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by The Troglodyte
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Earthling Cruiser
Replies: 85
Views: 23593

Re: The Earthling Cruiser

While we're on the subject, when I first got SC1, I immediately noticed the similarities between the Earthling Cruiser and the Ilwrath Avenger with that of Star Trek's USS Enterprise and the Klingon's Bird of Prey, respectively. I'm sure I'm not the first to make that observation, but I may very wel...
by The Troglodyte
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Earthling Cruiser
Replies: 85
Views: 23593

Re: The Earthling Cruiser

Humans can do better than that, at least. The way the AI interacts with the cloaking device is that it sees the cloaked ship offset by a constant magnitude in some randomly determined direction. This constant is not very small, and does not scale down as you approach. So the AI cruiser might think ...
by The Troglodyte
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Earthling Cruiser
Replies: 85
Views: 23593

Re: The Earthling Cruiser

Why is a Mycon always the life of the party? Because he's a "Fun Guy"!! ("boooo!"; rubber chickens start getting thrown) Next on the menu is the Mycon Podship: 14 AWESOME CYBORG EARTHLING CRUISERS VS. 14 AWESOME CYBORG MYCON PODSHIPS MYCON PODSHIP WINS 7:1 (14:2) ANALYSIS: The Earthling Cruiser alwa...
by The Troglodyte
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Earthling Cruiser
Replies: 85
Views: 23593

Re: The Earthling Cruiser

Well, the cruiser IS utterly overpowered against anything slower than it, and will with high probability deal at least some form of damage against any attacking enemy ship. If used correctly, it can be formidable, though its slowness leaves it much in the hands of the enemy. Of course, maybe a bit ...
by The Troglodyte
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Earthling Cruiser
Replies: 85
Views: 23593

Re: The Earthling Cruiser

The most plot-relevant comparisons would be vs the Hierarchy ships. If you do those first, that would make sense (and you started with one!) Nice suggestion, I think I'll do that, starting with the SC1 Hierarchy ships, then the "introduced" SC2 ships (since I'm not positive which are friendly or fo...
by The Troglodyte
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Earthling Cruiser
Replies: 85
Views: 23593

Re: The Earthling Cruiser

With game mechanics on (i.e. taking into account parts of the game that are unlikely to carry over to the war that the game was simulating)... that's because one of them can do about half damage to a dreadnought, so after you send in one, the dreadnought will not be able to launch fighters without ...
by The Troglodyte
Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Earthling Cruiser
Replies: 85
Views: 23593

Re: The Earthling Cruiser

Here's the first of my independent tests pitting a fleet of Cruisers vs another fleet. I'm going in alphabetical order, so first up is the Androsynth Guardian: 14 AI-CONTROLLED AWESOME SETTING EARTHLING CRUISERS VS. 14 AI-CONTROLLED AWESOME SETTING ANDROSYNTH GUARDIANS ANDROSYNTH GUARDIAN WINS BY A ...
by The Troglodyte
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Earthling Cruiser
Replies: 85
Views: 23593

The Earthling Cruiser

I would like to open up a discussion on the Earthling Cruiser. I've had many reservations about this perplexing vessel, and I've been examining it from many different angles including its history, role in the first war, armaments, defenses, capabilities, strengths, weaknesses, etc.. Even its name pu...
by The Troglodyte
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: About to try to beat Star Control 2...no spoilers!
Replies: 1540
Views: 224475

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

In the campaign, there are a few changes with the AI of the ships you fight: the Slylandro Probe has some kind of dodge penalty that makes it much easier to hit. The latter tweak is a big deal - cyborg Slylandro Probes are pretty vicious. Was this maybe done since the Probes are encountered early i...
by The Troglodyte
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: *Heavy Space*
Topic: 'Didn't want to be rescued' prompt fanfics
Replies: 7
Views: 6101

Re: 'Didn't want to be rescued' prompt fanfics

Every now and then, I'm having trouble understanding what's going on with some of these topics. I lurk and poke about and every now and then I find one of these topics that I spend a considerable amount of time just trying to grasp the concept. However, when somebody tries to clue me in, I insist th...