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Quarto

Unknown Enemy
My first real game was wing commander 1. I remember being heartbroken with wing2 came out and the sales rep telling me all my friends died.
Seller: "Buying Wing 2, eh? Well, you know, all your friends died."
Tarsus: "Oh, well. At least I'll have more time to play Wing 2."
Seller: "No, I mean, inside the game... they all died in Wing 2."
Tarsus: "Noooooooooooooooooooo!"
 

Dyret

Super Carrot!
Heh, it was always kind of funny how the claw being torpedoed was super shocking and heart-wrenching, then everyone you cared about showed up alive one by one. Halcyon and Shotglass were the only characters who didn't survive, weren't they?
 

tarsus

1st Lieutenant
Didn't Halcyon retire? I think it's only the crewman that thumbs ups you at the end of the mission that died.
 

-danr-

Vice Admiral
and have logged way to many hours in priv, beating the game in my favorite ship.

Oh I'm glad I'm not the only one. I had a trophy pic of the Tarsus at Delta Prime but I've lost it now. It's a total bitch to do but it's a fun achievement.
 

ChrisReid

Super Soaker Collector / Administrator
Heh, it was always kind of funny how the claw being torpedoed was super shocking and heart-wrenching, then everyone you cared about showed up alive one by one. Halcyon and Shotglass were the only characters who didn't survive, weren't they?
When Blair confronts Jazz, he says, "How many deaths are you responsible for, Colson? Specialist McGuffin, General Halcyon, Iceman, Knight, Hunter, everyone else on the Tiger’s Claw… And Mariko… And you think I’ll let you live, bastard? No, I don’t think so…" So it heavily implies that Halcyon did die on the Claw. Of course, we later learn about how Hawk found Iceman's body and Hunter dies in the novels, but there's also a second corroboration on page 161 of the WC1&2 Strategy Guide: "Colonel Halcyon, Lefty, Shotglass, and more than 750 others were dead." Shotglass, on the other hand, is also referenced in the Armada Voices of War manual, which has given some people hope he may have somehow survived too: "There’s the brass wing Shotglass gave me after K’Tithrak Mang." The Claw was destroyed on attack approach to K'tithrak Mang, so it seems more than a coincidental reference, but lacking any other data point, the strategy guide calling him dead seems to be it.
 
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