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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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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?

The Dagger would be a very good ship to fly if it wasn't sold only in the Liberty Rogues' Buffalo Base. I tried it out yesterday, and I was quite pleased with its performance. As for the Stiletto, I agree that it's a weird design. That thing protruding out from the bottom looks out of place. At least the Sabre corrects that a little by making it look like part of the ship.

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.

I've tried flying the Eagle before, and I must admit that, although its turret can't shoot forward and it doesn't have a five-digit armour rating, it is surprisingly agile. I've seen a website where people kept arguing whether the Eagle, Titan or Sabre is the best fighter, but I personally feel that each VHF has its own advantages and trade-offs. The Titan's ugly in my opinion, but it has the highest armour rating in the entire game. The Sabre may not be agile, but you can point all its six guns and one turret forward. As for the Eagle, it's very agile.

The bottomline still remains that, depending on each individual's preference, any of these three ships may be the best in the whole game. :nod:

Apart from me, who here uses a freighter as a combat vessel?
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Offline Al Tarket

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i have actually been defeated twice by a drome user. so if your not careful you could run into a far more better player then you using a drome.
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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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I don't play multiplayer, so only the Zoners fly Dromedarys. They never attack me because I don't attack them. :p

By the way, what is vanilla? Is it some kind of a balancing mod for Freelancer?
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Offline Stormkeeper

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No, vanilla = un modded.

I wanna trade my Dragon for a freighter just so I'll be able to raise my personnal value. Its a ***** raising the personnal value, running all over Honshu trading.
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I've never tried this without setting the difficulty to 0.00, but here's a tip: Get a Dromedary, go to the Von Rohe Belt in Omega-11 and shoot out some diamonds. Stay near (but not in) the sun's corona to see Red Hessians commit suicide. :drevil:

When you've shot out 275 crates of Diamonds, go to Planet Leeds and sell each crate for 1225 credits apiece.

If you want to go to Omega-11, follow the routes used by the Corsairs and fly into the ice field near the Ross Planetoid. You'll eventually find a jump hole and emerge in the dreaded Omega-5 system. from there, check the routes used by both the Corsairs and Red Hessians to find the Omega-11 jump hole. It would help greatly if you're at least neutral with both factions, although the safest method is still to set the difficulty to 0.00.

Here's another alternative that I did at 1.00 difficulty: When Lord Hakkera escorts you to the New Berlin jump hole in the Sigma-19 system, check your nav map. You will see a cross. Target it, and fly towards the Old Imperial Navy Fighter. Shoot it to get some stuff. You should also try to explore the surrounding area. There are three other Old Imperial Navy Fighters, and each one, I think, houses a pair of Level 10 Prototype weapons. Given that each piece can be sold for over 36 000 credits, your personal net worth will skyrocket.

For this second one, it'll be wise if you're neutral with either the Junkers or Corsairs. The Corsairs in this system fly Centurions, so they'll smack you up if they're hostile.
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When you've shot out 275 crates of Diamonds, go to Planet Leeds and sell each crate for 1225 credits apiece.
Tip #2: Lurk around Rochester. Wait until a Junker carrying a load of cardamine emerges. Follow him until you are far enough from Rochester. Open fire. Loot cardamine. Fly to Manhattan and sell for 1500/unit. You'll make money and you'll also stop a criminal from dealing drugs -> everyone is happy.

If you want to go to Omega-11, follow the routes used by the Corsairs and fly into the ice field near the Ross Planetoid. You'll eventually find a jump hole and emerge in the dreaded Omega-5 system. from there, check the routes used by both the Corsairs and Red Hessians to find the Omega-11 jump hole. It would help greatly if you're at least neutral with both factions, although the safest method is still to set the difficulty to 0.00.
... or take the gate from Stuttgart.
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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11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
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tip check the badlands of the left side of the exit to the badlands ilthca wreckage, their is a floating small freighter with some cardi onboard and on the right side near that pirate base with the dagger, thier are some defender wreckages, loot them also.

alternatively after the campaign if you wish, try shipping some cardi from mactan to manhatten or yanagi depot to new berlin, they are the biggest fat pay deals. if you want a very long route, engine comps from the biggest food planet in the japanese systems, above simga 13 and next to new tokyo system, take a full load to mactan, they are great need of engine comps.
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Offline Stormkeeper

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I've been transporting water to Sigma 13 for the past 2 hours.

I.
Can't.
Take.
It.
Anymore.

I'm going off to play KoTOR 2 and kill some innocents.
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Offline Roanoke

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aren't games supposed to be fun ?

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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aren't games supposed to be fun ?
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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

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
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Offline NGTM-1R

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aren't games supposed to be fun ?

The fun comes when you get to buy the uberweapon of doom and layeth righteous smackdown upon all who would oppose ye.

Or something like that.
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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Stormkeeper, why for the love of the Nomads are you transporting water? You should go and shoot down some hostiles (unless you're neutral with everyone, which I doubt).
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Quote: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1845hrs UTC, #gaming
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Offline Rick James

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Generally speaking, common commodities like water, food and oxygen are a bad idea for intersystem trades because they're commonly available in each system as it is.

Oh, and a way to make some quick cash the legit way for a new player is to travel to the Colorado system, park yourself in the middle of the rock field, and shoot random rocks that float buy to reveal the silver they're most likely hiding. Tractor it in, then rinse and repeat until you've got yourself a full load. Head back to Manhattan and sell it all for a tidy profit.
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On a side note, when you play through the campaign in this game, make sure to initially reject every offer from Juni for the campaign missions. This often results in funny conversations and Trent writes extra stuff to his neural net diary.

 

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Ah crap, CP, now you tell me. I'm already racing Dexter Hovis. :nervous:

Has anyone lost to that IMG guy before?
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Quote: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1845hrs UTC, #gaming
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Offline CP5670

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Too bad, you just missed the best one. Juni gets really pissy in the Cambridge bar. :D

I don't think it's even possible to lose that race. He always falls behind you at the end.

  

Offline Al Tarket

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i lost once to dexter however in the many times i played the game afterwards i haven't lost.


Rick i assume your talking about that silverton asteroid field? where you shoot the rocks their for more or less 30 minutes give or take cargo hold and shooting ability, that has silver in it and you sell it to Manhattan?

that asteroid field rick james was talking about, its below the main populated planet and the sun in that system but above the co > ny jump gate, its called silverton asteroid field and it has two ring lanes in it on the map going diagonally opposite directions (south on map).

if your confused, its not near the copper field near that planet where a battleship orbits and a jump hole in the middle of it and its transports you to a ship killing nebula where the xenos are based, in a neutral system where the zoners station is parked (north west).

its not even that junk field directly above the trade lane connecting the battleship to the main planet in that system (north on map).

sorry rick, you didn't give enough info :yes:.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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You can lose to Hovis. Granted, it takes some effort and even after that he's like "Oh, I'm having a positively stunning day, so Imma let you race again". And again you shall race, until you win.
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

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

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

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline Al Tarket

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no real effort involved. look at the next checkpoint and act accordingly, assuming your leading the race. that dexter is one lousey cheat also :D.
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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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no real effort involved. look at the next checkpoint and act accordingly, assuming your leading the race. that dexter is one lousey cheat also :D.

Pfft, just get a Countermeasure Dropper and be done with it. No pressure there.

I'm amazed that a Crusader can still be so manoeuvrable. Who here uses something else to race him?
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