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HIVE Drone (epic backstory added) [contest]

HIVE Drone (epic backstory added) [contest] Minecraft Skin

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avatar the_soup
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Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
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YEAR: 2087
PLACE: An unnamed island in the Pacific
DESCRIPTION: A squadron of international scientists hired by multiple governments, sworn to secrecy, have convened to a top-secret research facility on this island. Here, they have been experimenting with nanotechnology. While they have been able to design nanobots, these nanobots are weak and unstable. Amidst government pressure and a lack of progress, the facility is in danger of shutting down.

YEAR: 2249
PLACE: Adrift in the Pacific
DESCRIPTION: It turns out the governments funding the nanotechnology research did not need to worry, Mother Nature had her own plan. Nearly 200 years ago, a huge tropical storm washed ashore of the island and destroyed the research facility, along with nearly everything else. While they had managed to clear out most equipment, we surmise they must have forgotten a phial of their research. This phial, sealed and protected, probably washed out to sea. As the nanobots inside repaired themselves, they ever so slowly made themselves stronger and more capable. After nearly 200 years of this minute evolution, these nanobots began to gain a glimmer of sentience. This is where it began...the beginning of HIVE.

YEAR: Present (2291)
PLACE: All over the world
DESCRIPTION: We've been running from HIVE for years, but it seems like our numbers grow smaller every month. All it takes is a speck of infected blood for the nanobots to begin colonizing you. There's a reason it's called HIVE... Actually, its name is H-IIV nanotechnology, which stands for Hyper-Invasive Intravenous, but people just know it as HIVE. Once the nanobots are introduced into your bloodstream, it only takes a few seconds before they begin to reproduce. They literally break down your body and rebuild it, turning you into a mechanized drone from the inside-out. Once they reach your brain the transformation is complete, and your consciousness is replaced by the HIVE's.

We're hiding out in the middle of a desert now. HIVE has destroyed most of the planet's ecosystems, and deserts aren't too hard to come by. Drones can't stay in the desert too long because the sand messes with their machinery, so I think we're safe...maybe. Every day they seem to get closer, evolving to become stronger, determined to hunt us all down... I don't want to be the last stand of humanity.


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1 Update Logs

Update #1 : 11/13/2012 4:12:33 amNov 13th, 2012

added epic backstory, as promised

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11/29/2018 7:01 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Zsof
Epic backstory. The texturing is nicely done, but, the design could be better (Obviously a borg).
1
04/25/2016 9:27 pm
Level 68 : High Grandmaster Explorer
Beverly
Resistance is futile. ;)
I love Star Trek; this skin reminded me of a Borg... xD
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06/26/2013 4:22 pm
Level 28 : Expert Explorer
pittpenguin123
now what wold be cool is BORG VS H-IIV
i think borg wold win
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08/04/2013 9:33 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Engineer
acelaexpress82
the borg would just assimilate the "H-IIV"
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08/08/2013 5:13 pm
Level 28 : Expert Explorer
pittpenguin123
babe it be one of those battles were it never ends be cus they r the same
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06/26/2013 4:21 pm
Level 28 : Expert Explorer
pittpenguin123
we are BORG resistance is futile
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12/09/2015 10:41 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Wolf
Kitsun
Lol nice star trek reference
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03/11/2013 2:12 am
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
ABC123DCE
Wow epic backstory mate Diamond and sub like freakin hell!
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02/17/2013 3:48 am
Level 53 : Grandmaster Meme
The Masked Bandit
Awesome as always! If only I could get to this level.......
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02/12/2013 1:51 pm
Level 28 : Expert Scribe
_DioM_
Resistance: it's futile
1
01/25/2013 1:22 am
Level 43 : Master Pixel Painter
LittleMissOriginal
www.planetminecraft.com/skin/my-skin-of-the_soup/ thats one fanart i made you in a skin and your about tells me to comment it
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01/22/2013 3:27 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Lad
NubNoobNewb
Year 2087? he should have gas mask then ;)
1
01/09/2013 12:09 am
Level 25 : Expert Mage
Goclonefilms
Come on, make another in the series!
1
12/22/2012 2:21 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Mage
Xonen97
Reminds me of a BORG drone from star-trek...
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12/09/2015 10:42 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Wolf
Kitsun
Agreed this looks just like the borg from star trek
1
12/16/2012 11:06 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Skinner
xXHaterz4LifeXx
Nice backstory! and good skin!
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12/02/2012 12:16 am
Level 22 : Expert Skinner
Milesm213
Looks like something out of an old Star Trek episode.
Diamond for nostalgia!
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12/19/2012 4:50 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Mlem Mlem Bat
Insanity
Borg queen. :D (I realize it is not though)
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11/21/2012 3:57 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Pyro
Supernova666
In the top 100 together... It's on now :P
1
11/21/2012 2:47 pm
Level 27 : Expert Network
Korigon
Do I smell a hint of nanobots from GI Joe?
Just a thought...
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02/12/2013 1:51 pm
Level 28 : Expert Scribe
_DioM_
Ugh. That was such a creepy movie. >.
1
11/16/2012 2:32 pm
Level 87 : Elite War Lord
Kefka
very nice indeed. this should do well
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11/15/2012 9:52 pm
Level 47 : Master Bunny
akashi
Interesting design, I really like it! Diamond and favorite. (:
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11/15/2012 5:12 am
Level 26 : Expert Engineer
Technofreak301
No offence, but the only thing I really like about this is the epic backstory, which doesn't seem really backstory-ish. It's more like a diary which conveniently explains everything about it. But the thing I hate the most is that the appearance and backstory are pretty devoid of original ideas. The skin looks way, WAY, WAY too much like a Borg, and the backstory? Don't bother asking. A singular sentinent collective mind? That is so, SO like a Borg as well. Take a look at the skin I submitted for the contest. Does it have heaps of original ideas? You decide and tell me: http://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/frankie-1644104/
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11/15/2012 5:42 am
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
If you read some of the comments already posted, you'll see that my intention was never to have this be a 'borg' skin. I liked the idea of a depressing, apocalyptic grey-goo type future scenario, so I wanted to represent that in a skin. I liked the idea of nanobots acting as a 'virus' that infected people, sort of like a cyberpunk zombie. Therefore I wanted a skin with dark, imposing metal bits, glowy wires and a zombie-like appearance. Because of that I chose this reference image, with some changes. That is where the borg comparisons come from. For future reference, while I know what the borg are through just popular culture, I have never even seen that episode of Star Trek. Also, I never once mention a 'singular sentient collective mind' in my backstory nor do I even allude to one. You're drawing comparisons to the borg idea where they don't exist. While I'm sure nothing I could say would change your mind, the story for this skin was completely my own, and not an attempt to rip off the borg.
Speaking of the backstory, from having judged many contests I can tell you from first-hand experience it is much more interesting reading a narrative than a bland 'this is my skin, this is what it's supposed to be' description. The reason it's formatted like it is is because judges really don't bother reading long descriptions, so I wanted to keep mine as short as possible while still telling a story. Also, I'd like to point out that while you critique my backstory, the one for your contest skin contains a paragraph of pure exposition (if we're talking about 'conveniently explaining' things). While I don't have anything against your backstory (it's more creative than many skins'), I'm just pointing out that you do what you're criticizing me of doing.
1
11/15/2012 9:19 pm
Level 26 : Expert Engineer
Technofreak301
lol, you almost completely annihilated my arguments. It is a pretty good skin anyway.
1
11/13/2012 11:46 pm
Level 46 : Master Turtle
dunkey4
woah

that is a epic backstory, pretty creepy actually
1
11/13/2012 3:36 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Geek
TARLACHRed
I find it horrific how most skins for this contest have years that I'll probably live in. Except for the second date you put. I'd be damn old if I lived that long.
1
11/13/2012 4:22 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Elf
Exurbia
I don't see any backstory. Liar.
1
11/12/2012 7:03 pm
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Lad
KnobleKnives
Looks like the Borg Queen from Star Trek O.O
Le diamond.
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11/12/2012 6:09 pm
Level 22 : Expert Robot
tlc2010
WE ARE THE BORG



RESISTANCE IS FUTILE



...



No, seriously, this looks bloody IDENTICAL to the Borg.
1
11/12/2012 6:03 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Warrior
Sharrktooth
Star Trek BORG XDDD
1
11/12/2012 2:37 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Pyro
plyr
um... need i say what's on my mind about this skin? cause i think you know what's expected, from me especially. xD
1
11/12/2012 2:00 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Miner
glaava
Holey moley ur profile pic is the cutest thing ive ever seen o-o
1
11/12/2012 1:04 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Robot
LilFella
Great skin, well done.
1
11/12/2012 11:15 am
Level 14 : Journeyman Skinner
unlondun
Is that HIVE like the DC comics villain (Hierarchy of International Vengeance?)
1
11/11/2012 11:57 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Grump
iminer978
Pretty nice. It really does look like a Borg. Hey.. what if there was a Borg Swedish Chef that said "Borg borg borg" instead of "Bork bork bork"?
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11/11/2012 11:03 pm
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Soldier
STEALTHy
Gosh I just finished watching one the Star Trek films looks like the borg. I'm guessing from the comments that was the whole purpose. :)
1
11/11/2012 10:44 pm
Level 68 : High Grandmaster Warrior
Hybrid Warrior
Wonderful! I'm glad more people are finally getting what cyberpunk really is! Beautiful work and design!
1
11/11/2012 8:03 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Slime Tamer
sashoke
Looks like Skrillex had a bad hairday
1
11/11/2012 8:03 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Caveman
Qyaax
hairday backwards is yadriah
1
11/11/2012 10:07 pm
Level 20 : Expert Pokemon
Messyhook
.......
1
11/11/2012 6:57 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Narwhal
Althestane
Resistance is Futile. Diamonds will be given. Votes will be given. Resistance is Futile.
1
11/11/2012 6:37 pm
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Skinner
Teddy
SHE HAS WONDERFUL EYEBROWS.
1
11/11/2012 6:28 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Steve
BigDaddy
Very nice! Could you take a look at my contest skin and diamond if you like it?
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11/11/2012 6:24 pm
Level 81 : Elite Architect
lynchyinc
All your Picards are belong to us
1
11/11/2012 6:22 pm
Level 46 : Master Turtle
dunkey4
great skin SOUP
i diamond and fav you now cus this skin rocks
1
11/11/2012 6:11 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Lava Rider
GrendelRex
Great work as usual!
Diamond and Favourite.
1
11/11/2012 6:17 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
the_soup
Thanks!
1
11/11/2012 6:02 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Miner
fruitloops
kk
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