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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
You can add stuff like that?

How...........for science reasons :nervous:

 

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
*cough cough cough* Anyone try and capture any of the battlecruisers? In HW: Cataclysym, the first time I encountered a Heavy Cruiser, I captured it. By the time I got to the mission with the Bentusi hypergate, I had a fleet of one dreadnought, three heavy cruisers, two destroyers, three or four tidaan destroyers, a lot of frigiates (both higaraan and somtaaw [no ramming frigates], but no tidaan i think) and and 3 or 4 squads of 10 Acolytes. Then the bentusi killed a whole bunch of my ships...

EDIT: and a carrier. maybe 2 i think. I forget, it was a while ago.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
Capture had changed...the essentially nerfed the hell out of it. You get a max of four capture ships, they're frigates and not particularly tough. A Vaygr battlecruiser has eight heavy fusion missile VLS tubes. You probably won't get close enough to start the capture process.

I played the HW1 campaign once using almost entirely captured ships. The only things I couldn't take were the Raider carrier and the Kadeshi motherships. I think I took every multibeam frigate, but I fear I destroyed most of the fuel pods. I captured one only. But when the swarmers run out of fuel you can take them all. Just move one corvette near enough to the group they all rotate to face it though it's still out of range, then send in others to pick up the swarmers. They're nice little fighters except for the fuel problem.
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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
O.R.B. (Off World Resource Base) good game payed $3
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Offline Polpolion

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
Homeworld Cataclysm was actually pretty balanced. HW2 is crazy. I barely made it past Saurum shipyard (2 gunship squads left).

 

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
HW2 balances the enemy forces around what fleet assets you have at the start of the mission.

The only reason I didn't face a wall of battlecruisers at the Progenitor gate was that the bulk of my fleet had been wiped out in the previous mission.



 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
It supposedly balances them like that, but the actual result is unbalanced forces.

Several HW2 missions seem to have reasonably fixed enemy forces as well.

Somebody else is playing O.R.B. as well...I'm currently banging my head against the wall in the Alyssian campaign, but at least I'm getting all kinds of inspiration for new FS ships...
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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
While not exactly a space sim, I've been playing a hell of a lot of Crimson Skies (PC) lately. ****ing autogyros! If you've played the Stolen Starlet mission, you'll know what I'm talking about. Gnats with machine guns!

 

Offline Polpolion

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
HW2 balances the enemy forces around what fleet assets you have at the start of the mission.

The only reason I didn't face a wall of battlecruisers at the Progenitor gate was that the bulk of my fleet had been wiped out in the previous mission.




Not really at the start of mission, because on the first mission, (I played the demo before this) I built a crap load of interceptors when I was supposed to be killing the drones, and when the bombers jumped in, there were about 4 or 5 squadrons of them. ( I still find it dumb that Chimera station and tanis base only had a total of 1 interceptor squad for protection)

 

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
It supposedly balances them like that, but the actual result is unbalanced forces.

Several HW2 missions seem to have reasonably fixed enemy forces as well.

Somebody else is playing O.R.B. as well...I'm currently banging my head against the wall in the Alyssian campaign, but at least I'm getting all kinds of inspiration for new FS ships...
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If only I could model :mad: :hopping: I would make models for all the O.R.B ships
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
Yeah, but why would you want to model the Malus stuff? :p

Aside from the carrier and DD anyways.
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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
Besides Freespace 1 & 2 it's thus:

Tie Fighter (Best storyline in a Star Wars game period.  Even better than KOTOR)
X-Wing Alliance
(I have the entire X-Wing series, I just don't like X-Wing and X-Wing vs. Tie as much as the above)
Starlancer
Freelancer
X: Beyond the Frontier
Independence War 2
Wing Commander Prophecy

There are probably others I just don't remember.

 

Offline Polpolion

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
I somehow muddled through as far as the level after you pick through Bentus' remains. I'm sitting there staring at a wave of fifteen freaking Vaygar Battlecruisers. There's no way in hell to match that. The ship limits will stop you cold, even if you had the time and resources to build your own fleet of Higarran counterparts. Which you don't.


:nervous:


What the hell? Are you playing the same game as me? I beat that mission with a Vaygr battlecrusier, a higaran Battlecruiser and a handfull of strike craft as an escort!!!! Everything else was sitting back at the Mothership doing nothing!

Hard is facing 5 Vayger battlecruisers 3 destroyers 1 carrier and 1 dreadnought at once with only two battlecruisers a dreadnought, two destroyers, and a few squads. of bombers!! I don't know how I beat them...

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
*cough difficulty settings at start of campaign cough*

 

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
*cough difficulty settings at start of campaign cough*

There are none. :)

haha! all that time it took for you to write that multi-colored post WASTED in a matter of seconds!

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
Not really, i just drag selected and licked the colour bar at the top..... ::)

I must be thinking of CAtaclysm then............

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Offline Polpolion

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
Cataclysm is very fun. I like salvaging all the cool ships.

fleet command "Worker dogpile!"

workers "yay! save some for MEEeeee!"

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
Bundle !!!!!!!

Then you send em to beastified ships and they scream in agony and nick half your fleet.

 :nervous: We all make that mistake at least once.........

 

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
Besides FS, the X series and IW2 are the only other space sims I play.

Regarding HW2, to ease the dificulty of a mission, before you go to the next mission, all you have to do is disband all ships in your fleet, except fighters and what have you. The game is designed so that when you start a mission, the computer's fleet is made of the counter to your fleet and on larger numbers.

Regarding Cataclysm...

 "WE LIVE!"

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Re: What other space sims do you play? (Did you used to play?)
I really liked the more chariciterised (is that even a real word ?) voices of Cataclysm. Especially the Imperial "Got it. Headin' in" Unless it was a captured harvester ofcourse; which sounded stupid.