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Offline eliex

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The Greenness of the Terrans?
Something I never got when I first played FreeSpace 2 was the colouring of Terran beams, which as you know is green.

Why "green" though? Terrans come from the blue planet, have blue shielding, blue engines and is whitish-blue for their ships.
It's just odd, that's all. Does anyone have any possibilities why?  :confused:

 

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
In the cutscenes, terran ships use blue beams and lasers.
I guess they chanegd it to green for some reason...
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Offline ShadowGorrath

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
Green beams fit better than blue, on such ships as the Hecate and Colossus. Then, there was the possible upgrade of beams in FS3, which could have been blue for terrans, or what I'm doing in End War.

 
Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
Something I never got when I first played FreeSpace 2 was the colouring of Terran beams, which as you know is green.

Why "green" though? Terrans come from the blue planet, have blue shielding, blue engines and is whitish-blue for their ships.
It's just odd, that's all. Does anyone have any possibilities why?  :confused:

       The original blob turrets are green and yellow. Vasudans in the end get yellow beams, terrans get green ones.

 

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
Blue anti-fighter beams and blue engine glows and steel-gray/blue ships and blue shields...

Maybe they just wanted to mix it up a little?  I mean, green is an "Earthly" color after all, so it does fit.

Although, I do admit, I like blue beams over green.
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Offline castor

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
Green appears as friendly.

 

Offline Krelus

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
I always thought the green beams were a bit ugly, myself... I modded purple ones into the game ^.^

 

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
The AdvEffects ones look awesome.
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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
Green is good, red is bad, yellow wuvs fishes.

 

Offline ssmit132

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
It's really just a matter of opinion.  :cool:

In my opinion, I think that green beams look cool, and, like ShadowGorrath said, suit the retail ships. However, blue beams look cool too. Ships such as Strattcomm's ships (like in Blue Planet) look better with blue beams than green beams. Really, though, most beams, no matter what colour, look cool. Red, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, white, cyan, whatever colours.  :nod:

Which reminds me. We need to re-colour Shivan lasers and beams for the re-coloured Shivans!  :lol:

 

Offline Stormkeeper

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
I though the topic was about Terrans being newbies. :lol:

Green appears as friendly.
Friendly beams of death?
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
I though the topic was about Terrans being newbies. :lol:
I thought it was about how environmentally friendly/unfriendly Terran technology was.  :nervous:
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Offline Hellstryker

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
Something I never got when I first played FreeSpace 2 was the colouring of Terran beams, which as you know is green.

Why "green" though? Terrans come from the blue planet, have blue shielding, blue engines and is whitish-blue for their ships.
It's just odd, that's all. Does anyone have any possibilities why?  :confused:

Another interesting thing is all the blue weapons in FS 1 were actually pretty weak/or specialized with the exception of the banshee, and we all know what happened to that in FS 2. Yellow and Green weapons (Avenger/Prometheus) However, were quite powerful

 

Offline Snail

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
I thought it was about how environmentally friendly/unfriendly Terran technology was.  :nervous:
Me too. :D

Another interesting thing is all the blue weapons in FS 1 were actually pretty weak/or specialized with the exception of the banshee, and we all know what happened to that in FS 2. Yellow and Green weapons (Avenger/Prometheus) However, were quite powerful
Well, the two absolute weakest weapons in FS1 were green and red (the Training and Vasudan Light Laser respectively).

 

Offline castor

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
I though the topic was about Terrans being newbies. :lol:

Green appears as friendly.
Friendly beams of death?
Hm...  in these modern days of warfare, I think that would sell. Mastery lies in the details.

 
Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
If Green is good enough for the Galactic Empire, it's good enough for the Galactic Alliance.

 

Offline IceFire

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
In the FS2 beta the beams were pink/purple :)
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Offline Snail

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
In the FS2 beta the beams were pink/purple :)
How do you know these things?

 

Offline eliex

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
Pink and purple . . .  :lol:

 

Offline Rick James

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Re: The Greenness of the Terrans?
Pink and purple . . .  :lol:

I...can't quite see that.

But if the beams in FS2 had looked like that I would also have expected them to include a mission set to Elton John's "Candle in the Wind."

"Capella, your candle burned out long before your legend diiid..."

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