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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2010, 08:24:42 am »
Its space battles aren't particularly large 'cept with the Dominion War and the Borg incursions.
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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2010, 08:31:31 am »
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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2010, 08:37:42 am »
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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2010, 10:29:30 am »
No, we don't. Star Trek has gigantic amounts of story, all somewhat coherent, and generally well thought out (though sometimes episodes are crap.)
We definitely have better creativity when it comes to creatures and such, as well as recurring characters, and larger overall stories. But the main reason is that a lot of Star Trek series had to produce episodes quickly, and money was often in short supply. In digital media, you don't have to worry about the cost or time constraints!

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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2010, 07:56:53 pm »
Star Trek is great story but awful Sci-fi.  Unoriginal aliens.  Lots of technobabble.  Unimpressive combat.
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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2010, 09:21:02 pm »
having an overarching story arch would suck. I dont know why people keep trying for it.
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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2010, 10:42:03 pm »
And why is that bad?

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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2010, 12:32:36 am »
I can only speak for myself and what I payed attention to in the old pre-spore days. I would say there was a lot of diversity and creativity going on since we had no idea what Spore would end up being like. Thus it has saved us in the long run from being too much like the Spore universe.

However when I made the Nauceans and eventually Sagan 4, I looked at it like a history book or species guide than a story. And even when I did RP with the Nauceans it was very limited and in the beginning just for novelty sake. Since interacting with other people's creatures was "taboo" at first. Mainly since you did not want to mess with other peoples timelines. I mean we did not even know if we were in the same universe let alone galaxy as the other people's species.

Anywho overall I have seen good, bad and yes even ugly creatures here. Many falling into the "humanoid" or "Earth-like" realm. But its extremely hard for us to go beyond what we know. But I think atleast some people have tried to make truly "alien" creatures.

But what it really comes down to is having fun. If you are having fun making your creature then it doesn't really matter if other people like it. The point is having fun creating with your imagination. :D
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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2010, 07:09:33 am »
Any major sections of the RG/OG that have been decanonized?
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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2010, 08:31:59 am »
However when I made the Nauceans and eventually Sagan 4, I looked at it like a history book or species guide than a story.

hhmm. that's almost opossite to how I approach developing my peoples. its more about their stories and the things ( all sperate from GS)

but you said history book, so I don't think you meant stories about your poeple in general, but just stories based within this "galaxy" on this sight.


And even when I did RP with the Nauceans it was very limited and in the beginning just for novelty sake. Since interacting with other people's creatures was "taboo" at first. Mainly since you did not want to mess with other peoples timelines. I mean we did not even know if we were in the same universe let alone galaxy as the other people's species.

I feel similar.
but the creations aren't really connected, I think. though some have made species just for the sake of rping, mostly its just a cluster-crossover.

example: yuu's stuff. its its own world. he just does  the rping for (presumably. I can't guess motives) fun.
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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2011, 03:34:12 am »
Star Trek is great story but awful Sci-fi.  Unoriginal aliens.  Lots of technobabble.  Unimpressive combat.

Indeed.

Pretty much sums up Star Trek as a whole.


In any case, I bring you guys Iain Banks' the Culture.

So, how 'bout it?
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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2011, 10:01:26 am »
I think I saw that on wiki, its about humanity uplifting a few (relatively) smart animal species on Earth and they meet a gigantic intergalactic community, right?

EDIT: Nope, looked at it and it doesn't appear to be that.
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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2011, 06:48:09 pm »
I believe that you're thinking of Startide Rising.

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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2011, 09:27:23 pm »
Yeah, its that.
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Re: Gaming Steve Sci-fi Universe: How Does It Measure Up?
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2011, 03:25:04 pm »
Nobody here seems to have read The Culture series except Yuu, so I now present:

The Race versus The Nauceans. Does Hydro hold up to Turtledove, or did ol' Harry fail to meet his sci-fi novel detail quota? Tune in next week to find out; same bat time, same bat channel! Copyright1967AmericanBroadcastingCompanyAllrightsreservedIfyouviewedthisepisodewithoutafrontcoveritisconsideredunsoldordestroyedpropertyandneitherthestudionorthecreatorsmayhavereceivedratingsforitRememberifitdoesntsayMicroMachinesitsnottherealthing.

In all seriousness, if you want to read the book in the Worldwar series with the most overall detail about the Race, read Homeward Bound.