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Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:14 pm
by TheKangaroo
Okay then... I think it's time for me to let go on that stubborn treat of mine now, given the fact that you two should know way better than me anyway for I neither visited the US or Vietnam in my life nor speak any of the languages involved properly and so and so on.
Getting back to the asteroids (I think they were mentioned somewhere in this thread): the fun part about firing missiles amidst the asteroid fields is, that not only the angle between your ship and the enemy's is decisive but also angles and distances of the asteroids. Means you can actually use Daycorns and Geenees pretty well if you have a feeling for which targets they'd pick up in the first place and which target they would be following two or three rounds later then. I like that you have to plan your shot a little more precisely with all that stuff around. By the way, asteroids mean a great way of training just that; once you get the hang of it you'll be chasing that enemy squadron right through your own convoys.

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:59 pm
by Legacy
They also come in handy for that slingshot effect I employ. They aren't as likely to move and throw off your estimated trajectory.

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:33 am
by umeboshi110
well, i have basically no knowledge on the vietnam war, and now i'm getting the feeling that the US could have easily won the war if they stuck to it...sorry, off topic, but i'm curious
so, sometimes you crash into an asteroid and they surround you and you have to sneak out. that's kinda scary, cuz you never know when the asteoids will move out to give them a clear shot so they can shove all those missiles in your face

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:35 pm
by Legacy
The primary reason we lost the Vietnam war was not because we were militarily outclassed. You are correct. We lost because people were too busy playing politics and politicians were playing the role of arm chair generals. General Westmoreland was a capable leader on the whole, and the fact that for every American casualty, General Giap of the NVA lost at the very least ten men for every American killed, though that is an incredibly low estimate in my opinion. We didn't necessarily lose the war either. The SEALs uphold that they fulfilled their mission and consider it a victory. Westmoreland said something along the lines that though we failed to fulfill our duty to South Vietnam, we held the line for ten years and kept the dominoes from falling. Vietnam and Afghanistan also helped to push the Soviet state into economic peril that led to the US winning the Cold War.

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My advice to you would be to try not to hit asteroids or ships head on and stop dead. Moving, even a little, is always better than sitting still. If nothing else, the enemy isn't an awesome shot with Plectrons, which don't home in on you, so moving mitigates their effect somewhat.