I noted this down on TV Tropes; really the Fiber Wire in general is pretty hard to use in Freelancer. It’s not bad, but neither is it all that good, especially since the actual Fiber Wire is superseded by the free stethoscope, as you said.
The only mechanical difference is that it costs 2 gear weight instead of 1, which…isn’t much of a downside.
Anyone knows where the circuit board is in the alerted colombia map? Just dumped my target in the machine but can’t find the circuit to turn it on and the red box is not on the trees. Guess I will have to restart.
Chose ‘Incapacitate(?) a Lookout’ PO for a showdown in Sapienza. It was the 1st level, but I had to look everywhere to find one. And where was he? The only single lookout in the whole map? A plainclothes civilian in the Ether lab.
He got a well-deserved explosive golf ball to the cranium for making me go on a quest to find his stupid .
Hey, a cold, calculated killer might get the job done no matter what, but they also come prepared with the right tools to do the job correctly as quickly as possible. A professional like 47 is likely going to use the tool that is specifically designed for the job once he has it in his possession, rather than everyday items that can be used for the same purpose but are not meant for that purpose, on the off-chance that they’ll break while in use. I know gameplay doesn’t have that risk, but if we’re talking playing as 47, come on people, we’ve got to have some standards here.
I wanted to test what would happen if I pass through a frisk while my illegal weapons are not loaded in my inventory, the frisk went through normally but at the end the guard said “this is no good, sir!” and draw his pistol and I got compromised.
Spurred on by getting a PS5 and having much faster load times, I decided to play more Freelancer. I managed to collect all of the weapons again and get Prestige Level 3 in under a week, which is surprising since Prestige Level 2 took me 2.5 months to get. Based on load times being about 30 seconds faster on PS5 and taking 5 campaigns to Prestige, the console saved me about an hour and a half of waiting on the loading screen. I guess the moral is the reduced load times made the mode a lot more engaging to me!
What really surprised me about playing Freelancer again is that there’s still some safe spawn locations I’ve never seen before, like the one on the balcony of the Chawls in Mumbai and one at the café Noel Crest eats at in Ambrose Island. Props to IO for adding so many potential spawn locations!
Something interesting is that with this recent progress, I’ve earned more XP from just my performance in Freelancer missions than I’ve earned from challenge and performance XP from every other mission in the trilogy: 5,944,525 XP out of a total 11,225,080 XP. Based off of my progress toward Employee of the Year, I’m now 35% of the way done with Freelancer!
I’m not 100% sure but because he slipped on a banana, it could register as a drown and because it was falling in water, that does count as a push fall kill. So maybe it registers as both cuz of the banana? Try testing it out in contracts mode a few times and see what results you get.
What counts as drowning seems inconsistent in this game. It might vary with locations? For example, if you drag an unconscious body in Hokkaido’s outdoor hot tub it counts as a drowning kill. I don’t think the same counts as drowning if you drag an unconscious body into Haven’s water though, weirdly enough
I take my hat off to you for this. I play Freelancer a hell of a lot, but it’s taken me absolutely ages just to collect everything back after just one Prestige and I still haven’t got everything back yet.
Once I have, I don’t think I’ll be doing it again! Think I’ll just stick to enjoying playing Freelancer with a full inventory.