Big reply. My thoughts and comments on various replys, opinions throughout this thread.
I think that, based on the 'Hive theory' for shivans, there might be a 'queen' or parasite race that controls them. and, thinking along the lines of even human stuff, there would probobly be some odd ones out, and, thinking along the lines that the GTVA now has ETAK, and that not all shivans necessarily would want to annailate everything, well, ..................
ETAK proves Shivans can communicate, and much more, agree to a 'meet'\pickup. If they only heard telepathicaly from a queen shivan, communication would be impossible. I do not think a queen bee theory is plauasable. The brute force is more likely.
The engines would only push them toward the sun. Do they have anti-grav devices onboard the Sath? Even if they kept the ship from bring pulled in, what keeps the actual shivans from becoming smashed bugs on the front of the Sath? They must be able to tolerate extreme gravity AND stay strong in zero-gravity. If you put a man in space for a month, he'd barely be able to walk on Earth... the Shivans must have either adapted their exoskeleton or developed good anti-grav tech to keep them from smashing like bugs!!
Shivans, according to tech are completely developed in Zero-G.
Yeah, the shivans were born on some messed up planet, that messed up their minds and made them want to go crazy and kill everyone. (j\k)
KappaWing - whoops, I meant FS3 would. Anyway Shivans appeared not only in Ross 128, but also in Betelgeuse, Ikeya and Regulus. Also notice that Lucifer appeared first in Ross 128 and then moved to Ikeya.
They had a plan, a stratagy, we just need to figure it out. I bet :V: developed a, atleast, tenitive stragaty, or way of thinking that the shivans followed. I bet there is some sort of pattern, or 'commen sence' to their attacks.
Well there's one more possibility that Shivans will never return and they've just gone somewhere and we won't see them anymore. Still I think there's 66% probability that Shivans will return, but what are they motives we can only guess.
Shivans will be seen. Not right away, maby, but we will see them. But, the extent is unsure. I suspect they wont be at a full war agienst us again, atleast right away. They will be seen dealing with, whatever it is tehy are dealing with. We will learn more about the big 'problem' in the time before GTVA engages Shivans again.
Well, they did get out when the GTVA closed the portal, if by that you mean the Knossos.
And no, they couldn't get out of Capella with the nodes sealed, but even GTVA Command isn't stupid enough to think that means they won't return. The Shivans can make jumps where they really have no right to.
It is a shame tho. Think of what command had to decide. The fate of, what, 3 perfectly good planets? Just to make the choice would be devistating.
of people died, and were trapped in that system. The star destoryed all 3 planets, right?
True that...but the Shivans have so much power in their hands that genocide could be construed as an accident like slipping on some grass or sneezing.
True. Brute force.
Whatever the case...subspace is the key. Its a pattern...Shivans, their attachment to subspace, the star going nova, subspace and gravity wells and their interaction.
The Great War seemed to be something different than the second time around. The Great War was all about the Shivans targeting and destroying the Terrans and Vasudans. And then they ignored them the second time. Its possible that the Sathanas fleet had a different agenda than the Lucifer lead one. Not to imply rival factions...just different overall goals.
What's interesting, is the timimg. We had this hudge war,
of losses. They sent in a single Sathanis to keep us occupied (those cruel bastards). Then, twards the end, they continue to ignore us and mass Sathi to the Capella node. Sathi sent near us, to capella to deal with some problem. But, notice this. In the SOC mission. Is it just me, or were Sathi seemingly escorted? The nodes, the Sathi with there green glowy abiltiy. Maby some sort of scientific vessle, or a ship geared specifilcy for the star purpose.
The shivan comm nodes, a homing beacon? There were 3 correct? Maby to Triangulate a landing point? But the Sathi had badass frontal beam cannons, also used for frontal assults. They have crap defences in their rear. Terran vessles have decent backside defences.
seriously though, it could be a massive subspace portal to the Shivan homeworld or a warning to the GTVA not to mess around with the Shivans, or even to completly cut the Shivans off frm the GTVA
Hell, do you really think shivans still Live on a planet? They probably left it a while back. Their mobalized. They dont mass in one place, they go in groups and spread out.
Why would they jump to their HW anyway? Our forces to go side bases, not straight home, after a battle or whatever. And even less likely they want to cut themselves off from us. Why would they want to? We don't bother them that much, they only send 1 sathi at us.
Meh almost done, il finish later, g2g to class.