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  • Ben Ryder's Avatar
    Today, 7:38 PM · 33 replies and 368 views.
    Cutter, will pay for itself quicker adn the jump range is far better. Failing that I suggest that you go for the one that will be easiest for you to unlock first, based on your current ranks and reputation
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 6:29 PM · 99 replies and 1764 views.
    It's always a matter of opinion :) Anyway - try having your Anaconda which was weakened by a Thargoid, backstabbed by a rabidly-outfitted/engineered FdL pilot, within the mass-lock area of a starport, and come back to me. (That's what happened to me last week - the scoundrel ;) ). My Conda went down before I could even react :)
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 3:35 PM · 321 replies and 7596 views.
    Watched that - that ship seems to be able to fit 100's of Anacondas into it :)
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 3:12 PM · 99 replies and 1764 views.
    Depends on the circumstances of the player and the outfitting of their ship, where they are trading, where they are returning to the bubble to sell data, etc. etc. If you're managing to trade & explore in a paper ship without being blown up by a rabid PvP'er then I salute you, sir o9
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 3:09 PM · 321 replies and 7596 views.
    I have difficulty in dogfighting in a Conda - perhaps you're just a great pilot? In which case, in my opinion, great pilots should be rewarded with being able to manoeuvre their Condas/other big ships in some semblance of dogfighting :) Regards
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 2:58 PM · 99 replies and 1764 views.
    Heheh :) I don't think Ed has the luxury of setting a yuuuge delay in his livestreams though, given he wants to provide feedback to the stream chat participants :) For him, the most viable solution to not get griefed during a live stream, would be to go solo or private group - then again, I think the intention was to reach the CG system. Basically, Frontier have created their own trouble - for them and for their player base - due to the pretty much crappy state of the multi-player bit of the game, IMO.
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 2:42 PM · 99 replies and 1764 views.
    It's a nice theory. Unfortunately, he was live streaming, and I'd hedge a bet that no matter where he was at the time, someone would take the trouble to go where he is, then interdict and blow him up. Live streaming + playing in Open == trouble.
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 1:40 PM · 99 replies and 1764 views.
    All good and valid criticism, and it was frustrating to watch. There is something in the back of my mind though, with all that. It requires to be flying a ship which isn't made of paper, and by that I mean - as you helpfully stated - you need to fly a ship which has been decently 'tanked out'. Nowadays, even with my explorer ships, I tank them out, at the cost of jump range, because they were being blown up by rabid players. However, there is only so much compromise you can afford in say, tanking out an exploration ship, before it starts becoming close to a PvP-fitted ship with crappy jump range. And these days with super-RNGineered god-rolled weaponry, and a PvP-kitted ship specifically outfitted to alpha-strike, quickly bring down shields, and devastate hull and modules, any other ship outfitted for anything else like exploration, trading for example, is going to be quickly smashed, no matter how much they try to dodge the attack. In other words, at the moment, playing in Open in anything other...
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 1:24 PM · 99 replies and 1764 views.
    You're right of course. With the way the universe currently works, you can be as rabid as you want and it is of course a completely legit, pukker, consequence-free for you, consequence-filled for the player you blow up, frag-fest in Open. Working as intended. :rolleyes:
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 1:21 PM · 321 replies and 7596 views.
    Well, I can do that right now in the game, as the Anaconda is obviously designed as such, and you're suggesting that suddenly after some patch or other, that I won't be able to. In fact, your argument is fallacious in that the Anaconda's thrusters are designed to make it manoeuvrable in that way - have you seen the size of the Conda's lateral thrusters? They're YUUUUGE! With all due respect, I disagree entirely with your ideas :)
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 PM · 99 replies and 1764 views.
    And indeed, the marketing says that. And indeed, the marketing does in fact say "or just hunt other commanders". And indeed that's precisely what the more rabid players do. And indeed, even the Frontier staff say that being blown up Just Because, is a bit annoying, and "...that's actually just not fun". Working as intended. :rolleyes:
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 PM · 321 replies and 7596 views.
    Nerfing the Anaconda's manoeuvrability any further would probably make me just stop loading the game, now that I think about it more. I want to be able to still do canyon runs and rough terrain hugging manoeuvres in one. I've made a couple of videos doing that in the past. I disagree that people are dogfighting in any of the big three - if you own a Conda, Cutter, or Corvette you'll know that you simply cannot dogfight in one, and that the smaller ships do in fact outmanoeuvre them. My rather fast Imperial Eagle will attest to that. The Vulture can stick behind Anacondas if it wants to. The FdL too. In fact an Anaconda I was flying was stabbed in the back a couple of weeks ago by a rabid FdL pilot whilst fighting a Thagroid near a starport. By the time I tried to swing around to answer the backstabbing, their FdL had totalled my weakened-by-the-Goid Conda. So please stop claiming the pitch & roll rate of the Conda is too much :)
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 PM · 99 replies and 1764 views.
    "I am a bit annoyed, because guess what, that's actually just not fun" - Edward Lewis After he said that, I nodded sagely, and typed into the stream chat; "Game working as intended". Because currently, that's what we have. The game is imbalanced, and heavily towards the more rabid players. It's a Dystopian nightmare universe, the E: D galaxy. I'd hate to exist in such for reals. But it seems a few people love the dystopia.
  • wstephenson's Avatar
    Today, 10:43 AM · 38 replies and 1486 views.
    So did you settle on VoiceMeeter, Frank? How have you got it set up? I'm in the process of setting up Vive+headphones+Buttkicker and can't decide between the following constellations: A) Voicemeeter Virtual Input configured as a stereo device Outputs: HDMI audio with headphones
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 10:13 AM · 321 replies and 7596 views.
    What's the reason for your point (1)? That doesn't sit well with me, because as far as pitch/yaw/roll goes, it honestly doesn't take that much of a push for RCS thrusters to rotate a body in space about an axis. Especially with the longer-bodied ships and pitch. Especially with the Anaconda, there already is a big lumbering feel of inertia trying to rotate in those axes and I think Frontier got that feel just about right for the Conda and especially the Cutter, that lumbering behemoth. :) I'd hate to think that the pitch and roll on my Conda gets nerfed even more due to yet more arbitrary gameplay reasons. And the Corvette is especially touted as a combat ship so I'd expect it does have rather awesome pitch and roll. Regarding point (2), why? What's to stop one from boosting forward then FA-Off flip and still be travelling at near-boost speed? If it's again some arbitrary speed limit then for me personally that's simply not good enough, and my already fractured suspension-of-disbelief when it comes to...
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 10:01 AM · 24 replies and 326 views.
    Genar-Hofoen replied to a thread The Imperial Cutter in Horizons
    After having had a Cutter for a long time, I decided to sell it. - I don't do trading runs - can't imagine a more boring pastime. So no need for all that cargo space. - Even with RNGineered FSD, after properly shielding and arming the jump range still isn't as good as my Conda. - The Cutter spent most of its time in the garage, whilst I was out enjoying stuff in the Conda. - many other reasons I can't be bothered typing.
  • Genar-Hofoen's Avatar
    Today, 9:31 AM · 35 replies and 1178 views.
    Wait, what? Define what you mean by "hostile". If it's Hostile as in Powerplay-pledged players and you're mutually Hostile to each other, then you shouldn't be getting the Pilots Federation bounty. If you placed "hostile" in quotes like that because you're just making the "hostility" up in your head as you set about shooting at anything with a hollow square in your sensors, then you're going to get what's coming to you.
  • Mobius's Avatar
    Today, 5:22 AM · 55 replies and 1565 views.
    im also impressed. I would have been gobsmacked if you managed to get elite trade in a sidewinder.
  • Mobius's Avatar
    Today, 5:18 AM · 12 replies and 335 views.
    I think going forward Horizons will be the last season to ever be released, I doubt that we will ever see a season 3 and that all future content will be purchased. for example being able to purchase a planetary landing module and being able to purchase access to engineers for those who don't own horizons. while those who own horizons will purchase a atmosphere module so they can get access to planets with an atmosphere. only guessing.
  • Mobius's Avatar
    Today, 4:58 AM · 104 replies and 2505 views.
    A Valid question since frontier have changed how the game development will proceed. the only info frontier has given is in the below quote from Zac in another thread. Frontier have already released a road map for 2018 and your current LEP obviously includes what's coming in 2018. Looking into what zak says it sounds like that those who only purchased Horizons will have to purchase premium content, im guessing that squadron mobile bases will be among the first premium content and access to thargoid space being another possible area where players will have to purchase access, I wouldn't be surprised if they add purchases for cmdr save slots. im guessing that premium content wont go down the route of pay to win as that would kill the games userbase. the worrying thing is that Zac only mentions the Beyond series updates which we know is basically the 2018 road map, what happens after that is anyone's guess.
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