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  1. Farbourne

    When You Order Everything on the Menu (February 2, 2024)

    I was first introduced to Wing Commander in 1992, when a High School friend sold me this exact entire pack (WC1, SM1+2, WC2, SO1+2, and the speech pack) for $50 flat. (He'd bought the whole thing, liked it, but then moved on to X-Wing). Other than the boxes being a little flattened, everything...
  2. Farbourne

    What Was the Nastiest Stealth Fighter? (February 3, 2024)

    Reason why I voted for the Lance (aka "Dragon") -- one word: Telamon.
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    What Was the Nastiest Stealth Fighter? (February 3, 2024)

    I was pretty upset when Arena came out, mainly because it was released on a single platform. I had been a die hard Wing Commander fan since adolescence, but was a cash-strapped young adult who had just invested in a PS3 and wasn't about to buy an Xbox 360 as well, just for one game. I didn't...
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    Why I say some of the characterization in WC3 and WC4 was not good

    To me the biggest mystery of WC3 is why they took the personality overlay video explanation out of the game. I know the given reason is "because there wasn't room on the CD", but it seems like you could have shortened up or eliminated some of the transitions cutscenes that we all turn off after...
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    Having trouble going from WC 1 to WC 2. (Edit: WC 2 mission 3)

    Think of the difficulty spike as adding an in universe element…its supposed to have been 10 years since you flew a combat mission, and so naturally your character will be a bit rusty and missions will seem harder! :)
  6. Farbourne

    A Klavs approved 3d printable version of his Drakhri

    Neat work! I've successfully printed and painted models of the Arrow, Hellcat V, and Thunderbolt VII. All on my Ender 3 (but at a small scale). Having issues with the Longbow, though... I like doing everything in a single print rather than in pieces that need to be glued together, and for...
  7. Farbourne

    New 3D Thread

    Those Rapier models are absolutely gorgeous. Question... I know the F-44A is the version we fly in Wing Commander I, and the F-44G is what flies off the Concordia in WC2 (and that we fly in Standoff?). Where are the F-44C and F-44E from?
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    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...
  10. Farbourne

    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...
  12. 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...
  15. 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...
  17. Farbourne

    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...
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    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...
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    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...