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Least favorite ship?
« on: April 20, 2005, 01:30:07 am »

I'm not asking about least effective, which is arguably the Umgah. Which ship do you just hate, for whatever reason?

My choice is the Pkunk Fury. It's the fastest ship in the game, yet seems to be lacking agility when controlled by me, the player. It's as wide a target as the Stinger, and due to its hit-n-run nature you have to repeat your approach on the enemy many times. You're going to get shot at a lot. Yeah, and that random reincarnation ability is *annoying* once you see past the cute gimmick. I do not enjoy fighting the same birdy 5 times over, nor do I enjoy winning a battle I should have lost because of some good coin flips. I hate hate hate this goofy flower of a ship.
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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2005, 02:07:44 am »

The Umgah because it's the least effective and the only ship that's junk in my hands.

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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2005, 02:29:45 am »

Jugger or Terminator. Absolute shields are cheesy, doubly so when you can leave them up all the time.
Terminators may eventually run out of juice, but it takes freaking forever. Even when limpeted to complete immobility, it's much faster to ram it into the planet, which bypasses shields.
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2005, 07:23:14 am »

Syreen penetrator. It's lanky and has a weak weapon, and the "steal crew" thing is downright annoying.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2005, 08:23:24 pm »

I'd have to say the Ilwrath ships are my least favorite. As a pilot,
they are slow, have a short-ranged weapon and are a rather
large target. Also the cloaking shield seems to be near-useless
against the computer (unless the computer relies on homing
weapons).
As an foe, the cloaking shield makes it a rather annoying opponet.
It's a ship that would normally die quickly against darn near anything
else, but the cloaking device can help it live long past its normal life span.
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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2005, 08:18:14 am »

I would have to agree with ol' Zeepy-Eeepies.
The Ilwrath Avengers are a pain to fight, because I have to pay 100% concentration to hit them while they are cloaked.

In fact, I disliked the Ilwrath enough to have my screen name making fun of their god Kazon.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2005, 08:28:36 am »

Umgah Drone. It's 2 slow and it's weapon range 2 small. Flying backwards sucks. It's impossible 2 do any damage against hunam player with it.  
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2005, 07:33:26 pm »

Mycon.

They will always try to run away and it is a pain in the ass to chase them while they regenerate. It is even more pain in the ass to chase them after they do a gravity whip because they fly faster.
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2005, 02:18:36 am »

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Umgah Drone. It's 2 slow and it's weapon range 2 small. Flying backwards sucks. It's impossible 2 do any damage against hunam player with it.  



At least, after they nerfed it for SC2. In SC1 it was a bit more dangerous.
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2005, 06:21:48 pm »

The Druuge Mauler is pretty boring to play against.The computer is always too good with sniper weapons in games.

I agree that Ilwrath are sort of poopy to pilot againts the computer too.

Try an Ilwrath against the Druuge, he'll probably hit you perfectly while you snail around cloaked.

The Jugger and Terminator shields are sort of annoying, and so is the skiff. (I think the defence lasers on the earthling cruiser are fun to use though, against the Chenjesu, Mycon and other cruisers, it's not a 100% defence)
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2005, 08:21:15 pm »

Utwig Jugger. Annoying to fly, annoying to fight.
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2005, 09:26:34 pm »

It seems the shofixi nuke goes through the shields of the jugger and terminator though...
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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2005, 09:15:23 am »

the illwrath. the game cheats by having the comp know where it is at all times. a hunam player can find it within reason but the comp knows to an inch.
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2005, 09:52:11 pm »

Actually, the AI lowers its accuracy a bit when the enemy is cloaked. However, this 'off-ness' is by a distance, rather than an angle. So, at long range, it's comparatively accurate, while at short range it's comparatively pathetic.
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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2005, 01:02:46 am »

The Androsynth Guardian.  I want to meet the Androsynth guy that designed that one.  For a main weapon, we don't need any guns.  We're going to launch waves of deadly bubbles that don't go anywhere.  They just dance around for a few seconds until they disappear.  We have the technology to turn ships into screaming comets which we can use to ram our enemies with deadly force, but for a main weapon, we'll use a bubble maker.
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