Rebel Galaxy........Firefly anyone?!?

By on November 19, 2015 1:57:51 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums External Link

the_Monk

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For anyone who is even remotely a fan of FIREFLY.  This little SP of a gem released Oct 20th, I just got around to trying it out a few days ago.  Aside from the obvious firefly flavour it feels like Freelancer in some ways?

It's DX11, has a fantastic soundtrack, comedic value and well combat is just FUN! 

 

Oh......and it's $20 on STEAM!!!

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November 20, 2015 9:59:41 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

really?  No one remembers FIREFLY?  hmmm.....

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November 21, 2015 12:27:35 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Quoting the_Monk,

really?  No one remembers FIREFLY?  hmmm.....

I remember Firefly quite well...

 

"This could get 'interesting'....."

"Define 'interesting'."

"Oh God we're going to die..."

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November 23, 2015 6:50:22 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I keep trying to forget it.

 

Thanks for reminding me of it again

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November 23, 2015 7:29:43 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Quoting uberlicker,

I keep trying to forget it.

 

Thanks for reminding me of it again

It's a hell of a lot better than that Star Wars crap.......product placement advertising for kids.

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November 24, 2015 12:27:09 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

Oh come on guys.......FIREFLY had some of that good ol yankee western charm!  Cowboys and Indians in space......does it get any better?!? 

 

 

About the game.  Best SP experience (in this genre) that I've had quite possibly in years.  The controls are easy to pickup (think arcade), the visuals are nice enough without lagging your machine to shit when things get dicey (big bad battles), the soundtrack is probably the best soundtrack for a game in recent memory and the game is not just about getting that next ship progression crap.  In fact one could easily just keep upgrading the default ship and fly that all the way to endgame.  In this game tactics and weapon/defense/subsystem upgrades are much more important than the ship you put/use them on.

 Easy to pick up, hard to put down; definitely worth the $20 on STEAM.

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November 24, 2015 1:37:50 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Firefly was awesome - criminal that it was canned. I guess most people would rather see CSI: Portland, CSI: Crapsville, SVU, Numbers, Bones and all those other lame shows.

 

I will see if this game is my cup of tea. I have been on a nostalgic Elite tour so maybe this will be what I am looking for.

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November 24, 2015 3:44:39 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Quoting ChungasRevenge,

Firefly was awesome - criminal that it was canned. I guess most people would rather see CSI: Portland, CSI: Crapsville, SVU, Numbers, Bones and all those other lame shows.

 

I will see if this game is my cup of tea. I have been on a nostalgic Elite tour so maybe this will be what I am looking for.

I'd much rather see Firefly....though that 'CSI: Crapsville' sounds intriguing...

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November 24, 2015 7:46:05 PM from Ashes of the Singularity Forums Ashes of the Singularity Forums

Sorry Monk, but the Rebel Galaxy players are rather busy playing the damn game than replying to you. ^^

I love it too, a nice "simple" in a good way game. 

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November 25, 2015 4:52:32 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I have finished the story.  I have purchased the biggest/baddest ship in the galaxy (BLACKGATE) and I am now relaxing, cruising around harvesting and still looking for those all elusive alien hardware gear drops.  So, since first officer has the con and I'm lounging in the captains bunk, I figured I'd write some general experience and tips down for others interested. 

 

1.  Don't rush to the story missions.  The difficulty of all missions (including the story missions) is relative to your 'installed upgrades/components'.  The type of ship only matters in so far as some have more turrets/broadsides/component slots but it is actually the level (MK1, MK2, MK3, etc. etc.) of each installed part that determines a mission's overall 'difficulty rating'.  I finished the story game using a ship (ICARUS) which was still a corvette class (like the starting ship) but had 2 more turrets than the starting ship.  Of course I upgraded the ship as I went along (spent several millions of credits doing so) and had to use speed and tactics to defeat the larger vessels (frigates, destroyers, dreds etc.) encountered.

2.  When you are in the map (sector map by hitting SHIFT) check for system difficulty.  I always chose to hang in the one's with EXTREME difficulty because the chances of better loot drops seemed increased.  Of course this was frustrating at times due to overwhelming odds especially vs the larger more heavily armed ships but if you're careful you can control how many enemies you 'pull' from a mob and can whittle them down one by one.

3.  Especially in later game you will get pulled out of warp a lot.  This gets insanely frustrating.  I inadvertently found a bug.  If you hit M (map key) to go to map just as you're about to have to exit warp (either due to an asteroid field or enemy ships etc.) and then hit it again to zoom back to your ship you'll have skipped past 'the danger'.  Especially helpful during long merchant mission drops etc. where getting pulled from warp 5 times in 45 seconds just to skip around an asteroid field or to dispatch some low-level mob is just frustrating to say the least.

4.  Put money into shields (of course) but also engines and boosters.  Once you get to the RADOVICH (Hauler accessible through the merchants guild) you're in the easy money.  I put null-grav boosters on the RADOVICH, an MK5 shield and an MK5 (must be MK4 at least) deflector and ran almost exclusively dead-drop missions for 1 or 1.5MIL credits a piece.  All without firing a single shot from the broadsides.  Talk about THE blockade runner in the game.  Warp in, the enemy inhibit your engines, you null-grav boost up to the station anyway and done.  Obviously you should have lots of flak turrets by this time and that MK5 deflector comes in handy keeping you alive while the null-grav re-charges.

5.  Always grab the missions from the highest level of system you can survive in.  Usually the best (most lucrative) missions spawn at the respective 'guild offices'.  If you don't like what you see, grab them all.  Exit the station.  Re-enter the station.  Go to your missions and drop them all, then check for new missions.  Rinse and repeat until you find that mission of a lifetime!

6.  Once you have about 20MIL credits (the BLACKGATE is about 16MIL) you'll have enough for the BLACKGATE and at least some late-game turrets/equipment.  Get it and enjoy cruising around 'melting the galaxy'. 

 

So far I have only captained the starting ship, the ICARUS (the ship I 'finished the game' in), the RADOVICH (the money-maker for me), and now the BLACKGATE.  I will try some of the others with different loadouts now that I'm playing in sand-box mode.

 

Some potentially helpful links I found:

 

Visual list of player ships in the game:

http://imgur.com/a/QaJho

 

List of ships and their costs (although I think some costs have been tweaked by the devs since this list):

http://rebelgalaxy.gamepedia.com/Ships

 

 

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December 4, 2015 12:15:58 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Shiny!  We just need a small crew, them as feel the need to be free.

 

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December 4, 2015 1:01:11 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Thanks for the head's-up, I hadn't heard of this one...

 

Firefly is too quirky to have the mass appeal for it to be a regular Fox show, but Fox also didn't want to sell it to the SciFi channel or anyone else either.  The way that Newscorp works is that they screw everyone in the end - Firefly was no exception..

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December 4, 2015 1:54:43 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting tid242,

Thanks for the head's-up, I hadn't heard of this one...

 

Firefly is too quirky to have the mass appeal for it to be a regular Fox show, but Fox also didn't want to sell it to the SciFi channel or anyone else either.  The way that Newscorp works is that they screw everyone in the end - Firefly was no exception..

 

to newscorp: gorham 

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