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aZmoDen

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The general checklist or objectives of a 8.1 playthrough.
« on: September 04, 2018, 05:51:38 AM »

So i have jumped back into the game again and I realised id forgotten how addictive this game can be.
However after a week or so running around, building my fleet, I decided to start taking over planets and stations. The problem with this is I havent finished taking over the third system, when my first system has basically returned to its former inhabitants.
Anyway this left me thinking i was missing something.... onward to the point of this post....

Here is my objective list:
start -> build fleet -> do bounties...... <missing some things> ... try to take over things and build an empire

so to all the veterans of this game, what do you guys do? what are your mini objectives in the game as it is so far?
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Re: The general checklist or objectives of a 8.1 playthrough.
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 06:27:21 AM »

You cannot take over planets and the like normally.  Thus, you are probably including the mod Nexerelin, which adds that feature.

What I did in Nexerelin (earlier version) was take the high-level start, take over a pirate outpost or two, then pick off the Luddic Path (because most of their ships have Safety Override or underpowered like Colossus 2), then maybe do some high-reward conquest missions to get some cash.
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Re: The general checklist or objectives of a 8.1 playthrough.
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 09:02:57 AM »

Here is my objective list:
start -> build fleet -> do bounties...... <missing some things> ... try to take over things and build an empire

scavenge the outer rim, do commissions?
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Re: The general checklist or objectives of a 8.1 playthrough.
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 04:47:49 PM »

You cannot take over planets and the like normally.  Thus, you are probably including the mod Nexerelin, which adds that feature.

What I did in Nexerelin (earlier version) was take the high-level start, take over a pirate outpost or two, then pick off the Luddic Path (because most of their ships have Safety Override or underpowered like Colossus 2), then maybe do some high-reward conquest missions to get some cash.

Indeed i am, sorry it never occurred to me to include that. I will give that a go, thanks for the information!

scavenge the outer rim, do commissions?

I did a commission from Heg are there any you'd recommend that you've enjoyed more-so than others?
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Re: The general checklist or objectives of a 8.1 playthrough.
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 05:50:33 PM »

You cannot take over planets and the like normally.  Thus, you are probably including the mod Nexerelin, which adds that feature.

What I did in Nexerelin (earlier version) was take the high-level start, take over a pirate outpost or two, then pick off the Luddic Path (because most of their ships have Safety Override or underpowered like Colossus 2), then maybe do some high-reward conquest missions to get some cash.

Indeed i am, sorry it never occurred to me to include that. I will give that a go, thanks for the information!

scavenge the outer rim, do commissions?

I did a commission from Heg are there any you'd recommend that you've enjoyed more-so than others?
I usually do something similar to what Megas said. I usually go for askonia after hitting umbra though because of the fuel center, central location and high stability market
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Re: The general checklist or objectives of a 8.1 playthrough.
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2018, 05:16:57 AM »

Sindria is almost like a final boss, given the marines needed.  If I can conquer it early, and while they are in disarray due to invasion from another faction, it is easier.
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Re: The general checklist or objectives of a 8.1 playthrough.
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2018, 06:34:15 AM »

With Nexerelin, I usually just pick a mod faction and fight their wars for them. It usually ends when I get tired of having to lug several capital ships around to withstand the constant full-fleet retaliations against me. Early-game with only cruiser and a handful of other ships is best.
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Re: The general checklist or objectives of a 8.1 playthrough.
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2018, 01:21:22 PM »

For a hard playthrough, it'll usually be something like this:

Be pirate.
Chew on independent fleets.
Try really hard not to use >storage command.
*** off TriTach, Blackrock, Shadowyards or other faction and salvage for a good fleet piece by piece.
Do pirate hit lists.
Once money/fleet is a go, bash head into the brick wall that is Templars.
Grab a Doom, Asura, Scylla, Morpheus or Paladin.
Build a killer fleet of a handful of cruisers or smaller. Fight against the odds.
Bash head against more Templars & everyone else.
Bloodied grin.
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