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Offline Tarrasque

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Creating Stars!
« on: June 08, 2005, 04:21:21 pm »
I can't hold myself! Read it! Read it! :o

The transcript I mean of course: "instigating gravitational collapse in nebulae" HolyMoly! There is indeed more to this every day!
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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2005, 04:30:24 pm »
Yeah I just read that now. I'm totally floored.
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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2005, 04:36:16 pm »
Wow... I mean... dang...
This game is just great! Fall '06 doesn't seem so bad now, with all the amazing features it will have.
And 100,000 star systems in one galaxy?!
I wonder, if we destroy 10,000 stars, will you see a black emptiness in one area of the galaxy?
Just my random thoughts... ;)
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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2005, 04:47:43 pm »
If you destroy 10,000 stars there would probably be large clouds of stuff leftover from your exploding..nebulae and whatnot.

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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2005, 07:10:12 pm »
Hmm, this means you could carve your name into the Galaxy...

Wow, I would get this game just for that...

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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2005, 07:14:14 pm »
Hmm, this means you could carve your name into the Galaxy...

Wow, I would get this game just for that...

Now there's an engineering project worthy of a Galactic God  ;D
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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2005, 07:29:59 pm »
i just read it(transcript)That would be a good project to carve your name.

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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2005, 09:30:37 pm »
Hell Yes!! That would take such a long time, tho...
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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2005, 09:37:46 pm »
Man, how cool would it be to go around making a pattern of stars in your galaxy...
haha, my race will go around making their giant holy symbol as an act of devotion... ;)
So, hey, a few civilizations get blown up in the process, it's all good!
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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2005, 12:03:24 am »
Hmm, this means you could carve your name into the Galaxy...

Wow, I would get this game just for that...

Hehe great idea. Makes you wonder though if other players will see that. We know that the planets can be uploaded / downloaded, would it be clever enough to do that for a collection of stars though that you had set in a certain way? Of course we are assuming non planets can also be exchanged, stars, nebula, black holes etc.

The other thing is that being 3D you would have to position yourself in a certain place to see your name, even if other people could get your collection of celestial bodies in their game they would have to be in the right place to see the name.

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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2005, 08:57:33 pm »
That would be really cool to see, a bunch of stars in the shape of somebody's names. I wonder if NPC empires will be complex enough to have that many star systems? We could have ourselves a good old-fashioned shootout.

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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2005, 09:06:08 pm »
Wow... I mean... dang...
This game is just great! Fall '06 doesn't seem so bad now, with all the amazing features it will have.
And 100,000 star systems in one galaxy?!
I wonder, if we destroy 10,000 stars, will you see a black emptiness in one area of the galaxy?
Just my random thoughts... ;)

Although I'm disappointed that there's only 1 galaxy, I can see why when each galaxy has 100,000 planets...


Just imagine 100,000 galaxies! (100,000 * 100,000... not to mention the programming loop to update each planet in each galaxy). That would need incredible computing power!

But, this begs a couple of questions...

1 - How will you tell your sentient species apart from the other hundred of your sentient species on other worlds that are also flying UFOs?

2 - What kind of system requirements will this thing wind up using?

3 - If you get tired of things in one galaxy, can you create your own? Or, is the player just stuck with a static "game galaxy"?

4 - What is the fequency of populated planets?

5 - How will you know which planets aren't inhabited yet? (i.e., maybe someone gets the game 5 years down the road, and 90% of the planets are filled...).

6 - How will the galaxy handle stars being formed on its' fringes? (Will the effects of gravity still hold? Or will it wind up creating its' own mini-galaxy?)

7 - How will planets in the interior of the galaxy be affected? I would imagine you'd see stars rotating around the black hole...

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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2005, 10:01:17 pm »
I think the number of galaxies is stil in the discussion stage. Will has demonstrated the game with multiple galaxies but as yet they haven't decided on whether you will be able to visit those yet.

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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2005, 04:17:23 am »
I think the number of galaxies is stil in the discussion stage. Will has demonstrated the game with multiple galaxies but as yet they haven't decided on whether you will be able to visit those yet.

I the interview Will said that making multiple galawies would be pointless, because one galaxy is big enough that you could never explore it all. Read the transcript.

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Re: Creating Stars!
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2005, 06:53:44 am »
Yeah, 1 Galaxy should be enough. Plus, being able to create more stars (and more planets, surely), even IF you manage to explore them all, the fun won't end  :D
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