Apollo303 wrote:I will also go along and say i will be one of the first to put in my application to join the ranks as and when the application criteria has been posted.
I'll bare you in mind mate. Please note though, I will not be participating in any illegal piracy. Although the capture of Pirate vessels shall be considered fair game So any members from the wretched hive of scum and villany, need not apply!
Gazz wrote:The only thing that's bugging me about many such stories is the ever-repeated recitation of all ships and ranks.
The fight/trade ranks are pretty much inconsequential and those that affect the game - the race ranks - are a bit bulky to write out in their entirety.
Does it really add so much (or anything at all) to the story or would it not suffice to shorten it to like... one line?
a Cr, b capital ships, c fighters, d civilian ships, e stations.
I hear you Gazz. I guess I just like showing off! lol. I'll think about your idea though
Great job on the BBS mission tho
.... damn cliff hangers
Yeah, ain't I the evil one?
*Disclaimer. Please note, all credit for the RSLG manouver must go to NUKLEAR_SLUG*
Frantically scrambling at the controls to bring up the sector map, I quickly spot the reason the alarm sounded. Straight in front of me is a group of 5 Pirate ships. 3 Falcons, 1 Nova and 1 Buzzard Vanguard. Eek!!
Time to try out the universally renown'd RSLG manouver! in other words, Run Screaming Like a Girl! I set the auto-pillock to dock at the nearest station, whilst I keep an eye on the bad guys. MOVE!
As I watch I discover I'm in no real danger, as luckily for me the Pirates are pre-occupied with an attack on a Family Whi Tiger. Who seems to be having some trouble dealing with them. Although that quickly changes when a 2nd Tiger jumps in. Namely a Split Rapid Response Tiger. Things are then quickly sorted out and the Pirates go boom quite quickly. I managed to get this before the last ship (the Nova) was destroyed.
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That was the Nova on his final attack run.
All of the above happens before I can dock, so I cancel the procedure and take stock of my surroundings. I notice the Pirates have left some presents in the form of a couple of missiles, so I make a beeline for the crates and scoop them up. Selling a salvaged Firefly and Tempest missile at the local EQ dock makes me a nice 8k ish. Well, better in my pocket then messing up the trade lanes! Just after this, I notice "Happy Hauler" has come across a discarded Dragonfly missile in Home of Light. So I quickly order it to dock at Terracorp HQ and grab the Spacial Command Software. A quick scoot across the sector to grab it, and a quick re-dock at Terracorp later and its sold. And "Happy Hauler" has half his Cargo now maxxed out.
On through the East Super Gate into Shareholders Fortune, I come across a sector info ad on the BBS. 7 Teladi sectors mapped for 3601cr, nice! Onto Mines of Fortune next, where I pick up a Teladi for a factory inspection tour. Only end up visiting 3 stations, which gets me only 900cr or so. But I'm still new at this, so I have to start small I guess!
Meanwhile, "Happy Hauler" is still busy lumping E-Cells and Ore from Ore Belt to Home of Light and CBSE.
Heading through Famiy Tkr, I notice I don't seem to be welcome here, as I am denied docking rights. Meh, no matter. Onto Tkr's Deprevation, where I am surprisingly allowed to dock. I use this to my advantage and max out Rudder and Cargo on "Inferno" at the local Trading Station.
Exiting the gate into Ghins Escape, causes me the execute another RSLG manouver due to the proximity alarm screaming at me. Once again my luck holds though, as the sector map reveals a Pirate Base, 1 Pirate Buster and 1 Laser Tower minding their own business! I decide I'll take a break at the next sector, so its into Thyns Abyss. Exit the North gate, move south toward the station silouettes at the centre of the sector and................
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Crap! Crap! Crap! Sould've seen it coming really, with all these Rapid Response units apearing before the Xenon do!
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I ain't budging from this Trading Station till silicon for brains and his friends are gone! I may be here for a while............
Game time = 10h 2mins
Ranks = Harmless/Entrepreneur
Cr = 60k
1 x Mercury "Happy Hauler"
1 x Discoverer "inferno"