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Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!


Plus three more heavy cruisers and a missile destroyer on the way, plus more than 20 support frigates. And 4 carriers.
This game, the only frigates and capital ships I built were: 2 support frigates, 1 destroyer, 1 missile destroyer, and 1 carrier.

In formations: http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/2324/fleetq.jpg

 

Offline Nuclear1

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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
ooooo neat

Tip for making salvaging easier:  most ships later in the game seem to hate proxies more than anything
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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
I did my second playthrough without actually paying for anything bigger than a frigate, and that stopped after about the 5th mission.
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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
I remember during my first playthrough I tried capturing as many ships as I could once I got the hang of using the salvage corvettes.

I ended up with this on the last mission:
http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/8724/homeworld20090511184043.png

 

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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
dammit now i want to play homeworld!
10:55:48   TurambarBlade: i've been selecting my generals based on how much i like their hats
10:55:55   HerraTohtori: me too!
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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
I tried too... But what a mess at the end of the mission with all the ion frigates protecting the subspace inhibitor  :shaking:
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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
I love you guys.

 

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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
Well that's one method.
I just blasted my way through without taking hostages.  :beamz:
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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
haha , i played homworld 2 like crazy xD , havent played muhc lately, so id probably be a massive noobzor lol
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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
I did my second playthrough without actually paying for anything bigger than a frigate, and that stopped after about the 5th mission.

Those IAF's will last you for quite a while though. 
Spoon - I stand in awe by your flawless fredding. Truely, never before have I witnessed such magnificant display of beamz.
Axem -  I don't know what I'll do with my life now. Maybe I'll become a Nun, or take up Macrame. But where ever I go... I will remember you!
Axem - Sorry to post again when I said I was leaving for good, but something was nagging me. I don't want to say it in a way that shames the campaign but I think we can all agree it is actually.. incomplete. It is missing... Voice Acting.
Quanto - I for one would love to lend my beautiful singing voice into this wholesome project.
Nuclear1 - I want a duet.
AndrewofDoom - Make it a trio!

 

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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
Grand Theft Starship
"Load sabot. Target Zaku, direct front!"

A Feddie Story

 
Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
Dude, if it is only Grand Theft Starship, you're doing it wrong.  It's Grand Theft Entire Fleet.

Screenshot was taken right after Bridge of Sighs, I'm guessing?



And no missile corvettes.  For shame. 

 

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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
Dude, if it is only Grand Theft Starship, you're doing it wrong.  It's Grand Theft Entire Fleet.

I find that stealing fighters is typically more trouble than it's worth. Unless they're swarmers.
"Load sabot. Target Zaku, direct front!"

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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
Most fighters I agree - don't really consider them as part of a fleet.

But those sweet missile corvettes.....longest range attack in the game.  It's the Homeworld equivalent of an ICBM.

 

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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
Dude, if it is only Grand Theft Starship, you're doing it wrong.  It's Grand Theft Entire Fleet.

I find that stealing fighters is typically more trouble than it's worth. Unless they're swarmers.

I couldn't even be bothered to steal them - I just nuked them with my wall of heavy corvettes on force-fire.

But I stole virtually every destroyer and frigate the enemy had.  I just kept my Salvage fleet maxed out.  I seem to recall I destroyed the asteroid not so much by firing at it, but ramming a few dozen spare ion frigates and harvesters into it... and then I stole its escort fleet.

I was so upset when I discovered you couldn't salvage beyond the unit caps in HW2.  That's what made HW1 so much damn fun!

This thread really makes me want to play HW again, but I'm working on SC2.
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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
Dude, if it is only Grand Theft Starship, you're doing it wrong.  It's Grand Theft Entire Fleet.

Screenshot was taken right after Bridge of Sighs, I'm guessing?

And no missile corvettes.  For shame. 
It was actually taken immediately before Captain Elson's last Ion Frigate destroyed the Taiidan mothership. Otherwise it would have included those three Heavy Cruisers and Missile Destroyer instead of being "on the way."

And I tried to get the missile corvettes, I really did, but the slippery jerks just kept skirmishing out of range of my salvagers. Got plenty of swarmers though.

 
Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
I understand that.  Capping those things takes hours if you try to get them all.

I did it once legitimately to prove I could do it, and on replays give the salcaps extended docking range on those missions.  Cheating, basically, but better then spending another 3 hours capping the things.  Especially when I can't find that damned savegame I made afterward.

 

Offline Nuclear1

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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
Most fighters I agree - don't really consider them as part of a fleet.

But those sweet missile corvettes.....longest range attack in the game.  It's the Homeworld equivalent of an ICBM.

1.  Capture missile corvettes
2.  Put all in one group
3.  Z function on an enemy ship
4.  ?????
5. HOLY****HOLY****HOLY****
Spoon - I stand in awe by your flawless fredding. Truely, never before have I witnessed such magnificant display of beamz.
Axem -  I don't know what I'll do with my life now. Maybe I'll become a Nun, or take up Macrame. But where ever I go... I will remember you!
Axem - Sorry to post again when I said I was leaving for good, but something was nagging me. I don't want to say it in a way that shames the campaign but I think we can all agree it is actually.. incomplete. It is missing... Voice Acting.
Quanto - I for one would love to lend my beautiful singing voice into this wholesome project.
Nuclear1 - I want a duet.
AndrewofDoom - Make it a trio!

 
Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
Great fun when you get the long range radar too.

  

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Re: Cower before my legion of salvage corvettes!
I tried to play Homeworld once but couldn't wrap my head around the whole 3D-RTS thing very well.  Maybe I should give it another shot.