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Borg Starter Cube: Assimilation in its Primary Phase

by Sophie-David Posted 3rd Mar 2008 at 12:58 AM - Updated 2nd May 2009 at 5:25 AM by Sophie-David
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
This download is part of the SciFi Creator Challenge
Title: Borg Starter Cube: Assimilation in its Primary Phase

Cost: §19,972
Lot Size: 2 x 1


This Borg residential outpost provides many of the basic technologies required for scouts to subsist in alien environments with non-conforming ecologies. Adaptable to a variety of terrains, the module is equipped with phased entry portals and shielded solar filters to provide high survivability during first contact. Should a breach occur, an interior security control device has been replicated behind the refrigeration unit.

Level 1 provides basic facilities for those species who require biological ingestion. An integral fire control system ensures that unscheduled flammation events will be extinguished without unauthorized intrusion. As an interim measure, conventional communications is provided by a low technology device located near the rear bulkhead.

The study of primitive cultures is facilitated through a data bank of artifacts referred to as "books". During otherwise non-productive periods, drones may express visual imagery on a large surface intended for that purpose, provided such images conform with preauthorized hive standards. Infiltration of primitive network protocols will progress through a locally adapted desktop device. Lastly, Level 1 provides an audio information projector to facilitate interfacing with various species in the pre-assimilation phase.

Levels 2 and 3 are accessed via a Targan vertical field generator. On Level 2 a dispenser contains conformal attire suitable for conducting EVAs. Hygienic and regenerative facilities are available through standard Borg portals. A phased portal provides control of a temporary holding cell for resistive species in the early stages of assimilation. Immature lifeforms may also be accommodated in the event of reproductive replication.

On Level 3, the upper hull provides future opportunities for celestial observation. As resources are accrued, a space dock may be established on the terrain to the left of the residential module, suitable for accommodating scout class units such as these from Wintermuteai1.

Extensive use has been made of technologies assimilated from Wirelessguy, Xanathon, Eddief66, Rebecah, and Targa. This uploaded module is newly synthesized, allowing drones to adjust the contents without wasting resources. The hive has had excellent results with analogous units. MTS2 is our primary distribution system: the replication of this unit through other collectives is not permitted.

Primary Technologies

Recolours, floors and walls from the Wirelessguy Droid/Borg Inspired Set (link currently non-functional)
Floors and walls from Xanathon's The Borg Collection
The base game compatible Invisible Door from eddief66
Rebecah's base game compatible Invisible Window
Targa's Ascension Squared elevator

Supplemental Technologies

The Numenorian BaseGameStarter Pro, for pre-contact simulations
The 1 x 2 Residential Mini Lot by Andi8104
Microsoft Photo Editor, for processing the uploaded imagery

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18 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 11:17 AM
Great! This cool cube must be in my space colony equipment, it looks perfect for preparing the sim colonization. I totally love the text and description Sophie, reading that I've had very funny 10 minutes here in my office. Good luck for the constest
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#3 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 4:44 PM
I love it,thank you! Such a great idea
#4 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 6:23 PM
HAHA! (made me chuckle)

Good look and Thanks!

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#5 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 7:25 PM
Wonderful descriptive text, especially the bit about the crib, ha ha!
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#6 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 9:22 PM
cool idea! I love what you write too. good luck!
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#7 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 11:39 PM
Ok, you win hands down. I thought I made amusing descriptions. Mine are nothing compared to this. Wow. I love that it looks like a Borg Cube from the outside but is still a useable, livable sim house on the inside, meaning we can actually play with Borgsims! Thanks!
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#8 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 12:18 AM
Thank you for the thanks. Every one of those "primary technologies" were absolutely key to this little project. I have played a very similar lot for quite some time now and it has been one of my favourites. The original was for the full game and in the 1 x 2 lot size (i.e. deeper than it is wide). I thought it was about time I brought it out of the closet.
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#9 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 6:19 AM
OMG! Just reading this makes me pine for Star Trek! I laughed so hard I almost choked to death at your descriptions. This is really a super creation! The use of the invisible window and other items to allow a solid looking cube is very ingenious. Thanks for adding to my Sim Trek world!!
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#10 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 6:48 AM
This cube meets the required parameters for long-term deployment of a small number of drones. It is acceptable.

Kidding. Excellent work, brother. Great for small borg families.

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#11 Old 6th Mar 2008 at 11:19 AM
Hehe! The assimilated technologies are really pretty useful for all kinds of critters!
I love your entry! Thanks,
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#12 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 3:59 AM
Thank you for the encouragement.

Originally Posted by jasonduskey
This cube meets the required parameters for long-term deployment of a small number of drones. It is acceptable.

Kidding. Excellent work, brother. Great for small borg families.
Yes, the style of Seven of Nine was echoing around in my head also...
#13 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 1:38 PM
Hehe amazing starter lot ! And a perfect one with this gray borg style for space colonies.
Beautiful job Sophie-David, thank you !

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#14 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 4:46 PM
Thank you Mihura - and its great to see you back!
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27th Jun 2008 at 1:15 AM
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#15 Old 15th Jul 2009 at 4:52 AM
resisting downloading this stater was futile...
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#16 Old 16th Jul 2009 at 7:01 PM
Originally Posted by lexitierney90
resisting downloading this stater was futile...

Thank you for the encouragement lexitierney90 and twitchhugstrees, I enjoyed making this lot and it is one of my favourites for actually playing with.
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#17 Old 5th Dec 2013 at 6:15 AM
Holy sh---! Looks so awesome! The simplicity is what it makes it so good...
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#18 Old 5th Dec 2013 at 7:39 PM
Originally Posted by hellmonja
Holy sh---! Looks so awesome! The simplicity is what it makes it so good...
Thank you hellmonja. I did find it fun to play.