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Sijik
8th Aug 2005, 03:14 AM
Out of curiosity, what's everybody's favorite skaarj design so far? There's the big, lean Unreal1 versions, the Hybrids from UT99, the brutish Unreal2 skaarj, the hoop-game tusked UT2004 skaarj, the ECE mecha skaarj, the U2 styled Szalor/Kraag from UC2, or the U1 Trooper-esque Torger/Garek...

Da Spadger
8th Aug 2005, 08:00 AM
Have to make a top 5 list, since i haven't played UC2 and i like most skaarj. :/

1. Unreal 1 Skaarj
2. UT99 Skaarj Hybrid
3. Unreal 2 Skaarj
4. UT2004 Mech Skaarj
5. UT2004 Regular Skaarj

Swerto
8th Aug 2005, 09:29 AM
My favorite is Clanlord and dominator in 2k4... then maybe uc2 style... u2 u1 tied... and then...ECE mecha Skaarj... Hybrids were kool but not faves...

Nines
8th Aug 2005, 11:17 AM
1. Unreal 1 Skaarjs
2. UT2004 - ClanLord
3. Unreal 2 Skaarjs

NeoNite
8th Aug 2005, 11:31 AM
1. Unreal skaarj. The one, and only 1337 Skaarj version.

UT Scare Hybrids look ok. Unreal2 skaarj like a weird gorilla :-/

(omg what have the scare done to this nahli village...)

gregori
18th Aug 2005, 07:20 AM
I've found that if you make a map with for unreal 2 with skaarj and any other creature in the room they start milling each other out of it, kinda like how monsters fight each other in Doom, its pretty funny!

1 Unreal 1 skaarj
2 UT skaarj/human hybrids
3 UC2 skaarj
4 Unreal2 skaarj
5 Mecha Skaarj UT2k4
6 UT2k4 skaarj

Plumb_Drumb
18th Aug 2005, 07:51 AM
U2 and UC2 (all versions of); way more menacing.
Although I miss the original face spike positioning from the original Unreal.
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ChampionHyena
18th Aug 2005, 03:59 PM
I liked the hybrids. No dreads, but Skrilax had his f*cking face peeled off. Tell me that's not cool.

Mostly it just depends on how you want to see the Skaarj. If you wanted them to be mindless wandering monsters, the U1 guys will do. If you want to look at them as a big bad planet-conquering alien race, then that would be more of a U2 look. If you see 'em more as huge proud warrior/nomads, that's more UC2.

Plumb_Drumb
19th Aug 2005, 05:04 AM
true that, hyena.
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Sijik
21st Aug 2005, 06:27 PM
I liked the hybrids. No dreads, but Skrilax had his f*cking face peeled off. Tell me that's not cool.

Mostly it just depends on how you want to see the Skaarj. If you wanted them to be mindless wandering monsters, the U1 guys will do. If you want to look at them as a big bad planet-conquering alien race, then that would be more of a U2 look. If you see 'em more as huge proud warrior/nomads, that's more UC2.

That's an intresting take. They struck me, personally, as more intelligent in U1 than in U2. In the first one they had a sort of fighter stance and would run away when wounded and so on, whereas in U2 they just scream and run right at you like a wounded U1 Brute, although the blocking assault rifle shots with their claws was dang cool. It's one of the main reasons i didn't like them in 2.

Swerto
26th Aug 2005, 03:33 PM
U2 Skaarj are the same as the 2k4... i just looked in the folder and every skaarj in 2k4 is in u2... and that's kool... and in u1 they weren't mindless the a.i. wasn't as good back then

CyMek
30th Aug 2005, 01:03 PM
Unreal1 Skaarj
UT2004 ECE mecha-skaar
Unreal2 brutish skaarj
Ut2004 hoop-game-tusked skaarj
UC2 Szalor/Kraag
UC2 Torgr/Garek
UT99 Hybrids

Edit: 1,000th post. \o/

Turboman
4th Sep 2005, 02:59 PM
Unreal1 Skaarj (the one and only :D )
UnrealTournament Skaarj Hybrid (looks awesome)
Unreal2 Skaarj (most of them looked like rabid gorrilas but the heavy trooper ones were quite awesome)
Ut2004 Skaarj (took me awhile to realize they were actually skaarj, so last place)

and i dont know about UC2 really.

NeoNite
7th Sep 2005, 11:16 AM
I liked the hybrids. No dreads, but Skrilax had his f*cking face peeled off. Tell me that's not cool.


Well, let's peel your face off and see if you still think it's a cool thing to do...

Swerto
8th Sep 2005, 02:25 PM
lol

Kronos1000
9th Oct 2005, 10:25 AM
Baetal the Skaarj Hybrid is the best Skaarj. http://members.home.nl/kronos1000/Skaarj.jpgAnd he got converted to UT2004 and this is the result: http://members.home.nl/kronos1000/Baetal3.jpg

klasnic
9th Oct 2005, 06:23 PM
Unreal II Skaarj all the way :D

Olga
10th Oct 2005, 10:09 AM
The UT2004 Skaarj are the best conversion from the regular Unreal 1 skaarj I believe, and the original come a close second.

XepptizZ
11th Oct 2005, 07:30 PM
Can't someone make a shot of all of them? I'm unknown with the ECE Skaarj.

I think I reconsider my Choice for UC2 Szalor, as I recall how ubercool the Unreal2 Skaarj was with his glowy eyes, razorlike claws and his pecks.

And aboutt he Clasic Unreal Skaarj, do note that there are like 15 variants in Unreal.

Olga
15th Oct 2005, 09:59 PM
There are two types of Skaarj in U1 (Warrior and Trooper) and about six to eight variants for each.

Kilindor
24th Oct 2005, 02:50 AM
I like the UC2 Garek and kraag their head gear makes them look pimp

klasnic
24th Oct 2005, 03:54 PM
Pics would've been a good idea in this thread. I for one can't remember Unreal and never saw UC2 so I've just voted on what I know :)

Sijik
17th Dec 2005, 12:13 PM
There may be a number of sub-classes, but there are just the two models with different outfits on, and aside the difference in tail length there isn't too much of a difference between them. I count them as one basic style and they're inseparable the way I look at it, insofar as if the Warriors were recreated for a later game, I'd like to see the Troopers recreated also.

Random Elite
17th Dec 2005, 01:47 PM
Szalor and UT2004 + ECE Skaarj are cool, but the originals are still good. Headshots where great fun.

EDIT: The Cyber Trooper skins for UT's hybrid model where sweet as well

KoshiJoshi
17th Dec 2005, 02:40 PM
Damn that was hard to decide, i thought the skarrj hybrids were the coolest(loved being the skarrj called Disconnect) but im afraid it just loses out to ut2004 tusked models by a tiny, TINY, bit. as for the rest it would go like this:

3rd place
Mecha Skarrj - Ut2004 ECE

4th Place
Uc2 Skarrj

5th Place
Unreal 2(the ones i saw were horribly wide, and lacked any air of malice or intimidation)

cannot say: unreal 1 because i never played it, i hope to in the future though, but i heard that copies are hard to come by

Etah
30th Dec 2005, 09:38 AM
UC2 + Unreal 2 Skaarj = hands down.

Olga
30th Dec 2005, 04:50 PM
Unreal 2 skaarj look like stupid gorillas. They don't have the segmented eyebrows that are present in Unreal 1 and instead have a unibrow flap that makes them ape-like. They are also really wide, unlike the Unreal 1 skaarj which just looked fit. I'd like to see somewhere in between the Unreal 2 skaarj and UT2004 skaarj.

nuttella
30th Dec 2005, 06:37 PM
So I'm not the only one who thought U2 Scares looked like monkeys. U1 Scares are the one and only Scares, the true Scares. If you haven't played it -- play it -- but if you haven't, you'll recognize them from Invasion (though their animations are too fast and the AI is screwed up.) I like the 2k4 Skaarj, too, except they're human-sized, which is just wrong. The Hybrids were ugly mutants with bad posture. As for UC-whatever, I don't do console.

Vincent79
30th Dec 2005, 07:16 PM
I have to say the best skaarj is :

1.UC2 skaarj
2.UT2004 skaarj

Etah
1st Jan 2006, 02:30 AM
imo - unreal 1 may be the original, but they lacked in the ability to make them as they truly were....as they moved on it looks like they are the "combatants" for a tournament - athletic and physically fit for such competition - then unreal 2 they are brutish and war like, capable of ripping you asunder with their wrist blades.... - then looking to UC2 which seems to combine the brutish and athletic forms of the skaarj together to come up with such appearances as Szalor. Maybe it's tech and a bit of adaptation that explains their appearances throughout the Unreal games.


Heavy Skaarj forever - Skaarj + death + metal = awesome.

XepptizZ
1st Jan 2006, 10:20 AM
http://www.unreal2004-world.com/modules/Gallery/images/Skaarj%20Guardian.JPG

XepptizZ
1st Jan 2006, 10:23 AM
http://us.games2.yimg.com/download.games.yahoo.com/games/buzz/content/p/4/41774/skaarj.jpg

XepptizZ
1st Jan 2006, 10:29 AM
http://www.sijun.com/dhabih/gallery/unreal.jpg

XepptizZ
1st Jan 2006, 10:33 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/38/Unreal2-monster.jpg

XepptizZ
1st Jan 2006, 10:34 AM
http://www.games4mac.it/articoli/imm_unreal2/SkaarjRunning_634x800-big.jpg

XepptizZ
1st Jan 2006, 10:42 AM
Couldn't find any nice shots of the Skaarj Hybrid though :(

And yes, I do have to much time on my hands.

Olga
1st Jan 2006, 04:29 PM
Think you can edit them all into one post and use the [screenshot] tag?

NeoNite
1st Jan 2006, 07:08 PM
Yeah, would be a great idea...

Just look at the Unreal championship 2 "skaarj". It's not. It's like a spinache version of Pitt.. (Remember those comic books..)

And the Unreal2 "skaarj" does look like a gorilla.

XepptizZ
1st Jan 2006, 07:42 PM
But the UC2 and the U2 ones do have some mean lookin claws.

NeoNite
2nd Jan 2006, 01:22 PM
Well, they don't look bad. Just not that "skaarjlike",imo.

And the "pitt-skaarj" drawing is awesome

XepptizZ
2nd Jan 2006, 05:35 PM
The skaarj isn't a universe created by us, but by the makers of the games, so skaarj can only look more or less traditional, but we can't judge if something is skaarj or not.

Either way, the UT2k skaarj seems to have made the transition closest to the mark, but his "blades" are like silly human cutting blades, like this thingy
http://members.lycos.nl/peugeotdata/stanleymes.jpg

The one from U2 lookas way to primitive and tribal, but has some cool rambo claws on him.
The UC2 one is still to primitive, but has cool claws as well, but his face is too humanesque to really look reptilian even though the original skaarj looked more like insects IMO.

nuttella
2nd Jan 2006, 09:19 PM
I don't know what that thing in UC2 is, but it ain't no Scare.

Different Scares in UT2004 have different claws. Dominator just wears the cheap Walmart ones.

XepptizZ
3rd Jan 2006, 12:19 AM
None of them is Scare, they're Skaarj.

NeoNite
3rd Jan 2006, 10:21 AM
Scare are the slick, modern type of skaarj. They do suffer from a slight speech impairment, though ;-)

MxX
3rd Jan 2006, 10:34 AM
UT Hybrids
UT2004 skaarj (in guardian`s style)
UT2004 ECE mecha skaarj

Etah
6th Jan 2006, 02:05 PM
Skaarj are tribal....and fairly primitive.....the ones for UT+ are too humanesque......like they appear more human than a brute killing machine.

[GS]CABOOSE
6th Jan 2006, 02:11 PM
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[GS]CABOOSE
6th Jan 2006, 02:25 PM
oh and i found a good skaarj hybrid pic go to on google unreal tournement 2004 and scroll down it will say UT GOTY the it should say screenshots go in there theres a pic of a skaarj on a the acid twin bases lvl holding a rocket launcher
and i think the lvl is called hydro i cant remeber been so long since i played that ut

NeoNite
9th Jan 2006, 09:39 AM
Skaarj are tribal....and fairly primitive.....the ones for UT+ are too humanesque......like they appear more human than a brute killing machine.

Fairly primitive? Perhaps in looks, when it comes to Skaarjwarriors.
The skaarjtrooprs do not appear to have primitive looks, though.

And if you've played Unreal, you'll have to come to the conclusion that they're superior to us humans. Just take a look at those "consoles" in the mothership. To start with. (I think it does give you the feel of being inside an alien "world")
The experiments they're performing -> The one with the new type of skaarj, iirc. Those pods.

The game just doesn't do them justice :) Sure, back then, the skaarj enemy's AI was very good. And tbh they're still quite the challenge, sometimes.

But based on them being a superior/advanced race, they ougth to be a lot better/smarter ingame.

They are brutal killing machines, but also very intelligent.

UTGirl
9th Jan 2006, 09:48 AM
I don`t like Skaarj but the UT Hybrids are the best from them IMO

Thanatos
10th Jan 2006, 11:50 AM
I say the original are the best the first time you see one in Unreal aboard the vortex rikers your like wtf!? was that? then you see all of the carnage that one Skaarj did, the people ripped in half, monitors smashed...ahh the memories :lol:

Also since when in the new games have you seen the Queen and Warlord in a major role(I wonder what they would look like in Unreal 2), she telephragged my a$$ first time around:(

Incase your wondering the Skaarj in my Avatar <- is a model I'm working on its a combination of a Skaarj and Xans model his name is Skaarmec
http://forums.beyondunreal.com/showthread.php?t=167883&page=3

XepptizZ
10th Jan 2006, 05:56 PM
Great skin Than ^^, maybe green some parts to resemble Xan a bit more.

The warlord and Queen in U2, they weren't even implemented, that's one of the reasons most don't like it.

Random Elite
11th Jan 2006, 03:14 AM
*coughshoddygraphicscough*

But your right, no real bosses in U2, besides the giant spider, and she was easy to kill.

Bazzen
24th Jul 2010, 04:05 PM
sKAARJ= pREDATOR+rEPTILIAN+INSECT, THIS IS A GOOD CONCEPT FOR THE SKAARJ

GreatEmerald
24th Jul 2010, 04:15 PM
Necroposting at it's caps best.

TurdDrive
24th Jul 2010, 04:39 PM
Inverted CamelCaps

UBerserker
24th Jul 2010, 05:30 PM
1 post dude.

UnrealGold57
10th Feb 2011, 04:22 PM
UT99 Skaarj Hybrid rox. :)
I like Dominator, Pharoh, and I LUV Baetal.

UBerserker
11th Feb 2011, 10:05 AM
UT99 Skaarj Hybrid rox. :)
I like Dominator, Pharoh, and I LUV Baetal.

UT PS2's Boss Dominator was probably the best playable Skaarj model in the whole series.
Actually non-playable because it was a Boss bot only - ten times harder than Xan.

UnrealGold57
11th Feb 2011, 11:18 AM
hmm, I've never seen this PS2 Dominator.
May I see a picture of him?

ZotSindi
14th Feb 2011, 12:19 AM
U1 Skaarj all the way. Most specifically the Skaarj Officers with their weird Turquoise/Salmon/Silver armor, the Queen would probably be a close second, I wish there was player models of them for UT2004.

AWW SNACK
14th Feb 2011, 02:32 AM
Comedy UC2 vote.

VendorX
14th Feb 2011, 07:31 AM
Definitely U2 Skaarj - great animations, skins, AI...

UnrealGold57
17th Feb 2011, 09:36 PM
yeah i like the officers too :P

Evill_Bob
26th Mar 2011, 10:29 PM
So this is how we're gonna do this? Two or three years of no activity and then we just go on a necroblast? Alright...

I do like the strong, limber, and very Preditor nature of the Skaarj in UT2k4 and the well armored warlords (just not the waddling tanks ones) of Unreal 2, but the Hybrids and the UC2 Skaarj I just can't stand. Now if all entries of Skaarj were considered I would go with Evil Engine's (and AgentX was it?) version of the Skaarj for UT3.

Arnox
27th Mar 2011, 10:16 PM
Personally, I'm very disappointed in this board. Lots of things to talk about in this game and what get's bumped? An off-topic thread. C'mon guys, we can do better than that.

AWW SNACK
28th Mar 2011, 04:17 PM
Well if you're so mad about someone bumping a thread about the Skaarj in this forum then why not start some UC2-related ones that are about what you want to discuss?

Sir_Brizz
28th Mar 2011, 04:37 PM
Yeah for example we can talk about how you can't play this game online anymore.

AWW SNACK
28th Mar 2011, 09:37 PM
Personally, I'm very disappointed in Arnox. Trying to boycott a thread about Skaarj of all things!

:gonk:

Skaarj are frikin' cool. Hijacking a thread about them is like anti-Skaarj or something.

Arnox
28th Mar 2011, 10:42 PM
Yeah for example we can talk about how you can't play this game online anymore.
Yes you can!

And skaarj are cool but they are predator ripoffs. Think about it.

Also, favorite skaarj are the UT2004 non-mech ones.

Tag makers can suck my cock.

AWW SNACK
29th Mar 2011, 08:03 PM
Yeah for example we can talk about how you can't play this game online anymore.

If you pretend hard enough you can imagine that the bots are real people!

GreatEmerald
30th Mar 2011, 09:51 AM
Bots are people too, you know :3

AWW SNACK
30th Mar 2011, 10:06 AM
Bots are people too, you know :3

Loque, Karag and Tamerlane are my UT buddies. They've been there for me since 1999!

UBerserker
30th Mar 2011, 10:50 AM
I can't wait to play as this guy (http://img810.imageshack.us/i/dominatorrender.png/) in UT1

Arnox
30th Mar 2011, 11:08 AM
In all seriousness, you can still play this game online. Use XLink Kai.

evilgrins
1st Oct 2011, 03:54 PM
I like the SkaarjTroopers. They're the easiest to skin so I've got them as bots in most of my games.

http://pics.livejournal.com/evilgrins/pic/00bppkpa