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Offline Hades

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Good idea, now who wants to model a Shivan and give it Terran textures? :P
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
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<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Ok put it this way. If the robots start trying to kill people, you turn them off. In fact, they won't start killing people if their only order is to "MOVE ARM THERE PUT THERE MOVE ARM PUT THERE MOVE ARM PUT THERE MOVE ARM PUT THERE MOVE ARM WELD WELD WELD WELD." :doubt:

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
replace that commands with


"move ship there...move ship there...aim gun there...KILL KILL KILL!"
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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
replace that commands with


"move ship there...move ship there...aim gun there...KILL KILL KILL!"

No thanks. :P
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
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<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
replace that commands with

"move ship there...move ship there...aim gun there...KILL KILL KILL!"

Yeah, but they won't miraculously reprogram themselves, will they?

But if the someone wants them to, they CAN make them start killing people by giving it like Amazon AI or something.

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Wow. I go away(Gran Prix, Forza Ferrari!!!)and I find a total and pointless spamming. What are you talking about now...robots?!? :doubt:

 
Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Actually, if you watch the Collie cutscene, there appears to be a bunch of robots building it. I'm not sure if their manned or not though.

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
They may be unmanned, but it has nothing to do with the main subject of this thread. And in FreeSpace, drones aren't that smart(GTDr Amazon). It is unrealistic(how can drones be stupid in 2335-2367?).

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
WEll, if htey were comissioned by COMMAND...  :rolleyes:
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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Command? Are weapons and ships commissioned by the highest authorities of the GTVA? :wtf:

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
WEll, if htey were comissioned by COMMAND...  :rolleyes:

*facepalms*

No. No. Just not another one of those idiot **** jokes, okay?

They may be unmanned, but it has nothing to do with the main subject of this thread. And in FreeSpace, drones aren't that smart(GTDr Amazon). It is unrealistic(how can drones be stupid in 2335-2367?).

They're training drones.

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Let's get back on topic, shall we?

I believe another Colossus would be built, assuming the GTVA has managed to withstand the financial/political impact. Capella had a relatively high population, meaning a large number of displaced persons. After a massive Shivan attack and the loss of the system, there would definitely be squabbling over the GTVA's ability to fend off the Shivans, and about what to do in case of another attack. If the GTVA could quell fears and maintain control, then it's not far-fetched to believe that they would construct a second Colossus, as another symbol of Terran-Vasudan co-operation, and also to protect the populace.
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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
The Colossus was a disaster. A catastrophe. I wouldn't want to see another one.

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
They may be unmanned, but it has nothing to do with the main subject of this thread. And in FreeSpace, drones aren't that smart(GTDr Amazon). It is unrealistic(how can drones be stupid in 2335-2367?).

They're training drones.

So? Training drones should be fearsome opponents.

The Colossus was a disaster. A catastrophe. I wouldn't want to see another one.

Even Goobie says that the Colossus wasn't a disaster. It put an end to the NTF rebellion, it destroyed the first Sathanas...it distracted the Shivans so that the Bastion could collapse the Epsilon Pegasi jump node...

Call it a disaster :doubt:

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
It may have been "successful" but the deaths of so many people isn't a success by any stretch of the imagination.

How many people are on the Colossus? How many people died there? A lot. It's a disaster because those people died, NOT BECAUSE IT FAILED TO DESTROY THE SATH.

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
It kills way more people than it lost Snail.
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
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<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
Uhm:

NTD Repulse

NTD Andronicus

NTCv Hawkwood

NTCv Danton

NTCv Congreve

NTC Camisard

NTC Vanguard

SJ Sathanas

SD Beast

Also, take in consideration this: thanks to the Colossus, the GTVA didn't lose many assets. How many GTVA ships would have been lost when fighting the other ships(even without considering the Sathanas)?

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
You don't get what I'm saying.

NTD Repulse

NTD Andronicus

NTCv Hawkwood

NTCv Danton

NTCv Congreve

NTC Camisard

NTC Vanguard

SJ Sathanas

SD Beast

Also, take in consideration this: thanks to the Colossus, the GTVA didn't lose many assets. How many GTVA ships would have been lost when fighting the other ships(even without considering the Sathanas)?

Yes, it killed those.



BUT HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN IT WENT DOWN!!!?!?!??!?!?!????!!???!?!!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Lots. Many of probably the most elite people died on the Colossus. This is a bad thing. The Colossus is a symbol of death and a grim reminder of the Second Shivan War.

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
But the Colossus saved many hundred thousand lives! What if, in case of stalemate, the GTVA was forced to send ground troops to end the NTF? Million, if not billions, of casualties. Even civilians. With the Colossus, Bosch had no choice but to try to enter the Nebula. Without the Colossus, the rebels would have fought, inflicting casualties.

 

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Re: Post Capella, would another Colossus be built?
The Colossus had 30k people IRRC.
[22:29] <sigtau> Hello, #hard-light?  I'm trying to tell a girl she looks really good for someone who doesn't exercise.  How do I word that non-offensively?
[22:29] <RangerKarl|AtWork> "you look like a big tasty muffin"
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<batwota> wouldn’t that mean that it’s prepared to kiss your ass if you flank it :p
<batwota> wow
<batwota> KILL