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RoyalGuard
07-04-2002, 05:05 PM
Like Microsoft pumping out an almost identical version of windows and changing a name, we come to the next level of StarWars trivia gaming!

Old hands need only see the What's New? section below. New players please read the full rules:

This is a forum quiz.

The basic format is similar to the 1.1 thread. I'll post a main question, which will require knowledge of the Star Wars universe to answer. Players then have to post an answer to the question. Players are awarded scores for a correct answer, with the player that answers soonest receiving the most points, the second fastest person receiving slightly less points and so on.

Players also have the opportunity of answering one of five bonus questions. Along with each main question, I will set a bonus question to be answered by each of the main scorers (answers 1-5). If this question is answered by the player in the appropriate place, they will receive a number of bonus points relating to the challenge of the question.

As you have to answer the bonus question relating to your scoring position (i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th) I suggest posting your answer to the main question first, and then posting your answer to the bonus question in a seperate post. That will prevent any problems in the event of near-simultaneous posting.

Here's how you score for answering the main question:

1st to answer receives 6 points.
2nd to answer receives 4 points
3rd to answer receives 3 points
4th to answer receives 2 points
5th to answer receives 1 point.
6th+ to answer receives 1 point BUT may not answer a bonus question for more points.

All of the bonus questions and the main question will have a common theme (the theme for the first question is Droids for example). I will also award a discretionary bonus point for relevant, interesting and funny background knowledge above and beyond the call of duty. Please put that in your bonus question post...

The question will be open for a period of time between 24 and 48 hours. I will update the question at various times to prevent an advantage being gained for living in a particular time zone. At each update I will create a ranking showing the current scores, with the usual(ly irrelevant) commentary on how the leadership race is going. Good luck!

So What's New?

Not a lot actually, I just updated how bonus questions work to stop one person grabbing all the bonus points in one go, and to add an element of strategy to where you post in the 2nd - 4th range as well as allowing those who answer 6th+ to get a single consolation point (but they don't have the opportunity to answer a bonus question for more points).

Bonus questions now work on an individual basis, I will set a bonus question for each place (1st, 2nd etc.) When you know which place you have for answering the main question, you can answer the question set for your place for the extra points listed for that question. The more points a question is worth, the more difficult/obscure it will be.

All of the bonus questions and the main question will have a common theme (the theme for the first question is Droids for example). I will also award a discretionary bonus point for relevant, interesting and funny background knowledge above and beyond the call of duty. Please put that in your bonus question post...

RoyalGuard
07-04-2002, 05:18 PM
Last Question's Answers: n/a

Points for last question: n/a

Current rankings: n/a

Question's Theme: Droids

Main Question 1:

Provide the Droid designation of the tall black assassin droid assigned to capture Han Solo in the Empire Strikes Back (nice easy one there!)

1st place bonus question: Give the designation of Zuckuss' droid partner. - 1 point

2nd place bonus question: Multiple copies of the assassin droid mentioned in the main question were made. How many where there? - 1 point

3rd place bonus question: In the X-wing series of Novels, what was the designation of Wedge's astromech droid, what was it's nickname and how did the droid get that nickname? - up to 3 points

4th place bonus question: In the novel, New Rebellion, droids are used as bombs. Name the mechanic, native to Tatooine, who discovered the plot and travelled to the droid construction world to find out more. - 2 points

5th place bonus question: By what name are the courier droids on Imperial ships and space stations commonly called (they look like small black boxes on wheels). - 1 point

Wraith 8
07-04-2002, 06:09 PM
Main Question 1:
IG-88

this assassin droid, manufactured by Holowan Mechanicals to specifications provided by Imperial Supervisor Gurdun, was one of the first five droids to enhance its sentience and escape from the Holowan Laboratories. The first IG-series droid recognized itself as IG-88, when a sudden flash of sentience ran wild in its memory banks. After killing all of Halowan scientists on the IG project. IG-88 downloaded its complete programming into the other four droids. Three of the four were exact copies, and they designated themselves IG-88B, IG-88C, and IG-88D, with the first droid assuming the designation IG-88A. The fifth droid was flawed,and recognized itself as IG-72. After killing more than twenty Holowan employees during their escape, the IG-88s and IG-72 parted company. The IG-88s fled to the Galactic Core, landing on Mechis III to plot their domination of the galaxy, and began working toward hunting down its designers. Their escape from the Holowan labs forced Supervisor Gurdun to issue a "dismantle on sight" mandate against the droids. IG-88 intercepted this order and felt that, if it could eliminate its designers, then they couldn't find a way to deactivate him. This would ensure that they were unstoppable when they launched their assault on the galaxy. The IG-88 droids became obsessed with Darth Vader when the Dark Lord of the Sith developed the Viper probe droid. Manufactured on Mechis III, the Vipers were given extra programming that made them IG-88's advanced scouts. In order to avoid notice, the droids sent IG-88B into the galaxy as a bounty hunter, hoping to draw attention away from Mechis III. IG-88B was efficiently successful, and grew in reputation until he was commissioned by Darth Vader to hunt down the Millennium Falcon. After stealing the data stored in the computer core of the Executor, IG-88 realized that it could upload Itself into the computer core of the second Death Star and take control of the weapon. This would ensure that it could not be stopped in taking over the galaxy. IG-88B was destroyed on Cloud City, trying to intercept Han Solo. IG-88C and IG-88D was destroyed over Tatooine, trying to take Solo's body from Boba Fett. IG-88A managed to complete its mission, insinuating itself into a faked computer core which ended up installed in the second Death Star. IG-88A planned to allow the Imperials to control the station so a short time, lulling them into a sense of security before taking control for itself. When the Alliance attacked at Endor, IG-88A felt confident that the Imperials would destroy the small fleet, but this assumption proved wrong. IG-88A was destroyed with the Death Star. One of the IG-88 droids somehow returned to Mechis III, where it was discovered by Jaina Solo. Knowing the droid's bounty hunting ability, she reprogrammed it to search out Bornan Thul.

1st place bonus question: 4-LOM
http://www.starwars.stopklatka.pl/images/4-lom-1.jpg

setsuko
07-04-2002, 06:11 PM
Yup, it's IG-88 alright. But is he really black? I remember him more as, well, grey.

Wraith 8
07-04-2002, 06:22 PM
http://www.artoosnews.com/artooscustoms/imagearchive/images/characters/misc/ig-88.jpg

Darth Evad
07-04-2002, 06:41 PM
IG-88.

Ewok Hunter
07-05-2002, 12:19 AM
Ig-88, the problem with this new bonus system is that i know the answers to all the bonuses but the one I get. i do remember that the bombs had the imperial insignia on them and were only in the new x-wings. the bomb in lukes x-wing made him have to land on some deserted planet where he used somesort of pre-bacta healing stuff on his injuries from the bomb. if i remember correctly the bomb was triggered by somthing having to do with entering a certain comand. I know that it was wedge who ordered the replacement of all the x-wings with newer models.

Ewok Hunter
07-05-2002, 04:05 AM
found it:) it was Cole Fardreamer who found it when he was replacing the computer on luke's old x-wing and the planet was almania. and wraith, IG-72 wasn't defective; he was just an older model ;). after leaving halowan, Ig72 also persued bounty hunting. he was moderately sucsessful until he accepted the job to get Adar Tallon with the help of a few other bounty hunters, including Jodo Kast. his body was damaged, but he was able to move his information to another droid and found IG88's empty body a while later and was able to live on. also, some theories say that IG-88 B wasn't destroyed on Bespin; rather the attack made it so he couln't contact after his first warning. FYI they killed 33 halowan workers.

and since Wraith didn't expand more on 4-Lom:
rogue droid bounty hunter conscripted by Darth Vader to find the Millennium Falcon, it was one of the first LOM-series protocol droids ever prodcued. 4-LOM was purchased for service as an interpreter on the Kuari Princess. He was equipped with a TranLang III communications module so that he could interface between the ship's guests and its computer. Because both 4-LOM and the ship's computer knew the exact locations of the passengers' valuables, they began simulating the "perfect theft." However, both of them soon began to discover how to alter the other's programming, and a series of thefts began to be reported aboard the Princess. One of the first such thefts was that of the Ankarres Sapphire, stolen from Dom Pricina. 4-LOM initially took the stone to protect it from Dom Pricina's careless handling of the stone. However, 4-LOM realized that most humans were careless as Dom Pricina had been, and taking the stone opened up new programming routines to 4-LOM. The continued interaction between 4-LOM and the ship's computer enhanced and widened the droid's own sentience, and 4-LOM began to grow bored of the simple thefts. 4-LOM left the ship when it t made port, and began working as an information broker and master thief. He worked for Jabba the Hutt for a while, and the Hutt eventually made 4-LOM a deal it couldn't refuse: in return for a complete refit that would allow the droid to perform violent actions, 4-LOM would agree to become one of Jabba's personal bounty hunters. Jabba paired 4-LOM with Zuckuss, and the two became Jabba's favorite hunters. 4-LOM became obsessed with learning how to use intuition, and studied Zuckuss during the Gand's mediations. 4-LOM even thought about trying to understand the Force. When Vader put out the bounty on Han Solo's head, Jabba sent the two to the Executor as unofficial emissaries to the Empire. Note that, although The Essential Guide to Characters indicates Jabba sent them, Tales of the Bounty Hunters tells that the two sought out Vader after Zuckuss discovered the bounty during a meditative trance. The droid and the Gand never got involved with the hunt for Solo, as they discovered that the Alliance would help them more than the Empire. They eventually joined the Alliance, after saving the crew of the Bright Hope near Hoth. While waiting for Zuckuss' lungs to heal, 4-LOM had a form of prescient insight, and thought he saw himself working with a group of Jedi trainees. Once Zuckuss' lungs healed, the pair left to intercept Boba Fett and recover Solo. Even though Boba Fett was the one to capture Solo, the other bounty hunters tracked Fett to try and bargain with him. Led by Bossk, 4-LOM and the others intercepted Fett at Gall. Fett managed to escape, but 4-LOM was disabled and left in the hold of Slave I. When 4-LOM reactivated itself, it signaled the others to give them Fett's location. However, Fett discovered the transmission and shot 4-LOM through the head. Fett then used the inert droid as a stand-in for Han Solo's frozen form, and he used Zuckuss for a stand-in of himself. Fett sent them out of Slave I on Tatooine, to draw off any of Jabba's minions who would have stolen Solo's body and claimed the bounty themselves. Zuckuss later managed to get 4-LOM repaired, but the memory wipe required to reactivate its droid brain left 4-LOM without any semblance of its former personality. The droid no longer felt that it needed a partner, although it chose to work with Zuckuss during the capture of Drawmas Sma'da because it needed a partner to carry out the capture from theforce.net's encyclopedia

Ewok Hunter
07-05-2002, 04:26 AM
whops, explosive droids not x-wings. oh well, same person. info:
this young man was a native of the planet Tatooine, and grew up after Luke Skywalker had become a hero of the Alliance. Like many youths of his time, he grew up hoping to follow in Luke's footsteps. He began tinkering with landspeeders and skyhoppers, making a name for himself as a repairman. His dreams would have died, when he learned that much of Luke's success was due to the Force, except for the taunts he continually received from his peers. Their jeers only hardened his resolve, and he left Tatooine to become a mechanic for the New Republic on Coruscant. His abilities quickly earned him the respect and admiration of his superiors, and he was generally regarded as being on par with the Kloperians. It was Cole who was spotted by Skywalker, when he came to investigate the status of his X-Wing. Finding it dismantled for refitting, Luke demanded the Cole put it back together. In doing so, Cole discovered a detonation device in the new flight computer. Taking the initiative, Cole investigated all of the X-Wings, including the newer models. Similar detonation devices were in all of the New Republic's X-Wings, and despite the lack of support from the Kloperians, Cole persisted. He drew the attention of Wedge Antilles, who understood what Cole had discovered, and allowed Cole to continue his investigation. However, he became entangled with R2-D2 and C-3PO, and found himself in a stolen transport destined for Telti. It was there that he discovered Brakiss' droid factory, and the detonators being installed within them. He managed to get a message back to the New Republic, and got them to deactivate their droids. With the help of R2-D2 and C-3PO, he was able to drive Brakiss's droid troops away and forced Brakiss off Telti, eliminating the threat of more rigged droids

the planet was telti:this desert moon orbits an unspecified world far from the galactic community. It has no atmosphere and supports no known life, but was a source of many different metals and ores needed throughout the galaxy. A mining colony was established on Telti, with special environment domes allowing the miners to exist on the moon. The mining colony supported the Empire only under duress, and went bankrupt after the Battle of Endor. Years later, Brakiss established a droid manufacturing facility there, funded by Dolph and structured to produce droids which would explode when hidden detonators were triggered by a remote signal. It was on Telti that Cole Fardreamer, with the help of R2-D2 and C-3PO, exposed Brakiss' part in Dolphs' plans. Brakiss fled the moon, rather than face the New Republic and Luke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker and Brakiss met several years later on Telti, in an attempt to come to terms with each other. The meeting was a failure, and opened the rift between them even farther
also the method for bonuses needs to be changed, Wraith gave away the answer to the 2nd bonus in his additional info. questions like the one about Mynock/r5-c2/r5-g8/gate which are not related to the main question are better. oh, and i'm not sure if I compleatly agree wiht the poit distribution for the bonuses, the 3 point one should be for people who are in the later half and the most difficult bonus should be first with a lower point value. can you sense that i'm bitter/envious.

DashRendar1
07-05-2002, 11:04 AM
The droid is IG-88, it was made at the Holowan Labs. It broke loose with the other Ig-88s and they became bounty hunters.

3rd place

Wedge's droid was R5-G8. It was called "Mynock" because according to its previous owner, it screamed a lot, just like a mynock. Wedge later had its memory wiped, and designated his droid "Gate"

RoyalGuard
07-05-2002, 05:32 PM
hmm, ok a bit of confusion here...

Dash, you answered in 5th place (behind Wraith, Setsuko, Darth Evad and Ewok Hunter) so you have to answer the 5th place bonus question - the one about the courier droid.

You don't choose which question you answer, the bonus question chooses you!

and Ewok_hunter, the bonus questions were carefully orchestrated this way for a reason: it is now possible for 3rd place to get more points than 2nd, IF they know the full answer to the bonus question...

oh and Wraith 8 - please watch your extra info posts to make sure they don't inadvertantly answer a bonus question...

Ewok Hunter
07-06-2002, 03:45 AM
Sure, but I'm still not sure of the point distribution, with all the bonuses except the extra info it is:
1st -7
2nd - 5
3rd -7 :mad:
4th -5 :eek:
5th - 2:rolleyes:
6+ - 1
that's a 2 point penalty to answering 2nd compared to third! it is also as many points as answering first:confused: . and then the 5th person get just as many points as the 2nd person. and then after all the going back and forth of high point values it suddenly drops to 2. if the 3rd person can get as many points as the 1st why is there such a large difference between 4th and 5th? Just some thoughts on the scoring.:ewok:

RoyalGuard
07-06-2002, 07:50 PM
Ewok Hunter, 3rd place gets a maximum of 6, 3 + 3...
like the new avatar btw...

OK answers to the last questions...

Main Question:

IG-88

Bonus 1: 4-LOM
Bonus 2: There were 4 IG-88s produced, A through D
Bonus 3: R5-G8, Mynock (later Gate) so called because he screamed like one...
Bonus 4: Cole Fardreamer
Bonus 5: 'Mouse Droids'

The extra bonus point goes to Ewok Hunter for two reasons: 1.) sheer amount of info given and 2.) Not answering someelses bonus questions whilst giving it (Wraith 8!)

So points scored this round are:
1st - Wraith 8, 6+1 = 7 points
2nd - Setsuko, 4 points
3rd - Darth Evad, 3 points
4th - Ewok Hunter, 2+2+1 = 5 points
5th - DashRendar1, 1 point

Which puts the first rankings of the new era thus:

1st - Wraith 8 (7)
2nd - Ewok Hunter (5)
3rd - Setsuko (4)
4th - Darth Evad (3)
5th - DashRendar1 (1)

Question 2: all on the Hutts

Main Question: What is the Hutt homeworld?
Bonus 1: Which clan did Jabba the hutt come from? (1 point)
Bonus 2: What was the name of Jabba's hutt competitior on Tatooine in the Phantom Menace era? (seen at the Boonta Eve) (2 points)
Bonus 3: Name the Hutt who aided Leia and Jacen Solo on Duros in Balance Point, and give a short account of his death... (3 points)
Bonus 4: Name Jabba's Kowakian Monkey Lizard pet. (2 points)
Bonus 5: Jabba's bloodline had a peculiar personality trait, what was it (Hint: Leia).

good luck all...

Ewok Hunter
07-07-2002, 02:07 AM
Nal hutta, extra info:
planet in the Corellian sector, it was colonized by the Hutts and is the birthplace of Jabba the Hutt. The name "Nal Hutta" means "glorious jewel" in Huttese, which described its setting near a radioactive nebula. The planet, located in the Y'Toub System, was at one time known as Evocar, and was inhabited by the Evocii race. The Hutts, fleeing the desolation of Varl, settled on Evocar as a suitable home. They began trading technology to the Evocci for land, and continued to do so until they owned most of the planet. The Evocii realized what was happening, but too late. The Hutts began construction on a multitude of palaces and pleasure sites before the Evocii could do anything about. Their appeals to the Old Republic were taken seriously, but the contracts they signed with the Hutts were ironclad in favor of the Hutts. Even the Jedi Knights were powerless. The Hutts forced them off the planet and onto Nar Shaddaa, where they were eventually mutated over the years by the various technologies in use on the moon. The planet is ruled by the oldest Hutt families, who control Nar Shaddaa from their homes. The planet is huge, but it has no natural heavy metals. Thus, its density is less than expected. Its day lasts 87 standard hours, and its year is 413 local days in duration. What remains of the planet's natural landscape is flat, marshy bogs. In the aftermath of the Battle of Fondor and the duplicitous actions of Borga the Hutt, the Yuuzhan Vong targetted Nal Hutta for destruction. The Vong bombarded the planet from a remote location, although many of the missiles exploded in the atmosphere

Ewok Hunter
07-07-2002, 02:41 AM
jabba's full name was Jabba Desilijic Tiure more info, I don't belive that this steps on anyones toes:( :
one of the galaxy's most infamous crimelords, Jabba was a slug-like Hutt. He was sired by Zorba the Hutt on the planet Nal Hutta, about 600 years before he set up shop on Tatooine. Like most Hutts, Jabba had a huge, bloated body which must be moved on repulsorlift devices. This made Jabba appear immobile and defenseless, but he was also highly resourceful and cunning. During his early years as a thief and smuggler, Jabba worked with Ephant Mon, and once saved Ephant's life during an Imperial raid. When his father was imprisoned for improper business conduct, Jabba became the heir apparent to the Desilijic leader, Jiliac. They worked trielessly to expand Desilijic's horizon, but Jiliac's untimely pregnancy stalled Jabba's ambitions. When Durga the Hutt challenged Jiliac to combat under the Old Law, Jabba used the opportunity to assassinate Jiliac's offspring just as the old Hutt was killed by Durga. Jabba the assumed control of Desilijic. At the height of the New Order, Jabba had become the Outer Rim's most notorious crime lord, controlling most of the smuggling, spice shipments, loan sharking, and murders in that territory. He was a major player in the illegal movement of glitterstim spice, and was constantly in powerplays with Moruth Doole over command of the market. Jabba had a working relationship with Han Solo, which centered around the delivery of smuggled spice from Kessel. When Han had to dump a shipment and escape from the Imperials, he could not repay Jabba, and so Jabba placed a death mark on Solo's head. Jabba employed his own set of bounty hunters to find Solo, thus keeping some of the reward money in-house. When Boba Fett returned Solo to Jabba, in a block of frozen carbonite, Jabba was ecstatic, and had the frozen Solo hung as a wall decoration. This capture of Solo led to a reprisal from Solo's new-found friends on the Alliance, and Jabba was killed when he tried to have Solo and Luke Skywalker put to death in the belly of the Sarlacc which resided in the Great Pit of Carkoon. Luke used the Force and a little luck to rescue Han, while Princess Leia strangled Jabba with the chain he kept linked around her neck. Following Jabba's demise, no one could find his will, and his palace was left empty. It was overrun with Ranats, until Zorba the Hutt returned to take ownership of it and Jabba's other possessions. At his largest, Jabba measured 3.9 meters in length
A loathsome slug of a gangster, Jabba the Hutt was the preeminent kingpin of crime in the Outer Rim Territories. Basing his operations out of Tatooine, the Hutt had his pudgy fingers in a number of lucrative and unsavory rackets -- slavery, gunrunning, spice-smuggling, extortion and more.

Jabba's physical appearance was as repulsive as his decadence. A hefty Hutt, Jabba resembled a worm-like slug, with a legless, tapered body coated in slime. A wide, drooling toothless grin split his flat face, and two yellow-red reptilian eyes stared covetously from his immense head. Jabba surrounded himself with the shiftless dregs of society, ensuring his protection with a screen of henchmen and hired guns. He lived in an opulent if sand-scarred palace out in the Tatooine deserts.

To spread his influence and business across the Outer Rim, Jabba employed a number of smugglers to traffic his illicit goods. One of the best starpilots on his payroll was a young Corellian named Han Solo. Solo's luck ran out while running a shipment of Kessel spice, and his freighter, the Millennium Falcon was boarded by an Imperial patrol. With no options, Han jettisoned Jabba's cargo into space.

The Hutt was livid. He demanded compensation for his lost cargo. When Solo failed to provide the credits, Jabba sicced his bounty hunters after him. One of the first, a bumbling Rodian named Greedo, failed miserably and ended up fried in a seedy Mos Eisley cantina. Jabba then tried to smooth things with Solo by trying to play the fatherly patron. It was all a ruse, and Solo knew it. That Jabba showed up with the deadly bounty hunter Boba Fett in his party indicated to Solo that time was running out.

Weeks passed, then months. Still, Solo had not paid off the crime lord, as he was drawn deeper into the Galactic Civil War and assisting the Rebel Alliance. Jabba, never one to be interested in political ideals or civil wars, saw this as no excuse. More bounty hunters came. One nearly bagged the price on Han's head in a run-in on Ord Mantell.

Ultimately, it was Boba Fett who tracked down the Corellian. Fett delivered Solo, frozen in carbonite, to Jabba's palace in return for a large bounty. Solo, once an extraordinary pilot, smuggler, and soldier in the Rebel Alliance, was now little more than wall decoration for a grotesque crime lord.

It wasn't long before Solo's friends attempted a rescue. Spearheaded by Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi, this mission brought C-3PO, Princess Leia Organa, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian and R2-D2 into Jabba's dark palace. After a seeming failure in which the Rebels were held as Jabba's prisoners, Skywalker turned his would-be execution in the Dune Sea into a surprise attack.

Jabba's enforcers were no match for a group of determined Rebels led by a Jedi Knight. Princess Leia Organa, who had been subjected to the humiliation of being one of Jabba's slave girls, instead used the chain that bound her to strangle the Hutt. Using all her strength, Leia drove the chain deeper into Jabba's gullet, cutting off his air. Aboard his luxurious sail barge out in the desert sands, Jabba breathed his last fetid breath. His body was consumed by the flames that exploded from the sail barge as the Rebels raced for freedom.

Jabba's ascent to the head of the Desilijic crime family was a long and duplicitous one, but Hutts are long lived with patience to match their bulk. Jabba, whose full name is Jabba Desilijic Tiure, inherited much from his shiftless father Zorba, whose constant prison sentences did not mark him as a competent leader. Though Jabba did gain much from Zorba's losses, most of his wealth came from successes earned in the long-standing rivalry between the Desilijic and Besadii crime families.

By the age of 600, Jabba was the Hutt to be reckoned with, carving out a sizable criminal empire in the Outer Rim Territories. Though the legendary Black Sun syndicate operated throughout the Core and surrounding regions, it permitted Jabba and his fellow Hutts considerable freedom in the Outer Rim.

Jabba transplanted Desilijic operations from Nal Hutta to Tatooine, a backwater desert planet he began to think of as home. He built his palace around an ancient monastery of the B'omarr monks.

Jabba's deceptiveness was legendary among his throng. For instance, when he chose to hire Gamorreans as his enforcers, he had to follow Gamorrean tradition and best the pig-like warriors in combat. While the Hutt may be able to defeat a single Gamorrean in hand-to-hand combat, a dozen Gamorreans was more than he cared to handle. Instead, Jabba challenged the dim-witted pig-guards to blindfolded combat, claiming that he could defeat all of them. The guards accepted, and once they were blindfolded, 20 of Jabba's armed henchmen brutally attacked the Gamorreans. When the dust cleared, the blindfolds were revealed, and Jabba, bearing cosmetic scars, claimed victory. The Gamorreans, including Ortugg the axeman, served him loyally ever since.

don't take it personally but I think that first bonus is too easy, the first person to answer is very likely to get all 7 points. make it a difficult question that is still worth only 1 point.;)

Ewok Hunter
07-07-2002, 03:47 AM
oh BTW I was browsing the boards and found annother trivia thread (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=65801) go check it out.

MikeC
07-08-2002, 04:55 AM
Ya know, I might actually have a chance at answering some of these if I ever got my damn computer fixed.

*&$% Dell and there *&$% $*%& so called "tech support". It's been over 6 weeks now since my computer died and they STILL haven't got their heads pulled out of their *$& yet.

Sorry, just needed to vent a little.

Ewok Hunter
07-08-2002, 05:54 AM
Originally posted by MikeC
Ya know, I might actually have a chance at answering some of these if I ever got my damn computer fixed.

*&$% Dell and there *&$% $*%& so called "tech support". It's been over 6 weeks now since my computer died and they STILL haven't got their heads pulled out of their *$& yet.

Sorry, just needed to vent a little.
so your answer is that the hutt homeplanet is venting:D

DashRendar1
07-08-2002, 10:00 AM
Actually the original Hutt homeworld was Varl. However, they moved to a new planet took over the natives and called it Nal Hutta, or "Glorious Jewel"

Bonus 2: I believe it is Gardulla the Hutt

Ewok Hunter
07-08-2002, 10:20 AM
whops... forgot about that. so Royal Guard, how do the bonuses work if there are wrong answers mixed with the correct ones?

Wraith 8
07-08-2002, 05:20 PM
Varl
original homeworld of the Hutt race, it is part of the Ardos system. Once a luch, forested paradise, Varl is now a cratered which no longer has the necessary resources to maintain itself. The Hutts have a legend that says the planet was killed when Ardos' twin star, Evona, was sucked into a black hole. Hutt legends maintained that Ardos and Evona were lovers, and that the many planets in the system were their children. When the black hole consumed Evona and many of the system's planets, legends say Ardos became enraged and began to self-destruct. This led to Ardos' shedding of incredible amounts of radioactive material and shrinking to become a white dwarf. At this point, the Hutts no longer felt Ardos a worthy god, and abandoned. The fact that Ardos and Varl still exist is an astrophysical impossibility. Some scientists theorizes that the Hutts devastated the planet in a civil war. The Hutts left the dying planet and established colony worlds elsewhere, including Nal Hutta.

im still looking for the bonus

RoyalGuard
07-09-2002, 12:15 AM
hmm, indeed there is needless confusion on this point, partially my fault for not being clear...

points go to the CORRECT answers, and you answer the bonus question that applies to your place in the correct answer list...

This means that DashRendar1 currently is answering the wrong question, and Wraith 8 is looking up the answer to the wrong question (probably).

I'll let Dash and Wraith both answer their bonus questions again, as the confusion is my fault.

Ewok Hunter will (probably) receive the bonus point for extra info. but won't get any other points...

The question will stay open another day so people can sort themselves out.

and MikeC, next time you vent, chuck in an answer as well :D

Ewok Hunter
07-09-2002, 03:28 AM
you didn't say their orriginal homeworld though :( as wraith showed in his info on Varl, the Hutts totally abandoned it. in the SW galaxy, are the various types of humans all refred to have their home be the, as of yet unmentioned, planet where humans crawled out of the sea; or, as it is common practice in the Sw galaxy they are refered to by the planet they were born on. if someone was born of 2 correlian parents on naboo, but both parents died before teaching any correlian manerisms, and the child was thus brought up Naboo style, would he/she refer to him/herself as correlian or as a Naboo? :rolleyes:but, since you won't accept nal Hutta, it is Varl. :D

Jan Gaarni
07-09-2002, 04:30 AM
Not to be harsh, Ewok Hunter, but you have already replied. Sorry. :rolleyes:

Anyway, the homeworld where the species come from is Varl, a planet in the Ardos system.

Bonus point 3 I don't know, because I have almost no info on anything newer than AotC ... yet. Not too easy to optain, not in english anyway. :)

I will come back to that later.

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RoyalGuard, these questions are starting to change into questions that only hard core fans will be able to answer (such as yourself :D ).

And your system kinda went for a dive the minute Ewok Hunter started posting. :D

The answers to these questions are even more depressing as most of them are extremly large *glares @ Ewok Hunter* and even copy and past, which is fine, just as long as they copy only what is relevant to answering the quesition.
No offence, but I hardly think that all that info is needed in order to answer one simple question (note: I didn't read it all, couldn't be bothered to search for the answer which must be in there ... somewhere).
But hey, you're the one that's gonna have to read all of it, Royal. ;)

My point: Keep it simple.
Same goes for answers. No need to write an essay on the subject, unless it is required by the question.

It's nice if the bonus questions are tough, but the original idea with this Trivia was to atract more people to join in on something fun on these boards.
Questions get too hard, and your left with only the die hard fans.

It was meant for entertaining value, not to prove oneself the very best Star Wars expert.

Jan Gaarni
07-09-2002, 04:32 AM
... are the various types of humans all refred to have their home be the, as of yet unmentioned, planet where humans crawled out of the sea;
I've heard reports of it being Coruscant. But don't quote me on that ... as usual. :D

Ewok Hunter
07-09-2002, 04:33 AM
OK looked in the dictionary, the definition for homeland, which is as analogous as we're going to get is 1. the land of ones alligance and 2. the place of origin of a people. so using these definitions, replacing world with land/country, it would appear that either answer would be technically correct. if hutts owe alligance or at least aknowlegement of a home it would be Nal Hutta, rather than some long forgotten, deserted wasteland of a planet orbiting around a white dwarf star which is not even mentioned in most star charts:mad: . and to ensure that everyone doesn't answer the wrong bonus why don't you hand out the questions individually to each person after they respond? that way it would be imposible to intentionally ruin someone else's bonus.:D

Jan Gaarni
07-09-2002, 04:49 AM
I agree.

Handing out the bonus question afterwards to be answered in the next round for instance (meaning the bonus question in Question 1 is answered in bonus question 2).

Of course this could create conflict with when people are on-line. They might not get on in time to answer Question 2 and thus lose the bonus point, which would be really annoying if it's an easy-easy bonus point.

:eek:

Like I said, keep it simple. :D

Ewok Hunter
07-09-2002, 04:58 AM
and even dash's answer said that the hutt's first homeworld was varl. and Jan, your post prompted me to go look it up and it seems that the discription of the various races on coruscant is somewhat fishy. if the taung were native to coruscant and had enough might and orginization to conquor the whole planet, why would the zhell have consolidated into a single city near a volcano? if they had known about each other and where fighting for a while, wouldn't the zhell have a portion of it's population that would be located elsewhere to avoid being totally wiped out like they eventually were? if the taung went and finished off the remaing zhell, why wouldn't they do the same to humans? if the zhell were powerfull enough to have won if the volocano hadn't interfered, why were they making a stand in their, aparently, last and most imortant city? and the questions arn't getting too hard, the first was quite easy and this current one would have been if he was reffering to the "modern hpmeworld" of the hutts, if the bonuses are too hard, wait and do one that's worth less than 3 points.;).

Ewok Hunter
07-09-2002, 05:00 AM
unless they were gone for days, they could make it in time for the quetion, just not a place. the first question was from the 4th to the 6th, this one being from the 6th to some time in the near future. it's already the 8th and RoyalGuard hasn't closed this question yet.

Jan Gaarni
07-09-2002, 05:33 AM
Like I said, don't quote me on it. ;)

Oh, I wasn't talking about these questions, rather more the previous once, so he doesn't go too overboard. ;)

Ewok Hunter
07-09-2002, 05:39 AM
well at least wraith isn't posting answers as both himself and his alter ego anymore:cool: but, yeah some of those like the SSD one were moderatly difficult.

RoyalGuard
07-09-2002, 05:46 AM
OK, I'm taking flak from all sides here so let's hear my side of the story...

First - the main questions vary in difficulty. The first one was dead easy, the second one was harder. I'm still experimenting with what level of difficulty appeals to the most players. This question for instance was too hard - and slightly ambiguous! That will change.

Second - Essays are not necessary to answer either the main or bonus questions! Wether or not people choose to paste pages of info is up to them (and has the possibility of only earning them a single point). To use question 1 as an example:

Bonus 1: 4-LOM
Bonus 2: There were 4 IG-88s produced, A through D
Bonus 3: R5-G8, Mynock (later Gate) so called because he screamed like one...
Bonus 4: Cole Fardreamer
Bonus 5: 'Mouse Droids'

By no stretch of the imagination can it be said that you need to write a page to answer the question! Unless you're using font 102!

Third - Ewok_hunter, observe Dash's post: listing BOTH planets, with a little qualifying background information. This covered him. You listed just one planet. In cases of uncertainty provide a similar answer, not only do you ensure a good answer, you show good knowledge as well.

Fourth - The Homeworld of a species\ethnicity is their planet of recorded origin. For the Hutts this is Varl, for Corellians this is Corellia, for a Duros brought up on a Wookie colony on a moon of Kashyyyk it is Duros. This is Star Wars, there are no jurisdictional quibbles, the simplest answer is the correct one!

Fifth - The bonus question system was designed for those who wanted to be a bit more serious - they were and still are optional. The reason I sectioned them off in this way was to prevent one person from answering them all and getting the points for doing so. I may alter the way this is handled.

The question will close sometime Tuesday, I'll post another question and see if I can get the mix right. If I don't I'll create 1.1b and go back to the previous mechanism. If that doesn't work I'll leave the decision of where to go from there to Wraith 8.

DashRendar1
07-09-2002, 09:52 AM
Okay, im confused...which one am i supposed to answer?

Wraith 8
07-09-2002, 03:45 PM
loook... only 6 people can answer the question.
1
2
3
4
5
6

now.. there are 5 bonus questions
1
2
3
4
5

so.. when you post as first to answer the question. you answer the first bonus question
if you answer as second. you answer the second bonus question,
if you answer as third you answer the third bonus question
if you answer as fourth yoo answer the fourth bonus question
if you answerr as fifth you answer the fifth bonus queation
BUT
if you answerr as sixth. no bonus question for you.

get it :D

-Wraith 8-

Jan Gaarni
07-09-2002, 05:05 PM
Aah, so you answer the bonus question regardless of whether you got the main question right?

Wraith 8
07-09-2002, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by Jan Gaarni
Aah, so you answer the bonus question regardless of whether you got the main question right? yes.. the bonus question related to the number of replier ou are

RoyalGuard
07-09-2002, 06:36 PM
Ok, I was going to aim the bonus question at correct answers but Wraith's system will cause the least confusion.

So, regardless of a right or wrong main answer, you answer the bonus question relating to the order in which you replied.

So currently Dash and Ewok_Hunter have answered their bonus questions correctly, and Dash is picking up points for the first correct answer to the main question.

Clear?

Jan Gaarni
07-09-2002, 09:58 PM
Clear.

Oh, wait, no. That means I'm looking for the right answer to the wrong bonus question. :(


Ok, here I go. :D
Bonus 4: Name Jabba's Kowakian Monkey Lizard pet:
Its name was Salacious Crumb.

RoyalGuard
07-10-2002, 06:18 AM
OK, should have done the new question by now but due to Rl stuff it's going to have to wait a sec, apologies for the delay...

DashRendar1
07-10-2002, 09:19 AM
Okay, I get it. Thanks.

Ewok Hunter
07-10-2002, 09:39 AM
sure i'll shut up:). *puts foot in mouth

Kyle d'Tana
07-31-2002, 02:55 AM
Plz post a new question!!

Ewok Hunter
07-31-2002, 04:07 PM
what kyle, one trivia thread not enough for you? anyway I don't see it right now but at some latter post on here Royal guard basicly said that he gave up on this because of complaints about scoring ;), he then went on and said that he may create another trivia thread with the old rules sometime in the future.

off-topic: Now i find where some of my post count disappeared from, the second page disappeared. I had a number of posts there :(