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Post by heilel » Tue, 16. Mar 04, 09:13

It would be nice if this was made sticky, as it seems to be updated with mroe information as time goes on.

Great guide btw and thanks :)

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Post by Prosthetic Head » Fri, 19. Mar 04, 03:40

Buy m3?? nope didn't sink in - i'll try again,

buy m3?? nope its no good

once more.. Buy an M3???

nope capture em - capture about 7-10 of the type you want send em all to the same ship yard and give all the combined equipment to the best 1 (or 2 if you been REALLY LUCKY) and sell the others repair the best and send it to the equipment dock for engine tunings, etc.

an bit of pirate bashing keeps your reputation in order so you dont become 2 disliked. (i dont want to know what happens to your landed ships if a shipyard becomes hostile.)

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Post by Teachinator » Fri, 19. Mar 04, 06:24

So if I start the game in easy mode to get all those mods to my disco, will it make the whole rest of the game EASY and less challenging?

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Post by Nanook » Fri, 19. Mar 04, 06:58

No. The only thing the difficulty mode affects is the starting condition of your ship and your starting credits.
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Post by Fragicula » Fri, 19. Mar 04, 17:35

Thanks a lot, that really helped. Though I bought the Doplphin instead of the Manta, because I thougth, more storage room would be nice. Only noticed later that the Mercury was about the same :oops:
Anyway, already got my first Solarplant thanks to this tip.

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Post by ddt92704 » Wed, 24. Mar 04, 01:54

i'm ready to start over

i've been farting around with the disco
i sold the merc long ago

damn disco is gutless for fire power
speed is great for mapping universe

i tried jacking a ship
but, could not get in

pain in the rear buying a M4

trading silicon... is that the ticket?

thanks for the tip

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Post by Greyhawk1 » Wed, 24. Mar 04, 02:42

:(

I've been playing this traditional like so far. Argnu Meat trading between Ranches and Cahoona Bakeries in the beat up Mercury as is (with a slight engine tune). Netted me 13,000 in about an hour of playing. Not a lot but I prefer doing things the hard way and building slowly. I've already got Master Trader and I've not been playing long.

I've steadily upgraded some systems, got a shield and a weapon for the Mercury plus a Gamma thingy for the Discoverer. Added some missiles too.

I'll have to remember that tip about cargo inside space stations. So far I havent seen any yet but I'll keep looking.

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Post by Nanook » Wed, 24. Mar 04, 02:55

That's fine. :) This thread was intended to help those having a hard time getting into X2. It's a better way of learning how things work than the limited tutorials. Once someone is familiar with how the game works and what some of the limitless possiblities are, I would hope that they would start a new game and do their own thing. Personally, being a veteran of both X-BTF and X-T, I always start my X2 Xperiences on X-Treme mode and choose a different path with each new game. :D
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Post by epochnoire » Sat, 27. Mar 04, 01:32

something gotta be wrong there... I ve setup to start my career as a trader, but i m buying silicon for 511cr (kingdoms end) and selling for 469cr (rocks drift).... and thats the best price i could find! :cry: Did the prices change in the last patch or?

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Post by Nanook » Sat, 27. Mar 04, 01:41

No, it's all supply and demand. Unfortunately for you, it sounds like an NPC freighter beat you to the Silicon Mine. If you wait long enough, it will restock. You can probably find some other good deals if you look around. But, there are no guarantees in X2.
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Post by CBJ » Sat, 27. Mar 04, 01:41

heilel wrote:It would be nice if this was made sticky, as it seems to be updated with mroe information as time goes on.
Added link from the Ultimate Guide thread. :)

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Post by Nanook » Sat, 27. Mar 04, 01:44

CBJ wrote:
heilel wrote:It would be nice if this was made sticky, as it seems to be updated with mroe information as time goes on.
Added link from the Ultimate Guide thread. :)
Thanks, CBJ. :D :thumb_up:
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Post by lm610 » Mon, 29. Mar 04, 01:56

ood info here thanks mate

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Post by frontrunner » Tue, 30. Mar 04, 14:23

:) Thanx i will give it a go

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Post by ClaumaniC » Tue, 30. Mar 04, 17:38

After you'v got 300.000cr,go to interworlds,omicron lyrae or ministry of finance an buy an ore mine.
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in ministry of finance thers 2,1 silicon,1 ore asteroid thats OVER 50 yeild
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