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    Thread: Having trouble as a n00b? Before you QUIT, try this- *Spoiler*

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      Default Having trouble as a n00b? Before you QUIT, try this- *Spoiler*

      We all know there is a steep learning curve with the controls, if you didn't know that you should have done your research before buying the game - but despite that if you are having trouble and thinking of quitting because the game is paced too slow, you don't feel like trading, or you are getting your azz handed to you in combat, try this: (total time of this tutorial is about 1.5 hours game play time).

      1. Start as the Terran Defender to make things easy.
      2. Run the first couple missions until you get to the 'scanning' mission.
      3. Upgrade your speed as high as you can with the money you have.
      4. Print out this list of derelict/ownerless ships: http://eng.x3tc.ru/x3_tc_free/ships.php.
      5. Print out this galaxy map or keep it handy: http://eng.x3tc.ru/x3_tc_map/.
      6. Now the FUN part, go collect the ownerless ship in Treasure Chest (Buster Sentinel). To claim the ship, get up next to it in your current ship and eject, then you can 'claim' the ship (and get in it if you wanted to), but get back in your own ship so we can keep going.
      7. Have that ship follow you (orders>follow) to Omicron Lyrae and take its guns off, then sell it (about 500K without the guns).
      8. Now take a hike to Hila's Joy (you will pass through an enemy Xenon sector, just keep your speed up and you should be able to avoid any attackers). There you will find the $2.6M M3 Advanced Barracuda. Get in it and head to the Oceans of Fantasy to upgrade it and sell your current ship. You now have a 'sick' early game ship capable of laying waste to anything the missions throw at you for quite some time. If you are anxious to get back to things, you can head back to the Terran sectors, *OR* btter yet, you can get some more easy bank by following the next 3 steps.
      9. Head North to the Unknown Sector where you will get a Falcon Sentinel worth another $2.6M (again you'll pass through one Xenon sector). Have it follow you, take it's guns and install them and then sell it in Ocean of Fantasy.
      10. You now have a lot of cash, a lot of guns, and a really strong M3 Advanced Barracuda that has decent cargo holds, amazing 227 speed for the amount of firepower, and strong enough shields to hold your own. You can go back and be a demi-god in the next block of Terran Missions, or you can continue on and cruise across the galaxy and collect the 4 $5M+ ships which make phenomenal escorts/sector ships (or even sell them and be very, very rich for this early in the game).

      Here are the the locations of the 4 $5M+ ships (the first 2 of which are only 11 sectors away from Ocean of Fantasy where this tutorial leaves off and are worth getting if you are willing to take the time):

      Skate Prototype in Menelaus Oasis ($5.7M)
      Blastclaw Prototype in Veil of Delusion ($5.8M)
      Eclipse in Vestibule of Creation ($5.2M)
      Advanced Eclipse in Ocracoke's Storm ($5.7M)

      Also worth dropping by:

      Advanced Perseus in Duke's Citadel ($2.7M)




      Hope this helps make the game a little more fun for some of you!


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      Hey!

      There are not nOObs in TXU!




      joking... Thanks for your hints and....

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      @ swordspider

      Nice work!

      I think your hints are very helpful for beginners - but thinking you may pass Xenon sector 534 with a slow falcon sentinel without problems... is theoretical possible. Most of the times i visited this sector there were several cap ships and numerous fighters waiting close to the western jump gate. Most of them are way faster than the falcon. I guess this part need some thinking or MUCH luck.

      About your points 4) and 5) there are several threads in this particular forum containing the same informations

      Abandoned Ships

      X3:TC Map - Warning, contains Spoilers

      Have fun!

      Last edited by Badman76; 12-05-2009 at 06:33 PM.


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      Thanks guys for the additional links. I put my friend (who was really struggling) through this exercise and it completely changed his outlook on the game (at least for the start anyway).

      Only thing I wish this game had that it doesn't is some more intelligent interaction from the races. When I jump into your sector with a freaking ARMADA they should all be like WTF are you doing here please don't kill our insignificant little azzes!!! But instead they just tell me where the closest shipyard and jump gates are.... lol. It would have been pretty easy to program some intelligent reactions to your character and level.


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      Quote Originally Posted by swordspider
      ... all be like WTF are you doing here please don't kill our insignificant little azzes!!!
      Please watch your words. There are kids surfing this forum and i find this a bit inappropriate. [Split-honour-code]

      This does't mean i don't agree with you. I think by having a more 'reactive' race structure there would be more fun in this game.



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      Sorry Badman, I was actually *trying* to be PC!!! How sad of me. I'll try to keep it cleaner for the youngsters! (Even though we should all recognize the simple fact that they could cuss us out 5X worse than we could them...)


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      Quote Originally Posted by swordspider View Post
      Sorry Badman, I was actually *trying* to be PC!!! How sad of me. I'll try to keep it cleaner for the youngsters!
      THX!

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      (Even though we should all recognize the simple fact that they could cuss us out 5X worse than we could them...)
      ... you are so right...



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