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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: jaychant on December 19, 2008, 08:42:55 pm



Title: Your favorite ships
Post by: jaychant on December 19, 2008, 08:42:55 pm
So, what are your favorite ships? (Don't think about how good they are, tell me what you like, not what ship is strongest)

My answer:

Slylandro Probe; It's fun to zip past my opponents attacks and then bombard them with lightning. Not very effective and usually fatal, but very fun.

Ur-Quan Dreadnought; The classic giant, powerful energy bolt beats all! ;D

Ilwrath Avenger; The idea of hiding in the darkness and then suddenly uncloaking with a powerful fire attack is awesome! I really wish Melee had a split-screen for this very reason (the cloaking would actually work).

Syreen Penetrator; You get to take your enemy's crew! If it really was effective, this ship would be really AWESOME! ;D


Also, what are your least favorite ships?

My answer:

Chenjesu Broodhome; It is VERY boring no matter what side you're on. It's also annoying to fight a Chenjesu with 5 DOGIs keeping you from fighting back.

Kohr-Ah Marauder; In order to pilot it with good results, you always have to run away. What fun is that?


What's your answer?


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: Elvish Pillager on December 20, 2008, 12:49:33 am
Chenjesu Broodhome; It is VERY boring no matter what side you're on. It's also annoying to fight a Chenjesu with 5 DOGIs keeping you from fighting back.
surely you mean 4 DOGIs :P

Kohr-Ah Marauder; In order to pilot it with good results, you always have to run away. What fun is that?


What's your answer?

my answer is GRAVITY WHIP PLASMA RING


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: Cedric6014 on December 20, 2008, 01:06:29 am
Chenjesu is my favourite actually

Other favourites:
Ur-Quan
Melnorme


Least favourite:
Spathi
Slylandro



Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: Shiver on December 20, 2008, 02:25:58 am
I dunno, the topic of favorite ship seems like kind of a pointless retread at this point. I could do a "You post the ship you want to use, I'll tell you why you should set your hair on fire instead" thread and it would make for more lively discussion.


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: jaychant on December 20, 2008, 02:50:10 am
So then, your favorite is the Ilwrath Avenger? I like that ship, too. :P


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: 0xDEC0DE on December 20, 2008, 02:57:38 am
Ilwarth sux against Umgah:

(http://www.submedia.net/~nic/uqm/umgah_vs_ilwrath.png)


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: SweetSassyMolassy on December 20, 2008, 03:31:22 am
I like that the "veterans" of the board don't ever reply with anything that's on-topic because they've heard this discussion so many times.

my favorite ships are the fast ones, in particular the Skiff and Eluder


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: Lukipela on December 20, 2008, 04:19:01 pm
I like that the "veterans" of the board don't ever reply with anything that's on-topic because they've heard this discussion so many times.

Well, the topic has been posted and reposted dozens of times. Sometimes even by the same guy.

Quote
I could do a "You post the ship you want to use, I'll tell you why you should set your hair on fire instead" thread and it would make for more lively discussion.

Sounds good. You do this and I promise I'll give loads of noobish suggestions.

To be on topic I like the Guardian.


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: Shiver on December 20, 2008, 08:55:16 pm
Sounds good. You do this and I promise I'll give loads of noobish suggestions.

I'd like to keep the number of Shiver threads floating around down to a manageable number. Maybe a little while longer and I'll do it. You, on the other hand, promised us something special in Starbase Cafe and have not delivered.  >:(


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: Lukipela on December 21, 2008, 02:15:00 pm
I'd like to keep the number of Shiver threads floating around down to a manageable number. Maybe a little while longer and I'll do it. You, on the other hand, promised us something special in Starbase Cafe and have not delivered.  >:(

My graphics fell through so I'm doing them in excel and paint. Just wait til after christmas.


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: psydev on December 21, 2008, 04:56:37 pm
My new favorite ship is probably the Vux intruder, due to the fun I have with it in netmelee. Mycon too is pretty rad.
After that:
Earthling
Mmrnmhrm (only for doing close-in laser attacks though, the missiles are kind of boring)
Arilou (theoretically undefeatable, hence a test to a pilot's patience)
Chenjesu. Don't ask me why, I just like it.

I tend to like ships that are weak but can be used to deal a lot of damage if used skillfully (or with a bit of luck).

I also like the Kohr-ah because there is much room for creative use of the blades.


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: meep-eep on December 21, 2008, 05:25:46 pm
Marines on Maulers and limpets on Earthlings
bright Podship plasma and warm Kohr-Ah death rings
Shofixti scouts doing gravity whips
these are a few of my favorite ships


Ok, sorry about that. I don't know what came over me.


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: Lukipela on December 21, 2008, 07:53:56 pm
Marines on Maulers and limpets on Earthlings
bright Podship plasma and warm Kohr-Ah death rings
Shofixti scouts doing gravity whips
these are a few of my favorite ships


Ok, sorry about that. I don't know what came over me.


i'm eagerly waiting for the next instalment, "The hills are alive with the sound of Spathi"


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: Resh Aleph on December 21, 2008, 08:51:51 pm
Marines on Maulers and limpets on Earthlings
bright Podship plasma and warm Kohr-Ah death rings
Shofixti scouts doing gravity whips
these are a few of my favorite ships


This is the best thing this board has seen since last Thursday.


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: psydev on December 23, 2008, 10:16:15 am
Marines on Maulers and limpets on Earthlings
bright Podship plasma and warm Kohr-Ah death rings
Shofixti scouts doing gravity whips
these are a few of my favorite ships


Ok, sorry about that. I don't know what came over me.


woot! woot!
kudos


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: magenta on January 15, 2009, 11:04:49 pm
All


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: countchocula86 on January 16, 2009, 01:06:10 am
Meep your prose moves me to tears.


Title: Re: Your favourite ships
Post by: Krulle on January 21, 2009, 10:32:26 am
All of them, just because it's SC2.

Primus inter pares is for me the Supox Blade.



In an attempt to complete awesomeness:


The Stinger has three captains,
argueing 'bout FRUNGY! teams;
swearing Pkunks, singing Syreens,
the masked ones are Jugger capteens.

Marines on Maulers and limpets on Earthlings
bright Podship plasma and warm Kohr-Ah death rings
Shofixti scouts doing gravity whips
these are a few of our favourite ships.

Zipping Drones and jumping Skiffs ever so small,
Blazing Guardians and Avatars impressive tall,
and the burning Torches leave their trails
after a number of battles the crew always fails.

Confusing Traders, sliding Blades,
Slylandros malprogrammed probes,
Fighters and DOGIs following everywhere;
and a hidden Avenger who is hiding there;

Frightened Eluders evading Terminators,
X-Forming Robots, they're helping all,
in our rebellion to bring the downfall,
of our civil warring Ur-Quan Masters.




Sorry, both Ur-Quan races are indicated double, but their civil war helps bringing their downfall..... And I did not want to change meep-eeps part.
But I think I got them all (http://wiki.uqm.stack.nl/List_of_ships), did I miss any? If yes, sorry. I'm passing too seldom nowadays to get back to you if you find one missing.

Feel free to adjust my rhymes,
and any of my stumbling lines,
while you're boring in hyperspaces,
but remember: do this for our races.

Life on shielded planets is no fun,
Freedom and liberty is what we wan',
So promote the news, we're going in,
and we're all helping for this WIN.


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: Death 999 on January 21, 2009, 04:28:37 pm
Meep your prose moves me to tears.

That's not prose.

Just sayin'.


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: Lachie Dazdarian on January 21, 2009, 11:04:40 pm
I like the Thraddash Torch. It rules against cyborgs. But I haven't play melee much against human opponents so...not sure how good that ship really is.


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: jaychant on January 21, 2009, 11:12:42 pm
I like the Thraddash Torch. It rules against cyborgs. But I haven't play melee much against human opponents so...not sure how good that ship really is.

The Torch is incredibly effective against humans. Most ships are powerless as you stay out of range with the afterburner while slowly chipping away at the enemy ship with the Mark 6 blaster.

Unfortunately, this means that the Torch guarantees very stale, boring gameplay.


Title: Re: Your favorite ships
Post by: Cedric6014 on January 21, 2009, 11:46:16 pm
I like the Thraddash Torch. It rules against cyborgs. But I haven't play melee much against human opponents so...not sure how good that ship really is.

Versus the stupid cyborg Thraddash carves up.

But for PvP, itís considered by most to be a faulty ship. It can escape from any situation with its afterburners and its primary weapon is incredibly weak.  So you can never catch it or destroy it, but it can keep its distance and fire its pebbles at you. By this rationale its an excellent ship and horribly undervalued Ė but only if its controller is prepared to fight for hours at a time.

Hence itís not really used by anyone in PvP, or at least anyone who actually wants a meaningful battle.