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"Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
Hullo all,

I've been a fan of FreeSpace for absolute years, buying it when it was released. I might even go as far as to say it's my favourite game of all time. Nothing can beat it for sheer goosebumps and emotions. While I do not claim to be an expert, I think I'm pretty good at it. Pretty much everything about it and it's sequel are perfect and it's awesome that people out there are making mods for it. Long may this continue.

Anyway, I have a question about the "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" when the Terrans first experience battle with the Shivans. Please don't laugh too much at me(!) but I've tried destroying the SD Manticore with Fury missiles as suggested but I carnt do it. Am I utterly useless or just a bit crap? It's a bit tricky isn't it? I really want to do it to show Terran command what I'm capable of, but it's so damned tricky! Does the story change if you manage to do it? Do you get a medal if you do so? Please fill me in! Cheers!

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
There are Shaitan bombers and Scorpion fighters in that mission.. If you destroy one (or more), you'll get a "well done, pilot" comment and a warm handshake. The rest of the game isn't affected by your performance in the mission.
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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Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
Thanks, man. That's a shame that's all you get.. it's no mean feat taking down one of those slippery SOBs without targetting if you ask me. Especially given the whole of Terran fleet know jack about them.

 

Offline Sololop

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Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
Well, if you're using the FSPort, there's that whole "Target my Targets Target" trick...  :nervous:

 
Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
*strokes chin*  :lol:

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
Well, if you're using the FSPort, there's that whole "Target my Targets Target" trick...  :nervous:
I have no citation and only a faint "I think" feeling, but didn't the SCP cripple that feature at some point?
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 Kie99

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Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
Just tried that mission now, Target Target's Target doesn't work any more.  Almost certain it did in FS1 and FS2 though.
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Offline Sololop

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Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
Huh. Okay, well, scratch that idea then.

I always found the Shaitan bombers easier to kill than the Scorpions, though. More health, but not as nimble.

 

Offline Drogoth

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Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
There are Shaitan bombers and Scorpion fighters in that mission.. If you destroy one (or more), you'll get a "well done, pilot" comment and a warm handshake. The rest of the game isn't affected by your performance in the mission.

No, if you destroy a fighter AND in the next mission keep the Galatea's hull above 50 you get the Distinguished Flying Cross.

You have to destroy the fighter in the mission before though, Admiral Shima commends you for doing both that and saving the Galatea when she awards you the medal
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
No, if you destroy a fighter AND in the next mission keep the Galatea's hull above 50 you get the Distinguished Flying Cross.

You have to destroy the fighter in the mission before though, Admiral Shima commends you for doing both that and saving the Galatea when she awards you the medal
Oh, right.
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
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 Macfie

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Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
You can also use the disrupter with the ML-16 because the disrupter is more effective against shields.
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Offline Kolgena

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Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
Maybe I was really lucky, but I emptied full banks of MXs into one of them, and it died.

I was quite surprised that enough missiles hit it actually, so it was probably a one time thing.

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
You probably got it with its pants shields down, cause MX-50 do zilch against shields.
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Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
Update and confirmation: Have managed to kill an SD Scorpion with the Fury missiles in the "Out of the Dark, Into The Night" (yes, I got the name wrong in the thread title, sue me) and then, by keeping the Galatea's shields above 50 in "Paving the Way" got a Distinguished Cross medal.  :nod:

 
Re: "Out of the Darkness, Into The Night" question
Well, if you're using the FSPort, there's that whole "Target my Targets Target" trick...  :nervous:
I have no citation and only a faint "I think" feeling, but didn't the SCP cripple that feature at some point?

I reported it as a bug...

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