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    SF writers and WC

    H'lo folks, I don't come through here often anymore, but I saw two WC references by SF writers that I thought you might appreciate: Jerry Pournelle Terry Pratchett...
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    Weapons question

    Heh. My first WC game was privateer, and I was overwhelmed with the number of different weapons on the civilian market. Because of this, I never really noticed the multiplicity of weapons in later games, and felt severely cramped in the earlier ones. When I eventually got WC1 through a...
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    Thanks, Tech support guys!

    Haven't been here in quite some time. Nonetheless, I recently got a new PC with WinXp last service pack before vista. Just got around to playing WC3 . #^$$%@#%@@%#. THANK YOU for the helpful tech support forum and the site on the main site! Without the patches and files there, I...
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    Do Confed transports carry commercial cargo?

    How about a radar that uses Tachyon emissions rather than radio waves? That would greatly expand the detection radius... Respectfully, Brian P. -- BTW Napolean, it's ASDIC not Aztec. -- BDP.
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    Possible plots for new WC games

    How about the next one be set 100 years in the future, with a mixed Kilrathi/human crew taking on a new, previously unseen alien race? I was thinking of a Hallas captain (like Hobbes, honorable) with a human CAG, and of course a mixed group of fighter pilots with Firekkans, Kilrathi, and...
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    Favorite WC1/2 missions?

    Recovery Mission with Broadsword facing Ralatha and final mission of WC2: SO1(?) with 2 Fralthi: 1. Kill all the fighters (doh!) 2. lock onto one of the cap ships with any weapon but a torpedo, then turn around and fly VERY FAR AWAY (say, 17-20k). 3. Stop and turn around. As long as...
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    Shields? What Shields?

    You can't delete. Ever. They do that deliberately so that no one can go back and pretend they never said something. Same with editing -- you can only edit something you have created within the last two hours. After that, it's set in stone forever. Respectfully, Brian P.
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    Does Quality matter to you?

    I don't really care much about Quality -- he wasn't a great pilot and his taunts sucked ... :) -- Brian P.
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    Happy Holidays!

    Merry Christmas! -- Brian P.
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    Can anyone confirm this...?

    I'm told liquid oxygen will get you to the proper temperature the most rapidly. The trick is keeping the grill around afterward ... Respectfully, Brian P.
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    Shields? What Shields?

    Why not? Synchronize the shield so that they drop for the second it takes the gun to fire, then pop it back up. I understand WW1 pilots had a similar synchronization mechanism which allowed them to shoot through their propeller arc without shredding the blades... Respectfully, Brian P.
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    Favorite fighter, Favorite bomber

    I disagree .. "Heavy" should probably refer to it's size and mass as well as it's armor. The two usually go together. I suggest that Lexington was BUILT as a heavy carrier, but advances in technology rendered it vulnerable, just as the "Tiger" tank of WWII was nearly invulnerable in its...
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    Who is most evil?

    Ermm .. Lehah, in real life, Col. Dom is in the US Air Force. So he *does* have a chain of command. Respectfully, Brian P.
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    Favorite fighter, Favorite bomber

    Fighter: Centurion. A joy to fly, cargo space, and as much weaponry as you can afford (a Centurion with 4 fusion cannons or 4 plasma cannons can ROCK!) . Bomber: Longbow. Small torp armament, but 16 missiles. In addition, in all the games it was in you could *choose* your missile...
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    Well, yeah. When every snot-nosed kid comes around toting the Ace of Aces medal it sort of de-values the whole thing for people who earned it killing Vakteeth and Sorthaks. Betya it starts a lot of fights in pilot bars .. "Hey, shrimp! All those kills are for REMORAS, aren't they?" [big...
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    Signs that the midway is nearing the end of its 90 day warranty

    Actually -- I watched the episode when it was used ("FORCE OF ARMS", episode. approx 20 in MACROSS) a couple of times -- the Grand Cannon could be fired more than once. There's a scene where the Admiral is telling his daughter their charging up the cannon for another shot -- and BANG! The...
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    Who is most evil?

    HuH? What does that have to do with the other messages in this thread? Is Dada posting? Respectfully, Brian P.
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    Signs that the midway is nearing the end of its 90 day warranty

    In the novel Blair disabled the Lexington by detonating a torpedo just short of it's hanger deck. The resulting antimatter blast wrecked both hangers (yes, in the novel the Lexington had TWO bays, just like the Midway, one reserved for Black Lance and the other used by regular Confeds)...
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    What WC4 needed

    And, according to the Prophecy Hint Book, she got her nickname for a several-month hiking expedition she took along the Amazon river in Brazil. The most valuable lesson she took away from that? Paraphrasing (since I don't remember the exact wording): "In life, there are Predators and Prey...
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    Signs that the midway is nearing the end of its 90 day warranty

    One pattern *I* see is that you never get to fly off the same carrier in more than one game (extensions (SO, SM) don't count). WC1: Fly off Tiger's Claw. WC2: Fly off Concordia WC3: Fly off Victory WC4: Fly off Lexington, Intrepid WCP: Fly off Midway, Cerberus. There isn't...