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  • Sapyx's Avatar
    Today, 4:28 AM · 6 replies and 144 views.
    To answer the question literally: a "main sequence star" is a star in the typical hydrogen-fusion cycle which is defined as "normal", since the vast majority of stars in the galaxy are at this stage. Early pre-main-sequence stars are T Tauris and AeBe Herbigs. Post-main-sequence stars are the subgiants, giants, supergiants, carbon stars, Wolf-Rayets and stellar remnants (white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes). Wikipedia. Technically, "main sequence" and "scoopable" are not exactly the same groups, because you can still scoop from giant and supergiant stars, even though they are not on the main sequence any more. I do not know if ED considers giants and supergiants to be part of the "main sequence" for fuel scoop route plotting or not.
  • Sapyx's Avatar
    Today, 3:41 AM · 18 replies and 386 views.
    +1 for the story. Did the thief eject the cargo, or lose his cargo hatch? The one thing that could make the AI behaviour better in this story is a "contrite thief" archetype, begging you to let them go and jettisoning the cargo they'd just stolen.
  • Lysander lysan's Avatar
    Today, 3:25 AM · 378 replies and 8276 views.
    And if a kid could choose between dinner or candy they will pick candy, in the long run it will not be good for them. /thread
  • Lysander lysan's Avatar
    Today, 2:55 AM · 51 replies and 610 views.
    Truck rolls into whatehouse, me to driver "give me all your tasty cargo" driver : you wanna eat them hats? You're a weird fellow!
  • Lysander lysan's Avatar
    Today, 2:47 AM · 66 replies and 1162 views.
    I just love to get into the T9, it's big, slow, turning rate like a pregnant whale, but I love it. Maybe because I imagine how the rest of the ship will be. Big cargo room with industrial gear, chains dangling from the ceiling, condense water dripping everywhere and cracking sounds from the haul....... Now where is the damn cat?
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    Today, 2:17 AM · 15 replies and 245 views.
    Sapyx replied to a thread Exploration strategies in Exploration
    Yep, for me, exploration is mostly "pick a destination and go there". I don't usually get side-tracked by the shinies, unless I'm not entirely sure where my next destination should be. Like right now. On Sunday I had reached my goal, the Glowing White Giant of Fleasi. That's all four GWG targets crossed off my list for this trip and I don't plan on flying any further North, so what to do now? I haven't found an ELW in over a week, so I'm aimlessly flying about in Fleasi sector looking for one. I noticed a "string" of red giants and decided to follow them, flying economically between each one to maximize the number of target stars scanned. I'm planning on continuing this until I find an ELW out here, before heading back to the Bubble. If you're trying to become more disciplined at staying "on target" for specific destinations, bookmark them. Bookmarks are a precious resource (I, like most explorers, hit the 100 bookmark limit a long time ago) not to be squandered on things I don't immediately need them...
  • VerticalBlank's Avatar
    Today, 2:12 AM · 2680 replies and 258934 views.
    Released EDDI 2.4.1 final. Core Eliminated the approx 7 second delay on app startup that was introduced in rc1. Speech Responder
  • iain666's Avatar
    Today, 2:11 AM · 5 replies and 103 views.
    And if you find an ELW in one... That's the one thing I want to find more than anything else. ELW orbiting a brown dwarf primary without out any hotter star in the system. It can, according to the forge, happen with the hottest L dwarfs and has been seen but one of my own is my holy grail. I've tagged them orbiting L stars that were in turn orbiting a close main sequence star, but as the primary, that's proper rare. Of the things that I know exist as pure Forge artifacts that is possibly the rarest of all.
  • iain666's Avatar
    Today, 1:55 AM
    The last time I was out on the fringes I had a maximum jump range of 27ly or so. I could work out my routes with the orange hats, working backwards or forwards between where I was and where I wanted to go. Now I'm back on the edge with a maximum jump of ~81ly and the hats are failing me. For two stars that I know I can jump between I can't get the second star in the frame I can see without zooming out so far I lose focus on the first star and the hats disappear. All my previous methods for working out whether I could find a route from X to Y a few hundred ly away are thus defeated. How do those of you more experienced with this than I cope with this? Do I have to use Pythagoras on roughly estimated coordinates or just burn jumponium trying to get there one jump at a time or is there a way to reliably work out if there is a feasible route before I start?
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  • Sapyx's Avatar
    Today, 1:54 AM · 5 replies and 103 views.
    Similar happened to me, about a year ago, though in not quite as remote a location. I was transiting through the Qeajo sector about 9 kLY from Sol, heading Corewards from Eta Carina. I only saw two other CMDR tags the entire time I was in Qeajo, or in the two sectors either side of it for that matter. One was a neutron star, which would be entirely explainable since Qeajo is not a neutron-star-rich sector and it was the only one for hundreds of LYs around. The second was an ELW. I found an ELW of my own to tag shortly afterwards, so I wasn't too upset.
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    Today, 1:48 AM · 378 replies and 8276 views.
    Count me in.
  • Raiko's Avatar
    Today, 1:42 AM · 273 replies and 7039 views.
    I've not received any further submissions, or had any mistakes pointed out, so the provisional tables are now final standings. The first post has been updated. Thanks to everyone who took part and congratulations to all the winners, I had a great time running the festival, next time I'll go for something with a few less leaderboards though. Special thanks to Alec and Sushi who's random forum comments gave the moments of inspiration that changed the Ironbucky Trophy from a name I'd thought up into the vicious thing it became. Also to the Reddit Elite Miners without whom I wouldn't have found Smeaton Port orbiting that evil little moon. :D The Lonnegan Brothers will be back at Weyl Gateway in the Alacarakmo system very soon hosting The Bootlegger Challenge Rebootlegged, which incorporates an updated version of the Black Riband. Until then it's goodbye from Fat Tony!
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 AM · 47 replies and 981 views.
    I am torn. Engineering vs Thargoids is likely to make it very difficult to balance the fights for all players and hence force Frontier to enact auto-leveling of the Thargoid AI difficulty. It would also just add a grind without adding gameplay that couldn't be better added by other things. If they do allow AX weapon engineering, it should only be under the conditions: - only to add secondary effects - only if the increase power is NOT RNG, but instead gives PREDICTABLE power increases. This is the ONLY way you could keep the fights vs Thargoids balanced.
  • iain666's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 AM · 2687 replies and 105183 views.
    That could be a useful thing that I'd not really thought about - so every chance I'll raise it with the other devs and see what we think about the feasibility and effort. Definite possibility now you've put it in my head...
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 AM · 16 replies and 542 views.
    Yeah but to be fair, the OP was asking for advice on a Corvette. The Cutter can slot an extra flak cannon and boost to 470+ so it's not quite the same thing. I've watched your videos with the Cutter and it's quite a bit different. Not necessarily easier, but the Cutter just has a different set of issues/benefits. Imo, the Anaconda might be the best of the three, if you can mod the engines and hull well enough.
  • VerticalBlank's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 AM · 2680 replies and 258934 views.
    So refreshing to get such an understanding response. Thanks and I hope we can nail it down soon.
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 AM · 15 replies and 517 views.
    Probably more likely, the two pilots tried to out run the Thargoid, and when the EMP hit them it acted like silent running on a ship at long range. Hence the Thargoid wasn't picking up any threats on it's radar and just left.
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    Today, 12:36 AM · 43 replies and 936 views.
    Arry replied to a thread Troll forcing rebuys in Maia in Aliens
    Only in open play?
  • Raiko's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM · 8 replies and 224 views.
    I love everything about this race, especially the artwork. And this bit: Can't stop laughing. :D Intent to race, I'll do it properly later when I can think of a battlecry and can get time to play and do a blot. I'll use CMDR Raiko in both events. I've got an un-named Imperial Eagle somewhere that I've never used (got added as a Kickstarter reward when the iEagle was added to the game) for The Squirrel, but what are your thoughts on entering in different ships? I'll be having a go at The Wyrm in The Nomad, but I'd quite like to have a go in an FdL or Python for Viking Raiding Party / Scourge of the North. :)
  • Andovar's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 AM · 58 replies and 996 views.
    Why not both? You could have increasingly difficult missions to unlock ships. I'm thinking an exceedingly difficult chain of missions for any of the big 3. But if you can't, or don't want to go that route, there's still the option of saving your pennies for a shiny new toy some day.
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    hi Ziljan,
    just a curiosity... can i ask you why the picture of Gaius Baltar (as avatar and in the signature) ?
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    Thanks for the rep ! Commander

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    o7 Cmdr it is always good to find some common ground
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    Thanks for rep Cmdr o7
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    Are you really that guy, or are you just someone that admires him?
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    Ziljan, in what movie (based on actual events) did you portray Haman?
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    Thanks for the rep ! Commander

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    Fly safe! o7
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    Fly safe, trade smart
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