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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 highwayman

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I dove and lived. Bit of a shocker though, since most missions you have at least 30 seconds to figure out what's going on before any action is necessary. But I was paying attention and made it.
Go all out or don't go out at all.

 

Offline BlackDove

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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?

Not so much inspired, as much as "ripped off". I was a kid, Snipes was cool, I saw his alternate (one time only) callsign was Black Dove, and I took it. He was cool, I wanted to be cool, general childlike mentality.

Once I took it, I used it everywhere, and so that was that.

Many people did the same thing. Like Raa, before he was Raa here, he was "Snipes" on VolitionWatch. Everyone thought Snipes' character in the game and the voice actor was a bad mother****er and wanted to associate with him.

Though that's off topic. Answer relating to the topic is both "yes" and "no", the event was just one of the things that pushed me in the direction to use it, but not the defining moment.

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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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I DID read it. :)

I just scraped my fighter over a piece of debris just now in JAD and lost 29% hull integrity...in a Herc II.

Somehow, I feel that fighters are a bit too fragile when it comes to collisions... :rolleyes:
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Offline Snail

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Somehow, I feel that fighters are a bit too fragile when it comes to collisions... :rolleyes:
I think the opposite. Crashing into the side of a destroyer would be likely to kill you, but in FreeSpace you just lose like 70% hull.

 

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Collision with debris does waaaay too much damage. (Especially to capships). A chunk of SD lucifer moving at 25m/s will plow straight through an Orion, or another Lucifer.
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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Try getting a Ravana to jump in through a Demon debris field. It'll probably die even before its beams are freed. :drevil:

A piece of flying Sathanas can knock the Colossus' hull from 100% to 80%.
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Offline Retsof

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 :wtf: Who's Jack Niven?  I've heard of Larry Niven (wrote "The Draco Tavern") but never Jack.
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I can't help but hear a shotgun cocking with this.

 

Offline Snail

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:wtf: Who's Jack Niven?  I've heard of Larry Niven (wrote "The Draco Tavern") but never Jack.
Jack Niven is an NTF squad commander who tries to kill Alpha 1 in ...But Hate the Traitor.

 

Offline eliex

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If I were Jack Nivens I would have made a run for it if Alpha 1 managed to kill 3 other fighters single handedly while under fire from 3 other Mrymidons . . . if he managed to live that far.

 
If I were Jack Nivens I would have made a run for it if Alpha 1 managed to kill 3 other fighters single handedly while under fire from 3 other Mrymidons . . . if he managed to live that far.

        If I were Jack Niven I would've killed Alpha 1 on the flight deck, not let him get back into a damn fighter craft.

 

Offline eliex

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Jack Niven should have done that, except that Alpha 1 was way to skilful/the NTF were so easily fooled that Alpha 1 was the most loyal NTF fighter that ever breathed.  :drevil:
Alpha 1 should have been promoted after being only one of the two survivors of a "Vasudan ambush"  :)

 

Offline ShadowGorrath

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Actually, Alpha 1 and Snipes were lucky that the NTCv Sevrin took their place in being hanged.

 

Offline Snail

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        If I were Jack Niven I would've killed Alpha 1 on the flight deck, not let him get back into a damn fighter craft.
If I were Jack Niven, I'd have put SEVERAL reactor killers on Alpha 1's ship.

 

Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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If I were Jack Niven, I'd have put SEVERAL reactor killers on Alpha 1's ship.

Or perhaps the NTF should've sent an Orion to run him over... :drevil:
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Offline Snail

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Ehh, the GTVA would have sent in 99 99th Skulls.

It's just one of those really annoying things that happen in all storylines: The villains gloat and don't kill the good guy when they have the chance, then get bitten in the ass for it.

 

Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Ehh, the GTVA would have sent in 99 99th Skulls.

It's just one of those really annoying things that happen in all storylines: The villains gloat and don't kill the good guy when they have the chance, then get bitten in the ass for it.

It's a method of storytelling, though, so get used to it. I think the James Bond movies tend to do things like this... :drevil:

Things like "Before you die, let me tell you my plan." or "This weapon is invincible, but it has one small weakness, and that is..."

Now where's that Evil Overlord list?
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Quote: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1845hrs UTC, #gaming
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Well, it would have been a bit abrupt ending for FS2 if there would just have been a briefing saying "We know all about you! You stole the Sunder and framed loyal NTF members to be responsible for the destruction of it. Prepare to die. *zap*". Right?
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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Exactly. Which is why rules 6 to 9 of Peter's Evil Overlord List will always be violated:

6. I will not gloat over my enemies' predicament before killing them.

7. When I've captured my adversary and he says, "Look, before you kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?" I'll say, "No." and shoot him. No, on second thought I'll shoot him then say "No."

8. After I kidnap the beautiful princess, we will be married immediately in a quiet civil ceremony, not a lavish spectacle in three weeks' time during which the final phase of my plan will be carried out.

9. I will not include a self-destruct mechanism unless absolutely necessary. If it is necessary, it will not be a large red button labelled "Danger: Do Not Push". The big red button marked "Do Not Push" will instead trigger a spray of bullets on anyone stupid enough to disregard it. Similarly, the ON/OFF switch will not clearly be labelled as such.
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Quote: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1845hrs UTC, #gaming
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Offline Snail

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Well, it would have been a bit abrupt ending for FS2 if there would just have been a briefing saying "We know all about you! You stole the Sunder and framed loyal NTF members to be responsible for the destruction of it. Prepare to die. *zap*". Right?
Well, GTVA Command seems to do that every so often in debriefings.