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by Jacxis
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Challenges and Tournaments
Topic: Some Old Challenges...
Replies: 0
Views: 13395

Some Old Challenges...

I have some challenges online that I would like to publicize a little... #4967176: Raptor's Ambush SWARM Pilots: 10 Fleet Budget: 16,000 All ships require engines No fighters A small-scale skirmish in a tiny battle zone. I wouldn't consider this a very difficult battle, though it can be rather trick...
by Jacxis
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: New Admiral-in-training...
Replies: 12
Views: 15915

Re: New Admiral-in-training...

Praetors wrote:Damned free-time-killer university... -.-'''''''''''''''''''

Damned free-time-killer internship, in my case.
by Jacxis
Wed May 29, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: New Admiral-in-training...
Replies: 12
Views: 15915

Re: New Admiral-in-training...

In the meantime, if you can't find any 'lurkers' with challenges, try sorting existing challenges by date, difficulty, number of attempts etc. Some of the old challenges are pretty tough, and they will revolutionize the way you build your fleet. I do have a couple of challenges online as well.
by Jacxis
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Gratuitous Modding
Topic: [Mod][WIP] So I'm having a go at buffing the Empire...
Replies: 25
Views: 8461

Re: So I'm having a go at buffing the Empire...

Maybe instead of an armor bonus you could make a shield module that adds a "reflective/absorbative surface/something" to the ship's hull, reducing beam laser damage. Knowing that much about tech and lasers, I think Imperials could do that. This would solve the tank problem while remaining...
by Jacxis
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Modding
Topic: [Mod][WIP] So I'm having a go at buffing the Empire...
Replies: 25
Views: 8461

Re: So I'm having a go at buffing the Empire...

Progress - 29/03/13 Imperial Weapons Platform One of the few uniquely-Empire units in the game, I'd like this thing to have a niche set distinctly apart from the other frigates. - Bonuses changed to 25% shield, -25% speed. It can certainly be capable of moving, but it should not be fast. As a trade...
by Jacxis
Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Modding
Topic: [Mod][WIP] So I'm having a go at buffing the Empire...
Replies: 25
Views: 8461

Re: So I'm having a go at buffing the Empire...

And Jacxis, thank you for being the only person who retaliated to my anti-fighter frigate challenge who unticked the parasite and outcast boxes. :) As a Mac player, I don't have the parasites and the outcasts either, so I get irritated when people don't uncheck the boxes. Hence I make it a point to...
by Jacxis
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Modding
Topic: [Mod][WIP] So I'm having a go at buffing the Empire...
Replies: 25
Views: 8461

Re: So I'm having a go at buffing the Empire...

About the beam lasers and the shields... that was a typo. I meant cruiser laser, not beam laser. (Though, come to think of it, a CL spam would break any shields now, wouldn't it?) I'm pretty happy with all that you've suggested =) For example, if anyone made a Ballista ship that makes use of it's cu...
by Jacxis
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Modding
Topic: [Mod][WIP] So I'm having a go at buffing the Empire...
Replies: 25
Views: 8461

Re: So I'm having a go at buffing the Empire...

First up, before I say anything else, AYE to green beams. I always found the Empire awkward to play (the Alliance as well, but that's a different story) but never quite figured out a good way to modify them. Shields are great, being able to retain full strength until they fall. Making the shield too...
by Jacxis
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: My frigates are pathetic?
Replies: 31
Views: 11239

Re: My frigates are pathetic?

I have an Imperial Weapons Platform design that packs 8 EMPs. A generous amount of armored anti-fighter frigates usually keeps them well protected, and they work well behind a row of cruisers.
by Jacxis
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: Ship Design by Race thread
Replies: 5
Views: 3302

Re: Ship Design by Race thread

There's this particular cruiser design I have that makes use of mainly cruiser laser. I used it first on the Swarm, before I went back to create a similar version for the Order. I have the stats currently, but I'll need to check the exact modules I used later. Offhand I can recall that I've filled a...
by Jacxis
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: Challenges - do you rate, retaliate, message?
Replies: 7
Views: 15749

Re: Challenges - do you rate, retaliate, message?

I usually rate, though of late I haven't been doing that (forgot to ><). Retaliate... I always do if my fleet is worthy enough, i.e. it's not boring, and it can stand up to a couple of attempts. Sometimes I do retaliate even if my fleet is severely unbalanced (full fleet of ion cannon frigates?) for...
by Jacxis
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: Too Cruiser-Heavy Gameplay?
Replies: 38
Views: 12132

Re: Too Cruiser-Heavy Gameplay?

It is pleasing seeing 5-6 fighter squads mow through fleets of 20+ cruisers and frigates in a matter of seconds, though. The Gravity Well mission in battle mode (against the Empire) can be cleared with pure fighters alone :P And you'll get truckloads of honor points as well. There are some kinds of...
by Jacxis
Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: [Parasites] My fighters suck?
Replies: 11
Views: 5895

Re: [Parasites] My fighters suck?

You could also try posting challenges to yourself and pitting the different variants against each other.
by Jacxis
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Support
Topic: HELP! Girl gamer needs advice with GSB
Replies: 4
Views: 2478

Re: HELP! Girl gamer needs advice with GSB

Steam usually doesn't give me any problems... for me, even if they do, after a while they usually disappear by themselves. But as far as I know, Steam's support isn't too shabby. Have you sent a help ticket or asked around on the Steam forums yet? With that comes my question, why buy GSB from steam?...
by Jacxis
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Gratuitous Space Battles
Topic: Challenge lobby usability
Replies: 9
Views: 3290

Re: Challenge lobby usability

As a Steam player on a Mac I do face the same problems because the Parasites DLC is not available for Mac players. And thanks to people who often forget to uncheck their tick-boxes I have no incentive to buy the Outcasts to play any Outcast challenges (since I assume that most of them require the Pa...

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