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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => Starbase Café => Topic started by: JStank on March 24, 2014, 08:28:10 pm

Title: NEW Lets Play - by JStank
Post by: JStank on March 24, 2014, 08:28:10 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Hello everyone I am JStank, amature Youtuber here and upon hearing about this wonderful game decided to make a new Lets Play. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

If you would like to check it out here is the link to the playlist (still in progress)

This game is awesome, I want to thank everyone who put in the hard work to make it available to all of us again.

Episode 1 2 and 3 now live.. ENJOY!

 :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'( :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'( :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'( :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'( :)

Title: Re: NEW LP - by JStank
Post by: Krulle on March 24, 2014, 10:21:43 pm
it's a "let's play" video. Since I don't like them at all I switched out before I could see if ads will be shown..
I expected music, as in LP= Long Play (

Wikipedia shows me Long Play at the top for being the most used use for LP, lets's play at the bottom of the list.

Not my thing, but those who like iwatching otherrs play can have a look of course....

Title: Re: NEW LP - by JStank
Post by: onpon4 on March 25, 2014, 12:09:46 am
About the lander: this game always causes your lander to return to the ship when it picks up something special (like an artifact), so you don't need to be as paranoid in the future as you were here; losing a lander is costly, but it can't make the game unwinnable. In fact, no item that you need to win is ever lost or made unobtainable, and the game never becomes unwinnable until you're just about to lose. (It's possible to make the game unwinnable, but the only way I can think of to do it is not something you're going to do accidentally.) With that being said, you're right to save often, and you should expect to lose your first time; this is a big game and you're likely to miss a lot of stuff.

Also, the lander is filled with, and the reports are written by, living crew. (You would have found this out eventually, probably, but it's really weird to hear you try to make a robot voice for that.)

It looks like you didn't notice "special" in the control menu. This does various things depending on the ship and is usually essential to fighting effectively with a ship.

UQM doesn't have any sort of log of information, so you should always have a sheet of paper or text editor open to write down useful information. If you miss something, you can rewind with the arrow keys or you can press the Special key to review what was said last.

Anyway, good luck. I'm following your channel.

Title: Re: NEW LP - by JStank
Post by: onpon4 on March 25, 2014, 03:15:29 pm
Just watched the second one.

You should talk to Commander Hayes about resource gathering, and also take a look at the Manifest menu.

Also, since this isn't obvious, the starmap has a search feature: press the "/" key to access it. You'll find this helpful later on when you know the name of the star you need to go to, but not the coordinates.

Title: Re: NEW LP - by JStank
Post by: JStank on March 25, 2014, 10:37:34 pm
Thanks for all the tips. Like I said i should have highlighted the amature part. Also like I said in the Video. I am playing through cold. The reason I was afraid of loosing my lander on the first mission is if you pick up all the radio active elements on mercury and proceed to loose that lander you will have no way of completing the first quest. This happened to me on a previous attempt at recording as Mercury was completely mined out and I was still unable to complete the first quest. Will have Episode 3 out shortly! thanks for watching!

Title: Re: NEW LP - by JStank
Post by: onpon4 on March 26, 2014, 01:06:07 am
Actually, even that one can't be made impossible so easily; it would have been a nuisance, but there are two other planets in the Solar System with radioactives, and one of them has no hazards on it (no hazards means you can't get killed). The only ways to make that first quest impossible are to collect all of the radioactives in Sol and then dump them, or to shoot them all. Both of these require deliberation.

Honestly, I think you should have kept the video of you failing (or rather, thinking you failed) the first time. No need to edit out your mistakes; they're part of what makes a blind let's play interesting.