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Title: UQM gameplay status
Post by: Steven R. Aponte on July 30, 2015, 06:16:44 pm
Hello UQM gamers! Steven R. Aponte signing in to give a status report in UQM gameplay.

I'm at the planet where the SU- Matra Is.....

orbiting the magma planet preparing to attack it.....again...

This is as far as I can go due to all my fighters getting destroyed and then my flagship.

the fighters I use are;avatars, furies, eluders, terminators.

Perhaps my eye-hand coordination  are too slow.  I,ve saved numerous times and replayed older saves
 
but the result is always my destruction. Otherwise an enjoyable game.  Otherwise its an enjoyable game.

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Title: Re: UQM gameplay status
Post by: Death 999 on July 30, 2015, 07:00:24 pm
Quick question - did you use a big distraction, or are you trying to fight your way through?


Title: Re: UQM gameplay status
Post by: Steven R. Aponte on July 30, 2015, 10:20:11 pm
I should mention that i was aided by a/the walkthrough and map from SC2...


When i arrived at delta crateris, planet 5 i used the dnarri brain-creature who distracted the ships surrounding the
planet to leave the system. i then went to the planet.


Title: Re: UQM gameplay status
Post by: Krulle on August 03, 2015, 12:12:33 pm
The Sa-Matra fight is hard, yes.
Have you understood what the Neo_Dnyarri has told you about what you need to destroy?

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Title: Re: UQM gameplay status
Post by: danzibr on August 03, 2015, 02:36:11 pm
Huh.  I've never fought any of those battles with my flagship.

I used Spathi and Chmmr to take out the dudes before the Sa-Matra, making sure to lose plenty to get Yehat and Pkunk.  I use Yehat to destroy the shield generator thingies.  Turn on the shield right when you're going to get hit by the non-fireballs, they launch you away.  Then I just use that momentum and take shots at the red things whenever possible.  When my Yehat are gone I use Pkunk.

Totally an aside (maybe I should start a new thread), I wonder about the offensive capabilities of the Sa-Matra.  Those green things and fireballs are just defensive, right?  And it's actually like a sphere of asteroid, not a ring right?  So out of its shell... I wonder what it could do.


Title: Re: UQM gameplay status
Post by: Steven R. Aponte on August 04, 2015, 11:05:54 pm
Thanks Krulle and Danzibar...my game might have a glitch/bug in that before i saved i noticed when i

approached su-matra there were no guard ships....i just began fighting the su-matra....

now though, since i've saved i must fight the guard ships....

i'm certain now that it's a matter of eye-hand reflexes that will win this game...

i wonder how many deaths i shall endure before i win?....to be continued...


Title: Re: UQM gameplay status
Post by: Krulle on August 06, 2015, 12:07:49 pm
@danzibr:
During the original times, I never found out that the Pkunk are that good for the final fight, or that you would get some as a gift if you did the Yehat revolution. (I normally came with a full ship to the final fight, and since my flagship was so efficient against Dreadnoughts and Marauders, I used the flag ship and won easily without losses - so I never found out that empty slots would be filled by Terminators and Furies.
During my third UQM run I purposefully tried it. Since then I prefer the Furies over Avatars to do the fight.
And yes, the coasting of the Terminators is what I now use as a fallback position. But why risking loosing lifes, if the Fury is much faster than the yellow fireballs?
In hindsight it seems that the Furies have been specifically placed in the game for the final boss fight.)


Title: Re: UQM gameplay status
Post by: Death 999 on August 25, 2015, 01:34:24 pm
btw, it's SA-Matra. Sumatra is an island.


Title: Re: UQM gameplay status
Post by: Foxbat1701 on October 18, 2015, 09:26:39 am
I like the Thrad ships in the fight against the Sa-Matra's guards.  A Thrad easily beats a Dreadnaught, and can beat a Marauder if you're careful.  But I let them die so I can get Terminators and more Furies for the battle against the Sa-Matra itself.  Actually a Spathi can be a good backup in case something goes wrong, I keep Fwiffo till the very end.  I'm not a big fan of the Avatar ships, I think they're crappy.  I also keep a Thrad to get rid of the flame things after I knock out all 8 shield generators.  Once you've figured out how to beat the Sa-Matra, the final battle is almost boringly easy...