bugle_truffle1 Posted March 23, 2012 Report Share Posted March 23, 2012 You got it wrong. The man fault with the game's story is that the Sludge Bandits who were originally the guys who were causing all the interplanetary pollution. Quirk, whose codename was “Dung Heap,” was merely a tool to help them dump their waste. That's the other thing I'm unclear about: why is Quirk dumping all this stuff in the first place? Is it because Genetix bribed him to dump the stuff for them, or was it because the Sludge Bandits the sludge bandits were bribing him for the same reason? In either case, the game doesn't explain why Quirk was dealing with the Sludge Bandits. If Genetix didn't bribe Quirk to dump the stuff, were they bribing him to keep quiet about their miserable failure? The problem with this story transition is that I was led to believe that the Sludge Bandits polluting the universe in general were the real threat: that was Wankmeister's real mission. Right when the Primordial Soup plot point kicks in, the Sludge Bandits are no longer important or a threat: it's the Soup and those infected by it who are.Starcon does not know the identity of this entity that dumps toxic waste on planets, so they coined the term "Sludge Bandits" to describe that mysterious entity, which happen to be Quirk. Genetix had a warehouse of useless goop and bribed Quirk to get rid of it. There is no mysterious organization dumping waste on planets, it was Quirk all along. And before you mention it, that brown alien in the intercepted transmission is no bandit, he works for Genetix, try visiting it at the start of the game (the coordinate are always the same.) What happened to all the scientists in the Genetix station? Did they turn into Pukoid pirates, or did they die off? I tried to find out what was going on from reading the records: sections of the ship were ejected (the Primordial Soup canisters?) and a “scuttling” process was occurring.Or they beamed on their ship and left. Never to be seen again. What I want to know is who were the guys who attacked the Goliath in the first place. The Sludge Bandits, or the other Pukoids? It would make sense if the Sludge Bandits did it just to spite Quirk for lack of payment, but even more disturbing if was caused by other Pukoids who are still lurking out there.The Goliath was attacked by the mutated colonists. If you contact Starcon before beaming on Klorox 2, Quirk says he's busy with a shuttle rescue mission, and in the logs on Klorox 2 you discover that the mutants headed for their shuttle when they were done infecting the colony. That means that the Sludge Bandits and Pukoids are still a threat to the universe and have more reserves of Primordial Soup canisters to dump, and the game finished before the real threat was resolved!!!!! I mean, I felt like the game only just got started after Quirk and his crew turned into Pukoids: he's just a minor setback, the REAL threat is still out there, in the form of other Pukoids and the Sludge Bandits!Quirk is dead. There are no bandits. All mutants got aboard the Goliath and were cured. The only remaining threat is Primordial Soup canisters dumped in space or inhabited planets, awaiting to be discovered. -Quirk suddenly becomes a megalomaniac Pukoid who has a really uncontrollable desire to turn everyone in the universe into Pukoids. Virus and parasites tend to do that to their host. The Virtual Broomcloset site's description of Quirk claims that he is “assumed dead,” which means he may still be alive.It means he's dead, until someone use magic to resurrect him, like it stupidly happens all the time in comics, cartoons and video games. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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