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  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 PM · 222 replies and 6456 views.
    Nice necro. I've been resoldering the USB cable on my Track IR over and over and it still doesn't work.
  • Jmanis's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 PM · 18 replies and 362 views.
    After this scene from the Powerplay Trailer, I was fully gee'd up to see military rank start to mean something and for Powerplay to enhance the depth and impact of doing missions in a way that would push players into contested systems (and pursue PvP against other players in Open, via those contested systems) and defending, say, Patreus' borders from invaders... I get to defend said power with this activity. Instead to defend the borders I get to..... ship leaflets around.... forever... :rolleyes:
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 PM · 11 replies and 540 views.
    Is that the one with the cray cray straight line of O types visible from like forever? When I saw it I thought Dyson sphere or Star Farm. You know - aliens with stellar manipulation level tech. Gods. Demons. This pic is titled "What the heck is that" apparently there's drinking game on the explorer thread every time someone asks "what is that" about NGC 7822. And the rest of Black Maze's videos aren't like that. One off. Perfect storm. Creepy.
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM · 15 replies and 490 views.
    Can someone at Frontier please create some NPCs called "Name Legitimate"? Thanks.
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 PM · 65 replies and 2463 views.
    It sort of feels like we're about due for some sort of BGS group competition. Maybe not another Rise To Power, but something to measure ourselves against each other. INARA ranks by membership, but it would be good to see something that measured number of expansions, and population and wealth and so on. I'm just thinking out loud here, but the thing I liked more than the possibility of becoming a power was seeing all the groups step into the spotlight and say "Here we are - this is what we do." And then the ensuing noise and PR and maneuvering and slanging matches. I just feel like I'm out of touch with who counts at the moment. Who's big, who made a daring grab, who pulled a system out from someone else. Like the BGS itself it's all kinda hidden.
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Today, 10:02 AM · 18 replies and 772 views.
    I thought is was "2.4 The Bookmarks" Colour coded. Groupable. Switched visibility by group.
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Today, 9:53 AM · 65 replies and 2463 views.
    HEY! It's Pollycough. All we need now is Jane Turner to weigh in with a target and some advice and this thing could take off. Oh wait The Mad Bomber and his new mates aren't a legit Player Group with a homeworld.
  • Jmanis's Avatar
    Today, 9:19 AM · 8303 replies and 648919 views.
    I'm a bit on the fence about things. It's pretty clear (in my opinion, at least) that the whole 100m credit reward thing was meant to be a one-off run for doing the mission. For whatever reason, the ability to re-get the mission repeatedly wasn't intended, but not fixable (which is why the Palin missions are the way they are), so it was pretty inevitable that the payout would be nerfed, especially when the community developed essentially a walkthrough. It's not the shiny new experience that players were first offered. Unfortunately, you're 100% right that the nerf to the payout in such a quick manner after actually making it doable *without* exploiting some bug is pretty disappointing. I personally never got the 100m payout... I lost my will to live with this activity way back when people were still trying to find the sites by timing the lag when leaving supercruise, and when it was "solved" according to Galnet, but still required exploiting the open/pg instancing bugs :rolleyes:
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Today, 8:56 AM · 65 replies and 2463 views.
    And Sirius Inc as well. I like Sirius, don't get me wrong, it's just I can't remember who is who and who used to be and who cares about what. This ^^ It might seem like shabby advice, but sometimes it's more efficient to "hurry up and wait". Two teams battling it out over BGS assets are going to burn a lot of man hours grinding for a couple of percentage points.
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Today, 5:27 AM · 3 replies and 83 views.
    Is there a link to an explanantion of how consolidation works?
  • Jmanis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM · 18 replies and 362 views.
    The reason the BGS and Minor Factions are barely tied to Powerplay's mechanics for controlling systems etc. is that the BGS is *primarily* for simulating a shifting, changing universe. It's *secondarily* a "strategic chess-like game", and as such any changes to the BGS have "balance" as a "nice to have" rather than a "must-have" like in Powerplay. Examples of this are: - Negative states (e.g famine, bust, outbreak) are one of the *best* ways to increase a faction's influence. - The disparity in which faction political types are easiest to propagate, and which are hardest. (Dictatorships have considerable advantages, while Anarchy have significant weaknesses) Powerplay is designed primarily as the "large-scale strategic, balanced chess-piece game" that the BGS is not. That doesn't mean I don't think it's crazy the BGS and Powerplay were not more closely tied together, and that it's totally how it should be designed, it's just that FD don't consider that the main purpose of the BGS. The various...
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 2:29 PM · 11 replies and 495 views.
    Um, if the ship lands upside down then isn't down up and up is down? Which means the ship is right side up... :D Good try though.
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:00 PM · 11 replies and 540 views.
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    Yesterday, 11:53 AM · 227 replies and 15409 views.
    Please no. The only piece of basic airmanship and navigation is flying to co-ords. The whingers have no gratitude for the Zero Meridian. We should do a season with arbitrary zero meridians. You get one, but it doesn't match anyone else's. Then when we get the Common Zero Meridian back, it will fill the gap. Instead of easy mode waypoints I propose "Player Beacons"
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 AM · 16 replies and 559 views.
    My kid likes the idea that the Alliance should have some kind of mega trade ship with a ridiculous cargo capacity. Like 4000 tons or something. He drew this back when my "big ship" was a Clipper, and you can see a couple on there for scale. Oh and it is still surprisingly maneuverable because it has thrusters on the wing tips.
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    Yesterday, 11:31 AM · 16 replies and 531 views.
    I think this how I got my negative Empire rep.
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 AM · 359 replies and 13456 views.
    Bookmarks. Color coded. Groupable. Switchable visibility. (By group)
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 AM · 9 replies and 355 views.
    I see "How to trade in open" vids from multiple sources. They feature the T-7. Wish someone would do one for the T-9. But I suspect you've just got to take the rebuy.
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 AM · 31 replies and 1418 views.
    Schroedinger's Beluga
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:49 AM · 319 replies and 6747 views.
    Just to be clear, if you ever hear me use the word "griefer" it's really because of a lack a better term. Tbh, I think these guys are doing a community service by being willing to be branded as Wanted. I mean, without them the game would be pretty boring. I was at the CG tonight, ran interference with some other relative PvP-neophytes, while in my Corvette and Vulture. Was a blast. I got my butt handed to me on several occasions when we were massively outnumbered, and came back for more every time. Died 3 times, killed as many. Was great fun, and learned a lot! Mostly that I have some more engineering to do, lol. So honestly, I give you a hard time sometimes, but thanks SDC for being you. Some of you may be gruff and others may actually work hard at milking salt, but you put on one hell of a show. And one hell of a fight!
  • jontycampbell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 1:36 AM · 146 replies and 4798 views.
    Whether folk like/dislike or use/not use DC it MUST always be an option, to keep ED as accessible to as many folk as possible.
  • jontycampbell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 1:29 AM · 20 replies and 1041 views.
    Ah fair enough. On the other hand however, as a former tailor's assistant I have a lot of issues with Daniel Craig's dodgy over tight tailoring and things that are off in his James Bond films, but at the same time I can set that aside and realise it's a film it's fantasy - not realism to any significant degree. Besides, on ED, surely in the future we'd have 'inertial dampers' by then?
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    Yesterday, 1:21 AM · 29 replies and 1274 views.
    I posit they were expressly designed that way using specific soundscapes and frequencies from nature: 1. Bull elephant infrasound 2. Tiger and lion roars. 3. earthquake infrasounds. All of these have been found to evoke a predator response reaction in primates AND humans!
  • jontycampbell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 1:16 AM · 29 replies and 1274 views.
    Indeed, the fact that Naval FSD technology of the superpowers that these Leviathanic craft have is SO far advanced of anything civillians have --though likely not as advanced as Thargoid tech-- could possibly mean they can 'hide' in an area by generating a WitchSpace mini-instance (for want of a better idiom), a mini buble universe perhaps? Maybe it makes them as heavy as planetoids? Speculation of course...
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    Thanks for the rep Commander o7 Nice to see Frontier taking the right actions
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    Thanks for the rep Commander!
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