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    557 KB Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)23:28 No.14698665  
    Hey, /tg/.

    I've always loved capital ships and the sort of protagonist role a lot of them play in science fiction.

    Especially the names. My favorite naming scheme is one I've seen in Andromeda and to a lesser degree in the Halo series.

    Balance of Judgement
    Wrath of Achilles
    Pillar of Autumn (not a capital ship, but you get the idea)

    The names don't even necessarily have to make sense, I just find it pretty awesome all the same.

    Does /tg/ have any fun encounters with capital ships, destroyers or otherwise?

    Pictured is the Kol Destroyer, pride and glory of the TEC fleet.
    >> Braith117 04/23/11(Sat)23:30 No.14698703
    Saw a Rouge Trader group at the LGS and they'd named their ship "Initiate Self Destruct Sequence."

    I love it when you let smartasses name ships.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)23:32 No.14698711
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    >Pride of TEC

    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)23:34 No.14698745
    "She's one of ours, sir!"
    >> The Pole 04/23/11(Sat)23:35 No.14698766
    In Battletech weve got a new Mercenary company called "fucking nothing"

    " so what forces defend this planet? Fucking nothing.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)23:36 No.14698783
    retribution class battleship here, TEC are faggots.
    >> 008 04/23/11(Sat)23:42 No.14698842
    So far we've seen
    The Hate Machine
    White Flag
    and the SS Concept Failure
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    >Pillar of Autumn (not a capital ship)
    >not a capital ship



    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)23:44 No.14698880
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    The Homeworld 2 mode Point Defense Systems have great capital ships.

    They added lots of weapons and increased fighter squadron sizes.

    Pictured, the Cosmic Dragon
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)23:45 No.14698906
    I always call my flagship The Eadne Cloud
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)23:47 No.14698932
    Best capital ship name ever?

    SERVICE UNAVAILABLE. Bow before the mighty SU.

    Fucking SUs. Fucking Scarabs. Fucking power claws.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)23:48 No.14698953

    The Autumn was a Halcyon Cruiser, not a capital ship. Though after her refit and significance in the Convenant war, she probably would've been an honorary capital ship if she'd survived.

    I loved that boat. :(
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)23:48 No.14698956
    OP: Both Andromeda and Halo draw their ship naming scheme from the culture books.

    It's My Party And I'll Sing If I Want To.
    >Experiencing A Significant Gravitas Shortfall.
    >Grey Area.
    >Fate Amenable To Change.
    >Shoot Them Later
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)23:51 No.14699011

    Cruisers are capital ships.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)23:56 No.14699082

    The UNSC has carriers, which, if drawing a parallel to most modern navies, would be their capital ships.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)23:58 No.14699123

    God shit fuck DAMN. "Capital ship" does not denote just "the biggest" ship. It denotes big, blue-water warships. "Big" generally means "not a destroyer." I.E. ships-of-the-line.

    Cruisers DEFINITELY qualify.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)00:17 No.14699320
    Only the big cruisers, i.e. the battlecruisers or heavy cruisers. Otherwise, they're just slightly bigger then destroyer destroyers.

    I mean, have you seen ticonderoga class cruisers? They're practically destroyers.
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    Especially compared to the major ships, like the Iowa class battle... oh, wait, THOSE ARE NO LONGER IN SERVICE.

    Modern navies fight with electronic warfare and missile spam. A ship that fills the "cruiser" role doesn't need to be the size of a WWII cruiser to qualify. Ship classifications have never been perfectly static, but the name generally classifies 1. what it's mission is and 2. what kind of firepower it can sling. You may as well say the USS Constitution was a littoral combat ship because they called it a frigate. Frigate in 1775 =! frigate in 2010.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)00:35 No.14699537
    Capital ships is a term used during the heydays of battleships and denotes ships of the largest class designed to slug it out with the enemy's biggest ships. So to get in this class you generally have to have 14" batteries or bigger and either be armored heavy enough to have immunity zone against your own gun or can make 24 knots+ (which would make you a fast battleship or battlecruiser depending on the armour). Ships are grouped as capital ships to simplify strategic planning without getting bogged down into the details of gun/armour/speed of each ship.

    You can't really apply the term to modern day cruisers because they are different to both cruisers of the old and battleships. If anything the closest you have to capital ships these days are aircraft carriers.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 04/24/11(Sun)00:39 No.14699582
    I played Sins once, and named each of my ships after someone interesting
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)00:41 No.14699610
    >ships of the largest class designed to slug it out with the enemy's biggest ships.

    In other words, anything that could stand in a battle line.

    >So to get in this class you generally have to have 14" batteries or bigger

    Come the fuck on, plenty of battle-cruisers didn't have 14 inch guns. I'd put the "serious ship" limit at 8'' guns.

    Of course, not everything with 8'' guns is armored well enough to be a true capital ship... the British light cruisers might not qualify as true capital ships. They were more like super badass destroyers in capabilities and mission.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)00:41 No.14699616
    Small time. The Ernest Borgnine was feared throughout the galaxy.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 04/24/11(Sun)00:43 No.14699650
    Playing SInce Trinity one time, I got a Kol to level ten and quite literally MAXED OUT my tech tree. Completely.

    Nothing, NOTHING, could stand before the raw killy shooty bangbang of the UNC RANDY SAVAGE
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)00:44 No.14699668
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    Cruisers are the lightest capitol ships. Ticonderoga were to be guided missile destroyers, but were bumped to cruisers because of their ability to operate independent and act as major warships. (And the Aegis system).

    Capitol ships were typically deployed independently and considered to be fit to at least survive in a field with the heaviest warships. Battle cruisers and heavy cruisers were intended to, in a pinch, fight battleships on more or less equal terms, but a cruiser was intended to be able to survive contact with hostile battleships as part of a group.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)00:45 No.14699683
    Fuck, now I need to redownload this game.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 04/24/11(Sun)00:46 No.14699698
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    My job here is done.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)00:47 No.14699706
    Thunder Child
    Best battle ship name ever
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)00:48 No.14699721

    The Norman Borlaug could be no other than an Akkan Battlecruiser!

    Biodome-an! Colonizan!
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 04/24/11(Sun)00:49 No.14699738
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    You mean I'm not the last person on earth who knows who he was?

    Wow. I'm stunned.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)00:50 No.14699749
    >Come the fuck on, plenty of battle-cruisers didn't have 14 inch guns. I'd put the "serious ship" limit at 8'' guns.

    There are only two battlecruiser class that doesn't have 14" or bigger gun, one is Scharnhorst class, and that's because Hitler specifically had the navy pick 11" guns to not piss off the British while making the turret ring big enough to up gun to 15" Bismarck gun when possible.

    The other is Dunkerque class, which is a fast battleship with 13" guns in all guns forward layout with balls to the wall speed (31 knots) and very heavy armour for its displacement.

    Funny enough the American built the Alaska class large cruiser with 12" guns, and because the USN have so many capital ships already they don't even classify it as a battlecruiser. Instead it gets a special destination called "large cruiser".

    >Of course, not everything with 8'' guns is armored well enough to be a true capital ship... the British light cruisers might not qualify as true capital ships. They were more like super badass destroyers in capabilities and mission.

    No cruiser have any real armour against battleship guns, that's why they are cruisers. Any hit by 14" shell on any cruiser will be a penetration no questions asked. Cruisers are only armoured against 8" guns (even the Alaska, despite it having 12" guns itself)
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)00:55 No.14699807
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    Post more capital ships!
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)00:58 No.14699841
    Culture was here. Best ship names of all time. OF ALL TIME.

    Lapsed Pacifist
    Frank Exchange of Views
    But What Are The Civilian Applications?
    Look What You Made Me Do
    Experience A Significant Gravitas Shortfall
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:00 No.14699859
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    Sword of the Star's 2. Hopefully they will have less randomness in the tech tree and more hilarious AI rebellions suddenly fucking over half of the players in a game, forcing them into a desperate alliance to fight the machines.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:01 No.14699867


    # Consider Phlebas

    * Nervous Energy (GCU)
    * Prosthetic Conscience (GCU)
    * The Ends Of Invention (ex-Culture GSV)
    * Eschatologist (GSV; temporary name)
    * Irregular Apocalyse (GSV)
    * No More Mr Nice Guy (GSV)
    * Determinist (GSV)
    * Bora Horza Gobuchul (GSV)
    * Profit Margin (LSV)
    * Trade Surplus (ROU)
    * Revisionist (ROU)

    # The Player of Games

    * Screw Loose (Clipper)
    * Flexible Demeanour (GCU)
    * Just Read The Instructions (GCU)
    * Of Course I Still Love You (GCU)
    * Limiting Factor (GOU)
    * Cargo Cult (GSV)
    * Little Rascal (GSV)
    * So Much For Subtlety (GSV)
    * Unfortunate Conflict Of Evidence (GSV)
    * Youthful Indiscretion (GSV)
    * Gunboat Diplomat (LOU)
    * Zealot (dROU)
    * Kiss My Ass (Superlifter)
    * Prime Mover (Superlifter)

    # Use of Weapons

    * Just Testing (GCU?)
    * Xenophobe (dROU)
    * Very Little Gravitas Indeed (GCU)
    * What Are The Civilian Applications? (GSV)
    * Congenital Optimist (GSV)
    * Size Isn't Everything (GSV)
    * Sweet and Full of Grace (GCU)
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:04 No.14699892
    MFW 3 human players get fucked by AI rebellion and nobody gets access to AI Virus or Slaves.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:05 No.14699895

    My favourites:
    Just Another Victim Of The Ambient Morality
    Ethics Gradient
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:09 No.14699930

    The State of the Art

    * Bad for Business (GSV)
    * Arbitrary (GCU)
    * Cantankerous (GCU)
    * Only Slightly Bent (GCU)
    * I Thought He Was With You (GCU)
    * Space Monster (GCU)
    * A Series Of Unlikely Explanations (GCU)
    * Big Sexy Beast (GCU)
    * Never Talk To Strangers (GCU)
    * Funny, It Worked Last Time... (GCU)
    * Boo! (GCU)
    * Ultimate Ship The Second (GCU)
    * It'll Be Over By Christmas (GCU)
    * A Ship With A View
    * Ablation
    * Arrested Development
    * Credibility Problem
    * Dramatic Exit
    * Excuses And Accusations
    * God Told Me To Do It
    * Halation Effect
    * Happy Idiot Talk
    * Helpless In The Face Of Your Beauty
    * Heresiarch
    * Just Another Victim Of The Ambient Morality
    * Minority Report
    * Not Wanted On Voyage
    * Perfidy
    * Sacrificial Victim
    * Stranger Here Myself
    * Synchronize Your Dogmas
    * Thank you And Goodnight
    * The Precise Nature Of The Catastrope
    * Unwitting Accomplice
    * Undesirable Alien
    * Well I Was In The Neighbourhood
    * You Would If You Really Loved Me
    * You'll Thank Me Later
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:09 No.14699937

    Look to Windward

    * Winter Storm (Chelgrian)
    * Piety (Chelgrian temple ship)
    * Nuisance Value (ROU)
    * Vulgarian (Superlifter)
    * Sanctioned Parts List (GSV)
    * Resistance Is Character-Forming (VFP)
    * From the conversation:
    o All Through With This Niceness And Negotiation Stuff (OU)
    o Someone Else's Problem
    o Lacking That Small Match Temperament
    o Poke It With A Stick (GCU)
    o I Said, I've Got A Big Stick (OU; you have to say the name quietly)
    o Hand Me The Gun And Ask Me Again
    o But Who's Counting?
    o Germane Riposte
    o We Haven't Met But You're A Great Fan Of Mine
    o All The Same, I Saw It First
    o Ravished By The Sheer Implausibility Of That Last Statement
    o Zero Credibility
    o Charming But Irrational
    o Demented But Determined
    o You May Not Be The Coolest Person Here
    o Lucid Nonsense
    o Awkward Customer
    o Thorough But ... Unreliable
    o Advanced Case Of Chronic Patheticism
    o Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory
    o Conventional Wisdom
    o In One Ear
    o Fine Till You Came Along
    o I Blame The Parents
    o Inappropriate Response
    o A Momentary Lapse Of Sanity
    o Lapsed Pacifist
    o Reformed Nice Guy
    o Pride Comes Before A Fall
    o Injury Time
    o Now Look What You've Made Me Do
    o Kiss This Then
    * Grey Area/Meatfucker
    * Soulhaven (Chelgrian temple ship)
    * Lasting Damage (GSV)
    * Lasting Damage I (GSV)
    * Lasting Damage II (GSV)
    * Experiencing A Significant Gravitas Shortfall (GSV)
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:14 No.14699983
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    Never forget.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:17 No.14700015

    After reading this list you will have gathered that Culture ships tend to name themselves whatever the hell they like. However, you may be puzzled by the recurring appearance of the word "gravitas" in there. We've got the GCU Very Little Gravitas Indeed from Use of Weapons, the GSV Zero Gravitas in Excession, and the GSV Experiencing A Significant Gravitas Shortfall from Look To Windward.

    Spotting this trend, a number of people questioned Iain M. Banks, the author of the Culture novels. He responded saying that it is basically a running gag within the Culture itself. One of the Involved civilisations (i.e. different civs which have an involvement with the Culture) found it a little surprising that ships with such awesome power and intelligence would be given names like I Blame Your Mother and Space Monster. Perhaps it would be more appropriate to choose names with a little more gravitas?

    Supposedly one of the Culture ship manufacturies immediately responded to this by beginning to name all their newly-created ships No Gravitas Here, Dwindling Gravitas, Absolutely No You-Know-What and the like, and continued to do so for quite some time.

    Banks claims to have a growing list of about 20 "gravitas" ship names at home, but no way to use them up until his next Culture novel.

    Hope someone enjoyed, now go read the culture novels. I didn't write all ^ that btw. http://qntm.org/culture
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:19 No.14700035
    man I loved the ships in the beginning of that game, I was a little irked when all the ships became your standard sci-fi affair later in. There are not enough hard sci-fi ships in video games.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:20 No.14700054
    What about the Litanty of Litanys Litany and Maximum Fuck for the greatest ship names of all time?
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    >Modern navies fight with electronic warfare and missile spam

    Fuckin' Caldari

    also, Nostalgia for Infinity from Revelation Space
    >> Captain Baha 04/24/11(Sun)01:21 No.14700065
    It's One Of Ours, Sir!
    Seriously, if ANYBODY put that name for a ship in a sci-fi story, I'd buy it. If only because anything involving a name like that would be awesome.

    For my more serious considerations?
    Brigand's Bounty
    The Piercer Of The Dark
    The Deal-Breaker
    Sol's Sovereign
    Victory And Truth
    Star Wanderer
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    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:30 No.14700162
    US uses carriers. Only second-class navies use missile spam.
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    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:34 No.14700201
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    WOOOO Galente
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:37 No.14700227
    i always had a blast build capital ships in Gal Civ 2

    could make some beastly fucks if you had an imagination
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:39 No.14700241

    Mhm, that reminds me of another two names I enjoy.

    Truth and Reconsiliation from Halo and Litany of Fury from WH40k.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:40 No.14700254
    This is probably the nerdiest thing I've ever said, but I'm particularly proud of the name I came up with for the capital ship of a story I'm writing, the Destiny's Advent.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:43 No.14700275

    That is a pretty nice name.

    On a side note, in the WH40k universe, do smaller vessels like Valkyries usually have names? I wouldn't imagine so since they're just transport vessels, but I've never really heard it one way or the other.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:50 No.14700331
    You could always just pick random names out of your favorite mythology
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:51 No.14700344
    The crew probably have a name for it, but on official navy logs they're probably known only as the "BF Scarus NF3694-032" and the like.

    But like everything with 40k fluff, it varies by the writer, which in-universe means it varies by the system and sector.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:52 No.14700353
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    Lucifer here your all fucking dead!
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:53 No.14700357
    Naming things after mythology is completely overdone; these days it's pretty much reserved for shitty fanfiction or things that actually reference the myth in question.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:55 No.14700373

    Heh. And I don't imagine the crew comes up with very flattering names, either; unless maybe the ship has carried them from the gates of hell on more than one occassion.

    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)01:56 No.14700383
    I tend to name my Kol Destroyer
    Because... well... because of the gauss weapons, and I always go with that neon green army colour.
    And I usually have it surrounded by a bunch of Hoshikos like a swarm of scarabs.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!J5+vjygjQuK 04/24/11(Sun)01:59 No.14700413
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    I built one of the homies a fleet for his upcoming Black Crusade game.

    It consists of:

    Stun Gun, a Meritech Raider with a pair of disruptor macrobatteries
    And We're Just The Escorts, a Falchion Frigate torpedo boat
    Clown Car, the Defiant Light Cruiser built for nothing but boarding actions
    Super Dimension Fortress, the Tyrant Cruiser built around the Voidsunder Lance

    They're excellent ships, have BS and ratings higher than most players thanks to the way he asked me to build them. I found naming them hilarious.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)02:01 No.14700428

    >Tyrant Cruiser built around the Voidsunder Lance

    This gun...needs to fly.
    >> Faiz, etc. etc. !!S6VZ1mbsIGr 04/24/11(Sun)02:01 No.14700430

    ...Who the fuck let Mr. Karate have a space fleet.

    What, did Akuma get one too? That's the only reason I can think of to allow this.
    >> Braith117 04/24/11(Sun)02:03 No.14700445
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    Damn supercapitals. Not allowed in wormhole space, so I never actually run into them. I should be thankful of that though since those are pretty nasty and rarely deployed without a nice sized support fleet.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)02:07 No.14700489
    You mean we strap the gun to a ship?
    No. We strap a ship to the gun. The ship is an accessory.

    And everyone's mind was blown.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!J5+vjygjQuK 04/24/11(Sun)02:07 No.14700495

    The Macross Cannon hits under a 75, I believe, provided you use the appropriate orders. Stun Gun actually hits under an 80. Clown Car makes boarding torpedo hits at a 75 and command tests at an 80. And We're Just the Escorts makes torpedo tests and regular hits at a 75, I believe.

    Fine ships.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)02:08 No.14700506
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    Vasari here.
    TEC and Advent can suck it.

    Pic related; pride of the Exodus Fleet: The Kortul Devastor Tulkorsari - or in your primitive tongue, the Killfuck Soulshitter.
    >> Bitter Old Man !6oSAFJXTuw 04/24/11(Sun)02:10 No.14700533

    Done it, did it, waiting on the publisher.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)02:10 No.14700535
    "Pillar of Autumn" doesn't really make any sense as a phrase. What would a pillar of autumn do? Hold it up?
    >> Braith117 04/24/11(Sun)02:11 No.14700541
    Isn't that the general idea behind most dreadnoughts though? They do that in Mass Effect, Star Trek(a mirror universe dreadnought made from a Galaxy Class), and a few others.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)02:13 No.14700563
    You make poets cry.

    Not that I'm praising Halo's writing staff that highly, but they admit to taking their cues from Iain Banks. It's a evocative title, if nothing else, like a well-chosen Exalted name or Abyssal title.

    Abyssal titles thread, anyone?
    >> Bitter Old Man !6oSAFJXTuw 04/24/11(Sun)02:14 No.14700566
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    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)02:14 No.14700577
    Fuck yeah, the Thunder Child.

    Martians fucking up your shit? Shooting heat rays and generally one-shotting all attempts to repel them?

    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)02:20 No.14700640
    Well, in GalCiv, I often make my largest most powerful ship class the "Compensator".
    And then I make as many Compensator-class ships as I possibly can.
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    Shivans here. Our Sathanas class Juggernauts are prepared to fuck all your shit.
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!J5+vjygjQuK 04/24/11(Sun)02:23 No.14700662
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    >Abyssal titles thread, anyone?

    Why Is My Name Longer Than God
    My Life Was Hell In Kindergarten
    Mommy Didn't Love Me or She Would Have Named Me One Syllable
    Batman Bin Superman, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Learn My Own Name
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)02:24 No.14700676
    I agree with you OP. Also, Forward Unto Dawn. I get shivers every time I hear that name.

    The Shadow of Intent gets an honorable mention.
    >> Bitter Old Man !6oSAFJXTuw 04/24/11(Sun)02:25 No.14700682
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    I'm still partial to the SCS Launch All Escape Pods
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)02:27 No.14700705
    >Mommy Didn't Love Me or She Would Have Named Me One Syllable
    Abyssals pick their own names.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)02:59 No.14700970

    I remember that I once had an abyssal with a 347 word name/title.

    Formal duels for a lot of things required a full recitation of your title before begining.

    This became the only reason for his dishonorable tactics: he hated standing there listening to someone blathering on about some sort of emo crap for 20 minutes.

    He was actually a pretty cheerful person on the whole, other than the back-stabbing harbinger of doom thing.
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    I tended to name my battleships in Eve either "Dulce et Decorum Est," or "Ultima Ratio Regum."
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)03:09 No.14701049
    I really like "Furious Purpose".
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)03:14 No.14701098
    I like "Furious Porpoise" better.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)03:18 No.14701126

    ooo. The english translation of Ultima Ratio Regum would be a pretty nice name for a ship.

    The Last Argument of Kings

    Albeit a bit lengthy.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)03:34 No.14701291
    >implying the Caldari State has a second-rate navy, you filthy Minmatar scum.
    >> thinatrez 04/24/11(Sun)04:02 No.14701572
    I remember someone posting a link to a seventh sanctum name generator for ships. I had Symphony... something. I was no longer a captain, I was a Conductor.

    And someone got Action Panda, shit was awesome.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)04:20 No.14701711
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    Actually, no, missiles are better than aircraft.

    Also real men operate submarines. Submarines fucking everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)04:28 No.14701784
    Halo had some great Ship Names, always sounded like they had a story behind them

    Truth and Reconciliation
    Litany of Fury

    I loved the Halo Ship Names.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)04:30 No.14701806
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    >litany of fury
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)04:36 No.14701849
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    >>"Hail humans, and take heed. This is the carrier Shadow of Intent. Clear this sector, while we deal with the Flood."
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)04:57 No.14702003
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    The Furnace of Wrath
    The Proof of Malevolence
    The Temporary Solution
    The Gift Horse
    The Celestial Dragon
    The Rampant Profligacy
    The Falling Hammer
    The Hairy Unwelcome Balls
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)05:08 No.14702058
    A Vague Sense Of Disquiet
    Did You See Which Way He Went
    Its Easy To Criticize

    If nothing else, I like Banks simply because his AI-controlled megaships name themselves such great things.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)05:08 No.14702063

    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)05:18 No.14702118
    Carrier battle groups are great for dick waving contests. Submarines are good for getting the job done.

    Naval vessels are either submarines, or targets.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)05:50 No.14702301
    The battlecruiser UNC John Bonham.

    Crew's personal nickname: 'The Beast'.

    The hangar decks house the veteran, indestructible Bonzo Squadron.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)09:46 No.14703581

    The Proof of Malevolence is pretty nice. I imagine it a dreadnought with a sister ship Proof of Benevolence. Probabily a cruiser.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)10:55 No.14704032
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    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 04/24/11(Sun)11:03 No.14704085
    Yeah, 16 carriers at level four could more or less grease any target, unless the target had an equivalent number of capitals. Or a very well-placed minefield.
    >> S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 04/24/11(Sun)11:07 No.14704117
    >Sins of Solar
    Favorite thing I love to do is generate the biggest map possible and build one Kol class and explore it like I'm captain of the Enterprise or something. Also
    >yfw you accidentally enter a pirate base
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)11:11 No.14704142
    if you've got enough distance or if you've spent your points right your 16 carriers can take 16 other caps just fine, all. the bombers will usually take out a cap on every other pass if not every
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)11:17 No.14704183
    I prefer the Homeworld: Cataclysm capital ship names.

    "Kuun-Lan, “Purifying Flame”, Fal-Corum, “Silent Wayfarer”, and Clee San, “Truth Seeker”..."
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 04/24/11(Sun)11:31 No.14704280
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    I love when that happens. So much free experience.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)11:32 No.14704286

    remember the time when they strapped a SIEGE CANNON on a mining vessel?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)11:34 No.14704297
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    Warbastard is always my flagship. Be it Galactic Civs 2 Hearts of Iron or anything else beside, Warbastard is there bringing the fight.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)11:38 No.14704330
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    Even when it's a giant space squid.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)11:42 No.14704365
    whore mcdickduster
    fagballs smith
    faquarl LaRattlebane
    candlesniffing fuckfest
    Fridge Largemeat
    Punt Speedchunk
    Butch Deadlift
    Bold Bigflank

    Splint Chesthair
    Flint Ironstag
    Bolt Vanderhuge
    Thick McRunfast
    Blast Hardcheese

    Buff Drinklots
    Trunk Slamchest
    Fist Rockbone
    Stump Beefgnaw
    Smash Lampjaw

    Punch Rockgroin
    Buck Plankchest
    Stump Chunkman
    Dirk Hardpeck
    Rip Steakface

    Slate Slabrock
    Crud Bonemeal
    Brick Hardmeat
    Rip Sidecheek
    Punch Sideiron

    Gristle McThornBody
    Slake Fistcrunch
    Buff Hardback
    Bob Johnson
    Blast Thickneck

    Crunch Buttsteak
    Slab Squatthrust
    Lump Beefrock
    Touch Rustrod
    Reef Blastbody

    Big McLargeHuge
    Smoke Manmuscle
    Beat Punchbeef
    Pack Blowfist
    Roll Fizzlebeef
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)11:43 No.14704378
    I think I will try using captcha to name my ships

    >powerful stlyeat

    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)11:45 No.14704388

    We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese!
    >> Belisaurius 04/24/11(Sun)11:53 No.14704449
    Post Dated Check Loan
    Serial Peacemaker
    Touch and Go

    I wonder who's going to get the reference.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)11:58 No.14704477

    Shit yeah Schlock Mercenary!
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)12:03 No.14704514
    The Lucifer and the Sathanas were great, but they just couldn't beat the good ol' Colossus.

    Skip to 5:20. So much beam spam.
    >> An0nymous !rzoIrjWXRs 04/24/11(Sun)12:05 No.14704536
    rolled 5655 = 5655

    Unrestrained Fury
    Hallowed Protector
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 04/24/11(Sun)12:26 No.14704710
    Ah, freespace 2. Best space battle sim of the 90's, no questions asked.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)12:27 No.14704715
    Has there been a better one in the 00's?
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 04/24/11(Sun)12:42 No.14704830
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)12:46 No.14704867
    My Paladin in EVE online is called "Lawful Good"


    I don't use my Paladin for combat though I usually go with a Hurricane called Occam's Razor or an Armageddon called the Void Hatred.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)12:56 No.14704929
    No. Space sims are still crap on consoles, so no "action" game maker is willing to try atm.

    Your best best is probably EVE, but even that suffers from excessive MMO design, eg grinding.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)12:58 No.14704941
    So much nostalgia.

    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)12:58 No.14704946
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    I do miss the advent of the strafe-drive in games since it, but Freespace 2 remains pretty much the king, especially since it had it's source code released for people to make free total conversions on like The Babylon Project.

    Stuck with X3: Terran Conflict these days for a good space game that isn't a strategy game.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 04/24/11(Sun)12:59 No.14704955
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)13:00 No.14704960
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    Long Night of Solace
    Forward Unto Dawn
    Say My Name
    The Heart of Midlothian
    Red Horse
    Mona Lisa
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)13:11 No.14705021
    Man, I gotta replay that. Even messed up the quote.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)13:29 No.14705186
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    Last time I played Sins, I got my ass whipped, brutally, by the AI. Was the good ol' TEC, fighting against dirty aliens. Was funding the pirate base to go slap their shit, and it seemed like that was working, although I never could see the results proper. Had a modest fleet, good income, was getting a second planet and researching away. I was all set for defense and preparing for steamrolling.


    That's alright, I can handle this shit, got a Kol and PLENTY of supporting missile boats & expendable other light ships to their three caps & fewer support vessels-


    Or in other words, my fleet proper gets its shit wrecked trying to defend two worlds because the AI doesn't seem at all interested in fighting or defending itself. I went on an offensive, and a fuckton of bombardment vessels warped straight past me. Return home, they just keep firing and then run off before I can do any damage. Then they somehow pull a jackassedly huge fleet out of nowhere and fuck up my shit, while continuing to be giant fucking cockmonglers by terror bombing my colony with no regards for their own safety.

    How I into Sins, /tg/? The pirates were growing with my funding and presumably raiding the shit out of the AI, my fleet was all set, yet the AI had a massive fleet despite the pirate harassment, bombed me to hell, didn't bother defending itself, was full on pants-on-head retarded, and yet STILL cut my fleet to ribbons while doing nothing but passively firing on me while it terror bombed. What do?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)13:49 No.14705434
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    Which version of Sins are you playing? Any Mods?

    In any case, here's what I do:
    Build an Akkan BC as first cap-ships, because colony frigates are worse than useless for anything other than capturing neutral resource points.

    Colonize the asteroid that is always next to the planet you begin with.
    Remember to build one of each research station on your homeworld.

    After capturing, asteroid, fill that it's logistic with Military labs (especially if it only has a two way phase lane between it and your capital).

    Continue expanding, and make sure you research health and armour upgrades (seriously, good armour means that your capships might be able to survive escaping to the end of a grav-well while under fire by a small fleet, and live).

    Once you are able to get starbases, research that shit, then build those fuckers all over the place when you have the economy to do so (if you are playing TEC and don't have a good economy, you are failing), even in places that don't have.

    Put Aux-government on all starbases that guard planets to force the AI to attack it. If they attack a fully upgraded starbase (armour and weapons), they are either slaugthered or take heavy losses, and in a worst case scenario might delay them for long enough for your fleet to arrive.

    That's the tactic I use all the time anyway, it's not a surefire way to win, but it helps.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)13:53 No.14705474
    Think all I've got is vanilla Sins at the moment, so no unassailable defenses for me. I'll have to rectify that.

    But, in a nutshell, I need to get the expansions to balance the game out, swap from the Kol to the Akkan as my first capital ship, and continue with my turtle-booming tactic? That's it?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)13:59 No.14705565
    I found turtling pretty useless in Vanilla, but yes use the Akkan as first cap-ship, the Kol is horrible as a first choice (a level 6+ Kol in combination with a level 6+ Dunov becomes a monster of enormous proportions though, because it can spam flak field and Gauss cannon like no other).

    Also, a pretty good idea is to build a trade station on almost every world you get, the amount of income you can get from trade can be insane.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:09 No.14705674
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    THAT much (trade center wise) I already knew. I thought the Akkan's colonization ability to be redundant or useless and instead opted for the heavy hitter that is the Kol, to smash the shit out of any early or midgame assaults until my economy could handle more capital ships.

    I was pretty sure this'd take a huge retooling of tactics, but instead all I need to avoid a clusterfuck of massive proportions is an expansion, a different capital ship choice, and maybe a different path for early research.



    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:13 No.14705710

    Amen, use the Akkan for your opening capital ship, and go capping new planets as soon as you eliminate the underdevelopment penalty for a planet.

    Oh, and goddamn pirates! I was playing trinity on a huge game against AI. Game ran for 10+ hours and the pirates were still alive. Their stats scale up the longer the game goes, so by that time my entire 2200 supply fleet had no chance against them in a straight up fight.

    Luckily TEC gets the Nova cannon, 2 shots at the pirate base and that ended their coordinated attacks. I still can't take that base though, 4 of their frigates can take down a starbase.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:16 No.14705745

    Early game, the TEC are by far the weakest race. Midgame, they're meh.

    Oh jesus tits did you let a TEC player get to the endgame? The end of their tech tree looks like death. If they put down the economy they had the ability to, and the techs they needed, they're simply going to make it rain ships. You will not be able to outproduce them. Just not gonna happen. And, then there's the nova cannon. It's funny if they have one, kind of a pain, you know you need to kill it. When they have six of them, and they're popping three planets every recharge? You know you're boned
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:18 No.14705774
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    >they still haven't played homeworld 2 complex mod

    You guys really should. It becomes a whole new game
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:19 No.14705792
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    >shield tankan
    >missile spaman
    >everybody being jellyan
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:20 No.14705798
    As a former member of the PDS dev team I thank you for the endorsement.

    That being said that mod got way too out of hand starting with version 7.1
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:20 No.14705812
    For some reason, hw2 runs like shit on my radeon. No idea why.

    I'd also like to know if there are any good mods for sots out there. The ones I found are either dead or still in production.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:22 No.14705828
    Didn't they stop releasing versions at 7.2?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:22 No.14705833
    Sots? What's that?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:26 No.14705879
    Nope. Last version is like 13.something. It gets sort of out of hand. On the smaller 2 player maps you will have cap ships exchanging fire right from the very beginning of the map.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:33 No.14705963
    There is no support for higher end newer hardware from what I understand. I dont know the details but I think the i5 and i7 cant run and Im sure there are problems with newer graphic cards and processors. I have to use a german exe crack to run it on windows 7. That said the Complex mod team actually petitioned Relic to make a patch for newer systems which I guess some devs are working on. Its all in their forums.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:34 No.14705972
    Sorry. I keep mixing up Sword of the Stars (sots) and Sins of a Solar Empire (soase). They came out at nearly the same time, so my mind seems to have archived them next to each other.

    So, are there any good, and released, sins of a solar empire mods?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:38 No.14706018
    I see, thank you.
    I'm also not in the mood of searching through their forums for this, but do you remember if there was any eta for that patch?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:39 No.14706032
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    > That said the Complex mod team actually petitioned Relic to make a patch for newer systems which I guess some devs are working on.

    ... Is this real life?

    Pic unrelated
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:45 No.14706087

    >Had a modest fleet, good income, was getting a second planet and researching away.

    Like it was noted, that is not how you play Sins.

    You play Sins like EXPAND EXPAND EXPAND, then TURRETS AND STARBASES FUCKING EVERYWHERE, and THEN you start balancing your research away and building up an asskicker fleet.

    Hull and armor upgrades, metal and crystal upgrades, population cap upgrades and whatever turret upgrades you have are however a must in early game.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:49 No.14706130
    Well I know some.

    Distant Star: http://www.moddb.com/mods/distant-stars
    This is the one I am currently playing, adds fantastic music, and does a lot of balancing, as well as making some additions to the research tree.
    Also adds several new planets.

    Stars: http://www.moddb.com/mods/stars
    Adds a lot of new planets, does some balancing, makes weapons fire more visually impressive and adds some research.
    Also adds fantastic music.

    And while I know you asked for released MODs, here are a few that are still in development, but are going to be awesome:

    Sins of The prophets: http://www.moddb.com/mods/halo-sins-of-the-prophets
    A full conversion of SoASE. It's looking pretty damn awesome.

    Dawn of Victory: http://www.moddb.com/mods/dawn-of-victory
    A full conversion of SoASE.
    Allies, Soviets and Nazis IN SPACE! This will likely be THE best SoASE mod ever made once it's released.
    Seriously, just go look at the screenshot section, it speaks a million words.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)14:57 No.14706205
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    >the Drake outperforms most battleships
    >mfw when I went Amarr
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)15:04 No.14706250
    I always named my ships after battles in Sins.

    Iwo Jima
    Coral Sea
    Never, EVER, Waterloo.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)15:07 No.14706290
    Why never Waterloo? It was a clusterfuck for the French, sure, but who says you're the French?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)15:08 No.14706299
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    Just as planned
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)15:09 No.14706307
    The Marathon was ALWAYS an Akkan class.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)15:11 No.14706327
    Because I think it'll get all the AI allied against me to kill me.
    Just a minor superstition.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)15:11 No.14706333
    Thanks. I'll give distant stars a try as soon as I've acquired the most recent sins version.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)15:13 No.14706350
    In that case, get a better economy than the AI and name a ship Galipoli. Both sides are completely annihilated and you build yourself back up more quickly, then you slap the AI's shit.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)15:17 No.14706384

    Nope. Artybaddons, Hellcats, a Firewall/Fireline or a well done Alphafleet will nuke most drakefleets. Solo, drakes are beasts, but you only ever see them in scrub alliances who can't afford or don't have enough average SP to field an alphafleet.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)15:33 No.14706539
    >Sins of a Solar Vampire
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)15:44 No.14706643
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    no lexx been mentioned, that ship was fuckin ace
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)15:49 No.14706705
    And the show horribly depressing and BORING!
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)15:53 No.14706741
    depressing and... wait.... were we watching the same show?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)15:55 No.14706760
    The Necron mod is out? Sweet, got a link?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)16:06 No.14706870
    If only this was real.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)16:12 No.14706941
    Most likely. FUCK it sucked so bad! I hate TV shows.
    >> Braith117 04/24/11(Sun)16:12 No.14706944
    You just have to know the strengths and weaknesses of drakes to know how to deal with them. Fist, they can do one of two things: tank or DPS, not both at once. You can either ignore them(if they can hit you at 50km they're either rookies or tanks) or just stay out of range and gun them down.

    Case in point, one of the guys in my alliance was bragging about how good his drake was, so I challenged him with my Rattlesnake(he thought I was bringing out a scorpion at first). Hit him with a pair of webber drones and a trio of Ogre II's, backed away and torped his ass until he was in armor(didn't take long).

    Later on he challenged me to a rematch so I used my Proteus(still in a C6 pulsar mind you) and still knocked him into armor before he got much past my shields.

    Drakes make good blob ships if your FC doesn't want to worry about tactics, but as a whole, I'm not impressed with them.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)16:22 No.14707022
    Agreed, although they can tank pretty damnned well. I keep seeing pairs of drakes one tanking (and inevitability the first to warp in) and one DPS boat.

    Good news is unless the first one has HAM's, you can ignore it and fuck up the DPS one.

    Annoyed at some of my corpmembers at the moment for losing a tanked drake, twice. because they cant tackle for shit....

    Follow though a wormhole and their excuse is "he instantly warped off after decloaking"

    Oh and i'm going to bitchslap one of my newbies, he's two months old, flying a myrm with faction fittings.... and has almost no drone skills...

    >> Braith117 04/24/11(Sun)16:32 No.14707139
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    Send the myrm guy to my part of space. I'll teach him what a drone boat is supposed to do. I won't pod him though. That's just mean.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)16:39 No.14707205
    I name all my capital ships after their role, so I can keep track of them.
    It sucks to have 100s of dreadnaughts sometimes.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)16:42 No.14707226

    you took on a Tech 1 Battlecruiser in a Faction Battleship and a Tech 3...

    BIG MAN.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)16:44 No.14707245
    So is Sins pretty good? I've seen it mentioned in passing and I've been really wanting to find a good space fleet/space combat game that isn't just flight sim in space or whatnot.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)16:46 No.14707268

    Play the Homeworld series if you havent already :)

    Shit is sooooo cash
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)16:48 No.14707285
    how old is the Homeworld series? I have a tough time playing older games for some reason. I can't even play Diablo 2 for very long because of its age. I'm willing to give it a shot though.
    >> Braith117 04/24/11(Sun)16:50 No.14707305
    Tech 3 armor tank in a pulsar thank you very much.

    I'll give you that the Rattlesnake was a bit underhanded since that thing can tank a Revelation in siege mode, but ow well.

    If you talk shit, especially to older players, don't expect them to show mercy on you. I didn't kill his drake anyway.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)16:51 No.14707312
    Sword of the Stars is good if you also have a 4x itch to scratch.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)16:57 No.14707365
    what does 4X mean? Most of my strategy experience is with RTSs
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)16:58 No.14707369
    If you ever see a fair fight in Eve, tell me. Been playing almost 2 years and haven't seen one yet.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)16:59 No.14707380
    It's really good. You can spend HOURS without noticing it, it's that addictive.
    Combat is sort of straightforward, with micromanaging not being all that important.

    One thing I like about it is the culture system. Essentially you build a special building type, which then starts broadcasting propaganda/commercials.
    If your culture goes uncontested for long enough, a planet will rebel and overthrow whoever is owning it, making it ripe for the taking.
    (I also think it's funny how the TEC are capable of making commercials that are convincing enough to cause revolutions on a planetary scale).

    Also, like someone else mentioned, try Homeworld if you are able to.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)16:59 No.14707388
    eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)17:04 No.14707435
    >fair fight in eve.

    it happens occasionally, when the sides both have an intel cockup.

    I still have fond memories of the fight a friend and I had, because he was boasting about his tanking skills...
    me in a t1 kestrel, vs him in an t2 Flycatcher..

    would'nt have thought an interdictor could go from undamaged to structure in one volley from a frigate, but I managed it. unfortunately for the poor guy, by the time the first volley hit, the second and third volleys were in the air....

    lets just say he stopped laughing at me for flying t1 frigs at that point.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)17:09 No.14707480
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    It's easy to come up with names when your ship is a space dick.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)17:13 No.14707519
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    Ah yes, the Syreen "Penetrator".
    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!C+aj9Hmz1qe 04/24/11(Sun)17:15 No.14707541
    ITT: unoriginal faggots
    >> Braith117 04/24/11(Sun)17:16 No.14707559
    Killing a dictor with 2 volleys from a T1? How in the hell did you do that outside of WH space?

    Funniest fight I heard of in Eve was a fleet of 30 or 40 people taking on a tengu(fully officer/plex fitted with high grade crystals and high grade boosters). The Tengu killed their interceptors, ignored the rest of the frigates, and proceeded to pop 3 battleships and several cruisers before they got smart and ran.
    >> NH4NO3 !/J1QYpS5Eo 04/24/11(Sun)17:16 No.14707563
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    So I heard you guys liked capital ships.

    I tend to name my battleships after the setting's gods if they're the most powerful ships in the fleet, or legendary heroes otherwise.

    Carriers, on the other hand, tend to get the names of birds and other flying creatures.

    For example, the Jannath-class battleship Kiari and the Peregrine-class carrier Oriole.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)17:18 No.14707581

    Yeah :) the rattlesnake is awesome.

    but it is to be noted that siege mode dreads will NOT hit anything sub Capital ship unless its somehow got an insane signature radius and is stationary because your tracking and explosion velocities take a HUGE hit...

    Dreadnaughts are designed for POS bashing and anti-cap fights.
    >> Braith117 04/24/11(Sun)17:22 No.14707621
    Funny you mention that. I was stationary and my sig radius is about 1.2km across thanks to the pulsar.

    My corp-mates wanted to test it against an alpha strike from the POS guns, but I wasn't going to try that with a T2 rigged ship.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)17:23 No.14707629
    4x t2 launchers with T2 missiles, a MAPC in the lows to squeeze the power needed out of the kessie....

    and 56million SP including maxed out missile skills.

    it was rather a WTF moment for me too, to be honest. I expected to bite his sheilds pretty deeply but somehow, blew right through and well into armour in one volley.
    Think I was doing something like 240 damage per missile. but its been a long time since I was a player, so cant really remember details.
    might've actually been the second volley that blew through shields, in hindsight. what is certain is it was over in about 15 seconds, with me trying to stop firing and realising the missiles were already in the air.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)17:24 No.14707644
    I've got a Curse named "Harlequin of Hate"
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)17:39 No.14707802
    Trusty frig-load'o'guns, the vanguard of the 8th fleet's "diplomacy" core.

    One of her greatest acts was extinguishing a rebellion on one of the largest production worlds in the alpha-sigmata sector - the planet rebels, the organic inhabitants managing to interrupt the automatic processes and causing all production to grind to a halt. We had a contingent of adepts with us who could restore the planet back to proper form but they would be killed if they landed, and the rebels started turning their fancy new weapons against us. They'd also fucked up the power generators in such a magnificent way that if nothing was done soon the entire sector would go up in flames.

    Rebels on the planets surface, stopping any attempts to get the machines back to working order again, can't be taken by normal force since they're all over and in the planet.

    The solution:
    Use the vast abundance of shooty-sticks mounted to the hull to create a null-point meta-hole (pimped up local blackhole) in space away from the planet, then, whilst still fighting off whatever the rebels could chuck at us via the planet, attach gravity tethers to said planet and haul its ass over to the hole.

    Due to the fancy way it got created it was only big enough to consume a single human at a time, leading to the next four days of spinning the planet across and through this tiny area of nothing until every single organic being on the planet was gone - not even being buried near the core could save them. After this, adepts landed, system restored etc.

    (Physics took a back seat in this for sheer amusement factor).
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)18:11 No.14708108
    Sins of a Solar Empire is both 4X and RTS. You may be interested in that if you love Real Time.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)18:46 No.14708514
    That's one of the stupidest things I've heard in 6 years of 4chan
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)20:30 No.14709532
    trying out the demo for Sins, having a lot of fun so far! Pretty cool game. Are the expansions worth picking up along with the game?
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 04/24/11(Sun)20:33 No.14709558
    Very yes, but don't bother: order Sins Trinity, which gives you a small package discount, and do it direct from Stardock Impulse.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/11(Sun)20:37 No.14709602
    Right on. So far I have a fairly good fleet, with a Kol and the dreadnought capital ship with some LMR and destroyer supports. Are there anything I should know about the ships or some tricks to pull? I opted for the Kol since most planets I met were owned by enemies.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 04/24/11(Sun)20:41 No.14709633
    Well, an escorted Kol only gets tougher with upgrades and levels, while AI that inhabit neutral planets are always static in terms of stats, while enemy skirmish AI ships will get tougher too. Also, build an Akkan battlecruiser as fast as possible since it can autocolonize.
    >> Salamanders Fanbro !!C+aj9Hmz1qe 04/24/11(Sun)23:49 No.14711354
    Is the Akkan still glitched? It used to suck ass. I usually roll with 4 Kol, 4 Sova, 2 Dunov, and 6 Marza

    If advent, 4 Radiance, 6 Halcyon, and 2 of each of the others.

    But then, I am a little OCD about having my fleet ships come in even numbers, and I usually split my capital ships into 2 separate identical fleets for greater tactical flexibility.

    Don't play vasari much
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 04/25/11(Mon)00:27 No.14711654
    Glitched? Dunno. They're supposed to be the weakest possible TEC capital ship though.
    >> NH4NO3 !/J1QYpS5Eo 04/25/11(Mon)00:33 No.14711715
    When did this go from "capital ships" to "video games featuring capital ships"?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)00:35 No.14711744
    Some of the ship names I have come up with, or if i stole them i did it and forget to make a note about where i stole it from.
    Concord Dawn
    Angel Spectrum
    Silhouette Mirage
    Silent Virtuoso
    Scarlet Priscus
    Velvet Tomorrow
    Tesseract Chaser
    Lever of Archimedes
    Air and Darkness
    Absolute Power
    Tragically Fated
    Eon Hawk
    Tenth Righteous Man
    Bad Seed
    Ultima Ratio
    Second Star
    Lunar Rain
    October Hope
    Crime of Passion
    Mata Hari
    Back of Beyond
    Iron Priest
    Resurrection of Steel
    Novus Ordo
    East of Eden
    Ace of Swords
    Red Queen
    Beautiful Child
    Steel Bodhisattva
    The Sand Reckoner
    Omicron Velorum
    Fashionably Late
    Ghost of the Somme
    Fierce Radiance
    Rock Steady
    Get Loose
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)00:51 No.14711900
    Fateful Lightning
    Grapes of Wrath

    my personal favourite
    Terrible Swift Sword
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)00:57 No.14711962
    These names are all shit and you should all feel bad.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)00:59 No.14711978
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    >I've always loved capital ships and the sort of protagonist role a lot of them play in science fiction.

    Look no further!

    >Don't mind me, just unleashing a terrifying ancient plague on the galaxy, and then tracking it down and beating it like a red-headed step child.
    >> Glassberg Never 04/25/11(Mon)01:15 No.14712133
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    Whenever I play Sins I always pick a naming scheme and continue it. Either they're named after emotions or songs... it's less emogaylol when I'm doing it. My favorite set so far was name after songs by The National. I had the:

    High Violet
    Sugar Wife
    Trophy Wife (Destroyed)
    Sin-Eater (Built to avenge the Trophy Wife!)
    Water Wall
    Cherry Tree

    It was a lovely sight, my ships singing the funeral dirge of my enemies.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)06:09 No.14714379
    I am partial to Sins more than to Sword of the Stars, mainly because of the TEC being free trade masters while the Human SolForce in SotS is by the fluff creators decree a totalitarian orvelian nightmare. With food and water rationing and even work rationing.

    And yes the Akkan is the first thing to take as a cap ship due to the large antimater reserves and fast expansion it can provide Killing NPC guards and colonizing planets so fast its not even funny.

    Also the TEC political and economical research trees are beast.

    As for ship names I am quite fond of the three name scheme in the Halo series...
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)06:48 No.14714560
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)07:14 No.14714715
    I have a 4X scratch. Does Sword of the Stars compare at all to MOO2?

    And Sins, is it fun? I want to play a space game and I like RTS'.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)07:18 No.14714745
    General offensive unit Problem Child
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)07:19 No.14714757
    sins is great.
    SotS is also great but havent played only with humans due to the cursory similarities with Sins gameplay with the lines...
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)07:20 No.14714763
    The General Service Vehicle Quitely Confident
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)07:21 No.14714770
    When I'm playing 4x games by myself, I tend to call them ridiculous things like Dickfucker, Hatemurder, Zornfaust, Starfucker, Ragetrain, Cyclone of Bleeding Entrails and Scimitars, but when it's for an actual setting or among others, I tend to just give them very bland names.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)07:22 No.14714784
    Ian M Banks is the god of starship names, also Offensive units A frank Exchange of views and Attitude Ajuster
    >> T.S.K. 04/25/11(Mon)07:23 No.14714792
    My capital ship names:

    Breaking Dawn

    North Star

    Storm Queen
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)07:25 No.14714804
    This thread made me order Sins, Swords, and GalCiv 2 (because why not, it was five quid).

    Thanks /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)07:26 No.14714811
    Abbominater-class Picket, Falling outside the normal moral contraints, it gets bonus points for being Sentient and just a bit omnicidal
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)07:30 No.14714832
    >GalCiv 2
    lol for custom ships, Facefucker-class fighters,Shitwrecker Covettes, Omniciderator Frigates, Sunshine class hugbringers and Pony Class Smoochers
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)07:30 No.14714837
    "Sir, we have a large contact at 30 parsecs... It's huge!"
    "Do you have identification, ensign?"
    "According to the ID signal, it's... Your Mom, sir!"
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)08:34 No.14715173
    I've always been partial to "Ultima Ratio Railgun"

    Which is, i suppose, why i'm not allowed to name the ship anymore.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)09:57 No.14715667

    Humans are the only ones who get those lines naturally, other races have to slog through space in different ways. One race makes its own high speed paths similar to the ones humans use, except they can choose where they go too (humans can't, they have to use the ones that are already there), another gets speed boosts the more ships are in one fleet, one uses a gate system that they have to set up manually, and I forget the other 2 but they're different too.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)10:02 No.14715701
    > and I forget the other 2 but they're different too.

    One has a drive that gets faster/more manuverable the further you're away from any stars. Then there's the race that gets the standard scifi drive. Average speed in a straight line.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)10:05 No.14715718
    >A frank Exchange of views

    My favourite.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)10:13 No.14715791
    >One has a drive that gets faster/more manuverable the further you're away from any stars

    Oh yeah the space dolphins have that one don't they? I can't remember really, I only play humans primarily because I can't stand the voices of any of the other races.

    That said, I prefer SotS over SoaSE, mainly because of the larger tech trees and ship customisation options; though I hope SotS2 has more customisation options and some way for missiles to last beyond the early stages of a match - by the time I reached cruiser stage, I usually just filled all the small weapon slots with point defence guns (usually lasers for better accuracy) and filled all the other slots with guns.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)10:18 No.14715842
    You're correct. The dolphins get that one.

    I have to admit, the voice acting for all races is pretty horrible. As far as I know, the devs and their families/friends did most of them to save money.
    I'm a bit wary of Sots 2 because they already said that they've got 2 addons planned again. And sots 1 wasn't really enjoyable until the second addon.

    Humans are my favourite race as well, so I only keep using missles on defense satellites. Their ships' small mounts aren't really useful for anything but pd.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)10:39 No.14716000

    I'm surprised you use missiles (or defence satellites for that matter) at all, I've found little use for them. Though the big question is: Ballistics or lasers?
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)10:50 No.14716073
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    >I only play humans primarily because I can't stand the voices of any of the other races.
    ...and the human voices are good?
    [camp]No fuel here, commander! We aren't going aaanywhere.[/camp] Also the borderline racist accent impersonations.
    The Liir/Tarkas probably have the best VA, because they don't feature horribly forced 'strangeness' (HTHEERE HIS NO FHUEL HERE, MORRO-QU'AAAAAHN/Fooorgeeeve us, my qweeeen- we were sloooow, but successsssful).

    Maybe Zuul. The universe heals itself, my lord- shall we wound it anew?

    Anyway, I just hope to god they hire some VAs- the SoTS 2 trailer had the same 'gather the office staff to record it' voicework:
    At least the new human ships look a million times more awesome.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)10:53 No.14716098
    Ballistics are awesome if you get impactors. So I usually try to go down ballistics first.
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    >The uploader has not made this video available in your country
    >My face when

    Motherfucker. Is there another source on this trailer? I wanna see me some Sword of the Stars 2

    Also, I liked the Zuul's VA. Agreed on all the other races, though

    Also, did they change the ring-engines of the humans in SoTS2? Because I liked those. They looked distinctive and kind of cool

    That was one of my favorite things about SoTS, actually. Every race had such immediately identifiable ships, such highly distinctive ship designs. In terms of aesthetics I loved the.. Morrigi I think they were called? The bird-dragon things. Shame that their voice acting was so atrocious
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)11:28 No.14716371
    Here you go:

    From what I've seen, the ring engines get a bit more compact and armoured, but will mostly stay the same.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)11:36 No.14716448

    Relatively speaking, yes. Though the research guy's voice gets a little grating, I'll admit.


    I prefer lasers personally, they seem to have a better range, but you can't get point defences if you don't do some ballistic research, so there's that. Ballistics also have that planet cracker cannon, or whatever it's called. Dreadnought sized revolver used for smashing planets, fuck yeah.
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)11:48 No.14716533

    Thanks. And that's good. Looking at only a little more than 4 months until it's release date, too. Cool!


    Yeah, lasers were almost invariably better than missiles and guns. Most of the really good gun tech was pretty early, as soon as you got armor penetration rounds. Otherwise it was just kind of eh. Missiles became useless way too quickly. I never really found a way to make them work. Then again, I played Morrigi and Zuul, so that may be why since birdfags favor lasers and the glorious Zuul empire favors whatever decent dakka we can get our hands on the fastest
    >> Anonymous 04/25/11(Mon)11:58 No.14716600

    I found lasers work really well for human ships too, especially when you're assaulting an enemy planet. You can just park your ships in front of the planet, use the HC lasers for orbital bombardment, and use the rest of the lasers to take out any incoming defence ships. You'd think the AI would learn to shoot at the engines of human ships...

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