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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #520 on: July 05, 2015, 03:23:34 PM »

If the true origin of power is actually inside us and not something externally powering us, then there's no way to steal that potential from us, except by taking it from all of us individually.  Like, say, by enslaving an entire race of beings and using their life force to power your warp drives.  We can't be cheated of it, or forced to give it away.


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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #521 on: July 05, 2015, 05:01:48 PM »
As an aside, do I remember correctly that the Rikti had fought off the Battalion?  They had to change their whole DNA matrix in order to be successful, but at least one race of humans had managed it.  I'm guessing they didn't actually defeat the Battalion, but essentially made themselves psychic skunks and too much of a  bother to destroy.

They didn't fight off the Battalion. The Battalion didn't care about them because they destroyed all magic in their world (I'm guessing that includes their Source). They did not have "Incarnate Potential" anymore, and that is literally all that the Battalion cares about (subjugating and stealing other planets' Sources).
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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #522 on: July 05, 2015, 06:34:47 PM »
As an aside, do I remember correctly that the Rikti had fought off the Battalion?  They had to change their whole DNA matrix in order to be successful, but at least one race of humans had managed it.  I'm guessing they didn't actually defeat the Battalion, but essentially made themselves psychic skunks and too much of a  bother to destroy.

The Battalion of the Rikti's dimension was much weaker than the Battalion in our dimension. This of course does raise problems if you believe that a Well for a planet is interdimensional, which is sort of implied in some of the AMA answers (but it's not entirely clear if that's the case). http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Lore_AMA/Sorted#80

Also, if you read the original story bible, the background it has on the Rikti seems to fit with what was seen in the Lore AMAs, including the explanation of how / why they modified their DNA (it has nothing to do with their battalion): http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Story_Bible
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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #523 on: July 05, 2015, 06:59:07 PM »
Also, if you read the original story bible, the background it has on the Rikti seems to fit with what was seen in the Lore AMAs, including the explanation of how / why they modified their DNA (it has nothing to do with their battalion): http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Story_Bible

Of course it didn't. The Battalion hadn't been thought of at the time the Rikti back story was originally written.

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #524 on: July 05, 2015, 08:22:17 PM »
Of course it didn't. The Battalion hadn't been thought of at the time the Rikti back story was originally written.

The genesis of the Battalion is probably a lot older than most people think.  The Rikti backstory probably predates the Battalion (my memory is a bit hazy there) but if I recall correctly its a lot older than the Incarnate storyline itself.

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #525 on: July 05, 2015, 09:22:18 PM »
The genesis of the Battalion is probably a lot older than most people think.  The Rikti backstory probably predates the Battalion (my memory is a bit hazy there) but if I recall correctly its a lot older than the Incarnate storyline itself.

I know. IIRC, a few hints about them were dropped way before Incarnates became a thing.

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #526 on: July 06, 2015, 01:20:57 AM »
I cannot turn off the professional critic anymore.

I can well imagine ...
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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #527 on: July 06, 2015, 02:02:03 AM »
I can well imagine ...
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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #528 on: July 06, 2015, 03:58:54 AM »
GRRM: Amateur.

Don't worry, they'll all be back in the next book. Ned's reanimated head and Jaime's hand will be attached to a broom handle.

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #529 on: July 07, 2015, 04:57:07 PM »
GRRM: Amateur.

Suffice to say I'm trying to avoid the GRRM approach to killing characters in my books, although I will admit that some main characters in book one and two of my in-progress series can and have died... But certainly not anywhere near as many as that wedding, sheesh...

(Confession; I have neither read nor watched Game of Thrones; South Park ruined it and made me not want to watch/read it with their Black Friday trilogy, but regardless I've heard enough about it to know that GRRM has no qualms about killing anyone in his books......)

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #530 on: July 07, 2015, 11:48:57 PM »
Only thing South Park ever ruined for me was South Park.

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #531 on: July 08, 2015, 12:13:29 AM »
Meh. I've never been able to read or watch Game of Thrones, cuz I had met GRRM before he wrote it. I'll leave it at that. (grin)

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #532 on: July 08, 2015, 06:48:37 PM »
For weeks, I had thought Game of Thrones was just a renamed version of musical chairs...
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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #533 on: July 08, 2015, 11:11:47 PM »
While I very much appreciate the work that's gone in behind ParagonChat, which I can only presume has been a ton of work, I can honestly admit that it's not my cup of tea. I think it's awesome for a lot of folks who miss the game as much as I do, but I look forward to getting a chance to fully play the game (missions, etc) sometime down the line.

As I originally stated when I joined CoHTitan, I'll wander back occasionally to see what progress has been made. To those that worked on this, and/or are working on getting the game back (or code rewrites etc), I'm still rooting for you. Thanks for all the effort that's going on.

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #534 on: July 08, 2015, 11:31:11 PM »
While I very much appreciate the work that's gone in behind ParagonChat, which I can only presume has been a ton of work, I can honestly admit that it's not my cup of tea. I think it's awesome for a lot of folks who miss the game as much as I do, but I look forward to getting a chance to fully play the game (missions, etc) sometime down the line.

As I originally stated when I joined CoHTitan, I'll wander back occasionally to see what progress has been made. To those that worked on this, and/or are working on getting the game back (or code rewrites etc), I'm still rooting for you. Thanks for all the effort that's going on.

In some ways, being in Paragon Chat makes me miss the game MORE, since I can run around as my character(s) but can't pummel anything.   :(  That said, it is super awesome seeing the zones again, and interacting with CoH folks is fantastic!  I am sure this would eat all my free time if I were more of a RPer.  I'll definitely be poking my head into Paragon some more to say howdy.

Maybe I'll stroll out to The Chantry . . .

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #535 on: July 09, 2015, 07:22:25 PM »
Please but at least some form of insect wings on the list!  I have two "bug" characters and I had to use mechanical/organic wings.  Thank you!

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Re: Coming Soon
« Reply #536 on: July 09, 2015, 07:24:28 PM »
Locking topic since it's no longer "coming soon" but "released already"!
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