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Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:03 am

After I found CSC ANTARTICA, then what should I do?
Should I let them destroyed by Aquilla? Or I should protect them?
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Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:28 am

There are two choices you can make -

1. Save the Antarctica
If you're seeing the Aquilas, that means you chose the "Save the Antarctica" route through dialogue choices, meaning you need to destroy the cruisers before they destroy the Antarctica.

2. Destroy the Antarctica
No Aquilas will show up, and the ship will become hostile - you need to destroy it before it gates out.

Both paths have a different reward.
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Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:56 am

Xephyr wrote:There are two choices you can make -

1. Save the Antarctica
If you're seeing the Aquilas, that means you chose the "Save the Antarctica" route through dialogue choices, meaning you need to destroy the cruisers before they destroy the Antarctica.
This isn't true. You can let them kill it(or assist them in killing it) and Decker will give you the Lamplighter. If you only assist or just let the Aquilae kill it, you'll need rank 6 to get the Lamplighter, though Decker will hold it for you until you get that rank.

NOTE: If you kill or attack one or more of the Aquilas, and then kill the Antarctica, you will receive no reward. Decker won't be handing over a superweapon to someone who gets their laughs by killing his soldiers. Oddly enough, you will not be court martialed for murdering about a thousand Fleet crew, though. Apparently Decker doesn't have the evidence to prosecute you.
2. Destroy the Antarctica
No Aquilas will show up, and the ship will become hostile - you need to destroy it before it gates out.

Both paths have a different reward.
Telling Helios that you intend to kill her will not result in any Aquilas spawning, and the only available reward will be gained from killing it. It's a very weak enemy, and stands no chance against anyone with a weapon with decent range, so this is not a useless option if you want a clear shot at it in order to get the LL at a lower rank(or boost your score).

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If I protect CSC ANTARTICA, then what's happen next?
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DigaRW wrote:If I protect CSC ANTARTICA, then what's happen next?
You'll be given a reward by the captain. The Commonwealth Fleet will not be happy with you and demote you.

Spoilers: The prize is a halo gem that inflicts massive damage on the player and all surrounding ships. good for the iocrym fight.
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Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:11 am

Xephyr wrote:
DigaRW wrote:If I protect CSC ANTARTICA, then what's happen next?
You'll be given a reward by the captain. The Commonwealth Fleet will not be happy with you and demote you.

Spoilers: The prize is a halo gem that inflicts massive damage on the player and all surrounding ships. good for the iocrym fight.
In particular, it damages everything within a certain radius, including the player, such that one more hit is sufficient to result in a kill. Right now, it's only really useful in conjunction with a Gem of Contrition in order to make the fight against the Iocrym Command Ship even more trivial than it already is, though I imagine in part II it will be vastly more useful to have, as more daunting enemies show up.

To be fair, the Lamplighter Archcannon, the reward for destroying the Antarctica, isn't particularly useful right now either. It's getting a rework soon, though.

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Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:21 am

JohnBWatson wrote:
Xephyr wrote:
DigaRW wrote:If I protect CSC ANTARTICA, then what's happen next?
You'll be given a reward by the captain. The Commonwealth Fleet will not be happy with you and demote you.

Spoilers: The prize is a halo gem that inflicts massive damage on the player and all surrounding ships. good for the iocrym fight.
In particular, it damages everything within a certain radius, including the player, such that one more hit is sufficient to result in a kill. Right now, it's only really useful in conjunction with a Gem of Contrition in order to make the fight against the Iocrym Command Ship even more trivial than it already is, though I imagine in part II it will be vastly more useful to have, as more daunting enemies show up.

To be fair, the Lamplighter Archcannon, the reward for destroying the Antarctica, isn't particularly useful right now either. It's getting a rework soon, though.
Except (unless it's been fixed) it doesn't hurt internal compartments. So it's abit tricky to use.


And contrition gems do not work on the Iocrym.
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Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:51 am

And contrition gems do not work on the Iocrym.
That's right, my mistake.

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Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:41 am

The gem used to be useful before 1.0, but now the real reward is that there's an extra research station mission.
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The gem of sacrifice does now set internal HP to a random value from 1 to 10. It also lowers shields and damages each armor segment by 96 to 99 percent of its maximum HP. So it should be effective against the ICS, but don't use it if you have armor damage or are about to take damage.

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NMS wrote:The gem of sacrifice does now set internal HP to a random value from 1 to 10. It also lowers shields and damages each armor segment by 96 to 99 percent of its maximum HP. So it should be effective against the ICS, but don't use it if you have armor damage or are about to take damage.
Even so, it triggers the lobster attack while you're one shot from death.
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Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:47 pm

Good point. You should probably activate Defend or Sustain first.

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I using 4 Phobos (CSC Antartica faction) by using G.O.D to defend CSC Antartica. After she escape, I'm going to CSC Terra. Now I demoted, so it's okay to running CSC fleet mission once again?
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DigaRW wrote:I using 4 Phobos (CSC Antartica faction) by using G.O.D to defend CSC Antartica. After she escape, I'm going to CSC Terra. Now I demoted, so it's okay to running CSC fleet mission once again?
Yes, you can do Fleet missions again now. The main reward of them is the ability to get the Lamplighter, though(aside from the ability to sic your squadron on enemies you feel like killing after you complete your mission), so there's not really any point to redoing missions after you've gotten to the rank with free armor repair and refueling.

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