Guard your love for food blenders, human poet-cat!

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Guard your love for food blenders, human poet-cat!

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I have to say, the death phrases of Thargoid motherships are cracking me up. I've just spent a while searching for a list of such, even trawling through the resources that are text-accessible in the Oolite package (Mac)—all to no avail.

It doesn't look like they're generated on the fly, but does look as if they're hard-coded. There was one about a disco cat I'd really like to find. Potentially, I guess, if they were usefully in a file somewhere then the other comms you receive might be in there too. If nobody knows of such a list then I might have to start one.

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They are created with the following part from descriptions.plist

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	"thargoid_curses" =
	(
		"Guard your [4], human [18]-[31]!",
		"Eat [24], [5]!",
		"We’ll use your [20] [27] for our [33]!",
		"%R! %R! %R!"
	);
As you see, still cryptic, so a text search probably did not show them

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Ah! That's brilliant, thanks!

Wow, that must set some kind of record for answering a reasonably non-trivial question.
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I've always wanted a list of those.. <sighs wistfully>
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I'm writing them down as I see them :twisted:
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Eric Walch wrote:They are created with the following part from descriptions.plist

Code: Select all

	"thargoid_curses" =
	(
		"Guard your [4], human [18]-[31]!",
		"Eat [24], [5]!",
		"We’ll use your [20] [27] for our [33]!",
		"%R! %R! %R!"
	);
As you see, still cryptic, so a text search probably did not show them
So an over-tweaker might be able to extend those ?

"Embrace %R, %N humans!"
"%R %R flee with %N"

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<Bump> I've been really enjoying the Thargoid smack talking lately as well - "We'll use your weird icebergs for our soup!"
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Eat batoid, food blenders!
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I was definitely called a 'Human yak-cat' once :D
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Of course there can be too much of a good thing. Here is a quick test oxp which adds more curses and will say one to the console every 5 seconds.

http://swarm.perlide.org/static/Thargoi ... es.oxp.zip

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Dear God, why??
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(Minor tyop in your descriptions.plist: trecherous should be treacherous, even with Thargoid spelling ;) )
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Mad Dan Eccles wrote:Dear God, why??
Well - it makes it simple to test the changes without having to spawn thargoids, and if you install it briefly and read a few - post back when you stop laughing :lol:

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Mad Dan Eccles wrote:Dear God, why??
Because he can! :P
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:lol:
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