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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2005, 07:17:05 am »

awwwww.....the guardian is IMO the most fun ship.
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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2005, 08:27:40 pm »

My least favorite has got to be...

Hmm. I don't think I have one. They all have their uses. I might have least favorite ship-pair battles though.

No complaints about the AI have any bearing for me, because I really consider Super Melee to be the main mode. Don't get me wrong, the 1P story mode is one of the best I've seen. I mean, in which other game can you actually alter the course of history with your decisions?
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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2005, 08:51:13 pm »

Many games let you alter the course of history. Have you only played the original Escape Velocity lately?
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2005, 02:28:23 am »

You are thinking of the later two escape velocities.

In the original, you could not alter anything, except by doing the alien mission, which would mean that their deadly fighters would appear here and there from then on.
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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2005, 09:09:27 pm »

I was asking him if he only played EV 1 precisely because you can never change anything in that game; this would explain why he thought the ability to affect history was something unique to UQM.
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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2005, 10:09:44 pm »

I think the first Escape Velocity was still the best of the series. The later ones just didn't have that "clean" feel.
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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2005, 10:33:35 pm »

Lack of shot relativity killed the game. SC makes up for it with wraparound and the planet.
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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2005, 11:24:26 pm »

Starflight and Starcontrol beat the ass off of the Escape Velocities. I only meant EV was better than its sequels.
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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2005, 12:31:39 am »

I think mine is possibly the Pkunk. The reincarnate is just wrong. When it reincarnates it's basically another 20pt ship as far as I'm concerned. Then another. And another. Its worth that much because of the reincarnate, but when the reincarnate is as powerful as it is I think the Pkunk is undervalued at 20. 30 is more accurate IMHO.

Oh, and since one of my SC affinities (as well as Chenjesu) is the Yehat, that helps me hate Pkunk even more! Wink

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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2005, 02:12:59 am »

The Pkunk is, aside from the ressurrection, a 10 point ship. The ressurrection gives you an average of 2 of them, so its point value is doubled.
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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2005, 04:35:58 am »

Least favorite ship? Probably the Druuge Mauler. It is a clumsy, too hittable ship, its weapon's annoying (both as a player, in which case it is hard to use, or in the computer's case, in which it is sometimes capable of painful hits), its energy regeneration's pathetic, and its secondary is just a pathetic way to cover for the pathetic energy regeneration rate.

The Druuge should pay ME a hundred slaves so I'll vacate a position at my fleet and use it for a Mauler.
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« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2005, 05:50:28 am »

That's relative.  I definitely believe the Pkunk code needs a "resurrection limit".  Occasionally the thing hits the lottery and turns into a terminator ship.  I recall at least three times that my half my fleet was cut down in melee by a Pkunk that just WOULD....NOT....DIE!  For the last time it happened I lost count at a dozen resurrections and it went on some more before it finally stayed dead.

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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2005, 02:40:42 am »

In re: to Harth1026's dislike for the Androsynth Guardian:

Hahahahahahaha!

Yes, very true.  Odd ship.  One minute it's a child's toy, the next SCREAMING DEATH!

he he...

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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2007, 08:14:20 am »

I hate the Spathi Eluder/Discriminator. It's so painful to fly that big target with backwards BUTT missiles... and ugly sounds and weapon graphics... and horribly unnerving against a Probe.
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Re: Least favorite ship?
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2007, 10:33:39 pm »

Least favorite .. let's see...

Kohr-Ah Marauder. A real douche to fight, since only some few selected ships are good enough to destroy it without getting their own arses kicked badly. But when I'm in control, it becomes a mockery of a ship.

Umgah Drone ... a computer controlled opponent is ridiculously good with it. Not a single human player could make it a weapon of any sort.

Supox Blade .. it's boring. It has a pea gun. That's it.
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