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PostPosted: Fri, 6. Apr 12, 18:48    Post subject: X3 AP [Hint] How to capture that Xenon L Reply with quote Print

So, I just finished the main storyline of X3 Albion Prelude, and I want to share a piece of info I think is important.
Maybe it was said before, but I myself couldn't find it when I was looking for tips on how to get a Xenon L to bail, so I think it's worth sharing.

Basically it's the following :
DO NOT wander in xenon-invaded sectors, fighting off Xenon squads, hoping to get an invader Xenon L to bail.

Instead, do defense or patrol missions in sectors near xenon sectors, and when you have to fight a L in those missions, there is a greater chance it will.

Also, of course, Ion Disruptors help, but this is well known already.

I spent hours fighting random Xenon forces and getting nowhere. Then I started doing fight missions, and I got 2 Ls in less than half an hour.
So yeah, "war" Xenons seem to be a lot braver than "mission" Xenons.

Hope it helps someone.

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PostPosted: Fri, 6. Apr 12, 18:56    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Black Hole Sun (or another sector where Xenons invade and where missions to fight them are offered, use sats to monitor them), Mamba Raider with 8x PBE up front and some smaller missiles... Grill them from all sides and when they won't bail, just finish off with a missile (like dragonfly or hurricane) and move on to another target.


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PostPosted: Fri, 6. Apr 12, 19:09    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I think the bail rates for mission-generated Xenon is definitely higher, HOWEVER, they most certainly do bail from the random invading patrols. I have collected 5 L's from those patrols so far and quite a few more M's (they seem to bail much more often). They have even occasionally remained with shielding after bailing, which is pretty rare.

These days I try to grab any P's or PX's in those invasions too. Don't have enough trained marines for a Q just yet... but their time will come.

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PostPosted: Sat, 7. Apr 12, 00:39    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Bailing from Ion Disruptors was nerfed years ago.
Hit 'em with anything other than that.


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