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Re: Your LEAST favorite ship
« Reply #60 on: April 09, 2003, 12:27:04 am »

Although it's very realistic. After all, your ship has taken out the enemy, so obviously everyone else aboard is too busy celebrating that they can't be bothered taking care of the long range scanner...
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« Reply #61 on: April 09, 2003, 04:01:52 am »

Hehe.  I could just see the Kohr-Ah dancing on their ship, celebrating their victory.  I imagine them breaking out the pinata of their latest victim and then breaking it open with giant baseball bat.

I guess this hypothesis also applies to the Utwig, who are generally known for their celebratory spirit.   Grin
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« Reply #62 on: April 13, 2003, 06:00:38 am »

Hey, I'm new here, so please go easy... Smiley

I like the Umgah, though I seem to be in quite a minority here. I mean, the Umgah beat the VUX hands down. The Intruder's laser can't hurt the Drone and nor can their limpets, and the Drone is faster (it's like a race betwin the turtle and the snail, isn't it?). The Ilwrath and Earthlings are also in the same predicament. The Nemisis, and Guardian, both top ships, are hard pressed to destroy the Drone and the latter takes major damage doing so.

My least favorite ship is the Torch. You can't chase it and if you stay put it will take you out with it's weeny dart. There is nothing more annoying.
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« Reply #63 on: April 13, 2003, 06:25:22 am »

The Guardian shouldn't take massive damage against the Drone. Just don't use the Blazer form. Shoot bubbles and some will sneak around the anti-matter cone and slam the Drone.

My least favorite ship is the Blade. I just can't seem to get the hang of it.
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« Reply #64 on: April 13, 2003, 09:13:14 am »

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My least favorite ship is the Torch. You can't chase it and if you stay put it will take you out with it's weeny dart. There is nothing more annoying.

The Earthling Cruiser can make the Torch its bitch without much effort at all, just stay put and keep the missles comin'..  You've only gotta hit it twice and the fight's over.  Don't waste your time with the point-defense, the powerful Mark 6 blaster can cut right through that, meaning you lose battery AND crew if you use it.

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My least favorite ship is the Blade. I just can't seem to get the hang of it.

The only way I can handle it is to point it straight "up" and fly it.  Then the directional controls match what it will do onscreen, making for very few "aw, fuck!" moments  Wink  Once you get used to it, it's a highly effective ship; it can dodge just about anything, and it can compensate for the "firing angle" problem by nudging itself into place w/o turning.

I prefer to use it as a Chmmr-killer -- it fires fast enough to overwhelm the ZapSats (I actually aim for THEM at first) and can hide inside the firing angles while dishing out the hurt.  Mmmmm..  So good.  Smiley
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« Reply #65 on: April 13, 2003, 02:45:29 pm »

Wait wait wait, did I hear that correctly? Did he just say the Umgah Drone is the winner against an Orz Nemesis!?!

Heh, just kidding. You said you didn't want people to go ballistic on you so I won't. While I've been caught in that damned backwards zip attack many times before, I will have you know that Orz marines can easily board a drone as long as they aren't launced directly into the cone. Even the rotatable cannon can pierce through the cone. If you don't believe me, try it out.

I don't really have a ship that I hate. All the ships have style to them and the potential to wreak havok, just some more than others. The Mmrnmhrm Transformer is the most frustrating ship for me but it's great compared to a lot of the crap that originated in SC3, which was a mixture of ugly (Doog), cheesy (Ploxis), and downright awful (Xchagger).
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« Reply #66 on: April 13, 2003, 10:50:30 pm »

I didn't say that the Drone was the winner, just that the Nemisis and the Guardian have a hard time beating it. Any player with half a brain and abit of practice will zip back from the marines and bubbles (and the merins are stupid so they'll die in the cone there after), and the Nemisis'  shells are small, which can be an advantage but makes it hard to hit the small Drone.
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« Reply #67 on: April 13, 2003, 11:31:25 pm »

Well, it is possible to beat a Nemesis with a Drone. The Orz ship is my favorite in the game so in addition to defeating every other ship in the game with it, I also did the opposite. The trick against marines is, as you said, to backwards zip a little so that if they aren't headed for the cone already, they will be. Against a good Umgah player, it's better to not use marines or fighter craft at all.

By the way, is it okay to consider killing an opponent off with a glory device a win? Otherwise I might have to go back and try to beat the Orz again with Shofixti.
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« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2003, 04:06:19 am »

Am I the only one who actually likes the intruder? It's not an awesome ship, but it's really pretty decent.
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« Reply #69 on: April 14, 2003, 04:42:41 am »

I'd have to say, hands-down, the worst ship I know of is the ZoqFotPik.  All others are thousands of times better than the ship that you have to kiss your opponent's ship to even consider doing worthwhile damage.

I like the Umgah, Druuge, Ilwrath, and pretty much all the other ships I've seen people list as "bad" to use.  Umgah is sweet, especially when you use the reverse-skitter maneuver to end up lining up your enemy's ship within your beam.  Ilwrath is pretty cool too, even if the cloak is easy enough to figure out.  Druuge, well.... I just have one thing to say about them..... Chmmr Avenger annihilation.
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« Reply #70 on: April 14, 2003, 10:50:47 am »

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Am I the only one who actually likes the intruder? It's not an awesome ship, but it's really pretty decent.


Yeah...that's most ships, awesome against some ships, pretty decent in other cases, but nasty in some cases...

The VUX is in my top 5 or so right now of favorites....

At least with the AI, anything I can catch with the limpets dies: basically Zot-Foq-Pik, Spathi, Yehat, Utwig, and a few others.   There's a few other ships he usually hurts bad like Chmmr, and my current favorite practice melee - the Kohr-Ah  Grin   Mycon, Druuge, Chenjesu, and Ur-Quan are nightmares with this ship though - although I usually get enough limpets on the latter two so they die with my next combat selection  Grin
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Re: Your LEAST favorite ship
« Reply #71 on: April 14, 2003, 03:39:26 pm »

Lately I've taken a liking to the Pkunk. Though, perhaps this is because I've played through the Sa-Matra battle many times recently Smiley.
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Re: Your LEAST favorite ship
« Reply #72 on: April 14, 2003, 08:24:44 pm »

I wish the Umgah antimatter field were a little less permeable -- I mean, it's ridiculous that the Orz shot can get through it. The field is supposed to permit the heaviest shots, like crystal shards and fusion blasts, and, I guess, the blades (maybe hellbore cannons too, but blocking them would make things more interesting). That's IT. Also, making the field as wide and long as it was in SC1 would help make the ship worth its 7 supermelee points.
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« Reply #73 on: April 14, 2003, 09:00:56 pm »

Oh, the Mauler.
I hate that ship as well. Why? The computer can cheesily snipe with it... as well as dodge sniped shots with very little mental effort. Me? Damn firing arcs! I used to be able to snipe incredibly well with that ship, but I think I've been spoiled in recent years in newer games with 'added detail' in firing arcs.

The only thing that brings me any measure of comfort to using the Mauler is that the computer pilots like a moron sometimes.
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Re: Your LEAST favorite ship
« Reply #74 on: April 15, 2003, 07:04:14 pm »

It's maybe Drone or Mauler. Drone doesn't even have good turning rate and with example Skiff, it's very easy to kill. It's only good if you can use its special thing (moving fast backwards), but only computer can use it in the right time and get behind the opponent. Mauler is useless ship, if you aren't sharp shooter. It's too easy to kill and its fuel reload speed is veryvery slow and I don't want to always use my special to make it going faster (you lose then some crew). But in sharp shooting, I don't have any problems Wink.

Because you asked what is your least FAVOURITE, then I will say that it is Probe. I just figured it out what did you ask. So those Drone and Mauler were worst ships. Probe is my least favourite, because there's so much problems with them in the start of the game.
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