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Offline Speussipus

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Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« on: September 22, 2008, 11:19:55 pm »
There are systems which have planets with tribal or civ level sentients. When I try to colonize any planet in such a system, I am told I can't because there are already sentient beings in the system.

So... the system is off limits forever?

I suppose I could monolith them up (I haven't got my hands on one yet, so I'm not completely sure how this works out) and then either buying them or conquering them, I guess? But is that the only way to get access to the system?

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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 11:25:54 pm »
Conquer them in the tribal / civ stage :)

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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 11:30:33 pm »
Conquer them in the tribal / civ stage :)

Is that just a joke? I'm too tired to know for certain.  ;)

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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 11:46:20 pm »
You can't conquer anything that isn't in space stage, you just blow up all of the cities/villages, and the sentients on the planet will be eradicated. Though in my observation, you can't eradicate creatures in the tribal stage, but people will disagree with me on that, I'm sure.

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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 01:35:28 am »
Step 1: Use Graviton Beam.
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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 03:01:28 am »
laser all the huts/town halls and they all die :) worked a treat on a T3 the other day
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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 08:03:04 am »
There was already a thread about this.
The easiest way is to just use your terraforming tools to make the planet T0 and they all die.

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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 08:12:34 am »
But is that the only way to get access to the system?

Kill them all.

How does that sound?
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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2008, 08:21:38 am »
It sounds meh. I dont like having to kill everything below me if I want the system.

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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2008, 08:30:07 am »
It sounds meh. I dont like having to kill everything below me if I want the system.

What are you?  Some kind of Ecologist?  :)

Then you've already answered your own question; uplift them with a Monolith and buy them out.  It's the least violent way to take over a system.

But you know your finger is hovering over that Mega-laser.  Admit it.  So much trouble and time saved with a few quick clicks...

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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2008, 08:31:09 am »
You could always dump a monoloith on their heads get a traderoute and buy the system... But that could take a while.
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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2008, 08:49:16 am »
Perhaps. But then again, whenever I ask my ecologist ally to go to war for me they shout "lifeforms in danger!" and don’t ask for money or compensation. Its nice. I wonder how they would react if I wipe a species?
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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2008, 08:57:32 am »
Step 1: Use Graviton Beam.
Step 3:Profit!

You mean the scientist's Graviton Wave?
It's a frighteningly powerful weapon.

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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2008, 04:10:42 pm »
You can't conquer anything that isn't in space stage, you just blow up all of the cities/villages, and the sentients on the planet will be eradicated. Though in my observation, you can't eradicate creatures in the tribal stage, but people will disagree with me on that, I'm sure.

If you weren't able to eradicate creatures in the tribal stage, I'm afraid you didn't look close enough. Some of the huts are placed on the borders of the map or very close to spice geysers, so you'll have to do some manual scouting if you still get the message that you can't place any colonies. Once you've eradicated all the tribal villages, the planet is your for the taking..

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Re: Can systems with non-spacefaring sentients ever be colonized?
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2008, 04:18:41 pm »
 Its against my religion to kill innocents :P Ok ok, maybe I can maim, scare, displace, cause you to kill yourself, but not directly kill. Which basically means I somehow drop off a epic.. and opps there all dead. Call it the hold equivalent to a highschool exam. If you survive, I help you thrive ;D If you die, well thats just pie to me!