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Offline Taristin

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Offline Stryke 9

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The Shivans are evil space elves... they live inside the Sathani and nobody ever sees them, the evil 5-legged buglike guys everyone sees are just the result of combined indigestion and spacecrack.

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Offline Stryke 9

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But now that my 75+% spams record has been made:

Your whole assumption is that for the Shivans to have modified themselves, they had to put in metal plates and stuff. Not so. The idea of the description is that the Shivans have reached a tech level beyond the welding-steel-onto-crap stage, and have learned how to augment themselves with parts they grow (reason the ships are so ugly). It doesn't have to be alive to grow, the ships copuld be like an advanced fingernail or something (even if it was alive, who says it would bleed? Who here is an expert on Shivan physiology?). They probably at some point learned to genetically enhance themselves, making the ugly dude you see in the techroom. Odds are the Shivans looked nothing like that originally, and there is a chance that the real Shivans don't even in the time the game is set in, and those are a sort of specially-bred fighter drone who goes out and kills, while another kind of Shivan stays home and does the building and thinking. This would explain how they manage to be so tough AND smart...

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Originally posted by Stryke 9:
...welding-steel-onto-crap...

Do you mind? The mental pictures this conjures... ugghhhh... *shudders*  



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Originally posted by Setekh:
As for Shivans not wearing space suits, who says that the exoskeleton itself isn't a space suit? If we were aliens and all we saw of humans was these moving plastic-kinda things with a shiny bubble on top (that's a NASA space suit, btw), how would they know that we were wearing space suits?

Adam Pletcher says that they are not exoskeletons, but creatures with cybernetic implants.
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Offline Stryke 9

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What? Didn't you see the repair ship/space turd in the FS modding topic?

I dunno about a Sathanas garden... The thing that lives in my fridge looks like a Sathanas pupa sort of...

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[This message has been edited by Stryke 9 (edited 07-23-2001).]