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PostPosted: Wed, 20. Jun 18, 08:25    Post subject: The NEW Sucellus (4.30) Reply with quote Print

I've always liked the Canteran ships for various reasons.

During the campaign, fighting the xenon in Maelstrom, I witnessed some stuff with my Sucellus during the siege in Cryptic Heart that surprised me but I basically figured it was a fluke of 'run away' and collision even though that explanation really didn't apply so well.

Just a little while ago I saw again some great stuff from this ship while OOS.

Apparently the Sucellus has been buffed with more aggressive attitude.

The first sight in cryptic heart was seeing the ship boost in spurts like the little ships and the skunk can do. It shot away from me, not too far, but apparently to get into range of the it's target (I had prob set them to attack all enemy..), somewhat stunned I gave it an order to withdraw from battle since I knew there was the I and a K over there.

So I just dismissed it pretty much and set it to patrol etc not paying much attention to it.

However the latest sight (the OOS) map view I was watching, I see this think chasing down one of the reiver styrvok B&L. It boosted I'd say 3-4 times chasing that ship around the zone and finally destroying it!

The ship was simply assigned to the defense officer of one of my stations along with the plot Taranis. I have never seen the Taranis do any such moves, so either something is 'wrong' or the ship has been buffed.

now maybe it's not exactly 4.30 'new' -- I don't think that I've played any versions between ~3.5x and 4.30 as my notes are last dated ~mid 2015

Anyhow, if you're firing up XR again after a long break like me or just have not bothered to try the Sucellus lately it might be worth the hassle of using the DHA BTO and build at least one of them to play around with. Smile

..as usual, this is all vanilla XR 4.30 for the time being.

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PostPosted: Sat, 23. Jun 18, 08:50    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

The combat logic for ships with forward-mounted weapons (IHC on Succelus and missiles on Balor) was improved a lot in v4.10 Smile

The same patch also started DOs targeting surface elements.

https://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=347278


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PostPosted: Sat, 23. Jun 18, 09:58    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Ah! Thank you for the pointer!

I skimmed that, eyes kind of blurred over though I guess -- tons of stuff since ~3.5x since I last played. Wink

I get the impression that some enemy are also targeting surface elements now too.

Playing 4.30 has been pleasing.

I still can't be silent when I am waiting for the game to trigger NPC exclamations that allow me to smalltalk. Thank goodness for paranid jewelry!

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PostPosted: Sat, 23. Jun 18, 14:02    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

donzi wrote:
Ah! Thank you for the pointer!

I skimmed that, eyes kind of blurred over though I guess -- tons of stuff since ~3.5x since I last played. Wink

I get the impression that some enemy are also targeting surface elements now too.

Playing 4.30 has been pleasing.

I still can't be silent when I am waiting for the game to trigger NPC exclamations that allow me to smalltalk. Thank goodness for paranid jewelry!
keep succellus fully stocked with vcrushers and watch the fireworks as it starts to disarm enemies in cqc, assuming their engines are disabled that is

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PostPosted: Sun, 24. Jun 18, 01:34    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I've had another Sucellus built and hope to take it out and re|visit some places with it soon!

CQC, not quite sure what that refers to off hand, but I will be interested to have it team up with me on a some boarding experiments and eliminating for a time the threat of the pirate booze factory in OL.EC that is messing up my route to ratfish waters.

I guess it's the 'forward mounted guns' bit of the buff that explains why I've not seen the Taranis boost around too.

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PostPosted: Sun, 24. Jun 18, 04:22    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

close quarter combat-cqc is where your it gets to point blank range with all guns blazing. sometime even unintentional ram.

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PostPosted: Sun, 24. Jun 18, 09:08    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Ah! Very nice. I like to dogfight and early rep restoring for PMC at the badlands was a lot of fun with the Sucellus and Taranis in tow when the K's began to show up.

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