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question about those pesky probes
« on: May 13, 2005, 12:59:46 am »

Hi all, im new arround here and just started playing this wonderfull game  and i love it Grin

wel i had a question about those probes who always attack you.
The starbase comander says you have to find out fast who and where they are being made or space will crawling with these things within a year, now my question is, space is so big you could never find that planet in that time, thats my guess although.

ive been to lots of planets and systems but no trace of that, can someone give me a little hint of what todo  Roll Eyes

thanks in advance  Kiss
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Re: question about those pesky probes
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2005, 01:43:40 am »

Kill them...  They're worth more to you if you don't shut them all down.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2005, 01:56:38 am »

You can get a few hints on where to find them. The Melnorme and maybe even the Probes themselves might be capable of clueing you in. I recall finally figuring it out from one of the more obscure Thraddash lines. Should be one of the systems "west" of their space.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2005, 02:07:23 am »

The ZoqFotPik also have a clue that should point you in the right direction.  BTW, if you were in deep space, how do you determine which way is "west"?
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Re: question about those pesky probes
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2005, 02:34:23 am »

so bassicly you guys never took the time to end it and just kill all of them on encouter.

but wont it be irritating if you encouter lets say 5 of them each time you travel to a system  :-/
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Re: question about those pesky probes
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2005, 03:15:25 am »

At it's worst, the chance of meeting a probe in HyperSpace is only 8% per game day. And it takes 1.5 game years to get to that level.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2005, 03:24:57 am »

Yea, and those probes are worth 500 RU. That's a great deal, considering that their ships are not that powerful, especially when compared to a moderately upgraded Vindicator. You can fight them without loses, to make the fastest 500 you'll ever get in the game (unless you kill another one, obviously).
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2005, 08:36:18 pm »

550 RU, not 500
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Re: question about those pesky probes
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2005, 08:43:28 pm »

can't quite remember but there is a gas giant in the top left corner of the starmap, the probes originate from there
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Re: question about those pesky probes
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2005, 04:54:12 pm »

Wrong, they originate from the brother/sister/nephew/race-member of your favourite Melnorme trader.
The users, the ones who misprogrammed the beautiful probes by disabling their main weapon, can be found on a planet without ground.
And yes, it is in the upper left corner somewhere.
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Re: question about those pesky probes
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2005, 10:23:32 am »

Little wee spoiler, The location of the world you must visit can be found in the wiki under slynarado.

THE REAL SPOILER: ONLY VISIT THE PLANET ONCE, IT WILL KEEP THE POPULATION OF PROBES UP AND YOU CAN HARVEST THEM WITH THE SELF DESTRUCT CODE
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2005, 05:12:58 pm »

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THE REAL SPOILER: ONLY VISIT THE PLANET ONCE, IT WILL KEEP THE POPULATION OF PROBES UP AND YOU CAN HARVEST THEM WITH THE SELF DESTRUCT CODE

That's not true. Once you have been given the destruct code, the population will start to decrease.
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