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How evil do you think the Shadow are?

A threat to the whole galaxy
0 (0%)
Eh, a pain in the ***, but nada more
7 (46.7%)
meh, not good nor bad
1 (6.7%)
they're kinda cute
0 (0%)
oooh! look at da cutey, cuddly little Shadow! It thinks it's evil...nawww!
7 (46.7%)

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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #60 on: April 10, 2010, 02:21:01 pm »
That central spot with the arch-looking things is about the size of Earth. The rest that sticks out is extra, so, about the size of 1 1/4 Earths.

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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #61 on: April 10, 2010, 02:55:14 pm »
That central spot with the arch-looking things is about the size of Earth. The rest that sticks out is extra, so, about the size of 1 1/4 Earths.
*cough*GODMODDING*cough*

Fun fact: A ship that size would strip pretty much every planet they own of its metals and other natural resources. Also, if it's that big it has to be spherical or it will collapse, according to the laws of physics and the theory of gravity. Unless they had gigantic gravity field manipulators all over it, but that would add an insane amount to the cost, resources, and time needed to build it. Seriously, just a big weapon planet the size of Ceres would do, like the Death Star. It doesn't need to be that frickin' massive.
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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #62 on: April 10, 2010, 02:59:00 pm »
???
I thought the Nau...Na....*blast it, I can't spell it right!* Hydro's Tentacle-in-the-mouth guys had multiple worldships? If what you say is true, than that would be godmodding as well. Or mabe I'm wrong. I don't know. Besides, these guys are from a different universe. Ere-to-for, there could be more or less minerals, hypothetically speaking.

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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #63 on: April 10, 2010, 03:01:43 pm »
The Nauceans are on the tech level of gods by now, and when they built those they were pretty damn close. I doubt any species that's in a stalemate war with the Photos can't build something like that. Besides, just saying "they're from a different universe" is a Handwave on par with "a wizard did it."
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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #64 on: April 10, 2010, 03:11:16 pm »
You're not Hydro.

Take a good long look at this thread, is it as nearly as fleshed out as the Nauceans, at all?

You get your planet busters and late-space age people when people don't protest when you try to use them.
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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #65 on: April 10, 2010, 03:21:06 pm »
That's not my point. If you have an expansive empire, undisturbed in it's own lands, there would be a large amount of resources in the coffer.

@UFO King: Please explain how that works. In another universe, the different formulation of planets could result in higher resource density, and ere-to-for, a higher amount of resources in the coffer, as dictated before. You're retarded wizard remark implies that materials appear as if by magic. Please, you crossed hypothetical events and Lord of the Rings.

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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #66 on: April 10, 2010, 03:24:23 pm »
... What.

Allow me to explain this in image terms:


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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #67 on: April 10, 2010, 03:37:16 pm »
Yeah, that's the general consensus.

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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #68 on: April 10, 2010, 03:59:10 pm »
Also, Hydro's world-ships were spherical. And the size of a moon.

Actually, if I recall, they were actually modified moons, and not constructed out of resources hauled out of gravity wells.
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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #69 on: April 10, 2010, 04:02:43 pm »
"Retarded wizard remark?"

See: A Wizard Did It. One of the most famous tropes, along with Hand Wave, both of which you have pulled off.

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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #70 on: April 10, 2010, 04:14:19 pm »
Yes. Yes I did.

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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #71 on: April 10, 2010, 04:21:13 pm »
Admitting you missed the point doesn't mean anything if you don't then at least attempt to hit the point afterwads.
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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #72 on: April 10, 2010, 04:34:49 pm »
Then, rather than straight complaining, why not a suggestion, given you're the ones who find an issue?

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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #73 on: April 10, 2010, 04:42:49 pm »
Making it a size that wouldn't offend UFO's sensibilities would be an ideal start.
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Re: The Shadow
« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2010, 06:43:08 pm »
Pretty much.


Also, Nauceans pretty much started the "My New Creature" phenomenon, so I guess we owe him a bit of lenience when it comes to the implementation of handwavium.  :)


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