for me.

It hurts you know. For you to be the one to say that, Grox.

All I really wanted was a pat on the back, and that I'm not a completely worthless wreck, and the there's still hope for me. That I have at least some semblance of goodness in me.


I may not know if you could forgive me, but remember this Grox, I'll never give up my fight to beat the dark side of my mind.

Just because I fell now doesn't mean I'll fail forever.

And I'll wait til the day that you'd accept me again.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 06, 2011, 06:26:35 am
Well I said what I said because it was appropriate to your response at the time.
And don't think I don't feel bad for you. I'm in the same boat as you are. And also, and I say this for the US, I don't know for other countries, not everybody here has the money to go piss on a psychologist. Hell, if it was like that, I'd have been to the psychologist years ago.
I've still got respect for you, Yuu. You've earned more than you lost with this post.
When you want a metaphorical shoulder to cry on, I'll listen. No hard feelings, ok :)
Trust me. You're talking to a smug, overweight, anti-social bastard. If anyone understands trying to find acceptance, I do.
And mind you, the norm in is state is a bubbly, outgoing, skinny socialite. Which means making a friend, or even striking up a conversation, is a difficult thing to do outside this forum.
Hell, I've got more friends on this forum than I have in real life!
We didn't understand how stressed out you were, you never give any signs, at least not any I could view. You always seemed happy and outgoing to me. I don't know about omega and UFO, but I forgive you.
I may have missed it, but at least as long as I've been here I've never seen you as "that guy" or "the fall guy".
All is forgiven :D
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Cyst on October 06, 2011, 03:28:09 pm
Wow. I like how this went from aliens to feelings. What a fun commercial break.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Crazen on October 06, 2011, 03:51:42 pm
Wangst.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: UFO King on October 06, 2011, 04:06:50 pm
Hey now, Badger and Crazen.

Hold a minute... Is this what I think it might be about? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_the_Philippines)

If that's the case(or something of equal magnitude), Yuu definitely has reason to be acting like this. It's not like he's a spoiled little rich white American kid whining about homework. He might be a little overly emotional, but still he might have good reason.

Anyway, I actually was unaware that Yuu had a serious problem like that. Didn't realize it was all stress and built-up anger and all that.

You may be a bit too emotional, Yuu, but who's to say men can't show their emotions? You've got my support for your problem, whatever it is. I forgive you.

*Ahem* Photos space history blergidy blarg.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 06, 2011, 04:15:18 pm
Right, now that this issue has blow over, time to work on Photos space history. I'll try to have something up soon.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Cyst on October 06, 2011, 05:34:29 pm
I was in no way saying it was a bad thing. Merely an interesting change.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on November 04, 2011, 07:58:34 pm
Tried building a ship in DoGA.
My computer completely and totally froze (INCLUDING THE CURSOR) for about five minutes.
Huston, we have a problem.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on November 04, 2011, 08:21:51 pm
How big was it?

For bigger stuff, you might wanna go for less intensive programs like SketchUp. It's harder to use, but as far as I've used it, never did it crash under reasonable bounds.
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: GroxGlitch on November 04, 2011, 08:24:56 pm
The ship was 5 items >.>
It was when I hit the F5 hotkey for "Render" that caused it to freeze, which it's STILL never done before.
Speaking of which, would anyone like me to do a tutorial series for DoGA?
Title: Re: Photos
Post by: Yuu on November 04, 2011, 08:55:34 pm
Speaking of which, would anyone like me to do a tutorial series for DoGA?

I'm more of a 2D guy myself, though I don't see any problem with it if there are people in here who use DoGA as well.

I'm currently thinking if I should get a 3d program. My eyes are on Bryce, currently, which I previously had but my old rig couldn't handle it well. I'm also partial to SketchUp because it looks soo "clean" and I'm a sucker for cell-shading.


The ship was 5 items >.>

wat


Have you tried to check your drivers? There might be some new versions out.