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#1 Preda

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 09:30 AM

I have been searching the forum for some time and there appears to be no 'hard' backstory anywhere. I suggest that we clear this issue for good in this thread.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 10:56 AM

I have been searching the forum for some time and there appears to be no 'hard' backstory anywhere. I suggest that we clear this issue for good in this thread.

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There is an official backstory, let me search the link for you.

Hmm... Can't find it right now. This is an extract I had left on my PC - I intentionally stripped out some highlights to keep some surprises... (I know, I can be a cheaty bastard... :P )

WARNING MASSIVE SPOILER!!!!

- Two different Factions are at war in another region of the galaxy, far from unknown Earth.

- [FACTION1] discovered that the Overmind was plotting to turn against its masters, when this happened, the Overmind attempted to escape; combat ships were dispatched to intercept the rogue creature. [...]
The OM escapes to Mars.

- Early radio signals from Earth have the ship's computer wake up the Overmind, which spots Humans and takes interest on us.

-After awaking, the OM starts to dig "himself" (his ship) into the Sand, builds a base and establishes facilities for Elirium production. (Yes, the OM is able to produce Elirium.)

-Increased Alien activity results in the founding of (very ineffective) special forces. After they fail, X-Coprs are found.


Ok, I found it, but it's in a place where you can't see it. Sorry pal.

Edited by Mad, 20 April 2006 - 11:22 AM.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 11:34 AM

I had a number of suggestions I posted in "Why?", but it was already outdated when I posted. Here they are again; maybe now I can get some feedback on them:

1.Go for a 'classical' approach
2.Make the Overmind unique (not a member of a species); there are several ways you can do this.I saw a version somewhere where the Overmind was a sort of psionic amplifier built by the grays/ammonites (the latters are more credible, as they seem to be the most advanced) which turns on it's creators, enslaves them and starts conquering the universe. Something like that would be beleivable.
3.I think that an Overmind being a mad planet-conquering machine, bent on universal domination is a bit fancier than a 'general' involved in an intergalactic war. With the info the X-corps get from interogated aliens, I don't think they could find out about such a war, because a 'need to know' basis would be in effect (also, remember the Zerg Overmind, which was also a psychopathic conquerer bent on domination)
4.(You may not like this, but it's only a suggestion)Modify the whole "aliens have been here for millenia" issue. I don't know if it would make the story better. The latest WOTW movie had such an issue inside it, and everyone deemed it asunrealistic.

there. I reaaaaaaaaly want to know something about this, because I might even go for writing a story myself :)

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:09 PM

I like the idea of the overmind being a collective conscience inhabiting the minds of all psionically link aliens on a level so subtle that individual aliens for-the-most-part are unaware of it's existance.
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 01:10 PM

I'd like to remind you that the frame/facts of the backstory are already set in stone. If you would like to write a Backstory out of these facts Preda, you are more then welcome to join the CTD. PM me with a written sample of your work, if possible try to write a fictional entry for the XNet. Please note, that the technology should not exist in the XCorps universe at this time. :)
Feel free to PM me any time if you have any questions left.
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 01:12 PM

Linky link

Yes, Mad and I worked hard on coming up with these outlines, so please, changing them would mean our time was wasted and that is not something nice.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 01:15 PM

Linky link reffers to the CTD meeting room. That's why he can't read it, and that's why I didn't post it :)
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 01:16 PM

Sorry, I read this

Hmm... Can't find it right now. This is an extract I had left on my PC - I intentionally stripped out some highlights to keep some surprises... (I know, I can be a cheaty bastard... tongue.gif )

and missed your edit at the bottom.

#9 Mad

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 01:33 PM

Sorry, I read this

Hmm... Can't find it right now. This is an extract I had left on my PC - I intentionally stripped out some highlights to keep some surprises... (I know, I can be a cheaty bastard... tongue.gif )

and missed your edit at the bottom.

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np :)
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 07:43 PM

Dont worry Preda it'll all be editable. The "offical" back story is basically just the default one; anything you think that sucks you can change (ON YOUR LOCAL MACHINE ONLY); err . . . when it's released of course.

Me, day one, ammonites as a name . . GONE!
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 07:54 PM

Dont worry Preda it'll all be editable.  The "offical" back story is basically just the default one; anything you think that sucks you can change (ON YOUR LOCAL MACHINE ONLY); err . . . when it's released of course.

Me, day one, ammonites as a name . .  GONE!

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Err...we haven't used that name :huh?:

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 08:35 PM

OMG Promise! :)
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