Quote from: [cancerblack] on Aug 12, 2022, 09:28:40 PMYeah but that's not actually the worst part, it's the implication of how stupid everyone else is for not putting the connections together. What with their giant glowing Engineer runes and all and the fact that these ancient ruins are (unfortunately) supposed to be really common.
If I remember right, some of that is roundabout "studio mandate" kind of stuff, based on what Gaska told me at one point. I might be misremembering, but it was something like that the only way he was even able to include semi-sentient races like the Arcturians/Arctura or whatever was by connecting them to the Engineers for some reason. I can ask him for clarification whenever he's not busy.
Edit-- I asked him, we'll see what happens.
Edit-- got a response:
Short version is there was a studio mandate that the only sentient extraterrestrials are humans and Engineers, and he was told that if he wanted to put them in the book and make them sentient that they'd have to be near-human. Since Engineers made humans, it would stand to reason that they made anything genetically close to humans as well.
Apparently the upcoming Colony expansion will reference the Arcturians and expand on them as well.