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What is your favorite playable ship?

GTF Ares
6 (9.1%)
SF Mara (Terran)
16 (24.2%)
GTF Perseus
11 (16.7%)
GTF Erinyes
11 (16.7%)
GTF Myrmidon
2 (3%)
GTF Hercules
2 (3%)
GTF Herc Mk. II
6 (9.1%)
GTF Loki
1 (1.5%)
GTF Ulysses
2 (3%)
Other (specify)
9 (13.6%)

Total Members Voted: 41

Voting closed: March 10, 2003, 01:06:21 pm

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Offline Petrarch of the VBB

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For these puroposes use the weapon degradation in SS2:

terrible
shoddy
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can't remember the rest

 

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I guess we're sticking to cannon here, so I have to take the Eyrineses (sp?).  But if you ask for an all-around fighter from any source, but balanced into the game reasonably well, I have to take the SOF Banshee.  Great speed, small profile, great manuverability, excellent compatability and decent bay space.  Not to mention decent armor for an interceptor and an awesome paint job :p

And for those of you who are not regulars here, posting random polls is generally frowned upon, unless it has to do with something genuinely new.  FS2 is an old game, and there isn't much about the actual game that hasn't been talked to death already.  Search really does work wonders if you have some catching up to do.  And rather than starting your own posts all the time, I would suggest commenting in to other people's general posts when you have an opinion to share, unless it is unique enough to warrent its own post.
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Hear hear.
even though I keep posting new threads all the time

 

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even though I keep posting new threads all the time


That was intended for people who don't have a feel for these forums yet.  Once you are no longer a new member and know what does and does not go around here, posting new threads is a good thing.
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though you need to Remember, when searching for old topics and posting/voting on them is evil too. Look into the past, don't participate in it.
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though you need to Remember, when searching for old topics and posting/voting on them is evil too. Look into the past, don't participate in it.


Correction: Don't post yet another "Cool ship!" post in an old thread. Do post on-topic, relevant replies, as long as you do so with judgement and restraint.
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Percy any day. Can outmaneuver anything, and if you give it a good primary it can eventually take down any capship. Not quickly, but infinite versatility makes up for that.

For pure anticap runs... meh, the Artemis. I still like to be able to turn around and ****, it comes in handy.

 

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Hercules MkII, i believe is the best looking Heavy Assault Fighter. looks futuristic seems capable of Almost matching any type of Shivan fighters. Also capable of holding large amounts of Missiles. an excellent upgrade of the hercules if i do say so myself.
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I think the Herc II doesn't have enough firepower to be a true successor to the Hercules. With two extra gun mounts, it would've been an excellent ship.
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I think the Herc II doesn't have enough firepower to be a true successor to the Hercules. With two extra gun mounts, it would've been an excellent ship.


You know, I actually agree with him here....:nervous:

But for me, the Herc2 kind of looks like they took the Herc 1, and kind of half melted it...that droopy nose....:ick

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I've taken the liberty to underline everything not true. Things that are correct are in italics

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GTF Myrmidon
Maneuverability: Average
Armor: Average
Manufacturer: RNI Systems
Description: (removed for brevity)
Length: 16 meters
Gun Mounts: 6
Missile Banks: 2
Velocity: 75 m/s
Max Velocity: 140m/s 95 m/s
Afterburn max velocity: 150 135 m/s
Allowed Primary Weapons: Subach HL-7, Akheton SDG, Morning Star, Prometheus S, Prometheus R. UD-8 Kayser
Allowed Secondary Banks: Rockeye, Hornet, Tornado, Tempest, Trebuchet, Stiletto II, EMP Adv., Infyrno, Helios Hornet#Weak
Shields: 390
Hitpoints: 290
Score: 10
Power output (per second): 2.4
Default AI Class: Captain
Countermeasures: 36
Scan Time: 2 seconds
Subsystems: Communication, Navigation, Weapons, Sensors, and Engines.

Which one seems to be the better ship? [/B]


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That was intended for people who don't have a feel for these forums yet.  Once you are no longer a new member and know what does and does not go around here, posting new threads is a good thing.


Ahh, but many of my threads are useless.

 
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I'm late but I don't care.  Me likes the Mara (terran).  That thing is even better than the Shivan version. As for energy problems, real humans don't come in wave after wave, and the AI isn't smart enough to get away.

 

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I'm late but I don't care.  Me likes the Mara (terran).  That thing is even better than the Shivan version. As for energy problems, real humans don't come in wave after wave, and the AI isn't smart enough to get away.


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The best is the Perseus, not as maneuverable than the Ulysses, but has better warhead capacity and is excellent in dogfight. I always prefer flying intercept and recon fighters rather than bombers or heavy attack.
I also love the Loki, and the Myrmidon, the two Hercules fighters are slow and can be destroyed easily. Armor doesn't replace maneuveriblity.
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I think the Herc II doesn't have enough firepower to be a true successor to the Hercules. With two extra gun mounts, it would've been an excellent ship.


You can dowload a six-gunned Herc II from HLP/Mods if I remember well.
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Mara(terrans) = Mara (shivans)


Actually, Mara (terrans) > Mara; just look at the stats. The Terran one is much better, practically a cheat ship. :D

By the way, I was looking at some of the ship models yesterday and just noticed something interesting that I had not seen until now. The Dragon's second primary weapon slot does not shoot just one projectile but three, like the Ursa. It is difficult to see this in the game since the firing points are very, very close to each other, but it is apparent if you open up the file in Modelview. I tried the Dragon mission in FS1 again just to see if I could make out anything there, and the multiple shots are very slightly visible if you look for them carefully.

Also, has anyone tried flying in a Nephilim? Although it only has one primary bank, it fires seven shots out of it. Putting a maxim into that chews up freighters and things like that in a matter of seconds... ;7
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By the way, I was looking at some of the ship models yesterday and just noticed something interesting that I had not seen until now. The Dragon's second primary weapon slot does not shoot just one projectile but three, like the Ursa. It is difficult to see this in the game since the firing points are very, very close to each other, but it is apparent if you open up the file in Modelview. I tried the Dragon mission in FS1 again just to see if I could make out anything there, and the multiple shots are very slightly visible if you look for them carefully.

Also, has anyone tried flying in a Nephilim? Although it only has one primary bank, it fires seven shots out of it. Putting a maxim into that chews up freighters and things like that in a matter of seconds... ;7


Hmm... very interesting ways to make Shivans "stronger".... very interesting....
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I specified Mara (terran) for a reason ;)

Well, it says somewhere that Shivans rely on primaries more than secondaries, I guess it kinda makes sense for them to carry massive primary firepower (seven shots *shakes head)

I also like the Pegasus.  It may have pathetic firepower, but I can carry five trebuchets (or was that three?) and a Prometheus S and that's enough for me to kick Shivan butt while not worrying about missiles up my tail (even heat-seakers are really easy to shake).