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Offline waffle ss

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Getting started guide
« on: February 01, 2010, 11:51:58 pm »
Alright, searching for "guide" has produced enough results that  can't filter out the junk from the gold.
So, I'm starting a topic.

I like that this game is non-linear, but it leaves me at a loss as to how to get started.

What do you do in the first few hours of gameplay?

What systems do you go to for resources, who do you try and establish contact with?

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Re: Getting started guide
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 12:26:19 am »
  I usually go to Pluto first, and recruit Fwiffo.  Assign as many crew as possible from the Flagship to Fwiffo's ship. 

  Then I go to the starbase orbiting Earth and talk to Commander Hayes.  I get some radioactive elements from Io (not Mercury, usually; it's too hot) and deliver them.  Then I go to the moon and investigate.  Then I return to the starbase once more and fight the Ilwrath. 

  Okay, I'm tired of typing.  Someone else take over!

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Re: Getting started guide
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 08:04:26 am »
After that, you need to gather enough fuel to fly to the Delta Crateris system. Things will figure itself out from there.
Good luck playing SC2!
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Re: Getting started guide
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 08:05:54 am »
What would you give to know the truth?

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Re: Getting started guide
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010, 09:16:08 am »
A good place to look if you odn't want the game spoiled is on the Ultronomicons spoiler safe hint page.

Myself, I usually mine for a bit after leaving sol. When the time comes for adventure, it helps to have full speed and thrusters, as well as a good helping of fuel and crew.
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Re: Getting started guide
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010, 11:36:25 am »
After that, you need to gather enough fuel to fly to the Delta Crateris system. Things will figure itself out from there.
Good luck playing SC2!

HAR HAR HAR.

Seriously,
1) talk to Hayes.
2) Look carefully at the map that came with the game back in the day.
3) Go to town.
We did. You did. Yes we can. No.

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Re: Getting started guide
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010, 11:55:28 am »
I generally try to make an alliance with the Spathi relatively early.  Talk to the Spathi starship captains; they'll tell you of a weird spatial anomaly.  Go check it out.  This will lead you to a very promising quest that will make things much easier for you.

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Re: Getting started guide
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 08:07:05 am »
Once you've finished with the preliminaries at Sol, you'll already have a few good leads on where to start. If you read all of Hayes's dialog responses, he'll divulge a wealth of information on good places to start looking for old allies, old enemies, and even resources.

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Re: Getting started guide
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010, 06:55:36 pm »
And if your not using a walkthrough be sure to have a note book because there are lots of things to remember.
And that's all I got to say about that.

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Re: Getting started guide
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010, 08:01:54 pm »
Yes, a couple that are only shown once and never recorded in game too....
Lever1: Hey, I want too push the button
Lever2: No! I want too!
Lever3: Stop whining you two!
Button: Hey Lever 3, can we switch jobs? I'm getting bored of pushing the button....
Lever3: Sweet!
Lever1/2: awww no fair!

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Re: Getting started guide
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2010, 05:00:48 pm »
One thing about a walkthrough, you have to do whatever, even if you know what cha have to do.
Hmm this is interesting.  What i'm trying to say, it don't matter if your using a walkthrough or not, you still have to do the "next" thing in the story, no matter what your using.
I'd like to use my memory, but at this age, a walkthrough is so much better.  I can't even remember what I had for dinner, and I liked it.  ;D
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