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Which Codex is the strongest?

Green
23 (19.3%)
Red
18 (15.1%)
Grey
51 (42.9%)
Gold
17 (14.3%)
None - they are all equal.
10 (8.4%)

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Offline Dakkdakk

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Re: Codex Popularity Poll
« Reply #135 on: February 20, 2019, 02:58:57 pm »
Mercs are notoriously easy to MC, too, meaning you can take them on before you even get plasteel munitions, and with minimal exposure to their reaction fire, which is damn accurate. Having a merc reaction fire a mininuke into your ship isn't fun.
Once you get yourself a 70 skill, 70 power bugeye, you can MC pretty much anyone who isn't specially resistant to voodoo by giving them a dose or two of panic beforehand. Don't even think about MCing exalts, provosts, reverends, most reticulans, star gods, etc, though.

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Re: Codex Popularity Poll
« Reply #136 on: February 20, 2019, 06:51:09 pm »
I can't remember, is scale mail a prerequisite for chainmail?

Yes.

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Re: Codex Popularity Poll
« Reply #137 on: February 20, 2019, 06:56:34 pm »
Yes.

I clearly remembre i manufactured chainmail in 0.99J10 without having produced any chain mail at all, for which chitin plates are needed

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Re: Codex Popularity Poll
« Reply #138 on: February 20, 2019, 07:45:21 pm »
I clearly remembre i manufactured chainmail in 0.99J10 without having produced any chain mail at all, for which chitin plates are needed
You're prob thinking of *scalemail, which only needs chitin plates, chainmail uses superconductive rings, and you can only get it after having researched warrior armor and scalemail, me thinks.

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Re: Codex Popularity Poll
« Reply #139 on: February 20, 2019, 09:24:30 pm »
Prereq for research, not for production, to clear that up.

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« Reply #140 on: February 21, 2019, 09:16:42 am »
Prereq for research, not for production, to clear that up.

Yep, sorry, my bad again  :'(

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Re: Codex Popularity Poll
« Reply #141 on: April 30, 2019, 02:54:53 am »
Hello all,

It's been few versions since I fired up X-Piratez, and I wanted to know the status of the codexes and what they currently give you long-term. I've read up on the wiki, but I know it doesn't mention anything about any of the other late-game goodies like codex tank types and such. Does anyone have a write up of any of those things? I'm thinking of going Red, but can certainly be convinced to try something else for the right amount of sweet, sweet  swag! Please let me know if you know!

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Re: Codex Popularity Poll
« Reply #142 on: April 30, 2019, 06:41:47 am »
Not much has changed over all in the codexs recently, amazon got restricted to one codex, Dragon rocket is only red now, and a few other similar minor shifts. But the major stuff is all the same, codex STC craft, final tier voodoo armor, ect

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Re: Codex Popularity Poll
« Reply #143 on: May 03, 2019, 08:11:57 am »
Sweet, thanks for the update Legion! Appreciated!

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Re: Codex Popularity Poll
« Reply #145 on: October 12, 2019, 07:33:33 pm »
The Fortuna goes above and below. I like a ship that can do both.

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Re: Codex Popularity Poll
« Reply #146 on: January 28, 2020, 10:05:49 am »
In the meantime to understand a bit more of codexes there is a dedicated page on bootypedia, but ut's rather not updated (by now tells at 0.99H.)
I updated some of the information for v.K3  In particular there are some new late-game facilities that are tied to codices (the Dream Library and Metagarden)

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« Reply #147 on: December 12, 2020, 11:25:24 pm »
Thanks to everyone who contributed to ufopaedia, even with all the info the choice wasn't easy. A big plus to balance.

Went with Grey because it's closest to what I was used to, coming from recently finished OG games. You go in with standard equipment and if you hit a snag you got a couple PSI/MC guys on standby to patch things up before it gets messy. Worked wonders in EU/TFTD. Fortuna is great overall with its 3 vastly different disembark points and 13 crew spaces (ideal for 1 extra Aux). I'm still ways off (probs a whole in-game year) until I start reaping advanced VooDoo goodies from this codex but I got my hands full as it is and don't feel like I made the wrong choice in the slightest. Until then there's always the widely common exploit outfit with undocumented features, which you'd have to beat out of me to talk about ;D

Red was second choice but I've read some advanced weapons come with attribute penalties/damage on use. Didn't feel like adding more juggling balls too already mentally straining micro management. Gray has Red codex in it so maybe I get a chance to dive in later when I feel like it. I learned I'll probably miss out on Moloch Armor which is slightly bothering me.

Gold and Green were easier to discard. Gold lacks a good ship and secondary VooDoo, while Green revolves around tactics that's incompatible to my play-style. I'm a #014 worshiper.

PS
Almost forgot, little anecdote: I neglected Codex research for over 6 in-game months, not because I wanted too but I misread manufacturing process in that it requires items which I never even heard off. Turned out those were just the benefits, rewards of production that uses 2 regular items I had since forever.
Then I though to see how far I could reach before even researching any codex (when best suited for me crystallizes) but that feel apart after I saw Cloaking Device (needed for any better ship than Shark Jetbike) is tied to codex research.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2020, 11:31:21 pm by Nilex »

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Re: Codex Popularity Poll
« Reply #148 on: December 24, 2020, 04:00:56 pm »
^^ i got just - all of them, all 4  :P ;D 8)