Docking Fails and Successes

Ozric

Volunteer Moderator
So how about something nice a light for a Saturday afternoon? As I do a reasonable amount of racing with the Buckyball Racing Club I have had my fair share of amazing and not so amazing docking moments. The biggest problem is that I can't play the game any other way now :D

No more can I fly towards a destination in SC with just 0:06 on the clock. No more can I fly into and out of a station without boosting.

And the consequence? Quite a few amusing videos and a few which I'm quite proud of. So I thought it was time to have a nice entertaining thread where people could share their own and laugh or gawp in wonder at others.

I thought I'd start off by sharing one of each for you. Apologies for the quality of the first video, it was the first time I'd used OBS ;)

How not to leave and land at a station
[video=youtube;LM_oQx7bKh8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM_oQx7bKh8[/video]


How to land a T-6 (I love T-6s)
[video=youtube;RiHiNs4rMXU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiHiNs4rMXU[/video]
 
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Ozric

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Lol, that's no way to land a T-6! Outposts should give you a fine for reckless flying.

I'd also love to see the pad get damaged, the light stands knocked down, and etc. - and the bill for the damage.
Reckless flying :S What's that? :p

That is a perfect example of lithobraking (not even I expected it to work that well), another thing I find it impossible not to do now, and the reason I love the T-6. She is perfect for it.

I'd certainly take the bill with glee, if that sort of thing happened!
 
Reckless flying :S What's that? :p

That is a perfect example of lithobraking (not even I expected it to work that well), another thing I find it impossible not to do now, and the reason I love the T-6. She is perfect for it.

I'd certainly take the bill with glee, if that sort of thing happened!
Done that with both my FdL and Python (especially when Seeking Luxeries were in and I found an outpost in the system.) Didn't do that with the Anaconda. I knew many CMDRs who clipped the bottom on the letterbox and went boom. Kill your speed, not your credits!

Also done the reverse before too.
[video=youtube;ZeaRKN0kDCQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeaRKN0kDCQ[/video]
 
My tutorial on how to land at a planetary outpost whilst wanted with wanted passengers.... I call it the "Brace for Impact" manoeuvre although I think someone may have already coined it as "The bellyflop"
Don't mind the audio, I had a livestream podcast type thing on a 2nd monitor. Zero punctuation aftershow if anyone is interested.

I have a few versions where it went less well, sadly not caught on video although lets just say it involves more than just a few disgruntled passengers after either loosing 50% hull or getting scanned.... Or on one painful occasion, both...

[video=youtube;A7K7nySl5VA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7K7nySl5VA&feature=youtu.be[/video]
 

Ozric

Volunteer Moderator
Done that with both my FdL and Python (especially when Seeking Luxeries were in and I found an outpost in the system.) Didn't do that with the Anaconda. I knew many CMDRs who clipped the bottom on the letterbox and went boom. Kill your speed, not your credits!

Also done the reverse before too.
Hahaha, now that is an awesome way to leave the docking pad :D

My tutorial on how to land at a planetary outpost whilst wanted with wanted passengers.... I call it the "Brace for Impact" manoeuvre although I think someone may have already coined it as "The bellyflop"
[video=youtube;DG-7e943srs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG-7e943srs[/video]
 
So how about something nice a light for a Sunday afternoon? As I do a reasonable amount of racing with the Buckyball Racing Club I have had my fair share of amazing and not so amazing docking moments. The biggest problem is that I can't play the game any other way now :D

No more can I fly towards a destination in SC with just 0:06 on the clock. No more can I fly into and out of a station without boosting.

And the consequence? Quite a few amusing videos and a few which I'm quite proud of. So I thought it was time to have a nice entertaining thread where people could share their own and laugh or gawp in wonder at others.

I thought I'd start off by sharing one of each for you. Apologies for the quality of the first video, it was the first time I'd used OBS ;)

How not to leave and land at a station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM_oQx7bKh8


How to land a T-6 (I love T-6s)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiHiNs4rMXU
Hehehe! :D

Was the second one also made with OBS? I never got something halfway acceptable from it, so if it actually was, care to share some insider tricks or an useful link perhaps? Cause the second one looks really good and I'm still looking for a free replacement for Nvidia's Shadow Play.

Edit:
Nevermind. Found some decent looking tutorials, even in German! But my question stays: Was the second one also made by OBS?
 
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Ozric

Volunteer Moderator
Hehehe! :D

Was the second one also made with OBS? I never got something halfway acceptable from it, so if it actually was, care to share some insider tricks or an useful link perhaps? Cause the second one looks really good and I'm still looking for a free replacement for Nvidia's Shadow Play.

Edit:
Nevermind. Found some decent looking tutorials, even in German! But my question stays: Was the second one also made by OBS?
Yeah it was, I'd worked out some better setting for the encoding and managed to set the bitrate to a reasonable level by then. If I need to clip the videos I use Camtasia, it doesn't have too much effect on the overall quality though.
 
Awesome videos OP - I thought it was just me who had a fascination/obsession with hitting the boost button when around stations - I haven't left one normally in probably over a year now - have to depart at ridiculous accelerating speeds if possible!! I don't have any videos sadly, but people have witnessed and normally get really hacked off, especially when I come tearing past them in the mailslot [python = me] and often hit them causing a fine! I did hit an NPC the other day just outside the mailslot as I turn and boost away, which died, but at least I know it was my fault that I met the rebuy screen lol!!

Great work guys :)
Love the boost!!
 

Ozric

Volunteer Moderator
Awesome videos OP - I thought it was just me who had a fascination/obsession with hitting the boost button when around stations - I haven't left one normally in probably over a year now - have to depart at ridiculous accelerating speeds if possible!! I don't have any videos sadly, but people have witnessed and normally get really hacked off, especially when I come tearing past them in the mailslot [python = me] and often hit them causing a fine! I did hit an NPC the other day just outside the mailslot as I turn and boost away, which died, but at least I know it was my fault that I met the rebuy screen lol!!

Great work guys :)
Love the boost!!
You sound just like you need to start joining in the Buckyball races :D That's a perfect starting attitude!
 
Oohh, how many stories I could tell about docking and launching fails/wins/wtfs'...I must have a good bunch of them spread around my many race videos, but I have very few recorded and uploaded singularly:

My second-ever video I made of Elite
[video=youtube;sAVYm9nzHuU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAVYm9nzHuU[/video]

Description tells everything that's needed
[video=youtube;BypRHNkfE4U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BypRHNkfE4U[/video]

The spin-docking (for extreme versions of this, refer to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezSjROkfw5I)
[video=youtube;gvJFb4_tuKw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvJFb4_tuKw[/video]

Also, do planetary landings count for the thread? I have a couple :p

[video=youtube;gOIC4QGJ5cI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOIC4QGJ5cI[/video]

[video=youtube;r4G8O8sI1n4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4G8O8sI1n4[/video]
 

Ozric

Volunteer Moderator
Oohh, how many stories I could tell about docking and launching fails/wins/wtfs'...
Hahaha, I'd not seen that first video before that's brilliant, really just turned on the magnets there. You can tell it must be an early one of your videos as you only boosted once on approach to the station :D
 
Oohh, how many stories I could tell about docking and launching fails/wins/wtfs'...I must have a good bunch of them spread around my many race videos, but I have very few recorded and uploaded singularly:

My second-ever video I made of Elite
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAVYm9nzHuU

Description tells everything that's needed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BypRHNkfE4U

The spin-docking (for extreme versions of this, refer to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezSjROkfw5I)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvJFb4_tuKw

Also, do planetary landings count for the thread? I have a couple :p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOIC4QGJ5cI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4G8O8sI1n4
LOL, these are all terrific! [haha]
 
I'm with Aken...I'm sure I have tons laying around (on multiple computers now!) but only have a handful ready for immediate consumption.

[video=youtube_share;iy560Oqs0nM]https://youtu.be/iy560Oqs0nM[/video]
[video=youtube;9cLN0cBxuwE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cLN0cBxuwE[/video]
[video=youtube;FPZxCWl9oBM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPZxCWl9oBM[/video]
skip to 0:48 for this one
[video=youtube;4VL5SqMvv3w]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VL5SqMvv3w&t=48s[/video]
note that the next 3 involve a race that had us land on illegal pads
[video=youtube_share;OQekLRoucTg]https://youtu.be/OQekLRoucTg[/video]
[video=youtube_share;ydzOzG1vrfQ]https://youtu.be/ydzOzG1vrfQ[/video]
[video=youtube_share;g8En0M1OvRc]https://youtu.be/g8En0M1OvRc[/video]
 
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Ozric

Volunteer Moderator
The thing I like about Outposts is to me they're still quite tricky to work out where the pads are going to be, but the upside is that they lend themselves to some more stylish landings, even when I'm not racing. Especially if you can spot you landing pad early enough and then you just turn off the targeting computer and use the force :cool:

[video=youtube;TgA6VvOltLY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgA6VvOltLY[/video]

I'm with Aken...I'm sure I have tons laying around (on multiple computers now!) but only have a handful ready for immediate consumption.
Hehe there's some brilliant ones there, especially Viper Gymnastics and Crash Through Landing :D For some reason though the first 3 don't seem to have audio.
 
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