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Crezzer Fett
09-12-2006, 04:57 PM
As simple as these are...i am still not sure :P
1. I heard the Executor may not be playable in ALL game modes..but is it playable in Galatic Conquest??
2. Since the Executor is Vader's flagship does that mean he can be in it during battles? (makes sense..surely)
3. When you can choose to shift your base around...can the buildings only switch slots or can you have complete controll where you want them (of course only in the base area)??
4. Is the Eclipse available in Galatic Conquest??
5. When B wings replace Y wings...do you still have the option of building Y wings?

Thanks

Valter
09-12-2006, 07:18 PM
1) Yes, the Executor will be a featured unit in all types of gameplay. Galactic Conquest included.

2) No, Vader still uses his Tie Advanced.

3) There are slots on the map where the player can drag and drop structures.

4) The Eclipse is only featured in Story (campaign) mode.

5) The key word being "replaced". So yeah, no more Y-wings.

On request I will add sources to confirm this information.

wswordsmen
09-12-2006, 11:14 PM
Where does it say that B-wings replace Y-wings???

wedge2211
09-12-2006, 11:19 PM
I suspect that B-Wings work the same way as TIE Interceptors: at some tech level, the Rebels will begin producing B-Wings instead of Y-Wings; just like the ISD and Executor spawn TIE/I's instead of TIE/F's.

Valter
09-13-2006, 01:07 AM
Where does it say that B-wings replace Y-wings???

Read the end of the third paragragh.

http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/starwarsempireatwarforces/news.html?sid=6157273&tag=myupdates;title;0&page=2

Crezzer Fett
09-13-2006, 04:14 AM
Thanks for the info Valter. Even though Vader can't be in his Executor isn't such a big deal..still being his flagship surely the developers could of gave us an option between craft/Tie Advanced. Vader may be useless in a ship but could of gave the fleet a more effective bonus like Grand Moff Tarkin.

Darth Anarch
09-13-2006, 10:44 AM
It would be nice if the Y-wings were still available even after the B-wing makes its appearance. It's bound to be cheaper, and might be good to have around for system defence and the like.

Valter
09-13-2006, 12:59 PM
It would be nice if the Y-wings were still available even after the B-wing makes its appearance. It's bound to be cheaper, and might be good to have around for system defence and the like.


If you want Y-wings then just build 30-40 squadrons before advancing to the tech level that introduces B-wings.

Darth_Torpid-PG
09-13-2006, 02:00 PM
Y-wings and TIE fighters are still in the game. For the Y-wing/B-wings, they are released at different tech levels - basically the same as how the X-wings and A-wings work in the current game.

TIE fighters are replaced on certain ships, but they will still spawn on space stations and older ships like the Acclamator.

We're still working on Vader and his relationship with the Executor; they will likely be tied together in some way based on tech level.

Darth Anarch
09-14-2006, 06:39 AM
You mean like for example Vader will be flying his TIE fighter up until, say, Tech level 4, after which point he'll be in the Executor?

wedge2211
09-14-2006, 11:52 AM
I think that's what Torpid is driving at.

One of the Executor's special abilities could be to launch Vader's TIE flight. :)

Crezzer Fett
09-14-2006, 01:36 PM
That would be a great idea Wedge. Having the option to launch Vader into battle anytime you want (like the Death Star attack in Ep 4) would be both awesome + give the game a better tactical edge.

Valter
09-14-2006, 03:17 PM
Y-wings and TIE fighters are still in the game. For the Y-wing/B-wings, they are released at different tech levels - basically the same as how the X-wings and A-wings work in the current game.

TIE fighters are replaced on certain ships, but they will still spawn on space stations and older ships like the Acclamator.

We're still working on Vader and his relationship with the Executor; they will likely be tied together in some way based on tech level.

So Y-wings won't be scrapped when B-wings are available? Gamespot needs to release accurate information instead of assumptions.

PoiuyWired
09-14-2006, 05:02 PM
Maybe its like Z95 and Xwings(in story mode), once Xwings are out you don't build Z95s anymore.

Darth Anarch
09-14-2006, 07:17 PM
That would make sense. It's good to have options when you're building units, even though I'm sure the B-wing will be far superior.

slornie
09-15-2006, 10:51 AM
also more expensive... which could be a problem for a cash strapped rebellion...

Darth Anarch
09-15-2006, 12:26 PM
Precisely, which is why it would be useful to still have the Y-wing available should you want to buy it.

PoiuyWired
09-18-2006, 05:00 PM
I wish they would change the firepower of the bombing run according to the number and type of bomber ships you have in orbit.

I mean, having 1000 bombers should give you a slightly more effective bombing run, right?

Darth Anarch
09-18-2006, 05:34 PM
Having more Y-wings/Star Destroyers in orbit will cause the timer on the bombing run ability to go down faster. It's not a lot, but it's there.

Rust_Lord
09-18-2006, 08:43 PM
Wedge your idea of Vader being able to launch from the executor is great. They could even give him the ability to return once he has had enough. I really like the fact that after certain tech levels the squadrons automatically upgrade and I am relieved the olde crappier fighters will still be available, just in case you find yourself in a tight financial situation or just want the option to build older models. Something I would like to know is will the price of the capital ships that spawn fighters change when they hit the higher tech level and start spawning the more expensive fighters or is this one advantage of upgrading? I hope you won't have to spend more cash because it will place more emphasis on upgrading.

Darth Anarch
09-19-2006, 09:33 AM
Something I would like to know is will the price of the capital ships that spawn fighters change when they hit the higher tech level and start spawning the more expensive fighters or is this one advantage of upgrading? I hope you won't have to spend more cash because it will place more emphasis on upgrading.
I could be mistaken here, but I believe that among the ships that spawn fighters the Acclamator will keep spawning regular TIEs throughout the game, while the Victory and the ISD will spawn TIE Interceptors from the beginning. The other fighters, TIE Phantoms and TIE Defenders, you'll have to purchase separately like the Rebels buy their fighters.

jedi jim 1989
09-19-2006, 01:01 PM
i know its a good idea to keep y wings in in case you are staped for cash, but in the gam when playing as rebs, i was hardly ever straped for cash, only at the begining. because of this i hope that they will change it so that the rebels are more like rebels