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User Info: ShadowFoxhound

ShadowFoxhound
8 years ago#1
I think Gearbox doesn't grasp the magnitude of the Universe they created when they decided to make humans populate 6 galaxies. Think about it, Star Wars takes place in a single galaxy and there is so much action going on in every corner of their galaxy. Mass Effect events also transpire only in the Milky Way yet so much politics and war in a grand scale is happening while interacting with other alien races. Warhammer 40k has arguably the most violent setting where war, death and destruction(think entire star systems lost to war) never stops and is always prevalent somewhere at any given time and yet it happens only in a single galaxy.

Let's say not all the planets are colonized and explored in these galaxies, the human population would still be trillion upon trillions. I can't even imagine the level of advanced technology required to traverse the great void between galaxies. How is communication even maintained between the 6 galaxies. It's mind blowing. I'm actually surprised why the gun manufacturers who wield such power has not gone to full scale war over Pandora, a planet that may hold rare alien technology and resources. I'm talking about mobilizing entire fleets when Atlas was involved. Atlas manufactured starships, hyperdrives and weapons but the only ones they sent were the crimson lance to secure extremely valuable tech. If something this important "the vault of power to unlock the mysteries of the universe" is at stake shouldn't companies who dominate the 6 galaxies bring more to the table.

User Info: link0099

link0099
8 years ago#2
its going on in 6 systems, not galaxies.

the galaxy is the whole, systems are groupings of planets, like out system, the solar system
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User Info: Cirrus101

Cirrus101
8 years ago#3
*shrug* you could always just assume they're colonizing british style; a little bit of land in alot of places.
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User Info: Olz83

Olz83
8 years ago#4
Given how little is really known about the Borderlands "universe", you can't really assume anything.

Maybe there was a huge colonisation that is falling apart, maybe there aren't that many populated planets, maybe most of the people are in 1 galaxy and very little of the other galaxies is populated, etc.

There is really not enough known outside of Pandora to make much of story, yet.

User Info: ShadowFoxhound

ShadowFoxhound
8 years ago#5
link0099 posted...
its going on in 6 systems, not galaxies.

the galaxy is the whole, systems are groupings of planets, like out system, the solar system


Its in the ads on the radio broacast along with the other gun companies. It says Hyperion weapons are "the most accurate in the 6 galaxies."

User Info: chaostdk

chaostdk
8 years ago#6
events in star trek take place across several galaxies, and the fiction of star trek has arguably the most sociable group of people (barring certain exceptions). just sayin.

User Info: sintygypsy

sintygypsy
8 years ago#7
Events in star trek do NOT take place in several galaxies, the mention of other galaxies in star trek is immensely rare. It took like 2 decades for Voyager to make it out of just one quadrant of the milky way. Star Wars takes place in one galaxy, but the space between theirs and the next is immense and even at those speeds would take years. The Vong were from another galaxy and it took them a long time to get there.

having said that, its likely systems inside the same galaxy, solar systems, different planets relatively close together and it would be awesome if there were quick changes to the other planets in the game. A few maps on one planet, a few on all the others. Its entirely possible for the other systems to be inhabited by other crazy humanoid aliens. you can be given a communications device that translates their language to yours in the game to support and fill in a plot hole lol

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User Info: ShinesmanOW

ShinesmanOW
8 years ago#8
Understandably, Hyperion isn't going to be too eager to share the information that Pandora has something special, also quite plausible that very little news gets in or out of Pandora given that it's... not a very developed world.

There are 14 known galaxies in the Milky Way system of the local group. Chances are that that number is higher, but also possible that dwarf galaxies wouldn't be counted.

By my count of the Wikipedia article (reliable... well...) there are five non-dwarf known galaxies in the Milky Way system, reclassify one of the dwarves and you'd have six. "All six" could easily just be a modest way of saying "everything" given that the human mind would probably implode trying to understand a scale larger than that.

The last statement is possibly more complicated if fairy cake is involved.

User Info: chaostdk

chaostdk
8 years ago#9
sintygypsy posted...
Events in star trek do NOT take place in several galaxies, the mention of other galaxies in star trek is immensely rare. It took like 2 decades for Voyager to make it out of just one quadrant of the milky way. Star Wars takes place in one galaxy, but the space between theirs and the next is immense and even at those speeds would take years. The Vong were from another galaxy and it took them a long time to get there.

having said that, its likely systems inside the same galaxy, solar systems, different planets relatively close together and it would be awesome if there were quick changes to the other planets in the game. A few maps on one planet, a few on all the others. Its entirely possible for the other systems to be inhabited by other crazy humanoid aliens. you can be given a communications device that translates their language to yours in the game to support and fill in a plot hole lol

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err, they actually do. the reason that its possible for them is mainly from various means of deus ex machina. wether it be the wormhole hovering by ds9, a transwarp gate guarded by the borg unimatrix, barclay fiddling with the enterprise' engines, or q twiddling his thumb.

User Info: Olz83

Olz83
8 years ago#10
chaostdk posted...

err, they actually do. the reason that its possible for them is mainly from various means of deus ex machina. wether it be the wormhole hovering by ds9, a transwarp gate guarded by the borg unimatrix, barclay fiddling with the enterprise' engines, or q twiddling his thumb.


Very, very little of Star Trek ever left the galaxy, The wormhole near ds9 took them to a different part of the galaxy, not out of it.

They divided the galaxy into 4 quadrants and almost everything we ever saw on TV or movies happened in those quadrants.
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