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The Skaarj homeworld...

Discussion in 'Unreal' started by NeoNite, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    I've been willing to pose this question for a while, and now I've finally done it.

    What do you think?
    Could it be? Or are they just an interstellar race of spacepirates like the mercenaries?

    If there is a homeworld (why not really?) what would it possibly look like?

    And wouldn't it be incredibly fun if someone would make a mappack about the skaarj homeworld?

    Random thought: Infiltration force of SUPERDUBER1337 terrans ;-) have to eliminate THE queen of queens.
    But of course, on the skaarj homeworld there are dozens and dozens of specialised/upgraded skaarj wandering around. There are huge bases, armies...whatnot?

    So, would it be possible?
     
  2. Turboman

    Turboman deRegistered user

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    one of the great mysteries of the unreal universe.

    i imagine it to be like how i think earth would be in the future if mankind reaches that far, no single organic thing but the entire surface covered by metal facilities and buildings, like the death star in star wars.

    i think there was already a mappack set on the skaarj homeworld, but never bothered to download it as it got very low score at nalicity and it required u4e.
     
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  3. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    Oh what a shame :-/ I've always wanted to play a mappack involving the skaarj homeworld.

    I imagine there would be lots of slime pools on the planet. Lots of factories, lots of biohazards, mutated monsters (yes yes a bit like quake2).
    But of course, skaarj are smarter than strogg ;-)

    Imagine these forests (one of the few remaining) with nothing but hideous mutants. So horrible, the skaarj never venture into the woods anymore.

    They let the brutes do that.
    Behemoths that is.
     
  4. Sarevok

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    interesting idea, I imagine it being a high tech type of planet, could be cool to see someones concept on what it would or should look like
     
  5. Hellscrag

    Hellscrag UnrealSP'er

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    I imagine it more as a vary darkly organic place with weird rock structures and sludge rivers, but with Skaarj structures also covering the whole of the surface. The whole surface of planet would be infested with Skaarj installations, but constantly intermingled with the canyons, sludge pools and petrified forests.
     
  6. Predcaliber

    Predcaliber One Day I'l Beat Lauke

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    I always tought Skaarj where a rip-off of the Predators.
    wristblades, shooting things like shouldercannon, and there great technology.

    like predators, they miht be a bit 2 human, I discuss that met my friends, we always get things like skaarj mgith have 2, that a skaarj sleeps in his bed with his teddybear, workinf rom 8 till 5 as an cleaner on a spaceship, and smoking a joint.

    gets home, kisses his wife and ask what he is going to eat.

    Skaarj: what do we eat?
    Skaarjwoman: Nalicow
    Skaarj: what? we had that yesterday!
    Skaarjwoman: it was 2 big to eat @ once, thiose things are fat, and expensive cause they must be get from another planet
    Skaarj: bah I dont like that nalistuff, their ships are bad 2.
    Skaarjwoman: you are a racist, I am saying that 4 about 20 years now, what is wrong with nali?
    Skaarj: your remebered our last spaceship? it was a Nali one....
    Skaarjwoman: yes dear, it broke 2 days after we bought it
    Skaarj: and who was the one who wants to get something else than our well trusted skaarj quality?
    Skaarjwoman: *sighs* yes it was me, youve been saying that 4 about 6 weeks now...
    Skaarj: those humans ships seems to be good BTW
    Skaarjwoman: What was that weird planet called again?
    Skaarj: *sighs* Earth dear...
    Skaarjwoman: Oh yeah
    Skaarj:when is dinner ready? I am starving !





    Hopefully they wont take us as an example :D
     
  7. Predcaliber

    Predcaliber One Day I'l Beat Lauke

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    BTW, Once I made an unfinished Project.

    An Unreal SP adventure For UT called: ''the Journey for the antidote''

    It has an long story, but il try 2 be short:

    skaarjs were attacking earth, they made an effective weapon, some kind of gas, wich effects the offspring of humans.
    they will die slowly cause their bones were about to break within 20 years.

    After the war 4.000.000.000 people died instantly during the war, the rest was effected with the virus.

    You as an player had an father and mother, you mother hide in the sewers, while your father died as a soldier in war.
    Still, your mother was effected by the virus by an accidant.

    exactly when te war was over, and the skaarj went home, your mother was pregnet fro,m your father during war, and you were born.
    but you were offspring, so infected.
    When you were 18 a small group op people rebuild small towns and citys, and finally an advertising was placed:

    wanted: people for an expidition

    people has found some kind of cure against the virus, some organ from a skaarj would cure it, cause people found some dead skaarj that were killed in war, and toke them with them.
    It was an expidition to a skaarjplanet with some kind of wild skaarj, no man was there ever before, but the wild skaarj were easy to capture, so they would set up an base @ that planet and capture as many wild skaarjs and get the organs and go back home.

    You wanted to join that expedition as an guard, cause your father was an soldier 2.
    so you joined this small groupm of 34 people, with their own functions, cleaner cook, etc

    you were 1 of the 14 ill ones that joined, so as an reward you wouldnt get paid, but get a cure for the virus.

    so you went to the planet with the team, set up the base, and your task was to guard from 10:00 till 21:00, and than an other one toke it over.



    thats where my first level starts, you woke up but you overslept.

    in that adventure you would find out that the scientists were leaving all the ill ones, and went to home, cause there where rumors there was an ancient queen rised when the skaarj were hurt, so you must find an way to get out, and/or might find an cure.


    I made 7 maps for it, and never finished it.
    When I am home I will post some screenies, and If I can find some space I will .RAR the complete package and upload it, it wil include 4 complete maps, the 5th is half and an tutorial and an broken intro :(

    its made with UED2 and ment 4 UT ,If you got oldskool its very easy, otherwise its just double click on the first map :)
     
  8. dinwitty

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    their technical understanding would be vastly different from ours, perhaps combining bio-tech far more advanced than we are, and that it would be a homeworld of battling clans, but note, one queen could dominate an entire planet, but then the homeworld could be huge like Jupiter so one race of skaarj could not dominate another easily, but yes, the queen of queens would be interesting, like a deep cultural root, something that deeply binds all the skaarj no matter what, any queen would be subserviant to the "master queen"
    who we never see.
     
  9. Hellscrag

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    Teh conspiracy! If never seen, the master Queen might be a Mercenary in a dress.
     
  10. Predcaliber

    Predcaliber One Day I'l Beat Lauke

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    stupid question, but is a queen a mother of the skaarj?

    or just some other beast?
     
  11. Winged Unicorn

    Winged Unicorn From wishes to eternity

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    Yes, the Queen is the mother of all the Skaarj. As you may know, Skaarj are like insects: there is a "master" creature which produces the eggs, from which little Pupae comes out and then become Skaarj :)
     
  12. Sir_Brizz

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    wouldn't it stand to reason that something happened to their homeworld since in Unreal 1 you have to fight the queen?
     
  13. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    Maybe it's just one of many. Maybe there is indeed a megaqueen, which lays queeneggs?

    What if each of these queens is "distributed" over the planet (a provence each?)
    AND to the motherships send out to conquer new planets?
     
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    i have to agree with this theory because it makes alot of sense.

    why would the skaarj send in their only queen into napali? there must be more.
     
  15. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I agree, but that doesn't mean thatt their "mega queen" isn't on some ginormous battle cruiser flying around in space until they find a suitable world.
     
  16. Winged Unicorn

    Winged Unicorn From wishes to eternity

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    Again, think about insects - because that's what Skaarj concept got inspired by. To make an example, how many queen ants are there? Basically, there is one for each nest and as soon as she dies, there is always a new one ready to take her place. The same thing happens for the Skaarj race... there cannot be a mega queen, there are just many queens all around the space (most likely, one per planet) :)
     
  17. Sir_Brizz

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    one per "clan"?
     
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    I always assumed that the skaarj have the same or similar hiearchy as the bees and ants
     
  19. TossMonkey

    TossMonkey brown bread?

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    I really like the mega-queen theory. I always thought the skaarj world would be a jungle planet or something along those lines, never really thought about their technological side much. Maybe they have huge cities and huge jungles on the same planet?
     
  20. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    Heck, maybe there's even a supermegaqueen.
    And on top of that, an 1337queen.

    Well, why not :D :p ;-)
     

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