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You post the ship, I'll tell you why it sucks.
« on: November 14, 2009, 02:26:42 am »

Tell me what your favorite ship is and briefly detail why it's your favorite. As both the resident melee expert and an all-around pessimist, I will explain why your favorite ship is in fact not good but actually terrible. I am willing to give multiple answers for the same ship so long as each successive post gives me something new to work with. Only one ship per person, please.


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Re: You post the ship, I'll tell you why it sucks.
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009, 04:33:18 am »

I don't get it...but I'm intrigued.

I guess my favorite is the Arilou Skiff, I think it's the most fun ship to play, although the drawbacks are huge and obvious.

Try giving me a drawback I don't know, for instance I understand that the ship is wildly overpriced and the weapon range is tiny, but what else is wrong with it?

What I find interesting about Arilou is its flanking capability.  If it's perfectly timed, any flank that you make against an enemy (except maybe Chmmr or something) is escapable assuming you don't waste all of your batteries.

Also, playing Mycon vs. Arilou is probably the most fun match-up if you're Arilou.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2009, 06:02:31 am »

I guess my favorite is the Arilou Skiff, I think it's the most fun ship to play, although the drawbacks are huge and obvious.

Try giving me a drawback I don't know, for instance I understand that the ship is wildly overpriced and the weapon range is tiny, but what else is wrong with it?

See, I like this. You already know that the Skiff is terrible before even finishing your post. That is commendable, but it seems you aren't aware of the ship's worst aspect: Its top speed. The Skiff can't go beyond 40 speed, or "Zoq-Fot-Pik and Supox speed" for those of you who don't know the stats (most of you). That's right -- Arilou is not even fast. Oh sure, the thing dies by a sneeze like a flanking ship would but it is not a true flanking ship.


What I find interesting about Arilou is its flanking capability.  If it's perfectly timed, any flank that you make against an enemy (except maybe Chmmr or something) is escapable assuming you don't waste all of your batteries.

Escaping after a successful flank as anything is really simple stuff. If you got in there without getting blasted then 95% of the work is already done. You definitely don't need an extra button to get away.


Also, playing Mycon vs. Arilou is probably the most fun match-up if you're Arilou.

bleheheeheeheeeehahahaha

oh man

you probably think playing as Chmmr against Earthling is exciting too
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Re: You post the ship, I'll tell you why it sucks.
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2009, 07:53:04 am »

I like the Intruder , just for the irritating limpets .
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2009, 10:55:43 am »

I like the Utwig because the computer usually can't hurt me if I use it.
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Re: You post the ship, I'll tell you why it sucks.
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2009, 04:31:33 pm »

My biggest complaint about the Skift is probably warping into weird places.... like in front of the enemy's gun or into the planet. I like taking the SKift and fighting Druuge with it. Putting the planet between the two ships pretty much acts like a sheld while the Druuge runs out of battery.

My all round favourite is probably the Yehat's Terminator. It's speed isn't all that great, but I like it's thrust, the shields and the double-dose of death that comes out the front.
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Re: Confirmed Ultranoob Sets The Bar Low
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2009, 06:02:02 pm »

bleheheeheeheeeehahahaha

oh man

you probably think playing as Chmmr against Earthling is exciting too

That's an exaggeration, but I guess I asked for it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2009, 06:09:19 pm »

I like the Intruder , just for the irritating limpets .

Yeah, they're irritating alright.

These are the exact effects an individual limpet has on a ship's mobility when it affixes:

    * Turn delay increases by 1 up to a limit of 255.
    * Acceleration delay increases by 1 up to a limit of 255.
    * Acceleration increment decreases by 1 down to a limit of 4.
    * Top speed = Old top speed * (New acceleration increment / Old acceleration increment).
    * If a ship's acceleration increment is already at 4 or less, top speed will be set to 8.


Who thought this was a good idea?


I like the Utwig because the computer usually can't hurt me if I use it.

This is a little too half-hearted for me to work with, though the inspiration for your claim is obvious. If you want to relive the magic of Spinsane, read this thread starting from here again. Incidentally, someone needs to bring that guy back. He was too much fun.


My biggest complaint about the Skift is probably warping into weird places.... like in front of the enemy's gun or into the planet. I like taking the SKift and fighting Druuge with it. Putting the planet between the two ships pretty much acts like a sheld while the Druuge runs out of battery.

My all round favourite is probably the Yehat's Terminator. It's speed isn't all that great, but I like it's thrust, the shields and the double-dose of death that comes out the front.

gum gum gum. i liek gum~


That's an exaggeration, but I guess I asked for it.

It's cool brah, you've made the only good claim in this thread so far.
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2009, 07:34:36 pm »

The Vindicator, because it's awesome.
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2009, 08:39:53 pm »

Sa-Matra. HA! No, I don't mean the crap we see in the game, I mean the true might of a fully armed and operational battle station.
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2009, 12:54:40 am »

The Vindicator, because it's awesome.

Yes, the Vindicator is awesome. After the Melnorme transmit everything they know about ridiculous advanced weapon systems and tune it up for you. You know who should've gotten the special treatment instead? Fwiffo.


Sa-Matra. HA! No, I don't mean the crap we see in the game, I mean the true might of a fully armed and operational battle station.

The crap you see in the game is all you get. As for the mythical Doomsday machine, that thing isn't much better. I confirmed its crappiness outside of the game with a Bayesian Utility Log-Likelihood (Subject to Holders Inequality) Test procedure.
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2009, 01:33:34 pm »

The Mark 2!
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2009, 04:17:30 pm »



Also, playing Mycon vs. Arilou is probably the most fun match-up if you're Arilou.

bleheheeheeheeeehahahaha

oh man

you probably think playing as Chmmr against Earthling is exciting too

Well, actually, Chmmr needs do little else than stand still to win that matchup, while the Arilou can easily get screwed by making one (albeit unlikely) mistake.
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2009, 05:28:41 pm »

The Mark 2!

One ship per person + I have nothing to work with there.
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2009, 06:59:21 pm »

Although I suck in SM against most human opponents and therefore any ship (probably) sux when I'm behind the helm I must say that I'm very fond of the Supox Blade.

I really like it because it's so fast in any given category - shooting, accelerating, turning and the only true drawback that I see with it is it's abysmal damage output. Other then that I find no flaws in it's design...and I do like Supox  as a species a lot^^
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