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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: Macleod on August 07, 2005, 04:29:54 pm

Title: WOW
Post by: Macleod on August 07, 2005, 04:29:54 pm
This is one of the coolest games ever made by mankind.When I first saw it in my childhood I couldn't paly it because I didn't have the brains.But I liked it.Now, years later, I remember once playing a really great space simulator game.i didn't even recall it name, because I had forgotten it.Once I found out the name of the game, I looked it up on the net to find this site.For the last 5 days i have been like a crack addict who was just given 3 kg of heroin :o .This game has managed to do something no game has done in a long time.It got me hooked up, and tied to the computer.Sure, it doesn't have great graphics but the absolute superb gameplay and storyline make up for it entirely.The game actually made me feel like I'm a part of it.Every new realisation, a victory.The feeling that the whole galaxy is broken, and you have to fix it.Feeling remorse as you sold 100 crew to the Druuge.The fear that the alien probes will conquer the galaxy.The nightmares caused by the Ilwrath.And, in the end fearing the Kohr-Ah armada. :'(

I would like to say thank you to the game creators, who have made this game, and thank you to the nice people of this web site, for bringing this game to the present.

Now after all that talk come the questions ??? .

When exactly is the dead line?That's what got me in the first place, the time limit.

From what I have read on forums, the first course of action it to get he quasi engine from the Arilou.How do I get enough fuel to get the warp pod and Move to the location of the dimensional gate?

What is more profitable, mining or space combat?Because I saw that while space combat had big profits, it had great loses, but mining at a certain point didn't cost so much crew, but it was really time consuming...

Any other tips from you guys are welcomed.With an anticipated thank you.

Title: Re: WOW
Post by: meep-eep on August 07, 2005, 04:43:18 pm
I wrote about this and a lot of other things in this thread (
The relevant section:
February 17, 2159 (one year later if you've sent the Utwig and Supox on their mission against the Kohr-Ah), the Kohr-Ah have won the doctrinal war.
7 days later, the Kohr-Ah will begin their death march, starting with the Druuge. The Kohr-Ah travel with a speed of 15.8 standard HyperSpace units per day. Once the Kohr-Ah fleet reaches the fleet of the victim race, the latter is destroyed instantaneously.
The Kohr-Ah then immediately begin moving towards the nearest race with a fleet, until all of them are destroyed. Then they will head for Earth. When they reach it, the game is over. The exact time depends on where all the fleets are at the time of the cleansing, and how many fleets are still remaining, but it's somewhere in the last quarter of 2159 (or 2160 if you earned an extra year).

Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Deus Siddis on August 07, 2005, 07:43:09 pm
"What is more profitable, mining or space combat?"

That depends on your skills with your lander and fleet, respectively. Technology is also important here. Personally, I like to use a combination of the two.

Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Art on August 08, 2005, 05:52:02 am
Mine to get yourself started up, then focus more on combat. Combat is strictly better than mining once your fleet is relatively powerful.

Toward the end of the game focus on Melnorme Credits more than RU. Even when it's not worth it anymore to mine out worlds full of precious metals it can still be worth it to stop at worlds full of life forms. Keep an eye out for possible solutions to the problem of the Rainbow Worlds -- once you figure *that* out most of your resource problems will be over.

And along those lines -- if you should get the opportunity to cheat the Druuge, don't hesitate -- they deserve it -- and don't waste it. It's a bit out of the way, but the Druuge literally *can* end your RU problems forever...

Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Captain_Smith on August 09, 2005, 12:33:57 am
To answer the question, it depends on what you're comfortable with.  For me, I know enough of the game that I could mine a couple of stars and be more than set.  There's really more RU (you really only need something on the order of 0.000000001% of what is available, probably) to be had out there through mining than you need to be really set with all you could ever want.

Then there's the Druuge trick and the Melnorme credit/RU exchange of course.

"What is more profitable, mining or space combat?"

Title: Re: WOW
Post by: Death 999 on August 09, 2005, 04:45:06 pm
Feeling remorse as you sold 100 crew to the Druuge.