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Discussion in 'EU Community' started by Jedi-Knight-Corran, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Anedon

    Anedon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Great to see you back @Rebecca_Daniels :)

    So for those who have played Squadrons, is it really that in MP there are only 5 players per team meaning only 10 Star Fighters flying between several large and medium sized ships? Feels kind of a bit strange to me, or are there bots to add at least a little bit more numbers to either side?
     
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  2. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    "Almost funny", @Rebecca_Daniels? Gosh, I'm overwhelmed. What do I have to do to get a laugh out of you? Harrumph. [face_not_talking]

    But seriously, not alone is great. :)
     
  3. Vehn

    Vehn Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    @Anedon that is my understanding haven’t busted into MP yet. 5 on 5 human action and bots flesh out the rest of the battle. The fleet battles that I did in SP were pretty cool.
     
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  4. SnubJockey

    SnubJockey Jedi Master star 1

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    10 living players total with some AI fighters on each side. The battles progress thusly:
    Phase 1: Fighters vs corvettes. Side with more morale advances to hit the Frigates.
    Phase 2: If the frigates are destroyed, victorious side moves on to Flagship
    Phase 3: Knock down Flagship and disable subsystems to make your job easier.

    At any stage it is possible for the defenders to reverse the match and come back if they shoot down sufficient fighters and corvettes.

    There's also dogfight mode which is just 5v5.

    Honestly? It's comfy. I'm liking the A-Wing and Y-Wing more than I thought, and I've got a NASTY X-Wing configuration.
     
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  5. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Aussie Queen star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Son said playing as a Rebel was great, playing as an Imp grated on his morals and soul!!! Destroy the convoy full of civilian survivors of Alderaan. He said 'civilians?' and almost whimpered (part of me was so proud I'd raised him right!) and cringed knowing if he didn't he'd not complete the mission and not progress. The 'bridge of that ship' mission really caused him constellation, those of you who have gotten that far will know who was on that bridge! :eek: Having said all that, he's loving it.
     
  6. Bardan_Jusik

    Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of EUC/SWC star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    For some reason I can see @Sarge flying this. Does give me added appreciation for what goes into flying an aircraft safely though.

     
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  7. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Lysander pilots were the gutsiest. During WW2 they'd fly across the Channel at night and land in open fields in occupied France, dropping off agents and supplies for the French resistance, and flying out with rescued Allied aircrews and returning spies. And hope against hope they wouldn't get caught on the ground by the Gestapo.
     
  8. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  9. Bardan_Jusik

    Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of EUC/SWC star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Trying to start a new trend for the RPF, voting to kill off characters. :p
     
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  10. Vehn

    Vehn Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  11. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've spent way too much time trying to figure out if any of the names are anagrams for TRAITOR or BETRAYAL.
     
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  12. Bardan_Jusik

    Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of EUC/SWC star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    That...would have been a really good idea. Wish I had thought of it. :p
     
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  13. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Aussie Queen star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Wait...........was that a hint?? :eek:
     
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  14. Bardan_Jusik

    Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of EUC/SWC star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  15. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    "Barve-holes." I'm not sure exactly what that means, but it sounds highly uncomplimentary to me.
     
  16. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Aussie Queen star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Where or what is a barve? I'm almost afraid to ask!
     
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  17. Bardan_Jusik

    Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of EUC/SWC star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Not sure what it means, but it sure is catchy! :p
     
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  18. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    IIRC, there was an EU novel about bounty hunters who used the term son-of-a-barve. I hope that clears things up.
     
  19. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Even if you don't know what a barve is, the point certainly comes across! [face_laugh]
     
  20. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - Aussie Queen star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh for sure, Kayn's verbal attacks are as scary as his ship attacks!
     
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  21. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Loved this line! [face_laugh]
     
  22. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Highly recommended reading, especially for the Y-wing drivers:

    The Warbirds by Richard Herman Jr
    A novel about fighter pilots flying F-4 Phantoms in a fictional mid-east conflict, written by an F-4 pilot who knows how to write. Published in 1990, I imagine the war would look rather different if it had been written after Desert Storm in '91. Characters seemed stereotypical at first, but grew deeper and more interesting as the story progressed. The author obviously knew a lot of people like his characters; so did I, and they ring true. There are a couple of sub-plots involving C-130's which totally nail the atmosphere and life of a Herk crew (I believe the author piloted the 130 as well as the Phantom, two of the ugliest airplanes in the USAF). There are also some guest appearances by F-15's, Mirage 2000's, and lots of MiG-23's. This one gets an enthusiastic Sarge's Stamp Of Authenticity.
     
  23. Vehn

    Vehn Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Y-Wings and F-4s. I'm down. The comparisons are eerily similar.
     
  24. Bardan_Jusik

    Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of EUC/SWC star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Read that way back when it came out and it was one of my favorites that I re read several times. There are numerous sequel books as well that carry the story forward, featuring Mudhens (F-15E Strike Eagles) and then eventually even Warthogs (A-10 Thunderbolts). The second book in the series came out during Desert Shield/Storm, or shortly thereafter, as I recall and was thus very jarring to read at the time. Overall a really good series that surely influenced my own feelings towards flying and the military and yes, even the Black Sheep game.
     
  25. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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