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Offline Jecrell

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The Many Uses of the UFO
« on: March 25, 2005, 10:55:32 pm »
Since a lot of recent posts and topics have been going this way.

What are the possibilities for the use of the UFO?

Will Wright said that it would be the "swiss army knife" of your race.

Currently we know the UFO can~

  • Abduct creatures
  • Transport creatures (and drop them at very large heights)
  • Experiment on creatures(?)
  • Travel anywhere (possibly?)
  • Create volcanos (which eventually create the atmosphere on a planet)
  • Use the Genesis Device (which turns a planet into a hospitable eden in moments)
  • Communicate with other planetary civilizations
  • Destroy planets!

Did I miss something?
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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2005, 12:47:35 am »
The UFO can't actually destroy planets, Will did it via a missile fired from his home planet. Other than that, nice idea and list.
One thing, though... you might want to group confirmed abilites together, then "speculative" ones.

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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2005, 12:56:57 am »
The UFO can't actually destroy planets, Will did it via a missile fired from his home planet.

Are you sure? A lot of sites say or imply that it was shot from the UFO.
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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2005, 12:59:43 am »
No, it came from the UFO. First ... I saw it happen. Second, the UFO was in a different part of the galaxy when he destroyed the planet. Third, the UFO has weapons on it, he showed us both the "regular" weapons and then the "mega" weapon (those are my names, not his).
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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2005, 04:43:30 am »
Just ooc, was there any indication of scale with the UFO? Is it huuuge!!?? Or, like, VW bug sized?

Oh yeah, does it 'land', say, to plant a colony or something?
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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2005, 10:29:59 am »
I was thinking a lot of people have said you can only go to the radio waves but if you can terraform any planet... that suggests going anywhere.

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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2005, 03:54:33 pm »
No, it came from the UFO. First ... I saw it happen. Second, the UFO was in a different part of the galaxy when he destroyed the planet. Third, the UFO has weapons on it, he showed us both the "regular" weapons and then the "mega" weapon (those are my names, not his).

Ah? I see... I think that I saw it mentioned that way somewhere, and your podcast doesn't actually say either way (just checked, up until now I assumed it confirmed that bit), so I assumed it to be true. Thanks for the correction, and sorry for the confusion.

Speaking of corrections/confirmations, I think craigp mentioned that there were different ways to color your designs, and that Will Wright sort of "cycled" through them before commiting to them. I haven't seen that mentioned anywhere else, including your podcast; could either of you elaborate a bit on the subject?

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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2005, 06:00:05 pm »
How objects are colored is pretty much a mystery to eveyrone. In one of Steve's Podcasts he mentions how he really wanted to see hwo that part was done.
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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2005, 08:02:57 am »
I can back Steve up on the 'coming from the UFO' bit. In addition, the UFO seemed to be quite large - easily half the size of a 'city'.

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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2005, 08:06:21 am »
Well, if they really want it to be great, there will be two ways to fire the missles.

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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2005, 07:23:42 pm »
What do you mean?

2 ways?
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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2005, 07:25:43 pm »
I think he means from the ufo and from your cities.

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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2005, 07:43:40 pm »
Oh, right.

So do the cities get InterPlanetary Ballistic Missiles?
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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2005, 07:55:49 pm »
I'm hoping not, but you may be the only one to get ufos.

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Re: The Many Uses of the UFO
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2005, 11:54:51 am »
We'll have to wait and see. I don't want my plant being destroyed while I'm destroying other planets.