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What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« on: September 21, 2016, 03:24:06 PM »
Someone asked about this on Steam, so I thought I'd post the portrait art for the various leaders from Stars Beyond Reach that are for the three alien races that are also in AI War (1 and 2).  This isn't what the ships look like, but this is what their individuals look like.

First, on this post, here are some Neinzul.  They are living spaceships, in essence.
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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 03:24:46 PM »
Now the zenith!
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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 03:25:24 PM »
And lastly the spire. :)
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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 03:58:51 PM »
Oooh, neato.
Spire look much more organic than I had imagined them.

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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 04:22:13 PM »
Very cool.

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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 04:23:24 PM »
I will be _that_guy_

this art is ok. But the stuff Blue makes now is far better.
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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 05:01:51 PM »
I will be _that_guy_

this art is ok. But the stuff Blue makes now is far better.
your profile picture fits that perfectly (:
but seriously even though I'm not interested in the game it self I am interested in the lore around the zenith after what was revealed in stars is that going to affect them mechanically at all in this game? or have you not decided on that yet?.
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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2016, 05:31:24 PM »
They are living spaceships, in essence.
Correction: Both Zenith and Neinzul are living spaceships, and the Spire have a strong argument to that effect as well. They came to that point very differently.

It is most correct to say that the Neinzul evolved specifically to travel in space while others evolved planetside and then induced spaceflight capability in themselves.

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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2016, 08:38:11 PM »
Makes sense, Jack. :)
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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2016, 09:21:56 PM »
Are the Zenith here literally Golems(Armored, Botnet, and Regenerator), or are they smaller 'versions' that (obviously)strongly resemble them?

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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2016, 10:20:54 PM »
your profile picture fits that perfectly (:
but seriously even though I'm not interested in the game it self I am interested in the lore around the zenith after what was revealed in stars is that going to affect them mechanically at all in this game? or have you not decided on that yet?.

I guzzle any and all lore so yes that certainly interests me. SBR, no matter if realized or not, made the foundation of a lot of lore that I am sure over time will show in AIW2. No complaints from me in that regard  :)
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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2016, 10:32:34 PM »
Neinzul aren't nanobots?
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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2016, 10:37:12 PM »
Are the Zenith here literally Golems(Armored, Botnet, and Regenerator), or are they smaller 'versions' that (obviously)strongly resemble them?
The Zenith here are not Golems, no. They might grow up to be Golems someday!

I guzzle any and all lore so yes that certainly interests me. SBR, no matter if realized or not, made the foundation of a lot of lore that I am sure over time will show in AIW2. No complaints from me in that regard  :)
*cackling*

Spoiler for Hidden:
Actually it's the other way around: doing AI War 2 has led to changes in SBR's lore.

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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2016, 10:43:44 PM »

Spoiler for Hidden:
Actually it's the other way around: doing AI War 2 has led to changes in SBR's lore.

I outright laughed. That goes to show you the power of a flagship product.
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Re: What the alien races look like (leaders from Stars Beyond Reach).
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2016, 11:22:26 PM »

Spoiler for Hidden:
Actually it's the other way around: doing AI War 2 has led to changes in SBR's lore.

I outright laughed. That goes to show you the power of a flagship product.
Ha! Not for that reason actually: the extra time let me resolve some lore/backstory stuff that I didn't like, and then convince Chris to go with it. The timeline's looking a lot cleaner now.