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by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: What R the guys that follow U after you kill their stations?
Replies: 6
Views: 846

The only faction I know of who you can befriend are the Huari. They do not fight for you, but once befriended they will let you dock with them and give you missions. They do not give rewards, but the missions can yield some loot (you blast more Sung ships), and if you successfully defend them, you m...
by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Farewell mail-order hyperion
Replies: 24
Views: 3395

Indeed! (Plasma archcannon + 2 lightning turrets + Kaidun) > 500 MW.
by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: I think I broke several records quite decisively
Replies: 52
Views: 5622

Hang back and shoot with omni? No omni I know of has a range of 100+, unless you are including tracking missiles like Gotha-400 Seekers. As for "perfectly lined up", that is exactly what I am talking about. The Phobos is as dumb as Star Control's Ur-Quan Dreadnought. Sure, the Phobos will veer a bit...
by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Jenna just left 2 go home! Is it inevitable?
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

And if you fail just one escort mission for Korolov, your only way to reach Legend is to destroy the Kronosaurus. In a training game, I wanted to see how many missions I could fly before reaching Legend. It took 29 missions without a single failure. Should you destroy the Kronosaurus later after rea...
by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Weapon thoughts and ideas.
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

SmartCannon is suboptimal, but it is not always useless. I have used it a few times when I could not find anything better than an omnidirectional laser, or if I wanted an early omni weapon but did not have the cash to buy one. Tinkers can build them from damaged AK15 Partisans, and T31 ships can dro...
by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: I think I broke several records quite decisively
Replies: 52
Views: 5622

Phobos is easy to kill with a long range weapon (as in FusionFire or Xenophobe ion lancer). Drift backwards and shoot. It is the same strategy for killing various slow AI-controlled ships with inferior weapon range in Star Control 2. It took some practice when I encountered the Phobos for the first ...
by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Military/illegal weapons workaround
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Sounds like an acceptable break from reality. Still, the Commonwealth should bust you if they confiscate too much contraband from your ship. By too much, I mean above an arbitrary credit threshold. They are known to bust you if you are caught with a black market container, which is worth 50000 credi...
by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Religion in Transcendence
Replies: 23
Views: 4211

After learning of the various factions, including space pirates (Charon and others), bug people (Ferians and Zoanthropes), Borg (Sung), space elves and dark elves (Ringers and Teratons), and Martians (Ares); sometimes I think the Iocrym and Domina may have the right idea of frying everyone to ashes,...
by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Jenna just left 2 go home! Is it inevitable?
Replies: 10
Views: 1491

Yes. After Eta Ceti, once Jenna takes damage, she leaves for good. The only way you can stop this is not let her shields collapse in the first place. Weak as her shields are, her shields will collapse at some point. Being a load, it is best to let her go. (I would decline her offer to join if I did ...
by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Religion in Transcendence
Replies: 23
Views: 4211

Side quests such as becoming legendary hero of the Battle Arena or serving in Commonwealth missions can easily provide resources the pilgram needs to make his ultimate journey. Even the pilgram himself can come to that conclusion. If the pilgram believes Domina is God (which the quote from George sa...
by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Religion in Transcendence
Replies: 23
Views: 4211

Another thing, the pilgramage can just be an excuse for the player to become a pirate or omnicidal maniac, and blast every ship and smash every station. All just "For the Evulz". This game has plenty of cruelty potential.
by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Military/illegal weapons workaround
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

This bugs me too. (To yacht: You saved me the trouble of writing about this.) Another thing, that is a bit funny, is when you want to install or remove forbidden devices, they can clearly see your contraband, but just do nothing except maybe say "We do not install...". Also, if you have a smugglers ...
by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Religion in Transcendence
Replies: 23
Views: 4211

Playing the game, Domina feels like a nicer version of the metaphysical gods of Nethack. Domina does not get angry and give divine punishment such as cursing your equipment or killing you for invoking or praying one too many times. At worst, Domina just scolds you if you attempt to use Sustain too f...
by PM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Weapon thoughts and ideas.
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Weapon thoughts and ideas.

Kytryn Launcher Since pointing out underachieving weapons seems to be the order of the day, I like to submit another: the Kytryn Launcher. The problem with this weapon is the ammo it launches, Kytryn Plasma Pods, have a high enough probability of not spawning anywhere in the game. Without ammo, the...
by PM
Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Shatter should not use the I key.
Replies: 10
Views: 1480

Yes. You need 2000 xp to reach the fifth rank. Each slave coffin is worth 100 xp, and each Halo gem is worth 200 xp. Other offerings include optical knowledge arrays worth 20 xp apiece. Abbasid thanograms and jewels of contemplation go for 100 xp per item. There are other items such as death cubes t...