History VideoGame / SidMeiersAlphaCentauri

10th Jan '18 6:11:37 AM Divra
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** While Planet is very hostile to Earth animals, the carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere and nitrogenous soil make Planet a paradise for Earth plant life.



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* WorldOfBadass: Every crew member on the Unity was chosen from the best and brightest that humanity had to offer. Everyone on the ship, from the XO (Yang) to a lowly mining specialist (Domai) had some exceptional attributes, from genius level intellect, to incredible personal charisma, to neah-superhuman willpower. Makes the very ''existence'' of the Drone underclass kinda sad, doesn't it?

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* WorldOfBadass: Every crew member on the Unity was chosen from the best and brightest that humanity had to offer. Everyone on the ship, from the XO (Yang) to a lowly mining specialist (Domai) had some exceptional attributes, from genius level intellect, to incredible personal charisma, to neah-superhuman near-superhuman willpower. Makes the very ''existence'' of the Drone underclass kinda sad, doesn't it?
10th Jan '18 6:06:14 AM Divra
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** Only a few base names are unmodified names of places on Earth, but one of the University's bases is Baikonur, which is a real place in Kazakhstan (fittingly, it is the hime of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, home of the Soviet space programme and one of the most used orbital launch sites in the world) and the Pirates can establish a base called Barbary Coast, which is an outdated name for much of the North African coast and was famous for being a pirate haven for centuries, and another called Penzance, which is a reference to the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance''.

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** Only a few base names are unmodified names of places on Earth, but one of the University's bases is Baikonur, which is a real place in Kazakhstan (fittingly, it is the hime home of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, home of the Soviet space programme and one of the most used orbital launch sites in the world) and the Pirates can establish a base called Barbary Coast, which is an outdated name for much of the North African coast and was famous for being a pirate haven for centuries, and another called Penzance, which is a reference to the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance''.
10th Jan '18 6:05:37 AM Divra
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** Only a few base names are unmodified names of places on Earth, but one of the University's bases is Baikonur, which is a real place in Kazakhstan and the Pirates can establish a base called Barbary Coast, which is an outdated name for much of the North African coast, and another called Penzance, which is a town in the United Kingdom that was frequently raided by pirates.

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** Only a few base names are unmodified names of places on Earth, but one of the University's bases is Baikonur, which is a real place in Kazakhstan (fittingly, it is the hime of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, home of the Soviet space programme and one of the most used orbital launch sites in the world) and the Pirates can establish a base called Barbary Coast, which is an outdated name for much of the North African coast, coast and was famous for being a pirate haven for centuries, and another called Penzance, which is a town in reference to the United Kingdom that was frequently raided by pirates.Gilbert and Sullivan operetta ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance''.
13th Dec '17 12:33:09 AM Balmung
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* JackOfAllStats: The Peacekeepers. Their advantages and disadvantages are all relatively slight, so they're a good all-'round introductory faction (although the Gaians can also serve this role).

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The Peacekeepers. Their advantages and disadvantages are all relatively slight, so they're a good all-'round introductory faction (although the Gaians can also serve this role).role).
** The Pirates. While they face slightly greater innate penalties than the Peacekeepers, the Pirates are unique among human factions in that they are not barred from any social engineering option. Furthermore their aquatic start buys them relative freedom from early conflict with other factions and their significant advantages at sea come with no corresponding drawbacks on land.
28th Nov '17 5:35:11 PM balr0g
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* EmperorScientist: Zakharov may be a researcher, but ''all'' of the original seven faction leaders are scientists in their own way. Both Deirdre and Lal are biologists (specifically, Deirdre is a straight botanist while Lal is more on the medical side), Yang's a brilliant social engineer, Morgan's a visionary financial genius, Santiago has a keen insight into military science, and Miriam is a social psychologist who does know a thing or two about the hard sciences, as her quote on plasma steel armor indicates. The seven faction leaders in the expansion also have shades of it. But since they are added in the expansion, you can only assume it based on the 3-4 [[Quotes/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri quotes]] each of them received.

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* EmperorScientist: Zakharov may be a researcher, but ''all'' of the original seven faction leaders are scientists in their own way. Both Deirdre and Lal are biologists (specifically, Deirdre is Deirdre's a straight botanist while Lal is more on the medical side), and plant geneticist, Lal's a surgeon but has done biological research, Yang's a brilliant social engineer, Morgan's a visionary financial genius, Santiago has a keen insight into military science, and Miriam is a social psychologist who does know a thing or two about the hard sciences, as her quote on plasma steel armor indicates. The seven faction leaders in the expansion also have shades of it. But since they are added in the expansion, you can only assume it based on the 3-4 [[Quotes/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri quotes]] each of them received.
28th Nov '17 5:33:17 PM balr0g
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* EmperorScientist: Zakharov may be a researcher, but ''all'' of the original seven faction leaders are scientists in their own way. Deirdre and Lal are more humanistic but also heavily into the science, Yang's a brilliant social engineer, Morgan's a visionary financial genius, Santiago has a keen insight into military science, and Miriam is a social psychologist who does know a thing or two about the hard sciences, as her quote on plasma steel armor indicates. The seven faction leaders in the expansion also have shades of it. But since they are added in the expansion, you can only assume it based on the 3-4 [[Quotes/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri quotes]] each of them received.

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* EmperorScientist: Zakharov may be a researcher, but ''all'' of the original seven faction leaders are scientists in their own way. Both Deirdre and Lal are biologists (specifically, Deirdre is a straight botanist while Lal is more humanistic but also heavily into on the science, medical side), Yang's a brilliant social engineer, Morgan's a visionary financial genius, Santiago has a keen insight into military science, and Miriam is a social psychologist who does know a thing or two about the hard sciences, as her quote on plasma steel armor indicates. The seven faction leaders in the expansion also have shades of it. But since they are added in the expansion, you can only assume it based on the 3-4 [[Quotes/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri quotes]] each of them received.
26th Nov '17 6:04:40 AM thatmadork
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* CentralTheme: How far are people willing to go for their ideals?
5th Nov '17 7:08:15 AM Brainbin
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* FasterThanLightTravel: Averted - as part of the game's attempt to depict a (relatively) hard science-fiction setting and obey the laws of physics (as they were understood at the time), the colonists made the interstellar voyage by SleeperShip, which takes 40 years (departing Earth in 2060 and arriving at Chiron in 2100). This equates to an average speed of 0.109''c''[[note]]The top speed would presumably be faster given the amount of time it would take to accelerate, decelerate, and maneuver[[/note]], which is about as fast as theoretical interstellar ships using technology conceivable by modern science were expected to be able to travel at the time.
5th Nov '17 6:54:47 AM Brainbin
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* TheUnreveal: For all you learn about science, technology, and the nature of humanity, life, and intelligence, several key mysteries established at the beginning of each game are never revealed to you no matter how the game ends:
** The identity of Captain Garland's assassin is never revealed, or even hinted at.
** Whatever happened to Earth and everyone living there between 2060 and 2096 (since it would take four years for radio signals to reach Alpha Centauri at lightspeed) is never revealed, although the game can end with colonists returning to Earth to find out.
22nd Oct '17 11:34:53 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* MindRape: The way mind worms paralyze their victims.

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The way mind worms paralyze their victims.victims.
** It's implied that The Dream Twister secret project is based on subjecting hundreds of people to this to learn how to enhance psi powers.
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