History VideoGame / TachyonTheFringe

16th Jun '17 10:13:03 PM Andrew_Maltani
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** Similarly, the Flare medium laser, the [=GalSpan=] equivalent of the Boron. Simple and effective, even if it isn't as useful against hulls as the Boron, but also not as punishingly energy-intensive or slow as the Deimos heavy laser nor as expensive to keep stocked as missiles.

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** Similarly, the Flare medium laser, Medium Laser, the [=GalSpan=] equivalent of the Boron. Simple and effective, even if it isn't as useful against hulls as the Boron, but also not as punishingly energy-intensive or slow as the Deimos heavy laser nor as expensive to keep stocked as missiles.



* CoolButInefficient: The railgun seems wonderful on paper. A ton of damage delivered via HitScan - which is a boon in the Tachyon world, where every other weapon has [[PainfullySlowProjectile painfully slow projectiles]] that require lots of [[LeadTheTarget leading]]. But the firing rate is very slow, and most importantly every shot eats a ton of energy, so it's impossible to resort to railguns as your only weapon. And even using them with other guns, it doesn't take long before you figure out you'd almost always do more damage by shooting continuously with something else instead of waiting for the railgun(s) to recharge.
** This also falls under CripplingOverspecialization. The railgun takes too many hits to go through even fighter or bomber shields to be worth it, most of the time...but [[AttackItsWeakPoint it destroys capital ship powerplants]] with a single shot.

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* CoolButInefficient: The railgun Rail Gun seems wonderful on paper. A ton of damage delivered via HitScan - which is a boon in the Tachyon world, where every other weapon has [[PainfullySlowProjectile painfully slow projectiles]] that require lots of [[LeadTheTarget leading]]. But the firing rate is very slow, and most importantly every shot eats a ton of energy, so it's impossible to resort to railguns Rail Guns as your only weapon. And even using them with other guns, it doesn't take long before you figure out you'd almost always do more damage by shooting continuously with something else instead of waiting for the railgun(s) Rail Gun(s) to recharge.
** This also falls under CripplingOverspecialization. The railgun Rail Gun takes too many hits to go through even fighter or bomber shields to be worth it, most of the time...but [[AttackItsWeakPoint it destroys capital ship powerplants]] with a single shot.



** The Deimos laser is one of the biggest lasers available to a [=GalSpan=] player. It takes a chunk out of even capital ship shields (to say nothing of the far weaker fighter shields), but it takes a lot of your available energy reserve to fire just one shot, and its rate of fire is almost criminally low. If you miss, expect to wait more than a few seconds before getting off the next one.

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** The Deimos laser Heavy Laser is one of the biggest lasers available to a [=GalSpan=] player. It takes a chunk out of even capital ship shields (to say nothing of the far weaker fighter shields), but it takes a lot of your available energy reserve to fire just one shot, and its rate of fire is almost criminally low. If you miss, expect to wait more than a few seconds before getting off the next one.



* FrickinLaserBeams: It gets to the point that laser bolts travel ''slower'' than railgun shots. Some of the smaller missiles will also outrun lasers!

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* FrickinLaserBeams: It gets to the point that laser bolts travel ''slower'' than railgun Rail Gun shots. Some of the smaller missiles will also outrun lasers!



* HitScan: The railgun. Every other weapon has moving projectiles, but the railgun is instant-hit.

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* HitScan: The railgun.Rail Gun. Every other weapon has moving projectiles, but the railgun is instant-hit.



%%--> (Upon the Zeus's arrival): This is Director Atkins to all Bora warriors: your cause is futile, your weapons inadequate. Weapons command, you may destroy the frigate when ready.

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%%--> (Upon the Zeus's arrival): This is Director Atkins to all Bora warriors: your cause is futile, your weapons inadequate. Weapons command, you may [[spoiler: destroy the frigate when ready.]]
26th Dec '16 12:55:29 AM Andrew_Maltani
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%%* VillainousBreakdown: In the Bora finale, [[spoiler: Director Atkins has one of these while Jake and Susan lead the attack on the Hephaestus Module. He gets back up to GracefulLoser levels and admits defeat when the Module is successfully destroyed.]]
%%--> (Upon the Zeus's arrival): This is Director Atkins to all Bora warriors: your cause is futile, your weapons inadequate. Weapons command, you may destroy the frigate when ready.
%%--> (While still attacking): All GalSpan military, please destroy those fighters immediately. Triple salaries to whoever lands a shot at any of them.
%%--> (When the module's hull is less than 50%): This is Director Atkins. Ten times normal salaries for any who destroy one of those damned Bora vessels, and contract termination for any pilots who fail to harm them. DESTROY THOSE VESSELS!
25th Dec '16 6:46:18 PM Andrew_Maltani
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* ChargedAttack: The [=GalSpan=] Solaris Torpedo is capable of this. Due to its dumbfire nature, it's best reserved for taking down capital-sized ships.
25th Dec '16 6:35:59 PM Andrew_Maltani
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* BadBoss: Baron Hajod, natch.
--> '''Anna Highfall:''' (Starting ''Recovery in good faith'') Out of all the Frontier Barons, Hajod is the worst. I hear he whips his servants with an electron whip for his own sick enjoyment.
--> '''Baron Hajod:''' (After his servants and Jake [[spoiler: kidnap Baroness Onrald's son]]) Quickly now, load him on to the ''Manacle''. '''''FASTER! OR YOU'RE MEAT FOR MY ANIMALS!'''''



** The Boron medium Laser, the go-to weapon for Bora pilots. Its qualities are all largely endearing ones--cheap, decent rate of fire, decent damage to hulls and shields, and relatively modest energy consumption. It's also just a laser, and substantially less flashy than later offerings like the Pulsar laser or Railgun...while being boatloads more efficient than either of those guns.

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** The Boron medium Medium Laser, the go-to weapon for Bora pilots. Its qualities are all largely endearing ones--cheap, decent rate of fire, decent damage to hulls and shields, and relatively modest energy consumption. It's also just a laser, and substantially less flashy than later offerings like the Pulsar laser or Railgun...while being boatloads more efficient than either of those guns.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [=GalSpan=] Regional Director Gustav Atkins. Strangely enough, [=NOT=] the head [=CEO=] Roland Belliar.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [=GalSpan=] Regional Director Gustav Atkins. Strangely enough, [=NOT=] the head [=CEO=] Roland Belliar.



* MoreDakka: One of the weapons you can get is a machinegun InSpace. It's fairly good at damaging hulls, but is virtually useless against shields. Unlike lasers, the machinegun has limited ammo that must be purchased between missions.

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* MoreDakka: One of the weapons you can get is a machinegun machine gun InSpace. It's fairly good at damaging hulls, but is virtually useless against shields. Unlike lasers, the machinegun has limited ammo It comes with 750 rounds, but you can extend that must be purchased to 937 with the Ammo Pack system card, and the bonus in single player: it recharges for free between missions.missions!
25th Sep '16 8:42:27 PM zrice03
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* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Naturally, you can collide with structures like space stations and the like, but AI-controlled craft have no such collision detection. Thus, it's possible to be chasing a ship that ends up flying ''inside'' a solid object, preventing you from following, firing on it, etc.
29th Jul '16 9:53:41 AM DelShiftB
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* SpaceMines: During the training mission, the flight instructor didn't know they were active, thus getting the main character fired upon by these mines.
24th May '16 1:20:35 PM timotaka
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* ButtMonkey: Baron Hajod is a boorish brute who whips his slaves for personal amusement and takes adversity with all the grace of a five-year old. With the exception of a single [=GalsSpan=] mission all your dealings with him involve defeating and humiliating him in various ways, and it is ''delightful'.

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* ButtMonkey: Baron Hajod is a boorish brute who whips his slaves for personal amusement and takes adversity with all the grace of a five-year old. With the exception of a single [=GalsSpan=] mission all your dealings with him involve defeating and humiliating him in various ways, and it is ''delightful'.''delightful''.
24th May '16 1:20:00 PM timotaka
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* ButtMonkey: Baron Hajod is a boorish brute who whips his slaves for personal amusement and takes adversity with all the grace of a five-year old. With the exception of a single [=GalsSpan=] mission all your dealings with him involve defeating and humiliating him in various ways, and it is ''delightful'.


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* EvilIsHammy: Baron Hajod and [[MadScientist Doctor Randall Cassitor]] are by far the two most vile individuals you encounter, and both are very hammy. Hajod shouts out threats, makes bellowing [[EvilLaugh Evil Laughs]] and descends to tantrums when things do not go his way. Cassitor meanwhile oozes arrogance and contempt from his every pore.
23rd May '16 9:49:49 AM timotaka
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Ships under Baron Hajod's command tend to have unpleasant-sounding callsigns like "Punisher" and "Dictator". The actual danger they pose doesn't live up to them, though.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Ships under Baron Hajod's command tend to have unpleasant-sounding callsigns like "Punisher" and "Dictator"."Oppression". The actual danger they pose doesn't live up to them, though.
23rd May '16 9:47:38 AM timotaka
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Ships under Baron Hajod's command tend to have unpleasant-sounding callsigns like "Punisher" and "Dictator". The actual danger they pose doesn't live up to them, though.


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* PragmaticVillainy: In the Bora ending [=GalSpan=] Regional Director Atkins [[spoiler:could easily wipe the floor with the remaining Bora forces after they destroy the Hephaestus. However, Susan Bradley invited the press to witness the battle, and seeing the Director waste resources on a vendetta would only cause [=GalSpan=] stocks to plummet further. Atkins decides to leave in peace.]]
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