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Tedious...Tedious...
« on: December 03, 2002, 02:37:39 am »

Hello,

I've noticed that going from planet to planet is incredibly tedious, as the ship moves/turns very, very slowly. It makes flying from planet to planet to do the "lander thing" tedious as well..

Which brings me to the lander..

You drop down, avoid stuff that threatens to blow you up, take the minerals and leave..

and you do it a billion times over! ....it takes *so* long to fly between planets that the process becomes incredibly tedious. Embarrassed

Do you need to do this less as the game goes on? Do any upgrades from the shipyard help you move better in planet<->planet travel? (I'm not talking about combat)

I know this game has a great storyline..but I'm not sure I can take the planet<->planet lander trips that take *ages*...

Tell me there's a light at the end of the tunnel!
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2002, 02:50:17 am »

Thrusters increase your ship's speed.  Attitude Jets let you turn faster.  This works for both in battle and outside, when flying in Hyperspace or inside a solar system in Truespace.  Just stock full on both of those and you'll be set.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2002, 03:13:05 am »

Thanks!!  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2002, 03:52:58 am »

Well, when you get a ship with good enough weapons, you can earn a decent living just blowing up other ships. Each Slylandro probe, for example, gives about 500 RU; they may be hard to kill now, but with enough upgrades you'll be able to destroy them without losing a single crew member.
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Re: Tedious...Tedious...
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2002, 04:00:37 am »

I must say it is cool to see brand new players to this game.  People who haven't ever played it before, or those who wanted to but couldn't.  I just hope that early adopters of it won't be put off by the existing bugs.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2002, 06:53:10 am »

Yeah, as someone said, you need to upgrade your thrusters before all else. But also, once you've mined for a couple of months, go on a mission (spathi or shofixti are good for first ones). On your way there, back, and in their home solor systems, fill up your storage bays. It will make things go a lot faster. Also, talk to the old Shofixti as early as possible, because he will tell you the location of a rainbow world, which you can sell the location of to the Melnorme. After which, you will have some credits to buy upgrades for your lander (i think with your 500 credits you can get to the upgrade which protects you from aliens).
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2002, 10:29:08 am »

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I must say it is cool to see brand new players to this game.  People who haven't ever played it before, or those who wanted to but couldn't.  I just hope that early adopters of it won't be put off by the existing bugs.


Isn't it though ?  The bugs can be annoying, but I think the only one that has a serious chance of killing the game to people is that collision error at the end.  And maybe the one on my machine that makes me have to listen to *every* word the Orz say or else it freezes.  If I have to hear about peppers ONE MORE FREAKIN' TIME !!!!!!

Okay.....calm....centered.....love SC2......Love Orz Nemesis.......

So yes, the bugs are annoying, although the rest of the game is fun enough to compensate for most people  Grin
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Re: Tedious...Tedious...
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2002, 11:57:19 am »

Although right now, the vague nature of the quests is killing me. Where's the Sylandro mothership? Who knows! Where's the Ilwrath homeworld? Got me! Errrg.

Since the gameplay doesn't adopt any previous paradigms, an FAQ about exactly _how_ one should be playing it would be very appreciated. I've looked at other online strategy guides, but they all take more or less the form of walkthroughs, and I'm not looking for specifics. Just, like, should I be cruising through all of Ilwrath space looking for their homeworld, with a million enemies constantly on my tail through hyperspace? Or is it pereferable to pace the quests, rather than rush headlong into them? That sort of thing.
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2002, 02:21:52 pm »

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Although right now, the vague nature of the quests is killing me. Where's the Sylandro mothership? Who knows! Where's the Ilwrath homeworld? Got me! Errrg.

Since the gameplay doesn't adopt any previous paradigms, an FAQ about exactly _how_ one should be playing it would be very appreciated. I've looked at other online strategy guides, but they all take more or less the form of walkthroughs, and I'm not looking for specifics. Just, like, should I be cruising through all of Ilwrath space looking for their homeworld, with a million enemies constantly on my tail through hyperspace? Or is it pereferable to pace the quests, rather than rush headlong into them? That sort of thing.


Well if I might make a suggestion you look at a map (the one that comes with SCII if you buy it) from The Pages of Now and Forever (check the FAQ section). When I first played I was having problems finding the Ilwrath home world too and then I looked at it and realized their spear of influence has not only grown, but it's in different places. So, I checked the star clusters where it used to be and sure enough that was where their home world was located.
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Re: Tedious...Tedious...
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2002, 02:35:51 pm »

Talk to aliens a lot, and write stuff down. When you have bought all the tech from melnorme, buy information. They outline the plot quite well.
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2002, 02:48:42 pm »

And if THAT doesn't work, there used to be walkthroughs all over the net.  Check the Pages of Now and Forever, or google for 'em.
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2002, 03:04:02 pm »

Ah walkthroughs take all the fun out of the game. It's much more interesting to learn, for youself, that the Yehat help you at the end and that is the reason you keep losing (if you've playied the game already you know what i'm talking about). And to go exploring, only to find yourself deep in Ur-Quan space.  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2002, 05:04:26 pm »

One thing I'd like to point out to wake (out of pity more than anything) is that if you're looking for the Ilwrath homeworld in the Ilwrath sphere of influence you're wasting your time. The Ilwrath do have a homeworld, but their sphere of influence has slightly moved from it for reasons outlined in the plot.

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2002, 06:54:51 am »

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One thing I'd like to point out to wake (out of pity more than anything) is that if you're looking for the Ilwrath homeworld in the Ilwrath sphere of influence you're wasting your time. The Ilwrath do have a homeworld, but their sphere of influence has slightly moved from it for reasons outlined in the plot.

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Yes, but the spear on the map (map that came in box not the one on the game) is the same as it was 20 game years ago. So the sphere, on the map I told him too get from The Pages of Now And Forever, will show where the Ilwarth used to live and so if you go there, you'll find their homeworld.
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2002, 08:05:34 am »

Ah. I thought he was just cruising through their sphere of influence.

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