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Whats your weapon of choice, pilot ?

GTF Hercules
16 (6.3%)
GTF Herecules MK II
16 (6.3%)
GTF Erinyes
77 (30.3%)
GTF Perseus
61 (24%)
GTF Pegasus
19 (7.5%)
GTF Myrmidon
14 (5.5%)
GTF Ares
43 (16.9%)
GTF Ulysses
8 (3.1%)

Total Members Voted: 252

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Offline ShadowGorrath

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Really? Nice.

Admiral, it's a prototype stealth fighter that's undetectable on sensors.

Now where's that void ?

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Really? Nice.

Admiral, it's a prototype stealth fighter that's undetectable on sensors.

Now where's that void ?
Oh don't worry, conveniently the Daleks came and paradoxically prevented this event from ever happening.

 

Offline admiral_wolf

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Don't you think that just my presence on here is enough of a Paradox!   The hole in the Space Time Continuem is big enough for The Galatea to quite happily fly through! Through this so called "game", I've witnessed my demise over 10 times!  Not exactly fun, especially as I've found a screenshot of it happening!!

----ADDITIONAL----EDIT----

Don't worry, I've found it.  Interesting design if it works.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2008, 05:32:17 pm by admiral_wolf »
I reject your reality and substitute my own, hence my existance on the Galatea!

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Prove it. Jump in and wipe London off the map.

 

Offline admiral_wolf

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
A- Why would I repeat the move of The Lucifer and destroy a homeworld?

B-Why would I want to do that to MY HOMEWORLD!

C-I have no desire to face a court marshall and execution for high treason

D-Where would you guys meet up next?

It's in your hands!
I reject your reality and substitute my own, hence my existance on the Galatea!

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I've witnessed my demise over 10 times!  Not exactly fun, especially as I've found a screenshot of it happening!!
I'm still convinced that it was admiral Polpolion who perished with the Galatea.
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14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

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14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Command said it was Wolf. (btw admiral what's your first name?)

And command never makes mistakes :nervous:
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Offline Stormkeeper

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I'm still convinced that it was admiral Polpolion who perished with the Galatea.
No, it was Wolf.
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Offline Cobra

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I'm still convinced that it was admiral Polpolion who perished with the Galatea.
No, it was Wolf.

I hope you realize he was joking.
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Offline Stormkeeper

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Yea, I know.
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Offline Cobra

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Reason 955 the internet sucks: Sarcasm never comes through.
To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow. - Metrodorus of Chios
I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
And command never makes mistakes :nervous:
qft ftw wtf

I'm still convinced that it was admiral Polpolion who perished with the Galatea.
No, it was Wolf.

I hope you realize he was joking.
Who was, now?

Reason 955 the internet sucks: Sarcasm never comes through.
Agreed.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
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11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
* Androgeos Exeunt waves at the moderators. They should know what to do.
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Offline nvsblmnc

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
At risk of posting something on-topic, I'm split between the Myrmidon and Erinyes.  The Loki also comes pretty high up the list.

I used to like the standoff power of the Ares, but now I'd rather get right in the middle with kaysers and maxims flying everywhere.  With careful monitoring of power usage, a Maxim/Kayser Erinyes is a true terror.
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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
...a Maxim/Kayser Erinyes is a true terror.

I would think so. There was one time I did try using Maxims with Kaysers, but I didn't like the idea of using both, so I switched back to using Kaysers only.
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Offline tifi

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
Words alone cannot adequately describe just how much I love the Pegasus.
It was such a dissapointment to only get to play with it for one mission :blah:

And just for completeness sake, the same can be said for how much I dislike the Myrmidon.
Sure its got a pretty impressive array of firepower but the guns are in a horrid layout, it can't carry the Harpoon, and its altogether too large and clunky to be a decent fighter - it just begs to be shot at.

 

Offline Stormkeeper

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I don't like the Maxim's recoil. Makes it a bit of a ***** to use.
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Offline Iranon

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I've never been too impressed with quad maxims... they eat so much energy that I'm perfectly happy to have them in a 2-gun bank. From my experience, the best way to leverage the Erinyes' 8 primary mounts is a full load of Prometheus S: Good range coupled with impressive accuracy, and the energy output is sufficient to support them.

I share tifi's disaffection with the Myrmidon, it just seems tacky and badly designed. I get the impression of a very poor light fighter with some additional weapons bolted on (off-centre as well)  to make it look good on paper. It's the fighter I have the worst combat record with, and this includes the much-maligned Vasudan featherweights.
The other Terran fighters do their stated job and have some attractive feature (for example, the Herc 2 is quite manoeverable for an assault fighter and has excellent gun mounts). The one thing the Myrmidon excels at is delivering 4 Helios bombs quickly, and that's probably a bug. It's too cumbersome for its stated main role, and for something straddling the line between space superiority and assault fighter, the Erinyes does the job much much better.



 

Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
The only advantages I can see on flying a Myrmidon is its six gun banks and slightly higher grade of maneuverability as compared to a Herc II.

I ought to try flying a Loki sometime soon, although I might not like it... :nervous:
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Offline Snail

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Re: Favorite terran fighter
I don't see how accuracy is relevant at all. All weapons fire in a completely straight line in retail.