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Online Colonol Dekker

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Re: Whatever happens in your life
It's not all that happens. I have Freespace and Starlancer too. Freelancers drunken parents if you will. :)
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: Whatever happens in your life
Personally, I like to shoot down Corsairs to get a hold of some Angelitos (preferrably Mk II) due to their improved range and damage output. House weapons are always such girly trinkets. The criminal factions have some serious equipment.

Fun fact: Rhineland has weapons that match or exceed all the experimentals. I ended up with a Titan outfitted with four experimentals (I forget which, they weren't a matched pair but had identical stats) and two Rhineland guns that had identical stats to my good experimentals...and better stats than the experimentals I used them to replace.


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Offline CP5670

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I prefer the Nomad guns to any of the other weapons. The best experimentals do a bit more damage but the Nomad weapons use no energy at all, so you can keep firing them constantly. I had a Titan with several of those by the end. During the campaign, I pretty much stuck with neutron weapons of various types the whole way, and used the heavy fighters of all of the four main houses.

I'm thinking of replaying this game for the great story missions, but there was too much grind involved in between those. The randomly generated missions could have been a lot more interesting.

It's funny how the criminal factions have far superior equipment than the big states in the FL universe. :p

 

Offline Al Tarket

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i like freelancer because Edison Trent is an oddball, not the sort of man you would have at a party for say. additionally king says something funny when you first land on Pittsburgh, saying something about outfitting your ship and it being a pile of junk :lol:. the best bit is that its true.

Starflier > Cavalier > Dragon > Anubis > Sabre.

Starflier: justice mk1 2x > Scorpion mk1 2x, Adv. Stunpulse 1x >
Cavalier: Gaia's Saviour 3x, Adv. Stunpulse 1x >
Dragon: Suncannon A 2x, Adv. Stunpulse 2x, Sunblast A 2x >
Anubis: Suncannon A 2x, Adv. Stunpulse 2x, Sunblast A 2x, Usiel 1x >
Sabre: Tizona Del Cid 1x, Nomad Cannon 3x, Nomad Blaster 2x, Suncannon C 1x.

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Offline Jeff Vader

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Hmm.

Starflier: Whatever I manage to bolt into it.
Defender: 5 x Scorpion, 1 x Pyros Turret Type 1 + random mine launcher.
Dagger: 2 x Pyros Type 1, 2 x Scorpion, 1 x Pyros Turret Type 1 + random mine launcher.
Legionnaire: 2 x Pyros Type 2, 2 x Pyros Type 1, Tadpole mine (alternatively one Pyros Type 2 replaced with Catapult missile).
Dragon/Barracuda: 4 x Angelito Mk II, 1 x Catapult missile, 1 x Moonstalker missile, Tadpole mine.
Anubis: 4 x Angelito Mk II, 1 x Catapult missile, 1 x Moonstalker missile, Angelito Turret Mk I, Driller mine.
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Titan: 4 x Salamanca Mk II, 1 x Salamanca Turret, 2 x Firestalker missile, Ripper mine, Sunslayer torpedo launcher.
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23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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Offline karajorma

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I always loved the way in Freelancer that you finally get the best ships and weapons (especially torpedoes) after you no longer have anything to shoot them at. :D
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Hell yeah. Well, the proper weapons are useful if you want to wander around and just plow through anyone who gets in the way. But the torpedoes... as far as I've figured it out, the only sensible way to use them is to wait until someone demands you to drop your cargo, come to a full stop, turn to face the demanding party and shoot him/her with the said torpedoes.

That'll teach 'em...
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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Offline Al Tarket

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what i do is let the party demending the goods to come closer and i lob a few mines at them for effect and then afterburn away while launching cm's if the enemy is still following me after 100 clicks il find the nearest asteroid field, nebula even minefield to loose them, it almost always works.
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Offline karajorma

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Hell yeah. Well, the proper weapons are useful if you want to wander around and just plow through anyone who gets in the way. But the torpedoes... as far as I've figured it out, the only sensible way to use them is to wait until someone demands you to drop your cargo, come to a full stop, turn to face the demanding party and shoot him/her with the said torpedoes.

That'll teach 'em...

:lol:

Hmmmm. Where did I put that Freelancer game save. I'm tempted to try that one out myself now. :D
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Offline Stormkeeper

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I actually fire a torpedo when the enemy decides to play jousting with me. I have a few pulse weapons in my arsenal, so I rip their shields up real fast, then when the torpedo comes ........... :drevil:
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Offline Hellstryker

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned Skyblast Bs... I like my rapid fire 200 damage photon blasters... >_> In any case, how many of you play the discovery mod, seems as how me and mad bomber have been playing it lately

 

Offline Stormkeeper

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned Skyblast Bs... I like my rapid fire 200 damage photon blasters... >_> In any case, how many of you play the discovery mod, seems as how me and mad bomber have been playing it lately
I'll probably play it once I finish SP. I like to finish games in their stock form before wrangling up mods to spice things up.
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Offline Hellstryker

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Once you install it it's very annoying to revert to vanilla anyway, so good idea.

 

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I like using Outcast weapons a lot. I still have the two Pyros Type II that I nicked from the Lorenzo in LD-14.

Has anyone tried retrieving the Superconductors from the Dallas Storage Container in the Grande Negra in the Texas system? They can be sold for $100 apiece at the Junkers' Beaumont Base.

My loadout for all my ships are:

Starflier: Justice Mk. II x 2, Drail x 1, Countermeasure Dropper
Defender: Drail x 5, Badariel Turret x 1, Seeker Mine, Countermeasure Dropper
Crusader: Pyros Type II x 2, Adv. Stunpulse x 2, Usiel x 2, Seeker Mine, Imp. Countermeasure Dropper
Dromedary: Usiel x 2, Dragoon Type 1 x 1, Dragoon Turret Type 1 x 1, Adv. Stunpulse Turret x 3, Lavablade Turret Mk. II x 1
Dragon: Skyrail x 2, Pyros Type II x 2, Adv. Stunpulse x 2, Wardog Mine, Adv. Countermeasure Dropper
Anubis: Pyros Type II x 2, Adv. Stunpulse x 2, Dragoon Type 1 x 1, a turret, Wardog Mine, Adv. Countermeasure Dropper
...
Sabre: Nomad Energy Cannon x 4, Wyrm Type 2 x 2, Wyrm Turret Type 1 x 1, Starkiller Torpedo Launcher, Razor Mine, Adv. Countermeasure Dropper OR DIAMONDBACK x 2, CERBERUS x 2, Wyrm Turret Type 1 x 1, Starkiller Torpedo Launcher, Razor Mine, Adv. Countermeasure Dropper

I dislike the following:

- Any thing with the "Bounty Hunter" label;
- Most Prototype weapons;
- M10 "Titan" Corsair Very Heavy Fighter;
- "Anubis" The Order Very Heavy Fighter;
- Magma Hammer;
- Bounty Hunters;
- Mines;
- Zone 21;
- Omicron Minor;
- Any weapon that is described as sacrificing damage rate;
- Series XY "Stiletto" Border Worlds Heavy Fighter;
- Humpback;
- Contraband;
- Omega-41;
- The Order weapons;
- Liberty in general; and
- The powerplant of all ships.

I like:

- Liberty Rogue weapons up to the Usiel;
- Series YX "Dromedary" Border Worlds Freighter;
- Series Z "Sabre" Border Worlds Very Heavy Fighter;
- Outcast weapons;
- Nomad weapons;
- CERBERUS and DIAMONDBACK;
- The Rhienland Valkyrie;
- The Bretonia Crusader;
- Omicron Alpha; and
- The game

By the way, does anyone notice that, although the Anubis is titled as "The Order Very Heavy Fighter", it's classified as merely a "Heavy Fighter"?

There are only three very heavy fighters in the whole game, and I prefer the Sabre above the rest, simply because you can point all its six guns and one turret forward, which is where I usually aim. The Titan's turret's in the wrong place, and the Eagle has a turret that can't shoot forward. :mad:
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Offline Al Tarket

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actually their are 4. hammerhead you missed despite the lvl 9 class.

complete class ships...

http://www.battleclinic.com/freelancer/ships.php
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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Oh, the Hammerhead's a VHF too? I didn't know that. Oops.

I'm currently using the Rhienland Valkyrie on my non-cheat character now. Not that I play it often, since I'm now more focused on getting the storyline done for my cheat character.
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Quote: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1845hrs UTC, #gaming
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Rheinland is a funny word. Mostly because many people misspell it.

Hammerhead was fun. Probably the only Bounty Hunter hardware that I'm interested in. And call me shallow, but I prefer the Titan over the Sabre solely because of the fact that the Sabre looks like an abomination of nature.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Rheinland is a funny word. Mostly because many people misspell it.

Hammerhead was fun. Probably the only Bounty Hunter hardware that I'm interested in. And call me shallow, but I prefer the Titan over the Sabre solely because of the fact that the Sabre looks like an abomination of nature.

You might say, and forgive me for lambasting the design of one of the strongest fighters in the game, but I really do not like the Titan's rear-facing turret, as well as the fact that it looks almost the same as the Centurion, with that idiotic wing design.

I wonder why I exhibit great distaste for anything that has the "Bounty Hunter" label on it.
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Quote: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1845hrs UTC, #gaming
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z64555
but does it destroy planets with a turbo laser

 

Offline Al Tarket

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hahaha, its does somewhat, the eagle can probably own both titan and sabre really, big firepower + accuracy + maneuverability however the abre has an odd shape making a little more difficult to hit even the shields are down.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Rheinland is a funny word. Mostly because many people misspell it.

Hammerhead was fun. Probably the only Bounty Hunter hardware that I'm interested in. And call me shallow, but I prefer the Titan over the Sabre solely because of the fact that the Sabre looks like an abomination of nature.

You might say, and forgive me for lambasting the design of one of the strongest fighters in the game, but I really do not like the Titan's rear-facing turret, as well as the fact that it looks almost the same as the Centurion, with that idiotic wing design.
I don't like the turret placement either. My Kraken turret (after checking, it seems that I lied previously about my layout) is there merely as a decoration. The wings might be a bit funny, but to me it looks more menacing than the Sabre.

I always ponder about the subject. The Dagger was pure sexy. Then there's the Stiletto that looks like wtf. Then, the Sabre, that makes me facepalm. Oh, why did they have to derail the design to such a direction?
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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