Posts by Martind Forlon

    This ship is imo the best used for special tasks. Back, in days when I played, it was succesfully used in actions against capital ships. It also nicely worked against fighters using mostly guns. However against missiles equipped fighter and good anotimissile defense it do not have much chances. Properly used (equipped) it can be also devastating against ancient drone(s), but you are limited in ammunition. It also can work for ambushes ... you go cloaked to place where hostile players "kemps" and release few capital ships torpedos .. result of these torps explosions can be surprising :D

    btw, if you want play only in 1080p then 1070 Ti is all what you need, and it is much cheaper as this new serie of GK cards. Imo where power is really needed. or where will be needed is VR. I tried it this summer for a first time and it is amazing how senses can be "fooled" ... it was great experience, however it was clearly an issue for my head, so I will stay with classic monitor for gaming in foreseable future :) . I thought about graphic card when did last PC upgrade, but nvidia seemed to me as clear winner (bcs real usefulness and performance in games)

    Can be this above published? ... I think we do not have such summary for LF update here on portal and maybe is good idea to have it as standalone annoucement especially for new players which have no experience with CF mod and are not familiar with recent development.

    Source: Lost Fleet update released news - Crossfire 2.0 mod for Freelancer - Mod DB

    Crossfire 2.0 bonus mission - Lost Fleet


    What can you expect from the Lost Fleet bonus mission? Aside from the many improvements on Crossfire 2.0 new story content is available. It tells the tale of a long forgotten faction that fell victim to the 'Great War' between the Western Alliance and the Eastern Coalition. You will be able to discover a new, very unique region of space full of new secrets, new friends and old enemies.

    Lost Fleet is created as a strong foundation for future-updates in which the newly discovered region of space will evolve ...

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    Crossfire Short Stories Part XVII - New discoveries in the Sol system?


    By Balefire

    Sometimes it is hard to distinguish bad luck from good.

    On his way to a new assignment in Sol System, very junior Order Lieutenant Nico Slate had flown his brand-new Horizon from Liberty space through Bretonia without serious incident. A few encounters along the way had resulted in criminal pilots either retreating after a brief exchange of gunfire or sheering off before engaging. Lt. Slate suspected that his sleek very heavy fighter, bristling with weapons, was just too intimidating to present a desirable target for them. Being young, however, he told himself that his piloting skills were the source of his successes. Pleased with both his new ship and with his good luck—no, skill—he was smiling and humming a cheerful tune right up through the Hyperion System and nearly to the Warp Anomaly. It was there that both his ship and his luck went awry.

    Forewarned, he had avoided the weapon platform orbiting Sylvin, and was making his final approach to the Warp Anomaly when a wing of Xenos fighters swooped down on him, unleashing a barrage of gunfire and missiles, overwhelming his shields, setting off hull and equipment damage alarms across his console. Wise despite his youth, Lt. Slate chose discretion over valor. At the best speed he could coax from his power plant, struggling to control his damaged ship, he entered the Warp Anomaly.

    He arrived in Sol System somewhat rattled, and although his on-board repair systems and shield batteries sufficed to make his ship flyable, his guidance, communications, and maneuvering systems were well below optimum levels. Several times in his long journey he was forced to reorient his ship from unusual vectors, realigning himself and calculating better trajectories. During one of these stops in Sol asteroid belt close to Mercury, his long-range_scanner registered an anomaly, but it soon disappeared. He saw it, or one very like it, again later at extreme range, but once again it disappeared. It was a puzzle, but Lt. Slate had no time to investigate puzzles: he was intent on surviving the rigors of a long journey through Sol System, including the debris of many battles and the obstacles presented by the asteroid belt.

    When he finally arrived safely at Order Military HQ and reported for duty, the “possible anomaly sighting, possibly unstable” was recorded in the records of his debriefing. His superiors decided against immediate investigation; resources were spread thinly as it was, the lieutenant's ship had damaged and unreliable systems, and nobody else had reported any unknown anomalies, unstable or otherwise. Perhaps someday when conditions were more settled and more ships and pilots were available, a search could be mounted. Meanwhile there were many more urgent priorities with which to deal, and the report was essentially forgotten.

    Lt. Slate helped to deal with those more urgent issues, in his subsequent career flying many patrols and engaging in many successful sorties. He had neither the time nor the inclination to look for the anomaly or anomalies, although he mentioned the sightings whenever he told his story to appreciative bartenders or squadron mates. It was a good story, with both good and bad luck, fraught with danger and hardship, but with a happy ending. The phantom_anomaly sighting was merely a mysterious detail, much like a tale of undiscovered treasure, and like many such tales it became a persistent rumor.

    Sometimes, investigating rumors results in surprising and even lucrative discoveries. Whether one or more uncharted anomalies exist in Sol System, and where they might lead, has yet to be determined by some intrepid_ explorer.

    How to start the bonus mission?

    It can be done ONLY during active SP Campaign! Use one from offered "campaign pauses" during missions added by the Crossfire mod and go explore asteroid belt in the Sol system. It is big area, but with 'turreted view' you can find unusual 'things', like are for example anomalies, at long distances. First 'pause' is offered by Juni and King when you will for a first time visit bar at Order Military HQ in the Sol system. It will have automatically launched short cutscene where you will be asked if you want to continue. Chose answer "No" and campaign will be paused. You can then freely look around, explore and/or buy better ship or equipment and continue in campaign later (note: you will be unable to get normal missions, it is hard coded restriction). When you next time return to bar at Order Military HQ, the same cutscene will repeat. Chose reply "Yes" and SP campaign will continue.

    What you could find in the Sol system may be a real surprise to you ...

    Hello, StatiZkyZ,

    nice review, really! :sehrgut: ... I have just one question: did you found bonus mission? :musik: (something is saying to me that not ... :zocken: )

    If you have no idea what it is ... then I suggest start first with read this: Crossfire Short Stories Part XVII: New discoveries in the Sol system?

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    I've edited above mentioned article and added there short guide ...

    BMGs is what you may want learn about if you want make quick, but "illegal" money ... for legal trade the best are Alien Organisms. Smugglers generally know the most about trade. ... just be warned that encounter with police may be fatal in these cases :) . Then there are special days, and places where can be purchased something on one station and sell with good profit in nearby station. .. and special capitol is multiplayer cooperation with trade, there can be produced huge amount of money in relative short time.

    These, and all other ofc have profitable routes. However there is only a few stations which buy these somewhat special goods for higher price. These "sell" places also chainges daily (some days can be that there is not any station for sell) with Dynamic economy. It also is possible that at certain days there will be much higher profit for these, but not sure about this. Maybe (IOC)Wanderer can give more accurate information.