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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 WMCoolmon

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I hit full burners and went straight ahead. I almost got through the Sathanas before I died, too.
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Offline Wobble73

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I spilt hot coffee in my lap and swore profusely, then died!  :lol:
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Offline Tantalus53

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I dived, but got hit anyways...

 

Offline tinfoil

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The first time i listened and dived

the second time i had my headphones way too loud and it scared the living **** out of me sooooo...

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Offline Vidmaster

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the poll is missing:   Eeacted to late but still tried. Without success.    :lol:

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Offline Stormkeeper

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Fixed. Well. At least you tried. :lol:
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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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I hit full burners and went straight ahead. I almost got through the Sathanas before I died, too.

:wtf:

I spilt hot coffee in my lap and swore profusely, then died!  :lol:

:wtf:

I dived, but got hit anyways...

:wtf:

Did you hit the afterburner?

I dived and survived!  :)

:D

I have never been hit by that Sathanas before. Even on my first try, I dove and hit my burners.

Another way is to turn left or right and afterburn in that direction. I've tried it before and lived, so I know it works.
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Offline colecampbell666

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I hit full burners and went straight ahead. I almost got through the Sathanas before I died, too.
:wtf:
He means that it almost jumped fully out before he died.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline Kosh

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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...

Ditto.
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Offline BlackDove

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He freaked me the **** out (in that "WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT ME, I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG, BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW" kind of way), I froze up, and the cap hit me and killed me.

In my defense, I was 13 years old.

I'll remember that moment for the rest of my life though.

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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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I think the reason why I'm able to survive everytime is because I used VPVIEW32 and visited YouTube and Interplay before I actually got to that mission, so I knew what was coming.

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When I first heard Snipes scream, I thought he was telling some Shivans to die. :wtf:

If I didn't use VPVIEW32 and visit YouTube and Interplay, I think I would probably end up like BlackDove on my first attempt.

By the way, BlackDove, you said your screen name is inspired by Snipes. Is this the event that inspired you to choose this screen name?
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Offline jr2

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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.

Yup.  My first time, I saw the Sathy incoming and automatically pulled up, not processing Snipes' command until it was too late.  IIRC next time I couldn't dive correctly and died, so I tried pulling up and got left with like 1% hull, so I retried the mission.

 

Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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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.

Yup.  My first time, I saw the Sathy incoming and automatically pulled up, not processing Snipes' command until it was too late.  IIRC next time I couldn't dive correctly and died, so I tried pulling up and got left with like 1% hull, so I retried the mission.

There's a Discovery Channel program called "I Shouldn't Be Alive"... :nervous:
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Offline terran_emperor

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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. 

Somthing happened in that mission where you take out Sath#1's beam turrets. I had just managed to take out the 4 beam turrets and the Flack cannons WITHOUT CHEATS when the bloody ship jumped out and threw me 6-7 km from the node with 30+% hull. Failed the mission because the Beleth survived. First time. Second time the rest of mission was self-playing.

And this was on medium difficulty.

Never happend to me in the Dive! dive! Dive! incident though. I usually do dive.

First time i pulled up and got smaked in the face by those flares at the back for my troubles
 on a couple of occasions ive gone in random directions and survived 
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Offline Stormkeeper

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There's a Discovery Channel program called "I Shouldn't Be Alive"... :nervous:
Today's episode:

4 pilots enter hostile territory on a dangerous mission. Upon entering the system, they are greeted by a Juggernaught hurtling to them at high rate of speed. Snipes, the most experienced of them, immediately calls for them to dive.

Snipes: "DIVE, DIVE, DIVE! HIT YOUR BURNERS PILOTS!"

However, one of them, Alpha One, pulls up instead, forgetting that the Juggernaught flares out at the end. By the time he realises it, its too late. The Juggernaught hits his fighter at over 40ms,  sending him flying.  Incredibly, he's still alive, but just barely. Alpha One limps his fighter over to his wing, fighting to keep his systems alive. Unfortunately, he has no way of leaving the system until his jump drives reactivates ...

Because the objectives of the mission were top secret, we have no way of knowing what else transpired in the system. But incredibly, Alpha One returns home, bruised and battered, but still triumphant. We were unable to interview the famed Alpha One, but rumors circulating him range are numerous:

Jack Niven: "~+I. I'm telling you that's what he did. How else could he survive our exe-- Uh. The NTF ambush on him?"
Alpha 2: "He survived because he can live with being a pawn because the game makes sense to him!"
Fred: "He probably had ship-guardian."
Snipes: "What, do I look like Alpha One to you?"

However, the most popular, and heavily reinforced rumor, is this one, put forth by an unnamed source from within the GTVA:

Danmmoc: "No one can recoginze me, right? Since my name is spelled backwards? Okay.... You wanna know why he survived? Its simple.            Because. Simply because he's Alpha One. That makes you automatically immortal."

And there you have it. The numerous reasons why Alpha One survived. We may never really know ourselves, but I'm sure Alpha One is saying to himself, "I shouldn't be alive."
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Offline neo_hermes

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i tried Diving without using the afterburners.....was scraping at the bottom of the santh...survived w/ 30% hull left...didn't survive the mission due to it being at the max difficulty.
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Offline ssmit132

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By the way, BlackDove, you said your screen name is inspired by Snipes. Is this the event that inspired you to choose this screen name?

'Black Dove' is Snipes' codename in the encrypted message in the Command Briefing in 'As Lightning Fall'.

Although that doesn't fully answer the question for you  :p. Only BlackDove himself can answer it truly!  :lol: