Follow TV Tropes

Following

History VideoGame / Oolite

Go To






----



* [[BigBad Big Bads]]: Several depending on which mission you're playing, but the main, overarching Big Bads of the game are the [[AlienInvaders Thargoids]], with the Earth-based Galactic Federation and the Duvall Empire making a few minor appearances in this role as well.

to:

* [[BigBad Big Bads]]: BigBad: Several depending on which mission you're playing, but the main, overarching Big Bads of the game are the [[AlienInvaders Thargoids]], with the Earth-based Galactic Federation and the Duvall Empire making a few minor appearances in this role as well.



* EscapePod: Essentially functions as an extra life, should you choose to buy one. You can also pick up other ships' escape pods, or [[SinkTheLifeboats shoot them down]].
** Picking them up earns you a reward - if they're an innocent, for [[BigDamnHeroes rescuing them]], and if they're a criminal, for [[BountyHunter capturing them]].

to:

* EscapePod: Essentially functions as an extra life, should you choose to buy one. You can also pick up other ships' escape pods, or [[SinkTheLifeboats shoot them down]].
**
down]]. Picking them up earns you a reward - if they're an innocent, for [[BigDamnHeroes rescuing them]], and if they're a criminal, for [[BountyHunter capturing them]].


* ArtificialBrilliance: When you're in a system, ''everything that happens in the entire system'' is being simulated in real time - traders ply the spacelanes, pirates look for easy kills, bounty hunters track down pirates, police and military vessels patrol, mining ships [[CaptainObvious mine things]], and the player [[NintendoHard blows up repeatedly while trying to dock at the main station]]. The AI is generally pretty good, and watching the world go on around you is very atmospheric.

to:

* ArtificialBrilliance: When you're in a system, ''everything that happens in the entire system'' is being simulated in real time - traders ply the spacelanes, pirates look for easy kills, bounty hunters track down pirates, police and military vessels patrol, mining ships [[CaptainObvious mine things]], things, and the player [[NintendoHard blows up repeatedly while trying to dock at the main station]]. The AI is generally pretty good, and watching the world go on around you is very atmospheric.


* ArtificialStupidity: The AI is ''generally'' pretty good, but there are occasional hiccups, such as pirates flying straight towards you with no attempt made to dodge your laser fire and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny ships the size of small towns attempting to land in docking bays less than one-fourth their size]], although that bug was quickly fixed.

to:

* ArtificialStupidity: The AI is ''generally'' pretty good, but there are occasional hiccups, such as pirates flying straight towards you with no attempt made to dodge your laser fire and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments ships the size of small towns attempting to land in docking bays less than one-fourth their size]], although that bug was quickly fixed.


* ExplosiveBreeder: Trumbles. Small, [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cute]], multiply quickly, [[spoiler:[[TheScrappy tend to eat your cargo stocks, and really difficult to kill]]]].

to:

* ExplosiveBreeder: Trumbles.[[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles Trumbles]]. Small, [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cute]], multiply quickly, [[spoiler:[[TheScrappy tend to eat your cargo stocks, and really difficult to kill]]]].


'''''[[http://oolite.org Oolite]]''''' is a [[FanRemake fan-made open-source remake]] of the famous WideOpenSandbox space trading game ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}'', first released in the early 2000s. It has been under constant development since then, with new versions released every few months. It is unusal in that both the game itself and the established backstory and canon are mainly fan-generated; the game is designed to be easy to modify and expand, and literally ''hundreds'' of 'Oolite Expansion Packs' (or '[=OXPs=]') can be found on the site's wiki, which do everything from change the graphics slightly to add entirely new ships, stations, missions, AI types, gameplay elements, etc. The vast majority of them have been incorporated into the game's official canon, combining with the original VIdeoGame/{{Elite}} backstory to create a rich and expansive sci-fi universe that is constantly growing and changing.

to:

'''''[[http://oolite.''[[http://oolite.org Oolite]]''''' Oolite]]'' is a [[FanRemake fan-made open-source remake]] of the famous WideOpenSandbox space trading game ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}'', first released in the early 2000s. It has been under constant development since then, with new versions released every few months. It is unusal in that both the game itself and the established backstory and canon are mainly fan-generated; the game is designed to be easy to modify and expand, and literally ''hundreds'' of 'Oolite Expansion Packs' (or '[=OXPs=]') can be found on the site's wiki, which do everything from change the graphics slightly to add entirely new ships, stations, missions, AI types, gameplay elements, etc. The vast majority of them have been incorporated into the game's official canon, combining with the original VIdeoGame/{{Elite}} backstory to create a rich and expansive sci-fi universe that is constantly growing and changing.

Added DiffLines:

[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/oolite.jpg]]

Added DiffLines:

** Averted for ships with rear laser mountings.


* EarthThatWas: Subverted - it's still there, and doing quite well for itself, but they're [[ColdWar not exactly on friendly terms with the Cooperative]] and, as such, it has been expunged from all commercially-available navigation computers in [=GalCop=] space (meaning that for all practical purposes it might as well not exist).

to:

* EarthThatWas: Subverted - it's still there, and doing quite well for itself, but they're [[ColdWar [[SpaceColdWar not exactly on friendly terms with the Cooperative]] and, as such, it has been expunged from all commercially-available navigation computers in [=GalCop=] space (meaning that for all practical purposes it might as well not exist).



* FlyingSaucer: Many Thargoid ships are saucer-shaped. Communist police ships from the [=OXPs=] also use saucer designs, probably in reference to RealLife ColdWar paranoid speculations.

to:

* FlyingSaucer: Many Thargoid ships are saucer-shaped. Communist police ships from the [=OXPs=] also use saucer designs, probably in reference to RealLife ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar paranoid speculations.


* DiscOneNuke: Your starting Cobra Mk 3 is [[WithThisHerring woefully under-equipped]] and upgrading it enough to safely enter even mildly dangerous systems will entail some painful LevelGrinding... but it's quite a valuable ship. Trading it in for the slightly less capable Cobra Mk 1 or similar sacrifices two-thirds of your cargo space (which you'd never be able to use at that stage anyway), a few equipment slots and a bit of speed in return for a large chunk of additional cash with which to purchase some useful upgrades like a bigger gun or [[NitroBoost witchfuel injectors]].



* FanNickname: The game's community has a whole language's worth of slang, jargon, nicknames and euphemisms, many of them carried over from the ''Elite'' fan community. A merchant vessel kitted out for heavy combat, for example, is generally referred to as an 'iron ass'.


'''''[[http://oolite.org Oolite]]''''' is a [[FanRemake fan-made open-source remake]] of the famous WideOpenSandbox space trading game ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}'', first released in the early 2000s. It has been under constant development since then, with new versions released every few months. It is unusal in that both the game itself and the established backstory and canon are mainly fan-generated; the game is designed to be easy to modify and expand, and literally ''hundreds'' of 'Oolite Expansion Packs' (or '[=OXPs=]') can be found on the site's wiki, which do everything from change the graphics slightly to add entirely new ships, stations, missions, AI types, gameplay elements, etc. The vast majority of them have been incorporated into the game's official canon, combining with the original {{Elite}} backstory to create a rich and expansive sci-fi universe that is constantly growing and changing.

to:

'''''[[http://oolite.org Oolite]]''''' is a [[FanRemake fan-made open-source remake]] of the famous WideOpenSandbox space trading game ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}'', first released in the early 2000s. It has been under constant development since then, with new versions released every few months. It is unusal in that both the game itself and the established backstory and canon are mainly fan-generated; the game is designed to be easy to modify and expand, and literally ''hundreds'' of 'Oolite Expansion Packs' (or '[=OXPs=]') can be found on the site's wiki, which do everything from change the graphics slightly to add entirely new ships, stations, missions, AI types, gameplay elements, etc. The vast majority of them have been incorporated into the game's official canon, combining with the original {{Elite}} VIdeoGame/{{Elite}} backstory to create a rich and expansive sci-fi universe that is constantly growing and changing.


[[http://oolite.org Oolite]] is a [[FanRemake fan-made open-source remake]] of the famous WideOpenSandbox space trading game {{Elite}}, first released in the early 2000s. It has been under constant development since then, with new versions released every few months. It is unusal in that both the game itself and the established backstory and canon are mainly fan-generated; the game is designed to be easy to modify and expand, and literally ''hundreds'' of 'Oolite Expansion Packs' (or '[=OXPs=]') can be found on the site's wiki, which do everything from change the graphics slightly to add entirely new ships, stations, missions, AI types, gameplay elements, etc. The vast majority of them have been incorporated into the game's official canon, combining with the original {{Elite}} backstory to create a rich and expansive sci-fi universe that is constantly growing and changing.

to:

[[http://oolite.'''''[[http://oolite.org Oolite]] Oolite]]''''' is a [[FanRemake fan-made open-source remake]] of the famous WideOpenSandbox space trading game {{Elite}}, ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}'', first released in the early 2000s. It has been under constant development since then, with new versions released every few months. It is unusal in that both the game itself and the established backstory and canon are mainly fan-generated; the game is designed to be easy to modify and expand, and literally ''hundreds'' of 'Oolite Expansion Packs' (or '[=OXPs=]') can be found on the site's wiki, which do everything from change the graphics slightly to add entirely new ships, stations, missions, AI types, gameplay elements, etc. The vast majority of them have been incorporated into the game's official canon, combining with the original {{Elite}} backstory to create a rich and expansive sci-fi universe that is constantly growing and changing.


* AdventureFriendlyWorld: Of the "Maximize Setting Fluff" variety. The Galactic Cooperative of Worlds is a multi-system alliance which regulates trade and traffic between star systems, but each individual member world runs its government completely independently. It's also implied that [=GalCoop=] has overstretched itself trying to fight the Thargoids, so it uses the Elite Ratings and the [[BountyHunter bounty system]] to encourage spacers to police themselves.
* TheAlliance: The Galactic Cooperative of Worlds (GALCOOP).

to:

* AdventureFriendlyWorld: Of the "Maximize Setting Fluff" variety. The Galactic Cooperative of Worlds is a multi-system alliance which regulates trade and traffic between star systems, but each individual member world runs its government completely independently. It's also implied that [=GalCoop=] [=GalCop=] has overstretched itself trying to fight the Thargoids, so it uses the Elite Ratings and the [[BountyHunter bounty system]] to encourage spacers to police themselves.
* TheAlliance: The Galactic Cooperative of Worlds (GALCOOP).(GALCOP).



* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Thargoids. Their entire purpose seems to be to terrorize the locals. They and Galcoop are engaged in an ongoing war.

to:

* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Thargoids. Their entire purpose seems to be to terrorize the locals. They and Galcoop [=GalCop=] are engaged in an ongoing war.


* AdventureFriendlyWorld: Of the "Maximize Setting Fluff" variety. The Galactic Cooperative of Worlds is a multi-system alliance which regulates trade and traffic between star systems, but each individual member world runs its government completely independently. It's also implied that [=GalCop=] has overstretched itself trying to fight the Thargoids, so it uses the Elite Ratings and the [[BountyHunter bounty system]] to encourage spacers to police themselves.
* TheAlliance: The Galactic Cooperative of Worlds (GALCOP).

to:

* AdventureFriendlyWorld: Of the "Maximize Setting Fluff" variety. The Galactic Cooperative of Worlds is a multi-system alliance which regulates trade and traffic between star systems, but each individual member world runs its government completely independently. It's also implied that [=GalCop=] [=GalCoop=] has overstretched itself trying to fight the Thargoids, so it uses the Elite Ratings and the [[BountyHunter bounty system]] to encourage spacers to police themselves.
* TheAlliance: The Galactic Cooperative of Worlds (GALCOP).(GALCOOP).



* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Thargoids. Their entire purpose seems to be to terrorize the locals. They and Galcop are engaged in an ongoing war.

to:

* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Thargoids. Their entire purpose seems to be to terrorize the locals. They and Galcop Galcoop are engaged in an ongoing war.


* ScaryDogmaticAliens: The Thargoids. They're incomprehensible[[hottip:*:and they find humanity equally so; on being destroyed they get to shriek out a curse before dying, but while the words are meaningful, the sentence is... bizarre]], technologically superior, and the only thing they want is to kill everybody else. Hey, allegedly they have even their fear-glands surgically removed.

to:

* ScaryDogmaticAliens: The Thargoids. They're incomprehensible[[hottip:*:and incomprehensible[[note]]and they find humanity equally so; on being destroyed they get to shriek out a curse before dying, but while the words are meaningful, the sentence is... bizarre]], bizarre[[/note]], technologically superior, and the only thing they want is to kill everybody else. Hey, allegedly they have even their fear-glands surgically removed.


* OldSchoolDogfighting

to:

* OldSchoolDogfightingOldSchoolDogfight

Showing 15 edit(s) of 35

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report