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  • TartanDragon's Avatar
    Today, 10:38 AM · 72 replies and 6180 views.
    As Ziggy said, faff.....Ooooh Squirrel.
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    Today, 10:21 AM · 8 replies and 142 views.
    Sorry any excuse to use one of my fav all time pics. :p :D
  • superflyguy's Avatar
    Today, 10:21 AM · 75 replies and 3162 views.
    ah, maybe it was EDDI that was causing the problem. i'll test it later.
  • TartanDragon's Avatar
    Today, 10:16 AM · 96 replies and 1941 views.
    *Kneeling* Forgive me Oh Great DBOBE for I have sinned. "I sometimes look for Anarchy systems that go into Famine. Then if they have a Distribution Center, I'll drop in and slaughter the T9s that are handing out the food canisters to the Adders, Sidewinders and Haulers." *Pauses while a questions is whispered to him* "The small ships? Heck no I don't touch those, they don't have Chemical Manipulators buried in them."
  • superflyguy's Avatar
    Today, 9:20 AM · 75 replies and 3162 views.
    Thanks guys. i knew about EDMC, so had already turned it off. didn't realise it was all 3rd party tools. Off went EDDI and into the bank went 7.7M along with a spot in the top 10%. fly funky <-lightspeed->
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Today, 7:27 AM · 35 replies and 764 views.
    Why does my head feel like a pig took a sh%t in it?
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Today, 7:24 AM · 72 replies and 6180 views.
    You're aware that the Sagitarrius A* record is just over 2hrs 49min? https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/168568-Buckyball-Racing-Club-presents-The-A*-Challenge 18hrs? dude ... are you sure you didn't leave the handbrake on? :p Joking aside, 18hrs is an OK time, it would put you in the top 100 ... well, if it had been Sag A* and not Colonia. Oh, and respect to the OP, nice going sir ... can I interest you in joining the Sag A* Buckyball club?
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Today, 7:08 AM · 1495 replies and 94302 views.
    Errr ... errr ... OK, how about this ... maybe there used to be an atmosphere? Yeah, that must be it ("nice catch Alec" ... don't mention it Frontier!)
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Today, 7:00 AM · 31 replies and 1242 views.
    Hey FoxTwo, just to clarify, I'm only maintaining a scoreboard for the people here at Lavecon so there's no formal "submission" process as such for the rest of you, just post your times here in the thread (and we're on total honour system here, unless you want to include your screenshots in the post for peer review?). To start the ball rolling I managed a 10:48 last night and that was after a fair few beers so I reckon a sub-10 is easily doable! Oh, and yeah - if you've got a time from a few days ago then what the hell ... let's hear it. Also noticed something interesting during our first couple of test runs. They were only about 20 minutes apart but on the first we had two obscured jumps and on the second one none. Looks like some of these planets are moving pretty fast so we're gonna have an element of luck as to whether people get a clear run or not.
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Today, 4:45 AM · 34 replies and 681 views.
    Very happy. A good blend of justice and leniency, with just enough punishment to dissuade most people from abusing other known bugs.
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    Today, 4:37 AM · 107 replies and 4120 views.
    Ziljan replied to a thread Salome Reborn! in Dangerous Discussion
    Couldn't resist after I saw your Avatar:
  • Alec Turner's Avatar
    Today, 2:19 AM · 31 replies and 1242 views.
    Time was just over 15m (with two obscured jumps and a LOT of control binding issues) ... the benchmark has been set people! P.S. apologies if I fall asleep at the stopwatch tomorrow ... it appears to be gone 2am.
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Today, 1:59 AM · 114 replies and 6581 views.
    Learn the fight mechanics by purchasing a small ship a low pitch rate like a Viper 3 or Viper 4. It's great training for the fight mechanics of high end ships like the Fer De Lance, Python, or even the Federal Corvette. And it's a much cheaper way to learn!
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    Today, 1:25 AM · 107 replies and 4120 views.
    Ziljan replied to a thread Salome Reborn! in Dangerous Discussion
    I care because I invested a lot of time training in the operation to keep her safe. Not because I cared if she lived or died, but it was something fun to do ;). And tbh the conclusion seemed totally fishy at the time, and felt to me like Drew had betrayed the hard work of the community, either thru his astonishingly poor piloting or thru intentionally throwing the fight. However, Mr Potter's "confession" makes me think it's actually possible that Drew's is really that bad at Elite. Which is slightly better imo, and I would like to think the best of Drew for some reason. Even though he did kinda try to pin her death on the community.
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    Today, 1:06 AM · 107 replies and 4120 views.
    Ziljan replied to a thread Salome Reborn! in Dangerous Discussion
    At the time it happened, that's exactly what it looked like. And I gave Drew a hard time for not making it look more convincing, and further more for saying the (grieving) community decided her fate, just to punch us in balls when we were down. However since you're confirming my suspicions, now I'm doubting it from both ends. Lol. Way to mess with my head Harry. Going to have to start charging you rent. :P
  • TartanDragon's Avatar
    Today, 12:50 AM · 179 replies and 2910 views.
    Sorry mate but you know the punishment, you just paid it. It may be a bitter pill to swallow but it could have been much worse. Small comfort I know but there you have it.
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM · 107 replies and 4120 views.
    Ziljan replied to a thread Salome Reborn! in Dangerous Discussion
    As I said above in the quote you snipped, it is a statement of principle (not an accusation) that cheaters shouldn't benefit from cheating. And cheating is well defined in the TOS. That is completely different from "criminal" in game acts that have in-game consequences. Not sure why you're comparing the two? They are so obviously different.
  • superflyguy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM · 75 replies and 3162 views.
    probably a daft question but it's been a while since i've done rares or a CG. is it right that i am (potentially) selling everything at a loss in Lave?
  • Raiko's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 PM · 1906 replies and 133274 views.
    Raiko replied to a thread [EVENT] Buckyball Racing Club in Dangerous Groups
    No worries, I'll give running a race a miss then. It was a bit short notice, I'd just read the CG description and thought it would allow a good race, but no time really to drum up interest. :) I'll probably give the CG a quick go myself tonight.
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:33 PM · 107 replies and 4120 views.
    Ziljan replied to a thread Salome Reborn! in Dangerous Discussion
    "by any means necessary" was the key phrase you are ignoring here. Biasing an outcome within the legitimate rules of the game (engineering, training, skill, and even treachery) is par for the course. HOWEVER, rigging an outcome with exploits and possibly cheats is clearly against the TOS and the spirit of the game. It should not be rewarded. That's not a statement about anyone in particular. That's a statement of principle.
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    Yesterday, 9:15 PM · 107 replies and 4120 views.
    Ziljan replied to a thread Salome Reborn! in Dangerous Discussion
    This isn't about one pilot. It's about a principle. Trying to cast smoke screens after so much historical hot air is a bit of hollow tactic at this point. It's like the story of the wolf who cried boy. At some point it's not about that person anymore, it's about the integrity of the system itself. Do we want a game that rewards skill and effort and luck? Or do we want a game that rewards people who make every attempt to rig the outcome by any means necessary?
  • superflyguy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:10 PM · 31 replies and 1242 views.
    is it a fire marshals gilet with a Buckyball Beer Mat sellotaped to the front? photos please. :cool:
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:26 PM · 136 replies and 2961 views.
    If you don't have the speed to maintain range, then you cannot avoid getting into point blank range range either. At point blank, there is no dodging a ~500 m/s boost ram. You literally have 1s to get out of the way. If you are flying backwards with FA off then you might have a little more than 1 second to dodge. An Anaconda or Corvette isn't dodging a bullet the size of a football stadium in 1s by leaning on the transverse thrusters. That's like dodging a whole city block that is flying at you at 1.5x the speed of sound. If a competent Cutter wants to ram you and you're not also in a Cutter (or something faster) then you're going to get rammed.
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:16 PM · 136 replies and 2961 views.
    If a ship has a 150 m/s forward velocity advantage then it can ram you with impunity. Reversky won't do much when you go backwards at 266 with FAoff and they go forwards at nearly 500 m/s. Not much you can do against a competent Cutter rammer. Maybe you haven't met one yet? Well I haven't met a heat Exploiter either so I guess it's possible. Once you do, then you'll know what I'm talking about here. Heat weapons have nothing on Cutter rammers. Cutter 10000 MJ shields + 500 m/s Rams = Exploit = Heat Cannons
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About Alec Turner

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About Alec Turner
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Fuel Rat: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/150703-Out-of-Fuel-Explorer-Rescue-Service-The-Fuel-Rats
Buckyballer: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/193467-Buckyball-Racing-Club
General forum busy body: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/321074-Alec-s-best-of-the-forum-(and-elsewhere)-thread
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London, England
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music, video games, immersive/interactive theatre & binge drinking
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