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by Draxas
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1514
Views: 180782

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

Congrats Trog, and thanks for letting us old timers experience this game again for the first time. I know I finished it for the first time back in 1994 (and many times since), so it's been great reading about how you figured out the puzzles and interacting with aliens, rather than just knowing where...
by Draxas
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Startropy, a SC2-like game in development!
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Startropy, a SC2-like game in development!

Honestly, it's not so much the lightning striking upward (which I knew is a natural occurrence), it's more the fact that it is doing so so slowly. To actually be able to distinguish strike direction like in that video, you need to use some very fast motion photography. Seeing it just lazily trail ac...
by Draxas
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Startropy, a SC2-like game in development!
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Startropy, a SC2-like game in development!

Looks neat, though it's impossible to judge gameplay based on the screens of course. The cartoony art style is charming, though I would prefer to see the aliens in motion rather than the backgrounds. My only real complaint is that your lightning is striking upside down, which is annoying the crap ou...
by Draxas
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1514
Views: 180782

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

Now if he just knew that the defensive systems stopped spawning after the shield goes down... To be fair, it took me a few tries to figure this out on my own when I was first playing the game. Unless you have an Avatar out, it's not likely you are going to be shooting down the defenses much, which ...
by Draxas
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1514
Views: 180782

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

Well... I suppose that is a viable way to punch through the defenses. Considering I could count the number of crew losses up until now on my digits, though, it seems out of character. Still, whatever allows you to push through to victory in the end; after all, the fate of the entire galaxy is at sta...
by Draxas
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1514
Views: 180782

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

Captain. One would likely find it extremely difficult to write logbook entries post-mortem. Please stop beating around the bush and present the actual conclusion to your report. Thank you. (This is absolutely a mistake that nearly everyone makes once, I know I did. Remember, just because the escape ...
by Draxas
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Mods, Clones and other Fan Content
Topic: Ideas for a map tool (also introduction)
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Ideas for a map tool (also introduction)

I like that you are planning to make this map feature rich, so my suggestion is that there be a toggle for spoilers vs. spoiler-free. This way players of any experience level (or memory) can use the tools that they want without being spoiled on info they would rather keep secret.
by Draxas
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1514
Views: 180782

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

Best of luck in your final battle, Captain. All of us here at the starbase and down on the surface are pulling for you. Make us proud, and set us free! Incidentally, as an aside, this dialog from the Ur-Quan: “There is something wrong here… something which makes my sheath retract and my talons ooze....
by Draxas
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1514
Views: 180782

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

Too cruel, D999, too cruel. As for those module slots, here's how I usually set up mine: 2 Hellbores (first 2 slots), 1 PDL, 1 Hi-ef fuel tank, 2 Crew pods With those last 10 slots eaten up, there is no way to turn the Vindicator into an effective warship anymore. However, it still behooves you not ...
by Draxas
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1514
Views: 180782

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

*Sigh* ^ Spoiler tags, please? Huh, this might just be ignorance on my part, but I was under the impression that all the voice-acting in the 3DO release was fan recordings. How "official" is the official release? (Though I see in the credits that Paul Reiche III himself did the voices of the Mycon a...