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jerri

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I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« on: February 22, 2023, 05:58:39 PM »

Salamander MRMs are so cute omg( •?• ) when you launch one at the enemy and it starts swerving its like its dodging flak shells(/) or when they turn around and target your engines like
"owo nya? :3c" hehe ~ engine-kun is happy to see me!!(?) and the most adorable thing ever is when EMP-sama comes out but theyre rlly high magnitude electromagnetic fields so u have to have resistant flux conduits!!(?••) but when engine-kun and EMP-sama meet and theyre blushing and all like "FLAMEOUT~!" (?´?)?: ?hehehe~salamander MRMs are so adorable (?´???)?::?


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BigBrainEnergy

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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2023, 06:09:09 PM »

Most sane Starsector player.
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Nimiety

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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2023, 08:13:34 PM »

ECCM salamanders are the bane of all frigates.
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Jackundor

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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2023, 10:30:16 PM »

the hell did i just read
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CapnHector

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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2023, 03:27:13 AM »

May I suggest editing missile_salamander.png to get something along these lines?
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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2023, 05:34:05 AM »

Nani!?

(I have no idea what is happening)
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Doctorhealsgood

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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2023, 05:43:14 PM »

Nani!?

(I have no idea what is happening)
Salamander noticced ur engines
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Sometimes i feel like my brain has been hit by salamanders not gonna lie.

BCS

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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2023, 09:07:22 PM »

Take this *** back to Reddit.
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blue ore yellow josh

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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2023, 06:10:59 AM »

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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2023, 04:06:33 AM »

In all seriousness, does anybody seriously consider adding salamanders while fleetbuilding?

Would love to hear about when and why - for me they always have been just a MAJOR playerside pain in the engine.
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Zsar

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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2023, 06:41:51 AM »

4x linked Salamander on Drover seems to work nice. I originally put 2x Sabot + 2x Harpoon and 4x Sabot on them, but they would never fire the Sabots.

Vigilance seems to work better with Salamander instead of Pilum, while still being sufficiently stand-off-ish to not just get run down.
(Originally tried Typhoon Reaper but they always went too close and were killed with conventional weaponry. Sabot would be better for the hardpoints, but is wasted on the system.)

... Those two come to mind, and both are currently "okay but meh". Will probably not make it into the endgame fleet, but they can be easily acquired in the build-up phase.

FWIW: Using sporadic Salamanders is useless, because their elaborate flight path will take them in places where all the PD has no other targets in range. One must deploy some "critical mass" at once or nearly at once to see effects. But when they do work, I quite like how they separate single ships from the main blob. Helps a lot with overcoming the own fleet's "anxiety" while the enemy is calculated as "stronger".
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WhisperDSP

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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2023, 09:12:41 AM »

Salamanders on 5-10 Omens. EMP the enemy to bits.

Doctorhealsgood

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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2023, 08:41:38 PM »

A while ago i loaded a couple of Sentries full of salamanders with ECCMs and slapped a gamma core with systems expertise and missile specialization in them. Of course there might be more details about it but i forgot the rest. I can't tell you how effective it really was but what i can tell you is that there was a LOT of salamanders flying.
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Void Ganymede

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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2023, 10:15:55 PM »

Massive synergy in Salamanders and Broadsword spam. Force shields to come up into kinetics, flares leading them in, 10/10.

Fast Missile Racks do wonders on both Salamanders and Pilums. Salamanders and Pilums also attack from two different directions.
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Aramoro

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Re: I LOVE SALAMANDERS!!!
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2023, 05:43:46 PM »

Salamanders can bend the very perception of people using them.
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