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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2006, 06:09:56 pm »
Bah, just introduce the concept of Tobacco and Joe Cool, the camel. They'll all be nicatine addicted slaves before you know it.
They might be giant, sapient tobacco beetles. You could revolutionize agriculture for them and foster a massive population boom.
THey would either worship you for this or you would be consumed by their raging hoards. I give you 50-50 odds.

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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2006, 06:32:24 pm »
Treat them like the Wicked Witch of the East and drop buildings on them. I mean, assuming you can pick up buildings in the first place. You might need a tornado.
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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2006, 06:37:38 pm »
Why do we have to go to war?  The galaxy is huge and we can survive just fine without colonizing and destroying every single planet we come into contact with.  I say we visit them peacefully and only declare war if we are attacked.

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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2006, 06:43:59 pm »
My thoughts (or wishes) on warfare:

As mentioned before, city to city combat will be with vehicles rather than 'people'. So a war of the world tripod attack is possible.

I want interplanetary missiles. They don't need to be accurate, in fact it could become a kind of orbital darts game, the interplanetary SCUD to launch at the enemy. In fact, these could be the low-cost terror weapons of early space races.

Mines. Orbital mines (to contain a race to its planet) or surface mines to contain a race to its city.

Bombers (I'm sure it has been mentioned that there were planes flying in the 20 minute video (right?) You guys saw them too...)

Chemical/Biological weapons. Radiation bombs.

A giant orbital lens that can allow you to fry the enemy like ants under a magnifying glass. :)

Orbital debris rings. - Pull an asteroid in to low orbit around a planet and break it up. Allow the debris to settle and destroy the surface, guven enough time you might build up a planet deviding rings (think Iapetus)

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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #34 on: May 24, 2006, 06:46:58 pm »
Why do we have to go to war? The galaxy is huge and we can survive just fine without colonizing and destroying every single planet we come into contact with. I say we visit them peacefully and only declare war if we are attacked.

You don't HAVE to go to war. You can travel the galaxy singing 'why can't we be friends' all you want. As I understand it, the game will monitor your behavior and put the game in to that scope of play. I, however, plan on running a very large interplanetary urban renewal program. :)

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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #35 on: May 24, 2006, 06:55:59 pm »
:)  Dont get me wrong, I will do a LOT of conquering myself, but I dont plan on turning every race I find into a bonfire.  Going to pick and choose my targets.

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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2006, 08:34:07 am »
:) Dont get me wrong, I will do a LOT of conquering myself, but I dont plan on turning every race I find into a bonfire. Going to pick and choose my targets.


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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2006, 10:46:28 am »
Why do we have to go to war? The galaxy is huge and we can survive just fine without colonizing and destroying every single planet we come into contact with. I say we visit them peacefully and only declare war if we are attacked.
Maybe I'm angry at the creator for foisting intelligence on me, and the only way I know to get back at him is by taking it out on the rest of his creations. Or maybe I'm just a jerk.  :P



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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2006, 04:26:34 am »
I will eat enemies. :P

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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2006, 05:38:43 am »
I like the idea of a War of the Wolrds type invasion, or failing that, doing that thing like that series, whats it called?....its where an alien signal mutates people and stuff, but the one i wanna do is even worse, like someone said, mutating some of the sapient inhabitants, mutating the wild-life and dropping off already dangerous alien life on the planet, and slowly taking over their world, mwahahahaha.

But thats when im in an evil mood.


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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2006, 09:06:35 am »
I like the idea of a War of the Wolrds type invasion, or failing that, doing that thing like that series, whats it called?....its where an alien signal mutates people and stuff, but the one i wanna do is even worse, like someone said, mutating some of the sapient inhabitants, mutating the wild-life and dropping off already dangerous alien life on the planet, and slowly taking over their world, mwahahahaha.

But thats when im in an evil mood.



Lucky for you, you can in fact mutate creatures in the space stage.  It will be fun times, lots of fun times.
Check out my (Thurlin's) creatures, building, and vehicles.  You won't be disappointed.

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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2006, 10:30:08 am »
I wouldn't mind setting up a Robert Heinlein Starship troopers, or "Space: Above and Beyond" scenario. Dropping my power armored troops on an alien world armed with mini nukes.



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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2006, 03:20:30 pm »
Think you can genetically modify your species to be able to thrive in radiation?
If so, you could just nuke whole swaths of planets and populate what to everyone else is a wasteland.

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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2006, 08:58:01 am »
look at this picture for a sec:

If im not mistaken, Will's UFO is dead centered (mid screen)
if so, what is that Ship-Like  gray "thingie" (Proffesional term) in the distance, above the planet?
Could it be an AI UFO? perhaps an airplane modified for space travel?

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Re: Interstellar War
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2006, 10:34:31 am »
Having a strong UFO with infinite-ammo lasers will mean any sieges or drawn-out attacks will just be a novelty that we indulge in at a whim. Its like a cat toying with a mouse, even if it doesnt actually hurt it, it still has the power to squish the poor bugger at any time. What if earlier UFO's dont have infinite self-regenerating laser energy? What if the terraforming tools and weapons are hooked directly into your currency, and as you fire, it sucks away your money? (representing the cost of rearming/recharging etc)
That would give you a damn good reason to overtake a world rather than outright blast the individual colonies apart. A minutes-worth of terraforming laser usage would cost a lot more than a moderately sized army of groundbased tanks. Know what would cost even less than that? The ground-based compound on its own and no tanks. Land, make your presance known, and if you can win them with just words, you're a lot richer than you would have been as a warmonger.

Though it would still be really fun to spend our years in space as an advanced zookeeper species of sorts, who creates advanced biological weapons, specialised in taking out specific kinds of creature, or perhaps working on creature to balance out ecosystems, depending on your leanings. The non-hostile takeover of a world might just involve creating a creature that would naturally (casually) hinder the progress of a species, perhaps by devouring all sources of wood. The hostile version would involve a rapidly breeding zerg-like race that feed voraciously on meat, slowly working their way up from the bottom of the foodchain where the food is easiest, until they have so many mouths to feed and nothing else to prey upon but the enemy colonies. Cue Starship Troopers style fight, and a cackling zoomaster up in the UFO. Depending on how you make the UFO, you could make it appear to only house one single alien, a mad scientist or self-proclaimed god who basically enslaved his/her own species, then moved on to dominate other planets with their genetically modified army.

Ooh, I like this.