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  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Today, 5:31 AM · 7 replies and 120 views.
    I take a fairly strong stance against slavery. But I have sold 33 slaves so I'm not clean. Two batches. One and 32. See the Diplomatic Corps were trying to target a specific system. At the time there was a mechanic where if a faction's influence was below 2% you would expand into their "slot". And we didn't want that. We wanted to go into a system further away. With a higher population. Better economy. And this half dead anarchy faction was sitting in the way. So I took on the task of running a few missions for them so that they would gain a percent.
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Today, 5:07 AM · 1 replies and 117 views.
    I dunno, sometimes you need to poke about a bit. I like to see who the hollow squares are and check their paintwork. It can can take a little time if you have to check INARA for their license.
  • Ben Ryder's Avatar
    Today, 1:46 AM · 7 replies and 110 views.
    Liz has always been a bit on the killy side bless her. Had a chat with her over tea. Said she didnt mind me helping out on the sciencey side of stuffs with the other Prof. So if you are in Maia can you do a few missions for teh Ryder revolutionary party. As the chaps from Utopia say
  • Ben Ryder's Avatar
    Today, 1:38 AM · 208 replies and 14119 views.
    We just have to hit that top tier before the thargoids have at us!
  • Stigbob's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM · 437 replies and 13585 views.
    Approach from below where you are obscured by cockpit and boost across the guns of the kill-thief.
  • Stigbob's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:20 PM · 437 replies and 13585 views.
    Hello I've been away up mountains, very healthy and invigorating. I've just read in the news that there were two emergency airlifts from snowdon less than 48 hours after I was up the summit (the summit has a coffee shop that mountain really needs to git-gud), not surprising really I saw more struggling people in jeans and trainers than stout boots and bobble hats (a bit like flying unshielded in open). It was never supposed to be just comms, that was a temporary fudged version after lots of entitled wailing I think. Now it's working as was always intended to purge the unclean. Block is a designed function working as intended, whereas clogging and 5-1 are cheats so it's not really the same.
  • Stigbob's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:34 PM · 116 replies and 3684 views.
    You can tell it's SDC because they exploited self destruct for a quick return at the end.
  • Old Duck's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:31 PM · 18 replies and 992 views.
    I pushed hard to get my Sol permit, and once I earned it and went for my first visit, this was my reaction: As for the OP, we must have killed off the intelligent life on Saturn that is obviously trying to communicate with us today:
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:27 PM · 6 replies and 304 views.
    You're late to the party my friend. Ross 128 has been an Alliance system since July and it's late September now. Luhman 16 is full and won't take anymore inbound expansions. Sol is God-locked by Frontier or Hutton Truckers and Earth Defenese Fleet and that Alliance faction would already have gone in there; and the other Ross 128 factions are native so they won't retreat anywhere. Is this another "innocent trader caught up in someone else's war" thread? It seems to be a pretty regular trope with the Feds these days. Just to remind you: Ross 128 is a toxic hard labour maximum security Prison Mine. Where capital punishment was reinstated just to reduce the overcrowding. The lore around this place is nasty - and those defending it are not on the side of the good and the just.
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:20 PM · 20 replies and 464 views.
    No it's a thing, and pretty cool actually. I run that load out myself on the trade ships, but I've never managed to hit anyone with them. Probably a mix of Thruster Disablers, Shield Disablers and extra damage. Something like this:
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:18 PM · 18 replies and 992 views.
    You think Saturn is not quite accurate? Try googling: "Juno images". The high res stuff coming from Jupiter right now looks like the surface has taken some really good acid at a great party.
  • DNA-Decay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:07 PM · 29 replies and 684 views.
    VR is killing my game. I've got an okay sim pit and big screen and recently got a Rift. The lack of connection to the real world is a bit of a problem for staying basically social with the family. The experience is compelling, but my situational awareness was already pretty good with TrackIR. And Elite requires a lot of stuff on the second screen. Discord, comms, team forum, copying destinations into galmap, trade sites, and a film for the repetitive sessions. I've been in game a LOT less since I picked up VR, even though the experience IS amazing. But maybe that's just my life getting in the way.
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:01 PM · 8569 replies and 617364 views.
    I just love this bit.. "Elite Dangerous just shrinks planets and stars to tennis ball size to fool you into believing you travel far distances in supercruise." I know that Star Citizen is only one planet and moon, but even at that... he must own one humongous-sized computer <smirk>
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 7:17 PM · 29 replies and 684 views.
    Anybody who isn't playing with a head tracker is at a slight disadvantage, but the cost of a good head tracker is a fair fraction of the cost of a VR headset which also includes head tracking. I wouldn't like to say for definite if VR improves my gameplay, but I do appear to play worse when I don't use it. But that of course could be more to do with the fact that I'm used to using it now.
  • Stigbob's Avatar
    Yesterday, 7:13 PM · 437 replies and 13585 views.
    Which is why my personal block policy doesn't apply, FDEV's block function does however he can use it or not use it as he see's fit. Every player can do whatever they like with the block function, it doesn't matter how upset that makes you as you have no input in it. It's not your choice. I agree with him shooting unshielded traders lacks honour, skill or challenge people who do it should be embarrassed.
  • Old Duck's Avatar
    Yesterday, 6:52 PM · 217 replies and 6474 views.
    This sounds like a PvPer's dream! Where is the "Magnificent Seven" of the community? They should go give these marauding bandits a bloody nose.
  • Stigbob's Avatar
    Yesterday, 6:43 PM · 437 replies and 13585 views.
    Nope my line is block all station griefers and cheats, just like I've explained to you already on numerous occasions when you've made that up before. I never said that I always maintained I block station griefers as well as cheats, it's a semantic argument though as I can confirm that they are exactly the same players. I'll be perfectly honest back Jason, I like choice as much as you like trying to silence talk of things you dislike. I like exercising choice and I like explaining to people how they can exercise choice. Now the thing you are complaining at me about today is me telling a guy to use block rather than consider changing modes. I advised him to use block as in my judgement he doesn't seem a very "fighty" CMDR, so my block policy doesn't really apply to him as I'm "fighty". So I tailored my advice in the knowledge that the git-gud pro-bros would presently be along to whinge about his outfitting.
  • Stigbob's Avatar
    Yesterday, 6:10 PM · 437 replies and 13585 views.
    I like all the modes, but I prefer open more now I've eradicated station griefers and all the best known cheats. Don't wait for FDEV to do anything or change your mode choice, just get blocking. All the pro's non of the cons.
  • Old Duck's Avatar
    Yesterday, 6:02 PM · 19 replies and 307 views.
    You're playing in Open these days, yes?
  • Stigbob's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:57 PM · 437 replies and 13585 views.
    Blockings better, works across your whole fleet it's also permanent.
  • Stigbob's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:52 PM · 437 replies and 13585 views.
    Just block players you don't want to play with, they should still be in your contacts history :
  • Old Duck's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:50 PM · 106 replies and 3199 views.
    Well my optimism does have a half-life, LOL, just not sure what that is yet. I guess we'll see after 2.4 is released :p
  • Old Duck's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:47 PM · 16 replies and 443 views.
    What is this DRX you speak of, and why wasn't I invited? Do they serve cake?
  • Old Duck's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:46 PM · 51 replies and 926 views.
    Complete agree. Just look at the factions - almost every station has at least one "criminal" faction offering shady missions. Crime is not just supported in this game, it's encouraged! However, the punishment should fit the crime, and griefers are like them rich crooks with fancy lawyers - they know how to escape justice. C&P (aka 'karma') is supposed to fix this current loophole in the game. BTW, the Maia CG is in an anarchy system, the one place I believe griefers get a free pass.
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