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post Jun 25 2007, 09:53 AM
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QUOTE (Badger @ Jun 25 2007, 02:51 PM) *
When I comm, omg....the list gets longer...I think I tried to erase most of those moments from memory though. mrgreen.gif

Don't worry, they live on in RT's collective memory laugh.gif

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post Jun 25 2007, 09:59 AM
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Got my bomber into the enemy home for the game-winning run on their garr...with only 2 racks of missiles. 1 minute and one very much alive enemy garr later, i left the game to shouts of "BOOT THE F'ING RETARD" doh.gif


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post Jun 25 2007, 04:11 PM
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Squad: Rolling Thunder

Stealth Fighter.
Miner Killing.

Perfect lineup, no D, tons of time to wipe out the miner.

I hit cloak and start moving, get up to full speed, get JUST into range...

and pod myself with extreme fury on the largest asteroid in the sector.

I've never heard Raziel and Terralthra laugh so hard.

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post Jun 25 2007, 04:32 PM
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You're forgetting the funniest part: you had already huntered the shields down and were about 1/4 into the hull of the miner, passing it at full speed, and as you were turning to keep your utl on it, you rammed the He3 rock at full speed.

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post Jun 25 2007, 05:10 PM
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QUOTE (juckto @ Jun 24 2007, 08:37 PM) *
Getting promoted to bomber pilot when I was a (3), panicing and ripping out. Then counter-blaming everyone else for expecting a (3) to know what the $#@! to do.

I remember that game. I'm surprised you hung around after that hate-the-newbie pile-on.

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post Jun 25 2007, 05:25 PM
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commanding my first game against aarm
buying tech for the other team (yes, this happens some times, not on purpose ofc.@#(!)
ramming too hard htts, which end with podded people (sorry muad tongue.gif)

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post Jun 25 2007, 06:03 PM
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My biggest mistake: Voting Nak into XT


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post Jun 25 2007, 06:06 PM
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Relying on others to stop bomb runs.

(in pick-up games... its not much of an issue in SGs given all PK are trained in bomber ramming)

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post Jun 25 2007, 06:15 PM
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I'm surprised you hung around after that hate-the-newbie pile-on.

I'll take that as a compliment wink.gif

I remembered another one: I was flying with a new hider. Start of a game I get in a scout and head to the nearest aleph, then turn off ap so that my ship wouldn't stop on the other side like it does. Then I turn away from the computer for a moment to do something.

Over ts I hear "Oh, hey such-and-such. Quick, get on my team man! ... hang on, I'll see who I can boot to make room for you. hmmmm, guess it'll be Gibblets because he just flew straight into a rock."

Turn back to the screen:
++ You have been booted by your commander! ++


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Usually though, "skill" is used to covertly mean "match the game exactly to my level of competence." Anyone who is at all worse than me should fail utterly (and humorously!) and anyone better is clearly too caught up in the game and their opinions shouldn't count.
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post Jun 25 2007, 06:41 PM
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I was a TP2 scout. I flew into an enemy sector. Missiles were still on. There was a scout coming straight on at me. Like, straight on, a dreg scout, I knew I had seconds before it noticed me. It was dropping probes in a line towards the aleph. I unmounted missiles, no room! Crap, I jettisoned the first thing in my cargo, unmounted and thrusted directly up.

The dreg scout picked up one of my unused TP2 probes without ever knowing I gave it to him. I screamed as I saw it all happen on F3.


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post Jun 26 2007, 12:06 AM
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I believed Valor when he told me that GT Armor Plating HTTs didn't need the station shields to be down.

It was funny. Kinda.
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post Jun 26 2007, 03:02 AM
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i think one of the biggest mistakes, or at least the funniest was when during a pu game, the first time i was on a map with "dark" sectors, i hopped into an int to chase down a lone bomber headed towards our expansion, most of the team is on a bomb run of their own...i launch from the exp, bomber is ~3k away, i boost with all my might towards the bbr... at 1k from the bbr i smash right into a dark asteroid right as i hit top speed . . .
exp goes boom soon after

the second biggest mistake i have done was trying to htt the red door of an ic garr after spending 5 minutes lineing up and getting a distraction bomb run on a techbase organized.... gorram red/green deficiency in my eyes!

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post Jun 26 2007, 03:18 AM
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Flying around in F3 with the wrong radar mode, and failing to pick up many pods I could and should of.

Shiny, if you read this, I want to apologize for that.

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post Jun 26 2007, 04:34 AM
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Antistacking as often as I do. It's always a pain in the ass.

QUOTE (slap @ Oct 7 2009, 01:28 AM) *
good point, I concede.
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post Jun 26 2007, 07:21 AM
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here's an old one i remember.
it was way back in 2001 i think. we had one of
those AZ saturday night 6 teamer game going on.
old zone games if i remember right.
mcwarren was our commander. we had set up
a tp2 drop and i launched from one of our
outer bases. i was the only bomber to launch
from that base and as i did a lone htt entered
thru the aelph. i turned and docked to get an
interceptor. when i launched in the int the htt capped
the op. i remember mcwarren screaming

i waited 20 seconds for the "you have been booted from your team"
screen to come up. it never did. thanks mcwarren tongue.gif

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post Jun 26 2007, 12:34 PM
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My bad luck with aleph res...
First time not paying attention have thewhole team waiting for me to res the aleph and go through for our bomb run on their tech, I get bored flying twords the aleph and right click... res away.

A different time I turret for serb and decide to start shooting all our missles with ff on, i manage a couple abs, then we set up for res, he fires away and so do I. when nothing happens he goes balistic about his dud res.

Also when I was a newb being given a HTT, and actually having a run with me. All I knew was you go through the enemy's door. So I get there and bounce and bounce for about two minutes before they manage to kill me, later I found out I didn't shoot EMP at the base plus it was the red door.

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post Jun 26 2007, 02:48 PM
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Capping an Outpost when Deng was comm just as a HTT appears in our Garr sector. I then proceed to launch to D in an Int instead of my HTT and our Garr gets Capped.

I was ashamed and I think I must have apologised to him a dozen times.

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post Jun 26 2007, 03:42 PM
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Hahahah, the biggest screwup I've made.... I started commanding.

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post Jun 26 2007, 03:52 PM
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Minigun, Booting was off in zone games smile.gif

I remember a lot of games where comms were extemely mad at their inability to boot people smile.gif .

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post Jun 26 2007, 04:08 PM
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I've had so many I won't even try to list them.

The most entertaining was me being the victim of the first Pookard Maneuver.

Cap ship wars. I was piloting a fully turreted Devestator. I line up on Pook's Assault ship. He cloaks and outruns me. I turn around to head back into the fray. Pook uncloaks directly behind me and his turret gunners let me have it while mine are tied up with another target. Boom. Dead Devestator.

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