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  1. IRSWalker

    Ship Names

    The Royal Cheriton is the name of the pub that I frequent!!!!!! Just goes to show where my priorities lie!
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    Tactical and Technical Questions

    quote:Originally posted by TheBunny: and the Droidians are wondering "WTF good are we in any of this?" There have been a good number of Droidian suicides this week.You are all fools - the Droidans will inherit the galaxy when your feeble flesh has rotted away. Either that, or we'll all rust......
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    Getting Started

    It'll end when it ends, and right now it ain't ended!
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    Lightning bolt!

    quote:Originally posted by Epsilon 5: Of course, it's 450 us ...This is another example of a bit of thinking I have been doing lately about the old adage "Youth is wasted on the young". My belief is that this should be reformulated as "Jobs with decent wages are wasted on the middle aged" Smiley
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    Religious and Spiritual Beliefs

    Just to clear up any confusion: Atheist = someone who denies the existence of God (with a captial G). Effectively this is an active role of constantly challenging the beliefs of others. Agnostic = someone who believes that the existence of a higher being (God or otherwise) is both unknown and probably unknowable (the probably is important apparently), and therefore irrelevant. This can be an active expression of this viewpoint, which is slightly different from the atheist, or a simple passive lack of belief in anything. I'm old enough, wise enough and British enough not to get into an argument about it. Cheers, Smiley
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    **NEW** BCG shots!!

    C'mon, admit that those aren't screen shots - they must be pen-and-ink art! Looks very cool. Better start saving for a new PC. Smiley
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    Italy - USA = 2-0

    A bit of fun... England Roster Rundown, US Style Smiley
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    Italy - USA = 2-0

    Just a quick note for the Americans out there - the team currently in the World Cup is ENGLAND, not "THE BRITS". If there were such a team as Great Britain, it would be England with Ryan Giggs on the left. If you ever feel that you are in need of some bruises, just wander round Glasgow telling people "you must be really proud of the British team in the World Cup" for an exciting time. Smiley
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    The Quick Planetfall Escape Manuver

    There is a serious theory about the invention of the printing press being largely responsible for the problem of knowledge propagating faster than people's ability to understand it.
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    The Quick Planetfall Escape Manuver

    quote:Originally posted by Shadow_Wolf33: note: whenever a person makes something that is idiot proof. A new breed of idiots will emerge to show them their error in thinking that something can be idiot proof.A Darwinist could probably use this to show that there is an environmental pressure to promote the "idiot gene" that has a positive benefit to humanity as a whole - ie making people design society's tools better. Or maybe not. Smiley
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    BCM Review @ Videogame News

    BCM is in my ROM drive, and has been for nigh on a month. 'Nuff said. Smiley
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    BCM Multiplayer Patch Details

    quote:Originally posted by KreKol: Is there any reason the server will not run on NT4? Besides being older software and will not run most games. One good reason would be that NT4 is no longer supported by Microsoft as of yesterday. Smiley
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    BCM Review @ PC Zone (UK)

    Agreed, PCZ used to be a very good, very unbiased magazine, until they sold their soul to Black and White, after which, the rot set in and they started to follow the crowd. That's the problem with abandoning your principles - it's an irreversible step. Why is it that all of the magazines now insist that the first qualification for a reviewer is that they eat, drink and breathe first-person shooters? Every single game gets marked on whether is has a good graphics engine (ie is it pretty?), and does it have a deathmatch option? (multiplayer won't do - it has to be deathmatch......) I don't buy PCZone any more, since B&W. I don't think there is a good alternative in the UK. Probably best to stick to fanzine sites. Personally, I think the only decent reviews online nowadays are womengamers and gonegold. But, if you don't like it, you can always try to do better. Any other UK gamers out there want to make a games review magazine/website?
  14. quote:Originally posted by Bringram: ...SmileyMan's instructions for base destruction... So, how much am I going to regret this then? The instructions I posted earlier were not a "complete handholding walkthrough", and weren't meant to be. For instance, I didn't include that you should prep your EF marines for combat before you deploy them. Or that you should load your fighters with atmospheric-capable missiles. These things aren't 100% obvious, but I learned them the hard way, and as a result I don't forget to do them. Also, "into the middle of the base" does not mean "into the mathematical centre of the base permimeter and do not move". If your troops don't engage, move them. Regards, Smiley PS - SC, dunno if my comments in the other forum on group selecting units affected your feature list for XP1, but thanks all the same - it's already on my buy list!
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    Missile performance question

    Just been comparing missiles using the data from the Appendix, and if the Max Launch range of 15km for the Vagrant is correct, then the missile is a total waste of money. The blast energy and lock time for this missile suggest that it is a tactical missile, but at 15 clicks, keeping even a stormcarrier in sight for 3.5 seconds is going to be tough - unless you are cloaked. The only thing the missile will be any use for is attacking very large, VERY slow targets. Of course, it could be a specialist starstation destroyer, but since ANY missile will hit a starstation, you could buy three Questors for the price of one Vagrant, with more than twice the destructive power. Anyway, either the data in the appendix is incorrect, or Vagrants are REALLY poor value for money. For the record, here are my results, based on the appendix data: General Purpose Missiles: STARCHILD (85.2%) FIRESTAR (81.1%) PEREUS (80.9%) QUESTOR (77.3%) RALIX (75.7%) STARFLASH (74.5%) STARSEEKER (73.0%) ANALOG (63.0%) VAGRANT (60.0%) Dogfighting missiles: FIRESTAR (82.7%) PEREUS (82.4%) STARCHILD (81.5%) STARFLASH (79.6%) STARSEEKER (75.2%) RALIX (74.7%) ANALOG (68.1%) QUESTOR (67.9%) VAGRANT (57.1%) Tactical missiles: STARCHILD (80.9%) QUESTOR (70.9%) FIRESTAR (70.8%) STARSEEKER (67.5%) RALIX (67.3%) PEREUS (67.1%) STARFLASH (65.7%) VAGRANT (57.1%) ANALOG (55.0%) The message from the figures is: Buy Starchilds for your carrier, and Firestars for your fighters. Questors might be useful too if you want to take out starstations on a regular basis. Above all, don't be fooled into "more expensive=better" when buying missiles, and avoid Vagrants (sounds very right-wing!) as they aren't worth the money. If the range for Vagrants is wrong, I'll change the lists.
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