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  1. #166
    Originally Posted by ModishNouns View Post (Source)
    Who named them scavengers?

    They've always appeared as that when scanned but who decided what that designation would be and why?
    I'd guess the Pilots Federation does the naming.

  2. #167
    Originally Posted by ModishNouns View Post (Source)
    Maybe they haven't been deployed there yet.

    I can't reconcile the word "scavenger", which is a destructive term - scavengers take, they don't make - with what appears to be the early and mid stages of a life cycle.

    If we are witnessing the creation / birth of new structures from barnacle, through forest to structure, why would scavengers be present anywhere except the final stage when a structure is being recycled?
    Yeah, agreed. Maybe they aren't scavengers per se. That's just the name whoever programmed out ships gives them. I don't think the flower ships are "interceptors", but that's what our systems call them.

    If you visit the site of an old building being renovated you'd see lots of people taking the place apart at first. If you didn't know the context and only saw that, you might label those workers as scavengers. If you visited that same site a few months later you'd see them cleaning it all down and putting in new bits - your classification then might be to call them builders. Once the building is finished being renovated, if you visited then you might see the same workers in the last stage of the job cleaning away the last bits of construction waste and polishing the floors and that sort of thing, you might call them caretakers.

    Now imagine the building is continually being damaged slightly - you'd end up with a bunch of workers doing the same "scavenging" job on a loop forever (getting rid of the broken bits) because they'd never get to the second part - fixing it up. I think that's what we're seeing in the old bases. The old sites are mycoid-infected and they've been slowly damaged, the drones are fixing that damage, but they can't win, assume that the bases were barnacles originally, then maybe they're continually mining/absorbing new materials underground and the drones are continually fixing them, it's just they can't ever really win. Someone else a while ago described them as being like nurses caring for a terminally ill patient (but in this case the drones don't know they can't win, they're just doing the job they always have and fixing damage).

    If the Barnacles are bases, or the Barnacles can be bases (maybe that's a standard shell and it can be grown into a number of things?), then maybe the "scavengers" come along with them, they are basically the janitors, caretakers, nurses, repair team, cleanup crew of the structure. That's why the old bases have them and the Barnacle forest has them.

  3. #168
    Originally Posted by acidburn2k20 View Post (Source)
    thanks for letting me know, was worried i was in a earthquake zone. but i suppose if something is growing underground i should still worry, just in case there is a sudden problem with thargoid graboids lol
    Ah graboids, now you're talking!

    edit: come to think of it, those Scavengers do remind me of As Blasters!

  4. #169
    Originally Posted by ModishNouns View Post (Source)
    Who named them scavengers?

    They've always appeared as that when scanned but who decided what that designation would be and why?
    The Great Creator!
    (DBOBE)

  5. #170
    Originally Posted by ModishNouns View Post (Source)
    Maybe they haven't been deployed there yet.

    I can't reconcile the word "scavenger", which is a destructive term - scavengers take, they don't make - with what appears to be the early and mid stages of a life cycle.

    If we are witnessing the creation / birth of new structures from barnacle, through forest to structure, why would scavengers be present anywhere except the final stage when a structure is being recycled?
    They could very well be scavenging materials with which to build the structures. As for the name Scavengers, the game called them that from the beginning.

  6. #171
    Originally Posted by Jorki Rasalas View Post (Source)
    The Great Creator!
    (DBOBE)
    Pah! A pox on the argument from authority!

    Originally Posted by artigan99 View Post (Source)
    They could very well be scavenging materials with which to build the structures. As for the name Scavengers, the game called them that from the beginning.
    Sorry but I'm not satisfied with that as an answer. I know this is not the tinfoil thread and maybe round these parts people are content with received wisdom, but I think it's worth asking why. You never know, someone might have a little piece of lore or hair-brained theory.

    As for scavenging materials to build the structures: I see growing, not building.

  7. #172
    This has been documented before, I know, but it was the first time that I saw this:


  8. #173
    Originally Posted by Le-Betz View Post (Source)
    This has been documented before, I know, but it was the first time that I saw this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-EnJKAe-S4
    I'm actually surprised nobody has tried to attack one during this sequence, now that we have the EMP shield.

    I'd try, but I have many, many hours trying to witness this event myself, to no avail.

  9. #174
    Originally Posted by Jmanis View Post (Source)
    I'm actually surprised nobody has tried to attack one during this sequence, now that we have the EMP shield.

    I'd try, but I have many, many hours trying to witness this event myself, to no avail.
    Lol man, that's humans right there. We really do deserve to be wiped out.

  10. #175
    Cmdr PanPiper had a go in his SRV


  11. #176
    Originally Posted by Jmanis View Post (Source)
    I'm actually surprised nobody has tried to attack one during this sequence, now that we have the EMP shield.

    I'd try, but I have many, many hours trying to witness this event myself, to no avail.
    at 1.25 in that vid it looks like its purging its self of something and then using the barni to replenish whatever it was (blood perhaps or micoid), and if you look at the cyclops marker it has a few extra circles, is that something already noticed?

    the pic isnt very clear im afraid https://imgur.com/fWQTCsl

  12. #177
    Originally Posted by Th3 0utKa5t View Post (Source)
    at 1.25 in that vid it looks like its purging its self of something and then using the barni to replenish whatever it was (blood perhaps or micoid), and if you look at the cyclops marker it has a few extra circles, is that something already noticed?

    the pic isnt very clear im afraid https://imgur.com/fWQTCsl
    That's the 4H marking in the classification system, in the video it is upside down:


  13. #178
    Originally Posted by Le-Betz View Post (Source)
    That's the 4H marking in the classification system, in the video it is upside down:

    https://canonn.science/wp-content/up...lexigram-1.png
    FYI that's the old chart, the classification code is different in the latest version

  14. #179
    Thanks, I just noticed that, it's actually this glyph:



    Classification says: 4E-1.

    https://tools.canonn.technology/thargoid_glyphs/#4E-1

  15. #180
    I visited the Barnacle forest on Hyades Sector AQ-Y D81 C 2, the first one that was found. There is Scavenger activity and I have not the slightest clue what they are doing. Any ideas?



    It' at 2:57 and following. They do that only at one place of the forest and it is not aimed at anything particular, neither at one of the barnacles nor the spikes.

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