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Title: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 08, 2016, 09:00:08 PM
MOST of the games in the Arcen lineup are in the same sci-fi universe.  The exceptions are Tidalis, Shattered Haven, Skyward Collapse, and the two Valley games.

Chronologically we get:

1. Bionic Dues -- sometime in our future, but not too far off.  Corporations own whole cities, robots are rising up, etc.  But the robots largely suck and are not organized.

2. In Case Of Emergency, Release Raptor (this game) -- a bit further on in the future after Bionic Dues, but only a couple of hundred years at most.

-- Human civil war starts in earnest --

3. Untitled 3D Survival Game -- this one takes place a few hundred years later, on an "earth" that is not our real earth.  Or rather, it's not Earth Prime.

4. Exodus of the Machine (cancelled) -- this would have been a few hundred years after this game.

-- Then there's an even bigger human civil war, and the war with the AI, and humanity is all but wiped out --

5. AI War -- 800 years after that, here comes our first game.

-- millions of years pass --

6. Stars Beyond Reach -- no comment just yet, it's complicated. :)

-- a lot more time --

7. The Last Federation -- but wait, I thought this was supposed to be before SBR?  How else does this timeline make sense?  No comment yet. ;D

-- a lot more time --

8. Starward Rogue -- the Last Hydral is way off in space on his own.



Anyhow, there is backstory as well as sidestory in a number of the games that stretches between those time periods a bit more, and which answers a lot of questions.  The big one that answers TONS of questions and ties everything together... is Stars Beyond Reach.  Here's hoping that properly happens!
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: crazyroosterman on March 08, 2016, 09:13:31 PM
you know I really really hope stars actually manages to have its lore and story(unlike star ward rogue ):) I have to ask though was bionic when It was made intended to fit into a universe? I imagine it wasn't but considering that ai war was already way out by this time and is in the same verse as bionic then its not beyond possibility also may will there be a lot of sound track to this game if so who shall be doing it?. (provided you've actually decided that of course)
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Misery on March 08, 2016, 09:17:38 PM
Okay, I really am confused here.

I thought Starward came AFTER Last Federation?  The Hydral having gone off after completing his work there, something like that.

I'm just going to assume you're bending time and space here for fun, like Q or something.   

Though, as Starward is missing story stuff, and as my memory is terrible for the upcoming bits that have been explained, maybe I'm just forgetting part of it that makes this appear to fit more.

you know I really really hope stars actually manages to have its lore and story(unlike star ward rogue ):) I have to ask though was bionic when It was made intended to fit into a universe? I imagine it wasn't but considering that ai war was already way out by this time and is in the same verse as bionic then its not beyond possibility also may will there be a lot of sound track to this game if so who shall be doing it?. (provided you've actually decided that of course)

Starward really does have lore/story stuff, it's just that it didn't get put in in time for the game's release.  So it's still coming.  I think it's interesting and to me it fits the usual style for Arcen games, so I'm thinking you guys will probably like it.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: crazyroosterman on March 08, 2016, 09:19:58 PM
Okay, I really am confused here.

I thought Starward came AFTER Last Federation?  The Hydral having gone off after completing his work there, something like that.

I'm just going to assume you're bending time and space here for fun, like Q or something.   

Though, as Starward is missing story stuff, and as my memory is terrible for the upcoming bits that have been explained, maybe I'm just forgetting part of it that makes this appear to fit more.

you know I really really hope stars actually manages to have its lore and story(unlike star ward rogue ):) I have to ask though was bionic when It was made intended to fit into a universe? I imagine it wasn't but considering that ai war was already way out by this time and is in the same verse as bionic then its not beyond possibility also may will there be a lot of sound track to this game if so who shall be doing it?. (provided you've actually decided that of course)

Starward really does have lore/story stuff, it's just that it didn't get put in in time for the game's release.  So it's still coming.  I think it's interesting and to me it fits the usual style for Arcen games, so I'm thinking you guys will probably like it.
??? I thought the game didn't sell well enough and wasn't going to become a thing? I mean don't get me wrong it pleases me greatly to hear that IT IS ACTUALY COMING! its just I had the impression it wasn't coming at all before.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Misery on March 08, 2016, 09:23:38 PM
I dont remember if Chris mentioned it directlky, but I'm pretty sure *I* mentioned Starward's upcoming thing a few million times on the Starward part of the forum already...

...wether or not I was SUPPOSED to is another matter.   It's awhile off though.  There's alot to do for it, quite alot.  But it's going well so far!
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 08, 2016, 09:24:16 PM
Various responses:

1. Holy smokes I messed up the timeline there with Starward.  Jack and I had been talking about some things with it, and I was thinking a reordering happened that did not.  Whoops!

2. As to whether or not Bionic was intended to fit into the overall universe from day 1... I honestly am not positive on that one.  At some point it became clearly something I wanted in there, but I don't remember at all when that point was.  I _think_ that by the time Bionic released I was basically thinking "this is probably in the backstory of AI War, but I don't want to commit for sure right now."

3. Yep!  The lore stuff is coming, just a lot more slowly.  And yes the game did not sell well, but we have awesome volunteers who are making all that happen.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Misery on March 08, 2016, 09:28:59 PM
For what it's worth, BD being in there, particularly as the first one, makes perfect sense to me.  In the context of the overall timeline it gives the impression of an overarching AI that's beginning to form, but isnt quite there yet (thus, they're all dumber than a sack of hammers).
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: crazyroosterman on March 08, 2016, 09:30:20 PM
Various responses:

1. Holy smokes I messed up the timeline there with Starward.  Jack and I had been talking about some things with it, and I was thinking a reordering happened that did not.  Whoops!

2. As to whether or not Bionic was intended to fit into the overall universe from day 1... I honestly am not positive on that one.  At some point it became clearly something I wanted in there, but I don't remember at all when that point was.  I _think_ that by the time Bionic released I was basically thinking "this is probably in the backstory of AI War, but I don't want to commit for sure right now."

3. Yep!  The lore stuff is coming, just a lot more slowly.  And yes the game did not sell well, but we have awesome volunteers who are making all that happen.

1 hehehe considering how vague the lore in stars is at the moment I'm not to surprised.

2 fair enough.

3 (: who in particular? id like to give those people a virtual cookie having some actual explanations to some things would help my immersion a lot.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: crazyroosterman on March 08, 2016, 09:32:45 PM
For what it's worth, BD being in there, particularly as the first one, makes perfect sense to me.  In the context of the overall timeline it gives the impression of an overarching AI that's beginning to form, but isnt quite there yet (thus, they're all dumber than a sack of hammers).
the ai from ai war is controlling the robots in bionic? I assumed they had individual ai but though that really amuses me.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 08, 2016, 09:33:27 PM
Jack -- Watashiwa -- is the official writer of the lore that connects a lot of these games together.  But in terms of the post-release heavy lifting we have primarily ptarth, Misery, and Pepisolo (in no particular order there) to thank for... everything, really.

For what it's worth, BD being in there, particularly as the first one, makes perfect sense to me.  In the context of the overall timeline it gives the impression of an overarching AI that's beginning to form, but isnt quite there yet (thus, they're all dumber than a sack of hammers).
the ai from ai war is controlling the robots in bionic? I assumed they had individual ai but though that really amuses me.

The AI from AI War is definitely NOT controlling the robots in Bionic Dues.  That's part of the problem with the robots in Bionic Dues.  On an evolutionary time scale, they are like fruit flies compared to... I don't know, some sort of apex predator.  People? ;)

Anyway, the point is that the machines were trying to rebel, but not very well, and they were not yet centralized.  Later they did centralize.  But even in AI War, there was a sort of chain of centralization with different degrees of individuality coming down into ships.  Aka, they had layers of mind that were shared with the whole, with various subsections, and then just for themselves.  Complex consciousness indeed.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Misery on March 08, 2016, 09:37:08 PM
For what it's worth, BD being in there, particularly as the first one, makes perfect sense to me.  In the context of the overall timeline it gives the impression of an overarching AI that's beginning to form, but isnt quite there yet (thus, they're all dumber than a sack of hammers).
the ai from ai war is controlling the robots in bionic? I assumed they had individual ai but though that really amuses me.

Well I'm not *entirely* sure on it, but that's the impression that I got.  That the "core" AI from AI War wasnt entirely there yet, but was in the process of starting to form into a cohesive thing over the course of this game.  So there's something directing stuff, but it's not too bright yet, and neither are it's minions. 

But yeah, not entirely sure.

EDIT:  Ninja'd, naturally.

So, looks like I'm wrong about the AI, then.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: tombik on March 08, 2016, 09:37:37 PM
Millions of years pass?

That looks like another way of saying, "Here goes our uniform, interrelated timeline. "
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Aklyon on March 08, 2016, 09:41:29 PM
Millions of years pass?

That looks like another way of saying, "Here goes our uniform, interrelated timeline. "
Its simpler than the zelda timeline at least ;)
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 08, 2016, 09:43:32 PM
Millions of years pass?

That looks like another way of saying, "Here goes our uniform, interrelated timeline. "

Hmm?  Millions of years is NOTHING.  I mean, since dinosaurs it's only been 65 million.  We just think small, as humans.

The odds that all the TLF races would be developing at the same time as humans are about the same that you and I were born within the same 5 minutes.

Because of how things go in SBR, there has to be a bit of a spread for... things to happen... that lead both to SBR and TLF.  But there are very direct interactions between entities in AI War and SBR, and SBR and TLF, I will tell you that.  Inside of SBR, there are also interactions between entities that would be at home in AI War and TLF.

Also?  I like leaving holes so that we can fill in places later with other games when we want to. :)
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Misery on March 08, 2016, 09:46:35 PM
Millions of years pass?

That looks like another way of saying, "Here goes our uniform, interrelated timeline. "
Its simpler than the zelda timeline at least ;)

Zelda has a timeline?

Coulda fooled me...
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: crazyroosterman on March 08, 2016, 09:46:55 PM
Jack -- Watashiwa -- is the official writer of the lore that connects a lot of these games together.  But in terms of the post-release heavy lifting we have primarily ptarth, Misery, and Pepisolo (in no particular order there) to thank for... everything, really.

For what it's worth, BD being in there, particularly as the first one, makes perfect sense to me.  In the context of the overall timeline it gives the impression of an overarching AI that's beginning to form, but isnt quite there yet (thus, they're all dumber than a sack of hammers).
the ai from ai war is controlling the robots in bionic? I assumed they had individual ai but though that really amuses me.

The AI from AI War is definitely NOT controlling the robots in Bionic Dues.  That's part of the problem with the robots in Bionic Dues.  On an evolutionary time scale, they are like fruit flies compared to... I don't know, some sort of apex predator.  People? ;)

Anyway, the point is that the machines were trying to rebel, but not very well, and they were not yet centralized.  Later they did centralize.  But even in AI War, there was a sort of chain of centralization with different degrees of individuality coming down into ships.  Aka, they had layers of mind that were shared with the whole, with various subsections, and then just for themselves.  Complex consciousness indeed.
okay then the idea of the ai from war being a complete dumass in bionic dues still amuses me although if I'm right then your saying that they shared consciousness with it but it wasn't directly controlling them? I suppose that makes sense if I'm to assume that it simply didn't have the tech to directly take over them.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: crazyroosterman on March 08, 2016, 09:49:10 PM
Millions of years pass?

That looks like another way of saying, "Here goes our uniform, interrelated timeline. "
Its simpler than the zelda timeline at least ;)

Zelda has a timeline?

Coulda fooled me...

there is I believe theirs even something about it in some guide book that was released  weirdly enough some of the games are based in alternate reality's if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Aklyon on March 08, 2016, 09:52:24 PM
Millions of years pass?

That looks like another way of saying, "Here goes our uniform, interrelated timeline. "
Its simpler than the zelda timeline at least ;)

Zelda has a timeline?

Coulda fooled me...
Well technically it had an internet argument that got replaced by a book that went in a different direction than expected (http://zeldawiki.org/History_of_the_Zelda_Timeline), but yes. It does.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 08, 2016, 10:01:10 PM
It's a really cool one, in the main.  Though they messed it up in a few places, partly for the convenience of some of the smaller non-Nintendo-developed titles.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Draco18s on March 09, 2016, 01:23:09 AM
7. The Last Federation -- but wait, I thought this was supposed to be before SBR?  How else does this timeline make sense?  No comment yet. ;D

My guess:
A) time travel
2) fundamental quantum nature of the universe in that there is no such thing as simultaneity.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 09, 2016, 01:32:14 AM
Or, this other clever thing that -- **Jack busts in and strangles Chris**



...Yeah, Jack was real clever with that, I have to say.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Draco18s on March 09, 2016, 01:47:12 AM
Gah! I almost got the beans!
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 09, 2016, 01:49:16 AM
Hahaha, took me a second.  Yeah, Jack be all nimble n' stuff.  Real quick.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Draco18s on March 09, 2016, 02:03:46 AM
Hehe
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Misery on March 09, 2016, 04:28:15 AM
Gah! I almost got the beans!

Probably wont take too long to get more of the beans, I think.

Seriously, Chris went from "it's not time to bring this up on the forums" to "already made a new section for it" in about 3 minutes earlier today.  Or maybe even shorter than that.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: crazyroosterman on March 09, 2016, 12:14:31 PM
Gah! I almost got the beans!

Probably wont take too long to get more of the beans, I think.

Seriously, Chris went from "it's not time to bring this up on the forums" to "already made a new section for it" in about 3 minutes earlier today.  Or maybe even shorter than that.
next thing you know hell be giving us a giant lore dump and spoiling everything.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 09, 2016, 02:38:19 PM
Haha, jokes on you!  It's complicated enough and there were enough revisions that I don't remember all the lore offhand!  It will stick in my brain better after we do the voice acting for it, but we didn't get to that stage yet.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Aklyon on March 09, 2016, 05:15:58 PM
So its a dinosaur game with voice acting too?
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Draco18s on March 09, 2016, 05:21:32 PM
So its a dinosaur game with voice acting too?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP5wL8XF1_4 ?
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 09, 2016, 05:27:50 PM
...not for the dinosaurs, no.  Well, not human voice-acted anyhow. :)
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: keith.lamothe on March 09, 2016, 11:26:19 PM
It will stick in my brain better
I read that as "I will stick my brain in batter", which makes more sense in the context of how we handle lore.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Misery on March 10, 2016, 12:10:59 AM
It will stick in my brain better
I read that as "I will stick my brain in batter", which makes more sense in the context of how we handle lore.

That does sound kinda fitting.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: crazyroosterman on March 10, 2016, 12:30:39 AM
so I was just thinking to my self ,I wonder what role if any the ai from war plays in this game and untitled, will be refenced in any way at all? or is it a simply a big fat no? or MAYBE its even kind of involved in the gameplay in an odd way I mean if it did id imagine it was persificly in a way like it was in bionic dues with not being quite there yet and therefore not commanding whole fleets and so on.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Captain Jack on March 10, 2016, 03:52:20 AM
...not for the dinosaurs, no.  Well, not human voice-acted anyhow. :)
Hire Dio Brando, he's an expert at making dinosaur sounds. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtZmBqAr-pk)

Also, uhhhhhhhhhhh... continuity error! SBR is simultaneously 6 and 8, with Starward Rogue at 9. Also we were a bit more ambivalent about BD, the short rule is "if it takes place off-planet, it's part of the timeline". No problems with its inclusion though, I left a BD shaped hole in the master version because I knew you wouldn't be able to resist using it.  ;D  Next time you want one of these let me know, I can add even more tantalizing and uninformative details!
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Pumpkin on March 10, 2016, 07:19:30 AM
And yes the game did not sell well, but we have awesome freaking volunteers who are making all that happen.
Fixed that for you
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Pumpkin on March 10, 2016, 07:33:44 AM
I left a BD shaped hole in the master version because I knew you wouldn't be able to resist using it.  ;D

So, with so much time between Bionic Dues and AI War, there is no more chance for my "Langstrom great-grandfather + early prototype from Exodian" theory to survive. Sad.
I would have though of a reference to the Exodian Blade and Dr. Langstrom. But as it would rather be hundreds of years earlier than the true civil war and AI (Exodian Blade sibling-like) breaking free... Maybe we would see the name of Langstrom as the great-grand-father of the Dr. of the same name who was involved in the [spoil] of the [spoiling] Exodian [spoil].

Also, two civil wars between Bionic Dues and AI War? Why? Why is it needed to not have a united event where BD is the early premises and AI War the post-thing.

Also, did I read 800 years between the human-near-wipe and the beginning of the game of AI War (the desperate onslaught / assassination)? Then the "Langstrom in Bionic Dues" probability just imploded.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 14, 2016, 02:12:29 PM
I can't keep it all straight in my brain batter right now. ;)

Short answers to a few things:

1. There is only one true civil war, and it was an inter-solar-system affair.

2. However, there was a lot of what we'd probably call civil unrest (but on a HEAVY scale) prior to that.  Aka, cities being demolished by protesting robots or humans -- or corporations that were "cutting losses."

3. Time dilation is a thing.  Humans in AI War have wormhole technology, but you'll notice that isn't present in any of the other games.  Wormholes allow for FTL travel, but beyond that everyone else is bound by c.  Given that, some of the timescales are long simply because it takes a long freaking time to get anywhere if you don't have a wormhole. ;)  When we're talking galactic traversal, 800 years is next to no time at all, so various theories about Langstrom and so forth are in no way ruled out.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Pumpkin on March 15, 2016, 07:44:41 AM
[science-y blah blah], so various theories about Langstrom and so forth are in no way ruled out.
Okay, nice. Thanks.

Maybe I would lurk the Internet, find Watashiwa's address, kidnap his pet to get leverage on Arcenverse's fate. Muahaha.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 15, 2016, 02:46:45 PM
Or possibly just shoot him a PM. ;)
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Pumpkin on March 16, 2016, 07:53:45 AM
Or possibly just shoot him
Oh, you know, my goal isn't to terminate the Arcenverse timeline.
a PM. ;)
Ow. Yeah, maybe.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 16, 2016, 01:42:08 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: dfinlay on March 23, 2016, 03:06:23 AM
MOST of the games in the Arcen lineup are in the same sci-fi universe.  The exceptions are Tidalis, Shattered Haven, Skyward Collapse, and the two Valley games.

Huh. I think I recall you saying that Valley was included back during earlier SBR development. Am I remembering incorrectly or did it get cut out of the universe in the intervening time?
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: keith.lamothe on March 23, 2016, 03:42:28 AM
MOST of the games in the Arcen lineup are in the same sci-fi universe.  The exceptions are Tidalis, Shattered Haven, Skyward Collapse, and the two Valley games.

Huh. I think I recall you saying that Valley was included back during earlier SBR development. Am I remembering incorrectly or did it get cut out of the universe in the intervening time?
Valley is where continuity goes to die.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Mánagarmr on March 23, 2016, 11:28:30 AM
Even IF Valley took place in the same universe, it probably didn't take long for "The Valley" to phase out into a different time/dimension and is thus no longer a part of the same universe. It IS a pretty messy place after all.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 23, 2016, 02:32:34 PM
Valley is something that I imagine could theoretically exist in that universe, although way off in an insane corner gibbering to itself somewhere.  Basically the Valley games take place on a planet that had a 4D fracturing, making the planet both larger and scrambled in time periods, etc.  It features magic, which is what mainly would exclude it from the Arcenverse sci fi timeline.  That said, part of me wants to say "ah, but there might be !science! behind the mechanics of that magic!"

That may be stretching it, though. ;)
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: crazyroosterman on March 23, 2016, 09:33:01 PM
Valley is something that I imagine could theoretically exist in that universe, although way off in an insane corner gibbering to itself somewhere.  Basically the Valley games take place on a planet that had a 4D fracturing, making the planet both larger and scrambled in time periods, etc.  It features magic, which is what mainly would exclude it from the Arcenverse sci fi timeline.  That said, part of me wants to say "ah, but there might be !science! behind the mechanics of that magic!"

That may be stretching it, though. ;)
well yea considering that reality's shattered there you can pretty much do what ever you want with it lore wise although it would be really interesting to have a planet  were reality doesn't work any more now I haven't played the game(apart form a bit of the demo) but it seems pretty vague lore wise but you could potentially base enougher game there it would be really interesting to see how tlf/stars/ai races would react to coming across a planet like this.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Misery on March 23, 2016, 09:58:27 PM
Yeah, I think the story just plain didn't really have enough of a chance to go anywhere; no real ability to make a third entry in the series, really.  The first two just didn't take off.  Which is a shame, I think they should have.  So the story that is there is kinda unfinished.  I always figured it was meant to extend beyond that.

Or at least that's the impression I get.  Chris can always feel free to point out how amazingly wrong I am if I've gotten that all incorrect.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: crazyroosterman on March 23, 2016, 10:13:26 PM
you know the idea of one of the tlf/stars/ai races finding this planet then being utterly confused and terrified by it amuses me greatly.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: keith.lamothe on March 23, 2016, 10:17:33 PM
you know the idea of one of the tlf/stars/ai races finding this planet then being utterly confused and terrified by it amuses me greatly.
Well, you see, one day the Evucks manipulated the Acutians into playing baseball with the Burlusts...
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Pumpkin on March 24, 2016, 07:52:59 AM
I don't know what's happening, but it seems all the forum is submerged by an epidemic subject-drifting. Starward Rogue's new patch thread got drowned by cats, its XML Q&A drifted into math-madness, and this Release Raptor's timeline thread is showing symptoms of off-tipiccing.

And this bot brigade affair... I got it! All administrators have been replaced by autonomous bots that spam cat pics and derail threads!
Call to arms!
Humans! It's time! The war against the AIs has begun!
The AI War has begun!!!
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Cinth on March 24, 2016, 08:05:47 AM
Call to arms!
Humans! It's time! The war against the AIs has begun!
The AI War has begun!!!

All must commit and be assimilated or be removed.

*Initiate Delete User Protocols*
User Name: Pumpkin
Action: Delete
Execute: Y/N ?

In all seriousness, threads being derailed on these boards is a way of life.  The SR patch thread was derailed on page 1. The XML QA was ptarth's thread and it's become a catch-all of sorts.  Mostly to get stuff answered by Keith.  This thread is actually still generally on topic.  If we try real had, we can derail it now :D
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: TheVampire100 on March 24, 2016, 09:19:39 AM
you know the idea of one of the tlf/stars/ai races finding this planet then being utterly confused and terrified by it amuses me greatly.
Well, you see, one day the Evucks manipulated the Acutians into playing baseball with the Burlusts...
This might be the most hilarious interpretation of what happened to the Hydrals. XD
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 24, 2016, 01:32:56 PM
you know the idea of one of the tlf/stars/ai races finding this planet then being utterly confused and terrified by it amuses me greatly.
Well, you see, one day the Evucks manipulated the Acutians into playing baseball with the Burlusts...
This might be the most hilarious interpretation of what happened to the Hydrals. XD

And THIS might be the most hilarious interpretation of happened to the planet in the Valley games:

I don't know what's happening, but it seems all the forum is submerged by an epidemic subject-drifting.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: ptarth on March 24, 2016, 04:21:25 PM
The XML thread is mostly fine, by definition it is the place to go when Keith causes your sanity to shatter into a million pieces. That being the case, the process of reassembling your sanity is a strange place.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: crazyroosterman on March 24, 2016, 08:10:04 PM
Call to arms!
Humans! It's time! The war against the AIs has begun!
The AI War has begun!!!

All must commit and be assimilated or be removed.

*Initiate Delete User Protocols*
User Name: Pumpkin
Action: Delete
Execute: Y/N ?

In all seriousness, threads being derailed on these boards is a way of life.  The SR patch thread was derailed on page 1. The XML QA was ptarth's thread and it's become a catch-all of sorts.  Mostly to get stuff answered by Keith.  This thread is actually still generally on topic.  If we try real had, we can derail it now :D
yea I'm sure we could if I was in them mood id find enougher cute cat picture right now just for that purpose but I think the reason for that is generally we tend to run out of things to talk fairly quickly and then somebody brings up something more interesting and then we all talk about it and forget what the thread was there for in the first  place funnily enough though this never seems to happen on the off topics forum you know THE PLACE WERE DERAILING WOULD MAKE SENSE?! but know its in sub forums were were meant to be talking about the game the sub forums for.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: crazyroosterman on March 24, 2016, 08:11:07 PM
The XML thread is mostly fine, by definition it is the place to go when Keith causes your sanity to shatter into a million pieces. That being the case, the process of reassembling your sanity is a strange place.
wait what? I avoided that thread because well it was technical stuff I wasn't interested but I may just go visit it now.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Pumpkin on March 25, 2016, 08:50:36 AM
The XML thread is mostly fine, by definition it is the place to go when Keith causes your sanity to shatter into a million pieces. That being the case, the process of reassembling your sanity is a strange place.
wait what? I avoided that thread because well it was technical stuff I wasn't interested but I may just go visit it now.
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Ptarth, what have you done?
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Misery on March 26, 2016, 03:25:10 AM
The XML thread is mostly fine, by definition it is the place to go when Keith causes your sanity to shatter into a million pieces. That being the case, the process of reassembling your sanity is a strange place.
wait what? I avoided that thread because well it was technical stuff I wasn't interested but I may just go visit it now.
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Ptarth, what have you done?

We're never quite sure.

But who is to blame, Ptarth, or Keith?  That's the true question.  It could be either of them or both in that section of the forum.

Obviously none of it is MY fault.  Certainly not.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Draco18s on March 26, 2016, 05:05:57 AM
I blame everyone but myself.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: keith.lamothe on March 26, 2016, 02:25:10 PM
I blame everyone but myself.
That's the default implementation, and few override it.
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: Draco18s on March 26, 2016, 04:00:18 PM
I blame everyone but myself.
That's the default implementation, and few override it.

*Facepalm*
Thanks Keith. :D
Title: Re: Lore timeline of the Arcenverse.
Post by: x4000 on March 28, 2016, 02:48:58 PM
That gave me a good (sad) laugh.