Middle of the road viewpoint
|Author||Topic: Middle of the road viewpoint|
Member # 19
written Tuesday, May 3 2005 06:50
quote:Numerous serviles are hunters, so they must hunt something...
and sentient turrets/mines are just ludicrous, I think there should be a turret like Solbergs cat, always trapped in some place and it'ld like to spend it's live doing 'higher' things than shooting people
Good luck all, keep on playing
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Posts: 833 | Registered: Monday, October 1 2001 07:00
Member # 3898
written Tuesday, May 3 2005 07:44
I think turrets and mines are rather like bacteria. They live, they perform actions, but they do not of their own conscious thought but just because that is how they are made. A virus cannot help attacking cells.
I consider my own creations to be sentient beings as soon as I give them so much as one point of Intelligence. Until that, they're bacteria. But once I do, I get my character to protect them with his life, as they do for me.
Geneforge, to me, seems less post-apocalyptic and more pre-apocalyptic. All the new technology, the discovery of megapowerful creations, the growing conflict, it all seems to lead up to the fantasy equivalent of nuclear devastation, or some such.
[ Tuesday, May 03, 2005 07:48: Message edited by: Spider Watermelon ]
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Posts: 364 | Registered: Saturday, January 17 2004 08:00
Member # 869
written Tuesday, May 3 2005 12:51
quote:The message you get the first time you encounter ornks in Geneforge 1 pretty much explicitly says that Shapers do use livestock other than ornks; ornks are just for particularly hostile environments where other, less hardy livestock are unsuitable.
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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Member # 5767
written Tuesday, May 3 2005 20:40
quote:This is a good point, in GF1, Sulia(?) Island was inhabited for research only and we're told research creates many rogues necessitating having livestock that can defend itself. GF2 was set in a harsh land that had only recently been made easily habitable so shapers would use ornks, livestock that they can modify to suit the conditions. I think GF3's Ashen Islands would use ornks due too the difficulty of transporting livestock long distances, particularly by boat, I feel the shapers would simply shape all the ornks they needed for the first colony when they arrived. I think none of the game setting have had other livestock because it was more efficient to use ornks.
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Posts: 19 | Registered: Friday, April 29 2005 07:00