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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3000 on: April 26, 2021, 11:09:39 am »
Guys, how do you catch Powered Armored Gnome? It was very hard to kill her in the first place and I don't have any idea how to get her alive.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3001 on: April 26, 2021, 11:31:32 am »
Even after researching everything I still regularly use Seductress Outfit there. Just make sure to escort the lipstick ladies by plugging approach choke points with your defensive units as you sweep through. Seductress is fairly decent against all types of enemies there as well. Slower but sure-fire way is to melt away her armor with chem until more common capture techniques become viable. Maybe VooDoo  could be used to mind control / panic her as middle option but I haven't tested that.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2021, 11:34:34 am by Nilex »

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3002 on: April 26, 2021, 11:55:09 am »
Yeah most hunter killers are a 50/50 if they fight to the death or not. If you need to loot them for something specific just keep trying.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3003 on: April 26, 2021, 01:37:25 pm »
Spamming stasis grenades also works, that's how I got my first armored gnome.  While the gnome has 50% daze resistance, the grenades ignore all armor and she's got low hp.  You need half a dozen or more, but one stasis pod gives enough.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3004 on: April 26, 2021, 04:25:29 pm »
Hmm, sounds interesting! Ok, I will try seductress outfit with stasis grenades combo, because my good old stun baton spam + electroguns strat did not work.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3005 on: April 29, 2021, 02:32:35 am »
How does one find the/a
Spoiler:
Tome of Life?
or the/a
Spoiler:
Technocracy Datapad #1?
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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3006 on: April 29, 2021, 05:01:32 am »
The datapad is from the HK-117 craft's ground battle. But they are a 50/50 to fight to the death iirc, so you might have try alot to get a crash site.

Tomes come from demon god shrines i belive

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3007 on: April 29, 2021, 07:53:55 am »
Not exactly sure but I recall HK-117 always spawned crash site upon successful air battle.

Tome of Life can only be found on last stage of Winter Palace. It's an optional stage so accept when given the opportunity. Also be careful not to blow the item up (you'll see what I mean hehe) as the mission is a one time deal. And to trigger Winter Palace in the first place you have to research !Aurora's plot! and then wait.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3008 on: April 29, 2021, 08:54:34 pm »
Checked the ruleset to make sure. Hk-117s are set for hunt behavior 2, which is 50/50. You are right about the tome though.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3009 on: May 03, 2021, 01:25:32 am »
Are Coven witches actually Star Goddesses. Lore seems to imply so.  Also does that mean we are actually poppets of female star gods in their shadow war against their male counterparts?

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3010 on: May 03, 2021, 10:19:15 am »
the witches are implied to be part of the shadowmaster hierarchy, but what the shadowmasters are is never really said. It's possible that the star god species had a divergence along gendered lines at some point after they advanced there bio tech past requiring both genders to viably reproduce.

I think it unlikely the witches are of the species though, more likely just the most potent mystic practitioners on earth, with more then a little legend blur. If they where in fact truely significant personas to the shadowmasters who have been wageing a conflict with the stargods on a galactic scale, why are several of them on an insignificant backwater possession of the Empire more or less twiddling there thumbs when it comes to the conflict? Some of them for perhaps centuries, if you take the descriptions given at face value.

Given what The Well Wisher, and Purple Bloom(Far more likely candidates for actual Shadowmasters imo) can arrange when motivated to do so, implies a higher order of power then what the coven seem to be able to exercise. However the cloak and dagger nature, and the shadowmasters extra dimensional prowess does make for an intentionally hard group to define and identify. 

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3011 on: May 04, 2021, 05:37:31 pm »
I also have some questions about game's lore!

What Star Gods' motivations? What do they want to achieve? Why they are so evil? Or these guys are just evil because they are evil like in some bad anime (Naruto) ?


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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3012 on: May 04, 2021, 06:43:41 pm »
In hindsight I wish I paid more attention so I could tell you. Didn't know what to expect, if the story would have satisfactory heads and tails to justify deep attention, so instead I just read and read it all without giving a second thought.

Until someone with more insight comes my take is: Earth is nothing but a grain of sand in SG's scheme of things. Too small to interfere with their motivations and too little for them to even have a chance to show their evil side. If you allow for small analogy: like when you're asphalting a road and you come across a mud puddle in the way - you don't build around it but go forward like it's not even there. Earth was on SG way and they dealt with it with minimal effort just to secure safe transit through its galactic empire, leaving no holes in between. How does that sound? Hopefully not too far off. Their underestimation of the whole situation is what allows our story to unfold.

I'd like to see more of their rivary with Shadowmasters unfold, kinda like Borg and Spices 8472, even in just Lore form if gameplay is too much to ask off. And then binge read all of it once it's done.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3013 on: May 04, 2021, 11:50:12 pm »
I also have some questions about game's lore!

What Star Gods' motivations? What do they want to achieve? Why they are so evil? Or these guys are just evil because they are evil like in some bad anime (Naruto) ?

Other then the growth of its empire, unknown. Presumably the perpetuation of order and the expansion of there empire. Are they really? This is a certain point of view problem, the SG are not particularly that objectively evil, much of the devastation of earth is at our own hands in the after math of the power change as detailed in the ancient logs pedia pages. They are certainly the players antagonists as you are an agent of chaos, but we are comparing at best chaotic good for the player, vs somewhere on the the lawful axis for the stargods.   

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #3014 on: May 05, 2021, 12:08:09 am »
I also have some questions about game's lore!

What Star Gods' motivations? What do they want to achieve? Why they are so evil? Or these guys are just evil because they are evil like in some bad anime (Naruto) ?

Is an elephant evil because it steps on an ant?   That's about what we are, to the Star Gods.   

Or, when someone's behavior and motivations is unknowable to you, how can you say they are evil or not?   Just because you don't like what they do, doesn't mean they are evil.