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Test Builds / Re: FS2Open Oculus VR Test
« Last post by VanillaEssence on June 23, 2017, 08:32:44 am »
Any update on VR in FSO? Does anyone have this branch downloaded that would be willing to share since the original link has 404'd. All I've wanted since getting my vive is to play Diaspora (and XWA or similar) in VR. It seems like there's a lot of interest to considering the 6k views of this thread. Can I hold out hope?

Thanks

p.s. sorry for necro
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Yeah, Cataclysm. IMO by far the best Homeworld game.
Except that it's barely a Homeworld game.  It's like the opposite of a spiritual successor.  Completely different feel compared to the other two.  And now with HW2 remastered being a thing, it's also the one with the worst gameplay.

It's a Homeworld game the same way C&C Generals is a C&C game.

And all the original ship designs in it look like garbage.
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Wings of Dawn / Re: Wings of Dawn Lore
« Last post by Lorric on June 23, 2017, 07:22:02 am »
I think they have a plan for that. And I'm thinking it's an escape plan, because of the way they destroyed the carriers. That says to me they don't think they can win outright, so they want kills now while they can get them.
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Wings of Dawn / Re: Wings of Dawn Lore
« Last post by xenocartographer on June 23, 2017, 07:14:07 am »
Uuuuuuunless disabling Aretha's ship backfires and leaves them in the middle of a fleet engagement when French tags in, which would probably suck.
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Wings of Dawn / Re: Wings of Dawn Lore
« Last post by Lorric on June 23, 2017, 07:01:52 am »
It took 20mins to kill the carriers.

Emphasis mine.

Against Fletcher, the DD fighters were specifically going for killing instead of mission-killing.

Just pointing that out.
Indeed. That's why I said target the engines. I think Ermolai is going to go for Aretha if he knows where she is. I remember him talking about the difference between French and this fleet and the difference between what cutting the head off the snake will do to each one. So either way, the DD win, either they get to engage the whole fleet or the fleet gets away but they get to cut the head off the snake.
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Wings of Dawn / Re: Wings of Dawn Lore
« Last post by Gray113 on June 23, 2017, 06:41:08 am »
Or she could risk all in a final battle with Dyatlov's forces, take horrendous losses but ultimately emerge as the commander who secured the Terconia system for the New British whilst French was messing around with mining facilities.

Important caveat on this I would fully expect her to die if she tried this.
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Wings of Dawn / Re: Wings of Dawn Lore
« Last post by Gray113 on June 23, 2017, 06:27:03 am »
My take would be if Ermolai's Sensor Officer is that good then the strikecraft should emerge on to the vulnerable flanks of the Pegasus force. I'd imagine that striking an unprepared, already engaged battlegroup where it is most vulnerable would deliver far better results than attacking Fletcher's force which were prepared and had an effective point defense screen.

The fighter cover could also allow Dyatlov the option to ditch the slower Vernosts and deliver crippling salvos on to a now weakened and restricted battle line.

Aretha would then have a choice to make, run and endure more noble sacrifices as well as the loss of face this would accompany. (who would respect her after losing over half her fleet in this calamity, especially after French has his say)

Or she could risk all in a final battle with Dyatlov's forces, take horrendous losses but ultimately emerge as the commander who secured the Terconia system for the New British whilst French was messing around with mining facilities.

I'm hoping that Enioch is a lot smarter than me, so far he has not let me down.....
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Wings of Dawn / Re: Wings of Dawn Lore
« Last post by Enioch on June 23, 2017, 06:23:10 am »
It took 20mins to kill the carriers.

Emphasis mine.

Against Fletcher, the DD fighters were specifically going for killing instead of mission-killing.

Just pointing that out.
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Wings of Dawn / Re: Wings of Dawn Lore
« Last post by Lorric on June 23, 2017, 05:51:31 am »
Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed the campaign so far, you really are a talented writer.

So far I am hoping that Dyatlov can finish off the Pegasus forces but as his strike craft will jump to disrupt Aretha's planned retreat will this just leave the Delest forces open for slaughter unable to retreat when French's forces jump in force against their scattered lines?

Surely Dyatlov must have kept an ace up his sleeve?
I don't think the strike craft will be that far away from the main force, and also, Aretha put in the distress call at 17:50, and it's now 18:22. French said it would take him an hour to show up. Ermolai's officer said the fighters will get 7mins of engagement time.

I've been pondering what they can do with 7mins. It took 20mins to kill the carriers. The fleet craft have no fighter escort, but they are Dreadnoughts, and backed up by smaller fleet craft. Maybe they could take some engines out in that time, but it doesn't seem like they'd be able to disable many ships for the fleet to finish off.

The one way I can think of to stop the fleet leaving is to target Aretha's ship's engines with the whole strikeforce. Do they know which one it is? If they can disable that one, would that force the rest of the fleet to stay to protect her?

I don't think Dyatlov has an ace, because his plan was to lure the CRF into a slugging match to keep them within the inhibitor field, but the CRF didn't fall for his trap and that obviously caught him out big time by his reaction to it.
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Blue Planet / Re: The Blue Planet Oracle (full BP2/3 spoilers within!)
« Last post by DefCynodont119 on June 23, 2017, 03:58:04 am »

To make things easier for battua:

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I forgot, what is Severanti doing right now?

Is it likely that, at the culmination of the Sol War, both sides will believe that they have won?

Is it likely that, at the culmination of the Sol War, both sides will believe that they have won?

Is both sides a fair assessment of the complexities involved or can the non human factions be seen as their own 'sides'?

What is Ken's goal?

What were the Vishnans trying to accomplish during the events of AoA? What are their overall goals?

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An emergent and inevitable property of metacognition in a rechnender raum incorporating the full Tegmark III ensemble. At the largest scales of computation, consciousness becomes a fatal pathology.

Did the great darkness destroy the Brahmans?

How's Bosch doin'?

What is it about Nagari tempering that enables the formation of the UEF and council of elders, which is hinted to be an unnatural development?

Who exactly are the Vishnans, and why do they exist?

How did Laporte end up playing such a seeming pivotal role in the conflict, and what happens if she were to die?

Will we get the chance to take out any more of the major antagonist  TEV assets? Atreus, Imperieuse, Serkr team being the obvious examples but a certain Vasudan admiral also comes to mind.

Is a TEV victory in the war a definite FED defeat or will the finale be a bit more ambiguous than that?

1: How will the heat death of the universe affect the Shivans?



This next ones a bit out there.   :drevil:

 2: Let's say I (out of spite) encrypted "Alpha 1 giving middle finger.png" into the DNA of a highly extremophilic Terran microbe artificially modified to live in the atmosphere of a Y-class brown dwarf; and thus allowing them to survive into heath death longer then any other form of life; would these "Terran lifeforms" survive the Shivans via technicality and be able to mock/insult the Shivans on a personal level via Alpha 1's angry likeness living on in their genetic code?

Or is this quest for galactic bragging rights just a hollow victory gone to far?   :p

If Baru Cormorant would be part of the BP universe, what would she be doing and how ****ed would the people she's doing it to be?

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