The Donts of the X Universe and other stupid mistakes.

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ezra-r
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Post by ezra-r » Thu, 30. Mar 06, 19:36

When in space suit about to capture a ship.. dont... dont bounce with the target ship.. (doh!)

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Post by thoggarth » Thu, 30. Mar 06, 20:53

Having set up a few wingmen I left them guarding a sector whilst I went exploring the far side of the universe. I regularly pressed . to call up the universe map. After a while went back home and wondered where everyone had gone - checked the messages and found that all my wingmen had died in some Xenon sector or other.

Moral is:

Don't accidentally press / and get your wingmen to come and protect you when you have a Xenon sector between you and them!

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Post by thoggarth » Thu, 30. Mar 06, 20:57

One from the plot, so Spoilers I am afraid (I hope I do this right!)
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In the mission where you fly through the asteroid, I had originally set my ship to "follow" my father. All well on the initial approach, and through the cut scenes. I then entered the asteroid and couldn't work out why my ship immediately flew straight into the wall!

Turn off the autopilot before trying to fly around in an asteroid!

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Post by Kinsley » Fri, 31. Mar 06, 05:02

How about this one: Remember to order your M6 turrets to attack something when you enter a Xenon sector. I forgot that once when playing X2. It took me some time before I could understand why nothing ever happened. All I could do was fly around dodging the Xenon bullets.

But that was probably not the most stupid thing I've done. I think this was: Don't forget to disarm your Nova turret before you approach a Pirate Base to do some trading...

No, wait, I think this is the most stupid thing I've done to date: Don't enter the same sector as a TS set up to collect ore/silicon... especially if you forgot to install decent shields on that TS. My Mercury was doing fine (in Ore Belt) for quite a while before I let it enter my scanner range. This happened *twice*. The first time it didn't have any shields at all... talk about hull eating roids :oops:

Sorry if any of these stories have been told before in this thread, but it's five A.M. here and I must go to work soon...

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Post by swoopinghawk » Fri, 31. Mar 06, 05:36

In the early hours of the morning with a low hanging head and eyes on auto pillock it doesn't matter how many times you com the ore mine, or how many times you try to auto dock, or even how many times you press docking comp that station is never going to allow your Elephant to dock with it. Getting into your Mamba R however will make a surprising difference :oops:

I was cursing that station for about 5 minutes, its mine why wont you b*****ds let me dock etc.

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Post by tazlik2fly » Fri, 31. Mar 06, 05:48

thinking a mamoth makes a damn good m1 to lead your fleet into battle
Mal: "And Kaylee, what the hell's goin' on in the engine room? Were there monkeys? Some terrifying space monkeys maybe got loose?"

Jayne: "You saved his gorram life, he still takes the cargo. Hwoon dahn."
Mal: "He had to.... Couldn't let us profit. Wouldn't be civilized."

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Post by Bugzor » Fri, 31. Mar 06, 05:58

Making your Dragon jump into the secotr right after you jumped into it in your Elephant... dumbass Dragon came in straight into the back of the Elephant and continued to ram until it killed itself. 3 hours of RL play wasted :/

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Post by ajsarge » Fri, 31. Mar 06, 07:02

X2, but...Don't try to jump through a gate directly after a titan has gone through. Ended up INSIDE the thing. problem is, I didn't have a docking comp. and I couldn't make it turn around so I could go through the gate again. I blew up quite promptly after that.

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Post by Hazara » Fri, 31. Mar 06, 09:23

My 2 main tips (I'm sure I'll come up with more later)

1. Unless you're in combat or about to enter combat, never have missiles loaded. My 1 year old has figured out what key makes his daddy make lots of exciting noises and throw his keyboard around like a monkey.

2. When you're so drunk and recon you've had a great night, achieving lots:
2a: Don't overwrite your primary savegames.
2b: Write yourself a note about what you were doing.
Conroe 6400 2.13 @ 2.85, 2 x 512 6400 Dual Channel @ 812Mhz (1624 fsb)
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Now I'm Laughing...Maniacally.

DAMN IT, I PUSHED YOU OUT THAT AIRLOCK 30 YEARS AGO.. WHY ARE YOU HAUNTING ME SUZIE!

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Post by Black Gryphon » Fri, 31. Mar 06, 13:16

Don't forget to close your cargo bay before engaging the new set of pirates.

Don't zig infront of the hammerhead you just fired... :D

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Post by Texas » Fri, 31. Mar 06, 14:41

Never get into yourspace suit without looking around.

I did this and I knew there were no enemys around. Headed for an unclaimed ship in the middle of Home of light, [My ship was about 500m away,] I got half way there before an Argon Destroyer, whilst doing pinpoint manouvers between the ships, decided I'd look good as a new paint job.

Since then I always get within 100m before ejecting or visually confirm NO ships are within 4km!
Professionals are predictable.
It's the amateurs that are dangerous!

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Post by Infinitesima » Fri, 31. Mar 06, 15:31

Don't get too close to the ship you're about to cap. I got about 10m away and the ejector seat promptly splattered me across it's hull.

Never try to shoot down an incoming Hammerhead missile with your M3. It's blast radius is biggert than your weapons range.....

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Post by fud » Fri, 31. Mar 06, 16:09

Bugzor wrote:Making your Dragon jump into the secotr right after you jumped into it in your Elephant... dumbass Dragon came in straight into the back of the Elephant and continued to ram until it killed itself. 3 hours of RL play wasted :/


"playing for 3 hours without saving" :P

Sorry mate, couldn't resist.
Hazara wrote:
2. When you're so drunk and recon you've had a great night, achieving lots:
2a: Don't overwrite your primary savegames.
2b: Write yourself a note about what you were doing.
Been there, done that.

2c: Don't get home at 3:30am after a night on the piss, and fire the game up. Trying to hit the docking bay of an argon trading station in a harrier at 480m/s is fairly futile. Which takes me to:

2d: Don't try to dock your Elephant in a trading station.

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Post by Firesky1 » Fri, 31. Mar 06, 17:14

Not that I ever did this! :oops:
Set up your merc's to Best buy, Best Sell Ware's at your Factory. then notice an hour later your factory is still flashing. and your merc's are 15 sector's away...someone didn't change the default 15 jump's to 2 or 3.
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Post by apogee » Fri, 31. Mar 06, 17:34

If you ever get the following thought whilst playing

"I wonder what would happen if........"

Just remember to save beforehand!

Also, dont, when very very tired, confuse the boost button with the all stop button.

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