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    Today, 2:31 AM
    Don't be mislead by the title. I'm not actually confused. I am wondering why I still have to worry about dormant local bounties when I have a universal bounty on my head. I'll probably never have a normal bounty by itself, as I don't care for shooting at NPC's. Why are dormant local bounties still a thing? It makes no sense to follow this pattern anymore.
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    Yesterday, 9:09 PM · 66 replies and 1206 views.
    Dude, he went one (or maybe a few) better. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/377955-Herbrand-s-Thrustmaster-Script-Editor-Advanced-Pip-Management-Script
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    Yesterday, 7:02 PM · 42 replies and 908 views.
    I only have one of them bound right now. It's for switching to the alternate mode so I don't have to use the relative mouse in SC. I hate shift keys. They seem to slow me down. I just use the keyboard and mouse for everything I had mapped to the throttle. Probably not so great for VR, but it works for me.
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    Yesterday, 6:20 PM · 42 replies and 908 views.
    Yeah. I'm using a t1600 as well. I hate the buttons on the base though. None of them really seem convenient to reach. Great stick otherwise.
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    Yesterday, 6:17 PM · 66 replies and 1206 views.
    Yeah, had one on that build (I always run fixed unless I'm in the Clipper). It was pretty fun, but seemed a little anemic against a vette or conda with prismatics. I'm just used to running PAs, I guess. Phasing pulse on the c4 is fun though.
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    Yesterday, 3:15 PM · 365 replies and 6551 views.
    Zaphod Hawke replied to a thread Aliens are ruining PvP in PvP
    Ahh, true. I have to confess here that they are all combat CGs from my point of view. I've pirated a few times to get on the board at trade CGs, but I've never actually participated in a trade CG. I usually consider myself as opposition to those who are trying to further the CG goals.
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    Yesterday, 3:00 PM · 42 replies and 908 views.
    That's basically what I've gone to. But being a lefty, my mouse is on the left in place of the throttle. The biggest difficulty for me has been getting used to controlling pitch / yaw with my left hand. It's a little weird, but I'm getting used to it, and it seems to work well for fa-off.
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    Yesterday, 2:54 PM · 66 replies and 1206 views.
    Hitscan weapons make short work of fighters, but I still have a little trouble hitting them with rails. I need to git gud... but I'm getting there. I was playing around the other day with an all lr pulse laser build on my FDL. Not enough DPS to be practical, but it was nearly un-killable, and fighters went down very quickly. The fights I got with it were of the very long win-by-attrition sorts of engagements though. I've yet to come up with a practical FDL build that incorporates lasers for 1v1, but that all pulse build could be fairly effective in a wing (I think... haven't tried it yet ).
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    Yesterday, 5:03 AM · 66 replies and 1206 views.
    Umm yeah... they already nerfed APA's like a year ago. I just got mine, and they're not all that great (still cool tho). Anyway, you say that it was 2 FDL's with APA's? That doesn't make much sense. Are you sure they were using APA's? Because that would mean both were using a single APA in their huge slot. Not very likely IMO.
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    Yesterday, 4:31 AM · 42 replies and 857 views.
    1: People who can't be bothered to pay attention to the profanity filter on this forum...:cool:
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    19/10/2017, 11:55 PM · 365 replies and 6551 views.
    Zaphod Hawke replied to a thread Aliens are ruining PvP in PvP
    Yep. I think FDEV's desire for player cooperation may have gotten in the way of their better judgement and common sense.
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    19/10/2017, 11:51 PM · 365 replies and 6551 views.
    Zaphod Hawke replied to a thread Aliens are ruining PvP in PvP
    That was my first thought. Yeah, possibly. But the other CG did much better (even though it had fewer participants). I would think the storyline CG would be a bigger draw. Even if it was just for crappy weapons nobody wants to use. I didn't get involved in any of them either, but it was mostly because I recently got burned out on CG's in general.
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    19/10/2017, 11:28 PM · 365 replies and 6551 views.
    Zaphod Hawke replied to a thread Aliens are ruining PvP in PvP
    So I just noticed the fourth Aegis initiative CG barely made it above tier 2. It's kind of sad, really. The Thargoid invasion could have been a lot of fun. I think this goes a long way toward supporting the argument that not many wanted AX weapons to work quite the way they do.
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    19/10/2017, 8:26 PM · 42 replies and 908 views.
    While that thing looks pretty cool, it wouldn't help with the problem I was referring to. It's the pitch and yaw on a stick that can't seem to produce fine enough control for fa-off rail shots. Thanks for the idea though.
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    19/10/2017, 6:44 PM · 183 replies and 4180 views.
    Hey man. Not much... just goofing off at work.
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    19/10/2017, 6:40 PM · 42 replies and 908 views.
    That's pretty much what I thought. I can do the same with fa-on and my full HOTAS setup, but I cannot for the life of me achieve acceptable rail accuracy using that setup and fa-off. Thanks for responding.
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    19/10/2017, 4:00 PM · 132 replies and 2655 views.
    While that may be true, it doesn't stop people from claiming that open is dying, despite all the evidence to the contrary. The survey is the best indicator we currently have, as Frontier isn't sharing.
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    19/10/2017, 3:33 PM · 365 replies and 6551 views.
    Zaphod Hawke replied to a thread Aliens are ruining PvP in PvP
    There are enough of us left that they gave us our own sub-forum. :rolleyes: Besides... Anyone who still plays ED is clearly a masochist.
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    19/10/2017, 3:25 PM · 365 replies and 6551 views.
    Zaphod Hawke replied to a thread Aliens are ruining PvP in PvP
    I had to go back and look, the thread has gotten so long. The first post was more like a "Maia is an anarchy system, what do these people expect and why do they combat log?" sort of post (not my original wording... the profanity filter is a little insane). But I can see your point. I didn't mention moaning until post #21, and I think that characterization was mostly accurate. Yeah, post #2 was a bit moany, but I never really expected much of a response. I considered it venting into the void at that point.
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