X3: Terran Conflict

X3: Terran Conflict

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Albion Prelude worth getting?
So, keep ehairng about how X3 TC is great, its one of if not the best X game, but they always say X3 TC, and refer to albion prelude on its own usually, so is AP that different, and not as good?

just wondering, since im kinda on a budget and want fun without feeling the empitness of my wallet to the depths of my soul.
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Honestly, they're almost identical, except for plot changes and seeing the main story progression.

AP is mostly all that TC is, same universe, but has quite a few additions such as new items or ships, and of course the new plots.

The most "complete and full" package of X3 will be Albion Prelude. It really comes down to taste, a lot of people like Terran Conflicts plots and missions better, and also find TC to be more challenging. However if you're just interested in having the most expanded content available, AP is "better" for that reason.
Evil_Satoshi Jan 27, 2014 @ 4:51am 
I prefer TC loaded withsome mods There are a few nice feats in AP, but the gameplay is combat oriented only which is really boring after a while, when you discover this is all scripted and ships respawn all the time. Endless battle...
Hekantonkheries Jan 27, 2014 @ 9:44am 
so as far as just dicking around, wanting to do the trading/building stuff, more or less to burn 4-5 hours a day when im bored, albion prelude add anything to that, or would Terran conflict have all that there is to get on that side of the game?
Hekantonkheries Jan 27, 2014 @ 10:22am 
on a second note, how is AP handled? separate game you can choose to run, or is it, you download AP and goodbye TC?
Silvermane Jan 27, 2014 @ 1:03pm 
TC and AP run side-by-side.

I like Albion Prelude better because of the cool new ships, some of the story quests in TC are a painfull grind, and the war sectors are more fun than more of the same.
Originally posted by Hekantonkheries:
so as far as just dicking around, wanting to do the trading/building stuff, more or less to burn 4-5 hours a day when im bored, albion prelude add anything to that, or would Terran conflict have all that there is to get on that side of the game?

Albion Prelude adds in more content, thus more to do via Trading and such.

Originally posted by Sorkvild the Raven:
I prefer TC loaded withsome mods There are a few nice feats in AP, but the gameplay is combat oriented only which is really boring after a while, when you discover this is all scripted and ships respawn all the time. Endless battle...

I wouldn't really call AP "Combat Oriented only". There's War Sectors now, which cause new challenges for Traders, but don't elliminate the ability to setup trade networks or simply be a trader.

It certainly has more room for Combat, but I wouldn't be so harsh as to say it's only good for Combat.

You can also download a mod to turn off the War Sectors, in fact, and enjoy the entire game exactly the same as TC, but with the additional Content and new Plots.

As well as Spoilers: The War can eventually end via Plots
Last edited by Captain Buzzkill lPaladinl; Jan 28, 2014 @ 6:16am
Evil_Satoshi Jan 28, 2014 @ 3:52pm 
Originally posted by Hekantonkheries:
I wouldn't really call AP "Combat Oriented only"..

Of course there are still safe regions for trading and building like old Argon, Boron or Teladi sectos.

There's very nice mod called XRM (see Egosoft forums) both for TC & AP. Lots of tweaks, rebalances and lore-friendly content. Great stuff which makes the game "as it should be"
Last edited by Evil_Satoshi; Jan 29, 2014 @ 1:32pm
Esher Jan 29, 2014 @ 3:13am 
Personally I find TC better, but I'm also addicted to the sandboxiness of it. I still haven't bothered with most of the plots.. Burned through the Terran and most of the Argon, then got side tracked by building a fleet of White Stars from Babylon 5 being lead by the Normandy SR2 from Mass Effect series, loaded with Colonial Vipers from BSG. The modding is just so much fun. I found I had a lot of difficulty getting most of the mods I like to work in AP for some reason. Especially the White Star one.
I like what's updated and added in Ap. It is what TC should of had.
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Date Posted: Jan 26, 2014 @ 7:28pm
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