Beyond the Constrictor mission.

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Beyond the Constrictor mission.

Post by Commander Uzi » Sat May 04, 2013 7:03 am

Well this old out of retirement Commander aint so rusty after all. Currently in Galaxy 3 after sorting that elusive Constrictor. So what next for this Dangerous Commander? Are there more missions? Popped off a few Thargoid robot ships here & there but no sign of any Thargoids. Seem to remember in Elite getting into Thargoid Space for some fights.

If nothing more challenging than upping my kill score to make Deadly, should I go instead for a Mission OXP like Ionics?

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Re: Beyond the Constrictor mission.

Post by Diziet Sma » Sat May 04, 2013 7:15 am

As it happens, now that you've done the Constrictor Mission, there are still 3 more 'native' missions to look forward to.. one of them right in G3, in fact.. :wink:

(For Ionics, you'd need to work your way back around to G2)
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Re: Beyond the Constrictor mission.

Post by metatheurgist » Sat May 04, 2013 7:40 am

The best way to increase your kill count is to do all the mission oxps for each galaxy. There are quite a few. A secondary objective would be to save enough CRs to upgrade to a bigger and better ship.

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Re: Beyond the Constrictor mission.

Post by Commander Uzi » Sat May 04, 2013 12:07 pm

Diziet Sma wrote:As it happens, now that you've done the Constrictor Mission, there are still 3 more 'native' missions to look forward to.. one of them right in G3, in fact.. :wink:

(For Ionics, you'd need to work your way back around to G2)
As long as there are still native missions to be had, I will keep roaming around G3 for a while upping my kill tally & collecting cargo from fugitives

How do I get back to G2 though if I want to do the Ionics?

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Re: Beyond the Constrictor mission.

Post by Smivs » Sat May 04, 2013 12:11 pm

Commander Uzi wrote: How do I get back to G2 though if I want to do the Ionics?
You'll have to jump through Galaxies 4,5,6,7,8, and 1 again :)
This will speed things up a lot. :wink:
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Re: Beyond the Constrictor mission.

Post by Cody » Sat May 04, 2013 12:23 pm

metatheurgist wrote:A secondary objective would be to save enough CRs to upgrade to a bigger and better ship.
There's a better ship than the Cobra Mk III? Hmm... a matter of opinion, I suppose!
Don't rush round the Eight just to do OXP missions - the experience gained during the first circuit (and the native missions) will stand you in good stead later.

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Re: Beyond the Constrictor mission.

Post by rayner » Sat May 04, 2013 3:09 pm

Commander Uzi wrote:Seem to remember in Elite getting into Thargoid Space for some fights.
Careful there, it's bad luck to mention the... bugs during flight. The crew can get a bit nervous about the things that lurk out there in witchspace. Unwise to attract the attention of anything nasty, if you see what I mean.

Now, that's all just superstition, I'm sure. But these Quirium drives are a little sensitive sometimes, and you wouldn't want to do anything to disrupt the wormhole prematurely. Remember what the flight instructor back on Lave Station told you about witchspace jumps? Fly straight and true, and you'll have a perfect trip straight through the hyperspace tunnel every time. Never goes wrong. Almost never. Your ship came with a full service history, right?

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Re: Beyond the Constrictor mission.

Post by metatheurgist » Sat May 04, 2013 4:43 pm

Cody wrote:There's a better ship than the Cobra Mk III? Hmm... a matter of opinion, I suppose!
Don't rush round the Eight just to do OXP missions - the experience gained during the first circuit (and the native missions) will stand you in good stead later.
Definitely opinion, but I quite like my Supercobra. Still haven't done the first circuit and I'm sitting pretty at Deadly so I'm doing OK. Sadly, I had to get back to RL so the commander is stuck in G5. :(

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Re: Beyond the Constrictor mission.

Post by Cody » Sat May 04, 2013 6:18 pm

metatheurgist wrote:... but I quite like my Supercobra.
Ah yes, I forgot about the super-ships... definitely better!

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Re: Beyond the Constrictor mission.

Post by Commander Uzi » Fri May 17, 2013 5:04 am

Cody wrote:
metatheurgist wrote:... but I quite like my Supercobra.
Ah yes, I forgot about the super-ships... definitely better!

I added the Cobra3 XT & what a mean SOB it is. Not quite got enough credits yet (WAY cheaper than the Super Cobra @ 300,000) but had to uninstall it as it kicked my ass almost every time I came across it. I will add it again once I have enough to trade in AND kit it out with Military lasers etc.

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