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[Game On] Navy Field: Imperial Arcadia Rises Again

Lady EriLady Eri Registered User regular
edited May 2009 in Games and Technology
Navy Field is a game where you start with a crew and a small frigate and join massive naval battles to gain experience and credits to upgrade your ship and crew experience. Eventually you will have to hire on more crews and maintain a powerful warship full of airplanes and/or torpedoes.

The fights are between usually two teams, not necessarily even in numbers, but even in firepower. Generally these teams are random unless you get involved in the clan stuff. You play on a stretch of ocean and attempt to manuever and fire against the enemy ships until they are all sunk or you are all sunk. There are a several different types of weapons you can concentrate on, and different ship types from Battlecruisers and Carriers to Submarines.

You can download the client for Navy Field here. It is free, and very low on the spec requirements. I recommend choosing the third banner from the Client Download list and then choosing the middle download: NF1244_fullclient.exe 428584 kBytes

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Basic Controls
F makes you go accelerate.
V makes you decelerate.
G centers your screen on your battleship.
Left Click orients your guns.
Right Click sets a trajectory/course.
Space Bar fires your guns.

We are on the Arionza Server.

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    SurikoSuriko AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    You know what a fucking fantastic game was?

    Navy Field.

    Nostalgia all up ins.

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    InzignaInzigna Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Are we talking about it, or are we past that.

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    Mr RayMr Ray Sarcasm sphereRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    What? Navy field still is fantastic. What isn't fantastic about it?

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    ValkunValkun Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I would be up for a Game On. Unless they deleted my Japanese carrier. Oh gods, how do I use carriers again?

    You know what would be awesome? A space themed Navy Field.

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    Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    This looks pretty fucking cool.

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    Lady EriLady Eri Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Okay made this into a Game On thread.

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    SurikoSuriko AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Downloading the client now. I wonder if my old account and trusty German battleship are still there.

    I do hope they've done something about the sometimes torturous waits for the rooms to become ready, though
    Valkun wrote: »
    You know what would be awesome? A space themed Navy Field.
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    Edit: Ow. My eyes. I forgot this had a fixed resolution. It looks so bad on my 19" LCD. :(

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    Lady EriLady Eri Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Eve is so laggy.

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    ValkunValkun Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I'm all for playing. What server do you guys want to go with? There are submarines now?

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    plehpleh Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I miss my god damned CL Brooklyn back in the beta days. :( Then the beta ended and they introduced a pay model for a game not really worth the price they charged. :(

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    vhzodvhzod Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Fuck torp walls. That is all.

    Edit: Wait, you have to pay for it now? I thought all it had was a cash shop.

    Further edit: Navy Field is nothing like Eve. Why? Because you actually directly control your ship.

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    ValkunValkun Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Installing now. My old login was accepted on the site, I'll let you know if I can play. It looks like there are "premium" membership accounts with increased money/experience rates.

    There's also this in their guide, but it could be out of date:

    1) Navy Field is a free game, therefore, it is not mandatory to purchase subscriptions or items.

    Edit: Nothing beats the feeling of successfully navigating a Torpedo Wall.

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    ValkunValkun Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Logged in just fine. Checked all three servers, looks like my ship is gone. Aww well, wasn't having much fun playing a carrier anyways. Someone decide which server we should play on and I'll join you tomorrow.

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    Lady EriLady Eri Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Arizona is the one I chose. Don't know if it corresponds with location or battleship names though.

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    psycojesterpsycojester Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Suriko wrote: »
    Valkun wrote: »
    You know what would be awesome? A space themed Navy Field.
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    ?

    So what you're trying to tell me is that Navy Field involves a ton of sitting around mining before the game starts being fun in any way shape or form?

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    do you have to zoom so far out that all of your enemies are just square outlines and target locks?

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    MagitekMagitek Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    EVE is an awful representation of fleet or submarine warfare. It's a great game but it really doesn't measure up for the old war-type feeling. I wish it had accurate ship controls and arc based turrets.

    PS you don't have to mine for eve to be fun; join a low-sec pirate corp, so long as the corp arent stingy they'll more than likely be happy to provide you with warfunds to keep the battles flowing. A testament to this, I did it myself a few weeks ago, rolled a rifter pilot and have not gone back to my main since.

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    plehpleh Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    vhzod wrote: »
    Fuck torp walls. That is all.

    Edit: Wait, you have to pay for it now? I thought all it had was a cash shop.

    Further edit: Navy Field is nothing like Eve. Why? Because you actually directly control your ship.

    They introduced a pay to play model right after beta ended. But in all honesty the game was nowhere, and in my opinion still nowhere, near the amount of polish and fixing it needed to justify a pay to play model. Obviously other people agreed because they got rid of the subscription thing pretty quickly and made it free to play with restrictions on xp and money gain unless you bought special account boosts from the store.

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    arc based turrets in space? what. but I get what you're saying.

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    MagitekMagitek Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Omni-directional turrets are pretty stupid in my opinion; the more powerful the turret, the less arc it should traverse.
    Positioning and flanking then become extremely important in larger warfare; currently in EVE it doesnt matter where you approach from- only the distance, vector and speed.

    Edit: I think we're talking about different topics; I wasn't referring to projectiles, but the cannons firing them.
    Example: ship can only fire from its front 30 degrees either side with main weaponry.

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I believe you're forgetting that space is a vacuum so a projectile will move in a straight line regardless of its weight and speed.

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    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I stopped playing this when I was taking ages to make money and xp to get my german coolboats and switched to a 22" widescreen monitor and found out they have no widescreen option and it looks terrible and makes it incredibly difficult to aim. Have they got 21st century resolutions available yet?

    Wren wrote: »
    I believe you're forgetting that space is a vacuum so a projectile will move in a straight line regardless of its weight and speed.

    A projectile in a vacuum on earth will follow a parabolic trajectory, you mean there is negligible gravity in space. And to be a complete pedant, if an object has a weight then by definition it is being affected by gravity (weight being the action of gravity on a mass).

    Oh and wren you're completely misinterpreting him, I think he means turrets can traverse the same angle in the same time regardless of how powerful they are? I dunno, I've never played eve.

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    Kane Red RobeKane Red Robe Master of Magic ArcanusRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I stopped playing this when I realized I had nowhere near the skill required to make the German line of ships work the way they are supposed to. (Slightly longer range guns, less damage, less armor + No patience for kiting things = Bad times). But I might be willing to fire it up again and try the US or British Navy.

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    Lady EriLady Eri Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Shit I am already approaching a German light cruiser...

    I plan to eventually get a Europa though.

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    ValkunValkun Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    So, server? I assume ships aren't shared between them. I stopped playing because I switched to carriers too early. Didn't have good enough planes to do much.

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    IgelIgel Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I personally am on the New York server, but another fellow is on the Arizona one. I can change if the Penny Arcadians decide on a different one though. Also, I love the UK ships, and recommend them. That or US for your first nation is a wise choice, I believe.

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    ValkunValkun Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    In deference to the one who started this, let's go with Arizona. I'll be on in a few hours starting my career anew.

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    Lady EriLady Eri Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Yay

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    Kane Red RobeKane Red Robe Master of Magic ArcanusRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I seem to remember Arizona being the more newbie friendly server anyhow.

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    ValkunValkun Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    On right now as Valkun if someone wants to offer a target that won't one shot me and take laughable damage in return.

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    Kane Red RobeKane Red Robe Master of Magic ArcanusRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Right, well maybe in an hour or so after I get the game downloaded again.

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    Lady EriLady Eri Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I'll be available in 4 hours?

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    ValkunValkun Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Alright, I've made my decision. Going to go German Submarines.

    Edit: Hate how little damage you do when first starting out.

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    Lady EriLady Eri Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    With my German Carrier and your German Submarine (Both in the future) we shall be unstoppable*

    *might be stopped

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    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Oh cool I've still got an Emerald, an Emden and a Z99 on Arizona. I can't even remember if this thing has guilds or not, and how do you turn off the music?

    ed: Okay yeah there are clans, do we have a PA one?

    Oh, now I remember why I stopped, I need 300k credits for an Admiral Hipper and I also only have 9k points for crew.

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    TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    This game was cool but I always sucked so bad at manually aiming the guns...

    Maybe I can be a suicide torp ship.

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    ValkunValkun Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    This game was cool but I always sucked so bad at manually aiming the guns...

    Maybe I can be a suicide torp ship.

    Now that they have Submarines, you can go torpedo AND dive underwater where people can't see you.

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    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    All of my BOs are either a long way from subs, or already past them :|

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    Kane Red RobeKane Red Robe Master of Magic ArcanusRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Sooo, no friends list or way to contact other players until I have a radioman?

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    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
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