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Your LEAST favorite ship
« on: November 08, 2002, 01:35:50 am »

My least favorite ship (and the only one I didn't like) : the Spathi.  

Those things always turned the fight into a "follow me and commit suicide because you know there's nothing you can do about my back-missiles" situation.  That or you chased them around until the other guy got so annoyed with it he commited suicide.  Either way, I *really* hated seeing my friends pick those.

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2002, 06:23:49 am »

Dude, the Eluder rocks, hands down.  Flying against the computer (dumb enough to chase) you find yourself using the homing torpedoes a lot but a decent human player is generally good enough to dodge the slow moving torps so then the Spathi is all about darting runs with the front gun.  The front gun fired so fast that if you were on target pretty much the entire salvo would hit.

The most useless ships in combat were the Umgah, the Earthling Cruiser, the Druuge Mauler and, um, probably the Ilwrath Avenger because it was damn near unflyable as a human.  They might have had their uses against particular opponents, but on the whole they sucked.

I hated seeing my mates pick the Eluder, the Nemesis and the Guardian, because i knew then I was going to have trouble killing him Smiley
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Re: Your LEAST favorite ship
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2002, 10:35:19 am »

Least favorite: Umgah.  Never witnessed anyone intentionally picking one.

I'll hafta agree that the Eluder could lead to some boring human vs. human fights.  Especially Eluder vs. Eluder.  Ugh.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2002, 11:13:11 am »

The Umgah ships are kind of useless.. and they're really boring to fly.

The Druuge Mauler has its uses though. Such as... killing Avatars  Grin

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Re: Your LEAST favorite ship
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2002, 04:17:30 pm »

Drones are the worst, with the Mauler second.
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Re: Your LEAST favorite ship
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2002, 04:19:52 pm »

The lousiest: Ilwrath. I can't fly with the cloak and the weapon is too short ranged.
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2002, 04:24:31 pm »

ehhhh... you could always estimate where you are by the relative position of the other ship, and interpolate between the positions of the stars that disappear under the cloaked Ilwrath.  Conversely, so can your opponent, making the Ilwrath pretty weak.
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Re: Your LEAST favorite ship
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2002, 06:05:01 pm »

I reallllly hated chasing spathi ships.

Alot of people I talk to hated using the Slylandro Probe, but once you master it's controls, you do some damage.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2002, 05:45:42 pm »

Come on! Druuge Maulers were incredible. The ONLY ship that gave me serious troubles with my Maulers were well-flown Thraddash, they were hard to hit and they could easily set you up to run right into their fire. I have killed more avatars and Ur-quan with Drugge maulers than any other ship in the game. It was also one of the most effective ships against the dreaded Utwig since it's shell was so high speed and small, you could get them to accidently trigger their shields easily.

I think the Zoq-fot-pik and Shofixti were rather useless. I felt the Human cruiser, Umgah, and Ilwrath were far better than them. Of course, maybe I just wasn't good with them, but trust me, Maulers ruled.

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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2002, 06:28:55 pm »

Ilwrath. Definitly the Ilwrath
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2002, 08:11:34 pm »

Least favorite?  That would have to be the Kohr-Ah.  That ship has no style whatsoever.

I loved using the Spathi, but I agree it was annoying when the computer (and some friends I can think of) just ran away all the time and refused to even try to attack.  When that happened I took out an Avatar (in my fleet for exactly this purpose) and dragged them back into the fight, kicking and screaming.
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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2002, 05:33:11 am »

Although it appears I'm in the minority, I did like the Druuge Maulers.  When you got into the groove of them, firing to accelerate and taking the recoil into consideration - enemies tremble  Cool

I'm a little surprised that nobody's mentioned the VUX, either in the best or worst ship's topics.
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Re: Your LEAST favorite ship
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2002, 02:43:41 pm »

I've found the Probe the least fun to fly... I've never gotten the hang of it.  

The Umgha Drone is my least favorite ship... I always thought it sucked compared to its original counterpart, the Shofixti Scout  Wink
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Re: Your LEAST favorite ship
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2002, 03:40:27 pm »

Vux ship whatever it was. And all the slow ships in general (excluding Druuge Mauler) Smiley
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Re: Your LEAST favorite ship
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2002, 09:20:28 pm »

Maules are awesome!!  I admit that they are kinda hard to use agianst (er.. spelling!) small, fast ships *coughs PKUNK*, It was a fun ship.   Tongue I like eluders, but they ae pesky when they run away.  Sylandro are fun, too (I finially learned to use one Grin)  Drons aren't THAT bad... er.. is annoying and SLOW with NO range, And zotfotpic & sofixi are good, I can esially kill  a dreadnaught WITHOUT suiciding.  

I'd have to say, however, that the Avenger is the worst ship.  
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