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(07-12-2019, 08:55 PM)extherian Wrote: Welcome to the forums! I've always found that the Deep Night Runners make Terragen worship of the Archai seem kind of hilarious. The Lord of Rays is nothing compared to these guys.

For me, the most interesting aspect of the 'transcendent god-intellects' part of the setting is that for all their superiority, they still choose to live alongside lesser beings like modosophonts and transapients. What benefit they could possibly gain from doing so is left up to the reader to decide, but it does challenge your attitudes about 'lesser' and 'greater' beings when the latter seem to show genuine respect to the former.

I like the tide pool metaphor the guys on here use, that there are entities out there that make S6s look like guppies. Love it. 

But that's what's so great about the setting. No booga wooga skynet, and neither is it paradise. There's a certain respect for mundanity that makes OA feel so alive. A trans-singularian entity wouldn't remake reality from scratch, there'd still be nature, silence, banality, everyday life, and these entities would adapt to that, and not the other way around. It avoids extremes, like reality does.

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Keep it up - by Yiwen - 07-12-2019, 01:07 AM
RE: Keep it up - by extherian - 07-12-2019, 08:55 PM
RE: Keep it up - by Yiwen - 07-13-2019, 04:55 AM
RE: Keep it up - by Madine - 07-13-2019, 04:54 AM

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