(AKA How far I've gotten through X- BTF)
DUMPED IN SPACE
"Oh great, ass all money and a dead slow ship wi' nae guns".
First find a solar power plant that has oodles and oodles of stock (these will
sell them the
cheapest). Buy as many as you can. Now travel to somewhere that uses only
A mine for example. I did this until I had double my money and then went and
SETA device, because I was sick fed up of travelling at a snails' pace through
Continue to do this or similar runs (involving the buying and selling of energy
you have enough money to fill your cargo hold full of oil from a sun- oil
refinery. Do this
a couple of times and then upgrade your cargo hold to about 50 units.
Do this until you have about 9- 10, 000 cr.
Go and find the TL class transporter who is kickin' about somewhere in the
Talk to him by pressing C and then hire him. Press C again and tell him to dock
same station as you, and then bugger off to the shipyard. Dock and buy an
Go south to Greater Profit (could just be a cunning name?) and get your
dump the Energy Plant near the Crystal Fab. Dock with the Crystal Fab and fill
Crystals (suprisingly enough). Dock with your Energy Plant and set the price to
It's not a lot but it gets the transporters to come and buy your energy cells
going elsewhere. This should give you a fair whack of cash after doing this
dozen times (don't panic if transporters don't come and buy your stuff straight
Once you have a fair bit o' moola go buy some guns.
I would advise buying several different plants and putting them all in the same
because then your transporters from your other factories can buy your stuff
(which means that a bit of money is just recycling itself through the system),
but believe me its worth it.
TIP: If you have a fair bit of money, (and a good reputation with the Split) buy
Quantum Tube Fab and put it in the Family Zein sector. You will get MAJOR MONEY
especially if you do the multi- factory thing. Buy from an Argon Shipyard and
it in the Kingdoms End sector, this is also a good place.
R. GUNNES' ARGONS
You need to find the Argon Battleship in Argon Prime Sector. Tell him you are
and after a wee bit of slagging he'll tell you about about some religious freaks
Goners. That's all he tells you apart from "Piss off or you'll see the bright
of my guns"...or something to that effect. Now go to Cloudbase South West and
Religious freaks in their Goner Temple.
Open your comms and he'll spout some religious crap at you, and tell you about
asteroid somewhere in the Chin's Clouds Sector. Listen carefully and he'll also
that you need to destroy the asteroid to get the storage device free. You need
do this with a Hornet missile found in the Paranid Sectors. Incidentally you
will also need a
mineral scanner to scan the asteroids in the Chin's Clouds Sector for the right
(Buy a couple of missiles just for safety's sake, it'll save you a lot of
travelling if you
happen to fire it by accident or fire it when you are too far away from the
Buy the mineral scanner, buy the missile and head off to Chin's Clouds. Search
asteroid field until you find the correct asteroid, and then blow it away.
data storage device and watch the funky video. Head back to the temple and
you to go and show it the Argon Battleship. They tell you to go to the The Wall
and find the carrier Argon 1.
Go to The Wall Sector and open your comms link to the carrier Argon 1. Some
Bandanna will appear and have a wee chat to you about the nasty Xenon. He will
you some missions. These are, find the Ruined Gate in one of the Xenon Sectors
report back. The gate is found in the Xenon Sector West of Company Pride
back and he'll send you back Xenon territory to destroy their Solar Power
You need a BIG gun for this (the power plants are found in the sector South of
Clouds. Destroy them and report back.
TIP: Make sure you have a good reputation with all the other races as their
needed in the next mission. Also two 25MW shields and two Gamma High
Plasma Throwers would be handy.
HAVE AT THEE
Next mission. Convince the other races to join the Argon and yourself in an
attack on the Xenon mothership. This is found in the Xenon Sector directly
West of Thuruk's Beard Sector, and it is VERY BIG. He will tell you where to
your attacks on the mothership (this involves taking out its big guns so the
other races ships can blow it to f**k. DO NOT LET THE ARGON 1 BE
DESTROYED IN THIS ATTACK.
Once this is done you need to escort the Argon 1 back to Argon Prime which is
of a trek for such a slow ship. It takes HOURS and won't go through a gate
go through it first. My advice is to go through all the Xenon Sectors before
the attack on the Xenon mothership and take out ALL the Xenon Destroyers.
TIP: Upgrade the speed of your ship until it matches the speed of the
destroyers. It will i
nvolve a lot of money for this upgrade as it will need to be done about
15- 18 times.
Once all the destroyers are destroyed go round all the other races and
convince them to join you, and then head for Thuruk's Beard Sector, and go
through the South Gate. Once the mothership has been destroyed you still have
to protect the Argon 1from fighter attack, all the way back to Argon Prime
(remember to through each gate first).
Once you are back at Argon Prime Sector hail the Argon 1 and he will tell you
you are f**ked about getting back home, but as a consolation prize he dumps two
125MW shields and three Gamma HEPT lasers (I don't know why he dumps three as
already got two- maybe so you can take off the ones you have and sell them and
wee bit more cash?).
Anyway that's plot over Ladies and Gentlemen, enjoy the Elite-ness of the rest