So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

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Re: So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

Post by ZedF » Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:01 pm

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Re: So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

Post by Profound_Darkness » Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:19 pm

Also they changed the game a little while back so that random encounters couldn't be tried again under the exact same circumstances (or at all) by just loading the last save. They are a bit more random...
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Re: So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

Post by sorain » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:28 am

[quote="The MagusPotential spoilers: I was just out of visual range when it happened. but I heard the shuttle/drone launch sound and saw two smaller versions of the ship hunting me down. Hunters/battle riders of some sort? I was left scratching my head as to where they came from because I didn't get a good look at the original ship and they each looked to be just slightly smaller than the original to me. I have a picture of them here for those who are curious: "http://www.xfire.com/profile/theprimemagus/screenshots/?view#99234894". I take particular interest in those cubes lining the side of the ships...[/quote]

ok, that gave me chills. I swear from that angle that looks like a Imperial Destroyer from warhammer 40k.

Also potential spoilers:
Having ran into The Herald myself, I examined his ship and riders closely. Because I had no mobile units at my HW, he did not deploy them, but I am gathering that like him they dont use reaction drives. Instead they use that garbage disposal like array. Clearly a refined variant on the Zuul Rip Drive. (at least in design appearance) Oddly, it uses Gauss PD. The common points of both Herald and BattleRider designs are the wedge like prow, Spine like middle section, and the jet engine like engine segment. given the counter rotating parts of it, we cant be sure about much. We can see it appears to provide inertalless drive to The Herald. (mind you he was just circling my homeworld at a distance, but the speed and smoothness of his manuvers indicates a non reaction drive to me.) The offset prow on the Riders raises many questions. Barring that large area on the centerline turning out to be a Spinal Mount weapon (which was my inital thought) then the asymetric design is clearly a holdover from the Zuul DE design's we have seen before. the apparent 3 medium and at least 5 small turrets also fits with Zuul armorment levels. As a former player of EVE, I think we are seeing a Minmatar situation here. Zuul keeping to their design asteics, while moving from scavanged parts to manufactured ones. The spinning 3 prong rear section is remincant of a bore ship as well. I belive it is safe to state that this examination is at least somewhat objective.Spoilers end.
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Re: So.. This Herald guy.. (spoilers?)

Post by Sebastian » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:08 pm

It's weird that you can just up sticks and abandon the planet to deal with this bs.... Seems like the civvies would stick around and do a Malheur style standoff instead of saying 'yes sir Mr Imperial sir' while being herded onto the transport ships.

In Rome Total War I had to put cities "to the sword" to deal with the equivalent situation

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