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  1. Farbourne

    Vintage Television Show Reviews WC2 (October 3, 2022)

    WC2 definitely raised the bar, not just in the Wing Commander world, but in video games in general, when it came to storytelling. The characters were a little bit tropish at times, but that was true of many video games of the era. Some of the new gameplay elements really didn't work as well...
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    Vintage Television Show Reviews WC2 (October 3, 2022)

    "except in what they consider to be pizza!" Well, for food in general I wouldn't trust the Brits. Also, they insist on putting an extra syllable in "aluminum" which takes some getting used to...
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    Superb Hellcat 3D Print Gives Off WCA Vibes (May 25, 2022)

    Just got my first 3D printer and I did the Arrow from this collection as a test print. It came out fantastic and my kids were really impressed. These models are great! The hellcat will be my next test. Still dialing in the printer. Note if anyone else tries… the fighter models aren’t all the...
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    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About WC Killboards (June 26, 2022)

    WC4 definitely has one, and it’s a neat hidden story telling element, if I recall correctly. If you stay with Confed after Eisen defects, you start seeing other pilots showing up on the kill board as MIA, not KIA. Then after you join the Intrepid, there the MIA pilots are! It makes it clear...
  5. Farbourne

    Questions from End Run

    I just got around…finally…to reading End Run. Great book, a complete page turner. But in reading it, it got me wondering about a couple of things. First, there was a copy or editorial error in the version I read (Kindle)… when Bear first comes aboard the Tarawa, he mentions that the CVE carries...
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    What became of Gwen "Archer" Bowman?

    "She's not one of the Tiger's Claw survivors Jazz is hunting" True, but neither is Hawk. And he was on board during Goddard, correct? Wasn't he a communications officer or something at the time... I don't know if Jazz's list is exhaustive.
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    It's a Paladin Poll (October 16, 2021)

    In the past, I would have voted for the "original" WC1 version. But looking back, he seems to be a bit of a Scottish caricature. I never liked the Hawaiian shirt, and he was a bit of a jerk in WC3. The SWC Eye Patch Paladin looks very cool, but I never played SWC so I can't vote for that...
  8. Farbourne

    What happened to Blair?

    I think that depends on whether they let J.J. Abrams write the next script... Seriously, I'm not aware of any canonical indications of Blair's fate... so as far as I know it's up to your imagination. He's most likely dead... whether the tower he was in gets sucked back through the wormhole or...
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    WC3 infobursts and other missing vids - when to watch during playthrough?

    Remind me again... why were the videos left out of the PC version? Was it just a disc space issue? And why did they leave the Hobbes video specifically out? The newsbriefs all just add "flavor" or atmosphere to the story, but the Hobbes video is central to the main plot of the game. You'd...
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    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Rapiers All in One Place (July 24, 2021)

    One thing I've always found curious is why the movie decided to call the mainline fighter "Rapier" at all, if the intent was to make them, from a story standpoint, aging, decrepit fighters. The very first game of the series establishes that the Rapier is brand new and highly advanced, and while...
  11. Farbourne

    Where sports and Wing Commander meet

    Don't know how many NFL fans frequent these forums, but I found this somewhat amusing. The Pittsburgh Steelers have progressed to the AFC championship game this season. Their three stars all have names that start with "B", and given that they wear black and yellow (and occasionally wear...
  12. Farbourne

    Standoff Team Releases Single Package Install (August 14, 2016)

    Actually, I think Freyers was my favorite voice acting performance. He had just the right touch of sarcasm and pessimism to be entertaining, yet he came across as genuine. Your Bradshaw was pretty good too, although maybe I'm just a fan of the accent. I think Squealer rounds out my top three...
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    Standoff Team Releases Single Package Install (August 14, 2016)

    I don't disagree with your point. I just don't think it's as bad as all that. Interestingly, I was just one such player. I had never read Fleet Action (or any of the WC novels) prior to playing Standoff. (In fact, playing Standoff is what inspired me to pick up Fleet Action, my first WC...
  14. Farbourne

    Standoff Team Releases Single Package Install (August 14, 2016)

    Thanks so much for finishing this! I've been hoping for it for a while. I hope that this is more than just something for archival purposes...I hope that it encourages more people to play the game. I've made no secret that I'm a big fan. Reasons to play Standoff: 1). If you never read the...
  15. Farbourne

    Is the Standoff team still supporting the game?

    Yay! I actually just re-installed Standoff to give it another play through. (Side note--when you're three years out of practice, those early Gladii missions are HARD!) But I'd love to see a finalized package. It would be a great way to get some new folks into Wing Commander, as well.
  16. Farbourne

    Wing Commander ship design inspirations

    Here's another that probably goes from WC to something else... Strakha to Centauri Vorchan-class cruiser (B5):
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    Wing Commander ship design inspirations

    Here's one that goes the other way, probably... Salthi and Morningstar (Descent)
  18. Farbourne

    Playing Prophecy again...or trying to

    Thanks for the tips. I'll give it a try. I'm enduring the GOG default resolution videos so far (just made it to T'lan Meth). I assume the upgraded ones are superior? Or does GOG already have the greatest videos?
  19. Farbourne

    Playing Prophecy again...or trying to

    Hey all, I decided to give Prophecy a run through again, and since I'd never done so with the high res videos (even back in the day, I had the CD version with the interlaced videos, not the DVD version), I thought I'd give it a go. But I also wanted to use the new opengl graphics. Other...
  20. Farbourne

    Brazilian Gaming Site Posts Arena Video (May 12, 2016)

    Cool. It's fun to see what Arena actually looks like. I never played it because I've never owned an X-Box and it was never released for PC or PS, but it actually looks like a fun little game (although not space-simish at all...)