Tipsy McStagger wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 15:35:
Slick wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 15:20:
Also, how was the prologue stupid?
You also wouldn't divert the resources to make planet fall without actually looking at the planet first, even the Nexus used satellites to scan planets first. Why would you make a ship without the ability to review options in contingencies? They obviously planned for issues with having pathfinders but none of the resources to do so?
It's made clear that the ship was damaged by the Scourge and it had sapped the power of the ship. They had to get away from it before the backup power ran out, which meant physically surveying the planet they intended to colonize to determine whether to start the process (waking up the other colonists) or head for the Nexus instead.
Heading for the Nexus with all of the colonists on board, instead of after waking them up and sending them to the planet is obviously a huge decision when they've already encountered a hostile "cloud". Something happens to the ship on the way to the Nexus, well that has different weight depending on which scenario is occurring.