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    Is it possible that the confederation could have won the kilrathi war after the Battle of Earth without the Temblor Bomb or Behemoth

    I think the Mandarins were playing a dangerous game - from what I've observed from reading the books the Kilrathi are an entirely different species from humans and therefore evolved with different selective pressures (e.g. the kilrathi don't seem to be a society that ever had a place for...
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    Is it possible that the confederation could have won the kilrathi war after the Battle of Earth without the Temblor Bomb or Behemoth

    The question basically goes from the title. So I've finally got hold of and managed to read most of the Wing Commander novelisation and its kicked my interest up again in the WC universe. Fleet Action gives us a reasonable amount of detail on the Battle of Earth although not so much the...
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    Realistic wishlist of features for a new WC game

    I always thought the mission design in WC3 and 4 was a bit underdeveloped. What I mean is it would be nice if certain actions you performed had more influence on missions. WC Saga had one enjoyable mission (Freya 2) where you have do defend a jump point from a Kilrathi incursion. But at a...
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    So few jump points between Earth and Kilrah

    Yeah and well I think Privateer 2 could be set centuries or even millennia after the Kilrathi conflict. For instance have a quick browse of this page (it's cannon from Privateer 2) http://www.thanatosrealms.com/privateer2/records/planets/anhur.html Anhur: Cradle of humanity? Thousands of years...
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    So few jump points between Earth and Kilrah

    Not sure if you mean privateer 1 or 2. I don't remember Privateer 1. We had it but I was too young at the time to really figure out what I was supposed to be doing. Privateer 2 though, the jump points don't go between systems and theres no autopilot. You just jump along a series of nav points...
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    So few jump points between Earth and Kilrah

    Well the losing path on WC3 takes you from Alcor (which at that time I think was officially Terran but under long term Kilrathi occupation due to the prison camps there) to Proxima and than to Sol. That raises another issue though. A big emphasis in WC3 is the prison camp worlds that the...
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    Belisarius Group

    Haha yeah I haven't checked into these forums for years myself so I'm happy to see they're still going but without any new Wing Commander games for several years it gets hard maintaining community support. <sigh> the modding community can only do so much. Anyway for people interested in a bit...
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    Belisarius Group

    Sorry about the thread necro here. (I was brushing up on my medieval era history and happened to remember this topic was discussed) Regarding Justinian, wasn't much of his incompetence attributed to Theodora who was supposedly paranoid about General Belisarius's popularity & military successes...
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    Q's anger management thread (chock-full of spoilers!)

    Sorry to bump this thread and going off topic a bit but I reread this post and this intrigued me - do we actually know what clinical depression is? I thought the whole chemical imbalance/low serotonin theory was never really proven?
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    Q's anger management thread (chock-full of spoilers!)

    I think this is actually deserving of a thread on its own in the General Forum. Hmmm I never used to have a joystick for WC3 - I had keyboard. If it got too hard I would usually end up cheating & turning the difficulty down to Rookie. Though if I was going through it now I wouldn't do that...
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    Q's anger management thread (chock-full of spoilers!)

    Just thought I'd let you know Quarto that some of us out here are still waiting for you to finish your review :). My $0.02 on Saga Negatives: You've covered them pretty well but yes excessive dialogue in the wrong places (i.e. at the start of really challenging missions...). They could have...
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    Q's anger management thread (chock-full of spoilers!)

    Spoiler alert**** Since this is the thread where people are debating issues that should be highlighted in case a patch is made, there are two missions that that I think could use less or better scripting. Cairo 1 where you fight the ace Bloodmist. I beat Bloodmist by ordering my wingman back...
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    Q's anger management thread (chock-full of spoilers!)

    The Fort Croquett mission didn't bother me too much. But I agree with Quarto that Lightspeed's comment feels out of place. We're not just talking about an enemy confed had been fighting for 30 years but one that only 6 months earlier had completely radiation sterilised Warsaw and Sirius and then...
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    Bradshaw as a Major

    Interesting thread - I think the only possible way to achieve a balance between having either invincible wingmen or risk losing all of them would be to script more pilot casualties into the story. I'm not exactly sure how this could be done but I think in the winning chapters (3-5) its more than...
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    Standoff Patches for 2010

    Hey Guys I read a post (forget which one) where I think Quarto mentioned about adding another patch for Standoff in 2010. Now I understand that the project is more or less completed but I'm interested to know what changes this patch might have. Is it simple stuff like bug squashing or are you...
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