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National Updates Comment Thread
« on: August 30, 2015, 06:31:22 PM »
I've locked the main updates thread so it will be easy to read through. Please post any comments in this thread
 

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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2015, 11:03:10 PM »
Just reading through the starting forces right now, I'm a little surprised at how different all the starting fleets are, future conflict should be very interesting.
" Why is this godforsaken hellhole worth dying for? "
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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2015, 09:59:08 AM »
I really like what the warp point changes will do for this game.  Reminds me a lot of John J.  Lumpkin, "The Human Reach" series.   

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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 10:58:10 AM »
I really like what the warp point changes will do for this game.   Reminds me a lot of John J.   Lumpkin, "The Human Reach" series. 

Political star map from his books.  hxxp: www. thehumanreach. net/images/politicalmap_humanreach. png

I'm actually reading that series while playing - for the third time! :). Halfway through the second book. Do you happen to know when the third book will be out?
 

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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 03:43:39 PM »
This is John's reply to a thread on that subject on Amazon. 

"Hi, sorry for slow reply and thanks for your interest.  Yes, I'm still planning the third book.  I'm writing my dissertation right now, which takes most of my writing energies, but I hope to move forward with The Passage of Stars later this year. " Posted on Jan 26, 2015 4:46:25 PM PST
 

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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 05:53:18 PM »
Why are the Germans not using wolf 358 to get to "Neu Brandenburg" and "Neu Bayern" (Bavaria)? To many Borg? Since nobody laid claim to the wolf system as far as i see, it could be worth it to fortify it as Backdoorsystem. ("Operation Hintertür" ^^)
I see that Argentina uses it for transit but considering the the diplomatic problems with the Caliphate it would be better to move the Scharnhorsts through Wolf 358. Maybe split the traffic between wolf and medina

Also please name one of the (War) Ships "Orion" as an little german injoke ;)
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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 06:44:57 PM »
Why are the Germans not using wolf 358 to get to "Neu Brandenburg" and "Neu Bayern" (Bavaria)? To many Borg? Since nobody laid claim to the wolf system as far as i see, it could be worth it to fortify it as Backdoorsystem. ("Operation Hintertür" ^^)
I see that Argentina uses it for transit but considering the the diplomatic problems with the Caliphate it would be better to move the Scharnhorsts through Wolf 358. Maybe split the traffic between wolf and medina

Also please name one of the (War) Ships "Orion" as an little german injoke ;)

The Germans have been using Wolf 358 to get to their original colonies but they have to go through Medina to reach all the other territory they have explored - that was the traffic mentioned in the post. I didn't realise that Bayern and Bavaria were the same thing :) I'll change the names as you suggested. One of the Deutschland class frigates is now the Orion. Is that a reference to the WW2 commerce raider?
 

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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2015, 07:11:23 PM »
Its a reference to the first (and some say only truly) German Science fiction made by the ARD it run under the Title "Raumpatrouille – Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion". 
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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2015, 07:58:42 PM »
Their enemies are the frogs. Hah.
" Why is this godforsaken hellhole worth dying for? "
". . .  We know nothing about them, their language, their history or what they look like.  But we can assume this.  They stand for everything we don't stand for.  Also they told me you guys look like dorks. "
"Stop exploding, you cowards.  "
 

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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2015, 09:34:58 AM »
It feels like you do this to me every year, Steve. How in the world am I to focus on school with you writing such an interesting story AND teasing at 6.5!?

Eagerly awaiting the next installments.
 

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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2015, 11:23:45 AM »
I am seeing so many gates, how many of them were build by humans and how many by Aliens/precursors?
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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2015, 11:29:28 AM »
I am seeing so many gates, how many of them were build by humans and how many by Aliens/precursors?

Mainly human. There are 9 construction ships at work (2 Japanese, 2 American, 2 UK, 2 Centauri and 1 Russian).
 

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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2015, 03:24:23 PM »
I sense that Russia's up to shenanigans, AGAIN.
 

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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2015, 04:10:45 PM »
You know the Chinese are going to take it in the shorts eventually.
 

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Re: National Updates Comment Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2015, 05:05:48 PM »
I don't think calling them Manchuria will help with the universal constant
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