Lamina wrote:stylesrj wrote:In my headcanon of FTL, the Advanced Edition systems and even the Lanius popped up in the galactic scene shortly before the Kestrel's mission, so everyone's still coming to terms with those devices and some haven't even heard of them at all.
Since it seems this RP is set shortly after the war broke out, those systems wouldn't be available, or they'd be in their very basic forms (like Hacking being event-driven or Mind Control being more like a thing that whispers suggestions not to fight).
Or if you want better sci-fi terms, think Enterprise, not Original Series. You wouldn't trust your dog to be cloned back in those newfangled Clone Bays.
Yes, I too enjoy some nice low-fi. In my head I've thought of the Lanius as a event past the Zoltan-Crusade - but also prior to the Rebellion. In-game it's often hinted that they have a ability to transform into objects of metal. What's not to say that Lanius spies disguised as normal objects - lampposts, dinner plates or steel plates in spaceships - haven't been preparing their invasion, that occurs after the chaos of the Rebellion.
Just some thoughts,
Here's what this RP is gonna be like regarding advanced systems:
Clone bays are only recently being developed.
Hacking is even easier and even more powerful because computers are less advanced with worse security/firewalls. However, hacking is hard to come by. When you do get a hacking system, you can disable entire ships. But hacking is rare.
Mind control is still being researched. No one has developed decent Mind Control technology, and those who claim to are not very credible people.