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Topic review - Live Star Control tournament in Texas
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Angelfish wrote:
oldlaptop wrote:
Problem with that is that the person on the other side of the Internet link is liable to ragequit after about five minutes of that. Melee is supposed to be fun. 30-minute battles with an inevitable outcome are not fun.


That's why you need to play on the same keyboard as melee is intended. If the other side is constantly making the battle boring you can whack him/her in the head.


Quoted for truth.
Post Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:09 am
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oldlaptop wrote:
Problem with that is that the person on the other side of the Internet link is liable to ragequit after about five minutes of that. Melee is supposed to be fun. 30-minute battles with an inevitable outcome are not fun.


That's why you need to play on the same keyboard as melee is intended. If the other side is constantly making the battle boring you can whack him/her in the head.
Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:48 pm
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chenjesummrnmhrm wrote:
Alvarin wrote:
zoltan wrote:
Out of curiousity, why were the Thraddash banned?

Thraddash afterburner can get the ship out of harm's way and it's weapon is moderate range, meaning the pilot will speed in, try to hit the opponent and speed away. This makes extremely long and boring battles both to participants and audience.


This is all true, but I'd like to emphasize that the Thraddash can beat many ships using this tactic, including the Chmmr. It is extremely tedious, but effective. Also, since the front weapon's velocity is based on the velocity of the ship, you can greatly improve the range of your front weapon by using the afterburner too.


Problem with that is that the person on the other side of the Internet link is liable to ragequit after about five minutes of that. Melee is supposed to be fun. 30-minute battles with an inevitable outcome are not fun.
Post Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:18 am
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Alvarin wrote:
zoltan wrote:
Out of curiousity, why were the Thraddash banned?

Thraddash afterburner can get the ship out of harm's way and it's weapon is moderate range, meaning the pilot will speed in, try to hit the opponent and speed away. This makes extremely long and boring battles both to participants and audience.


This is all true, but I'd like to emphasize that the Thraddash can beat many ships using this tactic, including the Chmmr. It is extremely tedious, but effective. Also, since the front weapon's velocity is based on the velocity of the ship, you can greatly improve the range of your front weapon by using the afterburner too.
Post Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:07 am
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That looked like alot of fun. Can't believe this games still got so much interest. Good stuff.
Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:17 am
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zoltan wrote:
Out of curiousity, why were the Thraddash banned?

Thraddash afterburner can get the ship out of harm's way and it's weapon is moderate range, meaning the pilot will speed in, try to hit the opponent and speed away. This makes extremely long and boring battles both to participants and audience.
Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:25 pm
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Out of curiousity, why were the Thraddash banned?
Post Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:29 pm
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The level of play was rather respectable considering how new most of the competitors were. Nice job, guys. I definitely want to play against Gabe now. He's been in #uqm-arena a few times but I've always missed him or been too busy to interact on IRC much.
Post Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:09 pm
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Yeah, watching that is sometimes a little painful. Dreadnoughts shouldn't be able to wipe out marauders by launching 4 fighters and waiting while the other player figures out the controls.
Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:44 am
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Alright! All the videos have been posted on YouTube and I have the links for each one!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3HaV5Lqzo0
PART ONE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5kE0jYNAc8
PART TWO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYkuMKMScQ0
PART THREE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4BY5yrct2U
PART FOUR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4vAco1W18
PART FIVE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb1kvMOP7Ts
PART SIX

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVj2VAe2cac
PART SEVEN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dV5e-CtM_s
PART EIGHT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFvy2WVidEo
PART NINE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDlVTn5a_VI
PART TEN

Of course let me know what you think either here or on YouTube! In parts 9 and 10 I have my exhibition match with the winner Gabe. I'm the skinny white dude wearing the Lego Indiana Jones shirt. O0-smf I thought I did alright but either way...it was a blast! Thanks for all of your support in this! I'll post any results from my communications with Toys for Bob concerning what they think of the video, interview opinions, or results with Activision!
Post Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:37 am

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