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Post by longshot on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:33 pm

Not much to say here - I'm an old bloke, I've been playing Moonbreakers as a stress relief since about 3-4 weeks before the Steam invasion, and I'm a C/C++ programmer slash 3D graphics designer slash Forex trader.

Interests - creative writing (Ferc Polo I love your work), developing games, music, cricket, and throwing a stick for my border collie.

If you see me online pls say hello. At least before you kill me - its only fair to give a gentleman's warning eh?
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Post by Ferc Polo on Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:26 pm

longshot wrote:Not much to say here - I'm an old bloke, I've been playing Moonbreakers as a stress relief since about 3-4 weeks before the Steam invasion, and I'm a C/C++ programmer slash 3D graphics designer slash Forex trader.

Interests - creative writing (Ferc Polo I love your work), developing games, music, cricket, and throwing a stick for my border collie.

If you see me online pls say hello. At least before you kill me - its only fair to give a gentleman's warning eh?

I've played with you many times. Great to have you on the boards!
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Post by longshot on Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:36 pm

You mean you've smeared my entrails across the blackness of space many times Smile I had you square in my sites during a big melee yesterday, thought yes, this is my first kill against the Savior of Val Dorr'n - and with a 500 cred bounty to boot. A missile hit home, half a volley of cannonshells, you were blowing smoke as I trailed you around an asteroid. Lock established, I released the dagger missile from 400m - then a flash of light and smoke and I was back on the launchpad - evidently you had a good wingman in that game!

Thanks for the welcome, great to be here Smile
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Post by Bif on Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:26 pm

You're a goodun, longshot. Thanks for introducing yourself, and thanks for blowing off steam with us =)

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Post by Ferc Polo on Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:06 pm

longshot wrote:You mean you've smeared my entrails across the blackness of space many times Smile I had you square in my sites during a big melee yesterday, thought yes, this is my first kill against the Savior of Val Dorr'n - and with a 500 cred bounty to boot. A missile hit home, half a volley of cannonshells, you were blowing smoke as I trailed you around an asteroid. Lock established, I released the dagger missile from 400m - then a flash of light and smoke and I was back on the launchpad - evidently you had a good wingman in that game!

Thanks for the welcome, great to be here Smile


How to evade in an A-80: Stay near rocks. Fly around rocks. Scream like a girl. Wait for your wingman to save your ass.
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Post by SuPerKen on Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:35 pm

Ferc Polo wrote:
longshot wrote:You mean you've smeared my entrails across the blackness of space many times Smile I had you square in my sites during a big melee yesterday, thought yes, this is my first kill against the Savior of Val Dorr'n - and with a 500 cred bounty to boot. A missile hit home, half a volley of cannonshells, you were blowing smoke as I trailed you around an asteroid. Lock established, I released the dagger missile from 400m - then a flash of light and smoke and I was back on the launchpad - evidently you had a good wingman in that game!

Thanks for the welcome, great to be here Smile


How to evade in an A-80: Stay near rocks. Fly around rocks. Scream like a girl. Wait for your wingman to save your ass.

LMBO!!!! That about sums it up don't it?
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Post by longshot on Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:07 pm

ROFL!! That is brilliant Ferc Smile And thanks for the welcome Bif, I did enjoy flying with/against you yesterday Smile
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Post by jazzycat on Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:45 am

Ferc Polo wrote:How to evade in an A-80: Stay near rocks. Fly around rocks. Scream like a girl. Wait for your wingman to save your ass.

I agree with this tactic, saw a lot of A-80s in the air tonight and that's pretty much it, lol, good times, good games.

Welcome aboard mate! Very Happy
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Post by Ferc Polo on Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:48 am

jazzycat wrote:
Ferc Polo wrote:How to evade in an A-80: Stay near rocks. Fly around rocks. Scream like a girl. Wait for your wingman to save your ass.

I agree with this tactic, saw a lot of A-80s in the air tonight and that's pretty much it, lol, good times, good games.

Welcome aboard mate! Very Happy

I can feel Barracuda in the air tonight. Hold on. I've been waiting for this dogfight for all my life. So hold on~. I can feel Baracuuuuuuuuuda in the air tonight! *Drum solo*
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Post by longshot on Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:12 pm

The truth has come out at last. Its not dubstep Ferc flies to, but early 1980s Phil Collins. I can picture it now...

(on separation from his wingman Loki in a dogfight)...
"Loki, Loki don't lose that Mamba! Cos you're not anywhere, that I can find you"

(after getting obliterated)...
"So take a look at me now, well there's just empty space"

(on seeing someone fly the wrong way with the flag & costing the team a win)...
"How can something so good go so bad
How can something so right go so wrong
But I don't know, I don't have all the answers
I want you back"

(and when Ferc's the one who lost his bearings)...
"How many times can I say I'm sorry
How many times "

(extolling the virtues of the A-80)...
"She's an easy flyer, she'll get a hold on you believe it."
"She's like no other, and I'm just trying to make you see"

Its ok Ferc. I actually have Genesis on my MB playlist...

Hot Beam Cannons, beating down. Burning my shields, just flying around
Hot shells, making me sweat. Vipers getting close, haven't got me yet

But I can't dance. I can't drift.
Only thing about me is the way I explode
I can't dance. I can't jink.
I'm just spinning round shooting at everything.


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Post by Ferc Polo on Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:16 pm

longshot wrote:The truth has come out at last. Its not dubstep Ferc flies to, but early 1980s Phil Collins. I can picture it now...

(on separation from his wingman Loki in a dogfight)...
"Loki, Loki don't lose that Mamba! Cos you're not anywhere, that I can find you"

(after getting obliterated)...
"So take a look at me now, well there's just empty space"

(on seeing someone fly the wrong way with the flag & costing the team a win)...
"How can something so good go so bad
How can something so right go so wrong
But I don't know, I don't have all the answers
I want you back"

(and when Ferc's the one who lost his bearings)...
"How many times can I say I'm sorry
How many times "

(extolling the virtues of the A-80)...
"She's an easy flyer, she'll get a hold on you believe it."
"She's like no other, and I'm just trying to make you see"

Its ok Ferc. I actually have Genesis on my MB playlist...

Hot Beam Cannons, beating down. Burning my shields, just flying around
Hot shells, making me sweat. Vipers getting close, haven't got me yet

But I can't dance. I can't turn.
Only thing about me is the way I explode
I can't dance. I can't jink.
I'm just spinning round shooting at everything.


"Hot Beam Cannons, beating down. Burning my shields, just flying around
Hot shells, making me sweat. Vipers getting close, haven't got me yet"

Can I have my techs paint that on the cockpit?


To be fair, when I lose sight of Loki I stick to a classic from the Who: "Loki can you hear me? Loki can you HEAR MEEEE?"
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Post by longshot on Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:43 am

Following Abstract's example, ping times for each of the servers:-

US West: 210ms
US East: 240ms
Euro: 330ms
Asia: 160ms
South America: 400ms
Australia: 30ms
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