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    Why are jump points never heavily defended?

    Ok, I misunderstood that. Certainly the Atlantic Wall forced the allies to plan the invasion strongly, but I think also this wall shows how useless static defenses are (there are exceptions of this rule, of course). It didn't take the Allies long to leave the beaches, strong resistance from the...
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    Why are jump points never heavily defended?

    Using resources on a defense system which lead to the surrender of the country in less than half a year cannot be called succesful. The Maginot line failed. It is that simple. The fact that it wasn't conquered is irrelevant, the Germans went around it and achieved their goal. This is the...
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    Anybody else hates the Sabre?

    Nor do I. The Sabre has a crappy calibration, but the Epee is nice. I think you are right, it depends a lot on your way of flying...
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    Why are jump points never heavily defended?

    WW2 has many examples where a static defense failed. However, the Wing Commander Universe features a limited number of jump points (even though there are "secret" jumppoints which sometimes get discovered (not so often like in Freelancer, but still they are found). Therefore, WW2 cannot be...
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    Why are jump points never heavily defended?

    I can just urge everybody who believes that Jump Points aren't defended to play the good old Privateer 1. When you fly through the Blockade Point systems in Clarke Quadrant, you see a lot of military there... However, the front line in the other systems usually shifts pretty fast. Remember...
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    Repair Systems in WC 2 and WC 1... Can I control it?

    I know that I can use the repair system in WC3, I always divert the energy to the guns before and only divert it back if I get hit... It just wonders me that sometimes, the shield generators in WC2 get repaired very fast, while it sometimes takes extremely long or doesn't happen at all, even...
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    Anybody else hates the Sabre?

    I agree on the Raptor. Strong Shields, deadly guns (neutron plus mass driver is the best combination), ok handling... I never liked the Rapier that much, because I think the guns aren't so good.
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    Anybody else hates the Sabre?

    What I really liked about the Rapier was the fact that you actually could see it's age in WC2, just like the Scimitar did in WC1. I liked the Scimitar, btw, it certainly wasn't a Raptor, but it did the job. The Rapier in WC2 is showing its age, certainly, but at least you get a fighter you...
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    Repair Systems in WC 2 and WC 1... Can I control it?

    Is it possible to control the repair systems in WC1 and WC2 fighters? Sometimes I fly with a heavily damaged plane for many minutes, and sometimes the shields and other things get repaired really fast. Is there any way to control this, or is it random? What about the Acc Absobers, is it any...
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    Anybody else hates the Sabre?

    To me, the Epee is much superior to the Ferret, even the Super Ferret (which does not mean I don't like the Ferret, it is a nice fighter, as well), because of a few things... The Epee has Particle Cannons, which I prefer over the Mass Drivers, it has two screens, it has more missiles, and it has...
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    Anybody else hates the Sabre?

    I think the Sabre has a really poor gun calibration. When you have a Raptor, you can hit your targets easily, the same applies for most of the fighters of WC2, as well... The Sabre, however, reminds me of the Ion Cannons of a B-Wing fighter in X-Wing... On paper the firepower is great, but...
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    Anybody else hates the Sabre?

    I just started playing WCKS again (in fact I haven't postet here for several years :), nor did I play Wing Commander for years, but I love it more than ever), and arrived in the last mission of SO1 after winning WC1, SM, SM2, WC2... I play this mission where you are 4 people to take out 2...
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    Information request: WC 1

    Well yes, your arguments are reasonable... how is the pilot/fighter ratio on bigger carriers like the midway?
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    Information request: WC 1

    That is interesting. Does this also apply for today's aircraft carriers? Even though this cannot be compared completely, if we take Airlines today, they have 6-9 crews per airplane.
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    Information request: WC 1

    Only 104 pilots? Isn't that a bit too low, considering that all fighters might be needed on a full alert, and if there are a few pilots that are sick, there will be capacity problems... Greetings Michael
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    New Armor mentioned in WC3

    Thank you... Well it was hard, so I am glad that I have made it... The parties afterwards, well that is another story. I survived these, too, but did not have it particulary well the next day :-) (or as we say in German, Bier mit Wein, das laß sein) It is possible that the Vampire and the...
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    New Armor mentioned in WC3

    Well, maybe it was as volatile as the New Economy. I doubt one could earn money with it, I'd guess the company lost 70% of its value the day the Kilrathi surrendered. Anyway, its not my money... But as Lasers are still used in WCP, it might not have been used anyway.
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    New Armor mentioned in WC3

    Ok thank you very much. Are Manjana and Mekt-Hakkit still here?
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    New Armor mentioned in WC3

    Hello everybody, first of all I would say hello to everybody after I have been away from this forum for several mounths due to my exam (Abitur in German) which needed my attention (it was ok). So I do not know so much about the forum anymore, if there has occurred something special I should...
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    Quadrant / Sector designation

    At Wolf 359 10000 people were killed, so I doubt it could have been that much worse with the Borg Cube at First Contact (or could it?) Anyway Wolf 359, Proxima Centauri and so on are real systems, as is Vega, so I found it rather surprising (and pleasing) that they were included on the...
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