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Old October 7th, 2017, 08:11 AM
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Did anyone ever manage to complete this game? I could never get into the ancient site.
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Many many years ago, I did. I don't remember the details. But I do recall that once you get into the string of pearls, the "tests" you have to complete are fairly simple questions. Then you get a device that saves the planet. You get knighted by the duke.
The game doesn't end there. From that point, you can continue to play and visit any world; play out any of the small quests that were not needed for the main quest. Or fly your ship and do the merchant thing.
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YouTube shows how to go through the game.
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Thanks. I just remember wandering around outside the thing, but not being able to get in. I can't remember why.
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Thanks. I just remember wandering around outside the thing, but not being able to get in. I can't remember why.
I think I read a walkthrough somewhere once, that showed how you had to go to every Ancient site and retrieve a MacGuffin from each one before you could get into the Rhylanor structure and switch it off.

(Which meant you needed to get permission to visit at least 3 Red Zones on the way...)
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It's so long ago I can't remember what I did, but I think I had gotten three artifacts, and I kept walking around or over the ancient site where the secret dohicky was, but could never get in.

Whatever. I guess in my OTU (the 386 version anyway) Rhylanor is a slimey pink world orbiting a star.
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I just didn't like this game. I didn't like how each city was the same. It got boring.

MT 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy, I loved, though. It felt like playing Traveller, BITD.
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What struck me was that the original Grand Theft auto and Grand Theft Auto 2 used the same kind of top-down view for the cities, only 3D accelerated. If the game were redone with original GTA's game engine, then that would be something I'd buy again.

Zhodani Conspiracy was kind of a cool game.
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Zhodani Conspiracy was kind of a cool game.
I fell in love with the game when I heard a rumor of a crashed ship. I rented an ATV and went into the wilds and started exploring, then I found the ship--went inside!

For the day, it was a cool game. It was a lot like roleplaying. You moved the group all at once, but if you needed to separate, you could break the group up into individual characters.

Looking down at the 2D map was a lot like looking at graph paper in my face to face game.

I loved The Zhodani Conspiracy, and I used its character generator for Traveller pen-n-paper characters all the time. I'd print them out in txt docs.
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I checked out some video on YouTube of MT1, and remember liking it more than other RPGs that had been released around that time. Wasteland, as an example, which had Traveller overtones, but was in a post Apoc America.

What I liked about MT2SOTA was the expansiveness of the game area. Very sandbox. I can't imagine the team of artists who spent time drawing out all those planetary maps. I got a little PO'd that I couldn't land anywhere with my ship, contrary to what the game manual said.

MT1ZC was more Traveller like because it dealt with a geo-political threat. It was more grounded and a little more basic. I think SOTA tried to be a bit more scifi like, which from your reaction was good and bad I guess.

I guess in retrospect, I didn't see this at the time, but in retrospect it doesn't strike me as being connected with the MT era at all. Not a big deal.

What did you think of the starship combat?
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