You’re absolutely right, and I’ve been practicing after reading some of these tips and I’m getting much better at doing gravity whips while cloaked, if for nothing else but style points.oldlaptop wrote:The speed problem is quite simple to solve: use the planet! Ilwrath is massive enough that it gets an impressive boost from a gravity whip, and that tactic is pretty universal in netmelee.The Troglodyte wrote:Ok, I just discovered another one: The Ilwrath Avenger. This ship is simply not fast enough for me and I am absolutely terrible at using the cloaking device!
But I think your mentioning of the massive size of the Ilwrath ship made me remember something from my past. That’s right! It’s time once again for some Star Control 1 nostalgia!
When I first bought Star Control as a kid, my friend and I would play against each other. Back then you’d either have to share the keyboard and customize your buttons, or one player could use a joystick, but mine was much better suited for flight simulator games. Anyways, when we first noticed the planets he asked, “How can they build ships as big as planets?” We laughed, and even actually entertained the idea that our ships were to scale and indeed as large as planets and each crew "dot” must represent hundreds of thousands, or perhaps even millions of people/aliens! Just for fun, we’d sometimes break off our attacks on each other, form a temporary alliance and join forces, and proceed to bombard the planet! Good times.