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Offline Roanoke

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I think the killing Xenos has a mild anti-Zoners effect also.
I'm essentally doing the same in Vanilla. Got the Dromedary and am shipping gold from Battleship Hood to Rochester and whatever else back for the return trip. Makes a really effective Gunship in Liberty when doing anti-Xenos and anti-B/Hunter missions.

Last night (last thing) I bribed the Outcasts to neutral so now I'm hostile to Xenos, Bounty Hunters, Liberty police/military/lsf and the Gaians i think. Everyone else friendly or neutral. Quite a nice balance. I haven't gone further than Liberty or Bretonia thus far.

 

Offline Roanoke

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Quick update: I'm now piloting a Humpback freighter @ lvl6. Decided I didn't fancy doing multiple trade runs so I increased the Freighter's Cargo Capacity x4 like a proper dirty little cheat. Running Artifcats from Cadiz ($182 each approx) to New London ($1100 approx) netted me $800,000!
For some reason the Bounty Hunters have forgiven my past crimes and are now neutral. So, Liberty, Gaians & Xeons aside, I now have no enemies.
 

 

Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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In my newest Discovery character, I'm neutral with everyone except Nomads, The Wild and Xenos. :D
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Offline Roanoke

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I'm bored of all this Capitialism so I grabbed the Outcast v/heavy fighter (forget the name, "Sabre" maybe ?) and am Nomad hunting.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Yes, it's the Sabre, the bestest Fighter in my humble opinion. Also you can get that Level 10 gun from near the Hispania wreck.


 

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Series Z "Sabre" Border Worlds Very Heavy Fighter. 10200 hull. Six guns, one turret. Able to mount a countermeasure dropper, mine dropper and torpedo launcher or cruise disruptor. Bottom two gun mounts support Class-9 guns and missile launchers. Remaining four gun mounts supports Class-10 guns and missile launchers. Turret mount supports one nonexistant Class-10 turret. Turret mount has a full field of fire at anything above ship.

In vanilla, it's probably the best ship, unless if you like (and know how to fly) the Corsair fighters or the Civilian fighters.

The strongest mine dropper in vanilla, as well as the strongest Class-10 gun, may be found near the Unknown Jump Hole in Omicron Alpha. There are four wrecks, and while all of them house a Ripper Mine Dropper, only one of them houses a pair of CERBERUS Prototype Guns.

The wreck near the Sleeper Ship Hispania houses two PROMETHEUS Prototype Guns, a Gunslinger Mk. I Bounty Hunter Turret, and ten Paralyser Missiles with no launcher.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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My favourite system :yes:

 

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My favourite system :yes:

Indeed. I especially like the architecture of the Outcast buildings on Planet Malta. :D
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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Double-post. :D

I just found out that, at the time of Digital Anvil's acquisition by Microsoft, they were toying with Project Lonestar, which most people regard as Freelancer 2.

Here's a page showing concept art.
Here's a nebula.
Here's the gallery page of the person who made the nebula video above this.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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One thing i'll always think of is how parts of the Wing Commander movie ended up in Starlancer.

 

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Really? I heard of Starlancer being related to Freelancer, but that's it. How's the game?
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Offline Roanoke

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My favourite system :yes:

Indeed. I especially like the architecture of the Outcast buildings on Planet Malta. :D

I like it too. Music is slightly reminiscent of Homeworld

 

Offline nvsblmnc

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I prefer hanging around Crete.  It's the best place to buy a Titan and it's close enough to Bretonia that I can get 'home' relatively quickly by starting a small Corsair-Hessian-Me war to make the Bretonian factions love me again.
When the reactor explodes, it's usually a sign that you've taken too much damage.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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I think i like malta because i played through the game quite a few times then kinda left it. I only recently found the Hispania. Years back my mates and i were ardently convinced that microspank were gonna release the space spanish as an add-on pack. :nod:

 

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Against my better sense of judgement, I decided to deactivate Discovery and try out Rebalance v3.55.

Oi, Colonel, you should try Rebalance out yourself too if you haven't already. I'm doing the singleplayer campaign now, and it's a whole new ball game from vanilla, especially if you want bonus ships. There's an option to choose whether you want singplayer bonus ships or not during mod activation. Setting it to yes will automatically change your ship when you agree to do certain singleplayer missions.

Be warned, though, that Rebalance is a maximalist mod, which means that there are a ton of new features and stuff. You might get lost looking at everything, since you can now change other stuff such as your engine, powerplant, scanner and tractor beam.

Spoiler:
However, if you choose to leave it as no, there are very heavy fighters that you can purchase from Battleships Guardian, Missouri and Mississippi once you hit Level 6, which is just before you go rogue. These very heavy fighters can support up to Class 10 weapons. I'm still flying the Rage Bringer I purchased from the Guardian.

If you want to kill lots of stuff, try mounting all your ship gunpoints with Small Transport Turret Mk. III. These GMG turrets can serve as guns, and heave no level requirement as far as I know. They also do significant amounts of damage without ANY energy drain. However, equipping them makes your fighter look strange. Get them from Battleship Guardian. They are arguably the best weapons available at the start of the game.

Oh, and if you want to, install those cluster missiles. It'll make for an even more interesting challenge to you and whoever you're smoking.

v3.55 is a vastly updated version from v3.50. I've been playing it for the past few days now, and it hasn't crashed or jammed my computer, not even when the whole of Liberty and Rhienland were trying to kill me. :drevil:
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Quote: Thursday, 24 September 2020, 0008hrs UTC, #hlp-squad
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Offline Solatar

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Any of you played the Crossfire MOD? It's a multiplayer focused MOD in which the Coalition made their own sleeper ships. You can venture to Earth and then to Coalition space.

The economy also changes (I think it's all on a cycle of about two weeks) so some days there are black market goods for sale to sell for high profits and some days there aren't.

 

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I did in the few days before I went back to polytechnic.

I've got some funny stuff coming from the Rebalance mod. Perhaps I can upload it onto my Cloud and show it here later. Colonel, have you tried it yet?
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<< WARNING: SEVERE DANGER >>
Double-post. :D

Here are some screenshots from the Rebalance v3.55 Final mod:









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Quote: Thursday, 24 September 2020, 0008hrs UTC, #hlp-squad
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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I like that fighter from the top screenshot........ Very much so :nod: