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Offline Snail

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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
Suddenly Snail sees an Italian coming over the hill. Ducks into a bush hoping it's not Mobius....

 
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\spartan whips out sniper rifle, covers for Snail. As Mobius passes, spartan hides the sniper rifle by switching weapons to the pistol, pointed down, and smiles  (somehow Mobius knows Spartan is smiling through Mark VII armor)

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"Take my love. Take my land. Take me where I cannot stand. I don't care, I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me. Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't comin' back. Burn the land boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me. There's no place I can be since I've found Serenity. But you can't take the sky from me." - Ballad of Serenity

 
Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
*Holy-Water Flamethrower Spray Attack!!!*
SQUUUUIIIIIIIRRRRRRRT!

Now that I have doused your little flamewar, can we please continue it via PM's?

Anyway:
I wrote up a brief synopsis of the Third Shivan War for the techroom in-game. If you didn't know, Dreamcatcher takes place chronologically after the Third Shivan War, year: 2409. So, I figured I needed a techroom entry on the War in order to have this make sense.

Techroom Entry: Third Shivan War

"The Third Shivan Invasion, also known as the Third Shivan War, was the most recent attack by the race known as 'Shivans', in their apparent bid to destroy all other spacefaring races. They attacked with classes of ships never before seen, from the Ross 128 system, the same system in which the Lucifer fleet made its first appearance. This has lead some to believe that the attack on Capella was made by a separate group of Shivans, as they used ships that this group did not.

The initial attack, headed by a Diablo-class superdestroyer, was defeated by the carrier Independance's fleet, with some assistance from the Olemus-class superdestroyer of the SOC. Later, a Sathanas attempted entry, but was repelled by two Apothess-class destroyers. Finally, a new ship, far larger than anything yet seen, the Gigas, entered the system.

The advance of the Gigas was unstoppable. The Alliance's best weapons could not breach its defenses. A massive counterattack was set up at the Delta Serpentis-Ross 128 node, only to be crushed by a single shot of the Gigas's main weapon: a subspace rift generator.

The Battle of Delta Serpentis III was the most destructive battle against the Shivans ever fought, surpassed only by the destruction of Capella. The battle involved nearly two full Vasudan Battlegroups in addition to a quarter of the EA forces, as well as an entire GTVA fleet. The Shivans outnumbered them all, having sortied the equivalent of five GTVA fleets. With the Gigas and its attendant ship, the Vinashaak, en route, things looked hopeless. Until, that is, the Vinashaak was taken by surprise mid-jump by the GTCa Freedom, and destroyed. The Gigas didn't stay longer than three minutes at the battle itself, as apparently whatever it had planned required the prescense of the Vinashaak. The Freedom was later destroyed by a Diablo, the SOSD Olemus was torn apart by a Sathanas, and the SODn Solaris sustained heavy damage, though it took down another Diablo before it was forced to retreat.

The Gigas then entered the Sol system five months later, having disappeared since the Battle of Delta Serpentis III. How it entered the system is unknown, as it couldn't fit through the Sol Gate, and it wasn't spotted there in any event. Some strange fluctuations near the star of Delta Serpentis lead some to believe it pulled the same trick that the Sathanas fleet did at Capella, though this time without destroying the star. It quickly smashed the shipyards at Neptune, severely damaging the Solaris (which had nearly been repaired), as well as annihilating every other ship at the yard with its subspace weapon. It then appeared near Jupiter, where a surprise duel with the GTSJ Icanus finally took it down.

The GTVA then pushed into Formalhaut, the system adjoining Ross 128, through what was a Shivan version of the Knossos. Heavy fighting against a proverbially entrenched Shivan force took place over the next seven months. The Solaris was even rushed into service without being fully repaired. Formalhaut was nearly taken, then the Shivan hive ship Gargant appeared. Even larger than the Gigas, it destroyed half a Battlegroup without much difficulty in a single battle. The Solaris was destroyed by one of its beams while trying to escape. The Gargant pushed into Ross 128, then Delta Serpentis, finally appearing as mysteriously as the Gigas in Sol itself. Even more mysteriously, it bypassed all Terran operations and appeared near Sol itself. The Icanus, the only ship believed capable of defeating the Gargant, attacked it there.

What happened near Sol is unknown. The Icanus returned, practically falling apart, via automated systems. All crew members had been killed, and reconstruction of the computer data revealed that the Gargant had been destroyed, though how is unknown, as the Icanus's computers were too heavily damaged. At any rate, the destruction of the Gargant had the same destabilizing effect on the Shivans as the Lucifer's destruction had had before. The Shivans were forced back into Formalhaut, which has since been completely empty of activity. The GTVA has kept a strict watch on the system, but hasn't had the resources to pursue the Shivans any further. Perhaps once the fleets and the Icanus are rebuilt, the Shivans may face war in their own territory."


What do you think? I know it's probably nothing like what Woomeister had planned for R1, but, not being privvy to the Inferno Team's secrets, I had to improvise.
Thoughts? Suggestions?
"You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?" -DEATH, Discworld

"You can fight like a krogan, run like a leopard, but you'll never be better than Commander Shepard!"

 
Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
whoa, Good job Hunter \slaps Hunter on back, hands him bottle of Bosch Beer stolen from Admins  :nervous:

btw, that wasn't a flame war, that was a situational synopsis of what COULD have happened if Mobius had spotted Snail. (spartan wonders why he was covering for Snail. *shrugs* A Spartan's gotta do what a Spartan's gotta do."

on a side note, when my campaign is finished (release date around Inferno R2 release, WILL get updated), you'll have something to add to that.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2006, 09:24:56 pm by spartan_0214 »

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"Take my love. Take my land. Take me where I cannot stand. I don't care, I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me. Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't comin' back. Burn the land boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me. There's no place I can be since I've found Serenity. But you can't take the sky from me." - Ballad of Serenity

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
Apparantly, the Gargant does not die....

But good job either way. :yes:

 
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What gave you the idea that the Gargant didn't die? :wtf:

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...and reconstruction of the computer data revealed that the Gargant had been destroyed, though how is unknown, as the Icanus's computers were too heavily damaged.
"You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?" -DEATH, Discworld

"You can fight like a krogan, run like a leopard, but you'll never be better than Commander Shepard!"

 
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Ah, the Icanus, strongest piece of junk in the galaxy.

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"Take my love. Take my land. Take me where I cannot stand. I don't care, I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me. Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't comin' back. Burn the land boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me. There's no place I can be since I've found Serenity. But you can't take the sky from me." - Ballad of Serenity

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
One of the first few ('pre-set') questions on the FAQ thread itself is

Is the Gargant supposed to die?
No

However, it seems the Gargant was killed in your tech. Could it have been killed by the Dreamcatcher?

Possible repy: DAMN!

But it's pretty obvious if it was...

  
Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
The Dreamcatcher had nothing whatsoever to do with the Gargant's (supposed  :nervous:) destruction.


I didn't read that page of the FAQ, I guess. Maybe I'll change it...


EDIT: Please note: I'll be on vacation for all of next week, to be back late Friday night. So I won't be getting any work on Dreamcatcher done ( :(). I may or may not even have Internet access, depending on how much time I get to use my father's laptop, so my replies may be few and far between... or nonexistent.  :blah:
« Last Edit: November 18, 2006, 06:50:47 pm by Dark Hunter »
"You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?" -DEATH, Discworld

"You can fight like a krogan, run like a leopard, but you'll never be better than Commander Shepard!"

 
Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
I'm not an expert, just a co-conspirator, so maybe, if Hunter'll let me, I could entertain some questions (though I know which ones not to answer...)

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"Take my love. Take my land. Take me where I cannot stand. I don't care, I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me. Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't comin' back. Burn the land boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me. There's no place I can be since I've found Serenity. But you can't take the sky from me." - Ballad of Serenity

 
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I'm not an expert, just a co-conspirator, so maybe, if Hunter'll let me, I could entertain some questions (though I know which ones not to answer...)

Well, maybe if you'd FRED that mission, I'd let you in a bit more (j/k).  :D

OK: Spartan, maybe you can entertain some questions... just be careful. Try not to reveal anything about the plot... anything more that's been revealed anyway.  :p
"You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?" -DEATH, Discworld

"You can fight like a krogan, run like a leopard, but you'll never be better than Commander Shepard!"

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
You said the last mission of the campaign was a suicide bombing run against the Dreamcatcher itself (you didn't actually say that but you said that it was a suicide mission against a living being, so I assumed it was the Dreamcatcher).

What model does it use?

 
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A custom Dreamcatcher model...

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"Take my love. Take my land. Take me where I cannot stand. I don't care, I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me. Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't comin' back. Burn the land boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me. There's no place I can be since I've found Serenity. But you can't take the sky from me." - Ballad of Serenity

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
:yes:

 
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I said that? Heh... I really have to be more careful...

That was said a while back though. I think I've tweaked the storyline since then. I don't kow if I'd call the Dreamcatcher alive, per se...
"You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?" -DEATH, Discworld

"You can fight like a krogan, run like a leopard, but you'll never be better than Commander Shepard!"

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
You said 'being'.

We were talking about suicide bombing runs i like Derelict and Aeos Affair, and you came up with that....

Oh, and by the way, screenshots please... (of the custom thing).

 
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Heh heh... should I show you? Or make you wait? Decisions, decisions...

Well, truth be told, I couldn't take any screenies until this weekend; I'm typing away at my grandparents' computer, and I didn't bring my files with me.
"You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?" -DEATH, Discworld

"You can fight like a krogan, run like a leopard, but you'll never be better than Commander Shepard!"

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Temporary Dreamcatcher Discussion thread
Thought so, this is the Inferno forum after all. ;)

 
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Be mysterious like Woomeister, and reveal only tidbits?
Or take a page from Spartan0214 and reveal the entire frickin' campaign in one post? :lol:

Choice A for me. :nod:
"You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?" -DEATH, Discworld

"You can fight like a krogan, run like a leopard, but you'll never be better than Commander Shepard!"

 
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ha...ha....ha Hunter.

Everyone knows how my campaign will end. They just don't know how it'll end and why the Shivans are in Ross 128. Pending Woomeister's blessing. I do know that someone else is building a campaign for the same reason. However, I do believe that both our campaigns are NOT mutually exclusive.

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"Take my love. Take my land. Take me where I cannot stand. I don't care, I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me. Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't comin' back. Burn the land boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me. There's no place I can be since I've found Serenity. But you can't take the sky from me." - Ballad of Serenity