Last night I dropped into the drop-dead-gorgeous system of Diso, and when I came across what I initially thought was a small group of pirates (turned out to be a Pirate Cove) I figured it was a great chance to crank down the TAF and grab a few spectacular screenshots. As the Cove kept spewing pirates, the battle became a bit bigger than expected, and eventually I decided to destroy the asteroid as well.
In the course of the battle, I took just over 600 pics, from which I selected the best 141 to use as my screensaver. Of those, I selected the best 73, resized them to 900x720 for forum use, and uploaded them to a Photobucket album.
Anyone who want to see the entire album can go access it at: http://photobucket.com/Diso-battle
The full collection of 141 .png images in 1280x1024 resolution is available to download as a zip at: https://www.box.com/s/wl33iw3g5yte8mqmn9jr
(65MB) They make great wallpaper or screensaver images.
The shots showcase CSOTB's and Griff's talents extremely well. Many thanks to them and the authors of other OXPs that make an appearance in the shots as well!
So now, some highlights from the collection.
First up, a Moray Star Boat in all its angry glory, flashing warning patterns across its skin, like the sea-creature it is.
A nice example of CSOTB's custom shields taking a hit.
But soon he's dead...
A Sidewinder loses a panel.
About to fly through my cross-hairs..
A Krait takes a hit. I like the blue flare of the shields being hit, and the hot-metal afterglow on the hull.
And another hit.
A Cobra MkIII scores a hit on my shields while I line up on his friend.
Silhouetted against a nebula.
The Custom Shields doing their thing again.. this OXP is a must-have, IMO.
Cobby loses a panel.
Here's one of the things that one almost never notices in the heat of combat. When the damage on a Griff ship becomes severe, the engines start to stutter and flicker on and off.. great stuff!
Just 200 metres ahead of me, the Cobby turns into hot metal and even hotter expanding gases.
Hot on the six of the Cobby's friend.
The scenery is great.. a pity there's no time to admire it..
Time to get rid of the Pirate Cove.
When moving at just over 290 m/s, 66 metres is a close encounter of the "oh SH*T!" kind..
Those lasers are HOT!
Another nice Custom Shields touch.. scoopable fuel leaks in combat. Note the vapour-trail of fuel leaking from the Cobby MkI, which goes up and then down towards the bottom-left of the screen.
Goodbye, and thank you for playing.