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500 tons of ultralisk...
Yeah that seems to be about their scale, but it does seem to defy the physics of biomechanics as we understand it. Insects can't get very large because their exoskeletons would collapse when scaled up, even changing nothing else.
Bones have breaking points, but I suppose we don't have any military grade animal bones on earth like the zerg do. Zerg bones are improved through minerals - maybe ultralisks and other large zerg simply can't exist without them. (Hey, thats why we gather all that crud!)
Also, you mentioned a dinosaur that has vertabrae the size of compact cars? Never heard that before. I always thought the blue whale was the largest animal to ever live, but is that dinosaur bigger?
Edited by Marjoly on 1/27/2013 11:13 PM PST
Yeah Argentinosaurus is frickin MASSIVE, not as big as the biggest whales, but apparently Shonisaurs are hypthesized to get pretty damn big too.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_u6CUqDWU5nw/TUiY85SuXFI/AAAAAAAAAzs/ILXofIqnryM/s1600/Argentinosaurus+1.jpg (I might have had the scale a bit wrong, as I said I've never worked with Sauropods before. I think the 100 ton estimate is not far off though)
here is a pretty average sized vertebrae from this dinosaurs, as far as I know. The LENGTH is comparable to a beetle somewhat, but the mass sure isn't.
Predators don't typically get as large as herbivores, when talking about max sizes. Typically the largest are filter feeds in the ocean, which are technically planktonivores
Edited by Ponera on 1/28/2013 10:39 AM PST
The Motherships are actually pretty big but the Leviathan dwarfs all of them.
Ponera yet again fails to bring me on board >:/
Didn't the cinematic of the Hyperion use the in-game assets and therefore shouldn't be considered to be taken seriously?
This is foolish to even think about considering all the troops you see on every mission is a raider. You would be assuming they'd perform all their missions with no losses whatsoever.
Edited by Razgriz on 1/28/2013 11:34 AM PST
It certainly does its fair share of hunting and killing, i think.
Well yeah, but it still begs the Q as to why others joined Raynor's cause so easily...
Horner did some recruiting during the time Raynor was away and some of the colonists on Mar Sara who you will recall Raynor saved also joined his cause. So it's actually not unbelievable at all. They also picked up people during missions. Like Zero Hour. Siding with Tosh is canon and you get even more people from New Folsom.
I think that's it though.
Yeah that's true, but I was only referring to the 4 years BEFORE WoL, not DURING WoL (like the case with Tosh)
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