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  1. It just came to me, like some revelation, that some people like base building and some don't, but none of the RTS games allows player to pass the base building to AI. Let's say you want to focus on micromanagement and leave macromanagement to AI. Choose on what AI should be focused (defence, resources, offence) and play how you want to. The only thing is, how AI would recognise the need of building defences or expansions in the late game.
  2. Easter Plans

    Work, maybe some more work and when i got bored of work some work at garden.
  3. Who is upgrading to Windows 10?

    MS simply has entered the market too late. Google had time to develop, polish and become a monopolist in this segment. But saying that it is useless is a bit farfetched.
  4. 10 Years of C&C 3: Tiberium Wars

    The ship was held under Pyramid Prime and Tacitus was stored on its deck - that's Nod campaign version. On the other hand, You have GDI campaign which contradicts the previous sentence. You don't know that. It just said to be ancient, but that doesn't mean it couldn't be part of Scrin ship crashed thousands of years B.C. Nonetheless, the Tacitus was on Scrin ship and it just happens that it contain TCN blueprints which sync with Scrin Threshold... stargate. "Using ancient data contained in the Tacitus, Kane devised a way to control the spread of Tiberium and harness it safely... but he needed GDI resources to make it happen." ~TT Manual The temperature gathered in in such explosion would evaporate atmosphere... but I get the point. Still, GDI Ion Cannon does the same damage as Nod's A-bomb (in-game at least). You don't do such thing. What tells You that he want to "call home" in TD and TS? EDIT: @Lauren as always does a great job in this thread. Thank You.
  5. 10 Years of C&C 3: Tiberium Wars

    Or some guy build TCN to hamper the spread of Tiberium. There's little sense. It supposed to change carbon-based life into Tiberium-based. So it's kinda strange that after 2nd Tiberium War the goal changed from infecting everybody with Tiberium, to just "call home". The destruction of Philadelphia was visible from Earth. My bet here is there was sufficient quantity of explosive on that rocket. The problem is: Noone knows why CABAL was introduced in the first place. He seems to know something, but don't share it with anyone and when there's an opportunity to do so, he go mental. It seems like it, but it's not. If he foresaw the need of Ion Cannon, why does he bother with that guy report at all? Like, why it's even prepared? If he knows that the only sufficient igniter is Ion Cannon, why does he order to make the report about it? For whom? He doesn't need to read it if he knows what's he doing but it seems he didn't know. The misleading goals of Kane? If he awaits the Scrins he looks kinda unprepared when they invade Earth. If he plans to use Ion Cannon, why he ask for the report about sufficient igniter? What sense does it make? IMHO, the plot gaps are filled offhand. It's not like the story evolves with each chapter of Tiberium saga - they're totally different stories. In TD you have evil-genius, in TS a genocidal maniac, in TW smartass who outsmart himself on each point, and in TT just a guy who wants to "call home". The more I read and watch about Tiberium the more I believe in each game we see his clone. THIS. The ship belonged to Scrins, right? So they wrote a warning in the "database" to warn lifeforms on some planet, that one day they'll come and bring Armageddon upon them? This is stupid, m'kay? Like what kind of strategic purpose it serves to warn the future prey about the invasion? You want to make surprise attack to go as smoothly as possible. Not to create problems You could avoid, amirite? So what does belong to canon and not? In game blue crystals don't explode by themselves. They need an igniter (usually a thunder or ricochet). We are told that they may explode but even in TW we don't see self-ignited explosions of blue Tiberium. We are not told anything about properties of Tiberium. Just it's toxic, possible to harvest and it spread quickly. It's not like we can read the dr. Mobius research... Where did I've stated that I'm right, huh? I'm just saying that in the comparison between TW and TT, the second game is much more comprehensible. Even though it's the most shallow part of the series at least it hold to Kane idea what TCN actually is... Who told You this comparison? Like where are the numbers proving that? We don't know the kinetic power of Ion Cannon nor A-bombs presented in the game. From what I see in gameplay the Ion Cannon is as strong as a nuclear missile. So maybe at least establish what belong to canon and what not? Because at this moment any statement there can be uploaded. It just need an external link.
  6. 10 Years of C&C 3: Tiberium Wars

    That's even more convoluted. So why they don't fully contaminate planet with Tiberium in the first place, huh? It's not like it's impossible - Kane with "our" technology built a missile just for this purpose... According to C&C Wiki, CABAL was designed to hold the Scrins for Kane. Messiah didn't give a damn about Brotherhood nor people. In TW it seems that he even don't bother with Nod anymore... No. There is no such statement that Ion Cannon is necessary for this operation. Just bigger detonator, but then again, he HAD A MASSIVE MISSILE used to blow up Philadelphia. I guess that would do enough blast for "call home". Inconsistence. If in some dossier we are told that Kane is some kind of genius, I bet he would have some plan "B", "C" up to "Z". But in all four games, Kane is totally different from his own predecessors. There are like 4 Kane's and each of them comes with totally different goals. P.S. I had and answer to Your last paragraph but I deleted it (not intentionally) so hold up for tomorrow. EDIT: Thank You @Lauren for encouraging me in this discussion and for such formidable involvement in this thread. It is so mature... Take care of Yourself!
  7. 10 Years of C&C 3: Tiberium Wars

    According to C&C Wiki: "It is highly combustible and unstable. It detonates violently when brought into contact with fire or other explosives." Does blue Tiberium explode itself or needs fire? You see, there are several types of explosives and some of them need contact with fire where some need other explosive (such as TNT). The blue Tiberium is weak explosive and it is similar reagent to pile of sulfur, charcoal and potassium nitrate. None of Tiberium types explode itself. He didn't. He could use World Altering Missle. So how did he prepared himself after three lost wars? Because even when Scrins attack the planet, he's unable to get to stargate quickly enough to "ascend". It looks more likely that he didn't have had a plan at all or thought that somehow he'll figure out how to get to it before GDI. He finally "ascends" when GDI does not give a damn about Tacitus and build TCN all over the world, because: "Kane says so". How do You know that? The TCN are raised once Kane brings Tacitus to GDI HQ. So on the one hand, Kane tells GDI that this device will cleanse the world from Tiberium, while on the other he knows the true purpose of it. It would be impossible to design such building without knowledge how stargate works. However, if he knew that he didn't need Tacitus at all, the three previous wars were even more meaningless, because all he had to do was to wait until Tiberium will be a threat to humankind, come to GDI HQ and show them the solution - TCN.
  8. 10 Years of C&C 3: Tiberium Wars

    Nope. Tiberium, as such, doesn't have explosive properties. Otherwise, it couldn't be harvested. Even Liquid Tiberium isn't explosive because it needs ignition. If Scrins are in some kind of slumber between Tiberium explosions, what if Tiberium lands on a planet without lifeform at all? Philadelphia was just a high-command space station. The only reason why Kane doesn't launch his rocket could be some air-defence system deployed around Pyramid or its capability of targeting hostile projectile. From what I understand he didn't need Ion Cannon at all. Any igniter would work. The Ion Cannon shot was just a way to blame GDI for causing natural catastrophe, but did he really needed someone to take responsibility for it? He was the most hated man in the world so such PR wouldn't help him that much. After all, he started three world wars so such action wouldn't improve his rating. You're not getting the point. 1. For last three wars, he was trying to get attention from Scrins. 2. He knew that to ascend he'll need some kind of stargate. 3. The Tacitus, which he had most of the time, contained info about TCN to synch and reconnect stargate (if for some reason it'll get disconnected). All I'm trying to say for last few posts is, that Kane had to build TCN around the world in a number needed to synch with stargate once Scrins will attack the planet. The wars declared by him were useless and could've been omitted.
  9. 10 Years of C&C 3: Tiberium Wars

    For me, it sounds like gibberish for followers in some sect. OK, let's stop here for a moment. In the last cutscene for Nod in TS, Kane is launching a missile which transforms Earth into Tiberium field. So he had enough resources to do so. The only - feasible - reason why he doesn't launch the rocket could be the GDI air-defence system around the world. After taking down GDI - with its high command - there's literally nothing to stop him. But then again, if all he need is to blow up sufficient quantity of Tiberium, why does he bother with rocket, especially if he's - according to dossier - superintelligent? What makes you think he did not know? Kane didn't tell us about his real plan for like three wars. I just find it interesting that Westwood didn't come up to an idea of CABAL - in exchange for peace - tells everything he knows about Tacitus, enlightening how important it is to decipher it and kill Kane. After all, he went mental just because he could, amirite? I am talking about TCN Towers. The ones which were built in cooperation with GDI upon data gathered in Tacitus.
  10. 10 Years of C&C 3: Tiberium Wars

    But that doesn't hold up. According to Kane's dossier, the Brotherhood was found thousands of years B.C. How could organization centralized around Tiberium survive that long? If we even build a story around two aliens, who one day start an argue between themselves - let's say about future of humanity - how could one gather people around him without one of the main factors like... I don't know... Tiberium? I would've bought it if all of this was just a mystification. That organization was built in late 90's, Kane is in the late forties and whole technology used by Brotherhood is based upon work of Tratos and CABAL. That is comprehensible and it would follow with awareness of fake news. GDI warned how shady is Kane and Brotherhood, but nobody listened till the curtain fell. You don't know that. According to C&C Wiki "Tratos learned to decode it". It's pretty incisive statement, isn't it? We were never told how advanced were Tratos, CABAL's and Kane's translations of Tacitus. We were just told that Kane is swift in it, but how others proceeded - that's only speculation. Nod's machines were not particularly powerful. They still lost the war. I am not sure if it was the fault of technology or Kane's... complex schemes... Towers were raised to synch with Scrins stargates. If blueprints of Towers were held in Tacitus - and we may assume it from the very first cutscene in TW - then there also must've been a detailed note what these Towers exactly do. If so, they also contained plans of how to synch those Towers to Scrin stargate and loop starts all over again. In any case for some reason, he doesn't know about Towers for three wars he started. Wouldn't be more convenient to build Towers before Scrin attack so he could ascend without this worthless effort of three meaningless wars? All he had to do was to gather enough Tiberium (49% in shares!) and blow it up. GDI wouldn't disturb him because he would be cleansing Earth from Tiberium. Gosh, they would even dump their own reserves for good of human kind.
  11. Actually, it looks great! Maybe it takes a bit of space but it looks awesome
  12. 10 Years of C&C 3: Tiberium Wars

    If he was an alien, what is his relationship to Abel? The stone \ sarcophagus in the last shots of the ending is supposed to be Abel's. If so, then there were 2 aliens on Earth long before Tiberium. The biblical origins of Kane have some proofs in C&C: Renegade, but it's thrown to trash with C&C3 and it's horrible successor. You don't know that. Frankly, I think even creators wouldn't be able to make clear answer to this. However, this drags another question: What about CABAL's deciphered parts of Tacitus? In TS:FS he had the whole thing at his... hand (I guess?) and used the "database" to build his army, but the thing is that CABAL based his translation of Tacitus upon Tratos work. So it is impossible for both of them not to spot even a fraction of data gathering info about Scrins and yatta-yatta-yatta... There's a huge gap in the story concerning Tacitus and who-read-what. However, GDI watching what machines Nod is capable of they'd at least put some more effort in translating Tacitus. The point is the Tiberium Towers were raised to synchronize with alien stargate. So it had info about star traveling otherwise, Kane wouldn't know how to build them. With abysmal results.
  13. 10 Years of C&C 3: Tiberium Wars

    Actually, where did the idea of Kane knowledge of Tiberium origins came from? In TD we have just some scumbag who wants to overthrow GDI and take control over the world... I guess. We are even pointed out, that Brotherhood of Nod have the biggest shares in Tiberium harvest, even though Dr. Mobius worked for GDI... It was never explained how Brotherhood gained know-how about Tiberium, but we can just assume it was from Kane. Although, in TS we were told that whole Kane's knowledge about Tiberium comes from the thing called Tacitus, it's existence was never mentioned before 2nd Tiberium War. It is some filler to gaps in the backstory, but again if Scrin's ship crashed on Earth with Tacitus as some kind of "database", why Nod's Tiberium harvesting technology is similar to GDI's? Wouldn't they use much more complex and futuristic technology? It's not like they've hidden their newest achievements (Banshee, Cyborgs etc.)... And then TW happened, with the even more twisted story... The Kane motives are even more... unknown. On the one hand, he orders one of his loyal generals (us) to fight with GDI, and on the other, he orders his new loyal AI (us) to do the opposite. Like, what kind of sense is it? The whole Brotherhood is gathered around "Tiberium future", so they wouldn't make an argue with "messiah" to call for aliens... Also, if Tratos deciphered parts of Tacitus along with Kane when he was a refugee, why didn't he mention - in many conversations with GDI - that somewhere, out there are... ALIENS!? Has he forgotten to mention that? I won't even bother with Tacitus thread in TW because it seems that GDI doesn't give a damn about this thing at all. Especially, if this "database" was for use to clean the Earth from Tiberium! IDK, maybe I'm too nitpicky, but I view TT as the most coherent story since TD. Duh, it was stupid, but at least comprehensible.
  14. Crash research

    I admire the patch You work on but lately, I got the strange error. After the initial installation, I get an error that "Application need elevator". But when I run CCSetup everything seems fine... as long as I don't run the game itself. The "instruction" and "memory" numbers are different each time I run the game. Most often it is as above, but sometimes the instruction and memory error is "fffffffff". I reinstalled the game several times without any result. Windows 8.1 x64 4 GB RAM Intel Integrated Graphics 4 Family EDIT: Message for my future self and others with the same issue. Go to Your laptop manufacturer website and download a graphic driver. Download proper driver. Open "Device Manager" and install the driver using the inbuilt installer. VOILA!
  15. Video of the day

    Briefly about RA2