|This evening I got Noctis II to run somehow smoothely by using DOSbox - and ofcause I had to try the fationic cannon. |
At first I couldnt see any reaction whatsoever. Tried to confirm and confirm again, and select the cannnon and confirm and confirm again.
Actually I gave up and was about to quit when I suddenly saw some big waves coming towards me. Even though cycles and VGA and all wass set to max it was lagging pretty much. The ship got all blurry after the waves passed, and thats where I gave up and shut the program..
Did I just witness a planet go up in smoke? Or what on earth happened?
|The Fationic canon should destroy whatever planet you have targetted, so long as it's far enough away. After selecting a local target, trigger the fationic cannon from its menu. If it's not far enough away, it will tell you in the lower part of the screen, otherwise it will ask twice for verification. Following that, Fationic radiation will be fired toward the planet at the speed of light, and the lower part of the screen will let you know how many light seconds the planet is from your location. Once it hits, the planet is vaporized and you'll see a spherical wavefront expand from its location, with the radius in light seconds displayed in the lower panel. Just before it reaches you, the stardrifter will trigger its Vimana shield, creating the blurry effect. The shield will remain active until you choose to stop Vimana flight from the flight control menu.|
|written by Sampsap on May 03, 2008 07:13|
|Where can i download noctis II?|
|Ah.. ok.. then thats what I did.. Cool that the drifters have a very strong weapon for defensive purposes, but in my opinion it does not belong in Noctis as an active feature - why on earth would the stardrifters want to disrupt and destroy the galaxy they are mapping?|
But thanks for the answer cryoburner!
|written by Jaxe'd on May 03, 2008 19:45|
Well, it didn't really happen on Earth... Earth doesn't exist in this galaxy.
|Or what on earth happened?|
|I thought about making a word-play, but couldnt think of anything clever |
|If you get to close to the planet you want to destoy it won't work. If you are too far away, you won't see a much. I used to know how to stop the perfect distance away from the planet and sit back and enjoy. |
It doesn't suit the peaceful nature of the Felysians but it is fun and for thrills I may occasionly go onto Noctis II and watch a planet explode.
Glad they took it out. It would be tragic if a nutcase blew up Felysia or soemthing.
|written by Deanfrz on May 04, 2008 18:09|
|Its to destroy any planets with intelligent life. |
Did you notice how there aren't any Felysians on any of their home planets and the whole place is in ruins?
|Yea, well, the background story explains partially why there arent any felysians anymore - they disappeared under mystical circumstances (kind'a like that series on tv, "The 4400")|
I do not think, again with reference to the background story, that the newly united (and peaceful) felysians would destroy themselves with technology developed for protective purposes against the unknown dangers of/from outer space..
And also - the fationic cannon makes objects explode, not just organisms die out..
Of cause no one knows what happened, thats the darkly mystic part of the game's setting - imho its just not realistic that our fellow felysians waged war on one antoher again (but ey, two stardrifters discussing this is realistic )
|written by Deanfrz on May 07, 2008 05:02|
|You misunderstand. The Cannon is not why there are no Felysians, the fact that there are none is the reason for the cannon.|
|how can the fact that a advanced race of aliens being spread all over the galaxy be the reason for a super weapon cpable of destroying a planet... I can't see the logic (hats probably because im not reading it right... *Sigh*)|
|When the Felysian Stardrifters came back to visit their homeworld, they found that their entire race had disappeared, with only ruins remaining.|
If you were in that situation, wouldn't you like to have a powerful weapon to potentially fend off whatever force may have done this to your planet?
Deanfrz was saying that the canon was made by the stardrifters to defend themselves if they were to encounter such a force.
|Yea, that way around it makes sense =)|
|Yes but the Felysians did it to them selves. They had to leave when they had decimated the surface and atmosphere of Felysia. Thats why the cannon makes no sense.|
|written by Duskesko on May 08, 2008 08:58|
|Coming across a planet crawling with malicious, evil creatures on the verge of space travel would make you want a cannon.|