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Imladil 11-01-1999 05:27 AM

Blastmaster Rocket Science
 
I've been shooting up Kile II this evening. It's one of my favorites, plenty rich pickings for a skyborne laser terrorist like myself. The different compounds here and there are packed with buildings, ground dudes, laser turrets...and of course, plenty of TIE fighters to chase and smack down! I've been known to spend up to half an hour flying back and forth, just to make sure I've killed everything.

I discovered, on accident, a shortcut through the canyons of Kile II...between the spaceport and the barracks/sensor array complex. It shaves quite a bit of time when you're going after a medal, but bear in mind that it does usually cost a life.
At the entrance to the vale where the spaceport is located, just after the two laser turrets on the way in, there is a thin spot on the canyon wall. It is best seen on radar, where it shows clearly the clearing on the other side. It backs one of the side canyons behind the barracks on the other side.

Anyway. Just aim toward the top of the canyon wall at that point and give her the gas, lasers and missiles going. The wall doesn't actually break that I've ever seen, but it can't hurt to soften it up with weapons, can it? When you crash, the game will put you out magically on the other side, ready to zap some stuff up.
One time, and only one time, I managed to skip up over the wall and come out on the other side intact. I was flying the Millenium Falcon at the time; I think its shielding and thin shape did the trick, although I haven't been able to repeat it since.

Anyone else know of any shortcuts?

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"The entire universe is simply the fractal chaos boundary between intersecting domains of high and low energy."

--Imladil the Mean

"Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons?"

--Little Jimmy


FireFly 11-01-1999 07:17 PM

Well, the shortest conventional way of getting from place to place is just to stay far right the whole way until you get to the spaceport then after you exit it just stay to the right again until you get to the radar place

Imladil 11-01-1999 10:03 PM

Convention is for fools and shriners.

http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/smile.gif http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/wink.gif http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/smile.gif

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"The entire universe is simply the fractal chaos boundary between intersecting domains of high and low energy."

--Imladil the Mean

"Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons?"

--Little Jimmy


The Flying Nosehair 11-02-1999 06:08 PM

And for rational beings who don't believe in pilots have 3 lives to spend. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/wink.gif

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If given the choice to plan for the long run or the short run
Take the long run, heck, you'll have to live that one soon enough anyway.
-A quote taken from Alex Freeman, the "Flying Nosehair" in my daily life.

Imladil 11-02-1999 06:30 PM

When I fly the TIE interceptor, I like to enter the IGIVEUP code and use the ship as a kamikaze missile, just to make up for the lack of a secondary weapon.

...BANZAI-III!!!...

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"The entire universe is simply the fractal chaos boundary between intersecting domains of high and low energy."

--Imladil the Wierd

"What do whales think of submarines?"

--Little Jimmy



R.A.V.E.N. 11-02-1999 11:22 PM

Who's Banzai the third? http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/biggrin.gif

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I am R.A.V.E.N. hear me AWK!


Imladil 11-03-1999 12:16 AM

Ohio gozaimasu, keto-sama. Ie! Samurai-san Ichi Ban...!

Whew! That about exhausts my Japanese... http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/wink.gif

The three I's after BANZAI represent the sound of my sword splitting air molecules as I swing it. Of course, you'd have to be pretty close to that edge to hear such a noise...



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"The entire universe is simply the fractal chaos boundary between intersecting domains of high and low energy."

--Imladil the Wierd

"What do whales think of submarines?"

--Little Jimmy



Lujayne 11-03-1999 08:18 PM

Sagoi.

O-genki desu-ka, Kisama? Wakarimasita?
Watashi-wa soko ni imasu. A-ha-ha!
Oyasumi nasai, ouji-Imladil.

--L.

Imladil 11-04-1999 04:23 AM

Yeah, but your lips are out of synch when you say that. Nice dubbing!

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"The entire universe is simply the fractal chaos boundary between intersecting domains of high and low energy."

--Imladil the Wierd

"What do whales think of submarines?"

--Little Jimmy



Corran Horn 11-04-1999 09:02 AM

What the hell is Lujayne saying?

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Knock, knock knocking on heavens door.
- Guns and Roses
<Corran>



TheForceGuy 11-04-1999 02:42 PM

L is going total Jap on us!!!

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Never under estimate the power of the Force.

The Flying Nosehair 11-04-1999 07:47 PM

Lets stick with English, the universal language, okay?

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If given the choice to plan for the long run or the short run
Take the long run, heck, you'll have to live that one soon enough anyway.
-A quote taken from Alex Freeman, the "Flying Nosehair" in my daily life.

Lujayne 11-04-1999 07:54 PM

You guys are no fun.
--L.

Imladil 11-05-1999 05:52 AM

Non! Je dit: a l'enfer avec les regules! Je REFUSE de les toutes suivre!

Anyway. The Japanese can be anything you want it to, I guess. To me, it sounded like L was order sushi and a nice bottle of heated sake.

Engligh the universal language? Ummm...there aren't any conceited Americans here, are there...? http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/wink.gif Cochon!

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"The entire universe is simply the fractal chaos boundary between intersecting domains of high and low energy."

--Imladil the Three-Dimensional

"At the very center of the Earth, which way is down?"

--Little Jimmy


TheForceGuy 11-06-1999 02:33 PM

Well I don't think that anyone in this forum can't speak english, so for our purposes, English is the universal language.


---lata


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Never under estimate the power of the Force.

Imladil 11-08-1999 01:57 AM

Oh.

Never mind, then.

Mais j'insiste que le francais soit aussi utulisable. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/smile.gif

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"The entire universe is simply the fractal chaos boundary between intersecting domains of high and low energy."

--Imladil the Confused

"Why is the sky blue?"

--Little Jimmy



Imladil 11-10-1999 01:19 AM

More "rocket science" for my wingmates:

I've discovered another shortcut, similar to the one on Kile II. On the way to the Imperial Construction Yards on Balmorra, there is a section along the canyon with the scanning radar dishes that backs onto the construction complex. Crashing into the top of the canyon wall will put you out ahead of the other airspeeders.

Of course, if getting ahead is the idea...I've been known to drop behind the other two rebel speeders and frag their tails. That's right--you heard me. I shoot their worthless butts right out of the sky, just so I can have more targets for myself.
They scream and fall flaming from the sky, and as I fly past I say "Beep! Beep!" like the Roadrunner.

That ain't all. At the end of the freight run on Barkhesh, I like to chase the circling X-wings and smack them down JUST BECAUSE I'M BORED...! There is no target more challenging than a shielded spacefighter anyway, so I cheerfully zap them up like airborne turkies.

...And I'll do the same to anyone who gets in the way of my evil plans. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/wink.gif

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"The entire universe is simply the fractal chaos boundary between intersecting domains of high and low energy."

--Imladil the Trenchant

"What color is nothing?"

--Little Jimmy


Kint 11-10-1999 07:24 AM

Thank god you don't play PacMan.

I have no clue what this is supposed to mean.



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Kint@beer.com
"I picked up a Magic 8-Ball the other day and it said 'Outlook not so
good.' I said, 'Sure, but Microsoft still ships it.'"

TheForceGuy 11-10-1999 02:46 PM

I don't either Kint... LOL.

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Never under estimate the power of the Force.

Imladil 11-10-1999 03:12 PM

Tee-hee.

Pac-man...Pokemon.

Is there something deeper going on here?

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"The entire universe is simply the fractal chaos boundary between intersecting domains of high and low energy."

--Imladil the Hominid

"Why are we here?"

--Little Jimmy




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