Looking for volunteers for a WCTO test game

Discussion in 'General Wing Commander Chat' started by Ironduke, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Ironduke

    Ironduke Spaceman

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    The front arc is already ruled out in the new version of the manual. Don't know if I just forgot to mention it or if it was already part of the "old" version 0.14.
    Chaff pod effectiveness is reduced by 1 if a missile approaches from a ship's side arc. I deliberately left this rule untouched for now, since after playing Arena with Mekt-Hakkikt, we both noticed the decoys are actually released to the left, right and rear arc... Which means DF missiles approaching from either side could be affected as well. Not sure if I'll leave it at that, but it will definitely be version 0.15 then. ;)

    Oh, and here's a preliminary ranking of the scenarios:
    1. Destroyer Battle
    2. Asteroid Ambush
    3. Capship Arena
    (It's pretty close, though.)

    As you can see, I've returned from my (exhausting) weekend, so I'll start setting up the new game tomorrow. :)
     
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    Sylvester Vice Admiral

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    Hey Ironduke.

    I sent you my contact information over PM. I'd like to do the Capship Arena battle as a Confederation Gilgamesh Class Destroyer.
     
  3. Avacar

    Avacar Commodore

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    Ah, well if the chaff *does* have a side release, then reduced effectiveness makes less sense... but from a gameplay advantage, your -1 will probably keep things more balanced.

    Glad to hear front-arc charff is out.

    Will you be releasing the v0.15 in time for Monday's game?

    -A
     
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    Well, what can I say... We have a tie! Here's the final results:

    Asteroid Ambush: 2 votes
    Capship Arena: 2 votes
    Destroyer Battle: 2 votes

    Some of you also named alternatives, so if I'm giving 3 points for every first vote, 2 points for every second vote and 1 point for every third point, it's still a tie:

    Capship Arena: 8 points
    Destroyer Battle: 8 points
    Asteroid Ambush: 6 points

    So it's either Capship Arena or Destroyer Battle. Taking a look at the factions you chose:

    Kilrathi:
    floundericiousMI
    QuailPilot


    Terran:
    Guilherme
    Sylvester


    Not specified:
    Avacar
    Mekt-Hakkikt
    Panda
    snip63


    If we're playing Capship Arena, I have to even out the factions (4 vs. 4), with no limitations on fighter choice.
    For Destroyer Battle, Pip could join in and we could play 5 Kilrathi vs. 4 Terran pilots. (Confed pilots can choose between the Epee, Ferret and Rapier II; Kilrathi pilots can choose between the Sartha, Drakhri and Jalkehi.)

    So, what'll it be?

    (Side note on version 0.15: I'll wait until after this game with the release of a new version. For now, the new chaff rules are included in the updated 0.14 version.)

    Edit: Wing Commander: Tactical Operations has a new sub-forum now! Click here to go there and discuss all things WCTO related! :) (Thanks, CIC!)
     
  5. Kaz

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    Hi all,
    I'm a friend of Avacar; he invited me to join in for this round. If it's still possible to join the scenario, I'd like to do so. (Preferably on Avacar's side, but I don't mind terribly either way.)
     
  6. Ironduke

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    Hey Kaz, you're in! Sorry for the delay, I wasn't paying attention to this thread since I started the poll. Visit the WC TacOps sub-forum to learn more about the scenario we're going to play (http://www.crius.net/zone/forumdisplay.php?f=21)! You'll be playing on Confed's side.
     

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