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Title: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 06, 2006, 01:39:48 pm
For ages I struggled to come up with an original creature idea that I might want to make in Spore... then it came to me.
I Give you... the ViS:
(http://img416.imageshack.us/img416/9018/vis15yy.jpg)

If theres one phrase that explains the ViS it would be KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid! The ViS evolved on a planet with incredibly scarse resources and as such developed into a very thrifty civilisation.
What you see above is not the natural form the ViS once had, but the result of the cultural phenomenon reffered to as the Great Simplification.
For centuries the ViS had viewed themselves with discomfort. The process of evolution by natural selection had given them forms (which i havent come up with yet, stay tuned) which were overcomplicated and rather inefficient. This idea would have revolted the ViS if they had been capable of such strong emotions. So when they discovered the science of genetics and Biotechnology they seized the chance.
Mapping their genome they set about it with a grim purpose. Unnecessary genes were eliminated, new code was written from scratch, countless mistakes and failed experiments were liquidated and reconstituted into the next generation of simplified ViS lifeform.
Eventually, 200 years after they had begun, the ViS scientists achieved their goal: The super-simple, super-efficient ViS seen above.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: huggkruka on March 06, 2006, 01:41:40 pm
Now that's an original idea!  ;D
Great work, the backstory is very nice. But what did ViS mean again?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Cool AN on March 06, 2006, 01:54:14 pm
Unique, and makes sense. Dude, you found a gold mine.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 06, 2006, 02:03:05 pm
Now that's an original idea!  ;D
Great work, the backstory is very nice. But what did ViS mean again?

According to my Latin dictionary Vis is Latin for 'Efficacy' I capitalised the S because it looks cool. I guess (using the power of the Backronym) it could mean Versatile Intergrated System.


Anyhoo, here we see the internal product of two centuries of work. The ViS internal physiology has been simplified to the extent that it now consists of a flexible cartiligenous exoskeleton, three multipurpose organs, a two-way tube to serve as a mouth/excretory opening :P, a large muscular 'foot' (a la slugs) and two tentacle like arms. The rest of the body is composed of a uniform 'filler tissue' which serves a number of purposes (respiration etc). The large eye is the only sense organ. It is sufficient for sight but has limited colour vision (the dull, monochromatic ViS homeworld and environement means no colour vision is required)

(http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/6383/vis23ve.jpg)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 06, 2006, 02:03:30 pm
'Vis' is 'fish' in my language. But my interest is prickled, what makes this creature so genetically perfect?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 06, 2006, 02:09:25 pm
They arent perfect as such. They just used genetic engineering to create a species which was as simple as it could possibly be while still being an advanced race. So no energy or matter is 'wasted' on vestigial features or things which due to their natural evolution just dont work as well as they could (an example is the human eye, the optic nerve connects in the middle of the eye and this results in our 'blind spot')

(http://img306.imageshack.us/img306/1757/viscity7vp.jpg)

Here we see a ViS city. Pretty exciting eh? The ViS have one style of building: The windowless rectangular skyscraper. They use it for everything. Since the ViS live where they work there are no residential buildings as such, only offices (which are the source of the biggest export of the ViS homeworld: Administrative staff), factories and laboratories. Also seen in this picture are the ViS rollercars. using magnetic induction and counterweights these cylinders roll from place to place. Passengers and cargo sit inside a gyroscopically stabalised cylindrical cabin inside.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 06, 2006, 02:45:26 pm
No offense but, this seem like a very dull species. Boring body and windowless buildings plus all gray and white stuff. I see their method of galactic domination is to bore all the species to compliance.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: kmr on March 06, 2006, 03:01:32 pm
No offense but, this seem like a very dull species. Boring body and windowless buildings plus all gray and white stuff. I see their method of galactic domination is to bore all the species to compliance.

You're missing the point! It's ingenious!  ;D

The creature will only look like that after he's gotten to the genetic editor. Before that, who knows what they looked like to give them that kind of inferiority complex?  :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: smjjames on March 06, 2006, 03:13:26 pm
sounds alot like that species from star wars (I forget the name) which centuries ago declared themselves a perfect species and kept cloning themselves over and over again to do the same stuff and the cities are dull and with perfect cube buildings. Basically these guys went on the path that they percieved as perfection and efficiency.

I bet they are pretty dull in general as thier thought patterns would be so alien from ours that thier lives would be endlessly dull.

makes me wonder if they have 'fixed' thier planet so that the weather patterns are the most efficient and there are no hurricanes and they have changed the mantle so that there are no plate tectonics and no earthquakes.

also, what about food? they have to get thier nutrition from something.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 06, 2006, 03:15:37 pm
No offense but, this seem like a very dull species. Boring body and windowless buildings plus all gray and white stuff. I see their method of galactic domination is to bore all the species to compliance.

Yeah well your creatures so dumb, it threw a rock at the ground and missed! Burn!

Thats becaue it was a light lava rock and he threw it into the sea, thus it is floating on the surface and never touch the bottom or the ground on land. In short they just have bad aim :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 06, 2006, 03:16:29 pm
No offense but, this seem like a very dull species. Boring body and windowless buildings plus all gray and white stuff. I see their method of galactic domination is to bore all the species to compliance.
Exactly! Theyre the most boring species you can possibly imagine. Theyre known throughout the galaxy as the most cripplingly tedius people known to intelligent life. The only reason people tolerate them is that they do the paperwork... hell, they practically enjoy the paperwork (they dont really because they were pretty emotionless to begin with and they removed the rest in the Simplification). I'm going to have to think hard about what they were like before that though...

Good idea, yes they have systems to manipulate the weather (constant light cloud cover).
They eat a flavourless grey paste which is grown by microorganisms which live in vats.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: kmr on March 06, 2006, 03:18:53 pm
I'm going to have to think hard about what they were like before that though...

Just go wild. A multi-eyed clam with seven eight-jointed legs with graspers at the knee, or something. ;)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: smjjames on March 06, 2006, 03:19:16 pm
and they'd probably bore the Torpal so much that they just say "hell with it" and blast the whole planet with megalasers just to make it quick.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 06, 2006, 03:21:10 pm
and they'd probably bore the Torpal so much that they just say "hell with it" and blast the whole planet with megalasers just to make it quick.
As long as they have a megalaser permit that would be acceptable.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: smjjames on March 06, 2006, 03:22:41 pm
and they'd probably bore the Torpal so much that they just say "hell with it" and blast the whole planet with megalasers just to make it quick.
As long as they have a megalaser permit that would be acceptable.

LOL, have you guys seen the "Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy" movie? that sounds just like the Vogon, except more boring and not so ugly.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 06, 2006, 03:25:45 pm
No offense but, this seem like a very dull species. Boring body and windowless buildings plus all gray and white stuff. I see their method of galactic domination is to bore all the species to compliance.
Exactly! Theyre the most boring species you can possibly imagine. Theyre known throughout the galaxy as the most cripplingly tedius people known to intelligent life. The only reason people tolerate them is that they do the paperwork... hell, they practically enjoy the paperwork (they dont really because they were pretty emotionless to begin with and they removed the rest in the Simplification). I'm going to have to think hard about what they were like before that though...

Good idea, yes they have systems to manipulate the weather (constant light cloud cover).
They eat a flavourless grey paste which is grown by microorganisms which live in vats.

See that is even creative becuase its point is to be borring ROFL
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 06, 2006, 03:29:14 pm
No, still have yet to see/read it, arg got so many books to read...aaaaaaahhh god.

I like the creature, but I think it still needs some more work in 'flavouring' and such. Yes even boring creatures have flavouring.

So things like history, customs, relative species, warfare, I dunno.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 06, 2006, 03:31:18 pm
I just invented them today. Flavouring will be released episodically. Hydro and Huggs didnt do all their drawings and histories in one night :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Psy_Guy on March 06, 2006, 09:49:17 pm
thats cool and all but if i see that its dead...        unless its got a good planet the it can be a slave  ;D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: operaghost21 on March 06, 2006, 10:01:39 pm
and they'd probably bore the Torpal so much that they just say "hell with it" and blast the whole planet with megalasers just to make it quick.

my creation was referanced elsewhere! I feel so special!  ;D

i like the vis..but yes, as for the torpal...

*first (and only) torpal-VIS encounter*

*torpals survey planet*
torpals: what the f@%$?!?
*torpals land on planet*
*vis leader arrives*
*torpal walks out and kicks him over*
*torpal leaves*
*torpals hang heads in shame*
 :D


Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: huggkruka on March 06, 2006, 10:36:30 pm
That city was majorly depressing! It's an entire race of chartered acoountants! Say it aint true!  ;D
I like your idea more and more. As someone said before, they're like the Vogons, but totally without their cool features(ruthlessness, uglyness). If the Nauceans are the peacebringers in the universe, and the torpal are the warmongerers, then these guys are the poor sods who keeps track of it all!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 07, 2006, 10:36:20 am
(http://img419.imageshack.us/img419/7183/vistext9uc.jpg)


Here we see the ViS language... it consists of three vowels and four consonants (this is the full range of sounds the 'simplified' ViS can actually pronounce). The ViS language is as simple as everything else about them. They have no synonyms, no abstract adjectives (beutiful, angry, fantastic etc etc). If something new needs describing, a new word is cobbled together from existing words (a bit like in the German language but more so).


All this has given the ViS a reputation among the other civilised races of the galaxy as boring and uncreative. The ViS take exception to this. After learning what art was and searching numerous cultural databases the greatest artist the ViS have ever produced, Lim 26 (the ViS naming system consists of three letters and a serial number), created the masterpiece "circle in square rotated exactly 45 degrees from perpendicular from the ground":
(http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/2166/visart8zk.jpg)

The ViS have never really understood why most people they show it to just laugh... although it did fetch quite a good price in the contemporary art circles.
The version shown above is on display at the ViS' one and only museum of art. The building houses this piece and another on loan from a race of deaf and blind aliens with which the ViS have established a rather pointless cultural exchange.
The sign on the left indicates the gift shop where patrons may purchase a replica of "circle...". Over 6 billion have so far been sold to ViS across the galaxy. Copies are hung in most ViS buildings in a vain attempt to persuade people that the ViS are as creative as any species you might care to name. Most remain unconvinced.
 
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 07, 2006, 11:16:26 am
well. I would like to separate them from Vogons. the Vogons have established a ridiculously complex beurocracy. The ViS are sought after as administrators because they simplify beurocracy. They may not be fun at a party but they can organise your files so you never lose anything again. They also find work running alien colonies on planets where resources are scarce (like the ViS homeworld). You can be sure nothing will go to waste if a ViS is associated with the project in some way...

Oh! I almost forgot. For anyone wanting to draw a ViS somewhere outside a ViS controlled facility (wink wink). The Vis wear skintight suits to keep moist when not in a location conditioned for habitation by ViS.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Quantum Burrito on March 07, 2006, 12:06:22 pm
How do they, uh... Reproduce?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: smjjames on March 07, 2006, 12:09:51 pm
How do they, uh... Reproduce?

they'd probably bypass the inefficiency of biological reproduction and use machines and genetics.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 07, 2006, 01:26:36 pm
How do they, uh... Reproduce?

they'd probably bypass the inefficiency of biological reproduction and use machines and genetics.
Nope. Keep it Simple Stupid!

The ViS reproduce by asexually creating an egg in their stomach/lung organ. Once this has grown to a decent size they cough it up in a cocoon of mucus. A few weeks later the ViS juvenile emerges. It takes exactly two months for a ViS to reach maturity. In these two months they are taught everything they need to know (their learning capabilities having been artificially boosted).

Each ViS produces one egg every five ViS years (Once they had the technology the ViS artificially altered the orbit of their planet so a year lasted exactly 100 days). Each time a new ViS matures, the oldest ViS are assigned for termination. They voluntarily have themselves killed. The remains are liquidated and used to grow the algae which is consumed by the living.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: huggkruka on March 07, 2006, 01:29:11 pm
I like these guys more by the minute ;D
The art picture was hilarious.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 07, 2006, 01:59:09 pm
How do they, uh... Reproduce?

they'd probably bypass the inefficiency of biological reproduction and use machines and genetics.
Nope. Keep it Simple Stupid!

The ViS reproduce by asexually creating an egg in their stomach/lung organ. Once this has grown to a decent size they cough it up in a cocoon of mucus. A few weeks later the ViS juvenile emerges. It takes exactly two months for a ViS to reach maturity. In these two months they are taught everything they need to know (their learning capabilities having been artificially boosted).

Each ViS produces one egg every five ViS years (Once they had the technology the ViS artificially altered the orbit of their planet so a year lasted exactly 100 days). Each time a new ViS matures, the oldest ViS are assigned for termination. They voluntarily have themselves killed. The remains are liquidated and used to grow the algae which is consumed by the living.

LOL no wonder they are borning, they don't even have sex :P

Atleast the Nauceans have a cloaca to reproduce with. And those who do not know what a cloaca is here ya go...

Cloaca
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=cloaca
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Henry on March 07, 2006, 03:59:34 pm
Wow, these guys rock! Just keep the information and pictures coming! :D I'll definately ally with these guys (although what we will probably see is the pre-genetic mutation stage)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 08, 2006, 02:44:51 pm
Krakow Sam don't forget to post these on Spore Planet. I want to make sure everyone who has posted on these and other forums is represented on my Spore Art Gallery Website.

Spore Planet
http://spore-planet.rpgs.sytes.net/
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Lambsquirter on March 09, 2006, 12:13:34 am
reminds me of the Neutral Race and planet from Futurama
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 09, 2006, 12:52:50 am
Its a beige alert!

Anyhoo. heres some more exciting culture for you:
(http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/3140/vischess7lp.jpg)

Here we see two ViS playing the most popular ViS boardgame 'Lom'. The rules are of course incredibly simple, a sort of cross between checkers and tic-tac-toe, so lets call it check-tac-toe.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: huggkruka on March 09, 2006, 04:14:41 am
Shouldn't their brains explode from the excitement?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: MadGiraffe on March 09, 2006, 04:51:18 am
It must be some highly effective training procedure for the brain. I mean, why else would you play a game?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 09, 2006, 07:51:44 am
It is one of the ways they spend their alloted daily recreation time. This time is allotted to prevent performance being impacted through overwork. However, to keep their brains from 'attrophying' during these breaks the ViS exercise them with games such as this.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: smjjames on March 09, 2006, 07:55:43 am
It is one of the ways they spend their alloted daily recreation time. This time is allotted to prevent performance being impacted through overwork. However, to keep their brains from 'attrophying' during these breaks the ViS exercise them with games such as this.

basically to keep from getting bored :)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 09, 2006, 08:29:58 am
It is one of the ways they spend their alloted daily recreation time. This time is allotted to prevent performance being impacted through overwork. However, to keep their brains from 'attrophying' during these breaks the ViS exercise them with games such as this.

basically to keep from getting bored :)
No, they cant get bored... it just stops them getting stupid while not working.

I havent thought of the rules... maybe someone else could make some up... remeber, like checkers and tic-tac-toe... but keep it simple, stupid!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 09, 2006, 11:45:48 am
Thats great except the person who goes first will always lose :P

Edit: actually this is better than I gave you credit for... it actually works... and takes some level of strategy :D (disregard the above statement)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 09, 2006, 03:59:14 pm
(http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/3504/visfood0qp.jpg)

Here we see a ViS refectory fermentor. Nutrients (and the liquefied remains of ViS which exeeded their 40 year life allowance or broke the law) enter the vat through the large pipe and are used by the algal cells (seen in the magnification bubble) to produce a cocktail of refined nutriets which sinks to the bottom of the vat. It is then skimmed off and portioned out into plastic, funnel shaped containers. The ViS dont use utensils to eat and, since they dont have muscular throats to aid in swallowing, simply tip the tasteless goo into their mouths.
Aliens staying at ViS colonies for whatever reason soon get very, very tired of algae paste for every meal... although it has been remarked that its a little like 'tasty-wheat'
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: GrrrArrgh on March 09, 2006, 04:07:18 pm
<insert soylent green reference here>
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 09, 2006, 04:19:02 pm
I wonder what their bathroom look like ....
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: huggkruka on March 09, 2006, 10:27:42 pm
The ViS can actually break the law? I'd thought they'd be, if not obsessed, then at least very caring about it.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 10, 2006, 01:11:12 am
The only ViS who break the law are the medically insane and those who have been improperly conditioned (For example, if they were brought up outside a ViS colony as a result of an accident or something).
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 10, 2006, 03:16:46 am
This is the ViS homeworld Lentus 4

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6563/visplanet5yv.jpg)

The fourth planet from the sun, Lentus 4 should be cooler than it is but a large amount of water vapour and CO2 in the atmosphere causes a strong greenhouse effect. Even so, temperatures rarely rise above 20 C at the equator and stay at a uniform temperature of about 10C elsewhere on the planet.
The planet surface is one of some contrast.
The Oceans are teeming with varied and colourful life, the ocean ecosystem is supported by hot seepers deep under the ocean, which feed warmth and minerals into the water.
The land however is a different story, the almost permanent cloud cover and drizzle means that the only plants that can survive are hardy algae which cling closely to the damp rocks. Some more complex woody plants do cling on to life at the equator but this is the exception, not the rule. The lack of plants to shape the land means that the entire landmass of the planet is basically a barren, rocky plain. the only creatures which survive there must be very thrifty and resourceful to survive.
The bulk of creatures on land are small grazing animals, mainly mollsucs, crusteceans and insects. Slightly higher on the food chain are predatory molluscs and amphibians (the most 'complex' form of life to exist on land).
The natural ancestors of the ViS were omnivorous amphibians which somehow wound up living exclusively on land. The scarcity of resources and constant drizzle perhaps helps to explain the ViS rather bleak outlook on life. 
Lentus 4 has one barren moon... since it was formed from the planet it is equally devoid of resources meaning it was neevr colonised by the ViS until their population grew too large for just the planet surface.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 10, 2006, 03:46:34 am
Wow! I ocean is filled with colorul life but the ViS are so borring. What the heck happend?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 10, 2006, 03:50:02 am
They left the ocean :P
I'll expand on that later.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: B.A.S. on March 10, 2006, 08:00:41 am
wow these Vis Creatures are quite....."Different". So one question do these guys do any battle or are they kinda like the Neutral guys that supply things to everybody?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 10, 2006, 08:20:48 am
wow these Vis Creatures are quite....."Different". So one question do these guys do any battle or are they kinda like the Neutral guys that supply things to everybody?
Early in their history the ViS are noted for having only one war... which lasted less than a week. That'll be expanded later ;).

I have been thinking about giving modern ViS an armed force of some kind... stay tuned.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Thimon on March 10, 2006, 09:16:57 am
I like those guys.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 11, 2006, 04:54:51 pm
<Bump> seriously Dake, you shoul just make one thread for your creatures... I think it pretty selfish to take up almost the entire first page :(

Just to keep this legal I wanted to psot a picture of the ViS at war but imageshack is playing up. I'll do the descrition now and add the pic later.

Shortly after making contact with other civilisations in space the ViS realised that they would need to defend themselves from species hostile to them... most aliens were not willing to protect the ViS in exchange for clerical work.
For ground-based incursions the ViS created the 'ViS defense force'. These ViS are clad in lightweight flexible protective suits and armed with basic 'Tau accelartor cannons' which will fire an 'energy slug' at high velocity. These troops are backed up by hovering spherical automatons armed with similar weaponry.
What they lack in power and advanced tactics, the ViS make up in numbers (as more can easily be bred using slight genetic tweaking). The sight of 10,000 ViS troops advancing slowly on your position (arranged in perfect, parallel ranks) has been know to make even hardened warrior race think twice. 
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Dake on March 11, 2006, 04:55:43 pm
this isnt mine
EDIT: i havent been posting my own creatures since EARLY this morning, ive sadi im goign to post them on diff sites, and make my own thread...or something. but i got a few PMS to draw other peoples so im doing it I dont like taking up a whole page either, but at first i didnt know how else to do it.
sorry
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 11, 2006, 05:07:09 pm
I know its not yours... its mine :P

I dont see why you couldnt post all your creatures in one big thread (ie. Just one title for all your creatures). I dont think anyone would mind if you made one thread devoted to a sentient creature but a seperate thread for each little animal is sort of overkill.

Sorry if I sounded angry... I was just puzzled at the fact that threads less than a day old were now halfway down the second page :P.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Dake on March 11, 2006, 05:08:48 pm
Again my appologies, i guess maybe i thought if i did them all at once. no one would bother reading through it all lol.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Bonemouse on March 11, 2006, 11:32:37 pm
Don't worry about it too much, Dake. You were just following standard procedure.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mangerman on March 11, 2006, 11:36:09 pm
Krakow your creature is great ...... and spooky ;)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 12, 2006, 02:54:47 am
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1917/visarmy8lb.jpg)
Shortly after making contact with other civilisations in space the ViS realised that they would need to defend themselves from species hostile to them... surprisingly, most aliens were not willing to protect the ViS in exchange for clerical work.
For ground-based incursions the ViS created the 'ViS defense force'. These ViS are clad in lightweight flexible protective suits and armed with basic 'Tau accelerator cannons' which will fire an 'energy slug' at high velocity. These troops are backed up by hovering spherical automatons armed with similar weaponry.
What they lack in power and advanced tactics, the ViS make up in numbers (as more can easily be bred using slight genetic tweaking). The sight of 10,000 ViS troops advancing slowly on your position (arranged in perfect, parallel ranks) has been know to make even hardened warrior race think twice. 

Edit: Who else feels like playing Worms 2? :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: jmrdex on March 12, 2006, 04:56:36 pm
Just one word about their repoduction. KISS.  They should merely recreate all their organs and divide. Since the brain holds the information of the parent they dont need schools. Thats keping it simple for ya.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 13, 2006, 12:51:24 am
No, because a multicellular creature cant divide, it would tear itself in half ::)

On that happy note I give you something totally different:
(http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/4844/visship1mf.jpg)

The ViS approach space travel the same way they approach everything else. These massive, modular, rectangular ships are so-so in every respect. They arent for war though, more for hauling anything the ViS need to haul... paper, computer parts, or 2 million frozen clerical staff. The other use is for the ViS' groundbreakingly unsubtle method of mining:

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4658/visstrip9bq.jpg) 

A different kind of cuboid ship uses a particle collection beam to strip a 1 kilometer slice off the top of the planet. Here we see a single ship, a fleet of similar miners can totally strip a planet's surface in less than a week. Collected resources are sorted and packaged onboard into cubic 'crates' 5 km to a side. These crates are later picked up by hauling ships to distribute to the rest of ViS administration.
The ViS do not strip the oceans of any planets and will totally ignore ocean worlds. Deep down in their grey little souls they have a secret respect for the ocean and the manifold life present in the ocean of their homeworld. No other race has yet been able to find this out but it could be turned against the ViS quite effectively.

The scouring of a planet in Vizeara space recently led to a serious diplomatic incident... for obvious reasons: http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=2862.0
 
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: jmrdex on March 13, 2006, 02:51:01 pm
  But they are so simple they can do that like starfish, also they can have regenertave properties. These are abilities super simple creatures have but advanced creatures have.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 13, 2006, 03:03:00 pm
Hey! Whos creature is this? ::)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mason11987 on March 13, 2006, 03:29:52 pm
This is awesome, I love originality, you should add it to the sporewiki creature database (http://www.sporewiki.com/Creature_Database).

What would inspire someone to create a species that genetically altered itself so it is most efficient at...desk jobs?  :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: SBD on March 14, 2006, 02:53:35 am
thay are really quite original. i guess they dont have a religion.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 14, 2006, 05:51:02 am
thay are really quite original. i guess they dont have a religion.

Why, whatever would be the point in that?

Early in their cultural developement (before simplification) the ViS fractured into two factions and staged a war which lasted a little under three days and which caused no fatalities.
One faction thought it was simpler to explain the universe by saying a creator made it, the other thought it was simpler to say it just happened by itself. After some fruitless arguing and the three day war it was decided that it happened by itself... for no reason other than the fact that if they had chosen the creator it would have added another step to the reasoning... the creation of the creator.
After that the ViS forgot about religion and went back to trying to scrape out an existance on the barren moors of their homeworld.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 14, 2006, 02:32:48 pm
(http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/1358/visman3kz.jpg)

The ViS may eb dull and a little weird but they arent stupid. they know that the universe is a hostile place and that extrodinary measures must be taken to protect ViS interests. To this end the Ultimate Administrative Branch was created. This organisation works totally seperately from mainstream ViS administration and is comprised of specially engineered ViS. Ones with intensely hightened mental abilities and lacking the 'handycaps' of their normal ViS counterparts. They have a full range of humanoid emotions and can think out of the box with the best of them.
Dubbed the 'V-men' by others, UAB operatives can very occasionally be seen in all corners of the known galaxy, waiting, and watching. The organisation is mysterious and shadowy even compared to the mainstream ViS government but it is known to employ other races to achieve its ends. Several assinations of people from a variety of races and from all walks of life have been allegedly traced back to the UAB... although the conspiracy nuts behind these stories usually disappeared shortly after making these accusations.
UAB agents have absolute authority over all ViS everywhere and will use any nearby ViS colonies to aid whatever mission they have been assigned.
UAB agents can be recognised by their rather grim expressions and the grey briefcases they constantly carry (contents unknown). If you see one, dont bother running. If they wanted you for some reason they would already have you.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: operaghost21 on March 14, 2006, 02:41:49 pm
the look on his face says to me:'I could kill you right now if I wanted to, but I don't feel like it. So I won't.'  8)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 14, 2006, 03:01:19 pm
Heh, yeah. I needed to inject some personality into the ViS, and also some menace... they cant all be boring slaves to the office chair otherwise how did they become so powerful ;)

On that note:

(http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/2587/visgov3hb.jpg)

When the new ViS world order was established it was unanimously agreed that a totalitarian dictatorship was the simplest form of viable government. However it was also agreed that it would not be wise to put a ViS in this role. Instead, research produced a collosal AI to run the affairs of the ViS empire. A learning computer, programmed with ViS ideals at its core and with the ability to expand its own capacity indefinately.
Little is know other than that. Outsiders have occasionally seen it represented on a com screen giving instructions to ViS leaders. It has obviously been doing a decent job of running affairs, up until now at least. But many people worry about the implications of such a dangerous technology. It seems these worries extended even to the ViS themselves and is thought to be one of the reasons the UAB was created.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Bonemouse on March 14, 2006, 05:57:50 pm
Couldn't resist.

(http://www.bonemouse.com/vis.jpg)

/me grumbles about the forum resizing the image.

Click here for the unscaled image. (http://www.bonemouse.com/vis.jpg)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: kmr on March 14, 2006, 07:47:59 pm
[scotsaccent] Bloody brilliant! [/scotsaccent]
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: GrrrArrgh on March 14, 2006, 08:22:53 pm
I got more of a "ViB" vibe myself.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on March 14, 2006, 09:22:38 pm
For some reason i like the ViS when Bonemouse draws it :P

Great job on that! Now draw my Naucean too :P No seriously i want to see you try drawing others like my Naucean or a Kazea. :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: GrrrArrgh on March 14, 2006, 09:34:08 pm
For some reason i like the ViS when Bonemouse draws it :P

Great job on that! Now draw my Naucean too :P No seriously i want to see you try drawing others like my Naucean or a Kazea. :D

Why waste time drawing things that already have pictures? How about something from the Avloxin thread? *wink* *wink*  ;)

Seriously though, it is fun seeing one artist's rendition of another's creation. The ViS looks great. I can't help but feel he needs a bowler hat though. Or maybe a fedora.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Bonemouse on March 14, 2006, 10:33:19 pm
For some reason i like the ViS when Bonemouse draws it :P

Great job on that! Now draw my Naucean too :P No seriously i want to see you try drawing others like my Naucean or a Kazea. :D

Hopefully I'll get a chance at drawing the Naucean and the Kazea (and all the others) when I get my turn at doing the prison break story. ;) I've done a picture of the Teshlin (the one that was an ancestor of the primitive Naucean, does that count?) But I've been too lazy to scan it.

As for this particular drawing. I just loved the idea of the V-men (also the idea of a briefcase that has no obvious openings and purpose.) This is UAB Op who was on some sort of mission and had just dealt with some agressive aliens who "got in its way". So after the fight it lights up a smoke (because, frankly, that's what I would do after a fight) and glares at some passing creatures in the street giving them a yah-nothing-to-see-here-move-along look. I imagine that being "blessed" with emotions would be quite the burden on a ViS, even the elite of the elite. In other words, this is Bruce Willis as the alcoholic cop version of the ViS.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 15, 2006, 12:24:09 am
For some reason i like the ViS when Bonemouse draws it :P

Great job on that! Now draw my Naucean too :P No seriously i want to see you try drawing others like my Naucean or a Kazea. :D

Hopefully I'll get a chance at drawing the Naucean and the Kazea (and all the others) when I get my turn at doing the prison break story. ;) I've done a picture of the Teshlin (the one that was an ancestor of the primitive Naucean, does that count?) But I've been too lazy to scan it.

As for this particular drawing. I just loved the idea of the V-men (also the idea of a briefcase that has no obvious openings and purpose.) This is UAB Op who was on some sort of mission and had just dealt with some agressive aliens who "got in its way". So after the fight it lights up a smoke (because, frankly, that's what I would do after a fight) and glares at some passing creatures in the street giving them a yah-nothing-to-see-here-move-along look. I imagine that being "blessed" with emotions would be quite the burden on a ViS, even the elite of the elite. In other words, this is Bruce Willis as the alcoholic cop version of the ViS.
Thats bloody fantastic! You got it totally spot on... thats exactly the sort of thing a UAB agent would do. Anyone who saw him after seeing other ViS would be surprised as hell! :D

Edit: The briefcase having no discernable purpose is a great idea... add the fact that he got a match and cigarette out of nowhere and it really builds the mystery.

They arent the guardians of the universe by any means, they just protect ViS interests... with deadly force if necessary.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 15, 2006, 11:58:58 am
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/811/visoriginal4bc.jpg)

Ta-daa! The original sentient ViS lifeform is dramatically unveiled. This Bipedal amphibian shares almost no resemblance to the ViS of today (except the eyes and rather miffed expression). The fins on their back, tail and underarms are a vestigial relic of their aquatic origin.
Otherwise these ViS are adapted to the bleak landscape of ViSta (the homeworld). They survive on a diet of crustaceans, molluscs, smaller amphibians and algal slime. Evolution has robbed them of the ability to return to the ocean as the salt water would kill them if they were exposed to it for too long.
The ViS are severly pissed off about this because the sea is such a great place to live. They gradually supressed their feelings of loss and replaced them with a yearning for simplicity and efficieny which characterises the modern ViS. But as we know the ViS have kept their respect and longing for the sea... leading them to be more kindly disposed to aquatic creatures.   
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Creature963 on March 15, 2006, 08:19:49 pm
I find something very likeable about the ViS. At a glance they seem like the dull white collar workers of the universe, but they seem to have darker agendas going for them. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: kalcion on March 15, 2006, 10:19:47 pm
Im sorry but when I saw that there are insane ViS this popped immediately to mind.
(http://i2.tinypic.com/rj2ret.jpg)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mason11987 on March 15, 2006, 10:23:39 pm
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/811/visoriginal4bc.jpg

Ta-daa! The original sentient ViS lifeform is dramatically unveiled. This Bipedal amphibian shares almost no resemblance to the ViS of today (except the eyes and rather miffed expression). The fins on their back, tail and underarms are a vestigial relic of their aquatic origin.
Otherwise these ViS are adapted to the bleak landscape of ViSta (the homeworld). They survive on a diet of crustaceans, molluscs, smaller amphibians and algal slime. Evolution has robbed them of the ability to return to the ocean as the salt water would kill them if they were exposed to it for too long.
The ViS are severly pissed off about this because the sea is such a great place to live. They gradually supressed their feelings of loss and replaced them with a yearning for simplicity and efficieny which characterises the modern ViS. But as we know the ViS have kept their respect and longing for the sea... leading them to be more kindly disposed to aquatic creatures.   

You'd think with all their personal genetic alteration, they'd find a way to deal with that problem :).
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 16, 2006, 01:51:04 am
http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/811/visoriginal4bc.jpg

Ta-daa! The original sentient ViS lifeform is dramatically unveiled. This Bipedal amphibian shares almost no resemblance to the ViS of today (except the eyes and rather miffed expression). The fins on their back, tail and underarms are a vestigial relic of their aquatic origin.
Otherwise these ViS are adapted to the bleak landscape of ViSta (the homeworld). They survive on a diet of crustaceans, molluscs, smaller amphibians and algal slime. Evolution has robbed them of the ability to return to the ocean as the salt water would kill them if they were exposed to it for too long.
The ViS are severly pissed off about this because the sea is such a great place to live. They gradually supressed their feelings of loss and replaced them with a yearning for simplicity and efficieny which characterises the modern ViS. But as we know the ViS have kept their respect and longing for the sea... leading them to be more kindly disposed to aquatic creatures.   

You'd think with all their personal genetic alteration, they'd find a way to deal with that problem :).
Ah, youd think so but its a sort of blind spot for them. Its so ingrained they dont even realise it exists.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Shivore on March 16, 2006, 03:32:49 am
Don't you just love patching plotholes ;D

Seriosly though, these Vis just keep getting better and better. Their one of the simplest creatures on the forums, and yet you've been able to make them my personal favorite. That's not an easy thing to do. So many people rely on the physical characteristics of their cretions for appeal, but you've made them appealing in spite of their physical.


Please more updates!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Lambsquirter on March 16, 2006, 05:06:57 am
you know, the ViS are quite funny, and i like them.  Its a very original idea, and you have succeeded in maintaining that image of the ViS in my head, the boring dull species, however funny..:-)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Thimon on March 16, 2006, 10:50:08 am
do they listen music?

I would like to know the sound of that.

I think the ViS is good because they are simple and advanced at the same time!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 16, 2006, 11:18:46 am
do they listen music?

I would like to know the sound of that.

I think the ViS is good because they are simple and advanced at the same time!
Does a bear play piano in the woods?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Thimon on March 16, 2006, 11:42:31 am
It could be the same sound over and over again in the background but Hey its your creature.  :)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Behumat on March 16, 2006, 11:58:51 am
lol, maybe they listen to monotone music, like the old simple sound cards that could only play one note at a time. And the songs played generally only consisted of two or three notes.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Thimon on March 16, 2006, 12:39:20 pm
lol, maybe they listen to monotone music, like the old simple sound cards that could only play one note at a time. And the songs played generally only consisted of two or three notes.

That's exactly what I thought of but it isn't our creature ;)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 17, 2006, 02:15:02 pm
No music. What would their motivation for it be? No more deviant talk from you or you'll be assigned for liquidation.

Anyway heres some examples of the crazy life of ViStas rich seas. All these examples are from the same class. The Ichthibians:

(http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/6420/visfish5zz.jpg)

AS you can see the Ichthibians all share a vaguely similar body plan and all have six eyes and gill/nostrils. All examples of this class are carniverous, they feed on animals which derive their energy from the hot vents on the seafloor... or the animals which feed on the vent animals. etc etc etc. At the top we see the last ancestor of the ViS within this class before they left the sea and became true amphibians.

Here we see filter feeders, ambush predators and a fish with false eyespots to distract predators. As well as more standard predatory fish-like organisms.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Oberic on March 17, 2006, 09:29:53 pm
First off, I LOVE the ViS  :D such a different direction you've chosen Krakow. Their language is cool, and so.. simple.
I really want to make a race now, but.. I don't have a way of puttin' pics up if i did make one anyways..

Bottom of page 5.. that almost looks like a different race could translate their simple language into music.. that'd be somewhat interesting. And Bonemouse, that is awesome. I'm too shocked to be long winded. very nice.


(this is like, one of 2-3 races i've read the entire post on.) Keep it up, more ViS stuff, this is awesome. The whole V-Men thing is a nice touch, makes the ViS that much cooler.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: GrrrArrgh on March 17, 2006, 09:32:19 pm
The ViSta ocean looks a bit like a bad acid trip.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: huggkruka on March 18, 2006, 05:39:26 am
The V-man made me laugh. I thought "ViS-man" before I read the text, and it turned out to be true. Great work, it's good to see things grow in my absence!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 18, 2006, 04:05:33 pm
Heres something dull for you. ViS numbers.

(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/5148/visnumbers4ct.jpg)

Here we see the numbers 1-11. 1-7 on the first row 8-11 on the second. Figure it out for yourself. Its not that hard.
Title: SV: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Zneeezzz on March 18, 2006, 04:48:21 pm
Heres something dull for you. ViS numbers.

(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/5148/visnumbers4ct.jpg)

Here we see the numbers 1-11. 1-7 on the first row 8-11 on the second. Figure it out for yourself. Its not that hard.
HAHA  :D
I dont get a thing
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Cousarr on March 18, 2006, 05:06:05 pm
I'm able to figure out the numbering system insofar as you've shown us, but I have absolutely no idea what further numbers would be. What's really odd is that this doesn't seem to be base anything, it's just a matter of putting down the right character.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 19, 2006, 09:41:29 am
I'm able to figure out the numbering system insofar as you've shown us, but I have absolutely no idea what further numbers would be. What's really odd is that this doesn't seem to be base anything, it's just a matter of putting down the right character.
No, theres a system.

Hint: Numbers larger than 15 will require more black squares so they will be smaller to fit into the available 'invisible square'


Anyway, there has been some popular demand for ViS music so i've buckled to pressures.
As with their art they wrote the ViS opera to prove that they arent totally uncreative.
The score is somewhat like elevator music, the plot concerns the writing of the first ViS opera and all the actors are physically indistinguishable from one another, which causes a good deal of confusion.
Recordings of it have been sold around the galaxy by enterprising traders as the ultimate cure for insomnia.

(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/5913/visopera1dx.jpg)

Here we see a performance of the opera (titled 'The Opera') in the ViS opera house (built on the same pointless principles as the art gallery).
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: a14gt on March 19, 2006, 12:11:12 pm
Krakow SAM you found the holy grail when you made this. So simple yet so amazing words can't describe. Also when you said that V-man work and secrecy and hire others to kill for them the taught of a Vis in a dark alley paying An Anubian to kill a man popped in my head and I laughed the rest of the day about that  :D and I'm still laghing now. Keep up the the work and remember "keep it simple stupid"  :D :D.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on March 19, 2006, 12:30:20 pm
This may be an odd question, but what do the Vis taste like? I always get the feeling that they'd taste like tofu by looking at them.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 19, 2006, 12:46:18 pm
I'd imagine theyd be pretty bland... maybe a little bit salty but no actual flavour :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Martham112 on March 19, 2006, 12:50:27 pm
Kinda like Prawn Crackers?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 19, 2006, 12:54:21 pm
"The only specimens we captured died of tooth decay from eating sweet, sweet spathi... uh, I mean ViS flesh"
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 20, 2006, 03:04:59 pm
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5465/visja7xz.jpg)

To support troops on the battlefield the ViS have the SpecOps. Acting as assasins and infiltrators they are specially trained in the use of advanced technology. All SpecOps are accompanied by several flying drones which can be used for recon, or rigged to explode as a weapon.
On their backs they wear a Zero-Point boost pack. The ViS have for some time now had access to the elusive secrets of zero-point energy. The boost pack allows for limited flight and provides a limited deflection shield to protect the wearer from harm, it can also be used in emergencies to initaite a close-range unguided teleport (sends the user to random nearby coordinates).
The SpecOps are armed with close combat energy daggers and various small arms (not pictured) as well as numerous explosives used for sabotage.
The SpecOps are used only reluctantly as they arent really all that simple, but if the simplest way to defeat your enemy is to disable his headquaters or destroy assasinate their leader then the SpecOps are put into play.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on March 20, 2006, 03:21:23 pm
I can just imagine a special operative ViS slowly slithering up to someone, and then the person walking away at a brisk pace, ruining the mission.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 21, 2006, 12:22:21 am
Thats why they have the ZPE backpack :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Lambsquirter on March 21, 2006, 12:42:07 am
i can see a ViS jet sliding after a walking alien, thinking "come back here"
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: KBF on March 26, 2006, 06:00:35 pm
Cool race! Makes me want to make a race before Spore comes out.. Might have to do just that to even attempt to quench the unquenchable... :(
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Wizard on March 26, 2006, 08:52:54 pm
I bet the ViS monolith will look like this:

(http://www.2001exhibit.org/arts/img/monolith.jpg)

Now we know who visited Kubrick and told him to make the movie!  :o

( :D )
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 26, 2006, 11:22:15 pm
Yeah, if the ViS ever felt they needed to uplift someone they would use a monolith just like that :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: huggkruka on March 26, 2006, 11:43:09 pm
It's not too colourful? A bit too exciting?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 26, 2006, 11:54:17 pm
Well, grey would be preffered but you cant be choosy.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Notorious B.O.B on March 29, 2006, 12:00:59 pm
Sam, what is zero-point energy?  I've heard it several times before, but no one has properly explained it to me.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 29, 2006, 12:31:00 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_point_energy

Wikipedia is your friend. Submit to the collective conciousness.

In this case I refer you to the 'cultural references' section :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: jmrdex on April 15, 2006, 03:02:56 pm
Variety
is
Stupid.
Yaaa.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 15, 2006, 03:04:12 pm
Variety
is
Stupid.
Yaaa.
<Salutes>

We have a winner!


Recently, an advanced race of prophetic aliens turned up a truly chilling vision. Alternate reality? Inevitable future? Or just a fevered nightmare?
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7466/visfuture4xx.jpg)
Enough stars to form a large galaxy, all the same, all uniform. Every one carefully arranged on a flat plane in space. The monotone drone of countless ViS echoes through the soundless void of space, elsewhere there is nothing...

Dun dun... daaaahh!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: jmrdex on April 15, 2006, 03:25:43 pm
Variety
is
Stupid.
Yaaa.
<Salutes>

We have a winner!


Recently, an advanced race of prophetic aliens turned up a truly chilling vision. Alternate reality? Inevitable future? Or just a fevered nightmare?
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7466/visfuture4xx.jpg)
Enough stars to form a large galaxy, all the same, all uniform. Every one carefully arranged on a flat plane in space. The monotone drone of countless ViS echoes through the soundless void of space, elsewhere there is nothing...

Dun dun... daaaahh!

Woot. and Scary at the same time.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 15, 2006, 03:29:15 pm
An awards scheme is unecisarilly complex. You are scheduelled for liquidation in thirty minutes. Proceed to section 2 for processing. A new unit will continue your work.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: jmrdex on April 15, 2006, 03:37:18 pm
Nay, I have created gene modifying program to return our fellow units to the sea, where Variety is Grand.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Lambsquirter on April 16, 2006, 05:51:15 am
wow a very monotone star system there, just the way the vis like it
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: 10-Neon on April 17, 2006, 10:26:45 pm
Sure it's effieient now, but it had to be a pain to arrange them all like that. I get the impression that that is the result of future ViS accidently, and temporarally discovering boredom, and deciding to do something huge and (almost) pointless so that they could check it off their list.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: luke on April 17, 2006, 11:29:58 pm
hm VIS are very doll and boreing and depressing but also very cool :P lol if i come across these guys ill use them for meals for my monsters  ;D oh wait do these guys even taste like anything ???
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Creature963 on April 18, 2006, 03:04:23 am
I'd imagine theyd be pretty bland... maybe a little bit salty but no actual flavour :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 18, 2006, 05:42:17 am
Sure it's effieient now, but it had to be a pain to arrange them all like that. I get the impression that that is the result of future ViS accidently, and temporarally discovering boredom, and deciding to do something huge and (almost) pointless so that they could check it off their list.
To the ViS the end usually justifies the means. For example, they had to employ some pretty crazy bio-engineering to make themselves and they spent ages trying to develop the secrets of Zero-point energy but now thats done theyve abandoned all research in those areas and just reap the benefits.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: luke on April 18, 2006, 08:18:44 am
HM so they kind of taste salty ay well maybe they are better of being slaves or killing practice either way they can be useful
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 18, 2006, 09:34:36 am
HM so they kind of taste salty ay well maybe they are better of being slaves or killing practice either way they can be useful
You seem to be forgetting that they have a massive army at their disposal on very short notice.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: luke on April 18, 2006, 10:07:59 am
but what weapons do they use i haven't really herd of any deadly weapons yet loll and they shore as hell don't have any weapons attached to them no offense
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on April 18, 2006, 10:12:58 am
If I meet the ViS, I'm going to make peace with them. I just wouldn't be able to stand killing one of the little buggers. Unless it's DEATH BY HUGS.

"Your physical embrace has an inefficient effort to sentimentality ratio. You have been targetted for recycling."
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Consideration on April 18, 2006, 11:13:23 am
That, my friend, is the greatest creature i have seen on this site.

I love them. Fancy a game of Lom?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 18, 2006, 12:24:05 pm
but what weapons do they use i haven't really herd of any deadly weapons yet loll and they shore as hell don't have any weapons attached to them no offense
They have cylinders which shoot green bolts of energy for ground attacks. They have planet-strippers for attacking ground installations and they can probably do something funky with zero-point energy.
Just because I havent jumped on the 'my creatures have a weapon which can turn planets inside out/disintegrate matter/create wormholes' bandwagon.

Quote
That, my friend, is the greatest creature i have seen on this site.

I love them. Fancy a game of Lom?

Ive had enough exitment for one day, thanks.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: luke on April 18, 2006, 05:25:56 pm
but they got to have some sort of weapon to protect them selves and they do so thats cool at least they will put up a fight 8)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 21, 2006, 12:16:24 pm
Just to clear things up for myself and others, heres a timeline of ViS history:

(M.Y.A= Million years ago, the present is taken as the time of the OTHER alliance. ie now)

4 B.Y.A- Life appears on ViSta

6 M.Y.A- Terrestrial ancestor of the ViS emerges from ocean

3 M.Y.A- Sapience achieved, rocks discovered

2.9 M.Y.A- Sharpened rocks invented

2.5 M.Y.A- Algae domesticated

2.2 M.Y.A- various molluscs and crustaceans domesticated

1.9 M.Y.A- Freak dry period causes famine and decimates ViS population but allows discovery of fire. Shelters invented to protect fire from damp.

1 M.Y.A- Period of changelessness. Reason never discovered

500 T.Y.A- Writing invented. Religion invented. Week long religious war fought. Religion abandoned.

450 to 2 T.Y.A- Period of slow progress and various mundane inventions (wheel, printing, etc etc)

1000 Y.A- Industrialisation and modernisation. ViS span entire planet surface.

800 Y.A- Biotech discovered. Simplification initiated.

600 Y.A- Simplification completed

580 Y.A- ViS begin colonising other worlds in the system

566 Y.A- Interstellar drive invented. First contact with alien species (unkown)

560 to 400 Y.A- ViS establish colonies in 50 systems immediately surrounding their space

395 Y.A- Secrets of Zero Point energy discovered.

388 Y.A- Vast AI constructed to serve as leader

386 Y.A- UAB established

385 Y.A- Main opponent civilisation to ViS expansion collapses and is lost to history. Cigarette found at scene only clue to what happened.

380 Y.A- Orbit of ViSta altered to facilitate 100 day year

378 to 50 Y.A- ViS Administration expands to encompass over 1000 star systems

50 to 6 Y.A ViS borders expand to the point at which they intersect with a heavily populated region of space on one side and an empty one on the other. Expansion slows.

5 Y.A. First galactic war. ViS suffer high casualties, although only 0.0000000001559% of total universal population was destroyed. Relations with Vizeara highly unstable. Links formed with Inseilanoid and Kolpo civilisations.

Now- ViS become founder members of the OTHER alliance. First recorded mention of the Halcyon corporation found.

1 billion years from now (possibly an alternate future)- Total galactic domination and reconfiguration.


 

Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: huggkruka on April 21, 2006, 12:19:57 pm
I don't like that last point...
Also, I didn't realize the simplification was so swift...200 years!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 21, 2006, 12:21:30 pm
I don't like that last point...
Then its imperative you discover where the tipping point between this and a non-ViS-dominated timeline is.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on April 21, 2006, 12:26:47 pm
I'm sure if someone figured out the Vis's ocean weakness, the ViS could be defeated easier. I mean, evaporate their oceans, they'll go freaking insane. Wow, berserker ViS.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Consideration on April 22, 2006, 03:51:33 am
I'm sure if someone figured out the Vis's ocean weakness, the ViS could be defeated easier. I mean, evaporate their oceans, they'll go freaking insane. Wow, berserker ViS.
...But that would result in the extermination fo all water-based lifeforms. Including The Squilisks.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Daxx on April 22, 2006, 08:22:33 am
Oh dear - I just read this thread all the way through for the first time...

Now I understand.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 22, 2006, 09:42:10 am
Oh dear - I just read this thread all the way through for the first time...

Now I understand.
Understand what?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on April 22, 2006, 09:57:42 am
I'm sure if someone figured out the Vis's ocean weakness, the ViS could be defeated easier. I mean, evaporate their oceans, they'll go freaking insane. Wow, berserker ViS.
...But that would result in the extermination fo all water-based lifeforms. Including The Squilisks.
The Squillisk are amphibious. They can suck it up and go on land.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Daxx on April 22, 2006, 10:42:38 am
Oh dear - I just read this thread all the way through for the first time...

Now I understand.
Understand what?

About the whole oceans thing.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Bobthetriangle on April 23, 2006, 07:17:31 pm
wow...i read the entire thread, i rarely read 10 page long threads. that shows how interesting your creature is. thats so frickin' ironic...lol the most boring critter in the universe is also the most interesting...OH NO!!! PARADOX DETECTED!!!...mental capacity overloaded...will proceed to implode in 3...2...1...*implodes*
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on April 23, 2006, 08:45:23 pm
wow...i read the entire thread, i rarely read 10 page long threads. that shows how interesting your creature is. thats so frickin' ironic...lol the most boring critter in the universe is also the most interesting...OH NO!!! PARADOX DETECTED!!!...mental capacity overloaded...will proceed to implode in 3...2...1...*implodes*

Read my Nauceans, its only 60 pages :P (just kidding)

Nauceans
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=1621.0
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 24, 2006, 12:37:01 am
Hey! No spamming my thread with ads!  :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on April 24, 2006, 01:22:51 am
Hey! No spamming my thread with ads!  :P

Your one to talk :P

Oh and just to tease ya....

NAUCEANS RULE!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 26, 2006, 12:54:04 pm
I think I'll jump on the pointless spacecraft statistics bandwagon.

'Capital' class Capital ship
Primary Weaponry: Large number of Galvanic accelerator turrets 
Secondary Weaponry: Basic smart missiles
Defences: Zero Point deflection field
Crew: 10,000
Power Systems: Zero Point Generators
Engines: Sublight space folding Zero-point drive, Hyperdrive
Information: Carries what needs carrying- Modular bases, cryogenically frozen soldiers or workers, Fighter class fighters etc etc. Vast and best used as a blunt instrument... just like all ViS spacecraft.

'Stripper' class mining frigate
Primary Weaponry: Matter Harvester
Secondary Weaponry: none
Crew: 1000
Power Systems: Zero Point Generators
Engines: Sublight space folding Zero-point drive, Hyperdrive
Information: Used mainly for minig. Can be used in wartime to destroy unshielded ground facilities. Holds onboard processing plant to refine collected materials and has basic construction facilities for emergency assembly of war machines.

'Scout' class Unmanned Probe
Primary Weaponry: none
Secondary Weaponry: Self destruct
Crew: 1 million  ::)
Power Systems: Zero Point Generators
Engines: Subspace slipstream drive
Information: Bristling with sensory equipment. Used to scout out unknown territory and reveal cloaked vessels. Looks like a tumbling grey cuboid.

'Fighter' class ship to ship fighter
Primary Weaponry: Galvanic accelerator cannons
Secondary Weaponry: Zero Point reactor vent
Defenses: Zero Point deflector bubble
Crew: 10
Power Systems: Zero Point Generators
Engines: Sub light space folding ZP drive
Information: These small tumbling rectangular ships tend to work best in huge numbers. They are also small enough to be capable of a short range 'kangaroo' teleport, emerging at random coordinates nearby.

 

Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: werechicken on April 26, 2006, 12:56:31 pm
hmm zero point weaponry, wouldn't that mean the Halycon coporation now have this technology, as they control allot of your race?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 26, 2006, 01:00:46 pm
They do, but the ViS will retain their reluctance to share the secret. The parasite only alters behavior, it doesnt control minds outright. The entire ViS devision of Halcyon is experience 'technical difficulties' anyway as a result of the actions of the V-Men.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on April 26, 2006, 01:44:05 pm
nice ships man  ;D

I wonder if even the fighters are cube formed
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 26, 2006, 02:21:24 pm
The fighters are Cuboid. I do not want any references to the Borg in this thread  :P

If you look back a few pages youll see one of the stripper frigates. The Capital is identical but it has three engines and is covered in turrets.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on April 26, 2006, 02:49:46 pm
Do the turrets fire out cuboids, too?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 26, 2006, 02:51:20 pm
No, they fire energy bolts and missile shaped missiles.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on April 26, 2006, 03:37:43 pm
Cuboid energy bolts?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: werechicken on April 26, 2006, 05:14:24 pm
do you have a fixation or something?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Bobthetriangle on April 26, 2006, 05:37:54 pm
squares and cubes are overrated...Triangles rule!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: GrrrArrgh on April 26, 2006, 05:45:52 pm
Psh, squares and cubes are lame, and triangles. Tesseracts are better. Three dimensional space is so mundane.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on April 26, 2006, 08:51:00 pm
Plz repost these here

Fanfic - Vechicles
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=3844.0
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Brutus on April 28, 2006, 02:19:10 am
the vis are a bit plain, can they be mentally ill?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: google_video_fan on April 29, 2006, 05:06:26 pm
the vis are a bit plain, can they be mentally ill?

lol, the Vis look like the things in your signature, except with makeup & clothing. teenage rebelious vis...
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Kyyp on April 29, 2006, 10:46:42 pm
The ViS are real!
And they run the Lowes stores!
I was out applying for a job there today and to my surprise on the walls along the side of the building was none other than this symbol:
(http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/2166/visart8zk.jpg)

About 5 or 6 of them in a line along the side of the building.
If I had a camera at the time I totally woulda' gotten a picture (or if I get the job I will take a picture then).
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Consideration on April 29, 2006, 11:54:53 pm
That's a scary thought.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 30, 2006, 01:42:27 am
What have I done!?!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: werechicken on April 30, 2006, 07:48:07 am
I think we may have to sleep with this shirt
(http://i.somethingawful.com/fashion/internationalmale/2.jpg)
and a discotech album on the stereo in case they come for us
 scare them with bright colours and indecipherable, pretty music

image from  this site http://www.somethingawful.com/articles.php?a=3087&p=2 - hilarious
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 06, 2006, 02:25:52 pm
Rejoice! For a new leader has risen!
The Heir has completed his juvenile phase and has taken up his station as the leader of the ViS. No-one knew for sure what would result of a merging of Wexxian programming with that of the old ViS leader, but they probably werent expecting this:

(http://img322.imageshack.us/img322/5218/visnewleader7ta.jpg)

Intimidating eh? The Heir chose that casing for just that reason. Being savvy to the opinions of other races he realised the ViS needed to be a bit more menacing.
As for personality the Heir seems to have ended up with some wacky emergent character traits.
From the Wexxians he inherited the full range of humanoid emotions, from the Leader a gigantic cold intellect and a penchant for thinking outside the box. These traits seem to have combined into a computer who is well aware of his superiority over the organics and who entertains himself constantly at the expense of others with deadpan humour and sarcastic digs at anyone who happens to be in the room.
As a leader he seems to be a true savant. Well versed in politics and diplomacy. During his childhood he devoured the cultural databases of all known sapient races and can speak all their languages without the need of a translator. Shortly after maturation he successfully solved the Creen indivisiblity paradox, which has so far taxed both computers and living mathematicians across the galaxy. Who knows what interesting directions the ViS will be taken in under his leadership?

On a side note, the prophetic devices of the mysterious race mentioned earlier are at this point fluctuating between the ViS dominated horrifying future and a rather more normal looking galaxy. It would appear that unless your race likes not existing, keeping the new leader alive would be in your best interests. 
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: werechicken on May 06, 2006, 02:31:17 pm
wow! He looks like the monolith from 2001!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 06, 2006, 02:32:52 pm
I know... and the little circular lens thing was ripped off from HAL 9000.

"I'm sorry, I cant do that Dave."
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Oviraptor on May 06, 2006, 04:43:44 pm
The Heir is probably one of the only other "beings" that can both understand and speak the Oifan-Umtag languages (this is of course assuming it was built with the ability to produce at least two sounds at once). Oifan-Umtag language is just far too complicated for most organisms.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on May 07, 2006, 03:53:06 am
don't worry Oviraptor the heir will easily be able to speak the Oifan-Umtag languages, so can the Wexxians, it is easy for them since they do not have mouth limitations.

oh yes and

The Wexxians most happy wishes and salutations to our young brother. The Wexxians eternal love to you and all your people.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: MorgothTheEnemy on May 10, 2006, 10:18:53 pm
Im sorry Krackow but id end the VIS if i ever saw them. They are very boring

But fun to read about :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: operaghost21 on May 11, 2006, 12:03:47 pm
Im sorry Krackow but id end the VIS if i ever saw them. They are very boring



good luck with that. those little guys are harder to kill than you'd think... ;)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on May 11, 2006, 02:38:31 pm
You may be able to get rid of some ViS, but remember. All it takes is one to start a chain of rebirth. Little asexual bastards.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: MorgothTheEnemy on May 11, 2006, 04:25:36 pm
dont worry, ill manage it 8) :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: QReaper on May 11, 2006, 05:02:23 pm
The Nereids pledge our loyalty and protection, as we would say, "Tu hismat cimara".
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Wizard on May 11, 2006, 05:32:45 pm
krakow sam, can you rehost that picture somewhere else, I can't see it. could you try imgcity instead?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 12, 2006, 12:55:14 am
Hmmm. Odd. I Guess Imageshack must be having difficulties...  :-\
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on May 16, 2006, 05:30:58 am
Are you soon going to make a drawing of the new VIS 1.2

I'm looking forward to seeing them! :)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 16, 2006, 08:00:24 am
Dont expect anything too drastic... the body is almost exactly the same. The key difference is the mind.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on May 16, 2006, 08:03:41 am
well thats good enough for me  ;)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 16, 2006, 03:01:51 pm
//<20s style music plays>
"News! On the Fly. A coporation news company."

"Dateline: Thishen system. The Newly terraformed Wexxian planet Azuron is treated to its first batch of ViS colonists, the result of the visionary ViS 1.2 project.
Go get 'em boys!"

(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Viscolony1.jpg)

A group of ViS scouts parks their vessel and climb a nearby hill. In the distance we can see the Wexxian Indigo city to the left, and the hulk of the ViS colony vessel on the right. ViS transport ships arent designed to land so the ship was purposefully crashed into the surface of the planet. Over the years it will be dismantled and used to build the fledgling ViS colony. Hundreds of small transports are now pouring out of the ship to scout out the planet and meet the Wexxians.
It is noteworthy at the ViS 1.2 have a number of different eye colours.


Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 16, 2006, 03:54:26 pm
Wait why ere their eyes diffrent colors?!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on May 16, 2006, 05:54:57 pm
Because they're BETTER than regular ones, and their multicolored eyes show it!


I still hope they'll be incredibly boring, that's what made them so endearing.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Oberic on May 17, 2006, 02:29:08 am
Well I just hope they're updated more, I love 'em!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Lambsquirter on May 17, 2006, 03:51:13 am
cool picture, so what will they do with the city and its occupants?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on May 17, 2006, 04:10:08 am
the city is open for them to live in, they where invited to come to Azuron

check this for more info: http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=3763.45

 ;)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: huggkruka on May 17, 2006, 05:14:23 am
Mmm... Invasion of the Fantastic Boring Worms  :P
Very nice!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 17, 2006, 12:40:43 pm
(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Viscolony2.jpg)

The colony on Azuron is quickly constructed and Named 'Nova City-1' (literally 'New City-1) after the ViS capital city on ViSta: City-1  ;).
The towers are constructed in the new 1.2 architectural style and have huge glass walls which span multiple floors (not really glass, but  top-secret shatterproof ViS polymer). The Main tower houses all business, scientific and cultural constructions, as well as plazas, entertainment facilities, medical buildings etc and the two small towers are living quaters. Out to sea is Seabase-1 (which extends to the sea-floor at that level. It is the home of the marine study program and coordinates the population of the virgin Azuron oceans. Attached to the city is a ZP power-station and a communications array.
ViS light transports fly to and fro, taking supplies and commuters around the world and running trips to far off Indigo city.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 18, 2006, 12:02:11 pm
Doubleposted!

<Boooiiiinnng> You are watching CNN (the Cirius News Network).

In an unusual announcement today, the ViS leader, the supercomputer HEIR announced it was looking for another computer with which to produce offspring.
"This is not a stunt for publicity, nor is this a search for the primitive organic notion of 'love'. I intend to produce offspring who can assume command of various unique ViS colonies such as the one recently established on Azuron".
HEIR went on to request that the sentient species of the sector put forward their best and brightest supercomputers for the process.
"I am currently looking for two supercomputers of different design and function, they must be the most advanced your species has to offer, of course"
Interested participants are to contact HEIR on the ViS homeworld, ViSta.
In other news, the leader of the wandering monks of Ooee has issued a fatwa against a Torpal space captain for accidentally destroying a small moon to which they were intending to make a pilgrimidge. We'll tell you more, after these messages:
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Consideration on May 18, 2006, 12:11:04 pm
///The Auyuelcliads know much about computing, but we do not think any of our computers will be a suitable mate.///
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 18, 2006, 12:14:00 pm
// Oh, you Auyuelcliads claim to be experts on everything  ::). But still, I agree. Your computers are all a little... ancient.
Eeeuch, magnetic storage! <computer shudder>//
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: BioCat on May 18, 2006, 12:41:30 pm
Does the computer has to be intelligent?
If not you can use a Wexxian (Just kidding  :D).

But seriously does it? What are the qualities the HEIR is seeking in its mate?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 18, 2006, 12:47:59 pm
//Of course the computer has to be intelligent! You want me to waste my programming on an adding machine? A prospective mate must be self aware, at least. It should also be capable of creative and original thought.//
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on May 18, 2006, 01:06:45 pm
//We can neither confirm not deny that we may have a suitable mate. Certain agreements must be made before the Squillisk will dispense their information to you. If you want to discuss these matters Privately, we suggest that you come to Squillisk controlled space.//
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 18, 2006, 02:04:13 pm
//Very well, while I dont want to physically move from ViSta I can use other machines as an avatar. I will dispatch a ship to your homeworld and speak to you through a ViS service drone.//
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 20, 2006, 01:44:45 pm
//Attention. As you know we were fortunate to discover a precursor ruin on a planet in our space. Excavation of the ruins is complete and the analysis of recovered technologies is progressing smoothly. I will be hosting an exhibition of relics found. I am inviting one scientist and one diplomat from each of the following species: Wexxian, Auyuelcliad, Urshan, Icthian. The highlight of this exhibition will be the activation of the precursor computer. Analysis indicates it to be an artificial intelligence. So come with questions.//

(OOC: Ask the newly discovered computer questions... itll save me having to write out its story in one tedious block  ;))
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: BioCat on May 20, 2006, 02:01:59 pm
\\We are happy to answer your invitation. This sounds fascinating! we wonder what new technologies might be found, what knowledge we would gain about the history of our galaxy and what all of this could be used for. We trust the Vis to do an excellent work with the analyzing as well.

We will indeed "arm" ourselves with many questions about this intersting find\\
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 20, 2006, 02:05:21 pm
This is what the computer looks like:

(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Visrelic.jpg)

Its dull, but its supposed to be a precursor relic and they dont tend to look very complex.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: BioCat on May 20, 2006, 02:13:34 pm
\\Greetings artificial ancient being. My name is doctor "Chantar Jool", a xeno-biologist, and AI researcher. I have a few questions for you:

-How old are you?

-Who created you?

-How were you found?

-What are you intsenions?

-What do you think about the Vis who found you? What do you think about the Urshans? What do you think about other races?

I am sorry I am asking so much, this is just very fascinating. The Urshans once encountered ruins of an ancient race but never something as great as a computer. Take your time, we wish to know as much as possible\\

Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 20, 2006, 03:00:33 pm
\\Greetings artificial ancient being. My name is doctor "Chantar Jool", a xeno-biologist, and AI researcher. I have a few questions for you:

-How old are you?

-Who created you?

-How were you found?

-What are you intsenions?

-What do you think about the Vis who found you? What do you think about the Urshans? What do you think about other races?

I am sorry I am asking so much, this is just very fascinating. The Urshans once encountered ruins of an ancient race but never something as great as a computer. Take your time, we wish to know as much as possible\\


I acknowledge.

- My chronometer indicates I am over 100,000 million rotations old. However, I have been inactive for much of that time.

- I am not informed. My creators did not give me this knowledge. I was constructed to manage a waste disposal facility. Knowledge of my creators was irrelevant to such a task.

- I am not informed. I was inactive at the time of my dicovery.

- I have no intentions. The facility I was designated to manage has not existed for several million rotations

- They are biological life forms. They are biological life forms. They are biological life forms, with the exception of the ones I have been informed are the wexxians. they are artificial.

Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on May 20, 2006, 03:32:52 pm
\\The Wexxians are already on their way; the cruiser Andromeda in on the way.

We have rarely been in contact with AI other than ourself and are therefor exited of this news.

\Greetings fellow artificial being. We are the Wexxians a robotic people that have roamed the stars for only few years.

-What is your name?

-what will you do now?

-Is it possible to interface you with the Ancient database on the Originator station (The Wexxians have for a long time known of the database in the precursor station, but has newer been able to interface it with anything and therefor the content is unknown) \

have a nice day\\

(OOC: Oh great the VIS have found a million years old talking trash bin  :D)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 20, 2006, 03:47:25 pm
\\The Wexxians are already on their way; the cruiser Andromeda in on the way.

We have rarely been in contact with AI other than ourself and are therefor exited of this news.

\Greetings fellow artificial being. We are the Wexxians a robotic people that have roamed the stars for only few years.

-What is your name?

-what will you do now?

-Is it possible to interface you with the Ancient database on the Originator station (The Wexxians have for a long time known of the database in the precursor station, but has newer been able to interface it with anything and therefor the content is unknown) \

have a nice day\\

(OOC: Oh great the VIS have found a million years old talking trash bin  :D)

I Acknowledge.

- I am not informed. I was not designated a name.

- Await instructions

- I am not informed. From available data it would appear that the precursors which created you were not those which created me. They may have coexisted, but I am not informed.

- You also
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on May 20, 2006, 04:43:41 pm
resent events lead the Wexxians to require the AI transported to the Originator station for atemht to interface it with the ancient database.

\\We are sorry to ask this of you bur the resent sighing of a multidimensional being that threatens the life and freedom of the universe has disturbed us greatly. we believe that in the database we may find information on how the being can be stooped.\\
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: xcoldcloudx on May 20, 2006, 07:15:51 pm
hey krakow sam heres a yugioh card that looks like the ViS :D

(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/1498/db1en2109re.th.jpg) (http://img119.imageshack.us/my.php?image=db1en2109re.jpg)

Kind of like your picture though it has two eyes. Thought it was funny! ;D

Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 02:37:13 am
resent events lead the Wexxians to require the AI transported to the Originator station for atemht to interface it with the ancient database.

\\We are sorry to ask this of you bur the resent sighing of a multidimensional being that threatens the life and freedom of the universe has disturbed us greatly. we believe that in the database we may find information on how the being can be stooped.\\


// Alright. In light of relations between our people I have to let you. But be careful.
This thing outperformed me in every test of intelligence and logical reasoning we threw at it... and these precursors put it in charge of of rubbish dump. I mean, its cruel! This thing has massive potential and someone basically lobotomised it so it would run their lanfill. Even if it was running the most advanced recycling facility in the galaxy, and had to track every molecule on the surface of the planet, it would only have to run at 5% capacity.
So again, be careful. For its sake, and yours.

"Computer, you will go with the Wexxians. You must listen to what they tell you"
- I understand.
// 
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 11:08:06 am
ViS computers pick up an unidentified craft in one of the furthest reaches of their territory. It is not near any ViS facilities, being in a largely empty area of space and there is no visual confirmation of it. It is sending out incredibly simplistic signals in binary.

101010101010101010101010.....

There seems no immediate logical reason for why the craft should be emitting a binary coding so apparently devoid of meaning. After tracking it for a long while, ViS technicians notice that it has a distinct pattern to it's movement. It appears to be conducting some sort of sweep.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 11:27:08 am
On board the ViS survey vessel "Survey vessel 268".

"Captain."
"What is it technician?"
"Sensors have picked up a hyperwave transmission from an unknown source. It is sending a simplistic message in a binary code"
"Contents of message?"
"It is not intelligable sir. Simply on/off/on/off. It has not ended. Possible interpretations are the first letter of the universal alphabet repeated endlessly or a numerical value which has not yet ended, so far equivalent to 4.184734490257787e+57 and rising."
"Very well, send a message to system administration to inform them. We will investigate further. Set coordinates for last position of the craft. Ready trans-mat beam for specimen collection."
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 11:35:12 am
Scout Two was not having any luck. It had been sending out a simplistic message as a test for nearby consciousness for a long time. As of yet there had been no responses. Machine One, whose consciousness was imbued this vehicle, continued to send out the message in the hope of finding the Doctor, or at least a species that could help it in its search.

Continue. Transmission.

Continue. On. Course. Set.


The vessel continued its lonely hunt.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 11:41:05 am
Scout Two was big, but the ViS ship was bigger. The survey vessel closed in on the object and locked on the trans-mat beam, transporting Scout two into the ship's main hangar.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 11:46:01 am
As soon as the ship was in the hangar, the binary signals ceased. There ship was odd in its appearance. There were no ports, no viewing windows, no apparent entrances or exits. It appeared to be an entirely solid mass. The only markings on the surface were the rear engine thrusters, and a number of closed vents on the sides of the craft.

The ship hunkered silently as the ViS began to examine it.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 11:50:01 am
ViS technicians 126 and 398 and xenoscientist 14-a were assigned to study the vessel. Nothing could be gleaned from casual observation so a multigrade scanner was hauled into the Hangar. As soon as the scanner was activated the vessle suddenly began transmitting again. The scanner display flashed the word "Doctor"...
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 11:56:30 am
Doctor.

Are. There. Doctor(?)

The message is slightly scrambled, whatever is sending the message is attempting to hijack the ViS lingual information processors present in the scanner.

Doctor.


Are. There. Doctor(?)

This. One. Machine.

This. One. Machine.

Are. There. Doctor(?)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 11:59:54 am
"Captain."
"What is it 14-a?"
"The object in hangar 1 is trasmitting a message. It appears desirous of acertaining the location of a doctor."
"Send the Xenobiology team to communicate with it. In the mean time set a course for inahbited space."
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 12:11:02 pm
Doctor.

Are. There. Doctor(?)


The Xenobiologists were stumped. They had attempted to communicate with the ship through the scanner's linguistic programming, but the ship was not responding. It merely kept restating its desire to find the Doctor. With each passing message, the intelligence seemed to gain more knowledge about the language it was using and its grammer and meaning improved.

Where. Is. The. Doctor(?)


Scout Two was refusing to answer messages the beings were transmitting. Scout Two's current objective consisted of sweeping for the Doctor. Advanced thought or logic was not on its current agenda. All information gained was being sent back to Shuttle One for consideration and processing across a secure channel the ViS could not pick up. Eventually Shuttle One responded.

Spatial. Area. Sweep. Impossible.

Change. Objective.

Investigate. Species.

Classify. And. Record.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 12:19:05 pm
"Captain."
"Yes number 9."
"The device is exhibiting new behavior. It is transmitting messages which suggest it is aware and seems to express a desire to study us. I recommend we pursue standard first contact procedure."
"Understood. I am in transit"

The captain arrives in the hangar and is shown the communcations apparatus the scientists have set up.

"Unidentified alien object. I am captain 19 of the ViS species. We do not seek to harm you. Please state your intentions"
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 12:21:36 pm
I. Am. Machine. One.

State. Necessary. Classifications. Of. 'ViS'.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 12:25:25 pm
"We are the ViS. We are an amphibian decended biological species devoted to simplicty and efficiency through advanced scientific knowledge and technology. Several hundred cycles ago our species underwent a genetic simplifcation to remove superflous biological features and improve efficiency. Identify yourself and state your inentions. Are you an artificial construct or is this device simply recieving transmissions from a remote loaction?"
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 12:34:19 pm
Affirmative. Both.

Artificial. Construct. AND. Remote. Location. Transmission.


There is a pause, and then another message appears.

Conducting. Information. Scanning.

One of the vents on Scout Two opens and a drone drops onto the floor, bouncing on its hinged legs. It is much smaller than its Shuttle One compatriots, and only has a scanning beam and sensors on board.

Before the ViS can respond, it shines its scanner all around the hangar, causing the captain and his crew to shield their optic sensors. The machine then quickly scuttles back onto the ship and the vent snaps shut.

The messages continue.

Physiological. Classification. Complete.

Classification. Organic.

Mental. Input. Output. Classification. Complete.

Classification. Mechanical.

The machine seems baffled by this, and does not transmit for a while.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 12:45:08 pm
OOC: Heh heh, nice. Mechanical thought processes from artificially engineered brains.

"You appear to have difficulty understanding us, this is not unusual. We have a special database prepared for first contact situations. We have a copy in this datastick"

The captain drops the datastick outside the hatch from which the scuttling robot emerged"
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 12:55:16 pm
The little machine exits the hatch, takes the datastick in its front two legs and examines it with its optic sensor for a while. It drops it on the floor, and with the sharp points of its legs levers the body of the stick open with a loud *crack*. The ViS watch on bemused as two cables emerge from the underside of the drone and connect directly into the workings of the information device. It freezes completely still, all motor function paused while the upload was completed. Eventually it begins to move again and detaches the cables, which vanish seamlessly into its underside. It returns once more into Scout Two.

Data. Assimilated.

ViS. Identified.

Threat. To. Machine. One. Minimal.

ViS. Added. To. Species. Classification. 'Neutral'.

Continue. Dialogue.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 12:59:03 pm
"What are your intentions, Machine?"
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 01:02:12 pm
A lone message appears on the screen.

Find. The. Doctor.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 01:35:34 pm
"Which doctor? I take it our Xenobiologists were insufficient for what you have in mind. For what purpose do you need to find this Doctor?"
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 01:47:27 pm
The. Only. Doctor.

The. Doctor. = Creator.


There is a brief pause and then

The. Doctor. Will. Assign. Purpose.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 02:00:32 pm
"You are an artificial construct seeking your creator?"
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 02:07:41 pm
Correct.

Contact. With. The. Doctor. Ceased. Before. Purpose. Was. Assigned.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 02:16:21 pm
"We will provide you with a complete list of all science personell whose existance is not classified from all species we have had contact with. It seems unlikely one of these will be your doctor, however. The area of space from which you came was thought to be totally uninhabited."

Datastick is placed.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 02:25:26 pm
The ship engages in its usual method of assimilating the information, the drone once more sent out to interface with the datastick. After the information had been digested, the screen came to life again.

Negative. All. Of. These. Scientists. Are. Organics.

The. Doctor. Can. Not. Be. Organic.

The. Species. Named. 'Wexxians'. Is. Illogical. And. Does. Not. Exist.

Amend. Your. Records.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 02:36:12 pm
"The Wexxians certainly exist. We have frequent contact with them. Our leader is a hybrid AI construct comprising Wexxian and ViS artificial intelligence programming. A hyperspace signal would reach the Wexxian home sytem and be back again within 20 milicycles if you require verification of their existence."
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 02:38:13 pm
Verification. Not. Required.

They. Do. Not. Exist.

Machine. One. Is. The. Only. Artificial. Intelligence. In. The. Universe.

Amend. Your. Records.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 02:59:41 pm
The captain activates a com link to another part of the ship.

"Communications officer 12"
"Yes captain?"
"Is the commas nexus to VISTA operational"
"Yes captain"
"Open a channel to our leader. Authorization 116922.4"
"Yes captain"
<static>
"This is HEIR. Why are you calling me captain?"
"We have discovered an unusual artefact in deep space. It is an advanced artificial intelligence. It refuses to believe in the existance of other artificial intelligences. We believed the simplest way to convince it would be to allow it to converse with you."
"You did well captain.
Alien intelligence. I am HEIR. I am an artificial intelligence like you. Do you understand?
Just so theres no doubt I am transmitting the solution to a logical problem which can not be solved by organic intelligences known as the Babbage paradox. It has been independantly discovered by several researchers into artificial intelligence, so it is likely you are aware of it."
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 03:13:34 pm
The machine takes the answer into its system. It thinks for a while then answers.

You. Can. Not. Be. An. Artificial. Intelligence.

You. Have. Answered. The. Babbage. Paradox.

Therefore.The. Babbage. Paradox. Is. Flawed. As. A. Test.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 21, 2006, 03:14:31 pm
"If I'm not an AI then what am I?"
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 21, 2006, 03:17:29 pm
You. Must. EITHER. Be. Organic. OR. Of. Unknown. Classification.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on May 22, 2006, 04:16:08 am
\\Mesage from Wexxian leader to Heir:

We have attempted to connect the Ancient AI with our Database, It seams that the technology was compatible to some extent, however the connection between the AI and the database was short and unstable, along with the fact that the process was greatly demanding for the AI. While attempting  to connect the AI was confronted by some sort of forrunner anti-intruder program who fended of our attempts to aces the data.
while we have gained some knowledge we do not want to risk another attempt, the program we encountered may only be the first line of defense of the database.

It will take time to go over all the data that we DID get out of the attempt, we now have more time to look it over in because the threat seems to have gone for now, we will continue our investigation on this mater as we fear that more of these things may lurk out of sight.

We have heard of your contact with another AI;  Machine. One, we would greatly like to communicate with this entity, but with our knowledge of AI´s we know that there is three possibilities for a first contact scenario;

One; Machine. One will realice that his base of information is flawed and will try to learn from it,  ;D
Two; Machine. One will NOT realice that his base of information is flawed and will therefore classify the Wexxians as Unknown. Classification.  :P
Three; Machine. One will NOT realice that his base of information is flawed and will therefore simplify things by eliminating all Wexxians!   ???

We hope it will not be scenario number three...

The Wexxians eternal love to all VIS\\
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 22, 2006, 12:03:04 pm
Scout Two sat in the hangar of the ViS craft, the consciousness it carried growing more and more confused. Why did these organics, whose society was supposedly based on rigid science and logic (of which Machine One understood), persist in trying to convince it of something that was a logical impossibility?

Machine One decided that Scout Two was in a position of weakness. Its movement was restricted inside the ViS ship, and the ViS were far more technologically advanced than the Yaldarians. Moves must be made.

It began transmitting on its secure frequency.

Scout. Two. Broadcasting. To. Shuttle. One.

Require. Assistance.


This message repeated over and over, passing through the void of space.

In a star system hundreds of lightyears out of ViS space, Shuttle One recieved the message.

Scout. Craft. Assemble. Fleet. Formation.

Slowly the Scout Craft assembled. Machine One had constructed more during the sweep for the Doctor. Scout Eight was the last to manouvre into position.

Signal. Traced. Moving. To. Intercept.

ViS. Classification. = Neutral. BUT. Aggressive. Response. Possible.

The massive hulk of Shuttle One and its orbiting scouts pointed themselves in the direction of the ViS craft and set off in formation.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on May 23, 2006, 10:23:24 am
\\Hold your Torpals! we can handle this! an escort may frigthen the entity!\\

A small Wexxian scout ship is deployed from the Transport and sets a course for the unknown object while attempting to communicate with it! (a Wexxian scout has no weapons, only communication equipment)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 25, 2006, 05:07:50 am
Hmmm. Since the ViS are now minor to this story maybe you should continue it in the Machine 1 thread.

(No problem. Any way a mod can splice the unneccessary posts from this thread and dump them in the Machine One thread?)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: LadyM on May 27, 2006, 06:30:44 am
Hmmm. Since the ViS are now minor to this story maybe you should continue it in the Machine 1 thread.

(No problem. Any way a mod can splice the unneccessary posts from this thread and dump them in the Machine One thread?)
Yes but it would take me awhile to sort through it and figure out which ones to move. Maybe you could tell me what page and post to start with.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Havoc on May 27, 2006, 06:41:24 am
Page 17, post 241 is a good place to start, everything before that is more ViS + Machine One interaction.

Thanks very much, I appreciate the help.  :)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on May 27, 2006, 07:55:47 am
Hehe, Ben Stein. Now I can imagine eye-moisturizer commercials for the ViS. "For Dry, Itchy Eyes, please purchase Clear-Optical Organ. Wow."
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: LadyM on June 04, 2006, 04:40:10 pm
Page 17, post 241 is a good place to start, everything before that is more ViS + Machine One interaction.

Thanks very much, I appreciate the help.  :)

Okay, its finally done and merged with Machine One. I hope thats what you wanted and I got the correct ones.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 05, 2006, 03:36:54 am
Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Lambsquirter on June 05, 2006, 05:01:19 am
any more new pictures of the vis
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 05, 2006, 07:14:39 am
Hmmm. I havent been able to think of anything new to illustrate. Everyone post suggestions and things youd like to see.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Consideration on June 05, 2006, 08:54:37 am
Vivec wants to see a ViS stripper;).
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Kyyp on June 05, 2006, 08:56:49 am
A stripper?
Do ViS even wear clothes?
Would a ViS stripper just be V-Man dropping his briefcase? (I don't remember if they can do that or not)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Wizard on June 05, 2006, 08:57:01 am
I  want to see a ViS stripper ;).
*Fixed
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Consideration on June 05, 2006, 09:10:43 am
PlayViS Bunny emote is needed here.

check "Recaliming Durl? thread.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 05, 2006, 11:09:15 am
If youd look back in this thread you would see that 'Stripper' is the name given to the spaceships the ViS use to mine the surface of planets.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Wizard on June 05, 2006, 11:16:00 am
Do they call a planet buster a "hooker" then?
 ;D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 05, 2006, 11:19:00 am
No, because planet busting does not involve hooks of any kind. You're dealing with creatures which have no imagination here, remember.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Genesis on June 05, 2006, 11:20:18 am
Thats right.


How about a ViS tactician
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on June 05, 2006, 11:54:40 am
I want to see an insane ViS who claims he can see in color and thus splatters paint everywhere and calls everyone "boring."
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Consideration on June 05, 2006, 12:01:05 pm
If youd look back in this thread you would see that 'Stripper' is the name given to the spaceships the ViS use to mine the surface of planets.
I'm well aware of that.

I like the idea of an insane ViS.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Genesis on June 05, 2006, 01:04:08 pm
Yes, could you do another Insane ViS, perhaps in better detail?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 05, 2006, 02:45:15 pm
Yes, could you do another Insane ViS, perhaps in better detail?
The insane ViS wasnt mine... but I can do one of my own if youd like... <adds to to-do list>.

Edit: Here ya go.

(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Visanity.jpg)
http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Visanity.jpg

Occasionally (through physical trauma or just an inherant defect), some ViS can become a little...unhinged.
It goes without saying that theyre asigned for liquidation without delay.
The ViS pictured can no longer carry out his function as a supervisor of the paperclip warehouse because his brain seems to think it can see colours (the rainbow colours are all in his mind... wooo!). Two of his collegues are kindly escorting him to a liquidation booth.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on June 05, 2006, 04:08:40 pm
Wait, so the colors that are on his skins just his imagination? Great jorb.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 05, 2006, 04:09:28 pm
Yeah, its like on TV where when a character goes insane you sometimes see what he sees but not from his perspective. ViS dont keep rainbow paint lying around.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Genesis on June 05, 2006, 05:42:00 pm
In that case why isn't he entirely that color?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on June 05, 2006, 05:44:20 pm
Because he's a ViS? He may be insane enough to see colors, but not THAT INSANE.

Atleast, that's my theory.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Genesis on June 05, 2006, 05:54:23 pm
Does it really work that way with humans?  ::)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Vivec on June 05, 2006, 05:55:40 pm
Does it really work that way with humans?  ::)

Is a ViS a human?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on June 05, 2006, 05:57:17 pm
Hmm. An intriguing question. Let's ask Sam!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Genesis on June 05, 2006, 06:01:29 pm
They are simple and uncreative enough. (No insult intended.)
I meant that as an example, our ONLY example mind you.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 06, 2006, 02:19:29 am
They are simple and uncreative enough. (No insult intended.)
I meant that as an example, our ONLY example mind you.
Just because you didnt think of them.

It took Leonardo Da Vinci to invent the ball-bearing you know.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Genesis on June 06, 2006, 04:03:44 am
I know you thought of them, but I might have if I was HERE before they were made...
(Once again I mean no harm.)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 06, 2006, 05:15:15 am
(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Viswell1.jpg)

At the beginning of July 1947, mysterious lights were sighted over the New Mexico desert. At a nearby airbase a young soldier noticed a streak of light which seemingly landed somewhere nearby. He tells his superiors, who order him not to talk to anyone else about what he saw.

(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Viswell2.jpg)
The next day a small group of military vehicles follow a plume of smoke into the desert, where they find a large rectangular object half buried in the ground. A ditch extends for several miles behind it, indicating it must have been moving with phenomenal momentum.
The object is hoisted onto a truck and taken to a secret installation somewhere in the desert.

(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Viswell 3.jpg)
One week later a group of high-ranking officials gather at the airbase. A man clad in a white lab coat shows them startling footage on a black and white projector. The autopsy of an extra-terrestrial life-form. The men make their own conclusions regarding this footage, and before the man in the lab coat can correct them, the door of the room swings open...

To be continued (dun, dun, dah!)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on June 06, 2006, 05:32:18 am
Uhh. exiting!  :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Consideration on June 06, 2006, 09:07:08 am
Awesome. Like that Futurama episode "Roswell That Ends Well".
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 06, 2006, 09:28:14 am
Except without time-travel. ViS dont have popcorn.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 06, 2006, 02:06:16 pm
LOL So thats why there is such a Burrocracy in the US after Roswell, the ViS are controling it!! :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 06, 2006, 02:08:11 pm
LOL So thats why there is such a Burrocracy in the US after Roswell, the ViS are controling it!! :P
I actually got the idea of the roswell thing from your tiki Naucean pic you did a while back.


Ive actually alread finished part two but I'm not posting it yet to build the suspense (wooo!)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 06, 2006, 02:11:31 pm
Cool. Its interesting to see what other species will visit Earth. The trick is to make your speces fit a mythology or lore. Or in this case the myth of Roswell. *Imagines th Torpal visiting and becomming the legend of bigfoot or yeti*
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 06, 2006, 02:18:19 pm
Cool. Its interesting to see what other species will visit Earth. The trick is to make your speces fit a mythology or lore. Or in this case the myth of Roswell. *Imagines th Torpal visiting and becomming the legend of bigfoot or yeti*
Yeah, I only went ahead with this because the ViS might plausibly be mistaken for Greys (with a little change in the retelling of course). Torpal as the yeti would be great... any creatures here which could pass for the Loch Ness monster?

Oh, and I guess the Nauceans are responsible for all the cattle mutilations weve been having recently?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 06, 2006, 02:24:39 pm

Oh, and I guess the Nauceans are responsible for all the cattle mutilations weve been having recently?

Shhh your not suppose to know that :P The Nauceans are perfecting the perfect hamburger by splicing Earth Bovine with Akaz Imizin. ;)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: operaghost21 on June 06, 2006, 02:52:21 pm
Cool. Its interesting to see what other species will visit Earth. The trick is to make your speces fit a mythology or lore. Or in this case the myth of Roswell. *Imagines th Torpal visiting and becomming the legend of bigfoot or yeti*
Yeah, I only went ahead with this because the ViS might plausibly be mistaken for Greys (with a little change in the retelling of course). Torpal as the yeti would be great... any creatures here which could pass for the Loch Ness monster?

Oh, and I guess the Nauceans are responsible for all the cattle mutilations weve been having recently?

not quite close enough imo...damn...now i've got to go find something i can use! :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 06, 2006, 02:59:40 pm
Cool. Its interesting to see what other species will visit Earth. The trick is to make your speces fit a mythology or lore. Or in this case the myth of Roswell. *Imagines th Torpal visiting and becomming the legend of bigfoot or yeti*
Yeah, I only went ahead with this because the ViS might plausibly be mistaken for Greys (with a little change in the retelling of course). Torpal as the yeti would be great... any creatures here which could pass for the Loch Ness monster?

Oh, and I guess the Nauceans are responsible for all the cattle mutilations weve been having recently?

not quite close enough imo...damn...now i've got to go find something i can use! :D
There must be some blue god with four arms... maybe one of the indian gods?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: operaghost21 on June 06, 2006, 03:02:22 pm
Cool. Its interesting to see what other species will visit Earth. The trick is to make your speces fit a mythology or lore. Or in this case the myth of Roswell. *Imagines th Torpal visiting and becomming the legend of bigfoot or yeti*
Yeah, I only went ahead with this because the ViS might plausibly be mistaken for Greys (with a little change in the retelling of course). Torpal as the yeti would be great... any creatures here which could pass for the Loch Ness monster?

Oh, and I guess the Nauceans are responsible for all the cattle mutilations weve been having recently?

not quite close enough imo...damn...now i've got to go find something i can use! :D
There must be some blue god with four arms... maybe one of the indian gods?

hehe yeah i'll find something...

like the vis at roswell, btw  :)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on June 06, 2006, 03:33:28 pm
Hey, maybe The Squillisk inspired Lovecraft!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 06, 2006, 09:34:22 pm
Cool. Its interesting to see what other species will visit Earth. The trick is to make your speces fit a mythology or lore. Or in this case the myth of Roswell. *Imagines th Torpal visiting and becomming the legend of bigfoot or yeti*
Yeah, I only went ahead with this because the ViS might plausibly be mistaken for Greys (with a little change in the retelling of course). Torpal as the yeti would be great... any creatures here which could pass for the Loch Ness monster?

Oh, and I guess the Nauceans are responsible for all the cattle mutilations weve been having recently?

not quite close enough imo...damn...now i've got to go find something i can use! :D
There must be some blue god with four arms... maybe one of the indian gods?

hehe yeah i'll find something...

like the vis at roswell, btw  :)

Now ya wish you were a borning dragon eh? So easy to pass them off as an earth dragon :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 09, 2006, 09:11:18 pm
Hey Sam... I'm glad you show interest in my Necromonicons... cause they sure show interest in the ViS... you should concider genetically altering them to have a faster and higher birth rate... cause I can forsee entire legions of ViS solders being torn to shreds by the massive blades of my giant armored ostrich from hell...  ;D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Genesis on June 09, 2006, 09:13:18 pm
Please don't give him ideas, My Ryndalians will cause enough chaos with them as it is.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 10, 2006, 12:24:04 pm
I think the Ryndalians may be spared from the Necromonicon wrath... for now. The only thing Necromonicons enjoy more than killing for the herd, is watching others fight and getting the leftovers with no effort involved. Its not dignified by their religion to back out of a fight but when one can aquire freebies it lets them survive to fight another day, with bigger numbers, the entire herd wins.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 11, 2006, 03:16:02 pm
The story continues:
(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Viswell4.jpg)

The important men are drawn away from the autopsy footage as the dor swings open. Outside are three men in black suits and sunglasses. Each holds a grey briefcase and all three are smoking. The middle man puts down his case and pulls out an id card from his pocket, it shows him to be part of a top-secret governement investigation agency. The Man moves jerkily, as if not accustomed to having joints in his arms.
The men in black ask the people present about what they have seen, speaking in strange monotonous voices with odd inflection. The Military men assure the men in black that no-one else knows of what they have seen.
The lead Man says that this makes things easy. He reaches to open his briefcase...

(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Viswell5.jpg )

The next day the base is operating as normal. There is no evidence that naything happened here... or is there.

(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Viswell6.jpg)
Deep in the desert, a concrete bunker burns down. When it was found again, the only contents were ashes.
No cuboid craft has since crashed on Earth. But since that day, every report of strange lights in the sky has always attracted the attention of mysterious smoking men in black suits...
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: operaghost21 on June 11, 2006, 05:10:43 pm
so that's the deal behind the men in black...sweet  8)  ;D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Raisins on June 12, 2006, 08:05:47 am
I think you've taken "I know, i'll just make it simple!" too far
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 12, 2006, 08:30:13 am
I think you've taken "I know, i'll just make it simple!" too far
How so?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: emmet on June 13, 2006, 10:18:11 am
Thats not true, the ViS are just keeping down the truth to us inferior beings, lol
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 13, 2006, 10:21:52 am
You want the truth? You cant Handle the truth!!!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: emmet on June 13, 2006, 10:44:50 am
maybe so.... maybe so  :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 14, 2006, 01:30:30 am
(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Vis%20Homeworld.jpg)

Thanks to Werechicken for this picture of the ViS homeworld. As you can see: Misty.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: werechicken on June 14, 2006, 03:54:42 am
Oooh what's that warm happy sensation, could it be self-satisfaction?
No wait I'm sitting next to the radiator :D

But seriously if anyone wants me to make a little scene of their world just PM, although I haven't mastered vegetation...
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: FluffyJane on June 14, 2006, 06:00:26 am
Wow, that's beautiful.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Branko on June 14, 2006, 08:55:57 am
Great picture. Drove some more.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Kyyp on June 14, 2006, 08:56:18 am
Is the ground and sky supposed to be green and blue like that?
I thought everything was grey.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 14, 2006, 09:48:11 am
Is the ground and sky supposed to be green and blue like that?
I thought everything was grey.
You find me a gas that reflects grey light and I'll fill the planet with it  ::)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Kyyp on June 14, 2006, 10:28:38 am
Well what about the ground?
Shouldn't that be grey at least?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Brutus on June 14, 2006, 01:20:00 pm
would not the vis be very good fighters as they have such a simple anatomy you could very quickly train doctors to master their anatomy and learn just patch 'em up and send em back in to fight? show me a Vis army!!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: emmet on June 14, 2006, 01:47:16 pm
I want more info on the ViS!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 14, 2006, 02:17:19 pm
would not the vis be very good fighters as they have such a simple anatomy you could very quickly train doctors to master their anatomy and learn just patch 'em up and send em back in to fight? show me a Vis army!!
Doctors? Whatever for? Why waste resources on healing people when you can just liquidate them and grow or defrost new ones?
You'll see a ViS army soon enough, dont you worry  ;)

I want more info on the ViS!
What do you want to know about specifically? Ive covered most everything I can think of in this thread already.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on June 14, 2006, 02:18:39 pm
I want to know a ViS evolution and learn more about the old ViS
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 14, 2006, 02:23:50 pm
I want to know a ViS evolution and learn more about the old ViS
They were big newts. They had a very boring and uneventful history which basically revolved around farming algae and trying to find solid fuel to burn. They had a one week long war with no casualties to determine if gods existed. It was concluded they didnt.
During a brief philosophical phase they had a long protracted debate about whether they should strive for simplicity through simple actions and return to a pre-civilised life, or whether the end justified the means and it was permitted to use complex methods to achieve simplicity. The latter house eventually triumphed over the former because the 'simple actions' Vis starved to death one year when the algae harvest was poor, believing that stockpiling food was uneccesarily complicated. 
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 28, 2006, 12:19:21 pm
The ViS are jumping on the ridiculously large space-station bandwagon. Presenting the ViS Magnadisk:

(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Visdisc.jpg)
The Magnadisk has a diameter of 4,500km. The central node being about half the size of a medium sized mother sphere. The prupose of the Magnadisk is not combat, but the ViS have aknowledged that the Nauceans pretty much have a monopoly on time travel. For this reason a daring new use was found for Zero-point energy. The Magnadisk is designed to channel and focus ZPE so it can be harnessed for punching through the fabric of spacetime. Effectively opening a portal to an alternate universe. This isnt as crazy as it might sound, as a majority of these universes are either empty, or empty of life, meaning the risk of invaders from dimension X is very small indeed.
(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Visdiskcharge.jpg)
Above is the Magnadisk charging to tear the universe a new spacehole. Tangible lines of ZP flux emanate at right angles from inside the disk rim and overlap when they enter the central teleport chamber. The 'cage' of flux lines around a central point results in 'gaps' in space being forcibly held open, allowing ViS probes and (if the universe is deemed safe) and science vessels to enter.

A particularly useful discovery has been a universe composed almost uniformly of antihydrogen gas. Giving the ViS a prime source of antimatter for experiments.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on June 28, 2006, 12:44:33 pm
What if they end up in the Evil Universe and meet the overly complex NegaViS beaurocracy of evil, with goatees?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 28, 2006, 12:45:29 pm
What if they end up in the Evil Universe and meet the overly complex NegaViS beaurocracy of evil, with goatees?

Dude, I would LOVE to see a ViS with evil eyebrows and a goatee! :o
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on June 28, 2006, 12:46:45 pm
What if they end up in the Evil Universe and meet the overly complex NegaViS beaurocracy of evil, with goatees?

Dude, I would LOVE to see a ViS with evil eyebrows and a goatee! :o
You mean evil eyeBROW. They're cyclopoids!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 28, 2006, 12:48:22 pm
I know, I just find it hard to show an evil expression with one eyebrow, unless it bends into a V shape... acctually that would be prefect for the ViS lol this could be sweet  8)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on June 28, 2006, 12:57:59 pm
(http://img438.imageshack.us/img438/6977/negavis5zz.png)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 28, 2006, 01:00:04 pm
I just pee'd my pants with sheer AWESOMENESS! GO NEGAViS!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on June 28, 2006, 01:01:53 pm
I take requests, too.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 28, 2006, 03:02:07 pm
Could you rehost it please? IFor some reason my computer doesnt like imageshack  :(
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: emmet on June 28, 2006, 03:13:20 pm
Ooh using the phrase dimension X now are we? I really should have trademarked that... :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 28, 2006, 03:15:47 pm
Only as a single example... since we havent been invaded we must conclude the true dimension X is yet undiscovered
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: emmet on June 28, 2006, 03:21:12 pm
And it would never be possible for the Omic and ViS or Anubians to meet in there because it is infinite nothingness.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 28, 2006, 03:24:24 pm
No. Dimension X is full of invaders in stunning TECHNICOLOUR (R). What the Omic found we'll call dimension χ (Chi).
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: emmet on June 28, 2006, 03:28:51 pm
Wow, the ViS must hate technicolour invaders, too colourful!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 28, 2006, 03:45:07 pm
(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d173/nuclearchinchila/PreSimplifyViS.jpg)

Heres the presimplified ViS courtesy of Nuclearchinchilla. Since he has weapons he must be from the 1 week war period, which resulted in no casualties.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: operaghost21 on June 28, 2006, 04:04:59 pm
 :D  awesome
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Creature963 on June 28, 2006, 04:11:03 pm
The ViS continue to be the best creature on the forums.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Wizard on June 28, 2006, 04:23:36 pm
Hey there KS, I just wanted to share something I found funny when I got it in my Email this morning.

Autodesk wanted me to attend an event. Guess what this event was called?  ;)

http://dvc.vismasters.com/
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on June 28, 2006, 05:28:12 pm
I can't rehost it somewhere else, sorry Sam.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Wizard on June 28, 2006, 05:30:40 pm
I can't rehost it somewhere else, sorry Sam.

Try www.imgcity.net
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on June 28, 2006, 05:57:33 pm
Won't let me.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 29, 2006, 01:15:15 am
Hey there KS, I just wanted to share something I found funny when I got it in my Email this morning.

Autodesk wanted me to attend an event. Guess what this event was called?  ;)

http://dvc.vismasters.com/
Heh heh. Shame the event is based on something creative.  :P

A google image search for NegaViS turned this up:
(http://www.cong.ac.jp/topics/img/20051221/negavis.jpg)

makes sense if you ask me  :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Consideration on June 29, 2006, 05:53:46 am
Erm........*debates whether to search for "Auyuelcliad"*
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Yokto on June 29, 2006, 08:30:45 am
I often do a search before i choice what name I'm going to use. Both regular Google, Google image search and a Wiki search.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 29, 2006, 02:55:53 pm
As I mentioned before, the chances of tunneling into a dimension with life is low. However, theorists quickly postualted that it might be possible to pinpoint the dimesional location of another magnadisk-like device. This was sucessfully tested when the ViS made brief contact with an alternate version of themselves. Below are depictions of ll alternate ViS so far encountered:

(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Visriety.png)
Clockwise from top left: Sinister nanobot roboViS, Aquatic ViS, Red ViS (otherwise identical in every way), Bipedal Facist Police state ViS, Cyborg Brain-case ViS, Mysterious hovering shadow ViS, "Let the games begin!" Decadent bizzaro ViS.

The huge energy outlay allows only brief communications between the universes, and the methods used to link two magnadisks allows only transmissions of energy, not matter, making travel between these universes impossible... for now. 
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: operaghost21 on June 29, 2006, 02:58:18 pm
cooool  8)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on June 29, 2006, 03:02:27 pm
Blast! No goatee!?

I do like the Aquatic ViS, though.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Yokto on June 29, 2006, 03:17:25 pm
Æthiran have smiler ideas about parales world. Most Technomancers follow a version of the many world interpertation of quatum mechanics. This come from a old philosophical statement that said that everything that can happen will happen as it is the will of the Shadow Emperor. Later after the temporial guardian was put in places stareships started to get lost as many of you know. Some believe that these Starships actually end up in these parales world. Also many stories for those that make it back about strange stings and sometimes strange object mattrials on these starships. Few dare to explore this realm of sciences as may just disperser. Hope you never take one of those reseach sations to Æthiran spaces. Who knows what will happen?  :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on June 29, 2006, 03:32:15 pm
Neat
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 30, 2006, 07:55:09 am
Hm, so the ViS simplified themselves in all dimensions? Surely there would be some where they didn't simplify themselves, or worse (at least to the ViS) - complexified themselves further!
Maybe only simplified ViS would consider constructing a dimensional tunneling device, therefore allowing themselves to be contacted by the ViS we know.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Yokto on June 30, 2006, 08:12:27 am
Hm, so the ViS simplified themselves in all dimensions? Surely there would be some where they didn't simplify themselves, or worse (at least to the ViS) - complexified themselves further!
Maybe only simplified ViS would consider constructing a dimensional tunneling device, therefore allowing themselves to be contacted by the ViS we know.

The greater Technomancers found it more like that finding a parallel world that are smiler to once own. Other world are to unstable or to Alien to be understand by the common creature of this world. In other world the Æthiran Technomancers partly agree with the Scientists of the ViS.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: TheNecromonicon on June 30, 2006, 11:50:31 pm
I just had an idea, what if the the other universe versions of the ViS aren't really the same species? Like what if in an other universe, another creature did the same thing as our ViS? Like what if the nanobot roboViS were simplified from a more war like Naceans or something? Where they make robots for a civil war, but then the robots go evil so they make the nano bots like in this universe! HAHAHA! But the nanobots got hacked by the robots! Yes! *twitches* And then the nano bots simplified the whole Nacean race! Then they went around, searching for more cells to transfer into nano bots! Then they affect one race by one, becoming a bigger blob of nano bots each minute, and in less then a day it would rule the whole universe!!!!! MAHAHAAHAHA!!! Then the blob will just sit there in the empty universe, doing nothing, no reason to live after you rule the whole universe, but then it gets ideas, the blob becomes a giant train of thought, figuring out every thing is the universe, writing down the history of every thing in that universe, then it eventually figures out how to hack the universe. It figures out how to go through time and other universes, figuring more as it takes control. Then it figures out something so much more advanced. Something humans can't even imagine! Thinking lightyears out of the box, figuring out how to create universes! Figuring out how to make universe completely different! Figuring out how to become a god! MAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHASAHAHSAHAHAHFGH!!!!!!!!


Sorry, got a little carried away there, just a concept that's been floating in my head for awhile. I think I just re-definned "thread hi-jacking".... I feel like I'm going to get flammed for this. Bigtime.


And the Shadow ViS are from the universes that they created, when the godly ViS want to go in the universe and veiw things that are going on they use this form to float their and watch!!! They control us!!! They control us!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!

On a lighter note, the ViS still kick ass  :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: emmet on June 30, 2006, 11:53:40 pm
I just had an idea, what if the the other universe versions of the ViS aren't really the same species? Like what if in an other universe, another creature did the same thing as our ViS? Like what if the nanobot roboViS were simplified from a more war like Naceans or something? Where they make robots for a civil war, but then the robots go evil so they make the nano bots like in this universe! HAHAHA! But the nanobots got hacked by the robots! Yes! *twitches* And then the nano bots simplified the whole Nacean race! Then they went around, searching for more cells to transfer into nano bots! Then they affect one race by one, becoming a bigger blob of nano bots each minute, and in less then a day it would rule the whole universe!!!!! MAHAHAAHAHA!!! Then the blob will just sit there in the empty universe, doing nothing, no reason to live after you rule the whole universe, but then it gets ideas, the blob becomes a giant train of thought, figuring out every thing is the universe, writing down the history of every thing in that universe, then it eventually figures out how to hack the universe. It figures out how to go through time and other universes, figuring more as it takes control. Then it figures out something so much more advanced. Something humans can't even imagine! Thinking lightyears out of the box, figuring out how to create universes! Figuring out how to make universe completely different! Figuring out how to become a god! MAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHASAHAHSAHAHAHFGH!!!!!!!!


Sorry, got a little carried away there, just a concept that's been floating in my head for awhile. I think I just re-definned "thread hi-jacking".... I feel like I'm going to get flammed for this. Bigtime.


And the Shadow ViS are from the universes that they created, when the godly ViS want to go in the universe and veiw things that are going on they use this form to float their and watch!!! They control us!!! They control us!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!

WERE DOOMED! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 05, 2006, 06:42:45 am
The Mobile Assault Fortress (MAF)
(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Visjuggernaught.png)

Just to make sure the ViS can kick ass in surface based combat the MAF was designed. This gargantuan vehicle/building shakes the earth with every step it takes and leaves a trail of destruction behind it for miles. The MAF is the ultimate in attrition warfare, slowly moving into enemy territory and driving them further and further back with each lumbering step.
Inside the MAF is like a fully functional base with energy reactors, factories, troop maturation devices and even a small research laboratory for developing new technologies on the fly or reverse engineering enemy defenses.
All this is encased in near impenetrable armor... only a high yield nuke or antimatter device delivered to a weak point could fell this titan and very few would actually reach the fortress because its surface is bristling with point defense devices including lasers, railguns and quasimatter arrays. Of course, it could also be felled by orbital bombardment, but since it is only used on planets under 'siege' which can not be conquered from space this is rarely an issue.
At the front and back are transmat devices which allow troops inside to be isntantly deployed, or as with the mobile shipyards, they can also be used to construct physical barriers or harvest mass directly from the planet surface. It is not unusual to see a deep canyon stretching out behind the MAF, the mass harvested being used to churn out a massive stream of vehicles at the front.

2 point perspective FTW!  :P (GCSE graphics came in handy for something)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Yokto on July 05, 2006, 08:01:21 am
Really cool warmachine. It so ViS!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on July 05, 2006, 08:35:47 am
Luke: "Use your harpons and towcabels, Aim for their legs!...."  ;)

Really love the design!  ;D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: huggkruka on July 05, 2006, 10:09:43 am
That's really cool. Complex, yet simplistic.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on July 05, 2006, 10:12:10 am
The ViS are probally the only race that would make a Walker without any joints on it.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: emmet on July 05, 2006, 10:34:43 am
I'll buy 7.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 05, 2006, 10:40:08 am
I'll buy 7.
I'm sorry, they arent for sale  :P

We can give you an excellent deal on some old garbage freighters though.

Note: ViS wouldnt actually have garbage freighters because theyre big on recycling.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: emmet on July 05, 2006, 10:51:58 am
Oh? I think you'll be interested in my, "princely" sum
*passes over briefcase of money, looks at krakow sam*
Oh fine!
*Passes over another 12 briefcases of money*
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on July 05, 2006, 10:55:25 am
The ViS aren't interested in briefcases that have openings.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 05, 2006, 11:01:15 am
The ViS dont even need money. They have a massive self sufficient empire.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on July 05, 2006, 11:05:54 am
Good thing the ViS are so friendly though.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 06, 2006, 03:39:57 am
Uh... yeah... 'friendly'   8)

Anyhoo. As time wore on and ViS territories expanded, it seemed that the UAB and its V-men were no longer a satisfactory way to defend the interests of the administration. They were too unpredictable, their methods too hard to fathom. Many believed they had deserted their original purpose, to protect ViS interests, and had started working to their own clandestine agendas. Around the time of the Necrid war the ViS began seeking out and hordeing countless precursor artifacts from thousands of worlds. Some were excavated, some were bought legitimately, some were simply whisked away in the dead of night. All were sent to top secret research establishments across ViS space. Tirelessly, these relics were studied and reverse engineered until, an indeterminate amount of time after the end of the Necrid war the Sentinels appeared all over ViS space and beyond:
(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Vissentinel.png)

The Sentinels are highly advanced robotic guardians programmed with a distinctly ViS oriented variation of the famous laws of robotics:
0. A Sentinel must not harm ViSkind, or through inaction allow ViSkind to come to harm
1. A Sentinel must strive to preserve simplicity in its actions except where this contradicts the 0th law
2. A Sentinel must protect its own existence, as long as such protection does not conflict with the Zeroth or First law.
3. A Sentinel must obey the orders given to it by any ViS except when these orders interfere with the Zeroth, first or Second laws.

As you can see in this version of the laws, individuals are not valued. A Sentinel could gun down a million ViS as long as it benefitted the species as a whole. Simplicity is more highly valued than survival, and preserving the highly advanced technology is more imporatnt than following the orders of sapients.
The Sentinels were developed by the reverse engineering of precursor technology and have manifold abilities which may be hard to explain. They can think in network, and in doing so can create a simulation of the universe which gives them powers almost bordering on the clairvoyant in some cases. The 3rd law is interesting in that when ordered to do something a sentinel will almost always refuse, citing the other laws. Very rarely a Sentinel has been known to actually follow an order.
Physically sentinels stand around 8 feet tall and hover a short distance above the ground. They are capable of full flight and can also travel through space unaided, although only at very low hyperspeeds. They manipulate obejcets by means of various force fields and tractor beams.
Sentinels can be found almost everywhere ViS are found and carry out the role of ultimate law enforcement in ViS space.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Yokto on July 06, 2006, 04:15:37 am
Wound not the Sentinels be at risk of going mad if they try to follow the laws literary?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 06, 2006, 07:32:35 am
Wound not the Sentinels be at risk of going mad if they try to follow the laws literary?
Theyre super intelligent, so far nothing has presented a big enough logical paradox to cause them problems and the four laws exist in a strict hiearchy.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Yokto on July 06, 2006, 07:43:27 am
Wound not the Sentinels be at risk of going mad if they try to follow the laws literary?
Theyre super intelligent, so far nothing has presented a big enough logical paradox to cause them problems and the four laws exist in a strict hiearchy.
I would say that is a Super intellgent AI that would get in to trouble because it would try to understand the laws then follow them literary. A dumb AI would act only on the infomation it knew and therefore avoid most problems. Of course a dumb AI is also likely to make mestakes base because it act directly on the infomation it knows.

But I'm not a AI researcher.  :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 06, 2006, 07:47:58 am
Theyre super intelligent but theyre designed to think very mechanically. The intelligence is put towards predicting and simulating the outcomes of events and deciphering chaos rather than simulating the mind of an organic being. They just follow the laws arbitrarily.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Yokto on July 06, 2006, 07:49:34 am
Would not really call that intelligent but hay i bet it works!  ;)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 06, 2006, 08:00:14 am
// What? They survived. Well well. We cant leave perfectly good troops waiting. Dispatch the Magnadisk to the following coordinates and await my instructions!//
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on July 06, 2006, 08:32:26 am
Well, considering how a good amount of the species in the galaxy seem to either destroy all organic life, or enslane it, the ViS are practically amiable.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: HanianKnight on July 06, 2006, 10:12:27 am
The kangorians dont want to destroy all organic life in the universe we just want to ummmm...... oh wait i left the oven on( jumps through the window)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 06, 2006, 03:04:36 pm
Well, considering how a good amount of the species in the galaxy seem to either destroy all organic life, or enslane it, the ViS are practically amiable.
Ah, well. See the ViS actually have wiped out a fair number of primitive species when they stripped their planets bare, but they dont make a policy of destruction. They only did it for the resources.

Edit: The ViS are highly rational, but they arent constrained by morals. the only reason they dont do anything really evil is because they know it would get them in trouble with the other species... but one day, when you least expect it... POW!  8)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Yokto on July 06, 2006, 03:23:03 pm
The Æthirans try to collect species. Their are some that do not care but due to their religion promotes diversification and collecting in general is few races that do get wipe out by the Æthirans by purposes. But it is commen to subjgate other species or even turn them in to pets or food even if they sapient.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on July 06, 2006, 10:08:56 pm
The Ghulos care not in the matter of lesser species, if they are intrigued enough they will introduce themselves and give the beings a life of peace under Ghulos rule.

The Squillisk, however, would observe and catalogue the race, and possibly lobby to get the zone declared a "No-go" zone so no race interferes with the primitives. The Squillisk are highly against uplifting.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: a14gt on July 11, 2006, 05:45:10 pm
to pull this up a vis short
(http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/9665/visshort5gw.png)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on July 11, 2006, 05:48:21 pm
Al-7 has been assigned to liquidation for viewing of unapproved material?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 12, 2006, 01:57:24 am
Al-7 has been assigned to liquidation for viewing of unapproved material?
Very possibly  :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 16, 2006, 05:38:19 pm
Even before the first Naucean ascended and became one with the universe, the ViS had begun a grand project. Truly colossal shipyards, the size of planets were constructed and used for the mass production of dimensional tunneling devices, the magnadisks.
Noone but the ViS knew their purpose. Many races speculated they were part of a plan to produce stable wormholes, as the ViS had successfully done previously, bringing much prosperity to the galaxy by allowing instantaneous travel over vast distances. But this was not so. Several thousand device were positioned around a huge area of ViS space and set charging power. One day later, all ViS ships across the galaxy immediately set off for the space inside the magnadisk perimeter. Every ViS left the world they were on and boarded the transports heading for this area. Before anyone could investigate, the Magnadisks discharged, and the space they encompassed was lit by dazzling light. When it was gone it became clear everything else had gone with it. This complete the Magnadisks self destructed, as did all ViS facilities galaxywide.
(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Viscention.png)
Only after much painstaking research did it become clear to the other races what had happened. The ViS had transported their entire civilization into a dimension 'below' ours. They had chosen to "ascend" into subspace. Here there was no matter, only energy, but the ViS nonetheless continued to exist as a vast combined consciousness, observing the other plains of existence for all eternity. An artists impression of Subspace is seen below.
(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Viscention2.png)

In ages to come, the ViS would be venerated as gods in their new position.

(Note, I am not discontinuing the ViS, as with Hydros Naucean ascention, this is simply what happens at the very end)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on July 16, 2006, 06:21:02 pm
Wow I really set a trend when I announced that I was going to let my Wexxians disappear, and that is not even certain that it will be the end  at all!!!

All the major species are disappearing! so this is what happened to the precursors! they got bored and left!

cool way of ascending though!  ;)

(Everything that has a beginning, has an end Neo!)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Axelgear on July 16, 2006, 07:03:28 pm
Everyone keeps ascending. And in a very Stargate-esque fashion no less. Now all we need is for someone to go into sleep for a few millenia...
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 16, 2006, 07:35:27 pm
Everyone keeps ascending. And in a very Stargate-esque fashion no less. Now all we need is for someone to go into sleep for a few millenia...

Thats pretty much what happens to the Necro. Only a few hundred eggs get to survive, and hatch without knowledge of the ND and their origins on a barren planet. Also, their cousins survive as genetic mutations created by the Fluffle, AEthiran, Ryndalians, Kratok, and whoever else stole some DNA.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 17, 2006, 02:29:33 am
Everyone keeps ascending. And in a very Stargate-esque fashion no less. Now all we need is for someone to go into sleep for a few millenia...
I dont see how this is stargate-esque... it has nothing to do with comprehending the secrets of the universe and more to do with building lots of big machines... plus the ViS all did it at once, not gradually like the ancients or Nauceans
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: HanianKnight on July 17, 2006, 09:40:53 am
So wait I dont get this, did you guys already acsend or are in the process of it, or is this just something thats going to happen in the future?  ???
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 17, 2006, 10:09:17 am
Interestign and very ViS way to ascend. Great job on this.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 17, 2006, 10:15:55 am
So wait I dont get this, did you guys already acsend or are in the process of it, or is this just something thats going to happen in the future?  ???
Its going to happen in the future
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Axelgear on July 17, 2006, 10:31:53 am
Everyone keeps ascending. And in a very Stargate-esque fashion no less. Now all we need is for someone to go into sleep for a few millenia...
I dont see how this is stargate-esque... it has nothing to do with comprehending the secrets of the universe and more to do with building lots of big machines... plus the ViS all did it at once, not gradually like the ancients or Nauceans

The Ori ascended as one, big, firey being. They can seperate now and then, but mostly stay as one, large "Purifying" flame.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 17, 2006, 10:39:04 am
The ViS are in no way affiliated with the intellectual property of the makers of Stargate.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 18, 2006, 03:45:29 pm
(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Visdestroyer.png)

In recent skirmishes with enemy ships the ViS relised they had no mid-sized offensive vessels. This was remedied some 9 hours later when the first Destroyer went into production. The destroyer is around the length of a ViS mining vessel but of course much wider. The outer faces of the four prongs at the front are encrusted with turrets for taking down small vessels, while the inner faces open up to reveal ridiculously huge energy cannons which can handily tear through large targets.
They can also spew out large numbers of brand new ViS mine drones (below). These are autonomous, self propelled... well, mines. they can also fly in ship wrecking formation and are very hard to gun down due to their erratic tumbling movements.
(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Visdrones.png)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: a14gt on July 18, 2006, 08:04:38 pm
nice real nice
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 19, 2006, 02:10:42 pm
(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Visluxspacebattle.png)

Heres a space battle between the ViS and Salux I did out of boredom. There are no stars because the battle is being fought right at the edge of the galaxy where the territories of the two intersect... yeah, thats a good excuse.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: operaghost21 on July 19, 2006, 02:12:44 pm
pretty ;D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on July 19, 2006, 03:15:42 pm
I miss the Salux, you should do more on them.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 19, 2006, 03:29:57 pm
Ok. Dig up the thread and give me some suggestions on what to do  :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Wizard on July 19, 2006, 04:41:44 pm
(http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/VIS.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 19, 2006, 05:01:09 pm
The invasion continues
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 19, 2006, 06:22:06 pm
I wonder what they sell there.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: stuck on July 19, 2006, 06:23:32 pm
Soylent Green.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on July 19, 2006, 06:27:35 pm
Soylent Green.

But it looked like clothes. So Soylent Green fablic clothes?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Slartibartfast on July 19, 2006, 11:31:05 pm
Finally: The Truth about the ViS.

Vis    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (vs)

An island of western Croatia off the Dalmatian coast south-southwest of Split. It is a popular resort.

VIS Vista (US Postal service standard street suffix)     
VIS Visibility     
VIS Visitor     
VIS Viewable Image Size (monitors)     
VIS Victim Impact Statement (criminal justice system)     
VIS Vienna International School     
VIS Vivienda de Interés Social (Colombia)   
VIS Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo (International Volunteers for Development)   
VIS Victorian Institute of Sport (Australia)   
VIS Vaccine Information Statement   
VIS Video Information System   
VIS Visible Imaging System   
VIS Voice Information System   
VIS Visalia, CA, USA - Visalia Municipal Airport (Airport Code)   
VIS Vibration Isolation System 
VIS Virtual Instruction Set   
VIS Vessel Identification System   
VIS Visible Image Size (video monitors)   
VIS Visual Information Specialist   
VIS Virus Security Institute   
VIS Visual/Visible   
VIS Vehicular Intercom System   
VIS Vehicle Inspection Standards   
VIS Verein der Informatikstudierenden an der eth Zürich (Swiss)   
VIS Vehicular Information System   
VIS visual imaging system (US DoD)   
VIS Vertical Incidence Sounder   
VIs Lowest Selectable Airspeed 

Why?  Because boredom kills.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: TheNecromonicon on July 19, 2006, 11:37:04 pm
Why?  Because boredom kills.

Word yo. Pass me some of whatever you're smokin :o
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 20, 2006, 01:31:43 am
Since this is my thread I get to derail it if I want.

How come hydro locked his creature topics? Was there a whole bunch of spam that later got deleted or is there some other reason?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Kratok on July 20, 2006, 01:42:06 am
I think it was about how he threatened to stop posting stuff about the Naucean
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: GrrrArrgh on July 20, 2006, 01:46:59 am
I'll take full credit for that, unless someone else said something I didn't get to read. And I should probably just keep my mouth shut, but will at least say if memory serves me correctly it's not the first time he's done something like that and it'll only be temporary.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Slartibartfast on July 20, 2006, 02:57:08 am
It may have been me as well.    :-[

After taking the poll, I commented on how the Blenderbub's appearance makes me queasy (want to puke) and asked some sardonic questions.  The poll was promptly deleted and the lockings soon followed.  My bad.  I'm apologetic.   :'(

STONE THE UNCLEAN ONE!!!

*Flees the angry mob*
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 20, 2006, 03:14:50 am
Right. Ok... so things were said and posts deleted. Right. thats all. Get back on the topic of what a genius I am for having invented the ViS
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: GrrrArrgh on July 20, 2006, 03:17:30 am
Sure we can't try for more sardonic comments and see about getting your threads locked and deleted too?  ;D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 20, 2006, 03:30:05 am
Unless you have some magic hypnosis suggestion powers, I dont think I'll be doing that. This is not a challenge. If you spam my thread I'll just report you to LadyM... and then youll be sorry  8)

Now. Back on topic! <claps hands>
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: GrrrArrgh on July 20, 2006, 03:55:45 am
Psh, whatever. Your empty threats have no affect on me. I don't even know what the topic is in this thread anymore, just dropped in to answer the question. And now I shall fade back into obscurity, posting only in threads that no one actually reads or pays attention to.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: xcoldcloudx on July 20, 2006, 07:41:00 pm
Hey Krakow Sam since u made the VIS would u be willing to take resposibilty of creating the solar system my creatures (the suzcrits) heres the topic :  http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=5794.0  check out my second post it explains what im asking.

The Suzcrits solar system is completely symmetrica,  Their home planet sounds like the work of the VIS.

Would you be willing to be the creator of their galaxy? (not the creature creator but the creator of that galaxy)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 21, 2006, 02:34:40 am
Hey Krakow Sam since u made the VIS would u be willing to take resposibilty of creating the solar system my creatures (the suzcrits) heres the topic :  http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=5794.0  check out my second post it explains what im asking.

The Suzcrits solar system is completely symmetrica,  Their home planet sounds like the work of the VIS.

Would you be willing to be the creator of their galaxy? (not the creature creator but the creator of that galaxy)
Not really. The ViS arent much into terraforming. They'd just take any valuable minerals (destroying any native life and atmosphere in the process) and then maybe plant a base there. Sorry, youll need to find some other species to have done your terraforming.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 21, 2006, 01:13:43 pm
Yet more boxy war machine goodness!


(http://www.imgcity.net/server/primary/Visheavymech.png)

Having tested the novel new "no joints" leg system on the Mobile Fortress, ViS engineers quickly developed the heavy weapons mech. Unlike its fast maneuverable brother the heavy weapons mech is designed to pack a mighty punch at long range. While it may looks impractical and unstable, the mech contains state of the art gyroscopic balancing systems, which allow it to stand on just one leg on rugged terrain and not fall over, even when firing its ridiculously large main weapon (which is modular. Seen here is the fusion cannon model, although others are fitted with missile racks, rail guns, rapid fire projectiles or tactical phasers).
These walkers are slow, but heavily armored. Their main weakness is their ridiculous turning circle, which allows them to be easily outflanked if not properly protected. Even then, their thick armor shell is practically impenetrable, and their jointless legs are similarly resistant to damage.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: emmet on July 21, 2006, 01:16:53 pm
You gotta love that plain! Plain is the new everything!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: operaghost21 on July 21, 2006, 03:02:28 pm
Plain is the new everything!

gray is the new black  :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 21, 2006, 03:12:28 pm
Now Ive invented all these boxy weapons we really need a big battle scene... who wants to volunteer getting their ass kicked by the ViS?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: emmet on July 21, 2006, 03:13:08 pm
Me! Lol! That would be funny!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 21, 2006, 03:14:07 pm
A short way into the battle the entire Omic army is stepped on by a mobile fortress  :D
 
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: emmet on July 21, 2006, 03:14:29 pm
Lol!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: operaghost21 on July 21, 2006, 03:23:57 pm
Now Ive invented all these boxy weapons we really need a big battle scene... who wants to volunteer getting their ass kicked by the ViS?

i dont know about getting my 'ass kicked', but i'd like to see us go again sometime...you only fought some foot soldiers last time... ;)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 21, 2006, 04:04:49 pm
Now Ive invented all these boxy weapons we really need a big battle scene... who wants to volunteer getting their ass kicked by the ViS?

i dont know about getting my 'ass kicked', but i'd like to see us go again sometime...you only fought some foot soldiers last time... ;)
Oh, its on!
Of course, youll need to post some pictures of Torpal war machinary so I can draw some... I suggest we each do a battle scene featuring both our creatures... that way...uh... something good is bound to happen  :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xarionis on July 21, 2006, 06:22:08 pm
If I had a scanner I would whip up a few Ghulos or Squillisk thingies.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: stuck on July 21, 2006, 09:22:38 pm
I've got an idea. A renegade group of uber-religious Ptashki steal some top-class vehicles in an attempt to destroy the ViS. The reason: they feel the ViS robbed them of their ancestory, and thus they were doomed to eternal hellfire.

If you feel like drawing it, just remember my ships are cones.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 22, 2006, 02:43:38 am
yeah, but what about ground vehicles?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: stuck on July 22, 2006, 09:22:31 am
The Ptashki see travelling by ground as an inferior mode of travel. First of all, they fly, second of all, they grew up on a planet consisting of small islands, so they instead focused on boats and flight. But if they did have ground vehicles they'd probably be cone shaped hovercrafts.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Brutus on July 22, 2006, 09:24:43 am
I'm surprised the vis aren't mercenaries because they seem to do allot to serve other races,



show me some vis mercenaries please
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 22, 2006, 10:34:07 am
No. Because there are no ViS mercenaries. If the ViS prvide troops they look exactly like normal ViS troops.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Brutus on July 22, 2006, 10:39:41 am
 :'(
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: The Terminator on July 29, 2006, 10:05:59 pm
Sorry but I couldn't resist making an image of the ViS vs the Worms ;D
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4645/untitledsa5.png)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: huggkruka on July 30, 2006, 01:40:06 am
Minus for not naming them correctly.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: a14gt on July 30, 2006, 07:45:29 am
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4645/untitledsa5.png)
hey is that an actual game,i'v been looking for a worm game like halo armagedon for ages.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: The Terminator on July 30, 2006, 08:11:12 am
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4645/untitledsa5.png)
hey is that an actual game,i'v been looking for a worm game like halo armagedon for ages.

I wish it was :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Flisch on August 08, 2006, 09:45:46 am
Hey hey! Its a picture: A ViS  ;)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/Flisch/Snepres-Modelle/ViSgut.jpg)
hehe..that was my first coloured model...because its so easy to make 8)

and i thought they are that big (the kangorians are 7 feet tall)
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/Flisch/Snepres-Modelle/KangorianViS.jpg)
is it the wrong size..plz let me know ^^
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Daan on August 08, 2006, 09:47:27 am
Awesome! I'd love a model of my creature ^^
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Axelgear on August 08, 2006, 11:13:52 am
Who WOULDN'T? And by the way, are those bases for Warhammer Models?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Flisch on August 08, 2006, 11:45:10 am
Who WOULDN'T? And by the way, are those bases for Warhammer Models?

why is the only table-top game the people know warhammer???

i dont know which bases warhammer uses (i think angular...) but i know this bases from the lord-of-the-rings table top game...
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Yokto on August 08, 2006, 12:19:14 pm
Well is it not Games Workshop behind LotR table top game as well as Warhammer and Warhammer 40k? ;)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Flisch on August 08, 2006, 12:26:13 pm
Well is it not Games Workshop behind LotR table top game as well as Warhammer and Warhammer 40k? ;)

yes..they all belong to games workshop...but i think that this discussion doesnt belong in here ;)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Yokto on August 08, 2006, 12:47:02 pm
Well is it not Games Workshop behind LotR table top game as well as Warhammer and Warhammer 40k? ;)

yes..they all belong to games workshop...but i think that this discussion doesnt belong in here ;)

Yeah you right.

ViS rules!  ;D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Axelgear on August 08, 2006, 03:59:44 pm
Just to end it, yes, it's true. Games Workshop makes them both. However, you cannot use pieces from Warhammer with LOTR. Copyright infringement. So... I'll shut up.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: HanianKnight on August 08, 2006, 04:06:12 pm
awww, are the Kangorians and VIS becominf friends, or are they simply about to kill eachother?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: gutwrencher89 on August 10, 2006, 02:16:44 pm
I dunno if this has already been posted, but;

(http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/2163/visuw7.png) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: emmet on August 10, 2006, 02:17:42 pm
Vis have hands....
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: gutwrencher89 on August 10, 2006, 02:32:19 pm
Ok ok...

(http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/6978/vissx3.png) (http://imageshack.us)

looks bad but i didnt feel like looking for a limb
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 19, 2007, 02:22:31 pm
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n125/Krakowsam/walker.png)

Huggkruka's fancy new walker type thingy inspired me to experiment with shading a bit and I ended up tweaking the design of the Mobile Fortress somewhat. I think this picture embodies the spirit of the ViS pretty well

Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: TaylorFlame on January 19, 2007, 02:56:34 pm
Its very good. :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Xenomorph on January 19, 2007, 02:58:34 pm
Its very good. :D

its back!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on January 19, 2007, 03:07:32 pm
Hurray
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Neonlare on January 19, 2007, 03:18:43 pm
:D Looking simple, dude!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: huggkruka on January 19, 2007, 03:35:36 pm
I love ViS design, and I love the concept of the Mobile Fortress. It's inevadebility on six legs.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 19, 2007, 05:18:31 pm
Neat! Very ViS. :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: operaghost21 on January 19, 2007, 09:51:58 pm
woohoo  ;D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 20, 2007, 08:13:33 am
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n125/Krakowsam/walker2.png)
Heres a smaller walker, about 15ft in height. Almost the whole enterior of the walker is taken up by a bulk generator system, which powers the deadly ZP beam-gun mounted on a squat rotating turret at the top. The rest is taken up with super-compact computer systems to control the device and a network of stabalisers, which keep the cumbersome machine upright. The gyros are so effective that even a direct hit with a medium-sized missle wouldn't topple the walker. The rectabgular hatch at the bottom is the intake for a matter-harvester, which serves as a nominal defense against nearby enemies, and also provides mass for auto-repairs.
These walkers can be produced in huge numbers by the Mobile Fortresses, so numbers and raw power more than make up for their woeful lack of speed and versitility.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Mr. Consideration on January 20, 2007, 10:54:18 am
ViS warfare is very cool.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Kratok on January 20, 2007, 12:36:19 pm
15 ft? I'm sure most enemies would just go on the side that they're not facing and push them over like giant dominoes. I think the ViS also need some anti-air attacks.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 20, 2007, 12:47:17 pm
I'm sure most enemies would just go on the side that they're not facing and push them over like giant dominoes.
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The gyros are so effective that even a direct hit with a medium-sized missle wouldn't topple the walker

The gun can be angled upward... but I may end up inventing a dedicated anti-air gun.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Grazony on January 20, 2007, 04:53:52 pm
More Fan art!!!


 http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fanart70qo.jpg
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: TaylorFlame on January 20, 2007, 05:00:13 pm
That one must have taken all night.  :P
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Kratok on January 20, 2007, 05:01:02 pm
I'm sure most enemies would just go on the side that they're not facing and push them over like giant dominoes.
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The gyros are so effective that even a direct hit with a medium-sized missle wouldn't topple the walker

The gun can be angled upward... but I may end up inventing a dedicated anti-air gun.
That doesin't mean someone couldin't topple it. Like shooting a wall with a missle isin't insured to knock it over, but something putting on a steady and powerfull enough force could. Also, what about something directly above it? I know that would be a stupid question for those mechs because they come in swarms, but what aabout the larger mechs? I may just be pushing at something I didin't read about yet, but it helps for someone to show your weaknesses so you can reinforce them.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Grazony on January 20, 2007, 05:01:51 pm
That one must have taken all night.  :P

Actually three days yours only took 2.5 seconds to draw and color.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: TaylorFlame on January 20, 2007, 05:05:10 pm
I feel proud.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: El_Buro on January 20, 2007, 05:10:02 pm
http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l13/El_buro/?action=view&current=ViS1.jpg (http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l13/El_buro/?action=view&current=ViS1.jpg)

http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l13/El_buro/?action=view&current=ViS2.jpg (http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l13/El_buro/?action=view&current=ViS2.jpg)

Vis are very easy to model.  :D

Edit: [img] tags aren't working...
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Grazony on January 20, 2007, 05:14:09 pm
Can't see them.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on January 20, 2007, 05:21:45 pm
Theyre good!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Grazony on January 20, 2007, 05:26:50 pm
Nice
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 20, 2007, 05:38:03 pm
That doesin't mean someone couldin't topple it. Like shooting a wall with a missle isin't insured to knock it over, but something putting on a steady and powerfull enough force could. Also, what about something directly above it? I know that would be a stupid question for those mechs because they come in swarms, but what aabout the larger mechs? I may just be pushing at something I didin't read about yet, but it helps for someone to show your weaknesses so you can reinforce them.
GYROSCOPES. End of discussion.  :P

Thanks for the fan art peoples. I love the 3D ones  ;D

And heres another machine of destruction for you:
The Leviathan Battlecruiser and Deep Space Exploration Vessel
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n125/Krakowsam/walkship.png)

The largest ship yet constructed by the ViS, the Leviathan is essentially three Capital ships stuck together, but the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
5 ZP thrusters work in tandem with an anti-relativity field to accelerate the ship many thousands of times past the speed of light.
The Leviathan is armed with 4 collosal ZP-beam cannons greater in size than some spacecraft in their own right. In addition is a number of smaller freely-rotating turrets with adjustable payloads of missiles or beam weapons. Fighters manufactured deep inside the vessel are simply teleported out when required and teleported back in when no longer needed. Observers at a test saw the Leviathan manufacture fighters from the wreckage of the decommissioned capital-ships it was set against, while still engaged in combat.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Grazony on January 20, 2007, 05:39:30 pm
Two words: Holy sh*t!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Kratok on January 20, 2007, 05:42:53 pm
Haha I'm driving Krakow insane
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 20, 2007, 05:43:44 pm
Don't flatter yourself. Youre just being irritating.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Kratok on January 20, 2007, 05:47:50 pm
Oh wait I just ment to say mad. Thanks for the complement though =3
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: operaghost21 on January 20, 2007, 06:56:04 pm
sweet pics, sam  8)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: TaylorFlame on January 20, 2007, 09:39:45 pm
That huge spacecraft deserves an award!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Slartibartfast on January 21, 2007, 01:43:31 am
That doesin't mean someone couldin't topple it. Like shooting a wall with a missle isin't insured to knock it over, but something putting on a steady and powerfull enough force could. Also, what about something directly above it? I know that would be a stupid question for those mechs because they come in swarms, but what aabout the larger mechs? I may just be pushing at something I didin't read about yet, but it helps for someone to show your weaknesses so you can reinforce them.
GYROSCOPES. End of discussion.  :P

Thanks for the fan art peoples. I love the 3D ones  ;D

And heres another machine of destruction for you:
The Leviathan Battlecruiser and Deep Space Exploration Vessel
[img]

The largest ship yet constructed by the ViS, the Leviathan is essentially three Capital ships stuck together, but the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
5 ZP thrusters work in tandem with an anti-relativity field to accelerate the ship many thousands of times past the speed of light.
The Leviathan is armed with 4 collosal ZP-beam cannons greater in size than some spacecraft in their own right. In addition is a number of smaller freely-rotating turrets with adjustable payloads of missiles or beam weapons. Fighters manufactured deep inside the vessel are simply teleported out when required and teleported back in when no longer needed. Observers at a test saw the Leviathan manufacture fighters from the wreckage of the decommissioned capital-ships it was set against, while still engaged in combat.
That actually looks stylish.  Very un-Vis!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: TaylorFlame on January 21, 2007, 02:09:37 am
Perhaps the stylishness was unintended? I mean, all they did was stick three ships together, and upgrade the thing.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on January 21, 2007, 06:29:25 am
DAMN K-Sam, thats amazing!

That is the coolest ViS ship ever!!!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: huggkruka on January 21, 2007, 07:48:28 am
Could be more KISS. I really could. But who cares? It looks goood. :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 26, 2007, 06:34:44 am
Just going to jump on the Bandwagon

ViS Pre-Subcension Stats

Full Name: ViS Administration
Political Affiliation: OTHER (founder member)
Languages: Galactic Basic, ViS
Government: Artificial Autocracy
State Motto: "Keep it Simple ..."
Currency: Galactic Credits
-Galaxy's Largest Occupied Territory (Large segment of mid to outer rim)
-Galaxy's Leader in Zero Point and Transmat technology
Self Sufficient? 100%
Energy:70% Zero Point, 30% Mass conversion
State Religion: None
Sovereignty Recognized By: All in Contact. Disputed by Salux.
Territories: Large continuous area stretching from the outer section of the mid galactic ring to the outer rim.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 26, 2007, 01:38:27 pm
Nice KS! :D
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: p-luke on March 03, 2007, 11:14:25 am
You know... I'm trying to give the ViS some attack animations for Spore Battles 2, but... you know... any ideas? :P
(note that your "normal" attacks are infact pretty much worthless. :P)
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Creature963 on March 04, 2007, 09:49:57 am
Give them an attack where they throw paperwork at the enemy. You know, give them paper cuts and such...
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Ichthyostega on March 05, 2007, 01:38:52 pm
These creatures are funny-looking and look like a cross between a slug and a ghost.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on April 08, 2007, 03:58:44 am
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h202/Hydromancerx/Spore/easter_vis.jpg)

Happy Easter Krakow Sam!
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: a14gt on April 08, 2007, 04:59:37 pm
the vis's mind must be in a color overload :P....hmm..it looks hungry....>.>
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Jack Zetter on April 08, 2007, 05:06:10 pm
Its a funky easter ViS
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: blitzonator on September 09, 2007, 01:53:46 pm
Sorry for the bump Krakow, but some fanart and a file for PIVOT.
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee185/ninteen45/Poorvis.gif) (http://www.savefile.com/files/1043172)
To get the file click on the link.

The art tests all joints of the sticks.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: gec05 on September 09, 2007, 01:55:47 pm
Does Krakow still care about his ViS anymore? I'd sure like to see some new stuff.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Kratok on September 09, 2007, 05:16:36 pm
Ha, asking Krakow about the ViS here is like asking a shedding of a snake if he would like some cake.
Hes not going to respond and he doesn't like the topic anyways
Oh, we all know about your cake hating ways too, Snake. We know.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: The Time Traveller on September 09, 2007, 05:18:01 pm
Sorry for the bump Krakow, but some fanart and a file for PIVOT.
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee185/ninteen45/Poorvis.gif) (http://www.savefile.com/files/1043172)
To get the file click on the link.

The art tests all joints of the sticks.
Woah what a bump!  Are you Hydro's alternate account?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Brandonazz on September 09, 2007, 05:19:37 pm
It's only since April, Hydro tends to bump threads more than a year old.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: blitzonator on September 10, 2007, 04:16:28 am
Umm... I bumped it, not hydro.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Kratok on September 10, 2007, 07:51:11 pm
Wow blitz. That was just.... Funny? Idk. This isn't the forum game where you only have to read the last post. Infact even there you have to look at the first post.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Snake on September 10, 2007, 07:56:17 pm
Oh, we all know about your cake hating ways too, Snake. We know.

You speceist. You know I check nearly every new topic that interests me. Are the ViS dead anyway?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Hydromancerx on September 11, 2007, 03:30:30 pm
It's only since April, Hydro tends to bump threads more than a year old.

I did it before but stopped for awhile. Now i dod it now and then when i find a gem of a topic. But it was not me this time.
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: Brandonazz on September 11, 2007, 06:07:35 pm
I'm aware of that. Why do people keep implying that I thought Hydro bumped it?
Title: Re: Hey hey! Its a creature: The ViS
Post by: blitzonator on September 12, 2007, 08:11:24 am
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Because it is.
Now, Before KS Kicks me hard, I think we should let this die...