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  1. Another IGN article today I couldnt resist but to share and comment about.

    Have to admit my attitude on EA is less than satisfactory ever since they took Renegade and made a feeble attempt at making the gaming audience do the work for them by securing the rights to "mods". Basically took the initial title and boiled it down to basic deathmatch with vehicles when the entire idea of having C&C in first person was just that...C&C in first person. (anyone who played original C&C and redalert know what I mean) If the community wanted to play Tribes they could have done so...just not use jetpacks. That and they axed a ton of cool ideas in E&B. (I was in beta4 -> release) which ended up making it everquest in space. So in light of past efforts to squeeze every last drop of cash out of their audience this lastest news doesnt suprise me. Basically I wish EA would have stuck to sports and left the other gaming companies out there alone.

    Monopolistic money mongerers

    /rant off

    P.S. on a side note BF1942 turned out well despite their involvement...just who knows what it could have been without them being present.

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    Originally posted by Emmett.hendrick:

    Stupidity/Bravery this is a fine line.

    So now I'm half way between Lyrius and Gamma1 and running out of fuel and money. My mining drones are on Lyrius(probably just about full now) and I can not get back to retrieve them

    God I feel stupid!

    Perhaps you could park the CC and fly a fast shuttle all the way back to the drones to unload em manually. I dunno how far shuttles can go on a single charge...havent tried yet.

  3. rofl, ya those pilots arent always the smartest cookies in the jar. I always have them sit on halt orders until I specifically find a target for them to attack. Its mucho taxing for me to micromanage but they dont die so easy that way.

    Only time I let em roam the zone free is if there are no hostile stations or ODS systems in the area. Even then im watchin em closely. I assume as their AI goes up they wont do dumb stuff like that as much.

  4. Ya you find fast that stations rip ya to shreds. Ive been too chicken to try takin one without cloaking. But some I know of seem to have blind spots in their defensive grid. I know some NPC's attacking stations manage to get quite close until they are blasted when they move out of the safe zone. But ive never been attacked while cloaked..........

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    Originally posted by Race Bannon IV:

    It is true no matter how good a job he did in Iraq he is a hypocrite

    Yes but youd be hard pressed to find anyone who wasnt a hypocrite in some way shape or form. I for one know im guilty. In real life im known as a Christian. And aspire to live up to that and know my God more..but does that mean im perfect? No, I suck. I have a very long way to go and am not deserving of that name...nor do I think anyone is. Hypocricy is almost everywhere if ya look long enough...so this story doesnt suprise me. But such is life...for now anyway.

  6. Thats why you dont let your email be public if you can help it. Forum wars are a nightmare...but dont make it into one.

    Other than that I dont see any ripoffs. Would be nice to see someone else besides just SC get some initiative for once to make something cool.

    [ 05-02-2003, 06:39 PM: Message edited by: Forever Light ]

  7. quote:

    Originally posted by MythicalMino:

    oh...so cool....BUT....I am having trouble finding where I can find enemy bases on planets?

    Any tips?

    The more I play and read about this game...the more i like....

    Depending on what caste/race you are you need to observe a planet that has bases and look for the areas controlled by your enemies to you particular alignment. As long as you arent raider you can never go wrong attacking the raider controlled zones. Those show up as /RAI if they are raiders. Basically if they are red to you they are bad guys.

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    Originally posted by Darkling:

    If only I could mix & match EVE with BCM... what a game that would be!

    Market Driven Economy

    Ability to land on planets

    Ability to create items

    First Person Prospective

    Ability to customize Character Apearance

    Ability to command Assets (Fighters, ATV's, Shuttles, Subs)

    Massive Universe with hundreds of Planets

    Ability to take over stations and launch crafts from them

    Man, that would be some game! Of course it would probably require a Quad Athlon64 Machine to run, but what the heck, by the time it's made people will have that Right?

    Umm, everyone would want to merge their favorite game with BCM type of freedom. You'd be hardpressed to find someone that didnt. Well...maybe not solitaire. I for one would like to see a star trek or star wars game get some inspiration from SC....but i doubt its gonna happen anytime soon especially since they make so much money splitting up those brand names into multiple titles all focusing on one particular taste and ignoring the others. Perhaps star wars galaxies will get close to that when they make the space expansion but im not optimistic. I heard they are having troubles making the current idea gel together.

  9. Awesome shots. As much as I liked the MK1 shuttle before its a nice change of graphic cause it reminded me of the startrek shuttles too much. Overall the dark mood of the newer models really seem to define the BC ships as a class of their own. Nice and distinctive.

    (off the wall a bit)--->The BCMK1 model looked like something out of the abyss. Nice contrast on that model. (couldnt resist but to comment since I wasnt able to do so before)

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    Oh NO, if you say his name (or Battlecruiser) 3 times, HE will appear .

    Thats hilarious. Barely started readin and I couldnt resist but comment on that one haha

    and This one too was so perfect timing.


    Countdown to DS appearing and berating you for being stupid...3..2...1..

    Just finished reading. Quite a nice positive set of threads. Nice to see a forum converstation without the inevitable jack-in-the-box troll.

    [ 04-24-2003, 06:43 PM: Message edited by: Forever Light ]

  11. quote:

    Originally posted by Gallion:

    Wonder how much oil it takes to produce oil from offal?



    here it is

    "This plant will make 10 tons of gas per day, which will go back into the system to make heat to power the system," he says. "It will make 21,000 gallons of water, which will be clean enough to discharge into a municipal sewage system. Pathological vectors will be completely gone. It will make 11 tons of minerals and 600 barrels of oil, high-quality stuff, the same specs as a number two heating oil."

  12. Id suggest going for the landing pads first then they wont be able to launch fighters to attack you. Its easy to get the larger ones with IOD but finding the smaller ones can be a pain. I usually cant see them till im pratically hovering above them. If anything you wont have to worry about fighters being on your six while strafing the base.

    If anything takin out power does seem to make some defense systems not work. Like the ground based lazer cannons. But I might be nuts or too high in altitude for them to target me.

  13. If you are flying a carrier then you could always cloak before you hyperjump to the station. But some consider that too easy . And to take it over you have to get it to go into SOS mode but it can be tricky to do so. Have to beat it down to about 20% overall system integrity and then you can take it over. Usually have to set main guns at 10% and turn off pta so they dont blow the station too soon. And if you are a really patient type you could seige the station by destroying all incoming ships from reaching it to resupply....but ive never done that and it could be hard to do.

    [ 04-23-2003, 01:16 AM: Message edited by: Forever Light ]

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