Most of that paragraph makes sense, (although I have a very clear idea what your example race looks like from that sentance) but I just thought I'd point out that nearly all Races I've seen sound like they are nudists. Two of my three races are, the other use robotic bodies so their state of dress is debatable.pd wrote:We know how they dress,
That said I do have to ask, is this really an argument for including humans? They may be easier than creating an alien race, but they've been done before by all the other games, and bring the human bias, and even if you do include Humans that's only one race done.
pd wrote:To be honest, I've taken just a glimpse at this board. From what I've seen so far there was a lot of crap, but also some nice ideas.Tortanick wrote:Look at the proposed races in the story board.
Differs from my impression, I saw a lot of crap and a lot of nice ideas. Not just some nice ideas. I'd recommend reading through one time, I found it very fun.
I agree, but is this really an argument for including Humans?pd wrote:Taking those ideas and adapting them so that the game understands it, together with creating all the graphic content takes some serious effort. Many ideas will have to be scraped along the way, this is for sure, because they are simply over the top. Creating/Inventing a race isn't nearly done just be those threads. They are just the starting point.
Examples:pd wrote: Can you give some examples for what special treatment should be avoided?
In the MOO3 back story it turns out that Humans won the wars in MOO1 and created an age of enlightenment. Not only is it highly improbable that a free for all intergalatic war would be won by a single side, its even more unlikely that a age of enlightenment would be the direct result, especially one based on human Western Civilisation. There is also no justification for why Humans won, it just says "shady deals and brute force". Probably say that about any of the races.
It also turns out that Humans become leaders of the galaxy after MOO2, but its a short lived reign this time.
Galactic Civilisations 1: Firstly you can only play the Humans, despite most races being very similar ingame. And secondly it was Humans who created Hyperdrive, no explanation was given as to why Humans alone were able to develop hyperdrive.
An interesting backstory for humans would be easy, and I'm not too worried about offending people, pretty much every nation, race and religion has at least one Crime Against Humanity on its hands. It wouldn't be Humans if they didn't frequently do something horrible to other Humans in the Backstory.pd wrote:I imagine it not being harder creating a interesting backstory for humans than any other races. Obviously we have to be careful with stuff like religion, race and so on because people might be offended. But then again, this is where creating a different history might be helpful, because everything is clearly fiction in this case.
However while a backstory is easy, the part of the story after they meet other races would be very hard to write in an unbias fashion.