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Most boring battle?
« on: June 06, 2010, 02:30:33 pm »

What do you think the most boring possible matchup is?

I was thinking Utwig vs Spathi, but I'm not really experienced in these matters.
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2010, 02:43:05 pm »

Arilou vs Chmmr. A stalemate until either the Arilou teleport into something or the Chmmr make a mistake and collide with the planet.
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 03:18:52 pm »

Speaking of Melee, is there still a change to do PvP via internet?
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2010, 03:33:30 pm »

Thraddash v. anyone (and vice versa in PvP)
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010, 03:39:45 pm »

Shofixti vs Anyone.
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010, 04:15:04 pm »

I disagree. Shofixti is interesting because you have to move in without getting destroyed and blow yourself up to inflict maximum damage. It ends relatively quickly as long as the guy using the Shofixti is playing the way he should.
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2010, 04:31:09 pm »

Mmrnmhrm, for whoever is the other player (unless they have a really fast ship).
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2010, 04:38:48 pm »

I thought we are speaking about PvE (vs CPU).
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2010, 05:37:59 am »

Arilou vs Chmmr. A stalemate until either the Arilou teleport into something or the Chmmr make a mistake and collide with the planet.

Something I've been wondering about are the gravity whips. I'm not familiar with them but I see them mentioned here a lot. Would it be possible for the Chmmr to use a gravity whip to catch up with the Arilou? I guess it can teleport away but that would deplete its batteries.
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2010, 12:24:50 pm »

Something I've been wondering about are the gravity whips. I'm not familiar with them but I see them mentioned here a lot. Would it be possible for the Chmmr to use a gravity whip to catch up with the Arilou? I guess it can teleport away but that would deplete its batteries.

Batteries are rarely a decisive factor in UQM battles (the one exception is Druuge). However, everyone knows that Arilou stands almost no chance defeating a Chmmr. It's actually kind of better to just charge in and shoot than to keep running away and hoping you get lucky, because that way you'll inflict some damage, whereas otherwise you will likely just be picked apart by the Zapsats.
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2010, 02:12:06 pm »

Speaking of Melee, is there still a change to do PvP via internet?

Yep, join the channel #uqm-arena on freenode. There's also a web frontend if you are not familiar with IRC, at http://irc.uqm.stack.nl/irc.cgi
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2010, 06:21:53 pm »

Batteries are rarely a decisive factor in UQM battles (the one exception is Druuge).

Utwig begs to differ.
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2010, 10:51:29 pm »

Batteries are rarely a decisive factor in UQM battles (the one exception is Druuge).

Utwig begs to differ.

Oh yeah, I forgot about them. Smiley

And I suppose batteries could also arguably be a decisive factor for Ur-Quan, Kohr-Ah, VUX, Mycon, and perhaps even Chenjesu, Umgah, and Melnorme.
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2010, 11:45:07 pm »

Perhaps there should be a new version of netmelee, where each player has 1 AI ally. This will "force the issue" and prevent any boring stalemates. Battle will be fast-paced because you have to inflict maximum damage in the shortest time period to save your ally or exploit enemy's vulnerabilities.
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2010, 08:25:28 pm »

Arilou vs Chmmr. A stalemate until either the Arilou teleport into something or the Chmmr make a mistake and collide with the planet.

Something I've been wondering about are the gravity whips. I'm not familiar with them but I see them mentioned here a lot. Would it be possible for the Chmmr to use a gravity whip to catch up with the Arilou? I guess it can teleport away but that would deplete its batteries.


Arilou teleporters dont actually use that much power. It's this combined with its immunity to the tractor beam (thank you inertial nullifier) that would make it a stalemate with a human pilot.


EDIT: I'll also add the Avatar vs. Probe to the list. Like the Skiff, the Probe has a short range weapon and is immune to the tractor beam. Combine that with it being the fastest ship in the game and always on the move, there's no way even a gravity whip assisted Avatar can ever catch it unless the Probe's pilot allows it to.
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