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  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Today, 9:50 AM · 26 replies and 344 views.
    For the people wondering how their ship could sustain damage even with "low speed" realize your ship is MASSIVE, which means even a slow impact carries a huge amount of energy. Eg, Even an impact at 5m/s of a 2000 T space ship is like getting hit with 25 MJ (KE = 1/2mV^2) of absolute hull damage to your unmodded integrity. Why unmodded? In Elite the game doesn't seems to care how much hull you have when colliding with immovable objects. Hence the game seems to model these collisions as inelastic, which means that all of the energy is converted into deformation of the ship's core frame. This is different from two colliding ships where both objects are movable and of somewhat comparable mass. For the people wondering why their gear isn't buffering the impact, realize that if your gear isn't lined up with the terrain, then you're potentially damaging your landing gear / impinged hull. It would be like jumping into the air, flopping like a fish, landing with your legs at a funny angle, and wondering...
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Today, 9:47 AM · 9 replies and 99 views.
    As well as the aforementioned Buckyball Race (see also my signature) there's also this for an ongoing SRV race ... https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/377722-BRC-Road-Rally-Racing-Season-1-Oct-Dec-3303
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Today, 9:42 AM · 1043 replies and 35148 views.
    LOL - that would be hilarious except that I know it's actually true. :)
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Today, 9:37 AM · 44 replies and 1595 views.
    LOL ... just watched the video. I did wonder why you were asking about the Fuel Rats. :p What I'd have given to be the one to take the call ... his rescuer didn't even know who he was rescuing. I'd have made that WAY more embarassing for him! :D
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Today, 9:33 AM · 5684 replies and 503016 views.
    Oh my god! Fuel Rats rescue one of my ED heroes ... What I'd have given to be the one to receive THAT call.
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Today, 8:06 AM · 26 replies and 344 views.
    The trick is to line up perfectly on a nice flat area, and then toggle FA until you drift via gravity to the surface and the landing gear engages. Eg, NEVER use down thrust or even slow momentum to reach the ground. Toggle only. Ideally you should finish with FA on and the barest passsive downward vector. Speed should still read 0 the whole time. 1 at the most. EDIT: For this to work, FA button must be set to HOLD. Not TOGGLE.
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Today, 8:04 AM · 14 replies and 387 views.
    Cool theory. Until I see evidence, ammonia based life forms are still KOS. Wouldn't surprise me if it were true though. Would be a nice twist.
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Today, 8:01 AM · 26 replies and 344 views.
    Hull damage from landing without shields? What speed are you landing??? No need for hull damage if you fly it right ;).
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM · 90 replies and 4795 views.
    Lovely! You've done a man's job sir! Doubly poignant as I've just come from seeing Blade Runner 2049 for the second time.
  • Patau82's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:00 PM · 28 replies and 433 views.
    Could use it to exploit BGS and missions, can store cargo in station you are working on until right mission shows up ;) Sure there are plenty of others too!
  • PEREGRINUS19's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:30 PM · 194 replies and 14073 views.
    PEREGRINUS19 replied to a thread ACTIVE CG Remembrance Week (Rares) in Community Goals
    Well said CMDR Kimosabe_X :) ...here is some links with more info & videos of examples of the process below... History of "teabagging" for Teaka Elite Altruists Bagging Cooperative faction... https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/274912-Ceremonial-Teabaggers How to receive loading as teabaging hauler for newcomers video: https://youtu.be/Z3mk-7CRrDg How to load a teabagger hauler for newcomer video: https://youtu.be/2cZ9An7QfZE
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 6:03 PM · 60 replies and 2229 views.
    6 minutes!?!? Were you planning on stopping off for fuel along the way?? I've done it in my T9 in under 4! ;)
  • goemon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:39 PM · 8 replies and 260 views.
    #1 - yes, please #2 - states and minor faction influence are only available via system map for systems you have explored previously or are huge population systems. your implementation would break with that, making it available to everyone, which i personally don't like. i would like to see all info on a faction and the systems it is in bring present in its homesystem for exampel. #3 well, for me the utc. midnight tick was a catastrophe as a bgs player, seriously cutting into me sleep-time to update tasks for those players in other time-zones. i think there is no good fix ticktime, but would suggest a 25 hours tick for the same reason.
  • ElectricZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:29 PM · 126 replies and 2731 views.
    Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but it reads like opposite of what you said: Unless by "there is" you were referring to some other measure by which the game measures skill and achievement of the player? Either way, it's sad that the ranks can be ignored, especially since the top rank is, you know, the name of the game. Elite. That reduces it to window dressing. It could be removed without affecting the game at all. Having use for ranks in game other than gating would provide some of that mysterious element known as "gameplay." :D
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:47 PM · 44 replies and 1595 views.
    I use a thing called IRCCloud on the iPad which I like (and which is probably available for android too). There's also this ... https://confluence.fuelrats.com/display/FRKB/IRC+Client+Setup+Guides
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:35 PM · 44 replies and 1595 views.
    Yes. It's brilliant! :D It's kind of a part time job ... you get your ship fitted out ready to rat, you get yourself an IRC client (preferably on a phone or tablet that you can keep an eye on while you go about your normal ED business). When a call for help comes in you check how many jumps away, call the jumps in the IRC chat and if the dispatcher assigns the case to you ... off you go. Sometimes you won't get a case for days, then others days you'll end up doing 3 or 4 in a row. Very rewarding and highly recommended. More details over here ... https://confluence.fuelrats.com/display/FRKB/How+to+Join
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:21 PM · 49 replies and 859 views.
    How about simply being able to eject an entire cargo bay and tether it to an asteroid (or down on a planet somewhere) for later retrieval? That'd be pretty cool. And if another player stumbles upon it, or finds it by accident? So be it, they can simply steal it.
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:08 PM · 180 replies and 6331 views.
    No grudge from me, just a bit shocked at what she wrote (not the tweet, the three little pigs thing). I've drunk posted some ill-considered stuff in my time, but vitriolic abuse of some of my most irritating customers? (veiled in humour tho it was) ... nope, even I don't get that wasted! :p
  • ElectricZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 3:58 PM · 126 replies and 2731 views.
    Can you provide examples of how the ranking system actually separates by achievement? Honest question, because I don't see it. Your rankings go up regardless of what you do. There's no way to fail. Trade long enough in any ship, running the same cargo back and forth between two ports long enough, you'll eventually reach Elite in trading. It'll take forever, but you can do it. Fly around in any ship doing basic scans and especially running passenger missions and you'll eventually fill the Explorer bucket. Again, it'll take forever, but you'll eventually become an Elite explorer. Combat? This one actually takes a little skill but once you've learned the basics there's a plateau where you can either get a bigger ship with more powerful weapons, or just go to CZ's and farm Elite sidewinders. Either way, there's a easy, but time consuming path to Elite. As for never what the ranks have measured or depicted, even the original Elite had challenges you had to overcome before making that rank. Most games...
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 3:54 PM · 44 replies and 1595 views.
    Totally agree re: burnout. Something about his videos always makes me want to jump straight back into the game and really start really doing stuff, making my own adventure and not just faffing around with credits and rep and aimless wondering. Incidentally, my first Thrustmaster T.Flight developed a faulty button after about a year and a half. For the price I simply nipped across the road to Maplins and bought another one. My second one is still going strong after another year and a half (but, as mentioned below, I've bought myself a spare at today's Amazon price of 29.99 just in case). So that's three sticks (with maybe 5yrs of daily use?) for under 100!
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