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Does Kerbal have a proper wikia somewhere?


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I have had a google but it seems rather sparse which surprises me for a game that has been out as long as Kerbal. I've had my eye on it for a few years but never read too deeply and only realised a while back that the Kerbals actually have their own planet, star and solar system of their own with various planet/moon/asteroid analogue/homages etc. Is there anywhere you can read up on whatever lore there is? And learn about the planets and stuff?  

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Once upon a time there was a hidden message in some of the anomalies.

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Easter Egg Narrative
In a forum post from late 2013,[1] Squad member Jeff C.(NovaSilisko) described an idea he had for connecting many easter eggs into a story concerning a civilization which predated the Kerbals. Experiments with interstellar travel resulted in the homeworld of this "precursor civilization" being flung out into an extremely distant orbit. Before they froze to death, they launched monoliths and other messages onto many planets and moons in hopes of seeding intelligent life. Instead, they created Kerbals, not-so-intelligent life.

The planet would not show up in any map and would be too distant to be observed with a telescope, making locating it by chance nearly impossible. However, players would be able to find transmitters beaming out SSTV signals on various bodies, each one of which would provide part of the orbital parameters necessary to locate it. The planet would be a bit smaller than Kerbin, covered in ruined cities and frozen oceans, and perpetually in twilight due to being so far from Kerbol.

The only element of this narrative which made it into the game is the SSTV transmitter on Duna, which transmits an image originally intended to depict 4 members of the precursor civilization standing on their homeworld, with the logo of their government. Had the narrative story been completed, it would also have contained part of the orbital parameters. Because the story was never implemented into the game, this explanation for the SSTV signal's imagery is arguably non-canon.

 

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19 minutes ago, Vanamonde said:

There is no lore. This stuff just exists. :)

Welcome to the forum. 

Thanks it's just I have like a billion questions for really little things that I could start threads for.... Or cluster into threads.... But it would still be a lot... Mostly I guess about what can and can't be made and implemented I guess. 

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2 hours ago, Alexandria said:

And learn about the planets and stuff? 

Your title uses the term "wikia".

If you're referring to Kerbal folklore alone, see all of the above ^...

But in case you're not referring to 'folklore' in particular...  then, to rule out the obvious.  https://wiki.kerbalspaceprogram.com  No doubt, you're aware of it.  (But just in case.)

                                                  

Welcome to the forum, also!

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1 minute ago, Hotel26 said:

Your title uses the term "wikia".

If you're referring to Kerbal folklore alone, see all of the above ^...

But in case you're not referring to 'folklore' in particular...  then, to rule out the obvious.  https://wiki.kerbalspaceprogram.com  No doubt, you're aware of it.  (But just in case.)

Yeah it's where I read about the planets and moons but there doesn't seem to be much on there other than that :/

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There is no "story" for the game in the same way that there is no "story" for a box of Lego. At no point in the game do you get romance options or conversation wheels or paragon/renegade quicktime events. You explore the Kerbal solar system and adventure emerges from your choices.

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