Why does the city constantly leave?

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Keybounce

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on: September 25, 2019, 01:09:50 am
I'm trying to understand the lore behind the city's needing to flee all the time.

It's not a case of fighting a delaying retreat while trying to get to the exit. You have to go on the offensive, and basically take out the creeper.

Once you have, it only takes one blaster per source, and maybe 3 sams, to protect your entire civilization.

So why run away all the time?



miquelfire

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Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 10:32:24 am
I don't remember if the main game ever got this update, but one of the free Flash games had an option in which you tried to survive as long as possible. Over time the emitters would increase in how much creeper they release, and over time, you will be overwhelmed. I assume in the lore, the same applies, but the base game doesn't show this.

I think there's also a chance that more emitters could appear if they stay on a planet.



Karsten75

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Reply #2 on: September 28, 2019, 06:42:10 pm
It was a rescue mission. They didn't have time to stay, there were other planets being attacked.

As for the survival mode, it was only ever in the Kongregate version.

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Reply #3 on: October 26, 2019, 11:52:20 am
Non spoiler version:
At the beginning, a crazed and mysterious doomsayer known to others as the "Old Man" would prophecise the arrival of the Creeper and the demise of Humankind. From the shadows, he led the construction of Odin City, which was to house 50 thousand of his followers. Before disappearing, he left them a set of coordinates they should travel to, to aid them in their survival.

The first jump was a struggle resulting in damage to the city's data storages, potentially leaving them unprepared and at a dead-end. But as they would soon find out, their journey would continue through a peculiar set of coincidences, and the commander seemed to begin to understand his purpose.

Brief continuation below:

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