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Offline Alex the KatanaCutlass

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2565 on: December 16, 2020, 12:29:48 am »
I faced a Harbinger of Doom today. It's mission - Demonic Incursion by Dark Ones. "OMG!!!" and I sent at it a Dragon with 2xplasma beam and 2x gatling laser, escorted by a Devastator and two Brave Whalers, all armed with Fusion Balls. So the dogfight begun and the thing was... Blown to pieces after 2 seconds? Really? I reloaded - the same. Once again, this time Dragon only - again, the same. Dragon again, only a gat laser firing - the same. Goddamnit...

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2566 on: December 16, 2020, 11:46:50 am »
How to read the resistance for items in the Bootypedia?
For example:
RF: Chem 75/50; Choke 75/100.
RF: Mind 80/0.
The first one is the resistance, but what is the second number?

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2567 on: December 16, 2020, 05:36:48 pm »
The first number is what your base resistance is multiplied by expressed as a percent(the % is omitted to save characters), the second is the floor final resist % you can reach.

So in your choke example your armors resist is multiplied by .75 to a minimum of 100%(most units take base 400% choke).

In the mind example multipled by .80 to a minimum of 05(no damage).

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2568 on: December 18, 2020, 01:41:41 pm »
So can we actually shoot down a Harbinger of Doom, or not just yet? I'd just love a ground combat against its... Crew.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2569 on: December 18, 2020, 02:05:03 pm »
After you first asked I took a look but couldn't find anything explaining why it complete HoD destruction should be happening. Thought maybe it was max HP error (decimal place of something) but nope. Until you figure it out try using single 25mm cannon or Tractor Beam (if they work like described, I dunno yet).
You could also ask the same question on their discord channel because it's swarming with activity. Just please drop a solution here coz I got a feeling I'll go through the same thing.

UPDATE
In my first two recent Harbinger of Doom encounters 2x Tractor Beams proved sufficient to force an insta-landing and consequent land battle. HoD as a ship itself is not present on the ground. Also note it stays landed for couple of hours before taking off again, that's how long Tractor Beam effect lasts. HoD is a good source of Barons of Hell, yielding two each time, along with 50 more accompanying Demons of all kinds.
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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2570 on: December 18, 2020, 09:31:28 pm »
After you first asked I took a look but couldn't find anything explaining why it complete HoD destruction should be happening. Thought maybe it was max HP error (decimal place of something) but nope. Until you figure it out try using single 25mm cannon or Tractor Beam (if they work like described, I dunno yet).
You could also ask the same question on their discord channel because it's swarming with activity. Just please drop a solution here coz I got a feeling I'll go through the same thing.
Yea, I had the same prob with this Science Vessel, and now it behaves normally. A 25mm? Long past times, that. My weakest gun a Tesla Cannon now. I have two Big Game Hunter Wings, each consisted of 1 Devastator and 2 Whalers, all armed with Fusion Balls. And there's a Dragon, a Swordfish, a Hawk plus some 6 or 7 Sabres. I know, someone'd say: OMG, but believe me, more than once did my crafts shoot down a Battleship, and another big one popped up while they were rearming/repairing. So I just made two Airbases and voila - always ready:)
So, if this HoD thing happens again, I'd contact the Discord. TYVM for advice.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2571 on: December 18, 2020, 11:10:06 pm »
Suggested 25mm because of it deals lowest damage so it may not overkill the target (seems bugged judging from your experience as stats don't add up). I kinda have same problem with Sky Ninjas (complete destruction) but really cba to switch to 25mm just to accommodate their rare appearance. Now that I think about it, my Fortuna is a good candidate for that experiment. She gonna turn 1 in a month and never seen combat. That's the jolt I needed so thanks.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2572 on: December 18, 2020, 11:20:28 pm »
I think I read somewhere the Harbinger of Doom is supposed to blow up because a tactical battle crashed the game.
The same thing was with TWoTS

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2573 on: December 19, 2020, 05:23:28 pm »
So it lives up to its name. Alright thank you, I'll keep that in mind.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2574 on: December 19, 2020, 06:36:16 pm »
I think I read somewhere the Harbinger of Doom is supposed to blow up because a tactical battle crashed the game.
The same thing was with TWoTS
Yes, I think you're right. Happened again today, only 1 Tesla firing at the time. And it took cca 80 shots... To blow it to pieces, richtig:( So that 25mm wouldn't work.
And what's this TWoTS?

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2575 on: December 20, 2020, 02:56:33 am »
The World of Terrifying Silence, it's a TFTD mod.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2576 on: December 20, 2020, 06:21:41 pm »
Another question: how do I get the scented message? I'm currently on L3.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2577 on: December 20, 2020, 10:47:10 pm »
I believe it's given to you by one of those rare scripted events. It gets triggered in the following month after you research Cloaking Device or something like that (not 100% sure). I know you have to choose Codex and advance in that field to reach this event.

I was in same boat as you but with VooDoo Initiation. Waiting nearly made me make a post but then it unlocked by itself outta the blue. It happened at the end of the following month, nearly 2 months apart from its Seek out the Desert Witch prerequisite so yeah. There are handful of such events and you just gotta research stuff trying not to leave any branches left behind, that way new things keep coming at a steady pace so you don't even notice these bottlenecks. I made it worse for myself by artificially controlling complexity by not unlocking too many stuff at once (Codex and VooDoo both included).

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2578 on: December 20, 2020, 11:28:33 pm »
I've already researched quite a bit. I'm a few researches away of unlocking Higher studies. Maybe it's something in the magic area? Haven't done that much yet.

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Re: A thread for little questions
« Reply #2579 on: December 21, 2020, 01:22:21 am »
What difficulty you play on? Easiest one has significant amount of content cut.

It's strange you got that far without getting Scented Message. Investigate the link and search "Bloom" there. Then research all available related subjects, one of them will surely trigger it (but you won't know until it happens). I think it's related to Lokk'Naar stuff probably.