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  • Riverside's Avatar
    Today, 2:17 AM · 15 replies and 342 views.
    If you know what you're doing & have the right ship, the game is pretty straightforward. Sub-optimal is where it's at ;)
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    Today, 1:43 AM · 96 replies and 1138 views.
    So not during a 15sec timer event then?
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    Yesterday, 11:31 PM · 96 replies and 1138 views.
    I think we can be a little more gracious about this, CLing is a thing, and cannot be prevented. It can & should be discouraged though.
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    Yesterday, 5:13 PM · 96 replies and 1138 views.
    Okay but if there are no legitimate reasons for doing so, the same rule can still be applied I think?
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    Yesterday, 5:11 PM · 96 replies and 1138 views.
    CLogging doesn't affect my gameplay either, but I'm prepared to compromise on an occasional disconnect during a 15sec timer event for the sake of discouraging it's deliberate use to avoid the consequences of my decisions. Not sure whether applying this rule to open only would work, but if it could I guess I'd be okay with it. I'd prefer the simplicity of a one rule for all approach though. Habitually CLing against NPCs is pretty lame IMO.
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    Yesterday, 5:06 PM · 96 replies and 1138 views.
    Can't say I've had that issue, I share my internet connection with my family too. You have a point, but if my connection were that flakey & I was aware of this 1hr rule I'd deal with it I think. So it can be lumped in with any other ungraceful exit then.
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    Yesterday, 4:52 PM · 96 replies and 1138 views.
    I've been in this situation myself, rebooting my router & calling my ISP to diagnose a flakey connection. Continuing to try to play an online game in these circumstances has been low on my priority list.
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    Yesterday, 4:48 PM · 96 replies and 1138 views.
    This isn't something I'm familiar with. What's the effect in-game? The CLogger disappears from view, ends up back at the menu but on another PC? I'm struggling to think of a legitimate reason why someone might do this in a 15sec timer situation. ETA I'm not proposing a way to prevent CLogging, I just want there to just be a consequence to doing so that adds gameplay value for those left behind.
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    Yesterday, 4:45 PM · 96 replies and 1138 views.
    You may be right, I did address this in my proposal. 1hr is (I think) short enough to be acceptable to those with legitimate problems, but long enough to work as a 'win' in gameplay terms.
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    Yesterday, 4:40 PM · 96 replies and 1138 views.
    Can you expand on how you would bypass it? If you are left at the main menu but 'start' and 'Friends and Private Groups' is greyed out (as it is currently if you are unable to connect to the server) you would still be able to access training missions. If you have multiple accounts then sure, you can log on with another account, I don't see the issue here?
  • Gypsy12's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:33 PM · 3 replies and 200 views.
    I just don't understand it. People have a real- no REAL hunger for exploration. And you guys have been sitting on your laurels fiddling with weapons? That is what Elite was always about. The market originally was fantasy gaming, imagining ourselves roaming the galaxy. You concentrated for this latest edition on combat? Why? when you already had the market cornered? The first ever company to produce the entire galaxy? That we could EXPLORE? And you make pew pew? Would you ever get off your rear ends and MAKE this work? Ill say it right now. All I see is DB dreaming of money. Of a company spamming every platform. That cant compete because they have overstepped themselves. EVERY new addition will have to be plugged to those consoles. That's a lot of manpower. Its your choice guys. Elite is wonderful... But it is in serious trouble.
  • NeilF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:32 PM · 29 replies and 607 views.
    NeilF replied to a thread Lavecon Q&A Thread in Community Events
    Questions:- 1) Any plans to offer NPC wingmen for hire or as part of a mission? For example, to escort you while trading, or to use while within a mission, giving simple commands to them (attack this, defend that). 2) Any plans for more involved combat scenarios? - For example, missions where you have to defend a damaged ship until it's repaired. Or escort a convoy (in normal flight) from nav beacon A to B? 3) An plans to adjust The Engineers to allow more flexibility and less grind as regards the collection of materials? For example, allow Engineers to offer missions to obtain materials they use? 4) Any plans to adjust the power of Engineered weapons? For example, to make the high grades a little less "better in all ways", and therefore make the lower grades actually have a place/purpose?
  • Riverside's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:18 PM
    From the feedback over the last day or so it seems clear that there are lots of things in the game that some people consider to be exploits, but one that stands out as fairly universally accepted to be a 'cheat' is Combat Logging. There are lots of innocent reasons why a client may disconnect ungracefully, and unlike the recent Engineers cheat it's much harder to determine whether a CLogger did so deliberately or not. I'd like to propose a simple 1hr ban from the game following any disconnect, no matter what the reason. If a client is having connection difficulties, waiting a while before trying to reconnect is probably a good idea anyway, if they are genuinely trying to diagnose why the game crashed or their internet connection dropped, pinging the server & other stuff can be done in this time anyway. If the client CLogs to avoid being ganked the gankers 'win' by preventing the CLogger from reaching the station (for an hour) etc, adding something to the gameplay rather than simply avoiding it.
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    Yesterday, 4:15 PM · 33 replies and 895 views.
    WR3ND replied to a thread Wormhole in Dangerous Discussion
    I don't know. Seems a little off with the witchspace, but yeah, I see what you're saying otherwise.
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    Yesterday, 4:09 PM · 3 replies and 200 views.
    Ach.... screw it. Too late to the party. I tried and you had the chance. The Neil has spoken. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2000580152/neil-degrasse-tyson-presents-space-odyssey-the-vid?ref=boff64&utm_source=A20FB&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=S-EXPLORATION&utm_content=D-SE
  • Riverside's Avatar
    Yesterday, 3:13 PM · 1170 replies and 44440 views.
    Perhaps CLogging behaviour is under review now. We don't know :)
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    Yesterday, 3:08 PM · 327 replies and 24477 views.
    There's no reason to think this is anything other than the first round. If someone continues to cheat their way back up to the top they can be pulled back down again. If further evidence comes to light about previous activities, pull them back. I can imagine it would be quite demoralising to climb that ladder (legitimately or otherwise) only for another prior exploit to pull you back. Perhaps more demoralising than to have them all removed in one go.
  • WR3ND's Avatar
    Yesterday, 2:29 PM · 1170 replies and 44440 views.
    What's that? Sorry, I've been busy making steaks. And playing the game.
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    Yesterday, 2:24 PM · 2296 replies and 451243 views.
    WR3ND replied to a thread Elite Memes in Dangerous Discussion
  • NeilF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 2:15 PM · 82 replies and 1907 views.
    The danger is getting tied up with terms... I'd suggest most players in OPEN have no issue with PvP. I suspect they have no issue with being interdicted and pirated. I suspect the issue comes when they are interdicted and destroyed for all too often no reason other than the other player's cynical entertainment. When it's as once sided as it is pointless, it all seems like rather poor gameplay to me at least. ie: Where is the fairness (and yes, there should be some fairness in a game surely) of a dedicated combat ships doing little more than hunting for victims, interdicting other CMDRS for in truth no reason other than to destroy them? The quick the better. A once side fight? Fine... The other individuals doesn't even have weapons? Fine... All in truth at little/no risk/downside to themselves. IMHO, OPEN will be a far more healthy place when:- 1) There's a solid Crime and Punishment (karma) system in place such that once you illegally destroy more than X other CMDRs (or NPCs) in any system over...
  • Riverside's Avatar
    Yesterday, 2:05 PM · 82 replies and 1907 views.
    I like this analogy, I particularly advocate being entertaining content for another player, as they will be for you. Be the carrot, not the stick.
  • WR3ND's Avatar
    Yesterday, 2:01 PM · 527 replies and 75660 views.
    Unfortunately, no one is likely to confuse my posted ship's roll as an exploited one either way, but I appreciate the gesture none the less.
  • NeilF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 AM · 7 replies and 104 views.
    Other alternatives? Improved limpets/contollers so they can collect more than 1T at a time? eg: Bring 3 things (3T) back at a time? ie: To improve collection speed. Improved cargo hatch that helps "attract" cargo so collecting cargo (especially in bigger ships) is a bit easier? Or cargo harpoon type affair? So you can target cargo nearby and "shoot it" with a device and winch it in? Again to speed up collection?
  • NeilF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 AM · 51 replies and 1085 views.
    Logging on to ensure I haven't incorrectly lost any modules as part of the exploit fix from FD, and then logging off again... Done...
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    Hi there Malc' :-)
    Hope all is good with you?
    I don't play anything like s much as I used to. Because I don't enjoy it that much. Can't get into "Engineers" ....too much RNG action for my taste.
    Hope you are doing well.
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    Thanks for the rep, Commander o7
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    o7 Aways good Cmdr
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    Cheers and same to you.
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    Common ground...
    Likewise o7
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    Aye Commander. Always.
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    Thx for the rep Commander, live long and eat biscuits o7
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    Yes, I think we are having a very productive discussion there.
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    o7. And I used to live in Derbyshire too many moons ago
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    o7
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About Riverside
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I reached Combat Elite & lost the urge to kill.
I reached Trade Elite & lost the urge to push those profit margins.
I reached Explorer Elite & my behaviour barely changed.
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Derbyshire, UK, Sol System
Interests:
Elite, Driving, rescuing interesting old cars
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Discreet haulage, scavenger & occasional mercenary

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