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by Death 999
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Umgah Drone
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: The Umgah Drone

SC2 really nerfed the Drone by cutting the corners off the cone. Also, by making the arena larger, its zip effectively became shorter-ranged. The Balance Mod addressed at least the first of these, and I think that helps substantially.
by Death 999
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1274
Views: 112023

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

Arilou give up to 3.
I’ve heard from other sources it was more like twelve ships, but then again, those were battle thrall sources, so whatever.
It was 'dozens', but still.
by Death 999
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: What's News?
Topic: Sequels strife
Replies: 166
Views: 32244

Re: Sequels strife

They're using the excuse that these aren't the same aliens and you can't copyright a name on its own, so long as there isn't some other resemblance.
by Death 999
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1274
Views: 112023

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

About the planet - just head along cardinal directions and you'll minimize your chances of hitting it. Also, the retropropulsion resets their velocity, so if you drift slowly forward that'll help reduce the hazard on your 6.
by Death 999
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone care to join me in one vs one sc1 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1400

Re: anyone care to join me in one vs one sc1 ?

> Make sure host has port forwarded

That's probably the step that folks might have trouble with.
by Death 999
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1274
Views: 112023

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

Funny timing - my kids just passed through this part yesterday. They didn't actually try asking if they could leave, though. I’m glad to hear they’re still playing! I know that you probably can’t reveal too much (plus I realize it’s just about impossible to keep track of everything I do or don’t al...
by Death 999
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1274
Views: 112023

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

Funny timing - my kids just passed through this part yesterday. They didn't actually try asking if they could leave, though.
by Death 999
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Childrens' play log
Replies: 39
Views: 8557

Re: Childrens' play log

They had a combined session again, and it was a big one! Having just gotten the Burvix caster, they hit quasispace and struck out for an UNKNOWN (we're using HD, so it notes where the explored ones go). Their random choice was the Druuge portal, and they chose to go to Zeta Persei (no prompting). Th...
by Death 999
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Childrens' play log
Replies: 39
Views: 8557

Re: Childrens' play log

My son (9) decided to start his own game from scratch, actually flying the ship himself almost all the time (I handle fights other than the intro Ilwrath fight, still). He lost against the opening Ilwrath on the first try because it shot down his first two missiles. And it took a while for him to ge...
by Death 999
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A pointless idea
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: A pointless idea

Please don't - I've seen much worse, and the people who came up with that worked out all right.