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ApolloArtemis #1 Posted 18 June 2015 - 07:07 PM

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Humans

"To find peace, you must first suffer through war" - Anonymous

 

Humans are a fractured society of fierce, confident and charismatic competitors. Uniting under the common banner of Humanity has not healed the millennia of internal conflict, but a relatively new global democracy has led to hard-earned progress.

 

Homeworld

 

Sol, the long suffering homeworld of the Humans, has been on the brink of destruction more times than Humans themselves can count. Between the countless wars and the severe ecological storms brought on by global climate change, Humans have timeworn experience in surviving disasters (especially those of their own making). Where some races would have died out or fled, Humans hold on to Sol, hoping to save and protect her one storm at a time. 

 

Society

 

Values

Humans value courage, bravery, and boldness – especially in the face of adversity. Humans always seem to see themselves as the underdogs of a situation (even if that is not true). Humans are contradictory creatures, seen across the galaxy as individuals who wreck something solely for the glory of saving it. They are seen as wasteful and proud. Humans want to be liked and are motivated by the opinions of others in the galaxy. They desire intergalactic respect, yet are constantly beset by internal divisions. Above all though, they fear extermination of their race and this is the strongest motivating factor for humans in the galaxy.

 

Laws

Human laws are complicated and vary by region. Planet wide laws are few, and primarily have to do with ecological efforts. Law breaking leads to a court date followed by sentences ranging from fines, jail time, or execution. (See Government for more information on Laws.)

 

General Appearance

The majority of the Human population represents a genetically mixed cultural view of the future: brown eyes, brown hair, and a medium range skin tone. It is not uncommon to find groups of people who appear to be strongly of one of the old ethnic groups, but as many generations go on the larger population slowly becomes more difficult to categorize into the old races. Large populations of old ethnic or culture specific humans are often based on historical colonization efforts and are isolated from the larger human community. For example: a human colony of researchers set adrift hundreds of years ago are well known for their rare blue eyes (mostly due to limited breeding options).

 

Education

Public education is mandatory and incredibly diverse. Many children go into specialized schools which prepare them for careers in science, public service, or the military. Alien adoptions are common, so it is not unlikely to see orphaned aliens attending school with the Human children. Upper education is subsidized by the government. There are also many prestigious private schools available at all levels.

 

Language

Humans are not great at learning galactic languages. The human language itself is incredibly diverse and aliens are sometimes puzzled by the extent of regional differences. A common language is voted on every 100 years. However, the number of total languages spoken by humans is dramatically less than it was only a few hundred years ago. It seems that languages seem to evolve and merge, but the loss of so many native languages was a major loss to Human culture.

Nonverbal communication with humans is very expressive due to humans being a much more emotional race than many others.

 

Military

 

Humans are known as charismatic and likable personalities throughout the galaxy. They are honorable and successful diplomats – relying on their inherent charm to win them many battles. In war, Humans are excellent with force fields and also command a solid knowledge of propulsion and planetology research. 

Intergalactic Relations

 

Humans are charismatic with friendly relations across the galaxy. It is a major strength and it factors into most of their successful strategies. 




lockphase #2 Posted 19 June 2015 - 04:54 AM

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Erm, no racial bonuses for the humans ? iirc, they had trading bonuses in MoO.

Moo4 #3 Posted 19 June 2015 - 12:59 PM

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Humans are excellent with force fields and also command a solid knowledge of propulsion and planetology research. 

 

This seems to suggest a moo1 research setup?   Awesome!


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SanDragon #4 Posted 23 June 2015 - 02:58 AM

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I call bull!!!

 

Countless wars and ecological damage causing climate change?!?

 

And the Bulrathi, masters of weapons and reconstruction (presumably from all the WARS!) doesn't have climate change?

 

Why do we still allow the propagation of something that has proven to be not only alarmist bunk for funding, but leaked information has shown actual manipulation of data for funding?!

 

Sheesh.



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View PostSanDragon, on 23 June 2015 - 02:58 AM, said:

I call bull!!!

 

Countless wars and ecological damage causing climate change?!?

 

And the Bulrathi, masters of weapons and reconstruction (presumably from all the WARS!) doesn't have climate change?

Lots of that post is silly:

 

1. The climate change stuff. You know why damage from [insert disaster type here] keeps going up? Because we keep building in [disaster type]-prone locations!

 

2. "General appearance"... then look at all the images of humans seen in MoO:CtS... a white man (no other pics as far as I know). Tempted to see if the usual SJW types want to raise a stink over this ;) .

 

3. They... vote on a common language? The hell? IRL people either have an official language, or just use whatever language they feel like using. For example, the US has no official language, and English is the international language due to ease of use when it comes to commerce and the like. "Everyone must vote on a common language" => "I vote English" => "Sorry, Mandarin won" => "Whatever. Still going to use English..."


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iHunterKiller #6 Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:41 AM

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View PostTeleros, on 27 June 2015 - 01:00 AM, said:

"Everyone must vote on a common language" => "I vote English" => "Sorry, Mandarin won" => "Whatever. Still going to use English..."

 

LMAO

You and your friends may have preferred certain features from MoO1 or MoO2 .. or perhaps even MoO3 but that does not mean everyone prefers it that way.

Perhaps you could think of some amazing alternative that could enhance the game in new areas, making it more enjoyable for everyone!

Please be creative and open minded when posting, we all want this to be the best game it can be.


Varadhon #7 Posted 14 July 2015 - 03:58 AM

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Homeworld

 

Sol, the long suffering homeworld of the Humans, has been on the brink of destruction more times than Humans themselves can count. Between the countless wars and the severe ecological storms brought on by global climate change, Humans have timeworn experience in surviving disasters (especially those of their own making). Where some races would have died out or fled, Humans hold on to Sol, hoping to save and protect her one storm at a time. 

 

This is objectively wrong.  Sol is not the human homeworld.  Sol is the name of our star (Sol = Sun in Latin).  The human homeworld is Earth (or Terra if we want to be consistent in our use of Latin).  If planet naming isn't an option in the game, then this term (along with any other references to "homeworlds" for other races) should be replaced with "home system."



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View PostVaradhon, on 13 July 2015 - 08:58 PM, said:

 

This is objectively wrong.  Sol is not the human homeworld.  Sol is the name of our star (Sol = Sun in Latin).  The human homeworld is Earth (or Terra if we want to be consistent in our use of Latin).  If planet naming isn't an option in the game, then this term (along with any other references to "homeworlds" for other races) should be replaced with "home system."

 

That's a fair point, Sol is the system which houses the human homeworld. I'll definitely pass this on.  

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Yay humans! 

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FOX_Battleship_Kentucky #10 Posted 25 July 2015 - 05:39 AM

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Yeah Sol is the system... Lol. An Earthling getting that wrong is kinda funny... We all have our moments tho. Derp. :)

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FOX_Battleship_Kentucky #11 Posted 25 July 2015 - 05:40 AM

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Also, why are people getting titles quickly? Maybe because forums are just starting or what? 

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View PostFOG_Battleship_Kentucky, on 24 July 2015 - 10:40 PM, said:

Also, why are people getting titles quickly? Maybe because forums are just starting or what? 

 

It's based on your post count. 

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Homeworld:

Earth instead of Sol.

 

Laws:

It seems odd that after centuries there's no global law apart from ecological ones. Considering how advanced we are in MoO we shouldn't have ecological problems anymore, because they have pretty much to do with the technology we're using. There already is a shift, beginning just a few decades ago, to more sustainability and it's amazing how much changed in this short time.  As soon as there is a supranational union, there will be many laws regarding standardization, justice, economy and so on. And execution in the far future? I always thought of the humans in MoO as Federation type people, not hillbillies.

 

General Appearance:

I would say it's going to vary even greater than today, for simple reasons: Genetic Engineering and Body modification. In a few decades, let alone centuries people will be able to change skin-, hair-, eye-color and much more with ease. The mixed brown eyes, brown, hair, medium skin standard human? Not gonna happen. Even Admiral No-Personality here is a standard white guy.

 

Education:

Looks good.

 

Language:

Why aren't humans great in learning galactic language? Looking at the present, it looks like humans are eager to learn new language all the time, even languages that are extremely different from their mother tounge. They even research the languages of animals, which is only hard to learn because they often change and aren't relying on words. But alien languages like the ones here shouldn't be a problem.

Voting a common language is of course ridiculous.



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Come on guys, this is an SF strategy game, not a forecast simulator. Why would the humans in this possible future need to be a future extension of our current selves? I can't believe there are even some that are willing to shove their political views here (from all places). Have mercy and keep those debates for the proper place and time and let the devs conceive their own vision of this hypothetical species. 

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Let's be clear " severe ecological storms brought on by global climate change " that were not man made, but rather the impact of their home star

 

 


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I think Human diplomacy works two ways... while they would be charismatic, the side of them that excels in trade also does so b/c they can exploit things, leading to some races that just flat out hate them...  that's how I'd play it...  During say the Pax Humana described in the MOO 3 lore, the humans would be the ones selling Darlocks into slavery because of their ability to take forms desirable to any buyer... that type of thing.  I could easily see certain races with a built in racism towards them for things such as that.

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View Postdiehardtwinsfan, on 12 January 2016 - 02:11 AM, said:

I think Human diplomacy works two ways... while they would be charismatic, the side of them that excels in trade also does so b/c they can exploit things, leading to some races that just flat out hate them...  that's how I'd play it...  During say the Pax Humana described in the MOO 3 lore, the humans would be the ones selling Darlocks into slavery because of their ability to take forms desirable to any buyer... that type of thing.  I could easily see certain races with a built in racism towards them for things such as that.

 

I think (from previous MoO games), that one of the racial 'bonuses' of the Humans was that they had no inherent relationships on first contact. While it's entirely true that Human politicians are notorious, they're not necessarily racially biased (unless you want to consider an interaction with a Telepathic race such as the Elerians, who would quickly discover the self-serving motives behind every spoken thought, challenging the universally 'honourable' trait.)




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