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by Derakon
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Coming back to Transcendence.. a few questions!
Replies: 41
Views: 2807

Re: Coming back to Transcendence.. a few questions!

In a way, but not like solar panels and side-mounted weapons are. :) Autons are autonomous ships that fly around with you. Go ahead and use one next time you find one; the worst that'll happen is it turns out to be faulty and you'll have a weak ship armed with a laser shooting at you. Most autons ar...
by Derakon
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Coming back to Transcendence.. a few questions!
Replies: 41
Views: 2807

Re: Coming back to Transcendence.. a few questions!

If the item is externally-mounted, it'll say that among the other flags on the item, where it says stuff like "WMD4", "cloud", "omnidirectional", etc. If I recall correctly, solar panels are an early example of externally-mounted items, and they're subject to the same ease of damaging that externall...
by Derakon
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Coming back to Transcendence.. a few questions!
Replies: 41
Views: 2807

Re: Coming back to Transcendence.. a few questions!

Later in the game you can find linked-fire weapons that can fire at the same time as your main weapon. However, in addition to eating into your energy budget, they tend to be externally-mounted, which means they can easily be damaged (irreparably in most cases) by enemy weapons' fire. Otherwise, yea...
by Derakon
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Coming back to Transcendence.. a few questions!
Replies: 41
Views: 2807

Re: Coming back to Transcendence.. a few questions!

1. What does "WMD" mean on the weapons I never seemed to remember that being a thing the last time I played this great game. The bottom line with WMD is that you need it to be able to effectively kill capital ships and stations. You can still hurt them with non-WMD (effectively WMD0) weapons, it ju...
by Derakon
Tue May 23, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: One-Week Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

Re: One-Week Adventure

I voted for the Anarchists, simply because in the vanilla game they are just cannon fodder. Much like the Centauri warlords. And their backstory is vague. I do find it amusing how probably the most trivial faction in this videogame apparently makes their money via software piracy. :) ROMs are the p...
by Derakon
Sun May 21, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Beta Bug Reports
Topic: Destroyed Failsafe at OroMarch system but then no response
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: Destroyed Failsafe at OroMarch system but then no response

It's also possible to kite FailSafe and destroy it without triggering the hack cutscene, which then leaves you to assault the final base alone. You can kill FailSafe twice, in fact, since it shows up in an earlier system and is not too hard to destroy before it gets to a gate, if you get lucky with ...
by Derakon
Sat May 20, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Buff the Centauri Warlords
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Buff the Centauri Warlords

I'd always seen that ROM as having been written by Arco's father. The implication being that Arco turned to crime because his father wasn't around. This could be relevant with regard to his hesitation in attacking the player, assuming he knows that the player is also a pilgrim. Funny, I assumed it ...
by Derakon
Fri May 19, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Let's argue about cargo holds!
Replies: 27
Views: 2387

Re: Let's argue about cargo holds!

There are plenty of ways to find out about the existence of cargo holds: the ship selection screen mentions that cargo space can be expanded, dock services show a cargo hold slot even if there isn't currently one for sale, and they appear in the devices & armor tab of commodities exchanges when ava...
by Derakon
Thu May 18, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Let's argue about cargo holds!
Replies: 27
Views: 2387

Re: Let's argue about cargo holds!

I am not sure about this, given how old Transcendence is. We identify items much like a roguelike, and stuff like fabricators had even fewer hints than today. We still have annoying legacy features like solvent eating your items when you can completely avoid it by dropping everything before opening...
by Derakon
Thu May 18, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Let's argue about cargo holds!
Replies: 27
Views: 2387

Re: Let's argue about cargo holds!

I strongly encourage everyone to try to put themselves into the shoes of a new player, who is not familiar with the intricacies of the systems in play here. They aren't likely to notice subtle effects or effects that aren't explicitly spelled out. They are going to notice if they aren't having fun, ...
by Derakon
Thu May 18, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: One-Week Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

Re: One-Week Adventure

Shrike wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 10:30 am
*As long as it doesn't wipe out my precious, precious headcanon.
I kind of want to see a faction that flies around in ships shaped like human heads, armed with kinetic/blast/thermo weapons.
by Derakon
Wed May 17, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: One-Week Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

Re: One-Week Adventure

I voted for the Anarchists, but in general I favor fleshing out the random factions that are just "there" that nobody really talks about. So Abbasids, Urak, Ranx, etc. would also be good candidates.
by Derakon
Tue May 16, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: New rumors/hints
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: New rumors/hints

Go ahead and try to use a slam cannon against the Centauri, Charon, Anarchists, outlaw miners, etc. and let me know how that works out. A stock freighter is not the kind of ship that the player is trying to fight , so it makes no difference if a slam cannon happens to be good in that situation. Anyw...
by Derakon
Tue May 16, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: New rumors/hints
Replies: 2
Views: 446

New rumors/hints

Talking to station masters is a good way to give hints to the newbie player. Unfortunately the current hints are kind of out of date (e.g. recommending that the player get an enhanced slam cannon!). How about some new ones? "Higher-level armor is naturally better at resisting low-level damage types....
by Derakon
Tue May 16, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Transcendence Picture thread
Replies: 599
Views: 86311

Re: Transcendence Picture thread

The LOTOR may have out-of-date weaponry, but fights with them are at least dramatic-looking.

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