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Some ship's REAL purpose
« on: March 22, 2007, 06:27:50 pm »

Yes, some ship's REAL purpose. I just got Bio's Ur-Quan Re-Masters working and I noticed something amazing. When you get multiple ships fghting together, their use changes drasticly. Here's an example: I found myself piloting an Illwrath ship. During a free-for-all melee, that cloak suddenly gets a lot more fun...and useful. I just waltzed up to an enemy, fragged 'em, and cloaked again. I got fve or six kills that way. Then it hit me: when lookng at things from a fleet prospective, what other ships change. Now it all makes sense.

 So, we approach again the problem of the Umgah design. WHY!? Now, it's almost obvious. The anti-matter cone allows the Ungah o present the enemy with an unstoppable wall. A wall that's also quite handy for removing excessiv debris from the combat zone, I might add. Should their Ur-Quan masters ever need to retreat, they could whie leaving said wall covering their rear. Once the faster shps get far enough away, just hit that 'ol backwards motion button and catch up with the rest of the fleet and provide coverage from there.

 In addition, almost done here, you have units fulfilling rolls of artillery, the Brood Home and Podship. Units for close support and units made for mid range. Now, what have I missed?

 
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Re: Some ship's REAL purpose
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 06:54:39 pm »

This looks like an iteration of sorts of the thread http://uqm.stack.nl/forum/index.php?topic=3298.0.
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Re: Some ship's REAL purpose
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007, 07:09:11 pm »

Hmm...I see that my lack of experience on this forum has caught me up. However, I am very proud of myself for coming up wth it, nonetheless.

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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2007, 07:10:38 pm »

Frag! I jut skimmed that other thread and there are...err....very very long posts there....
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Re: Some ship's REAL purpose
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2007, 10:07:00 pm »

I remember having this conversation with a friend of mine about ... twelve years ago. We tried to figure
out how the fleets would be set up and what role each ship would play. Soem don't change much,
the Scout is still canon fodder and the Druuge is still long-range artillery. But the Ur-Quan,
Yehat and Earthlings take on interesting roles in a large-scale fight.
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Re: Some ship's REAL purpose
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2007, 03:45:12 pm »

And Umgah. And Chenjesu. Etc.
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Re: Some ship's REAL purpose
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2007, 05:23:09 pm »

Heh heh, don't get me started. There's also their utilitarian, or non-combat, uses to consider, the Umgah especially.
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