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Offline qwadtep

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e: Also, isnt existence for existence' sake supposed to be the driving purpose behind us and everything else alive on this planet?
More or less. That said, it's a question that philosophers have been struggling with for thousands of years.

Bringing it back to BP:

As I recall, Steele started his career as a fighter pilot. He was injured as a member of the 99th Skulls during an attack on a Shivan supply convoy during the Second Incursion, then immediately switched to command track and climbed the ranks to Admiral.

What actually happened? I don't buy SOC casually handing out medals for botched freighter hunts.

 

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I don't buy SOC casually handing out medals for botched freighter hunts.
Er... what botched freighter hunt? He was injured in the course of completing a successful mission, as the record clearly shows.
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I don't buy SOC casually handing out medals for botched freighter hunts.
Er... what botched freighter hunt? He was injured in the course of completing a successful mission, as the record clearly shows.
I'm being facetious. Valuable SOC units being risked on meager supply raids? Either it was a slow day at Command or that mission was a lot more valuable than the public record implies.

 

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I think that's an oversimplification. "Endless cognitive growth is at least in certain cases disastrous" is more true, much like "burning increasing amount of fossil fuels is disastrous."

Aha, I gotcha. Makes more sense now.
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Re: The Blue Planet Oracle (full BP2/3 spoilers within!)
I don't buy SOC casually handing out medals for botched freighter hunts.
Er... what botched freighter hunt? He was injured in the course of completing a successful mission, as the record clearly shows.
I'm being facetious. Valuable SOC units being risked on meager supply raids? Either it was a slow day at Command or that mission was a lot more valuable than the public record implies.

I think it's not a stretch to say that the SOC doesn't conduct supply raids in order to destroy said supplies but in order to capture them. They've got to get their SF Maras from somewhere.

 

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They also write "supply raid" on medal nominations so they don't have to tell everybody what was really going on  ;7

 
Re: The Blue Planet Oracle (full BP2/3 spoilers within!)
"Steele was nominated for this medal after a daring raid against a weather balloon"

 

Offline An4ximandros

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Is Steele FS2 Alpha One?

Kovacs drops clues that he might be FS1 Alpha One, so it wouldn't surprise me.

  

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Esmar al-Fadil is a more likely candidate, if FS2A1 didn't die in the supernova.

 
Re: The Blue Planet Oracle (full BP2/3 spoilers within!)
If the Shivans were to refer to themselves as a single english word roughly meaning a group of individuals (such as commune, or family or association, like how Humans refer to themselves as an 'alliance' or the Vasudans as an 'Imperium'), what word would they use?

 
Re: The Blue Planet Oracle (full BP2/3 spoilers within!)
They wouldn't, but I posit that the Hobbesian phrase, "state of nature" would apply.

 

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Offline emark4

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Not sure if this was already touched upon but...

Its been like around 3 to four years since WIH 2 came out. Now, I can imagine progress is slow cause of real life stuff. Im just wondering, is there anything on the technical side of things that is also holding WIH act 4 & 5 to be released?


Also, I am unsure of the significance of that Vasudan transmission Noemi got from the vasudans.  That part im really confused...

 
Re: The Blue Planet Oracle (full BP2/3 spoilers within!)
BP is a lot of work and the devs have lives (I think one's a doctor now).

The transmission from the Pesedjet contained schematics that let the Fedayeen hook CASSANDRA up to the wider Nagari network, allowing UT2 to happen.

 

Offline emark4

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BP is a lot of work and the devs have lives (I think one's a doctor now).

The transmission from the Pesedjet contained schematics that let the Fedayeen hook CASSANDRA up to the wider Nagari network, allowing UT2 to happen.

I aware that RL is important too (didnt know one of em is a doctor) though i was talking about the technical side of things, problems with the current FS  open build, just curious.

 

Offline General Battuta

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There are no real technical obstacles, though improved perf in big missions is always dope.

 

Offline Hellstryker

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Is Laporte a relative of FS1A1 / is Nagari sensitivity hereditary?

What was threatening the Orion Arm arteria to such an extent that it necessitated 100 Sathanas class juggernauts to form a uh, Transabyssal Connection?
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No, and it was the GTVA's pressure which gave the Shivans the reactive impulse which the anima hijacked to build the transabyssal connection in Capella.

 

Offline Hellstryker

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Sorry, suppose I didn't word my question clearly enough. What I was asking was why was the transabyssal connection formed in the first place? The Sathanas fleet was there due to the GTVA, but the connection was formed in response to something else.

 

Offline Cyborg17

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I think he is saying that the shivans built the bridge as a response to the GTVA. 

What is the specific effect that the anima is trying to accomplish by building the connection?