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Post by scizits » Fri, 27. Sep 13, 19:14

Thanks loads for this info. But I was wondering if you opted to get the "Dolphin" instead of selling the weapons from the "Discoverer" could you use them to start with on the Dolphin ?

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Post by Nanook » Fri, 27. Sep 13, 20:18

Dolphins can't mount weapons.
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Post by Masochisto » Fri, 27. Sep 13, 22:14

Nanook wrote:Dolphins can't mount weapons.
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Post by scizits » Sat, 28. Sep 13, 01:22

OK thank you for the info :oops:

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Post by scizits » Fri, 4. Oct 13, 14:18

I thought it had a turret ? :?

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Post by pjknibbs » Fri, 4. Oct 13, 16:25

Dolphin doesn't have a turret, no. I think it's one of the only ships in-game that is entirely without weapons (the Goner Ranger being the only other one I can think of offhand).

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Post by scizits » Fri, 4. Oct 13, 17:30

I don't know what has happened but am sitting in the cockpit of my newly purchased BORON DOLPHIN and the HUD reads as follows; Boron Dolphin M I.D.YTSPU-08 (TS) SHIELD 15000/15000 HULL 15000/15000 and next in line LASER 2000/2000 C.M.D. none ---the Cargo Bay states LASER TURRET BACK Gamma Ray Emitter LASER TARGET COMPUTER . I hope to GOD I'm not Crazy .....

:roll: Could it be some new update ?? I just purchased the

Humble Bundle package :?:

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Post by Masochisto » Fri, 4. Oct 13, 17:57

Dolphin has a rear turret in X2, but not in X3 up... this thread is about X2, but some people were confused.

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Post by Nanook » Fri, 4. Oct 13, 19:16

Oops, my bad. They do indeed mount weapons in the turret.
scizits wrote:Thanks loads for this info. But I was wondering if you opted to get the "Dolphin" instead of selling the weapons from the "Discoverer" could you use them to start with on the Dolphin ?
So to answer this, yes, you can. But you're still better off selling them for the cash. The weapons won't do you a lot of good in the Dolphin's turret, and the money you get from selling them is better used for buying and selling trade goods at this point. Later, once you're flush with credits, you can mount some guns if you like.
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Post by scizits » Fri, 4. Oct 13, 22:45

AAaaahhh ! OK thanks I'm not Crazy after all ... I did do something ,that may be an Idea for some one starting out . Once I stripped and sold all the stuff from the loaned ship I Saved Game when I had close to the 400,000cr.
and continued the game trading and updating that ship (I liked it's speed and handling ) I got it pretty well Maxed with the software for both Trading and getting along with the the little "quick run jobs" and working my way all over finally got to Kingdom End with a little over 300,000cr I Saved the game here again (taking note to remember both the first save with the 400,000 and this one before buying my new Boron. I bought each one first the Maco and then the Dolphin Saving each one in separate spots. If one takes care to not wipe out these 5 saves you can have a go at 4 different scenarios and your ready with all needed Software.

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Post by Masochisto » Sat, 5. Oct 13, 01:48

Thats a great point Scizits. Saving and experimenting is a great way to learn the game better.

X2's plot did a decent job of loaning you a few different ships at the start so you could understand their differences.

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Post by scizits » Sat, 5. Oct 13, 05:32

This whole series of X- games are simply Fantastic. There is a lifetime of entertainment here for any one that desire it .
I got another chance to experiment, I was looking into the start menu for X2 and when I saw alternate Universe start so I clicked on Example :o
I got a Boron Hydra - with 2-125Mw shields, i/2 of the Speed updated,
900mw Power Gen. ,1 Beta 1 Gamma Hi-Energy Plasma throwers, and hanging in it's belly a Boron Octopus . I need some real help , I only have
about 1000cr -the Octo. with its tiny hold will take me 1.6 Million years to fill
the Hydra now if i sold one of the 125Mw Shields I'd have about 900,000cr
and that would get me the necessary transport plus all the necessary Software needed to get some serious Trade going .. :? Yes or No Anyone?

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