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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:27 pm 
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That actually reminds me of something I noticed earlier: in 3rd millennium apparently they have nearly no chairs, because characters stand around a lot. It's something I find weird. Why do they stand around like that? I can understand standing while looking at tactical screen or something, but engineers and scientists apparently also stand while working. It's weird. Prolonged standing is tiring, and I can't imagine how could anyone focus on demanding task after standing for few hours. There were exceptions, but those were exceedingly rare.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:34 am 
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We're just finishing a fad for standing desks in today's business world, so maybe the 31st century still has fads.


Could also be because it's easier to get a sense of action and/or tension if the characters are standing instead of sitting.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:48 am 
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Personally, I'm going to go with "It's easier to draw" myself xD


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:17 am 
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Restless Soul wrote:
Personally, I'm going to go with "It's easier to draw" myself xD


Thurl used to sit a lot.
I'm going with it's supposed to be a fighting ship. Also, it's probably easier to manage a larger square footage of controls, and share those controls with a larger team, if you're standing, rather than sitting.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:55 am 
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1. Generated gravity is set a little lower

2. Less time in the gym spent exercising.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Turns out that's the "really really hard thinking" chair.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:06 pm 
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If Tagon pulls this off he's going to need another addition to his file in the recommended reading for naval intelligence folder.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:27 pm 
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They have inertics and gravitics. If those fail, a chair won't save you from becoming strawberry jam.

As for Tagon's strategizing, they have a captured missile cloud.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:53 pm 
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I'm thinking the answer is to abscond with the corpses to a safer venue for resurrection.

Or, bootstrap the corpse-recovery using one-button tools.
The engineer reworks the hammock so their fabbers can make it...
Then the engineer wakes up the next competent individual...
Then the engineer and that one next competent individual pick two more competent individuals to wake up...

Meanwhile the Toughs leave, confident the job is complete, assistance has been rendered, and they are no longer needed.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:03 am 
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M[i]ech wrote:
That actually reminds me of something I noticed earlier: in 3rd millennium apparently they have nearly no chairs, because characters stand around a lot. It's something I find weird. Why do they stand around like that? I can understand standing while looking at tactical screen or something, but engineers and scientists apparently also stand while working. It's weird. Prolonged standing is tiring, and I can't imagine how could anyone focus on demanding task after standing for few hours. There were exceptions, but those were exceedingly rare.



They have plenty of chairs. They had the sofa in front of the TV and plenty in the various ships messes. The first ship the Kitesfear had a command chair but since then all there ships have had A.I and nearly no bridge controls while shuttles and tanks have seats. The analyst's have all been shown to have chairs at there workstations in the various ships since they joined as well.

As to standing being tiring all of them are boosted so I doubt that they suffer from that as much or at all compared to us.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:29 am 
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ushio wrote:
As to standing being tiring all of them are boosted so I doubt that they suffer from that as much or at all compared to us.

As well, quite a number of us non-boosted folk don't find standing to be very tiring at all...



I mean I find standing still to be intolerably painful within a few seconds of doing it, but I injured my leg years and years ago, so standing still makes it fall asleep. But I find walking about while working to be perfectly fine (and a bit enjoyable as I can't sit for very long either).


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:27 pm 
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We are still in part one. When do we go to part two?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:22 am 
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Eh, probably just an oversight by Howard - I have some vague recollections of the "current part" lagging before.


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