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Do you like HomeWorld 2?

Home World 1 is better then this
15 (38.5%)
I don't like it!
0 (0%)
Sort of
0 (0%)
I like it!
11 (28.2%)
I LOVE IT!!!
11 (28.2%)
Home World 2 is better then Home World 1!
2 (5.1%)

Total Members Voted: 39

Voting closed: March 04, 2013, 07:41:11 pm

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Offline Luis Dias

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Seems good to me. A pity that the visual artists weren't backed up by competent writers...

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Did the mothership make her immortal or something btw?

That has been implied several times. The Bentusi certainly are, and they are the other Unbound of the setting, although what that meant has slipped around a lot.
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Offline StarSlayer

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Oh Homeworld 2.  I should pull that out some time and play the campaign through.  As I recall frigates can be effective though, if you build nothing but torp frigates and group them all together they actually became a very brutal weapon.  They will still suffer attrition but the mass helps distribute the incoming fire and the damage it outputs from torpedo salvos minces pretty much everything in short order.
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Torp Frigates = :yes:

 

Offline redsniper

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I went through so many total fleet turnovers in those later missions just throwing ships at the literally trillions of vaygr battlecruisers. While I understand HW's tecnobabble can explain away building a new fleet so fast, it can't explain how we replace the crews! I surely went through like five Hiigara's worth of people. :doubt:
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Offline Luis Dias

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literally trillions of vaygr battlecruisers

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literally trillions of vaygr battlecruisers

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literally trillions

omg.

 
The HW1 heavy cruiser has a crew complement of only 100, so I think unlike in Freespace they've actually invented automation. You'd need to lose an awful lot of ships to make a dent in the Mothership's crew.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Or set the mothership to defrost.

 

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The HW1 heavy cruiser has a crew complement of only 100, so I think unlike in Freespace they've actually invented automation. You'd need to lose an awful lot of ships to make a dent in the Mothership's crew.
considering the size of FreeSpace ships and the relatively low number of crew for such, as well as things like destroying "weapons subsystems" making turrets lose their ability to actually hit anything, implies that there's automation in FreeSpace as well.
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Offline MatthTheGeek

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The HW1 heavy cruiser has a crew complement of only 100
Where does this number come from ? I don't remember anything about that.

Also, for reference:


Note that the Kushan Heavy Cruiser is only larger than a Mentu.
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Offline Luis Dias

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Always fond memories of the banana.

 
The BC isn't much bigger than the heavy cruiser, though.
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Offline MatthTheGeek

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Uhh, it IS more than twice longer...
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batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
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Offline crizza

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So...we know how HW2 happened to turn out...but what did you want it to look like if you got the chance?
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Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

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batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
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batwota: oh right :P
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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I wanted a Supreme commander scale fleet battle simulator. With conquest-frontier-wars system management.!!

 

Offline Aesaar

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The HW1 heavy cruiser has a crew complement of only 100
Where does this number come from ? I don't remember anything about that.

Also, for reference:
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Note that the Kushan Heavy Cruiser is only larger than a Mentu.

My favorite part of this image is that I'm the one who made it. :P

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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I did notice :p
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So...we know how HW2 happened to turn out...but what did you want it to look like if you got the chance?

Homeworld 1, but with improved graphics, a couple less annoying features (auto-harvest at mission complete was a nice addition), and an expanded fleet type and story line.

Instead we got improved graphics, some annoying feature fixes but lots of new ones added, completely re-designed fleet characteristics (a step backward), and an abysmal story.  Classic case of trying to fix what wasn't broken.
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