What's In Your Vessel?

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Yugi
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Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:07 am

I haven't played much recently with all this yayness about Mammoth shields, but I shields-wise I usually go for the Yoroi series then upgrade to whatever powerful random shield happens to appear later in the game.
I usually use Diamond Lattice armor, occasionally upgrading to whatever I find.
As for weapons, this varies hugely, but I don't usually go for ammo weapons (occasionally Kiloton).

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Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:30 am

Yoroi shields are considerably the best shield up to St. K's but after that, those Dwarg Masters can easily bring them down... Even the Yoroi MX as well unless it's hit with an Ion reflect crystal.

As for Mammoths, dang that regen time! They're an excellent shield if going one on one but going against a small fleet it's best to retreat. I'll occasionally use the Mammoth 100 in Heretic, but will be massively HP enhanced first, if possible.

My two favorite shields post St. K's are the Invincible-class and the Iocrym Veil. Otherwise, I'll use the Ion Reflector shield or the Nephren X1 shield.

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Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:58 pm

Why isn't the great Lazarus or the joton on your favourite? Those are mine...but i also fancy the plasma shield generator,dispite it's weakness. And i also like the superconducting.
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Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:03 pm

I never got the Veil, but the incincible is... just that, if used correctly. And if you have a back-up plan, Eg. good Armour, patch spider, lots of autons ans a shield, etc.

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Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:59 am

patch spider? PAH! ALL DEVICES ARE DISABLED!
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Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:05 am

goat not sheep wrote:patch spider? PAH! ALL DEVICES ARE DISABLED!
Are you saying that you don't use devices? :shock:
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Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:21 am

No, your patch spider is disabled by the Invincible when it proves not to stand up to its name. But once you hit sustain and reactivate the spider it will fix you up while you wait.

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Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:38 am

goat not sheep wrote:Why isn't the great Lazarus or the joton on your favourite?
Two reasons why the Lazarus and Joton aren't on my fav list;
1) Excessive fuel consumption and...
2) Excessive fuel consumption :P

I prefer to spend my time fighting the bad guys rather than having to stop and feed my ship fuel every other minute. And, I like keeping my cargo hold as free as possible for profitable loot instead of having to truck payloads of fuel around... or having to worry about where to get fuel at in a pinch.
Also, I don't use any modded reactors and the Hyperion is just a little too small to efficiently support a Lazurus shield and my pref weapons. Omni Ion Blaster and Fusionfire Wowitzer.

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Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:35 pm

I love the Jotun Deflector ^.^, Its energy consumption is no problem at all (What with the 1GW reactor) and it holds back the mean weapons :D.

Toss in an ion-reflecting crystal as well and youre golden! ^^
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Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:00 pm

dvlenk6 wrote:Boris, that is the first time I found CC armor.
I don't think it's rarer in the XML, but...
It isn't rarer, but lots more level 8 armors (including a common one) were added. More choices = less likely to spawn a specific item.

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Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:22 pm

So true, Burzmali. And the same applies when adding in mods as well. Another reason I limit the amount of mods I use, when I use them.

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Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:56 pm

Ah...yes. I had an enhanced 1GW(No spoilers, PM me if u wanna know how...) reactor, so it was like,1.25GW. I was using an iocrym cocoon,and armed with enough weapons. Even the ranx couldn'd kill me. >:D
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Yugi
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Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:04 pm

How did you enhance a 1 gig reactor?

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Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:27 pm

Why, you should know.In fact, you were the one i think, who told me how! But my memory hasn't served my well...but I PMED u.
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Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:08 pm

goat not sheep wrote:I was using an iocrym cocoon,and armed with enough weapons. Even the ranx couldn'd kill me. >:D
How in the galaxy did you manage to get the Iocyrm Coccoon installed?!? Did you mean the Iocyrm Veil?
The universe is illogical. Get over it.

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