I think it’s time that someone would ask this silly quiestion:
- Where are the pirates?
Battles leave a lot of weakened fleets, aksing for a good oll’ fashioned pillaging!
And Battles áre gratuitous in this universe…
These relatively intelligent (*though oftenly filled with cider)
spiders once caputured their entire world in a single web,
and were starting to run out of food, when an alliance ship crashed into it.
The alliance, eager to look for new allies, recognized the future potential of this
species in defeating the 2 legged races and envited them to join the alliance.
[i]After a brief history spiderlike renegades were kicked out of the alliance in the beginning
of the war when it was found out they frequently ate other plural pair legged critters
as an aphrodisiac!(namely the male halves of the various alliance species).
This didn’t matter much to the spiders, who were more then happy to live by themselves.
Feeding off the remnant of wartorn fleets, who are trying to make it home after their battles’ end.
Nowthat the other races have all declared war on The Pirates,
their awnser is to raise the glasses in each of their eight legs
cheer ‘Arrr!’ in celebration, as each and every single last species in the war
finds their way into their webs…[/i]
Suggestions: a spider like race with ships that can ‘enter’ into enemies forcefields and steal em!
(with some weakness to balance ofcource)
Or how about a weapons stealing gadget? Shoot em capture claws into the enemies ships
and have them temporarily shoot enemies untill either their distruction follows or
the cables are snapped loose again (by say, distroying the ship/ships pulling them).
Some sort of Nets for entire fighter squadrons! To be shot between 2 frigates, and when touched,
slow down the enemy fighters, or capture them all together! (perhaps if this is to difficult to
program, great retractable claws? or how about between rocks that they allways have lying around
and just cost honourpoints to be placed on the battlefield? perhaps to be placed loosely in the
entering claws/ tentacles?
A weapon that slows down the enemies firing rate would allso be a good one.
Otherwise, a weapon that imposes speed limmits, would be really cool.
Cheep rigs: a species that doesn’t use shielding or armor by itself but steals it with special weapons?
(a ship would share the same defences as it’s enemies, for a little while…
Oke so coulour:
How about black? Or purple: Purple Pirates would look good! and we don’t have a purple race yet, nor a black one at that.
Or how about an invisible colour, something that would prolong invisibility, and allow shooting weapons from them, should
be good, right? (comment comment!)
Ships will have to be fitted a littlebit like the alliance’s ships I’d say, hopefully, with moving claws or spikes instead, that’d be great!.
Ships with moving parts on them, but hey, if the engines can go on and off, if navigation lights can sparcle the ship into beauty,
perhaps this is just the next step for those brilliant minds at Posytech…
I’d immagine that ships of spiders should have a ‘scary’ feal to em, ieky like spiders…
I’d immagine the spiders might use nets to shield against missile impacts for some time, perhaps even trap
fighters in them. So you’d have something that looks like an organic shield, that keeps regenerating much like
the Tribe’s hull regeneration modules.
Another weapon would be a claw from a ship that makes contact with it’s enemies, and paralises enemy ships.
Yes a practice of capturing enemy fighters does seme appealing doesn’t it? Seeying your fighters get cought
and then spun and disassembled for parts to refuel the spiders special fighter hangars, seems a cunning idea.
(spiders, capturing flies bugs and birds etc?)
How about something that emphasizes on cables? Spider silk? spider nets?
Fighters that would enter and use a sort of knives to prickle enemy ships, dueling them?
–>as in extremely close ranged combat, fighters that would just get ón the enemy fighters and keep zapping them.
or fighters taht could shoot slowing rays, or weapon slowing rays.