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#3498537 - 01/19/12 04:59 PM Anyone play X3? Reviews and comments appreciated
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Like the title says, anyone play any of the X3 games? How does it play like? What can you do in the game? Does it have multiplayer?
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#3498559 - 01/19/12 05:17 PM Re: Anyone play X3? Reviews and comments appreciated [Re: - Ice]
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Yeah, I do, and like it a lot, though I don't play it at the level of depth "Serious" X3 players do. I prefer zipping around in a fighter or heavy fighter to trading or empire building.

Do a search in this forum because there are about 10 of us here who play, and we've discussed the game, along with tips and resources, at length.

Latest thread:

http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3469614/all/X3_Albion_Prelude_new_x3_expan.html

But there are more informative older ones, which would be helpful for a new player.

Your best bet is to check out the egosoft forums. Very helpful.
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#3498588 - 01/19/12 05:41 PM Re: Anyone play X3? Reviews and comments appreciated [Re: - Ice]
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Ha, I start playing X3 reunion again. I also have X3 Terran Conflict...but one game at a time.

In X3, you can be a trader (buy low, sell high), miner (mine asteroids), pirate, police and whatever you can think of. You can also own a fleet of ships (huge capital ships or tiny scout ships) and factories.

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#3498590 - 01/19/12 05:43 PM Re: Anyone play X3? Reviews and comments appreciated [Re: - Ice]
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I do every few months, right after forgetting what I'm doing. LOL
I've never gotten to the point of building stations, which I regret. It's pretty fun following the story and horsing around some on your own. You can beat down ships just short of destroying them, the crew bails and then you can leave your ship to claim it. You can set your fleet to automated duties while you do your thing, but that's about the point I get sidetracked with something else and I don't learn to make good use of that.

Get the cockpit mod if you go with X3:TC, see the big sticky thread for info. I throw in some cheats sometimes too, to get moving again. There's a nice menu style mod for that.
I don't bother with my flightstick, the game is better suited to kb/m IMO.

The videos show you what you can do pretty well. Plus the cool soundtrack. wink
These are for X3:R, but same thing. TC has far better controls than the mess of menus from R.





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#3498591 - 01/19/12 05:44 PM Re: Anyone play X3? Reviews and comments appreciated [Re: - Ice]
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You should give X3 Albion Prelude a shot
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#3498611 - 01/19/12 05:58 PM Re: Anyone play X3? Reviews and comments appreciated [Re: - Ice]
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Can someone tell me how combat plays out? Do you just click to select a target and start firing ala-EVE or do you have to aim ala-Freespace?

Do your crews level up?

I'm also guessing there is a storyline that you can follow... so is this kinda like "Skyrim in space"?
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#3498619 - 01/19/12 06:05 PM Re: Anyone play X3? Reviews and comments appreciated [Re: - Ice]
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auto-aim software will aim for you, to a limited extent. there are two modes of fire- straight ahead, and aimed via the mouse cursor. if you are good with programming your HOTAS, you can set it up to do both, which is handy.

think your marines can get better, but just for boarding other ships. not sure about crews.

re: skyrim, sort of/kinda
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#3498716 - 01/19/12 07:30 PM Re: Anyone play X3? Reviews and comments appreciated [Re: - Ice]
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pepper, have you tried the Poisoned Paranid start in either TC or AP? Nice reward when you complete the mini plot for it.

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#3498783 - 01/19/12 08:40 PM Re: Anyone play X3? Reviews and comments appreciated [Re: - Ice]
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No, I haven't- might have to
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#3498850 - 01/19/12 10:12 PM Re: Anyone play X3? Reviews and comments appreciated [Re: - Ice]
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Such a good game, my only warning is that it can be a real monster to get used to and learn. There are some good guides thathelp a lot though. It is definitely worth the effort. My current game I have a decent couple of factories running and some freighters configured to sell my product and do general trading. You can do some pretty cool stuff.

It really is a freeform game that you can really play how you want.

If you get frustrated at the sstart, just post here for some help.

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