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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2010, 01:58:35 am »

Technically, I think the Pkunk Fury is faster, but you're point still stands.
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2010, 11:46:04 am »

I agree that many of your matches are boring as you have written them. I'm still not sure if we are talking about pvp or pve in this thread, but all of aforementioned matches are solved with the etiquette rule: "faster ship takes the initiative". Slylandro vs Chmmr? Slylandro attacks. Arilou vs Chmmr? Arilou attacks.

Anyway, even with this rule there are some horribly boring matches. From what I've seen:

Yehat vs. Spathi: This match is horrible. Spathi is on the offensive, but attacking is absurdly difficult. This one takes ages.
Almost any match with an Arilou in it: Chain teleporting.
Earthling mirror: This is something which I hate. The match is based upon hitting your opponent with missiles so that they can only block one of them. Getting hit involves using tactics which often are related to the close up camera. One of them is firing so that the enemy Earthling zaps an asteroid coming from outside the camera, thus rendering the PDL useless for a small moment. Other is firing through the "back" of the screen. How I play this? PDL charge.
Spathi vs Supox: I don't remember ever playing this. I opened my UQM super melee menu to see which ships would ring a bell as "boring ships", and this match seems like it might take a while. Not sure how it would go.
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2010, 04:18:25 pm »

How does Spathi vs Yehat compare to Spathi vs Utwig?
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2010, 04:49:11 pm »

With Spathi vs Utwig, you can at least turn around and try to wear down the shields with erratic use of the front gun, or by staying at the edge of range and baiting them into shielding inappropriately. With Yehat, there isn't even that.
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2011, 11:41:31 am »

Mycon vs. Mycon
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2011, 08:45:24 pm »

The most boring battle? Spathi vs Spathi takes the cake.
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Re: Most boring battle?
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2011, 08:22:39 am »

Yehat vs Vux is also incredibly annoying in the hands of good players. I've spent many long battles with this matchup on the genesis.

Basically, the Intruder must evasively attempt to limpet in an "s" pattern, and the Terminator is just slow enough not to be able to cut the oblique angle of a properly flown Vux without getting hit by said limpet, but the Terminator is fast enough to avoid getting hit if it doesn't try and close the distance.

That one limpet hit vs getting to close range unhindered as the Yehat is what decides the outcome of the battle.... and it can take a ridiculous amount of time when the Intruder and Terminator both fly evasively.

An asteroid hit on the Vux (that is meaningful) is also rare, as the "S" pattern usually means you are hit into the direction you are turning into anyways, and thus are still protected by outbound limpets already on their way to the Terminator.
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