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Offline The Claw

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How did they miss the Knossos?
Actually, I thought that the Aeolus was in the Gamma Draconis system.
 It goes like this (I think): 15 years ago (or whatever it was), the GTSC somethingorother checks out the system and doesn't detect anything- because the knossos is powered down so it could easilly be mistaken for a lump of space debris even if it was detected.
 Bosch then totters along and activates the Knossos, and the cruiser on a patrol to check out the fringe system gets jumped by a Rakshasa that was probably already in system.
 Anyone else noticed though... the Rakshasa was using Slash beams in the command briefing...
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How did they miss the Knossos?
In my mission I set it this way:
On a routine patrol in Gamma Drac the GTC Vigilant discovered strange power spikes and together with a wing of Herc IIs they discovered a NTF team packing their goods and leaving. Shortly after that the Rakshasa and it's Mara escort jump in and toast the cruiser.

I felt that there had to be some more events instead of just the Shivan attack to make this mission interesting.

 

Offline Admiral LSD

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How did they miss the Knossos?
I just checked the command briefing and what happened was the GTC Vigilant was patrolling the Gamma Draconis jump node in the Capella system (so it was nowhere near the Knossos to begin with), when it was ambushed by the Rakshasa and the Maras. Gamma Drac itself was discovered "shortly before the outbreak of the (1st) Great War" it was visited 15 years prior to FreeSpace 2 (2352, if I'm not mistaken) by the GTSC Ericsson. Both missions failed to detect the Knossos portal. No definite reason is given for this but it is suggested that "the device was inactive and therefore invisible to long range sensors." When Bosch discovered the location of, how to activate and what was beyond the Knossos in Deneb he sent the NTC Trinity to Gamma Drac to activate it and investigate the nebula. The Trinity made it into Gamma Drac, activated the Knossos thus leading the Rak into Capella resulting in the destruction of the Vigilant. So the question here is not how come noone discovered the Knosso but how was the Trinty was able to slip past the Vigilant creating this whole mess in the first place?

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How did they miss the Knossos?
Maybe it slipped by when it was still 'loyalist'
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Offline Setekh

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How did they miss the Knossos?
Or maybe the Vigilant didn't bother to check the records. When we discovered the cruiser in Mystery of the Trinity, Command didn't recognise it as an NTF ship until they checked the records and verified that they had defected.
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Offline NeoHunter

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How did they miss the Knossos?
Well, the GTC or rather the NTC Trinity could have transmitted false transponder codes saying that maybe it was called the GTC Hector on a specific mission or something. Before that, NTF hackers could have entered that data into the GTVA records somewhere and then when the GTC Vigilant checked the records, it was there so they let the Trinity pass unhindered.

Some idea I got from Star Wars books. They're always doing that.  

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[This message has been edited by NeoHunter (edited 03-11-2001).]

 

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How did they miss the Knossos?
What if the trinity could've said it was on patrol for the GTVA, and declared lost after defecting? Just a sug.

BTW, I reconfigured the scenario to compensate for the Aelous's unpreparedness and tilted the Rak up some, so it would come out belly-blasting (ignore the expression). I put A-1 as an invisible, invulnerable ship in a pegasus so as not to interfere.
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Shivans had a helluva time shooting at me once they're done with the Aeolus. So, under those condits, you're right.

 

Offline Setekh

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How did they miss the Knossos?
Nice job, Ramius! What is your email? I may have a job for you.  
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Ramius

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How did they miss the Knossos?
In response to thing about the AIs, the Deimos, Leviathan, and Aeolus act in thye same way. I don't have the programming stuff, but if you watch the way they attack, they head in head first, pull around at the last second, and circle while firing.

Note: This is only when it's capship-capship fights. They seem to stand still in fighter strikes, although they do move, they cannot move fast enough.

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Offline Setekh

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How did they miss the Knossos?
Thanks Ramius, I'll request you when I get home (I'm at work right now). And in light of some of your recent work, I think you'd be perfect for this job.  
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How did they miss the Knossos?
 
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Originally posted by Shrike:
damage control on standby

not that it would help...  the Rakshasa cleaved the Aeolus in 2  


& before you say 'no it didn't', look at the cbanim...  

the first 2 beams cut grooves across the hull, then the final beam cleaved the rear pylon away then smacked the pilot filming the incident in the face...

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Offline Setekh

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How did they miss the Knossos?
I remember that. Seeing as you have the cbanim on hand, could you check where the firing points on that Rakshasa were? I know there were 3 - were they on the middle belly or near the front of the craft..?
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Offline NeoHunter

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How did they miss the Knossos?
If my memory serves me correctly, the Raksasha fired its forward beam cannons first then the third beam came from....umm...the middle near the engine assembly.

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