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How did you go on your first 'Dive Dive Dive Hit your burners pilot!"

I survived, my reflexes are amazing
39 (47%)
I veered off, but in the wrong direction and died
24 (28.9%)
I freaked out and died.
20 (24.1%)

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Your very first dive....
Me, i was like  :eek:, then just smashed into it head first.

 
Re: Your very first dive....
i made it the first time, but failed the mission. i forgot about it on the retry and got mashed.

 
Re: Your very first dive....
I knew it was coming and I survived. HLP lurking spoiled practically every surprise in the campaign. Thanks a lot guys.  :no:

 

Offline TrashMan

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Re: Your very first dive....
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:
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Re: Your very first dive....
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
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Re: Your very first dive....
I didn't have afterburners because I was running the HOTU version on XP, no SCP.

I died.
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Re: Your very first dive....
i was like "huh?........oh thats what he ment by dive......" and u can guess the rest
i know i misspeld my name >_<

 
Re: Your very first dive....
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:
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Re: Your very first dive....
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.

 

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Re: Your very first dive....
I crashed into it. I was thinking about the Terran Mara and wasn't paying much attention to the game when I clicked commit.

 

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Re: Your very first dive....
I almost pissed myself. :nervous:

I survived though, but I almost broke my joystick off slamming it downwards.
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Re: Your very first dive....
I kept trying to pull up, since that looked more likely to work, and forgot the Sathanas flares out on top.
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Re: Your very first dive....
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
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Re: Your very first dive....
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.

 

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Re: Your very first dive....
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"...
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Re: Your very first dive....
Oh, uh, Vasudan commander, you forgot to add "I freaked out but survived." :P
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Re: Your very first dive....
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.
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Re: Your very first dive....
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.

  
Re: Your very first dive....
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.

 
Re: Your very first dive....
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...
Fun while it lasted.

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