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Offline qwadtep

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Re: The Blue Planet Oracle (full BP2/3 spoilers within!)
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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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.
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Offline qwadtep

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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.

 

Offline PVD_Hope

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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.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: The Blue Planet Oracle (full BP2/3 spoilers within!)
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.