History VideoGame / Starsiege

22nd Jul '16 4:00:22 PM theLibrarian
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* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: The Cybrids appear to enjoy naming their nexus points after various mythological hells or unpleasant places. For instance, the main Cybrid nexus on Pluto, where Prometheus resides, is called "Gehenna", which is the name of the Hebrew version of Hell. There's also one place known as Nineveh.
18th Jun '16 5:09:51 PM Zardas
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It must be noted that ''Starsiege's'' backstory preformed a major retcon on the backstory presented by the earlier ''[=EarthSiege=]'' games, and although quite a bit of it can be justified as fleshing out the backstory, enough is incompatible between the two that you could safely put ''[=EarthSiege=]'' to ''[=EarthSiege 2=]'' in their own separate continuity that was later copied, modified, and built upon for ''Starsiege'' and beyond. There are still arguments over which backstory version is better. The game recieved a pseudo-sequel in the form of ''[[{{VideoGame/Tribes}} Starsiege: Tribes]]'', and that series subsequently underwent MorePopularSpinoff, cleaving itself from ''Starsiege'' in the same manner it separated itself from ''[=EarthSiege=]''. ''Starsiege'''s backstory is still canonical for the ''Tribes'' series though.

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It must be noted that ''Starsiege's'' backstory preformed performed a major retcon on the backstory presented by the earlier ''[=EarthSiege=]'' games, and although quite a bit of it can be justified as fleshing out the backstory, enough is incompatible between the two that you could safely put ''[=EarthSiege=]'' to ''[=EarthSiege 2=]'' in their own separate continuity that was later copied, modified, and built upon for ''Starsiege'' and beyond. There are still arguments over which backstory version is better. The game recieved received a pseudo-sequel in the form of ''[[{{VideoGame/Tribes}} Starsiege: Tribes]]'', and that series subsequently underwent MorePopularSpinoff, cleaving itself from ''Starsiege'' in the same manner it separated itself from ''[=EarthSiege=]''. ''Starsiege'''s backstory is still canonical for the ''Tribes'' series though.
7th Mar '16 8:17:30 PM Kuruni
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->''[[TheEmperor Little old peter,]] [[ManInTheMachine missing his leter,]] while [[HumongousMecha Herky]] plays [[UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} in the red.]] [[DeathFromAbove Down came the]] [[AIIsACrapshoot glitches]] [[RobotWar and burned us in ditches]] and [[{{Squick}} we slept after eating our dead.]]'' - [[IronicNurseryRhyme Schoolyard chant,]] [[TheFuture c. 2800.]]

->''"When [[BigBad the Dark]] [[AIIsACrapshoot Intellect]] escaped [[RobotWar The Fire,]] [[PyrrhicVictory man stood in the ashes of mother Earth.]] For 200 years the [[{{Immortality}} immortal]] [[TheEmperor emperor]] built Earth's armies... [[TheEmpire But only Earth's.]] [[LaResistance Then the colonies of Mars and Venus revolt]] against unjust imperial law. Harabec, [[AcePilot the greatest Imperial Knight,]] [[DefectorFromDecadence joined the rebellion.]] [[CainAndAbel His brother]] Caanon led [[EliteMooks the Knights]] to UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} to suppress it. When [[BigBad Prometheus]] [[RobotWar attacked again,]] [[CivilWar human blood already stained the ground.]] Mother Earth lay helpless. [[CrapsackWorld The time of terror had indeed returned.]] I tell the story of the [[RuleOfThree third and final coming of Prometheus.]] [[{{Narrator}} I tell the story of us all.]]"''\\

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->''[[TheEmperor Little ->''Little old peter,]] [[ManInTheMachine peter, missing his leter,]] leter, while [[HumongousMecha Herky]] Herky plays [[UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} in the red.]] [[DeathFromAbove red. Down came the]] [[AIIsACrapshoot glitches]] [[RobotWar the glitches and burned us in ditches]] ditches and [[{{Squick}} we slept after eating our dead.]]'' '' - [[IronicNurseryRhyme Schoolyard chant,]] [[TheFuture chant, c. 2800.]]

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->''"When [[BigBad the Dark]] [[AIIsACrapshoot Intellect]] Dark Intellect escaped [[RobotWar The Fire,]] [[PyrrhicVictory Fire, man stood in the ashes of mother Earth.]] Earth. For 200 years the [[{{Immortality}} immortal]] [[TheEmperor emperor]] immortal emperor built Earth's armies... [[TheEmpire But only Earth's.]] [[LaResistance Earth's. Then the colonies of Mars and Venus revolt]] revolt against unjust imperial law. Harabec, [[AcePilot the greatest Imperial Knight,]] [[DefectorFromDecadence Knight, joined the rebellion.]] [[CainAndAbel rebellion. His brother]] brother Caanon led [[EliteMooks the Knights]] Knights to UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} Mars to suppress it. When [[BigBad Prometheus]] [[RobotWar Prometheus attacked again,]] [[CivilWar again, human blood already stained the ground.]] ground. Mother Earth lay helpless. [[CrapsackWorld The time of terror had indeed returned.]] returned. I tell the story of the [[RuleOfThree third and final coming of Prometheus.]] [[{{Narrator}} Prometheus. I tell the story of us all.]]"''\\"''\\
7th Mar '16 8:13:40 PM Kuruni
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: The discharge of the Plasma cannon can fly around the map and find the enemy... ''Really''.
7th Mar '16 11:18:16 AM UnclePhil
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: The discharge of the Plasma cannon can fly around the map and find the enemy... ''Really''.



* AppliedPhlebotinum: The discharge of the Plasma cannon can fly around the map and find the enemy... ''Really''.
7th Mar '16 11:14:49 AM UnclePhil
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* ATasteOfPower: With the justification that the player character has been selected to test out cache hardware, a single Magneto-Fusion Assault Cannon (the most powerful weapon in the game) is added to the player's available components after the completion of the first mission. Only the small Outrider vehicle is available at this early point in the campaign and it must be entirely customized around the weight and energy requirements of this weapon in order to mount it.

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* ATasteOfPower: With the justification that the player character has been selected to test out cache hardware, a single Magneto-Fusion Assault Cannon (the most powerful weapon in the game) is added to the player's available components after the completion of the first mission. Only the small Outrider Emancipator vehicle is available at this early point in the campaign and it must be entirely customized around the weight and energy requirements of this weapon in order to mount it.
7th Mar '16 11:13:35 AM UnclePhil
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* ATasteOfPower: With the justification that the player character has been selected to test out cache hardware, a single Magneto-Fusion Assault Cannon (the most powerful weapon in the game) is added to the player's available components after the completion of the first mission. Only the small Outrider vehicle is available at this early point in the campaign and it must be entirely customized around the weight and energy requirements of this weapon in order to mount it.
7th Mar '16 10:31:09 AM UnclePhil
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* BloodKnight: One of the Cybrid squadmates opposes hunting humanity to extinction because that would mean having no more enemies to fight. Given how many Cybrids are bred for combat, it is most likely not the only one.
* BlueBlood: As part of the dictates of his new Empire, Petresun restored a system of nobility. However, only those who had earned their keep during the ''[=EarthSieges=]s'' and their families would hold this honor, and each new generation would have to earn it anew.



* BoringButPractical: Blasters, Heavy Lasers and Heavy Autocannons are available from the very first mission and effective all the way through to the last. Heavier, more exotic weapons become available during the campaign but tend toward greater weight, energy consumption and ammunition limitations. It's quite effective to stick with the basic weapons and just add ''more'' of them as larger Hercs become available. This is the ideal way to customize the game's signature vehicle: the Apocalypse Herc, with a whopping six weapon mounts against a medium 60-ton weight limit.



* BloodKnight: One of the Cybrid squadmates opposes hunting humanity to extinction because that would mean having no more enemies to fight. Given how many Cybrids are bred for combat, it is most likely not the only one.
* BlueBlood: As part of the dictates of his new Empire, Petresun restored a system of nobility. However, only those who had earned their keep during the ''[=EarthSieges=]s'' and their families would hold this honor, and each new generation would have to earn it anew.
22nd Jan '16 11:48:26 AM CaptainChaos
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* ContinuityNod: {{Retcon}} or not, the Compendium depicts HERCs during the events of The Fire as they appeared in ''[=EarthSiege=].'' And Prometheus was mentioned by name in the intro to ''[=EarthSiege 3=]''. His role is greatly expanded here.

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* ContinuityNod: {{Retcon}} or not, the Compendium depicts HERCs during the events of The Fire as they appeared in ''[=EarthSiege=].'' And Prometheus was mentioned by name in the intro to ''[=EarthSiege 3=]''.2=]''. His role is greatly expanded here.
30th Dec '15 1:05:11 PM superkeijikun
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* CrushKillDestroy: A common battlecry for Cybrids is "'''''[=HURT//MAIM//KILL=]'''''".
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