Duel Downs

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Re: Duel Downs

Postby Joecairo » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:30 am

Um...where are all these challenges? I can only find two fleets on the DuelDown map.
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Re: Duel Downs

Postby Ramcat » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:50 pm

Joecairo wrote:Um...where are all these challenges? I can only find two fleets on the DuelDown map.


Actually there are only two starting matches posted right now. When you beat that one, and respond with your pilot and credit count in the taunt (write it down before you fight the mission), you will get a retaliation mission that beats yours, and so on.

The names of the two starting missions are:
Ramcats Duel Down 1 Pilots 35 Cost 98210 (See Challenge forum)
Rancats Frigate Fighter (no Cruisers) Duel Down 1 Pilots 112 Cost 99285 Let the frigates fly!!!!

I forgot to name the second map as a DuelDown and misspelled my own name! Arg!!

If you respond to either of these the series of matches will begin.

And as a request to the community, all those who have played a series or two through, please post a starting map. And as a special request to Berny_74, Sadistic, and 123stw. You guys have had some awesome fleets, some of those would be great starting places!! Post them, Please!

PS. I was just looking through the challenges and saw Berny_74's (Berny in the challenge list) DuelDown named:
Down to 32 Pilots and 70807 credits (on map DuelDown1)
Since it is public it is also a starting point for a "duel down".

PPS. I just posted another strating point match/challenge:
Ramcats DuelDown 2 Pilots 35 Credits 80889 (on map DuelDown2)

The starting fleet is nothing, easy to beat. The point is the interaction and fleet changes you need to make as the credits and pilots drop. Very innovative play and will cause you to retool your ships (teach you more about what they can do). And you'll find that one fleet in the series that was just a bear to beat (difficult). They are treasures....
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Re: Duel Downs

Postby Ramcat » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:45 pm

123stw wrote:I think we should skip the author name. Like SAC, you can label it as Dual Down 1-1 x pilots y credits


I've been thinking about this. I wanted to leave author name because it tells you who you'll be dueling with. For instance, I would duel you anytime. You present a great challenge. But it does make it hard to find the "duels" in the challenge list.

This is my thought at a fix:
DuelDown Ramcat 3 Frigate Only Pilots 250 Credits 98123

Move the author name (the person you'll be dueling) to after the challenge type, makes it easier to find them in the list (sort by Taunt). BTW, sort by map is another good way to find them, if the author named his map (DuelDownX).
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Re: Duel Downs

Postby Sadistic » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:14 am

I put one up...word of warning though i started big. 179 pilots 89,642 creds.
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Re: Duel Downs

Postby thc » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:17 pm

I have a suggestion, and that is to make the "down" only for credits. That way, people can still use fighters and the winning fleet won't always be predictably a single cruiser.
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Re: Duel Downs

Postby Ramcat » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:34 pm

Sure you could do that.

Just name it:
DuelDown thc 1 Credits Only Pilot 516 Credits 99973

Actually if we had a game mode for DuelDowns it would be one of the options you could set when creating the challenge.
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Re: Duel Downs

Postby Cetiah Nova » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:40 pm

Ramcat wrote:Just name it:
DuelDown thc 1 Credits Only Pilot 516 Credits 99973


If its credits only, why record the pilots at all?
Shouldn't it be a simple "DuelDown thc 1 Credits 99973"?

I don't have the game on this PC and I don't remember off hand... can you use parenthesis in a challenge name? "Dueldown (thc 1) Cr 99973" would look a lot neater.
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Re: Duel Downs

Postby Ramcat » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:42 pm

Good catch!
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Re: Duel Downs

Postby Berny_74 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:27 pm

Cetiah Nova wrote:
Ramcat wrote:Just name it:
DuelDown thc 1 Credits Only Pilot 516 Credits 99973


If its credits only, why record the pilots at all?
Shouldn't it be a simple "DuelDown thc 1 Credits 99973"?

I don't have the game on this PC and I don't remember off hand... can you use parenthesis in a challenge name? "Dueldown (thc 1) Cr 99973" would look a lot neater.


Thought it was credits and pilots?

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Re: Duel Downs

Postby Ramcat » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:47 pm

Berny_74 wrote:Thought it was credits and pilots?


Well, all of the ones I have posted are. But as an option you could do a "credit only" DuelDown.

Cetiah Nova wrote:I don't have the game on this PC and I don't remember off hand... can you use parenthesis in a challenge name? "Dueldown (thc 1) Cr 99973" would look a lot neater.


Yes, you can do that.
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Re: Duel Downs

Postby Ramcat » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:28 am

@Sadistic,

Can you repost that challenge (did you leave Nomads checked?)? It says you have content I don't and I can't download it....

BTW: I'm noticing that more and more with challenges. You don't have the same content, go get it from the website. I presume it is Nomads causing this and the box is automatically checked?
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Re: Duel Downs

Postby 123stw » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:57 pm

Lol I won the frigate only dual down. 4 frigates with only ion is no match against my 1 frigate with 27 armor.
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Re: Duel Downs

Postby Ramcat » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:40 am

123stw wrote:Lol I won the frigate only dual down. 4 frigates with only ion is no match against my 1 frigate with 27 armor.


I wouldn't say "no match" on my machine I won the first two times I ran it and lost the third. 2 out of 3 my favor isn't bad. But your fleet can win and had only one pilot so that's a win!!!!

Good job!

You make some awesome rebel frigates, it was a pleasure dueling with you!!
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Re: Duel Downs

Postby 123stw » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:42 am

Oh for real? Okay let me see if I can make one that wins more consistently.

To be honest I only deployed this armored fleet once... I was trying to set up a 3 frigate fleet earlier that hopefully can't be beaten with just 1, then the whole armor idea just pops in my head.
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Re: Duel Downs

Postby Ramcat » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:10 am

@123stw
I still win 2 out of 3 on my machine even at that steep angle. :)

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