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Post by milo » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:22 pm

ok i have my own theories of how to win a reang but i only played one once and only for a day. so i was wondering what strategies everyone uses because i might start playing them more until i wane myself off the perma's.

the one day i played all i did is land in ports the first time i entered the system they are in(this gives you 100xp for discovering them) and killing npc's. i worked my way all the way up to 5th place this way and it was the 10th day of the rebang. took about 3-4 hours and 2kfuel

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Post by dirt » Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:33 am

(Builder method)
day 1:

Buy taxi, do taxis like a mad man till you have about 800k.

Mark all the ports you hit with a flag watch for spice ports and other ports with good trade routes.

Buy galaxy whale and max cargo. Trade till you have a few mil to start out.

Buy a biodome or 2 or 3 depending how much you plan on playing. Plant dome away from starbases as they will likely be found an taken soon if you put them near a base.

Get colonists to dome set to prison build 100% refinary.

Day 2:

Make money through trading as you defend your planet and build the radio reciever. Get resources/colonists while your goin for defenses to save on warp fuel. You should have your bio2 an reciever done on the second day. Begin (prison) building broadcast reciver. Plant another dome and repeat the steps from day one.

Day 3:

Your bio 2 should be done and you have just enough time to get the solar built on prison with your new 5000 population(as you add colonists fomr ports or earth).

After the solar is done its a good time to do about 15%research and 20 percent military and w/e harvest is left and by now you should be able to tax the hug outta your col, use the money for rushing as you prolly built a ocean earth or mountain you can set taxes up around 7-10 percent.

Day 4 - 14

Repeat the steps in day 1 - 3 and you should come up with about 150k followerts by the end.

When im in building mode i don't usually build weps facts on my cols, i don't build the "special building"(cept for church of earth) or the refinary3 as its all about the followers.

(builder/invader)

Same as above but you'll spend alot of time scouting around to find your enemies planets and killing npcs. If you spend the first 2 days building you should have a 5k rep so you can get the isc and not have to use the seth.

If you going builder/invader style you really only need to build 2 cols to get yourself a good amount of money for invading and not have to worry about trading and killing npc's for cash.

(Pirate Meathod)

The pirate meathod is balls to the walls do taxis, get money, you can do the galaxy whale trade meathod for cash. But being a pirate means you prolly arn't building so you don't have cols to make money for you.

So you skim about the galaxy killing every npc and charachter you find. Invade everything granted you have the cash for it. Then rd the cols or simply rape them for more money.

The downside to this is in exeption to nightmare, pirates don't usually end up in 1st place as they don't have the amount of followers that a builder will have, thus you make very little exp per hour as builders are makin 500-2000exp an hour.

I hope this helps a bit. I'm sure everyone has their own way of doing it, but thats how i do it, seems to work out pretty well.

P.S. If your in a seth and come across a system full of 16-20 yellow npc's just go the other way, i lost 3 golds to my idea of raping npcs in isc's and igs's.

I'm sure im leaving some things out but give it a try, it works.

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Post by milo » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:45 pm

also you can do escorts and give the npc the command to go ahead and then just ditch them and sign up for another taxi. half the time they make it and you get the cash and exp. :lol:

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Post by petertje » Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:15 pm

my standard pirate way:

day 1: get 100k from taxiing
buy merchant freighter.
use merchant freighter to taxi and trade around (buy cargo holds) until you have 600k

buy galaxy whale and trade around until you have 1,7mil in cash and and ship value (mostly this means a little more than 700k in cash).

buy merchant freighter with neutrinos and start searching around the galaxy, go to bartenders to find out about artifact and igp's and search the routes for as much black holes as you can.

If you got yourself some money buy seth or CEO ship with fusion weapon, at day 3-4 look around sol for some easy colonys to take and then start looking for builders planets. Look where you think colonys are most obvious to find.

Pitty this plan works very shitty these days :?

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Post by DarkLStrike » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:08 am

petertje wrote:my standard pirate way:

day 1: get 100k from taxiing
buy merchant freighter.
use merchant freighter to taxi and trade around (buy cargo holds) until you have 600k

buy galaxy whale and trade around until you have 1,7mil in cash and and ship value (mostly this means a little more than 700k in cash).

buy merchant freighter with neutrinos and start searching around the galaxy, go to bartenders to find out about artifact and igp's and search the routes for as much black holes as you can.

If you got yourself some money buy seth or CEO ship with fusion weapon, at day 3-4 look around sol for some easy colonys to take and then start looking for builders planets. Look where you think colonys are most obvious to find.

Pitty this plan works very shitty these days :?
This is great, i use a similar strategy in every rebang I play with a few differences:

Buy a falcon to start if you have high dex. They are good for escorting, since you can steal your escort's money, usually one can net an extra 30-60k per escort. They can effectively kill npcs that are not in ig/seth/isc/battleship (npcs in these ships tend to have negs and nukes) with short ranged weapons, even corporate flagships, sometimes.

Buy Hullbanger drinks way before you get a whale, they're cheap and easy to afford.

Cruise and arti/igp hunt with the whale, don't change back to merchant freighter, whales yield way more revenue through trade.

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Post by wormites » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:57 am

dirt Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:33 am Post subject:


Or if in doubt the best of dirt's methods, backstab your corpy :lol:

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Post by dirt » Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:31 am

wormites wrote:
worms = not good at rebangs


Or if in doubt the best of dirt's methods, backstab your corpy :lol:
And if by backstab you mean, when your corpie takes all the planets personal, then boots you from the corp. ROFL. donkey if he woulda kept the corp togather he'd of had gold, but he broke it up left me dry an hangin like you guys did to him.

The great thing about rebangs is you don't have to deal with politics, shoot everyone (just like ya'll did to me on day one). So you could say you guys got wut was comin to ye. Not to mention i stopped playin that one for 7 days and still managed to get teh gold. All you guys had to do was build or kill npcs anything, you can't farm exp off one or 2 cols alone and expect to win rofl.

It is a shame you guys all spent tokens an the only one that got a medal was nexty gettin a silver.

Besides i was gonna let him still get teh gold then he started personalizing planets. I was gonna make it so i finished on exp point behind him. Didn't he invade you guys right after you booted him to?

Plus your corpy was helpin me wtf, you shoulda let me pod you instead of nexty, that way he woulda given up earlier, and it wouldn't have hurt so much when he was tryin to make his last stand and i ended up podding the 4th place guy with like 50 mins to go. Wow i edited this like 3 times i just keep thinkin of more to say.

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Post by DanathSC » Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:21 am

Make 1 million in the first 500 fuel spent. If you fail, just go to another rebang and try again. The first 2000 fuel determines the gold or silver.

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Post by cheeser » Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:17 pm

1. Get in taxi ship
2. Buy freighter
3. taxi til about 1m for whale
4. trade til you get about 7m cash
5. get seth/grav/battle scanners
6. kill npcs
(this is on armedeggon)

On other rebangs:
1. Get in taxi ship and taxi
2. Buy freighter
3. Get your dome locations and plant them early
4. Get whale and build
5. Tax cols a bit
6. Get isc, take good cols near sol.

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Post by Starblazer » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:01 am

All you need to do is make money and play the game how you like to and your skill should win rebangs :). Try to have fun and you never lose (so to speak).

DanathSC wrote:Make 1 million in the first 500 fuel spent. If you fail, just go to another rebang and try again. The first 2000 fuel determines the gold or silver.
Lies....thats a waste of time :? . You can do nothing but fly around discovering ports with your first 2k fuel and you can still win a rebang.

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Post by Moriarti » Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:29 am

I usually enter a rebang on the 1st day and park on Mars before entering any port (important b/c before you gain any experience you can sleep for free in UN space); then after 2/3 days I have 4.5k+ fuel AND most of the UN protection is coming off of many first/second day colonies.

This does give me somewhat of a disadvantage because I have 0 exp day three, but I find that not only are the ports more forgiving in their demand by this time (which expedites the process of building up starting cash) AND all of the ports that I discover grant me 100 exp, which players that start first day do not get, thus aiding the exp-gap.

I have not attained a gold yet with this strategy, but it seems to ensure me a medal (although competition on the rebangs is nothing like it used to be) as I have two silvers and four bronze on the six rebangs I have played since returning from a long hiatus.

Hope this helps!

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Post by Moleman » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:11 am

Moriarti wrote:I usually enter a rebang on the 1st day and park on Mars before entering any port (important b/c before you gain any experience you can sleep for free in UN space); then after 2/3 days I have 4.5k+ fuel AND most of the UN protection is coming off of many first/second day colonies.

This does give me somewhat of a disadvantage because I have 0 exp day three, but I find that not only are the ports more forgiving in their demand by this time (which expedites the process of building up starting cash) AND all of the ports that I discover grant me 100 exp, which players that start first day do not get, thus aiding the exp-gap.

I have not attained a gold yet with this strategy, but it seems to ensure me a medal (although competition on the rebangs is nothing like it used to be) as I have two silvers and four bronze on the six rebangs I have played since returning from a long hiatus.

Hope this helps!
All of my medals came from this tactic, I only ever built 2 zounds from scratch in all my rebang playing time.

Cash comes from killing npc's and raping cols for cash, ive NEVER been in a whale in my life and v v v rarely do escort missions.


My order of purchases for a sure top3 finish were as follows,

Merc freighter
Exp charges
nutrinos
seth

However this waw back when bangs were fun and there was stiff competition for gold, haven't played a bang since the LIS days with viper and nightmare so these tactics may now be outdated.

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Post by milo » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:47 pm

umm for those who don't know this, you get the 100 exp from discovering a port if you land on the port the first time you enter the system. i only ever played 3 rebangs and i got 13th place one time by ONLY landing on ports for the 100 exp. no killing npc, invading, trading, etc. i only played that one for 2 days too.

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Post by Talak.Winstar » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:40 pm

KILL LOTS OF ALIENS!

You can make alot of exp on killing aliens on and after the third server of a rebang.

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Post by Smeagol... » Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:27 am

talak...your a hugging idiot....


btw....I got my bronze from straight up taxiing...that's pwnage :P

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Post by Nightmare » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:02 pm

If my techniques would be of any use these days I would post them (I haven't played a rebang in ages so I don't really care if anyone knows how I play, or rather how I used to play).

Should I ever return and pick up rebangs again, I will be sure to add some useful tips/ a strategy in here.

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