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 Post subject: First kills
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:11 pm 
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I must say I am a bit frustrated at getting the first kills. I probably killed 10 ships by now, but of course, I too died in the process. After at least one kill I constantly mass-lock into other bubbles of bad guys, and since then my ship is in pretty bad shape, I won't last much longer.

How did you achieve the first kills AND got to dock and save?

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 Post subject: Re: First kills
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:28 pm 
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When your ship is in bad shape, leave the main space lane where most of the traffic is, and cruise in parallel to the safety of the station. Unless you have deep space pirates installed, of course :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: First kills
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:55 pm 
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I'll never forget the first time I made a kill and made it all the way to the station. That was the first time I ever crashed into a station!

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 Post subject: Re: First kills
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:00 pm 
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Got my first 5 in Rilace (Galaxy 1), a communist system... last one rammed me and blew up. Then some allies came along and saved what was left of my shiny bottom. Warped out to deep space quite a while, then aligned with the station, and docked in safety :)

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 Post subject: Re: First kills
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:39 pm 
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Yeay, good job!


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 Post subject: Re: First kills
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:22 pm 
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Be warned, you'll find you get a taste for it! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: First kills
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:29 am 
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I'll never forget the first time I made a kill and made it all the way to the station. That was the first time I ever crashed into a station!
This was exactly me last night. Victorious!!! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: First kills
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:05 pm 
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I'll never forget the first time I made a kill and made it all the way to the station. That was the first time I ever crashed into a station!
This was exactly me last night. Victorious!!! :lol:
You also crashed into a station? :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: First kills
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:45 am 
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yeah man! Crashing all over the place!!! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: First kills
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<smivs chuckles>

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 Post subject: Re: First kills
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:15 pm 
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My commander has changed tactics. He no longer relishes destroying hostiles preferring rather to discourage them. This has been a boon for his courier trade.

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 Post subject: Re: First kills
PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:35 pm 
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<nods sagely> I especially enjoy discouraging Ferdies!

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 Post subject: Re: First kills
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:45 am 
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I'll never forget the first time I made a kill and made it all the way to the station. That was the first time I ever crashed into a station!
What do you mean first time you crashed into the station?
Wow, I was killed heaps of times before I even saw the next station. Never mind the times it took to actually dock!

First time with a kill; Took two kills with my pulse laser, first and second kill on the same journey. That was 40mins or there about. Then getting into the station and lining up. 3 aborted attempts. Sweaty finger stuff. Then the docking. What a relief, hardly a scratch. Used to make a horrible screeching noise when you were too close to the station walls. Or.. "Press Space".

I had less stressful exams when applying to the RAF for a position. Though that was before playing Elite and years before Oolite.

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 Post subject: Re: First kills
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 3:51 pm 
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Used to make a horrible screeching noise when you were too close to the station walls.
Ooof I remember that horrible screeching noise so well... the sound of rapidly draining shields.

KGGG (please make it) GGG (please make it) GGGG (please make it) KGGGIKGGEW (damn!)


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 Post subject: Re: First kills
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:02 am 
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"Ooof I remember that horrible screeching noise so well... the sound of rapidly draining shields.

KGGG (please make it) GGG (please make it) GGGG (please make it) KGGGIKGGEW (damn!)"

:lol: Ye that's the one, though I always thought of it as the actual hull tearing against a harder blackboard type material.

Also a really good reason to learn to dock at higher speed. No screech, just a quick BOOM, Press Space, try, try.. Try again.

Must admit, getting the first kill as a double was more luck than skill and the docking in the early days was far more stressful than the combat. I mean you managed to get all that way and to lose it in the last 3 seconds!! Huge OUCH.

For you youngsters that didn't play the original Elite. A single jump could take 20mins+ easy. And then to have;
"KGGG (please make it) GGG (please make it) GGGG (please make it) KGGGIKGGEW (damn!)"

The number of time that ended with WHOSH..YEH! wipe the forehead. Wasn't as often as I'd wished.

:lol: :lol: Ooliters! Never know how easy it is.

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