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  • X-Terminator's Avatar
    Today, 2:45 PM · 19 replies and 656 views.
    So before he rants the same thread next time when he takes out his spanking new Conda with added Decals and a nice Paint Job - just THINK. 1st role here is surviving and made more money fast so make it a TRADE SHIP. Remenber, there is a very good reason you need Engineers, Wings and even Multicrew. Much to learn ;)
  • Arry's Avatar
    Today, 2:44 PM · 54 replies and 754 views.
    BOOM! Game over.
  • Morbad's Avatar
    Today, 2:41 PM · 11 replies and 286 views.
    This is one of the last significant, not completely one-sided (four mixed/independent CMDRs, counting myself, vs. what turned out to be six or seven SDC), wing PvP engagements I was in (not counting Betas) prior to Engineers: While I'm a bit nostalgic for those times, The simple fact that all but two of the ships present were FDLs shows that things weren't all peachy before Engineering.
  • Komemiute's Avatar
    Today, 2:35 PM · 2 replies and 0 views.
    I. Know. Exactly. Too painful to talk about now... but I'm totally with you.
  • Mad Mike's Avatar
    Today, 2:33 PM · 11 replies and 0 views.
    that is (one of the reasons) why CQC was added. IF you can get a game, it works well imo and scratches that itch
  • winston's Avatar
    Today, 2:30 PM · 83 replies and 780 views.
    You spelled soon wrong. It's spelled Soon™, and doesn't mean the same thing as "soon" :-)
  • Morbad's Avatar
    Today, 2:22 PM · 71 replies and 1438 views.
    The video segment you link to shows what looks like eight fixed long range pulse lasers. That many of them will do considerable damage and long range G5 will give them a ~6km range with zero damage fall off. Your escape pod is returned to the last station you were docked at. High traffic areas are frequented by wantonly hostile CMDRs because that's where potential victims gather. Farseeer is one of the first Engineers people will use, meaning many ships taken there are ill equipped to defend themselves and their pilots are often inexperienced.
  • Mephane's Avatar
    Today, 2:22 PM · 162 replies and 6720 views.
    That's in conflict zones and you don't get wanted from fighting in them.
  • T.j's Avatar
    Today, 2:19 PM · 3 replies and 18 views.
    I've removed the image as it has your email address in it.. Probably best if you don't show that.
  • Mephane's Avatar
    Today, 2:15 PM · 71 replies and 1438 views.
    Solo mode is the only answer. There is an engineer mod that can increase the range of any weapon to 6km with no damage fall-off, meaning if they hit you from 6km away you also receive the same damage as being hit from point blank...
  • Mephane's Avatar
    Today, 2:11 PM · 83 replies and 780 views.
    If other players can telepresent from one side of the galaxy to the other, I absolutely expect my NPC crew to be able to do the same.
  • goemon's Avatar
    Today, 2:06 PM · 162 replies and 6720 views.
    i'm generally with schlack here - there should be a reason, why factions align them with superpowers. but i'm mainly concerned about the problem of diminuishing any actions effect in a system by muliplication of superpower bounty redeems. anyway, as FDEV is reverting to get a better idea of the actual effect and we actually do not know, whether the unresponsiveness of many systems in 2.3. was more down to the increased influence effect, or the distribution between superpower aligned minor factions/multiplication of actions, or both, and how the BGS algorythm actually works (maybe it counted any bounty redeem as 2 actions in 2.3. as an effect of the increased influence effect of bounties? - so reverting it makes system more responsive again?), I'm looking forward to new experiences after the patch.
  • dayrth's Avatar
    Today, 2:05 PM · 113 replies and 3217 views.
    Yep. Thats the one :D
  • dayrth's Avatar
    Today, 2:03 PM · 5 replies and 128 views.
    I would be insufferable with voice always on. I use VoiceAttack a lot :)
  • Arry's Avatar
    Today, 1:59 PM · 374 replies and 14850 views.
    I like the python name; as it took me ages to work out which side was up and therefore the dangerous side.
  • Phoenix_Dfire's Avatar
    Today, 1:59 PM · 7411 replies and 622293 views.
    I do have a humble request. Now that we found the Mega ship and all the bases in the three areas. The bases were found by people 'Brute-forcing' the planets and I always suspected that we missed a clue that could taken us straight to the bases. Could someone in the know, tell us what we missed? C
  • Morbad's Avatar
    Today, 1:57 PM · 24 replies and 556 views.
    I would never recommend a gimbaled beam laser, especially on an underside hardpoint. They are so easy to aim fixed, and an underslung gimbaled weapon adds so little to the effective firing arc on an FDL. Correct. The effect does not stack and does not depend on weapon size, so putting it on more than one, or on more than the smallest weapon that's compatable with it, is usually a waste.
  • Ben Ryder's Avatar
    Today, 1:56 PM · 162 replies and 6720 views.
    No ire. If the rule applies to super powers it something similar should apply to independents too. Otherwise it is skewing results in one direction. based on nothing more than random traffic. My concern is about the players experience. EDIT - The super powers have plenty of tangible BGS effects. Do missions for them and get the most powerful ships in the game is the first that comes to mind.
  • Mephane's Avatar
    Today, 1:56 PM · 6 replies and 102 views.
    Wouldn't be the first time. They did the same with Modified Embedded Firmware, first it was part of the mission reward loot table, then the a major update removed it from all missions. Like this time, it happened in utter silence, not a single word from FD, neither as a warning beforehand, nor an acknowledgement after it happened, or any comment as to their reasoning. Now Cracked Industrial Firmware has some uses significantly more important than Modified Embedded Firmware, including the best upgrades to thrusters and power distributors, so maybe this time there will be enough people speaking up that FD feel compelled to maybe do something about it. P.S.: FD, I will not play your hack-against-the-clock base-assault minigame. I find that so utterly terrible that I would rather uninstall the game if I ever get into a situation where it becomes my only means of acquisition of a material I need. P.P.S.: Seriously. Stop the railroading.
  • Arry's Avatar
    Today, 1:55 PM · 242 replies and 4265 views.
    Hypothetically; because my decision is of course private. Hypothetically I would vote for the Loony party because; my right to vote has been earned by blood, sweat and tears, throughout history and so I feel obligated to use my right to vote and abstaining is not acceptable. However: I do not believe, after taking the time to research the options, that all the other candidates do not deserve this vote I have. They are all basically the same and out for what they can get etc. etc., so on refection, the Loony party seems to be the most honest out of the lot of them. Secondly: I don't wish to see the Loony candidate to lose their deposit.
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    Thanks for the rep, Commander o7
  2. Heading down to Maia after I finish up at Alien ruins. Will be able to lend your revolution a hand.
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    Thanks for the rep Commander!
    Fly safe! o7
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    Thanks for the rep, Commander o7
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    Thanks for the rep Ben, but I dont agree on your well formulated post.
    Anyways may your God be with you and the Force behind you
    Fly safe- Fly sober
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    Hi Ben; I'm not much of a communicator. But, I'm privately messaging my friends. -Not going to continue on the 'Forums' for a while; They are just too toxic for me, and 'wind' me up too much...

    Ive' played this 'game' enthusiastically since released and love space; - to be honest though, I'm more of a game and less of a deep 'Sim' player. -So I'll be following developments...
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    Hey Ben,
    Your mailbox is full again...pity, i wanted to send you a message...
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    Cmdr Ryder.....tried to send you a pm to ask a question but it appears there is no more pm storage space available on your account....LOL...
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    Thks for the rep, Ben.
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    Tks for the rep CMDR!
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"It had begun with Ben Ryder, who had traded almost exclusively using shot-up pirate ships. Ben had lived life on the edge, and one day, one night, one star year, he had not returned" Ben's Keyboard controls PDF & Quick Start Guide updated 5 August 14

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