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Title: Your very first dive....
Post by: Vasudan Commander on June 14, 2007, 02:36:27 pm
Me, i was like  :eek:, then just smashed into it head first.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Game_Master64 on June 14, 2007, 02:39:02 pm
i made it the first time, but failed the mission. i forgot about it on the retry and got mashed.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Mustang19 on June 14, 2007, 02:40:08 pm
I knew it was coming and I survived. HLP lurking spoiled practically every surprise in the campaign. Thanks a lot guys.  :no:
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: TrashMan on June 14, 2007, 02:48:32 pm
my FIRST time?
Dang, I don't recall...

I know I veered off every time, but did I actualyl survive the first time? Not sure, but I think I didn't....or I did? :confused:
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Shade on June 14, 2007, 02:49:16 pm
I survived, though "diving" isn't exactly how I'd describe my reaction. More like "panic then pick a random direction and run like hell", and I'm pretty sure down wasn't that direction :p
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: achtung on June 14, 2007, 02:49:42 pm
I didn't have afterburners because I was running the HOTU version on XP, no SCP.

I died.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: shiven_warior on June 14, 2007, 02:55:03 pm
i was like "huh?........oh thats what he ment by dive......" and u can guess the rest
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Dark Hunter on June 14, 2007, 02:58:48 pm
The moment I heard "DIVE! DIVE! DIVE!" I think I jumped about two feet into the air... but I also took his advice and DOVE as hard as the afterburner would go. I survived. Go me. :cool:
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Game_Master64 on June 14, 2007, 03:12:32 pm
I didn't have afterburners because I was running the HOTU version on XP, no SCP.

I died.

you can make it withought burners, just you have to have reflexes like a cat.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: CP5670 on June 14, 2007, 03:30:37 pm
I crashed into it. I was thinking about the Terran Mara and wasn't paying much attention to the game when I clicked commit.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Cobra on June 14, 2007, 03:44:45 pm
I almost pissed myself. :nervous:

I survived though, but I almost broke my joystick off slamming it downwards.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: NGTM-1R on June 14, 2007, 03:57:24 pm
I kept trying to pull up, since that looked more likely to work, and forgot the Sathanas flares out on top.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: achtung on June 14, 2007, 04:16:42 pm
I didn't have afterburners because I was running the HOTU version on XP, no SCP.

I died.

you can make it withought burners, just you have to have reflexes like a cat.

I made it on the second or third try.  Just not that first time.  :p
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: jr2 on June 14, 2007, 04:22:01 pm
My gut instincts took over before I processed the order, and I pulled up instead of diving.  I'm not sure, I might have survived the impact with like 2% hull... if I did, I restarted the mission.  Basically, I reacted to what I was seeing before thinking about what I was hearing... about the time of impact, I'm going "Oh, crap!!  Wrong way!"

I didn't have afterburners because I was running the HOTU version on XP, no SCP.

I died.

Although prolly of no use to you now, the fix for that problem is to run FS2 in compatibility mode for Windows '95.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Mobius on June 14, 2007, 04:33:33 pm
I died. I don't remember my first "Dive! Dive! Dive!" pretty well, but I died.

I reacted in a strange way. Like in the second loop mission, when most fighters went down at the beginning of the mission.

"What the?!?"

"Hhmm"

"I'm the player. I can't die. Not yet!"

That's probably why I got killed in "Into the Lions Den"...
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Cobra on June 14, 2007, 04:50:46 pm
Oh, uh, Vasudan commander, you forgot to add "I freaked out but survived." :P
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: IceFire on June 14, 2007, 05:14:07 pm
I have reflexes like a cat...well moreso when I first played the mission when it was...what....17?  Anyways I got the heck out of the way but did that ever get my reflexes going.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Gamma_Draconis on June 14, 2007, 05:48:21 pm
I got though the dive without much problems since I still remember getting out of the Sathana's path when I was disabling its foward beams and flak turrets but then I lost a huge chunk of health from the first exploding device along with Alpha 3 and 4. Then I got shot down by overwhelming numbers of Shivan fighters. I was frustrated and used quick start mission then got completely destroyed by the warping Sathanas.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: BlueFlames on June 14, 2007, 06:30:19 pm
First time out, I still had some classic flight-sim pilot left in me, so my gut reaction was, "Ground impact, BAD!" and I pulled up.  I realized my mistake and had time to gripe about how much the impact was going to hurt, but not enough time to correct.  On successive plays through the campaign, even foreknowledge of the inevitable didn't help all that much....  I didn't start actually diving on my 'first' run of the mission until about my fifth or sixth time through the campaign.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: haloboy100 on June 14, 2007, 06:34:21 pm
i was like, 8 years old when i started playing this game... so when i first got my DIVE DIVE DIVE it took me a full second or so to actually dive...i survived, frantically enough...
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Rand al Thor on June 14, 2007, 07:16:32 pm
I, like many independently minded people, ignored Snipes and pulled up, burning hard. And like many, stupid, command disobeying ámadans; I died.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: ShivanSpS on June 14, 2007, 07:25:40 pm
Personally i died, but since when i never dive... i always turn to the left... to the rakshasa.... you can survive too...
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Mongoose on June 14, 2007, 08:23:04 pm
I vaguely knew what was about to happen from lurking about here, but Snipes screaming that line still got me to jump a good foot or two out of my chair.  Realizing that I had no chance of getting out of the way by that point, I muttered "Screw it" and afterburned right into the Sathanas' windshield.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Game_Master64 on June 14, 2007, 09:45:21 pm
now, there was a thread about that somewhere. something about alpha 1 making a good hood ordiment for a sath
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Polpolion on June 14, 2007, 09:50:48 pm
I have reflexes like a cat...well moreso when I first played the mission when it was...what....17?  Anyways I got the heck out of the way but did that ever get my reflexes going.

I have reflexes like a cat too. Except the cat that my reflexes are like is kind of... dead.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Dark Hunter on June 14, 2007, 11:02:37 pm
I, like many independently minded people, ignored Snipes and pulled up, burning hard. And like many, stupid, command disobeying ámadans; I died.

I tried that for fun once... and survived... with 23% hull.  :p
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: haloboy100 on June 14, 2007, 11:08:08 pm
i tried that and ended up with half my ship as a hood ornament....the other half with me in it with 2% hull... :lol:
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Luigicheater on June 14, 2007, 11:15:57 pm
My first "Dive! Dive! Dive! Hit your burners, pilot!" resulted in survival. Unlike most people, when I'm told to "Dive!" I turn... Left. >_>;
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: MT on June 15, 2007, 02:03:22 am
I was one of those who pulled up. It looked better to pull up than to dive and so I died. I am not sure if this is due to the fact that I was playing SCP that the warp effect obscured the Sathanas and gave the wrong impression. Once, when I switched off SCP, I could see the Sathanas clearly and the obvious path was to dive (as Snipes said).
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Wanderer on June 15, 2007, 02:09:31 am
I was absentmindedly sipping coffee when starting the mission.. as usually you have a second or to two take your bearings before action in the mission kicks in.. Well.. almost all the coffee fell to my lap... Go me....

And yeah.. i didnt make it.. got squeezed between sathanas and jump vortex... or something
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Nerhesi on June 15, 2007, 09:38:38 am
Someone please clue me in to what we are talking about?

Sam W.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Wobble73 on June 15, 2007, 09:52:31 am
Someone please clue me in to what we are talking about?

Sam W.

"Into the Lions Den"  Second SOC loop (IIRC)

and........

:welcome:

Quite frankly I **** myself, dropped my cig in my lap, burnt my bollocks, swore profusely and promptly died becoming the said hood ornament. Certainly didn't do it the second time. I wouldn't mind, but I knew it was coming eventually as someone told me about it, I just wasn't expecting it at that point! :mad2:
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Vasudan Commander on June 15, 2007, 10:03:35 am
ahh..the HLP forums. How i missed it. ^_^
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: nubbles526 on June 15, 2007, 10:06:14 am
Oh, I think everybody just love these kinda things...

I tried to turned back, and it worked!!!  :D However, the Sathanas hit me on the Mara's ass and I ended up about 2-10 clicks away from the jumpnode.

Mr. Derek can't even think of this!
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Vasudan Commander on June 15, 2007, 10:12:53 am
Oh, I think everybody just love these kinda things...

I tried to turned back, and it worked!!!  :D However, the Sathanas hit me on the Mara's ass and I ended up about 2-10 clicks away from the jumpnode.

Mr. Derek can't even think of this!

LOL ! You got reamed by a Sathanas !!!!  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 15, 2007, 11:28:23 am
I, like many independently minded people, ignored Snipes and pulled up, burning hard. And like many, stupid, command disobeying ámadans; I died.


I climbed rolled and banked..................and got clipped but didn't die.  :p
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: TrashMan on June 15, 2007, 12:06:05 pm
Shivans should just equipp several very big fly squatters on those 4 arms and keep the Saths jumping in the middle of the biggest mess....Goodbye Alpha...and 2...and 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,....
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: SeanP on June 15, 2007, 09:03:27 pm
Dove, no burners, splat.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: haloboy100 on June 15, 2007, 09:06:48 pm
it's been stated before... you don't need burners. :rolleyes: Hell, snipes and the rest of the wing don't even use burners, they just fly streight down, without being nicked by the sath.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Game_Master64 on June 15, 2007, 09:09:22 pm
ya just gotta boost your engines a bit
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Javito1986 on June 16, 2007, 03:21:34 pm
I dove and survived because I'm cool like that. Later died though.

Waited a day or so before I came back to FS2 and forgot all about it. Was eating cereal when I heard the "DIVE DIVE DIVE", promptly remembered, grabbed the stick and dove like a mad man. Survived but had to quit playing because I had spilled milk and cinammon toast crunch all over my clothes.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Snail on June 16, 2007, 03:23:43 pm
Me? I went up.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Bob-san on June 16, 2007, 05:29:32 pm
Me? I went up.
I went up too... I had no voiceacting at that time (playing in MP on FS2:Colossus) so I didn't get the message until I was a bug on the windshield. I went up, just so ya know.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: phreak on June 17, 2007, 02:07:34 am
I died like a wuss
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: redsniper on June 18, 2007, 11:28:56 pm
I dove dove dove the first time. :cool:
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: S-99 on June 19, 2007, 12:13:29 am
When i first got fs2 in early 2000, i played about half the game, and came back to it later. I brought fs2 to my friends house, and he kept failing the training sessions. I was like you gotta do what they tell you so you learn how to play,  he was like what? He said he wanted to do the training mission, but he was just being retarded and would never stop shooting the instructor. I quickly realized this is a game where you have to do what you're told. If alpha one is told by command to take out the beams of a sath pretty much by himself well then a1 better gosh darn go on that kind of a suicide mission while saying **** you command in your head...otherwise you fail the mission with a court martial or something.

So yeah when i heard dive dive dive. Dive = down in my head at the time so i dove while hitting my burners. Hell you get the impression that you warped in right in front of a huge ass ship about to warp out anyway pretty good. But, i was a hood ornament several other times when i replayed that mission (i like that mission a lot, and i didn't dive fast enough the other times :( ). Btw what's with everyone pulling up on first instinct when told to dive? Now that i find odd :)

Was eating cereal when I heard the "DIVE DIVE DIVE", promptly remembered, grabbed the stick and dove like a mad man. Survived but had to quit playing because I had spilled milk and cinammon toast crunch all over my clothes.

Reminds me of when i was like 4, and my brother was 6, and he was pooring milk on his cereal. So i tickled him in the armpit and he spilled half a gallon of milk. He got mad, and i was laughing, and really i just wanted to see what would happen, and it was funny. That was a lot of milk on the floor :lol:
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: jr2 on June 19, 2007, 01:15:12 am
Btw what's with everyone pulling up on first instinct when told to dive? Now that i find odd :)

Flight simulators.  Down = bad, danger, as in: Warning! Pull up! Warning! Pull up! Altitude! Altitude!... you get the picture?  :lol:
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: NGTM-1R on June 19, 2007, 01:18:46 am
Actually, from the way the Sathanas is configured and the mission set up, it appears that pulling up will be safer than diving; but the Sathanas flares out on the upper rear, and it isn't.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Dysko on June 19, 2007, 02:17:19 am
Warning! Pull up! Warning! Pull up! Altitude! Altitude!... you get the picture?  :lol:
Low level flying in X-Plane? :lol:
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: jr2 on June 19, 2007, 02:48:11 am
F-22 Raptor / F-22 Lightning 3 / F-16 MRF free demos...
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Bob-san on June 19, 2007, 10:53:31 am
Still, down in flightsims is often safer than up. Ever had a sinkrate in a 747 while playing FS-9? You have to cut engines, point the nose down, then rev the engines and try to regain control. Last one I had was during heavy storms off the coast of Hawaii--it was bloody hard to save the plane, though I somehow managed and ended up landing in Honolulu.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Deepstar on June 19, 2007, 03:16:39 pm
oh.. it was a funny thing for me.

When i start the mission and heard the "dive, dive, dive" the first time i turn back to the Jump Node and hit the Afterburners, i was rammed by the Sathanas through the Subspace Vortex and the Juggernaught so disappered behind me, i was alive (~25% Hull), but the incoming Ravana at the end of the mission rammed me to death :(
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Ghostavo on June 19, 2007, 03:27:44 pm
It took a few moments to realize what was going on and veered left (IIRC).

Survived!  ;)
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Bob-san on June 20, 2007, 11:50:50 am
I actually veered up once... I survived it somehow the first time, but I didn't any time I tried to repeat it. I've also gone backwards when I was lagging a bit.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Hippo on June 20, 2007, 11:59:50 am
scared the living **** out of me because i had my speakers turned up, veered left, got hit, and barely survived, then died in the shockwave of the comm node. second try through, i dove, and got smacked to death, third time was the charm.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Desert Tyrant on June 20, 2007, 12:12:35 pm
I survived the first time, mostly because I lurked here for over a year before I got my copy of FS2.  Knew it was coming.  :cool:
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Dark RevenantX on June 24, 2007, 12:29:08 am
Survival with 90% hull - I veered backwards and left in a random attempt to escape.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: Hades on June 24, 2007, 12:39:12 am
My first "Dive! Dive! Dive! Hit your burners, pilot!" resulted in survival. Unlike most people, when I'm told to "Dive!" I turn... Left. >_>;

That happend to me. From the starting view, it looks liked it would be better to go left.because were we started was a little left.I survived that but i forgot if i got blown to little pieces by the damn ComNods (Stupid Shockwave, thats the only hard part, unlike other people i didn't go close to it i stayed within firing range).
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: FSW on June 26, 2007, 05:28:14 pm
It surprised the heck out of me, but I survived... until the fighting began.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: -Joshua- on June 27, 2007, 07:04:01 am
I already knew it was coming thanks to an article in my favorite PC magazine.
Title: Re: Your very first dive....
Post by: lefkos on June 27, 2007, 07:57:05 am
the first time i freaked out XD that voice XD! and the sathanas infront of you :O