limpets

  1. H

    Suicidal collector limpets

    Can we PLEASE change how collector behave, or make them much more durable? I literally just spent 3 limpets per painite collected, because they always just went face-first into the nearby rocks. Some of them even got some painite stuck INSIDE the rocks, making them unreachable... (This is an...
  2. Troopi

    Limpets recycling and repair!

    Hello mates. This new suggestion is about... limpets! Yes, those tiny things that die at the slightest bump into an asteroid! Those tiny things that, like condoms, are one timed and tossed away! FDevs, are you aware of how much debris your game design is creating around the bubble? I'm pretty...
  3. Exeider

    Unified Limpet Drone Control System and Drone System Revamp

    Unified Limpet Drone Control System and Drone System Revamp. I would like to propose both a revamp of limpet system and how they behave and function as well as a Unified Controller. I thought on this for a while and I realize there are classes and grades to consider, and multi crew...
  4. mecha_mike

    Limpets and limpet controllers, turn the table.

    As now there is only one type of limpet.. you get in the hardware store in most stations and its pretty cheap. They can repair, probe, transfer fuel and so on and on .. To control this litte buggers you need a computer that takes up a huge part of your ship, depending on what tasks the limpet...
  5. Giyari

    Ship Launched Miner?

    With mining being a ton more enjoyable thanks to the recent changes, it's still lacking a little bit in the multicrew department. Collector limpets are all well and good, but moving an Anaconda around an exposed asteroid core to get an abrasion blaster hit, that's pretty annoying. Hell it's even...
  6. AIKI_ZVEZDA

    Turn off proximity warning for limpets

    The proximity warning would be an useful and immersive tool for miners to try and avoid bumping into things outside of their field of vision, however, collector limpets constantly trigger the warning when near. This makes the proximity warning useless for its actual purpose, as it's active...
  7. andreaspada

    Proposal for a new balanced limpet controller

    So, following the forum and all thread opened asking for, it seems that a great part of the player base is toward a unified limpet controller. Many aspect of the current limpet controllers are very unbelievable from a realistic point of view (such as their weight!) and, obviously, are more like...
  8. Dryheat4u

    Proposed Improvements to the Limpet Mechanic

    Limpets as currently implemented are a vital mechanic for effective completion of game missions. As currently implemented, only a few limpet types are necessary on a regular basis. Other limpet types are not as critical and are widely ignored because of the disproportionate load they put on ship...
  9. Old Duck

    ∞ Limpets?

    The whole debate of infinite probes has me thinking, why not infinite limpets? Hold on, let me explain, as it actually makes a ton of sense. Ignoring the prospector limpet (I'll get to this), limpets are finite because they expire. There's really no reason for this. My SRV doesn't "expire", nor...
  10. O

    One Limpet Controller for All Limpets

    Limpets are an important tool for interacting with the environment in Elite, but having them split into eight different modules means artificial limitations on how we can interact with NPCs and the environment. After all, how frustrating is it to come across something interesting, like a...
  11. peterhudson

    QOL Suggestions for materials collection / grinding

    First off... credit to FDev for the change in the materials & data storage system in 3.0, having per-item storage caps and the ability to add materials to an ignore list are great features. However, I have a few suggestions on how this system could be made even better for the serious materials...
  12. C

    Sensors, Limpets and Gameplay (and how module racks can improve them)

    The sensors on a ship are, unfortunately, one of the least valuable modules on it. They contribute very little to the actual ship (especially when compared to other core internals like distributors and thrusters). This irrelevance leads to a situation where sensors are picked solely based on...
  13. G

    The collector drone: Ship-launched item collector

    You can check out another collection-centered thread here, the material collector limpet: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/430392-Material-Collector-Limpet-Controller...
  14. Syze00

    Can we please get a 3rd option in fire groups?

    My x52 HOTAS have more buttons than I know what to do with. I would love it if I could assign 3 different buttons/actions into one fire group instead of the two action cap. Lets say your mining; one fire group could hold the prospecting limpet, collector limpet, and the mining laser all in one...
  15. A

    Make collector limpets more reliable

    I recently dipped my toes into mining, and by far the most frustrating aspect of it is the unreliability of the Collector Limpets. I fill-up my 256T cargo with 80% limpets and I am run out of limpets before filling it up with canisters. - Sometimes, I launch 8 limpets and they all expire...
  16. A

    Outfitting Idea to Add More Module Space - Module Racks

    There are a lot of small sized modules and more are on there way by the sounds of it in Beyond Chapter 4. I'm talking about the scanners and limpet systems. It's a shame to imagine a size 1 scanner taking up a whole size 3 or 4 slot especially when you can get 16 tonnes in the same space. I've...
  17. NewBlacksmurf

    proposed mining changes

    In space: Rocks/Fragments: -each rock has had a chance to produce a max of 100 or more fragments (up from what seems 12) -fragment increase is influenced by size and number of mining lasers Refinery: -Allow a max of 2 refineries (up from 1) Limpets: -Allow a size 6 -7 modules -Limpet number...
  18. C

    (QoL) Improving limpets and making them better to use

    I think that limpets are a great idea that is unfortunately hampered by it's execution. There's far too much unnecessary complexity involved with the use of limpets, making using them a more annoying prospect then it need to be. The biggest problem in this regard is the fact that limpets have...
  19. K

    Limpet Controller Unification

    Good evening... The suggestion is quite simple: - Instead of having different controllers for each limpet drone kind, we use the same device for all of them and we would carry various types on our cargo hold... this would enable players to spare module slots and be able to make better use of...
  20. Reneta Scian

    Limpets are Awful - Loot Collection Woes

    After doing lots of material scouring about the cosmos for every bit of goodness I can use for synthesis, as well as engineering it occurred to me. LIMPETS ARE AWFUL! It often takes longer to collect loot with limpets than it takes to liberate them from either the bum of an Anaconda, or a...
  21. A

    Pirate NPCs recognizing trolling when dropping Limpets

    Currently, Pirates will try to loot valuable cargo from your ship if it has a high enough value. That value floor is pretty low, with responses from holding certain low value items along the lines of, "You're not worth my time", and responses from holding only Limpets being the same as responses...
  22. ZakNaZul

    Universal limpets

    I know there is already exists post like this, but still... ATM we have: Prospector limpet Collector limpet Hatchbreaker limpet Recon limpet Fuel transfer limpet Decontamination limpet Repair limpet Research limpet And for some of those limpets even have engineering blueprints. So i have a...
  23. CMDR Runcible Shaw

    The Trouble With Limpets

    So, I think it might be time to rethink how limpets work in the game. Currently (and in the beta) there are Prospector limpet Collector limpet Hatchbreaker limpet Repair limpet Recon limpet Fuel transfer limpet Decontamination limpet Research limpet It's starting to get a bit out of control...
  24. O

    One Limpet One Controller. Programmable Limpets.

    Limpets are one of the few ways Cmdrs have of directly interacting with other ships, whether NPC or player, and have the potential to make for interesting interactions (e.g. the Fuel Rats!) but limpet controllers are strangely specialized. Controllers all use the same limpets, but demand their...
  25. A

    Could modding solve disagreements?

    There seems to be a lot of strong disagreement between people about what they want from ED. Examples: Some want FSD autopilot, some want a more engaging experience, some like it as it is. Some people find the stars & planets boring/repetitive, some like the realism. Some players dislike the...
  26. How to get the DK2 working

    Oculus have changed how the display is recognised in the latest SDK. So if you have problems running the game with OR try the following: 1 – Right click on the Oculus icon in the system tray 2 – Select ‘Rift display modes’ option 3 – Select ‘Extend desktop to the HMD’ display option 4 - Game...
  27. G

    Invalid logon error

    I'm premium beta baker and I can log in in launcher which says there are no new updates when I try to update from the menu. But when I then run the game game talks about invalid logon! It has no sense. Can anybody explain what may be wrong. Btw, I've already logged in several times before so it...
  28. K

    Kinectimals Trouble - Cubs Won't Transfer

    Hello, I am wondering as to why the cubs unlocked in the mobile version, like the Scimitar Cat, are unable to be scanned into my XBOX. Same goes with these cubs: ~Sand Cat ~Caspian Tiger ~Cave Lion ~Liger ~Marbled Cat ~Iriomote Cat ~Bali Tiger Hopefully I will receive a reply. Thank You and...
  29. deMangler

    ED Server / Servers Down problems discussion thread

    Probably a bad thread title but here goes. There has been some discussion of using cash for credits to fund the game server. I would probably never purchase in-game credits even if I were a millionaire and I wanted to support the server. Here is a suggestion for an additional server financing...
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