StarCraft® II

Zerus IS a burning lava filled world

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I just noticed this in the planet selection console. About 40% of it is covered with lava and cracked crusts.

Another blow to the retcon crowd.
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About 40% of it is covered with lava and cracked crusts.


40% lava isn't a "lava-filled world"

As a comparison, Earth is 70% water and can be considered a water planet.
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40% lava isn't a "lava-filled world"


Sure it is.

As a comparison, Earth is 70% water and can be considered a water planet.


yes earth does have a lot of water. what of it?
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03/21/2013 01:30 AMPosted by RazorclawX
About 40% of it is covered with lava and cracked crusts.


40% lava isn't a "lava-filled world"

As a comparison, Earth is 70% water and can be considered a water planet.


Considering how of the known planets, Earth has one of the highest water %, yes you can say Earth is a water planet.
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you guys don't know just how massive a number that is; in most cases, planets dont have much more then rock
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03/21/2013 12:35 AMPosted by DaveRoid
Another blow to the retcon crowd.

At least link to the argument you're trying to counter. I have no idea what it is.

Also it's unhealthy to think there's some united movement "the retcon crowd" that you're
"delivering" the fandom from.
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03/21/2013 06:04 AMPosted by Morsk
Another blow to the retcon crowd.

At least link to the argument you're trying to counter. I have no idea what it is.

Also it's unhealthy to think there's some united movement "the retcon crowd" that you're
"delivering" the fandom from.
The SC1 manual says that Zerus is a lava planet. People were calling retcon because it doesn't look identical to Char.
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03/21/2013 06:04 AMPosted by Morsk
Another blow to the retcon crowd.

At least link to the argument you're trying to counter. I have no idea what it is.

Also it's unhealthy to think there's some united movement "the retcon crowd" that you're
"delivering" the fandom from.


I believe he's referencing those that believe that because Zerus had jungle in HotS, it was retcon'd. Due to the description of the planet being a lava /ash filled planet in the Zerg backstory.

For a timing of events this may be useful: http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline
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2 of the 3 Zerus missions says it otherwise.
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Multiple centuries to potentially millennia have passed since the zerg left Zerus climates can change, especially when pretty much all species of plant or animal are invasive and their main predator (Overmind Zerg) left.
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2 of the 3 Zerus missions says it otherwise.


Just because we visit a part of the planet doesn't mean a vast amount of its surface is not a lava filled ash world.

Considering how of the known planets, Earth has one of the highest water %, yes you can say Earth is a water planet.


To an outsider I guess it would be a water planet.

go away troll seriously...


its facts bro. lava "filled" doesn't mean a 100% full of lava. it is a very subjective term that would apply to Zerus if you landed in about half of it.
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Volcanic soil is by far the most fertile for plant life. Why does it not make sense that a planet could have both dense jungle and flowing lava? Look at Hawaii.

Obviously there would need to be enough water to form some kind of weather, but volcanism releases a lot of CO2, which also benefits plants. Honestly, within the realm of Starcraft 2, the Zerus jungle / lava thing makes a lot more scientific sense than say . . . mutas flying in space, and leviathans with biological warp drives, haha.

In addition, I would have never taken "lava planet" to mean "absolutely everything is covered in lava" if it's in the context of stuff living on it. I would think of much more lava than most planets that support life.
Edited by PlatinumPOS on 3/21/2013 1:57 PM PDT
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Obviously there would need to be enough water to form some kind of weather, but volcanism releases a lot of CO2, which also benefits plants. Honestly, within the realm of Starcraft 2, the Zerus jungle / lava thing makes a lot more scientific sense than say . . . mutas flying in space, and leviathans with biological warp drives, haha.


If that were the case Char would have jungles on it. It certainly has enough water to rain on it now.
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03/22/2013 12:03 AMPosted by RazorclawX
Obviously there would need to be enough water to form some kind of weather, but volcanism releases a lot of CO2, which also benefits plants. Honestly, within the realm of Starcraft 2, the Zerus jungle / lava thing makes a lot more scientific sense than say . . . mutas flying in space, and leviathans with biological warp drives, haha.


If that were the case Char would have jungles on it. It certainly has enough water to rain on it now.


It is more than likely that Char is not yet ready for plant life to grow on it. Especially with creep suffocating any plant life that manages to grow anyway...
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you guys don't know just how massive a number that is; in most cases, planets dont have much more then rock


Gas Giants want a word.
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03/22/2013 12:03 AMPosted by RazorclawX
Obviously there would need to be enough water to form some kind of weather, but volcanism releases a lot of CO2, which also benefits plants. Honestly, within the realm of Starcraft 2, the Zerus jungle / lava thing makes a lot more scientific sense than say . . . mutas flying in space, and leviathans with biological warp drives, haha.


If that were the case Char would have jungles on it. It certainly has enough water to rain on it now.


Not if it's had the entire Zerg swarm living on it, covering the planet in creep and consuming any life that may have once been there.

But otherwise, uhh, yeah probably.
Edited by PlatinumPOS on 3/22/2013 1:42 AM PDT
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Not if it's had the entire Zerg swarm living on it, covering the planet in creep and consuming any life that may have once been there.


To be fair, the same argument could be made for Zerus.
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03/22/2013 12:03 AMPosted by RazorclawX
Obviously there would need to be enough water to form some kind of weather, but volcanism releases a lot of CO2, which also benefits plants. Honestly, within the realm of Starcraft 2, the Zerus jungle / lava thing makes a lot more scientific sense than say . . . mutas flying in space, and leviathans with biological warp drives, haha.


If that were the case Char would have jungles on it. It certainly has enough water to rain on it now.


It might not have jungles, but char DOES have plants.
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03/22/2013 06:28 AMPosted by Paviel
Not if it's had the entire Zerg swarm living on it, covering the planet in creep and consuming any life that may have once been there.


To be fair, the same argument could be made for Zerus.


No. The primal zerg didn't produce creep.
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