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Community The Agaran Menace

Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by Razey, Jan 30, 2014.

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The Agarans: Menace or Misunderstood?

  1. Menace

    403 vote(s)
    15.2%
  2. Misunderstood

    329 vote(s)
    12.4%
  3. Mushrooms

    609 vote(s)
    23.0%
  4. Malevolent, Menacing, Misunderstood Mushrooms

    1,304 vote(s)
    49.3%
  1. Thundercraft

    Thundercraft Phantasmal Quasar

    Perhaps calling it a "prevailing" theory was being too generous. However, when it was first introduced it was a rather hot topic.

    Actually, the presence of a drysap dispenser under an Agaran house was just one piece of evidence. An important piece, to be sure. But I think the most evidence for this theory was certain game lore. In particular, Greenfinger's Notes made mention of drysap. If I recall correctly, some of those mentions were peculiar and highly suggestive of a plot.
    A lot of the game lore indicates that Greenfinger was working together with Big Ape and Thornwing towards some goal(s), probably sinister in nature. Indeed, it seems that Greenfinger was (accidentally?) responsible for what happened to Earth.

    Regardless, we'll just have to play the game or stay tuned to the forums to find out. Our theories may no longer be as relevant because Cheerful Giraffe redacted some of the lore and removed some of the codexes.
     
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  2. Zebe

    Zebe Hard-To-Destroy Reptile

    I do recall the certain lore points. However, I don't see a connection strong enough to suggest that there was something between the drysap and the Agarans. But I guess that's just me.

    It's pretty much confirmed that Greenfinger is gone in 1.0 lore. Instead, it's a title given to certain floran tribe members. Much has been retconned and removed, and I have a feeling that when 1.0 come around, it'll be clear Agaran Menace is no more. I guess the writer that worked on this thing isn't even working at CF anymore...? (not sure)
     
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  3. The Squid

    The Squid Master Astronaut

    The developers did say that they'd still be updating the game, since there was a whole bunch of content they couldn't fit in the 1.0 release. But this is just me being optimistic. I doubt we'll actually see anything plot-related with the Agarans.
     
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  4. Thundercraft

    Thundercraft Phantasmal Quasar

    :saywhat: They more-or-less retconned Greenfinger? I knew that they retconned some stuff, but... that's huge!

    If they actually retconned the whole "Agaran Menace" thing, I will be quite disappointed. :nope: They intentionally built up all this mystery surrounding Agarans in order to help keep us interested while they polished the game. Was it all a big fat red herring? What about McVicar's reports? Were those retconned? They even did some official comic pages for McVicar's story. And I quite liked those comic pages.
     
  5. Zebe

    Zebe Hard-To-Destroy Reptile

    They haven't revealed much about the lore changes (besides the quite straightforward main quest/storyline, but one thing they subtly revealed was the Greenfinger thing. I feel very doubtful about other individual characters' survival in the story. We'll see what comes of Hiraki, Thornwing, etc.

    If they retcon it all away, I hope they give a word how all this would've ended. Reveal all the planned storylines that never came to be and all give the answers to the questions that were never fully explored. I think we beta folks need a some sort of closure to this. Otherwise, I'll be pretty disappointed and sad too...
     
  6. Type1Ninja

    Type1Ninja Hard-To-Destroy Reptile

    Well, I will say that the whole thing was quite a fun ride. Starbound is my second most played game on steam, and it was also the second game I joined the community for--specifically for this thread, actually. I'm glad to see Starbound "growing up," although I'll certainly miss the Agaran Menace.
     
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  7. The Squid

    The Squid Master Astronaut

    I also joined the community for this thread. I found the forums after googling "starbound Agarans" to see if they were a playable race.
     
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  8. TentaKi11

    TentaKi11 Void-Bound Voyager

  9. Jonesy

    Jonesy Sarif's Attack Kangaroo Forum Moderator

    Please note that image-only posts are discouraged under forum rules.
     
  10. Sligneris

    Sligneris Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    My, just look at what got brought back from the dead.
     
  11. Zebe

    Zebe Hard-To-Destroy Reptile

    Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Agaran R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
     
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  12. Looks like a glitch, I think that is a line one of the Florans say to you during the Ceremonial Hunting mission.
     
  13. Jonesy

    Jonesy Sarif's Attack Kangaroo Forum Moderator

    Thread necros can be acceptable if the thread is still relevant and the necro itself is on-topic. However, we do take issue when people go off-topic to call out the necro.
     
  14. Sligneris

    Sligneris Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Well, this necro call-out did stay loosely on topic. Specifically, about Agarans being basically dead.

    At the very least, it seems they're not anywhere as important as they used to be, instead being just another minor NPC race, not unlike Froggs, Shadowpeople, or Fenerox. Basically an extra mushroom flavor rather than some complicated ominous mystery. Whether it's for better or worse, I guess it's up for individual taste.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2017
  15. Shaadaris

    Shaadaris Existential Complex

    I'd say worse.
    I mean, this whole thread was made, assets built for the game, codexes written, and dev blogs made about this to hype up the Agarans as a big deal.
    ...and then nothing.
    Just like another 4/5 of the content that had a lot of potential and was randomly scrapped in the big lore-crash update.
     
  16. The Squid

    The Squid Master Astronaut

    Agarans are just technically florans with hats
    but in my heart they're so much more
     
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