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What happend the first time you heard "DIVE DIVE DIVE!"

Dived and lived!!
29 (33%)
Pulled up and died...
15 (17%)
Went in a random direction ... but lived
13 (14.8%)
Freaked out and died...
21 (23.9%)
I don't remember ...
6 (6.8%)
Reacted too late and tried to dive ...
4 (4.5%)

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Offline Stormkeeper

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Just curious. What happend the first time you had to dive, did you live or die. If you died, how many tries before you succeeded?

For me, I was drinking water. When I heard him scream, I freaked out, spat the water out, dropped the cup and got splatted.

Second time around, I was ready, I dived, and triggered the Shivan patrols.  :doubt:

Third time, I decided to pull up and ... well. You know.

Fourth time, I turned around and ran like hell... not fast enough.

Fifth time, I dived and survived!

And recently when I was re-playing the FS2 campaign, I kinda forgot about this mission and was getting a snack and came back to see "Stormkeeper has been killed by SJ Sathanas"...
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Offline Jeff Vader

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The first time (on retail) I was mostly wtf since back then I was using a really dark monitor and couldn't actually see what was coming at me -> boom. On my second try, I revised the word "dive" in my mind and came to the conclusion that the proper direction would be "down" -> success.
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Offline Rian

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Was playing co-op with someone, heard “dive" and was promptly hit with huge lag. Had a great little moment of panic. Made it out anyway, though.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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I kept trying to pull up, because it looked like it would work better...and forgot that the Sathanas flares out on the rear end...
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Offline colecampbell666

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Dove flawlessly. Most times on coop the other people die due to lag.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline Stormkeeper

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Wait, you can play this on co-op?
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Offline NGTM-1R

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There's a four-player version of the Main Campaign out there somewhere IIRC.
"Load sabot. Target Zaku, direct front!"

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Offline colecampbell666

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No, it's the multi mission "Into the Lion's Den".
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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These are not mutually exclusive. :P
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Offline admiral_wolf

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Took me 4 times to survive this mission!  First time, it took a while to understand I had a 6km piece of metal coming towards me at 400m/s.  Too long as it became apparent I had become the fly splat on the Sathanas' windscreen.
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Offline FUBAR-BDHR

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The multiplayer version of this question would be ho many time have you had to restart the game because some noob got run over by the Sath?

There is another outcome.  Run over and survived.  Granted that doesn't happen too often or if it happens at all in single. 

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Offline Turey

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There is another outcome.  Run over and survived.  Granted that doesn't happen too often or if it happens at all in single.

Occasionally I'll get swatted by the Sath, and will end up ridiculously far away with 1-5% health left.
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I was used to playing more conventional flight sims at the time, with little inconveniences like gravity and solid ground, so given a choice of directions, my first instinct was to pull up.  I cleared the forward flak battery but my luck and burners both ran out about a split second thereafter.

 

Offline MP-Ryan

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I was too busy trying to turn down the speaker volume during Snipes' scream to actually manage to dive...
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I dove. I follow my orders. I can live with being a pawn as long as the game makes sense. And it made quite a bit of sense to dive in that situation.

 

Offline Rian

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Wait, you can play this on co-op?

If you download the game via Turey's Installer, you can get a full-on four-person co-op version of the campaign. They can be played as single missions or as a multiplayer campaign.

Actually, we never had anyone run over due to lag in co-op. The brief host-still-joining lag, fortunately, kept everything -- including the Sathanas -- frozen.

 

Offline FUBAR-BDHR

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So does doing about a 135 degree twist while pulling up and to the left.  The real trick is pouring a beer while doing it.  :pimp:
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Offline colecampbell666

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Wait, you can play this on co-op?

If you download the game via Turey's Installer, you can get a full-on four-person co-op version of the campaign. They can be played as single missions or as a multiplayer campaign.

Actually, we never had anyone run over due to lag in co-op. The brief host-still-joining lag, fortunately, kept everything -- including the Sathanas -- frozen.
Actually, you can just download the multiplayer missions VP. Follow the multi link in my sig.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline IceFire

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I remember the firs time I played that mission...I was stretching when the mission started and most missions that not a problem but I remember rushing to grab the joystick again and angled the fighter down while hammering the afterburners.  I barely made it...it was quite the rush :)
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Offline Fenrir

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I was one of those who was caught completely off guard. I just freaked out and so my dive was late. Too late.