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29th Jul 02, 12:23 PM
we all know that life exists in many forms.
29th Jul 02, 12:44 PM
i can see it, the dolphins high command sending orders from the pool in the dolphin ms
29th Jul 02, 5:45 PM
the turanics are aquatic. it's more probable that they look like dolphins
30th Jul 02, 5:09 PM
dolphins will one day rise up to become the super race and inslave our kind. i myself long for this day.
30th Jul 02, 5:14 PM
2nd Aug 02, 9:03 AM
Have you guys watched the Simpsons? There IS an episode where we get taken over...
3rd Aug 02, 3:49 PM
5th Aug 02, 2:10 PM
Dolphins to conquer the world
9th Aug 02, 4:35 PM
Evolved insects. It would be cool to have a race with different values and strategies. I mean some insects like ants or bees, which have a colective inteligence would be pretty different from the human type.
And besides, they have a Queen (mothership) - that's natural for them. For humans it isn't.
14th Aug 02, 10:19 PM
I agree with Mistral about the idea of an Insectoid race it would be cool, HOWEVER the ability of a hive-mind that they would have reminds me too much of the Beast. Homeworld 2 seriously needs something different.
Dolphins itself although good for a laugh would get cheasy very fast. As for a sea faring race entering the stars? Their technology and starship hulls would have to be light years beyond that of an oxygen breathing starfaring race. Why? Because a ship full of water has a higher payload than that of air. Why? Because the expansive pressure of the hull could be thousands of times greater due to the internal water pressure, when compared to the pressurized hulls of our own spacefaring vessels.
Bipeds? We have enough of those I think.
Biotech insects? Well thats the Beast all over again isn't it.
Personally by process of elimination from the list that leaves Arachnids. Becoming a spacefaring race would suit the nature of such a species if it ever developed intelligence. I mean what is a spiders nature but to expand to a new area, set up its home to capture unsuspecting foes, consume, breed, and expand some more.
Come to think of it it could also be a marvellous plot item.. especially if the idea of stationary resource collecting stations is implemented. Imagine an arachnid station situated within the heart of an asteroid field... in which all that foating debris is interwoven in a technological web, tied to the station which feeds off the resources.
Now sending out a scout and running into something like that would be worth seeing.
18th Aug 02, 4:03 PM
An insectesoid race similar to the buggers in the Ender's Game series would be probably be intresting simply because its something different from the previous races.
For an aquatic race, I agree that they would have to be pretty advanced, but couldn't they just have a sort of reverse aqualung or whatever those things are that let humans breathe under water? They could attach it to their gills or something...maybe even have genetically enginered themselve to be able to breath pure oxygen...ok i'll shut up.
I guess arachnids would be interesting; I just have a hard time picturing them flying spaceships. One thing though, I don't want the weird creatures that can live in a vacuum for no apperant reason without any kind of food or water, like to huge space worm in Ep. 5, Empire Strikes Back or like in Lost in Space.
I gotta ask: what about sentient shades of blue?
I mean, really, why aren't aliens more... well, alien? Everything we now have is based on something we've found on Earth, whether by itself or in combination. I say come up with something so foreign, so absolutely inconceivable, that it's a challenge to figure out why it does what it does, without a concept of good or evil implied or expressed.
THAT would be an excellent game, as it simulates more realistic conditions and makes a grey area where there is doubt about what one doing being the right thing. This gives a possibility for peaceful resolution to the war, as well as creating interesting internal dialogue for the players. An enemy who is simply trying to survive and could conceivably change the way your people do things is also one reason for a propaganda war, which gives rise to another entire slew of possibilities. The entire psychology of the race should be new and foreign, and designed from the ground up.
The Klingons from Star Trek and the Minbari from Babylon 5 are two races that could really go a lot further in their specific genres, as there could be much in the way of decisive division and that race's own internal struggles. There is a same-ness to all aliens in science fiction that does not really well reflect the individuality that humans have. Even the Japanese, with their wonderful capacity for collectivity, are more different and individualistic than most science fiction races. We need some variation in the new race, which allows for creativity and their own mad struggle for survival.
18th Aug 02, 5:54 PM
I like that spider one. :D
18th Aug 02, 9:33 PM
Sentient shades of blue sounds like me. Actually that would be brilliant, basing an alien race on some angelic spirit beings... which reminds me of something off of B5. Now that was a decent alien. Really scary without being malicious, inspiring a real fear of the unknown. Brilliant.
18th Aug 02, 10:34 PM
LOL sentient shades of blue now that is something I'd like to see.
"You jump out of hyperspace and are suddenly faced with an armada of multishades of blue. What do you do? What DO you do?"
'Erm... turn out the lights and have a rave on the command deck?'
19th Aug 02, 1:55 PM
what about an EMP species that takes over and controls enemy spaceships? kind of like the culture conquest method in civ3. only the queen takes physical shape.
19th Aug 02, 9:31 PM
Too much like the Beast who just reached out and touched somebody :P
22nd Aug 02, 8:23 PM
insect like race, 5 legs and built in ion cannons, hehehe.(oh, they are thought to be bio-engineered, they didnt take anything over, just blew it up:)kinda from freespace/freespace2: vasudans like to duke it out hand to hand(humanoid, 2 hands) and humans love their guns... but shivans have 5 legs a built-in beam cannons.
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