Korono Lakeela Posted December 21, 2001 Report Share Posted December 21, 2001 I was curious about something but was afraid to ask about it because I didn't want to come off as complaining. I also didn't want to potentially add another thorn to Derek's well-prodded side!But I can't keep my mouth shut about it any longer....I noticed that when I come in to engage an enemy starstation, they will lob a few missles at me, and kick out the fighters, but they don't seem to let loose with the cannons. When I watch NPCs engage starstations they are ripped to shreds in short order by the station's guns. Now when I come in, I am ignored by them, and it makes taking or blowing up the station rather easy. Am I blind, or is this done to keep players from whining about difficulty?I also see this when I drop my Alter Ego down to bother my arch enemies on a planet's surface. They seem to take no notice of my player as I walk around and lay waste to everything in sight (as long as the ammo holds out). But if I go down with a company of marines, then the fireworks begin. Is this done to keep framerates reasonable by not having a swarm of ground pounders fly out at the mere sight of one Galcom commander? Or to keep people from getting cut to shreds in an instant? Either way, it would be cool to have to tackle some marines when I pull off these little covert assualts with the most important member of the crew. Lastly, I don't know if this is a bug or anything, but it is a pretty nasty cheat. Heck this could be how the game works, so I apologize in advance. But, when I use my cloak and attack a starstation or an ODS, I am completely ignored as I fire away with the cannons. Now I read in the manual that when you fire you become momentarily visible, wouldn't one be open to an all out butt-kicking by the starstation or ods if he opened fire? This is especially nasty if I sneak up on a starstation cloaked as he won't even launch fighters throughout the whole attack. Hopefully, the system stays clean during my assualt I can walk in and take the station without any real problem or risk of having it re-destroyed by avenging fighters. I was thinking that if my station started to take a beating from unknown sources, I would start to launch sorties to find it!Now, I love this game with a passion, but these are just little observations that I feel, in my humble and easily ignorable opinion, if covered would increase the intensity of this already over-the-top program. Or these could very well be the ramblings of a computer game masochist! Thanks for your time![ 12-21-2001: Message edited by: Korono Lakeela ] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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