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« Reply #165 on: February 23, 2005, 09:13:46 am »

My favorite ship is the Earthling Cruiser. It turns fast, is deadly accurate, excellent range, makes a really cool missile noise, and looks sorta cool.

After that comes the Chenjesu Broodhome in second place, the Yehat Terminator in third, the Supox Blade, and finally the Mmrnmhrm Transformer.
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« Reply #166 on: February 23, 2005, 08:23:22 pm »

Good to see this thread has been re-resurrected. I've been working with Supox a bit recently. After reading Smith's post about it, I realized something.
I'm a fanatical Quake player, and one of the most important tactics you can use in Quake is the circle-strafe, which consists of running sideways around your opponent while keeping your barrel blazing at him. (I'd try a lovely ASCII drawing, but I wager you folks get it.)
I realized that this is a possible tactic with the Supox. Thrust till within range, special, fire (continual), realease special to turn once your line of fire is gone, re-adjust, special again, firing all the while.
At first, getting one's fingers to do this properly is difficult, but I managed to tear apart a Dreadnought in about 3 seconds once I closed. The fighters did chew on me a bit, but not a single fusion bolt hit. Just a new idea for everyone. Wink
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« Reply #167 on: February 23, 2005, 09:40:08 pm »

That seems very interesting. The Supox strafe should have been easier to control though, or at least faster than normal thrust.
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« Reply #168 on: February 24, 2005, 12:42:27 am »

I agree that the Supox is deadly when used right.  I don't use Supox much, but they are good against Ur-Quan.  Get just within range and you can mow down some of his fighters while also hitting the Dreadnought itself, then retreat while firing at the remaining fighters.

As for favorite ship, I can't choose between the Androsynth, VUX, Melnorme, Thraddash, and Mrrnmhrm.  They're all great.
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« Reply #169 on: February 24, 2005, 01:44:24 am »

My favorite ship would definitely have to be the Zoq-Fot-Pik. It's fast enough to outrun most things, but it's still manueverable. Powerful secondary and a good primary strafing weapon.

Against the computer on a good day, I can take out an Ur-quan or Kohr Ah with just one or two Stingers.

My second favorite would have to be the Arilou. I can't take out Ur-quan with it, but I can know out a Marauder.
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« Reply #170 on: February 24, 2005, 07:33:56 am »

Ok, I have two sub questions:

1) Which ship do you think looks the coolest?

2) Which weapon looks/sounds the coolest?


I think the yehat is the coolest looking ship and the nuclear missile is coolest sounding and coolest looking (I like that crescent fireball.)
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« Reply #171 on: February 24, 2005, 08:41:22 am »

Coolest looking ship: Mmrnmhrmm in the X mode.

Coolest looking weapon: Melnorme Primary

Coolest sounding weapon: ZFP tongue. Tongue
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« Reply #172 on: March 02, 2005, 07:54:43 pm »

I'd like to point out a second tactic that can be used with the Androsynth vs. the Chmmr. Trying to notch your comet into his wing is the fastest way, but it's also risky. Alternatively, you can launch small clouds of bubbles, comet away to safety, and repeat. This is slower, but safer.

Coolest looking ship: Dreadnought, Probe
Coolest looking weapon: Ur-quan fusion blast, Supox seeds
Coolest sounding weapon: Yehat pulse cannon, Dreadnought fusion blast, Kohr-ah FRIED
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« Reply #173 on: March 04, 2005, 02:16:37 am »

Coolest looking ship: Androsynth
Coolest looking weapon: a swarm of Ur-Quan fighters in action
Coolest sounding weapon: Earthling missile
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« Reply #174 on: March 04, 2005, 03:06:58 am »

Coolest looking ship: Orz
Coolest looking weapon: Koar-Ah blades
Coolest sounding weapon: FRIED
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« Reply #175 on: March 04, 2005, 05:29:28 am »

Coolest looking ship: Avatar.
Coolest looking weapon: Marauder's blades, followed by avatar's laser
Coolest souding weapon: "LAUNCH FIGHTERS!"

and I'm adding one...
Coolest captain name: Halleck!  Grin
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« Reply #176 on: March 04, 2005, 08:33:08 pm »

-Best looking: Androsynth Guardian (rock on, Winky!) followed by Slylandro Probe
-Coolest looking weapon: Shofixti Glory Device followed by Thraddash Afterburners
-Coolest sounding weapon: Dreadnought Fusion blasts and Guardian going Blazer. When you hear either, you know business is coming.
-Best Captain Name: Fwiffo. Hands down, guys. C'mon.

I'm gonna add 2 other things, just to keep interest high.

Favorite theme song - Ur-Quan Kzer-Za. See below.

Favorite voice -  Ur-Quan Kzer-Za (well, the talking pets I guess Tongue). The music + the voice is absolutely masterfully combined to make the player terrified, especially when you run into the drone for the first time. That deep, rumbling bass voice perfectly fits the race. I remember when I first got the sounds put in after playing SC2 w/ no sound for the longest time...I  had shivers down my spine when I heard the 'Quan music/voice combo from the drone for the first time. And the best part? It's still as terrifying today.
Even separate; the music has a "dictator" feel to it, and the voices by themselves are disheartening, to say the least. But mix them together, and voila, you've got a symphony of fear.
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« Reply #177 on: March 04, 2005, 11:01:13 pm »

Coolest captain name: Pike

Favorite theme/voice: Mycon

The mycon just have this creepy ancient cult sort of feel. You can't quite decide whether they are really wise or just really freakish. It's especially bizzare when their voices go haywire and you can hear the words of the precursor scientists.
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« Reply #178 on: March 05, 2005, 02:41:18 am »

Coolest captain name: Patooti (heh)

Best theme: Ur-Quan, hands down, followed by the VUX and Druuge themes

Best voice: Ur-Quan, followed by the Utwig.  The first time I talked to an Utwig captain, I thought he should just get a damn Livejournal Smiley
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« Reply #179 on: March 06, 2005, 05:54:07 am »

Yes! I had forgotten about the VUX theme. It's not frightening like the Quan one is, but when you hear that guitar, you can only think, "Oops..."
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