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Aurora / Re: Possibilities of a Nomadic Race
« Last post by telegraph on March 07, 2013, 03:54:20 AM »
Leaving gates alone would not really save you. You would want to kill this NPR as soon as possible, because minirals are the only finite resource in this game, and these guys leave you with a tail of barren systems. I assume they would even spleet their fleet once in a while, if their current fleet is becoming too large.

If there will ever be such an NPR it would be great for it to utilize all available arsenal, including HPM and boarding. This way it will have a big variaty of ships stolen from other races(including player) and will have it's own ships built from salvaged components. I can envision an organic matriarch carrier with a bit of duranium patches where it was repaired and a precursor missile launchers built into some of it's eye holes.
Aurora / Re: Ender's Game
« Last post by Maharava on March 06, 2013, 05:53:49 PM »
Details, details XD
That is an issue. Maybe confine yourself to Jump Drives and Conventional Engines?
Aurora / Re: Ender's Game
« Last post by James Patten on March 06, 2013, 04:58:20 PM »
The Ender's Game series seems to indicate space travel is through realspace, not warp or jump drive.  In order to move around the universe the ships accelerate to near light speed, which is how Razer Mackham is still around in Ender's time. 
Aurora / Re: Ender's Game
« Last post by Maharava on March 06, 2013, 04:55:30 AM »
EPIC. Now to engineer the Descolada from Book two...
Aurora / Re: Ender's Game
« Last post by TheDeadlyShoe on March 06, 2013, 04:53:39 AM »
Steve built this into the game already. Plasma Torpedoes make a pretty good Dr. Device. YOU are the Buggers!
Aurora / Ender's Game
« Last post by Maharava on March 06, 2013, 03:58:10 AM »
Has anyone tried SM'ing a scenario of Ender's Game? As in the Buggers control dozens of worlds and have massive fleets, and Humanity just has a few super-powerful ships (and a super-genius Military boy lol) and your job is complete Xenocide, utter obliteration of the buggers? Would it be possible? Has anyone tried it?

Ender's Game is by Orson Scott Card, and if you haven't read it I strongly recommend you do. It's amazing
Aurora / Re: Possibilities of a Nomadic Race
« Last post by Maharava on March 05, 2013, 05:27:04 AM »
I like this idea, especially as an NPR.  Can you imagine happily exploring without Jump Gates on all Jump Points, then suddenly coming across a series of Gates? All of them one way? And knowing that at the end of those Gates is a fleet with more ships than you have population.
I, for one, would leave the Gates alone lol
Aurora / Re: Possibilities of a Nomadic Race
« Last post by BwenGun on March 05, 2013, 04:04:18 AM »
Just going to say, that would make a really interesting Alien race akin to the Swarm or Precursors.  A large fleet that strip mines entire systems, but remains technologically stagnant apart from what they can disassemble from wrecks. Obviously if they stumbled into Sol early on then it would end the game fairly quickly.  On the other hand though finding them ten systems out would add a really interesting dynamic, especially if their AI is programmed so that they essentially follow the gate network, making the assumption that they can find habitable planets and populations to add bio-mass to their own habitats and also possibly get some new technical toys.  The result being that suddenly you have a very large, very imminent threat advancing down your jumpgates, and worst of all it's getting larger and more dangerous as it does so because every system it passes through is strip mined and turned into new ships.  Sure they may be badly designed, inefficient and made with cobbled together tech.  But even so sheer numbers can make up for that.
Aurora / Re: Scenario Idea
« Last post by Panopticon on November 20, 2012, 01:25:52 AM »
I'd say let sensors and engines be researched, look at it as the military types sneaking in upgrades via the research of supposedly civilian tech, perhaps don't actually research the actual hardware until hostilities break out though.
Aurora / Re: Scenario Idea
« Last post by OAM47 on November 20, 2012, 01:01:39 AM »
I'd say engines are fine, but sensors... maybe active shall be classified as military.
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