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    Thread: How exactly are wars fought between the empires?
Post: How exactly are wars fought between the empires?

How do space battles play out? How do land battles play out? How does one conquer other polities? Why do hot wars even start if Archailects are so good at memetic engineering and soft powers? Was any ...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 3 47 10-24-2022, 02:15 AM
    Thread: How many sophonts can live inside your standard Dyson swarm?
Post: RE: How many sophonts can live inside your standar...

Rynn Wrote: (09-06-2022, 11:15 PM) -- What do you think? What steps do you think you could take to figure out the question? -- Dyson spheres at 1 AU radius have a surface area of about 550 million E...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 6 68 09-06-2022, 11:32 PM
    Thread: How many sophonts can live inside your standard Dyson swarm?
Post: How many sophonts can live inside your standard Dy...

The title.
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 6 68 09-06-2022, 11:07 PM
    Thread: Is the concept of individual mental singularity the most fantastic concept in OA?
Post: RE: Is the concept of individual mental singularit...

Drashner1 Wrote: (09-06-2022, 10:59 PM) -- StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 Wrote: (09-06-2022, 09:38 PM) -- Everything else seems to be based on solid and viable scientific speculations, but the conc...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 16 184 09-06-2022, 11:06 PM
    Thread: Is the concept of individual mental singularity the most fantastic concept in OA?
Post: Is the concept of individual mental singularity th...

Everything else seems to be based on solid and viable scientific speculations, but the concept of individual beings breaking the toposophic barries and becoming posthumans seems to stand completely in...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 16 184 09-06-2022, 09:38 PM
    Thread: Are spaceships of Warhammer 40,000 design possible in OA?
Post: RE: Are spaceships of Warhammer 40,000 design poss...

a) Sorry, I'm on the mobile and whenever I click "reply", the entire thread gets quoted automatically and I don't know how to stop it. b) I'm using Huawei, which doesn't have a contact with Google, m...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 14 113 08-08-2022, 02:26 AM
    Thread: Are spaceships of Warhammer 40,000 design possible in OA?
Post: RE: Are spaceships of Warhammer 40,000 design poss...

What are the chances that a modosophont can simply ask a transapient for a ship and get it?
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 14 113 08-08-2022, 12:27 AM
    Thread: Are spaceships of Warhammer 40,000 design possible in OA?
Post: RE: Are spaceships of Warhammer 40,000 design poss...

a) Good point. When someone wants to commission a high-grade ship in order to go adventuring, what is their course of action? b) It seems I made a mistake and have been looking at the older (in-verse...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 14 113 08-08-2022, 12:16 AM
    Thread: How exactly do space pirates function?
Post: RE: How exactly do space pirates function?

They do not have a separate article, but they have been mentioned multiple times in OA. Of course, they aren't a group of bionts, but rogue sophont ships.
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 15 131 08-07-2022, 11:23 PM
    Thread: Are spaceships of Warhammer 40,000 design possible in OA?
Post: RE: Are spaceships of Warhammer 40,000 design poss...

Drashner1 Wrote: (08-07-2022, 10:13 PM) -- Note that 'serious' OA military spacecraft often use a swarm design involving vast numbers of identical and highly expendable units rather than massive wars...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 14 113 08-07-2022, 11:17 PM
    Thread: How does a sophont distinguish emself in Sephirotic Empires?
Post: How does a sophont distinguish emself in Sephiroti...

In the society where every skill and talent can be downloaded on demand and with beings whose entire shtick is being superior than others, how can a modosophont make emself distinguishable from others...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 3 62 08-07-2022, 08:47 PM
    Thread: Are spaceships of Warhammer 40,000 design possible in OA?
Post: RE: Are spaceships of Warhammer 40,000 design poss...

stevebowers Wrote: (08-07-2022, 08:22 AM) -- Having said that, a ship under acceleration will normally take the form of a skyscraper, not a submarine. Down will be towards the tail of the ship, not t...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 14 113 08-07-2022, 05:56 PM
    Thread: How exactly do space pirates function?
Post: How exactly do space pirates function?

This has been a pet peeve of mine for a while. How exactly do these "space pirates" function? How do they attack the other ships? How do they attack other ships? What do they steal? What do they use i...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 15 131 08-07-2022, 05:44 PM
    Thread: Are spaceships of Warhammer 40,000 design possible in OA?
Post: Are spaceships of Warhammer 40,000 design possible...

For reference, the spaceships of the Imperium of Man look something like this (https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/009/500/562/small/jacek-kalinowski-fin-v1.jpg?1519333660). Of course, ...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 14 113 08-07-2022, 06:23 AM
    Thread: How would a modosophont space exploration go?
Post: How would a modosophont space exploration go?

Suppose that your Joe Neb was filled with burning desire to seek places outside the Sephirotic autopias and the direct influence of the AI Gods. E either gathers a likeminded bunch to crew a spaceship...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 3 48 08-07-2022, 04:33 AM
    Thread: By OA's metrics, which toposophic level would Doctor Manhattan be on?
Post: By OA's metrics, which toposophic level would Doct...

His kinetic powers notwithstanding, which toposophic level would Doctor Manhattan inhabit? Personally, he looks like S2 to me.
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 4 62 07-31-2022, 08:55 PM
    Thread: You've ascended to the 1st Singularity, what will you do now?
Post: RE: You've ascended to the 1st Singularity, what w...

As many others here have said it, ascensing to a higher toposophic level completely rewrites your personality and worldview, even if you some core values intact. I'm 19 now and I absolutely was not th...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 29 441 07-31-2022, 08:41 PM
    Thread: Few questions about uploading.
Post: Few questions about uploading.

1. Is it possible to view the Virch without actually uploading? As in, can I use my exoself and DNI to watch what is virtually happening without necessarily being there or being able to interact with ...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 19 148 07-18-2022, 05:00 PM
    Thread: Why is OA such a niche community?
Post: RE: Why is OA such a niche community?

extherian Wrote: (07-15-2022, 03:10 AM) -- From an editorial perspective, I feel like we have a lot of focus on high-level Sephirotic politics, which usually involves the Archai in some way. Many tal...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 15 222 07-15-2022, 06:34 AM
    Thread: Why is OA such a niche community?
Post: RE: Why is OA such a niche community?

extherian Wrote: (07-15-2022, 12:40 AM) --  Interpersonal conflict would work totally differently in a world with DNI, even if we don't take into account the enormous variety of different mental arch...
StarEmperoroftheNinthHeaven126 General Setting Discussion 15 222 07-15-2022, 01:39 AM