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Re: Origin of Orz' word "Frumple"
« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2003, 10:56:49 pm »

Wait...where in the source code does it tell you which one is which?
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Re: Origin of Orz' word "Frumple"
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2003, 12:40:25 am »

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Just to retrace this topics origin, I think the Zebranky's famous battle cry was actually : Now you've made me *frumple*! You *silly* ZFP *political silly cows* will soon be *sqyueezing juice* with your *lonely bubbles* friends!

To which the ZFP would reply *Frumple* off you *Frumpy* *frump*!


LMAO! I really enjoy the Pkunk's 'blasphemous' battle cries as well! Jerk, Baby, Dodo, Moron, Idiot  Cheesy
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« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2003, 12:56:50 am »

You know, the first time I flew the Fury I was in such a world of pain... I emptied my entire battery into the opponent, a VUX I think. Or i tried to, but I wasn't quite prepared for the three directional shots.. Then I tried to blast him with my special... This didn't work too well, my ship just screamed something. I flew off, narrowly avoiding death, and waited for my batteries to recharge, which of course they didn't. I had a little left in my batteries (well, I'd actually reloaded them but didn't know that). So I went in for another run and emptied the batteries. After that I flew around for ages without recharging. In the end I attempted a suicide run on the planet. And reincarnated... I guess it pays to read the manual.

But yeah, otherwise I like them Smiley
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« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2003, 02:22:21 am »

First time I played Star Control it was SC1.  I played with my brother, in one-on-one battle.  We figured out the controls and the basic concepts pretty quick, and all that was left was to figure out the abilities of each ship.  So we went one on one down the line, my brother choosing the Hierarchy ships and me choosing the Alliance ships.  Finally, I chose the Shofixti scout.  The ensuing battle went something like this:

Me: "Take this!"
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Me: "Huh?  Nothing happened."
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Me: "Nothing's happening!  This ship sucks!"
(click-KABOOM!!!)
My Brother: (hysterical laughter)
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« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2003, 02:31:56 am »

Here's a wierd thought when I scanned the ship names during melee...

There's a VUX ship called "ORZ"....I wonder....  Grin
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Re: Origin of Orz' word "Frumple"
« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2003, 02:45:48 am »

Hehe.  Look at all the laziness on these boards.  All you needed to do was read the steenkin' manual!  I have big troubles in TW, with all the new ships, because I'm always trying to figure out what the heck the ship is supposed to do.  It's a surprise every battle.
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« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2003, 03:36:06 am »

Are you kidding?  If I had read the manual, I would have deprived myself of the joy of that experience.

Besides, it was a Genesis rental.  Didn't have a manual.  ^_^
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« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2003, 04:56:44 am »

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First time I played Star Control it was SC1.  I played with my brother, in one-on-one battle.  We figured out the controls and the basic concepts pretty quick, and all that was left was to figure out the abilities of each ship.  So we went one on one down the line, my brother choosing the Hierarchy ships and me choosing the Alliance ships.  Finally, I chose the Shofixti scout.  The ensuing battle went something like this:

Me: "Take this!"
(click)
Me: "Huh?  Nothing happened."
(click)
Me: "Nothing's happening!  This ship sucks!"
(click-KABOOM!!!)
My Brother: (hysterical laughter)


Oh, I remember those days! How does this work? I dunno!
And then you just hack away at the keyboard, and all the sudden the ship did something you didn't expect - how I did it? Don't ask me!

As for the manuals - I've ALWAYS tried to avoid reading those (if I ever had them) - I still figure that a good game is sort of self-explainatory. If you need a manual, it's already too complex (like in the good ol' Falcon 3.0 - who needs a landing gear anyway?)

As for Lukipela - you just described my first flying experience on a fury!!! Great once you figured out how to recharge your batteries, huh?
What is your largest number of reincarnation you've ever had with a single fury?
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« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2003, 07:35:36 am »

Yeah I remember those "figure out how the ships worked" moments...this is something completely sad, but I never figured out how to release the Orz marines until I accidentally hit upon pressing Special and Fire at the same time (and that took QUITE a while).  Guess it pays to read the manual - I never did on any of the games I've played...let's just say I started liking the Orz ship a LOT better after I found that one.

And I think I had the Shofixti experience once too if I recall...Wink



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« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2003, 08:25:38 pm »

Uh, I really hope nobody reads this... but I think that I'm going to like them Orz a lot more now. Why? Go figure  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2003, 12:14:38 am »

I already posted this somewhere in the forum, but I think it's relevant now --

my first (second?) game in SC1 - I was the Syreen and my friend was a VUX

Him: "OH NO! You've used your special ability and all my green dots are fleeing from me.. damn, I have to get them before you do!!"
Me: "MUAHAH!! I'm much faster!! come to me, green dots, cooooooome!!"

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Me: "Hmm, this is weird, I'm becoming slow! DAMNIT! YOU TRICKED ME!" ..... *BOOM*.. .*VUX victory ditty*


That was just plain cruel!  Cheesy
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« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2003, 12:15:51 am »

I was quite confused while first playing the Orz as well. After trying to fire the special a few times I tried to steer away while firing. I hit the enemy head on, but suddenly my cannon was bent at a weird angle.... Also the first time I made the *GO GO* I was so confused... "What the hell, I'm losing crew and there's no syreen around!" Then my enemy suddenly blew up without me touching him... eerie.. Real Orz like Smiley

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I think part of the fun the first times you played it was figuring out what everything id wo. reading the manual. Seeing as I was given the Starcon1&2 pack for xmas, I had a lot of ships to play with. It took me a long time to figure out how the Supox spoecial actually works... I was going "WHAT? nothing is happening whatsoever... wait a minut? I'm not where I should be.. what just happened?"
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« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2003, 03:17:49 am »

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What is your largest number of reincarnation you've ever had with a single fury?

I can't remember the most times I've reincarnated in a Fury (I just call it "Halleluja"ing), but I was in melee once against an awesome computer pkunk opponent with a Kohr-Ah Marauder under my control and I counted that damned thing ressurect 21 times!!!  It was nuts.  The thing just died and reincarnated so quickly, I barely had enough time to prepare my FRIED system for another shot before they'd get a couple hits in and fly away.  It was funny, but not for the Marauder.  It successfully survived the karmic orgy of the Fury, but it took a might beating when all was said and done.
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Re: Origin of Orz' word "Frumple"
« Reply #58 on: February 12, 2003, 06:06:40 am »

The most resurrections I can recall having with a single Fury is 16.
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« Reply #59 on: February 12, 2003, 11:38:46 pm »

I remember after playing SC2 melee for so long, we grew bored with the ships, so a friend found this program "Hex Editor" (well, we were like 9 years old, we didn't know s*** Tongue) and we started just editing different bytes off the .shp files..

My friend knew some programming so he had some idea on what to look for, but I just ticked them randomly..

He managed to get a Fury to reincarnate forever, and I managed to make the Chmmr's laser 5 times longer and the Slylandro's lightnings much longer Wink

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