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DF|-dill11 09-26-2004 10:21 AM

Mines
 
I just can't figure out how to lay thermal mines. PLEASE HELP I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING!!!

DF|-dill11 09-26-2004 10:38 AM

Come on people...

Iceman_IX 09-26-2004 02:10 PM

Mines are awesome. I don't know why you posted this in strategy but you have to hit "G" as a missle troop to select your "second secondary" weapon. This will change your nades to mines and then you just press alt-fire to lay them.

This is also the same way you use everyone else's secondary (health/ammo, recon droid for orbital strike, extra nades etc.)

The play is so frantic people NEVER have time to look for mines. I've been getting massive kills just laying mines in popular spots. They don't trigger on your enemies so just place them anywhere (particularly in high grasses, enemy spawn points, camp points, etc.)

Estilia Bane 09-29-2004 10:27 AM

These mines are tripped, not timed, right?

Pho3nix 10-13-2004 03:24 AM

Right.

Alegis 10-13-2004 03:47 AM

yes ppl have to step EXACTLY on them, so best to hide under stairs orso, or entrances behind corners, always work.

Is also very strong for vehicles

on a side note, mines can be shot, and the wookiee rebel class has 3 timebombs

arachon 10-28-2004 11:14 PM

you can use mines to escape from a jedi hero. if you are chased by one run backwards so you face him an lay a mine when the hero walks on it.... KABOOOM!!! you go flying one way the jedi hero flyes the other way (you cannot have friendly fire if this shall work cause then...... (see below)



:explode:

jaemz 11-18-2004 09:54 AM

Mines
 
Unless you know the map requires you to be a pilot, or other special class, pick a rocket/mine guy from the start. When you spawn, lay some mines around your CP / spawn point.

You can lay up to 4 mines (if you pick up more mines from a driod, the 5th mine you lay will make your 1st dissapear). Pick places for your mines that are not outwardly obvious, as the enemy can shoot or grenade them to get rid of them. I personally like to stand close to a wall or entrance-way and stick them there. You can also booby-trap your droids the same way.

Lay some mines from the very start, if you die, the mines stay where you laid them... even if you choose another character class. It is also a good way to tell if the enemy is invading your base (online), because if you see your name coming up as having killed someone, and you haven't fired your weapon lately, you know someone tripped your grenade.

Darth W Bush 11-19-2004 04:02 PM

When your walking up to a base, and there's no enemy in sight, move your crosshair across the floor: when it turns red, there's probably a mine. You can use all the weapons (so also nades) to disable them.

Mountainforest 11-21-2004 07:43 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Alegis
yes ppl have to step EXACTLY on them, so best to hide under stairs orso, or entrances behind corners, always work.

Is also very strong for vehicles

on a side note, mines can be shot, and the wookiee rebel class has 3 timebombs

That's not correct, you can put them on walls to and that works

Landlover13 08-31-2005 08:48 PM

if ur runing from a tak throw em behind u Note: u have to face tank but ther wist i heard putting them on like medics

zerted 08-31-2005 09:23 PM

2 mines bring down any standard vehicle. With standard vehicle meaning any that aren't moving CPs. You can also mine a vehicle and then go run into an enemy, but be sure team damage is off.

Xtermanator 09-01-2005 01:00 AM

Two mines don't take down a standard vehicle... it damages it a bit. Maybe half health, but not the entire thing. Mines are great for Yavin 4 Arena on the outside, or on flanking levels with lots of corridors. I love using them on entrances to chokepoints and towards my last command post on a losing level.

Darth n00b 09-01-2005 04:11 AM

Rhen Var Cittadel is a perfect mine map.
there is so many small wals with a 90 degrees turn that when a enemy takes a swing he won't know what hit him.

Leviathan 09-01-2005 01:41 PM

The only problem with mines is their explosion... Have you ever noticed this effect is tiny ?

Xtermanator 09-01-2005 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leviathan
The only problem with mines is their explosion... Have you ever noticed this effect is tiny ?

Well, depends on what you mean 'tiny'. On unit clutters for chokepoint levels, rushes from enemy groups explode. Against vehicles, alone it would be tiny, but with 4, the standard scout/medium assault vehicle, would be at around %10hp. The downfall is, even if you have team damage off, your team-mates will most likely get caught in the action of the mines, and you'll lose a couple of kills. I love mines, but I hate my AI units.

Leviathan 09-02-2005 09:45 AM

I guess mines explosion's effect has been lowered by Pandemic in SWBF final release... :( (As for many other effects...)

zerted 09-07-2005 12:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xtermanator
Two mines don't take down a standard vehicle... it damages it a bit. Maybe half health, but not the entire thing. ...

They used too. Maybe they changed that in patch 1.2. :blast5:

Darth Derkie 09-07-2005 10:17 AM

I was playing in bw once, and a bot stepped on a mine but the mine wasn't destroyed. It was on Jabba's Palace, Prison CP, and on the stairs.

Xtermanator 09-08-2005 07:48 PM

Darth Derkie, either it was an allie, or the enemies had layed down a mine and one of their allies walked over it.

Darth Derkie 09-10-2005 04:20 AM

No, it was an enemy mine, and a number of allies stept on it, but when they were dead, the mine was still there.

Leviathan 09-10-2005 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zerted
They used too. Maybe they changed that in patch 1.2. :blast5:

I could check out that... But I don't think SWBF's 1.2 Patch has changed this setting...

zerted 09-10-2005 03:50 PM

I checked it out and you are right Leviathan. I clearly remember blowing up vehicles with only two mines. Oh well.

Leviathan 09-10-2005 04:08 PM

I remember SWBF 1.2 Patch has changed ground vehicles' health... So mines can make more damages to them... ;)


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