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Solitas
23-04-2012, 05:52 PM
Well now let me see....:think:
Ah yes I have it (this) happened recently in my Split start :o
So was minding my business flying through Teladi space in my Boa doing retrieving ship missions....
Most missions are small fry(generally M5 and TS retrievals between one and three sectors away) but then i got a shock and I mean a real one: A Split asking me to retrieve a Kraken one sector away within an hour and the payment was a bit over 18 million credits..... :shock::grin::jump:
Needless to say I rushed to retrieve that beauty at full booster speed.
I finally arrived in plenty of time to spare......and here is where my stupidity is born...
After claiming that HUGE frigate I head towards the gate at full speed(which was 34 m/s:( ).
After some consideration, I realized that I won`t make it back to the station on time so i decided to transfer my Boa`s jumpdrive onto the Kraken....
The problem was I did not have a transporter installed.....hmmmm
So I looked for the nearest EQ dock, ordered my ship to dock and buy one....
I then realized that I did not have a trading system extension on ``my`` Kraken:idiot:
After a few seconds of thought, I decided to recall my Boa and fly it myself to the dock and buy the needed equipment and then use the Transporter device to beam the jumpdrive and some e-cells on board the frigateO0.
And now, ``la piece de resistance``!!!
I halt within transporter range, beam myself back on the frigate and then beam some e-cells and then the SETA and then............
Wait where is the jumpdrive????? I check again from down to up and from up to down.....it is not there.....why?.....why?.....where is it?
After a while, it finally hit me....you cannot transfer built in equipment.......:furious:>:(
So that is my most dumbest moment......let`s see if you can top that:lol:

Mangar
23-04-2012, 07:17 PM
Wow what a dogfight, took about 20 miutes was able to cliam 3 fighters. So I jumped into space repair them all. You know the old stone on the Ctrl key and a cup to hold it down. Well I went to dig around for a Xmap in my bag where the nearest EQ was. So I thought I was doing great I had an M3 and 2m4's and an m5 to be my wing.

All repaired, I set the three as a wing, protect the M3. Commanded my M3 2 sectors over and dock at the EQ. I headed down to grab a freash cup of coffee. Coming back I was like wow I did not get there yet? OH I forgot to save, I saved so I would not lose all the work I did. Uhhh something is wrong, there enimies in the sector? BEEEPPP there are close,

"game over", what the %^$#^ the game over screen has a space suit being shot at?!?!?!

I reload, Beepppp, crud!!! my ships are almost 1.5 sectors away. Booom dead again:p

All work lost, learning when to save your game, and not over the same one all the time, stagger them and make sure you get back into any ship.


After a while, it finally hit me....you cannot transfer built in equipment

Next time dump the needed euipment from one ship then exit, and fly over to the ship you need, and manually collect them. I know its a horrid way. Lesson learned having to do that once or twice :)

Solitas
23-04-2012, 07:28 PM
You know the old stone on the Ctrl key and a cup to hold it down. I use an after shave bottle and a shaver(the shaver is between the Ctrl button and the bottle, thus the bottle is in a somewhat ``Tower of Pisa`` position with most of it`s mass pushing downwards on a slighly small point/area :lol: )

Mangar
23-04-2012, 07:31 PM
There you go, I think a script to hot key auto fire!!! HAhaha that one some poeple might like.

Would eliminate the Cat from rubbing the after shave bottle, cup, straw or razor out of place. Then after watching a 30 minute news or show, you come back and nothing is repaired?!?! :furious:


I still do this from time to time....
Have you ever been in an M5 and say follow another large size ship (ctrl A). You poke around the sector maps not knowing where to go...:think: what to build up next.....:think:

Then you see a station and think you will head there, Command dock at (your selection) WOW that ship is getting big, fast :shock:and really close:kapow:....
..............................Splat!!! imitating space flies up the rear thrusters of the ship you last commanded to follow.:idiot::buck:.

Nightchade
24-04-2012, 01:50 AM
There you go, I think a script to hot key auto fire!!! HAhaha that one some poeple might like.

Gazz made one, it rocks. Don't remember the link offhand, but I'm pretty sure it's in Egosoft's mod and script library (in the forums, under X3TC scripts and modding). Have fun with that, it made combat MUCH easier!:)

-EDIT-

and yes, it is compatible with XTC, I'm using it myself in 1.2a

Aragon Speed
24-04-2012, 07:48 AM
"What was your greatest moment of stupidity in XTC 1.2a?"

Deciding to work on XTC 2.0... XD

dctrjons
01-05-2012, 09:21 AM
I forgot the details of mine, but it had to do with transferring everything over to a TL in Terran controlled space...which included the jump-drive (on purpose to get the TL "out of dodge") and accidentally the SETA. I'm not sure why but I think I remember that I could not buy SETA from the Terrans but wasn't exactly hostile towards me, so I had to go through at least 4+ gates going 40 (not sure what I was 'driving' think actual speed was 38 ).

If it was vanilla I would have bought a Kerris (I think) to get a jump-drive to me (well at least a JD capable ship that could get a SETA to me), but nOOpe, gotta be a bigger/slower ship. Couldn't get the TL back, no E-cells for the trip back (well as far back into Terran territory as possible). I think what I figured was that going past pluto was a faster, albeit more expensive, way to get back on track.

I've done far stupider things that have gotten me killed, and even more stupider things that I've survived. But this was by far the most time consuming; I had to find the right ship, get E-cells remotely, pilot my ship to a Jumpdriveable destination, buy a new jump-drive and Seta remotely, then after reequipping my ship, come back to the ship I had stripped and load it into a TL to jump them both out.

Neurotoxin
17-05-2012, 02:13 PM
After prospecting some easy captures deep in Teladi space, I finally jumped my Cobra across the galaxy from ████████████████ to the destination sector. Upon successfully destroying all escorts and securing a TL and drone frigate in excellent condition, I jumped the Consortium's war prizes back to ████████████████ and prepared to jump myself to safety.

Oh, wait.

I just gave all my jump fuel to the two ships I appropriated, and this was a military sector, not an industrial one. There were no energy freighters nearby to whack, and a Teladi task group just jumped through the gate I would need to access in order to find some. Alas, here I was, in ████████████, unable to jump back to ████████████████, with a slow, lonely Cobra.


Piracy fail.


Needless to say I had to try that again. ;)

Yautja
17-06-2012, 08:20 PM
My stupidity is still on going, accepting average defend sector missions in a M3+ and fighting rank of Master Chief and expecting the advantage to be mine. :shock:

The 5 military shields and the missiles loaded on my Chimera Vanguard are not helping either. 12 M8's firing just at me is insane, not forgetting their m4 & m5 wingmen.
My turrets cant keep up and my missiles are getting shot down. The only way im able to beat this situation is to sneak in, take out whatever i can and then teleport to a gate to recharge my shields.
Where the pirates get all their missiles from i dont know, but they dont mind spamming heavys at me, I've had it easier taking on M6's in my Mamba.

4342 37 Missiles each picture
4343

thetack
18-06-2012, 10:02 AM
starting playing, now i can never play vanilla and be happy
other than that thinking my nice shiney M7 could take on three xxl bug clusters unserported and with no e cells in the hold :shock:

MadMac
30-07-2012, 09:48 PM
Taking my OTAS Reaper (M6) up against a de-coupled Kha'ak Vanguard cluster...even with military shields, I only lasted seconds.
They literally turn my screen white with Kyon beams.

MadMac
01-08-2012, 10:23 PM
Got a new one last night.
I bumped my Tiger into a Pirate Shrike which then launch a heavy missile into me...BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!
Restart...

D!S7RUG@7OR
02-08-2012, 12:42 AM
Even if i've played for a few hours XTC, that didnt saved me of being embarassed in my destroyer (Argon Titan) by a couple of paranid fighters..
The imaginary discussion bellow it's happening into a dimension unknown by most of humans:

*brain: damn, i'm not comfy in this fighter ship*

*me: yeah, me too..*

*brain: how about i cheat a new shinny destroyer for ya? one you're used with...hmmm...Argon Titan!*

*me: whoooaaaa!!! that will do!*

*brain: nice to be of asistance.. time for action now!*

*brain: hmmm, we hate the paranids dont we? how about we go get that Zeus that it's protected by those fighter ships! he must be scared by our mighty PPCs!*

*Betty: jump device charging in 10%....*

A few 6534726 minutes later (dont blame me, my pc it's doing what he can)

*Betty: entering sector....*

*me & brain: let's roll!!!*

Meanwhile the Zeus's captain notices my hostile intentions and orders a Nemesis that was closer to intercept me. My front turrets open fire and easily destroys the m6.

*me & brain: we are invincible!!!! no one can stop us!!!! "evil laugh"*

In my moment of awesomeness i didnt noticed that i'm swarmed by angry paranid fighters lustful for revenge of their space dust comrade.

*me & brain: come at me!*

After a few moments of chaos and crazy lag...

*Betty: shields critical!*

*brain: ooooopps!*

*me: wha?*

GAME OVER

And that's the stupid thought of being able to destroy fighter ships with your M2 equiped only with PPCs.. The most embarassing and proper way for a cheater to die! :lol::mrgreen:



Cheers,
D!S7

MadMac
04-08-2012, 08:03 PM
D!S, dude. Two words for you Titan... "Beta" "Flak"

D!S7RUG@7OR
04-08-2012, 09:29 PM
D!S, dude. Two words for you Titan... "Beta" "Flak"


Sure thing, i know what weaponry to use while in combat with several class of ships, thats why my moment of stupidity.. The truth is that X3-TC and XTC comes with different weaponry, most of them of course known already, but with some that they are totally unknown to me..
And that Titan was cheated, not earned with sweat and blood and i think that i deserved it..:lol:



Cheers,
D!S7

MadMac
05-08-2012, 04:58 AM
Ok, I see no one has fessed up to moment they learned that the item in the space suit's right hand is NOT a repair laser.
Within the first hour of play, I got my Elite shot full of holes.
So like everyone else who played X3:R and X3:TC, I hopped out of my ship.
Took carefull aim and fired.
I don't remember the repair laser firing like that...maybe it was modded for XTC.
The next thing I know is my fighter is gone and I'm floating in space trying to figure out why.

My real moment of stupidity happened after I restarted...and did the same stupid thing before I realized it was not a repair laser.

NovaCatt
05-08-2012, 10:54 AM
Ok, I see no one has fessed up to moment they learned that the item in the space suits right hand is NOT a repair laser.
Within the first hour of play, I got my Elite shot full of holes.
So like everyone else who played X3:R and X3:TC, I hopped out of my ship.
Took carefull aim and fired.
I don't remember the repair laser firing like that...maybe it was modded for XTC.
The next thing I know is my fighter is gone and I'm floating in space trying to figure out why.

My real moment of stupidity happened after I restarted...and did the same stupid thing before I realized it was not a repair laser.

Hiya Peeps, :wave:

Well I for one can truthfully say that never happened to me in :xtcflag:, simply 'cause I RFTM, with a twist.. (I also had insider knowledge about the changes, before playing.... {I love my role here on the forum.. I get to find out such interesting things going on in various mods... >:D} I also started out as a minor member of the mod team until my ongoing health issues forced me out a week or so into the start of the mod)

Hmm, as for my greatest moment of stupidity in :xtcflag:? not playing TC/:xtcflag: like I used to anymore... :o (currently playing skyrim)

Cheers & Thranx

Solitas
05-08-2012, 12:06 PM
Ok, I see no one has fessed up to moment they learned that the item in the space suits right hand is NOT a repair laser.
Within the first hour of play, I got my Elite shot full of holes.
So like everyone else who played X3:R and X3:TC, I hopped out of my ship.
Took carefull aim and fired.
I don't remember the repair laser firing like that...maybe it was modded for XTC.
The next thing I know is my fighter is gone and I'm floating in space trying to figure out why.

My real moment of stupidity happened after I restarted...and did the same stupid thing before I realized it was not a repair laser.
You can change the difficulty setting to easy to get the repair laser(but you have to be in a ship for the change to take place, being outside it won`t work) or you can download the file that replaces the ray emiter with the repair laser from the download section. Fly safe :)

Mangar
05-08-2012, 02:32 PM
Hmm, as for my greatest moment of stupidity in ? not playing TC/ like I used to anymore... (currently playing skyrim)

Same here all summer, I was so stupid back in the begining of June thinking in a week I will be playing again. By July thinking just another day or or two, Then by mid July thinking any day now. Now I am wondering what happen to June, Wheres July and its August already! So as RL goes......never count on a full summer playing 80+hrs a week.:p BBBBbbllaaaaaH!