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by Elestan
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1536
Views: 200186

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

If you want to do it with style, you should have 16 high-capacity fuel tanks, and not more than 1 fuel left when you make the deal. I recall doing the same thing with the Druuge + Portal Spawner. Had to put a weight on my keyboard and walk away to unload because my computer ran a bit slow at the ti...
by Elestan
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1536
Views: 200186

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

I’m more interested in seeing the things I missed, like the other Caster in Arcturus and swindling the Druuge out of fuel with a Vindicator with 1 crew pod and nothing else but fuel tanks! Now that’s my idea of fun! If you want to do it with style, you should have 16 high-capacity fuel tanks, and n...
by Elestan
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1536
Views: 200186

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

If you want a suggestion of a ridiculous way to play the game, check out the time I tried to win without ever visiting the Earth starbase! :D (Note: I don't actually recommend you try this) :P Wow! That sounds absolutely ridiculous! How can you even defend yourself? Well, ok, so there’s Fwiffo, and...
by Elestan
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1536
Views: 200186

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

I’m more interested in seeing the things I missed, like the other Caster in Arcturus and swindling the Druuge out of fuel with a Vindicator with 1 crew pod and nothing else but fuel tanks! Now that’s my idea of fun! If you want to do it with style, you should have 16 high-capacity fuel tanks, and n...
by Elestan
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1536
Views: 200186

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

Visit the Melnorme with a ship full of empty fuel tanks, buy a crapload of fuel, then sell it. Of course, by the time you've got enough bio-data to get all the technology and/or information, you pretty much have more RUs than you know what to do with anyway. Not necessarily. As I noted earlier, eac...
by Elestan
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1536
Views: 200186

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

You also didn't find all of the 10 Rainbow worlds, which was expected, as many of them can only be found by exhaustive exploration. Their positions form two lines of an arrow pointing to the upper-right of the map ("coreward"), with the tip at Groombridge. There was originally going to be an easter...
by Elestan
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1536
Views: 200186

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

Now, I’d like to take this time to turn things over to you guys and get your feedback and any questions you may have, so feel free to chime in with any of your thoughts and all that good stuff! You had a pretty thorough play-through. The only noteworthy thing I can recall you missing was the second...
by Elestan
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1536
Views: 200186

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

We set course for the Sa-Matra. Alas, all of the fireballs converged on our position and we were quickly destroyed by the terrible Sa-Matra fireballs. Oh, and by the way, the time machine had to be removed back at Starbase to fit all of the bomb crap so I died for real. That's a bummer...I guess yo...
by Elestan
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1536
Views: 200186

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

I recently discovered Ur-Quan Masters when I began doing some reminiscing about old games I used to play, and I felt like it was much more like a game I could embrace and embark on a quest to immerse myself in the gloriousness THAT IS Star Control..2?..or Ur-Quan?..or whatever it's called, the 3DO ...
by Elestan
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1536
Views: 200186

Re: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!

I did not expect my question to mean "I think you'll loose", so I saw little spoilers in there. (I never intended my question to be a hint at anything.) I can't speak to your intent, but asking "With your fleet-setup I presume you don't expect to win on your first try?" conveys that information jus...