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Completed Let's Play Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Cassidy, May 15, 2014.

  1. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    Best way to remove mindworm from premises.
     
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  2. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    We need to build a powerful economy to enrich our people
     
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  3. janjetina Arcane Patron

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  4. Comte Arcane

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    Resources exist to be consumed. And consumed they will be, if not by this generation
    then by some future. By what right does this forgotten future seek to deny us our
    birthright? None I say! Let us take what is ours, chew and eat our fill.
     
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  5. Kalin Unwanted Dumbfuck Zionist Agent

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    Damn, I really should finish that game, I still have the save on my drive. Funny how Believers and Peacekeepers ended up on the same continent and in more or less reversed positions.

    Anyhow, futile votan for 2 and decadent crippling freedums in holy free market.
     
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  6. Cassidy Arcane

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    If you ever revive it, don't forget the late-game quotes from Sister Miriam hinting the Believers went through some very serious theological revisions and reinterpretations, of the kind that would be considered absolutely heretical on Earth, like:

    "Some would ask, how could a perfect God create a universe filled
    with so much that is evil. They have missed a greater conundrum:
    why would a perfect God create a universe at all?"

    -- Sister Miriam Godwinson,
    "But for the Grace of God"

    In any case, the inventor of the Internets has won.

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    [​IMG]

    In the great commons at Gaia's Landing we have a tall and particularly
    beautiful stand of white pine, planted at the time of the first
    colonies. It represents our promise to the people, and to Planet
    itself, never to repeat the tragedy of Earth.


    -- Lady Deirdre Skye, "Planet Dreams"

    Agenda 23

    Scanning for Life Forms

    [​IMG]

    The Valley of the Faithful, another Believer base, the closest to the United Nations on Planet. For decades they have made no contact with the Peacekeepers. UNATCO operatives are on the way to assess their threat and protect border bases against possible terrorists and spies.

    [​IMG]

    The mindworm attacks slowed down to the average again. Because of a fanatical belief in this as their "promised land", the Believers suffer a lot more from these attacks, leading to an unproven theory that these horrific creatures are some kind natural defense of this Planet against environmental destruction, although that is obviously wrong, because they attack even completely green settlements, making it evident there is more to their purpose than merely that.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: Just give me the word to begin their construction and you will have the first and best Thermal Borehole ready by Thursday.

    [​IMG]: I am still concerned about the environmental implications of such a project, digging a borehole to the very core of this Planet like that. Foreman Calvin, do you have an environmental impact report on this thermal borehole?

    [​IMG]: Pravin Lal, do you still buy into that televitz bullshit with the green dance hypnosis of the manboons? Oh, you think the Kwanstainians learned anything from Earth's final century: I tell you, they learned nothing! Them manboons don't care about free flow of information as long as there is a terrible Hollijew-approved televitz show flowing bull in their dumb heads. Had they learned anything there would not be the ULTIMATE DOOM EXPANSION SET FOR KWANZANIA like my great-grandfather Cleveland predicted. This whole environmental scienmagistics is one hundred percent Khazarian melonhead lies, like the one from the melonheads who had your UN like a doll on strings before. I bet the melonheads control those mindworms too!

    [​IMG]: Alright, alright! I have no idea what you said, I respect your personal beliefs, but I will warn you: if you do not have that borehole ready by Thursday, you are fired. I have endured your antics long enough!

    [​IMG]: I did not mention WHICH Thursday, remember that.

    [​IMG]:...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: Commissioner, we are ready to commence research on the hypothetical interplay between the environment of this Planet and the mindworms, and into some fields that honestly were previously thought of as pseudoscience.

    [​IMG]: What fields are you referring to, Secretary of the environment?

    [​IMG]: Paranormality, psychics, telepathy, extra-sensory perception. If this is a right shot, it may be possible for human empathy to be augmented, for a new kind of psychiatric treatment to be devised as well. And most importantly, this will give us guidance on the creation of a sustainable economy under a completely new paradigm, if it suits your plans, Pravin Lal.

    [​IMG]: What new paradigm?

    [​IMG]: Empaths can allow a greater connection, for people to be more aware of the consequences of their actions to others. That awareness is fundamental for a truly sustainable economy to survive without any coercive means. The Morganites call it "the new red", but such Green economy is in many ways radically different to any form of socialism practiced on Earth, often with disastrous results, we must not forget. It is above petty notions of class warfare, and it involves a more decentralized socioeconomic transformation than planned models, even a democratization of economics, so to speak. It will also require reducing the density of our bases, which will slow down population growth.

    [​IMG]: I see. I authorize the commencing of this research.

    [​IMG]

    UNATCO agents explore the territories of the UN as they head towards the borders with the Believers.

    [​IMG]

    Liberators, the first of the Peacekeeping forces capable of offensive operations, are now on the way and heading towards the border with the Believers, because their lack of any contact for so long is worrisome and suspicious.

    [​IMG]

    The situation of the Peacekeepers regarding such major projects is less than optimal, but such will not be immense problems in the long term. The Genome Project's benefit alone makes up for a lot.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: Don't leave manboons to do a 'Thal job. The borehole near UN Headquarters will be ready on Thursday, May 31st!

    [​IMG]

    Some civilian workers got in among the research patients today and became so hysterical I felt compelled to have them nerve stapled. The consequence, of course, will be another public relations nightmare, but I was severely shaken by the extent of their revulsion towards a project so vital to our survival.
    -- CEO Nwabudike Morgan, The Personal Diaries

    People with currently incurable diseases, those desperate, those who have nothing more to lose, flock to the Research Hospital in Information Agency, a last, slim hope for them to find a cure. Of course, for some of the more immoral and tyrannical factions, such Research Hospitals are nothing more than horrific reenactments of the most cruel and monstrous crimes against mankind, places that would make Mengele feel at home.

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    During an UNATCO Op., the Believers finally establish communications, after almost a century of silence. Their gigantic hatred of the Peacekeepers is transparent, a clear sign of things to come.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: After decades without any communications, the first thing you ask me for is to, on behalf of the United Nations, on behalf of the Peacekeepers, start such a futile conflict? I must politely refuse, Sister Miriam.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: I hope this will not prove to be a mistake.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]:...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: It is only a matter of time. I am authorizing unrestricted UNATCO operations against the Believers. They are on the verge of declaring vendetta, but clearly not fully ready to attack the United Nations. Continue training of Liberators and their deployment to the border bases, we must be ready, for there is no reason with the Believers, only violence.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: Commissioner, I must say they are more backwards than predicted. I suggest immediate action. The sooner these hypocrites and fanatics are ousted from power, the freer the people of the Planet will be.

    [​IMG]: Patience, agent. Patience. They will start this war, because as Peacekeepers we never start wars, but we will never lose wars either.

    [​IMG]

    There is an unfortunate side effect to such industrial boom: increased environmental damage the frontier economics was not designed to handle, and there are clear signs of intensified mindworm activity because of it.

    [​IMG]

    Observe the Razorbeak as it tends so carefully to the fungal blooms; just the right bit from the yellow, then a swatch from the pink. Follow the Glow Mites as they gather and organize the fallen spores. What higher order guides their work? Mark my words: someone or something is {managing} the ecology of this planet.


    -- Lady Deirdre Skye, "Planet Dreams"

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: The United Nations is in a dire need of more efficient economic models. We have all discussed the points of Agenda 23, and it is time to implement fully the first of them: the transition of our economy to one truly sustainable and truly ecological, that will ensure the welfare of all citizens, present and future. It will also cut off all remaining ties with the corporate and capitalist model that contributed with the destruction of Earth: that model of reckless exploitation of both human beings and of the ecosystem should have died on Earth and is as much of a relic as feudalism and fundamentalism. As you know, it did not, but we will be doing our part to this new era. This is a watershed for the United Nations, gentlemen, the moment we will finally overcome the flaws our organization suffered back on Earth, the moment the United Nations will finally be a fully credible, ethical institution devoted to mankind, democracy and our future rather than to shady business interests. Let us go forth in this new time with complete dedication to our new economical order!

    [​IMG]: If our estimates are correct, mindworm attacks will drastically reduce after this transition is complete.

    [​IMG]

    While the Spartans become the next target of Believer insanity...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: I want all those specimens exterminated!

    [​IMG]: Commissioner, we could...

    [​IMG]: We also could nerve staple bases to solve drone riot problems, in theory. You know why we do not do that. Weaponizing these annelids would be against all our principles. We will maintain an ecological society, but if this planet finds that insufficient, we will destroy everything it attacks us with, and find a way to neutralize it permanently for the good of mankind, if given no other choice, and we will never use such horrors against innocent civilians. Is that clear?

    [​IMG]: Understood.

    [​IMG]

    The increased efficiency of the adoption of the Green economics have allowed for further expansion.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: Commissioner, there is no way they cannot trace such operation back to UNATCO. Even if we leave no evidence, they will definitively declare Vendetta as soon as it completed.

    [​IMG]: The sooner it happens, the better. Agent, this conflict is inevitable. If they find this sufficient for a total war, let them do so. Proceed with the operation. The second phase of Agenda 23 must begin.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: They had something useful after all. We have successfully exfiltrated. Returning to Equality Village for Debriefing.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: I hoped we could avoid this, but you leave me with no choice. Your abuses against human rights, against freedom of religion and thought have not gone unnoticed, Sister Miriam.

    Several Liberators, protected by Republican Guard units, launched a major assault on the nearby Believers base.

    [​IMG]

    The Believers may not be as prepared as predicted, their border base having only one guarding unit. This could be the chance to put an end to one of many abusers of human rights across this Planet.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: On Thursday, May 31st, like I promised! I am the best foreman in this entire Planet! I can lift more weight with my titanium bones than the best heavyweight of the Spartan manboons!

    [​IMG]

    In search of an optimal position for a new base, UNATCO operatives on an unusual scout Op locate a valuable unity rover.

    [​IMG]

    Despite lacking command centers, the superior weapons technology of the Peacekeepers put them in a major advantage against the Believers, whose demise no seems quite clear.

    [​IMG]

    The losses however are starting to become heavy and not all UNATCO operatives manage to successfully evade conventional forces.

    [​IMG]

    This other base is ripe for liberation as well.

    [​IMG]

    :mhd:

    [​IMG]

    The results of such infestation are predictable, the unity rover unity is found doing mortal and unspeakable acts. None survived.

    [​IMG]

    :neveraskedforthis:

    [​IMG]

    The Great Refuge is seriously endangered with the massive hordes of mindworms to the north, and all precautions are taken to ensure no horrors shall be inflicted upon the civilian population.

    [​IMG]

    The fanaticism of the Believers does them no good in defense.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: Are we doing the right thing? They used civilians... as HUMAN SHIELDS! We never negotiate with terrorists, and so many innocents have died today. Perhaps I take consolation in the fact the remaining inhabitants are over from the reign of terror and insanity of that mad preacher. They will finally be free to believe in anything they want and think anything they want to.

    [​IMG]

    Over the xenofungus, UNATCO operatives on the way to a mission were intercepted by Believers forces. They won through a masterful ambush, proving that giving proper combat training to such special agents was not a waste of resources.

    [​IMG]

    They are fanatics, ready to die as martyrs for their unproven god.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: You are losing this war, Miriam. I thought humility was one of the virtues of your faith, but it seems you have none. If you wish to sacrifice everything and everyone in the name of your god, so be it!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]: If your god who hates Democracy and freedom existed, he would have to be abolished.

    [​IMG]

    Plasma Steel, a new alloy forged under extreme temperatures, will give the Republican Guard much better defensive capabilities.

    [​IMG]

    Development of synthetic fossil fuels will be of great importance both for the creation of a better future and for the Peacekeeping effort against the terrorist and fundamentalist operations of the Believers.

    [​IMG]

    Mindworm, mindworm.

    [​IMG]

    A second push begins against the nearest Believer base, also poorly defended.

    [​IMG]

    They lost two bases, yet they refuse to consider peace. Of course, those were minor bases, mapping the heart of their population centers will allow for this conflict to end sooner, and UNATCO operatives are on the way to do that.

    What should be the extent of this war?

    1)Keep crushing them until they agree to a peace where each will retain the bases they already control.

    2) Keep crushing them until they surrender unconditionally and kneel before Democracy and human rights.

    3) Sister Miriam's harsh Fundamentalism is a crime against mankind. Eradicate the Believers, arrest and put Miriam on trial!
     
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  7. Nevill Arcane

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    3) Sister Miriam's harsh Fundamentalism is a crime against Democracy. Eradicate the Believers, murder their civilians and put Miriam on death row!
     
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  8. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Once you start on a good thing, you ought to finish it.

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  9. MasterSmithFandango Arcane

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    3 - behead those who insult Islam Democracy!
     
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  10. Kipeci Arcane

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    3 - Total War (because we don't want all that land and population to fall in some other greedy hands besides our own)
     
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  12. Kalin Unwanted Dumbfuck Zionist Agent

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    2 - Crazy fundies have rights too, freedom of belief and religion! Plus, surrendered foes (usually) agree to vote your way in the Council, which comes in handy for passing those pesky YEA/NAY resolutions which only give one vote per faction.
     
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  13. Nim Augur

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    Any particular reason you gave Miri that loan only to then piss her off 7 years later ? That's 110 EC down the drain :(
     
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  14. Kalin Unwanted Dumbfuck Zionist Agent

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    Unless you vote 2 and allow them to surrender, then the jewgold will resume its flow to the U.N. coffers. :)

    (Justice for Trayvon Miriam!)
     
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  15. laclongquan Arcane

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    Mining her for all the intelligence concerning other faction.

    Strip her of all portable assets.

    Then defeat her.

    Of course, if it's more useful to leave her as buffer against another superpower it would be better. It depend on data on map and other factions.
     
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  17. lightbane Arcane

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    2: Spare them until Democracy is about to fully take over the Planet. Then, if it's possible, neutralize all of these Believers since they're no longer needed. If that's not possible, just throw them at another enemy faction that gives you trouble.
     
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  18. Shadenuat Arcane

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    3) She already seems fightning a few factions, if anyone get her bases, they must belong to us
    I doubt she has anything interesting to steal, they're BelieBers, dat tech penalty
     
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  20. anus_pounder Arcane

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  23. anus_pounder Arcane

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    Whats so special about my '2' vote that TBS and FSM brofisted it? :<
     
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    To give incentive for others to vote 2 in order for that option to pass.

    And just for that: 3

    :smug:
     
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