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by The Troglodyte
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Thraddash Torch
Replies: 11
Views: 2349

Re: The Thraddash Torch

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “There once was a Thraddash named Mak-Roni, whose ship was in total caco-phony. He got lost in Apodis, and died in Draconis, Because all that he ate was baloney! HARG! HARG! HARG!” ―...
by The Troglodyte
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Umgah Drone
Replies: 22
Views: 3426

Re: The Umgah Drone

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- […] and whose signature line of 'Master 999' in Star Control-related emails led me to reply to him as 'Death 999', which in turn led to this screenname Finally! The mystery backstory...
by The Troglodyte
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Thraddash Torch
Replies: 11
Views: 2349

Re: The Thraddash Torch

Yes, the Torch is horribly overpowered and frustrating for exactly the reasons you describe, but there's many ships in PvP that are favored against it that you've skipped over. Kohr-Ah has no trouble with Thraddash at all. Chenjesu, Melnorme, and Mmrnmhrm have long range attacks of their own with f...
by The Troglodyte
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Umgah Drone
Replies: 22
Views: 3426

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. Well, even though I can’t use PrtScn on an old game like this, I...
by The Troglodyte
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Thraddash Torch
Replies: 11
Views: 2349

Re: The Thraddash Torch

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Among PvP players, "Torch" is practically a curse word, and it's banned from most serious matches. It's an extreme pain to fight since it can just delay forever whilst slowly chippin...
by The Troglodyte
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Umgah Drone
Replies: 22
Views: 3426

Re: The Umgah Drone

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also, please stop with the bad jokes. They're terrible. You've just identified the real weapon of the Umgah. Oh, you don’t have to worry krulle, because I know what Quasi is really t...
by The Troglodyte
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Thraddash Torch
Replies: 11
Views: 2349

The Thraddash Torch

What do folks around here think about the Thraddash Torch? I’ve recently discovered in my game (which I haven’t finished quite yet) you can actually build one of these bad boys once you convince the Thraddash how mighty and tough you are… provided you don’t get caught stealing anything from them lat...
by The Troglodyte
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Umgah Drone
Replies: 22
Views: 3426

Re: The Umgah Drone

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There also weren’t very good Kohr-Ah jokes on file either, so I went with the next best thing… Worm jokes! Enjoy! What kind of worms make the best carpenters? Inch Worms (and measuri...
by The Troglodyte
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Umgah Drone
Replies: 22
Views: 3426

Re: The Umgah Drone

Ultimately, the tactic, as you may gather already, is to zip backwards behind the foe, and then take advantage of the position to cone them in the back. It's really just a matter of practice to get the method right, knowing just when to release and just how to aim to end up in the right place. Agre...
by The Troglodyte
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Umgah Drone
Replies: 22
Views: 3426

The Umgah Drone

What do you think of the Umgah Drone? And there’s no need for pulling punches when it comes to critiquing this crazy ship, who’s dreadful antimatter cone of rainbow colors and backward zipping motion serve to help demonstrate the deadly yet whimsical approach of the Umgah as a whole. I’ll admit I’ve...