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What is your favourite capital ship in Freespace 2 (try to pick Shivan and Terran)

Sathanas
Lucifer (Not in the game I know, but it can be placed in FRED)
Orion
Colossus
Leviathan
Ravana
Demon
Rakshasa
Sobek
Hatsheput
Iceni
Cain
Lilith (practically same as cain but oh well)
Hippocrates
Arcadia (more of a base really but still It's a significant installation)
Deimos
Aeolous

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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Offline Colonol Dekker

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The Hatshepsut.

From the very beginning of the game when it destroyed the Belisarius.

Then the Ravana for it's assymetrical beauty. :)

well the ravana wa taken down by a wing of bommbers and a covette so...that saya a lot about the all powerfull shivan destroyer.

Yeah, I mean it just destroyed at least a destroyer and a corvette before that mission and it still took a cruiser down and engaged a corvette and yet another cruiser not to mention fighter and bomber wings from the rest of the fleet, how weak. :rolleyes:
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Offline admiral_wolf

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Simply because not only I command the greatest one ever built, but also because it can hold it's own against practically anything it comes across.

Except a Sathanas, of which the Shivans have 80.

Thankfully I will never meet one!  Unless of course I meet a special Doctor with his young female assistant.
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Offline Zoltan

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Thankfully I will never meet one!  Unless of course I meet a special Doctor with his young female assistant.

Who? :D
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Offline Polpolion

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You know, they did say the Orion was partially designed by Chuck Norris.. that's why it pwns.

Not quite. Chuck Norris in fact designed the Raa, the most feeble ship in the game. Compared to the Orion, Chuck Norris' creation is like pus from a blister, while the Orion is antibiotics. Of course, in this specific analogy, the Hippocrates would proportionately have to be a 900 million gigaton 6 warhead MIRV.

 

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You mean a nine thousand teratonne etc.
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Offline Polpolion

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You mean a nine thousand teratonne etc.
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Bigger numbers and smaller units make things sound more impressive than they actually are.  :(

 

Offline Mars

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tera = 1012

 

Offline AlphaOne

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I still dont get how the Orions's 3 heavy beams got pawned by the Hatties 2 beams 1 heavy and one small since i can imagine that from a side to side position the Hattie is only able to bring to bear 2 beams max??

Anyway Gotta give credit to the thing i mean dont get me wrong its a superb ship much better then the Hecate IMO  . Perhaps it managed to beat the Orion thanx to its 30 or 50k more hp??


Anyway the ravana managed to take down those by surprise then the other ones because GTVA command decided to bet on  a sheer volume of firepower and take the ravana head on no special tactics.

Anyway the easyness with which the ravana can be disarmed is ridiculous. Anyway the Iceni is not so different from the ravana aside from the fact it doesnt have a fighterbay and its much smaller and faster. I mean the Iceni is designed for offence . And i happen to believ it was designed by Xena the warrior princess :P
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Top dog's the Sobek. Nothing's sweeter than that sexy killing machine.

Next I picked the Lilith, partially because I think I read the book and enjoyed it, but the Lilith is a dinky little cruiser that can rip GTVA ships a new one far and wide. Though I think we only saw one in the main FS2 Campaign, such a pity. And when we did see it, most people were flying Ares loaded to the brim with Trebs so it wasn't that big a deal.


I don't know why everyone's crazy about the Orion though? The things admittedly a little ugly. I've never had any great love for it, in either FS1 or 2. Though I prefer it to the Hecate by a long shot. If I had to pick a Terran ship I'd probably go with the Leviathan. I hate fighting against those things, Aeolus? Whatever. Damn Levy's got 4 AAAf beams. Those things are murder. Though AAAf beams in general are painful. One of the hardest missions for me in FS2 is Fient, Parry, Riposte! Of course the only Levy is a friendly, but having to go near couple of Fenris in a Perseus isn't my idea of a good time. Especially when my wingmen are a bunch of losers who get killed in short order.

 
Anyway the easyness with which the ravana can be disarmed is ridiculous. Anyway the Iceni is not so different from the ravana aside from the fact it doesnt have a fighterbay and its much smaller and faster. I mean the Iceni is designed for offence . And i happen to believ it was designed by Xena the warrior princess :P

    Meh, the Iceni's a plot device. Not a ship.
    How else can one explain it's seemingly random weapon placement? Assymetrical layout of BGreens? What the hell.

 
I don't know why everyone's crazy about the Orion though? The things admittedly a little ugly. I've never had any great love for it, in either FS1 or 2. Though I prefer it to the Hecate by a long shot. If I had to pick a Terran ship I'd probably go with the Leviathan. I hate fighting against those things, Aeolus? Whatever. Damn Levy's got 4 AAAf beams. Those things are murder. Though AAAf beams in general are painful. One of the hardest missions for me in FS2 is Fient, Parry, Riposte! Of course the only Levy is a friendly, but having to go near couple of Fenris in a Perseus isn't my idea of a good time. Especially when my wingmen are a bunch of losers who get killed in short order.



The Orion is pragmatic at heart. "We don't care how it looks, just so long as it Blows. Things. Up. I mean, yeah, the design is blocky, but what FS1 era Terran ship isn't?


If the Leviathan was faster than the Colossus, my opinion of it would be a little higher.

 

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Yeah, I mean it just destroyed at least a destroyer and a corvette before that mission and it still took a cruiser down and engaged a corvette and yet another cruiser not to mention fighter and bomber wings from the rest of the fleet, how weak. :rolleyes:

Technicely, we never saw it destroy those ships. WE don't know how that battle went. Was the GTVA fleet attacked by the Ravana head-on? Were they ambushed by swarms of fighters and bombers, weakened, and then attacked by the Ravana from behind?

To me this is the most plausable scenario, since there's no way a Ravana can take on a Orion head-on (or a fleet for that matter) without taking considerable damage itself. Yet the Ravana in the mission was at 100%. Either [V] didn't care about relism or the GTVA ships never managed to fire back - meaning there were either disarmed or crippled and ambushed.
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If you don't know the right way to attack a Ravana (which the GTVA didn't), it can be death.  If you do, it will go down very quickly.