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by Draxas
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm getting Origins
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: I'm getting Origins

Against my better judgment, I actually played the game because I wanted to know how much was reused from the previous installement. Here are a few things: 1) the gameplay itself is okay at best, lander is horrible, combat dynamics are weird, exploration in general is okay 2) The aliens are extremel...
by Draxas
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 175
Views: 36306

Re: Sequels strife

And you'll note, Stardock wants UQM now in addition to the classic SC games. I'd suggest everyone that doesn't have a copy, grab one soon before the Cease and Desist shows up. I am disappointed to have called this all the way back in March. I will have to make a point to redownload the latest versi...
by Draxas
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1288
Views: 120568

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

Ah, the Utwig. As others have mentioned, I always imagined their lines read in solemn, dignified resignation of their fate. Suffice to say, that was back when I was playing the DOS version, which had no voiceovers. The voice actor clearly took a different approach to their line readings. It's made t...
by Draxas
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HG101 writeup
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: HG101 writeup

Like I said, not totally factually accurate. A lot of the statements you could dispute the legitimacy of come from a place of having clearly played and most likely finished the games, but not really gone into huge depth with them like those of us in the fandom have. So it makes sense that first impr...
by Draxas
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HG101 writeup
Replies: 2
Views: 153

HG101 writeup

So, at long last, the folks over at Hardcore Gaming 101 finally covered the SC series. It starts here with SC1, and covers the 3 officially released games in the series. The articles pull no punches, and some of the details are not completely factually accurate, but I've known some of the writers ar...
by Draxas
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1288
Views: 120568

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

Good luck, job hunting is just the worst. Hopefully you are able to find something good, quickly.
by Draxas
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Thraddash Torch
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: The Thraddash Torch

I used to love flying the Torch, but that's because I primarily played against the AI, which has no clue how to handle the afterburner. I'm probably the only one on this board who will openly admit to liking the ship. Among PvP players, "Torch" is practically a curse word, and it's banned from most ...
by Draxas
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1288
Views: 120568

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

4 does seem to be consistent though… I believe the Pkunk, Arilou and ZFP will all hand over 4 ships as well. Maybe the Yehat rebels give 4 too, but I’m not sure, since I only had room to add two Terminators at the time. Speaking of which… I know for sure that the Arilou and Yehat max out at 3. ZFP ...
by Draxas
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1288
Views: 120568

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

I never did too much experimentation with it, but I am pretty sure I have received more than that on at least 1 occasion.
by Draxas
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1288
Views: 120568

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

In answer to your earlier question: The Umgah will fill every available slot in your fleet with a Drone before they attack. How courteous!