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Old 03-28-2014, 03:24 PM
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Lost my level 33 Infection when it ended up between an Ancient dreadnought it could not handle and a gravity well that prevented it from fleeing quickly enough.

There had not been any Lithosoids/Asexuals for a few sectors, and it did not have enough armor. I should have stayed at a lower level until I got some tweaked armor.
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:19 PM
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Cool OK, did it.

So, I finally managed to get to level 100 with a hardcore, Command Zero ship while maintaining prerequisites, that is, never using even a passive component unless I had the stats.

I had to abandon six sectors. Two because I was immobilized and was going to die before being able to move again, another because I got teleported inside a mine field, and three because I had allowed every non-Ancient, non-T/O/L race to die.

In addition to this, there were a few close calls, including two times when components broke, but the ship somehow lived, and did not even flee the sector. In both cases, I had failed at crowd management, and took too many shots at once.

So, here a few screens. Bandwidth heavy, shameless boasting follows.



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Wow, congratulations! I just started playing hardcore and have lost 2 ships in their 30s due to being stupid. (=

I'm not familiar with the highest level icons; is that 2 virus weapons, 2 heavy armors and 2 medium armors? Or are those medium components computers?
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Is the next challenge to do it without abandoning any sectors?
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:59 PM
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I'm not familiar with the highest level icons; is that 2 virus weapons, 2 heavy armors and 2 medium armors? Or are those medium components computers?
Two heavy armors, and two medium computers. One virus uploader and one botnet uploader - the effects are subtly different.
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Is the next challenge to do it without abandoning any sectors?
Actually, I am thinking about seeing how far I can get with this ship... I'll start tweaking the equipment, and trying Ultimate sectors (sector level 100+)
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:20 PM
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Well, this did not take long.

The Common Cold bought it at sector level 116, although it was due to stupidity and stubbornness, more than anything else. I was trying to colonize a planet, at a time where I had not reduced my latest gear's power consumption so that it could run off a medium generator. So let count the stupidity:

1. Trying to colonize a planet next to two enemy planets.
2. Not buying a cease fire for 1/20 of the quest reward.
3. Making the attempt without enough power to run everything, i.e. while slowed down.
4. Trying to do it in a system with deadly thunders, i.e. a system where one needs to be fast.
5. Not dumping the colony module once shot up by race ships.
6. Not abandoning the sector once the boosters ran out and the speed dropped below 200.

What makes the death so stupid is that it was so unnecessary. A Command Zero ship is always at the edge, and I should not have spent even 30 seconds at level 116 with a single weapon, and in power overload.

Anyway, the Common Cold had a good run, but that's over.

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