is your name Wynter?
somehow, looking at you makes the word reindeer come to mind for some reason.
If I hadn't known Cyrvans were averse to complex AIs, I would have taken it for an android. I don't like it...
CRYSTAL, dear, sweet Crystal, please step in and help enlighten me as to the nature of the Yehio. Oh, and I'd also like to put the question of "Was there any reaction/surprise when you learned Terrans have an almost exact replica of your race in our fictional works, despite having never made contact with you before?" To you too.
"The Yehio are kind of bird like in their appearance, though they do not have feathers. Hmmm, lets think of an example to compare them with...
Ah, I suppose they resemble a 'pterosaur' a bit in some aspects. Without any offense intended, they are not the smartest of known races. Their slow reflexes makes them poorly suited for fighter combat and indecisive commanders in simulated strategy games. They are also quick to anger but supposedly make for life long friends once you get to understand them.
They do have a remarkable talent for picking up new languages. Without having much direct contact, over 80% of the Yehio population is already fluent in Terran basic. Because of this, the higher circles are already contemplating if there should be Yehio translators onboard CSA ships to help in the situations where a translator device would fail. Last but not least the Yehio have an incredible fine taste and their kitchen arsenal contains many fine dishes."
"It was suprising, yes. But we also noticed a theme in most of these works. In the majority of the works these 'elves' appeared in, they either stepped back to let the 'amazingly special humans' solve the crisis at hand. Or their civiliation was already on the verge of disappearing completely and they had no choice but to."
ISA: I will take you up on your offer. I am particularly interested as to the reasoning for the low ranking of the Fura'ngle. I suppose the fear factor comes into it, but they are a very advanced race. Small numbers perhaps? I was pleasantly surprised by the LSF's ranking. Also, I was surprised you put in the fictional races. Could you add the Kilrathi to the list please?
"The kittycats would be on the same place as Confed before the temblor bomb, and after that below the Fura'ngle.
Now the Hertak and Zy shouldn't need any explanations. The Terrans are there because of all the races they do seem to be adapting to the battlefield the fastest. They also have a decent intelligence network set up and definitely have the easiest time letting their spies blend in with us. The Cordi are next up because of the sheer numbers and resources available to them. Holding off wave hundred shouldnt be a problem, but it gets tiresome after two hundred.
Now what I understand from the EA is that they have a lot of very large vessels with a lot of heavy beam weapons strapped on them, I very much doubt they can sustain a prolonged war for long but their initial attacks may be able to do significant damage. I'm not sure how large of a fleet Confed could muster but from my understanding they control a significant amount of starsystems in their own universe. Their capital ships are also shielded and their bombers yield deadly torpedoes. Now the Fura'ngle are certainly highly advanced and their logistics are effective due to the low amount of resources they need to operate but it would be childplay to destroy their morale and crush their will to wage war. They also have a relative small fleet compared to the other races. In the case of the GTVA&UEF it is simply a matter of numbers, they have too few of them."
Isa must have rich people to buy her birthday gifts... either that or task forces come cheap. This also establishes Cyrvans also celebrate birthdays. Imagine if they celebrated like we do. 1,000 candles on a cake, anyone?
"Nay. We don't."