Exploration subforum drinking game

Here's a drinking game for the exploration subforum. If you have any suggestions for new rules, by all means post them!

Drink a shot of your drink of choice (default: tea) every time when:
  • somebody asks what those strange lights in the distance are - usually they turn out to be NGC 7822
  • it turns out the Codex is bugged
  • Validating is assumed to be a real CMDR
  • somebody says "true / real / pure / proper" explorers
  • a new update is coming and somebody says an upcoming feature or change is going to make exploration too easy - Hard mode: drink an extra shot if it's because of fleet carriers
  • related to the above: "the galaxy is getting smaller" - Hard mode: drink an extra shot if it's because of fleet carriers
  • somebody says exploration was so much more actual exploration before X was changed, added or removed
  • the inverse: somebody says exploration wasn't even actual exploration before X was changed, added or removed
  • a new update is coming and somebody says that it has nothing for explorers
  • exploration needs more love / content / work - Hard mode: drink an extra shot if it needs new ships specifically, and another if they should be better than the Anaconda.
  • black holes aren't dangerous enough (and should have accretion disks, by the way)
  • somebody says they use economy mode for exploration (because that's cruelty-free)
  • "How far do I have to fly to find an untagged system?"
  • "How can an icy body have a hot surface temperature?" or "How can a planet be hotter than a star?"
  • "Was the Stellar Forge drunk?" Hard mode: drink an extra shot if it wasn't
  • "What are these strange cubes / pyramids of stars?"
  • "Has the route plotter been drinking?"
  • "Is this neutron star bugged?"
  • "Is this weird wreckage I found far away from everything special?" (Sadly, it almost never is.)
  • "Is there anything more to discover?"
  • somebody says "pew pew crowd"
  • somebody asks what the best explorer ship and/or the best loadout is
  • jump range: "is the most important thing for exploration" / "does not matter for exploration"
  • fuel tank size: "should be higher than stock" / "should be as low as possible"
  • "explorers should carry only one SRV / two (or even more) SRVs"
  • "explorers should / should not carry weapons"
  • "explorers should carry one / two / no AFMUs"
  • "you don't need a shield generator for exploration, I can land on a 11 g planet without a scratch"
  • time to explain stuff about science!
  • somebody says they intend to circumnavigate the galaxy... someday
  • somebody asks what the minimum jump range to get to Beagle Point is, and one more drink if they ask for a route
Easy mode: Only drink when:
  • a Frontier Developments employee posts in the subforum

Nightmare mode: Extend the above to the other sections of this site, beyond the exploration subforum.

Please be mindful of your health, and drink responsibly!
 
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Here's a drinking game for the exploration subforum. If you have any suggestions for new rules, by all means post them!

Drink a shot of your drink of choice (default: tea) every time when:
- a new explorer comes to the forum and says people who don't scan everything are lazy and/or not true explorers
- a new explorer comes to the forum and says people who do scan everything are greedy
- somebody says "pew pew crowd"
- somebody says "RNGineers"
- somebody posts the jump range of their Asp / Anaconda
- people talk about SEPP in the Dangerous Games
- Frawd is still travelling through the galaxy in his Sidewinder
- Jaques station needs stuff
- a new [Distant Worlds] thread pops up
- somebody finds canisters somewhere far away from the bubble
- somebody posts an Earth-like World

hard mode: Drink an extra shot:
- for every new Earth-like World that Chiggy Vonrictofen posts (WARNING: serious health hazard!)

easy mode: Drink a shot every time:
- a Frontier Developments employee posts in the subforum


Please be mindful of your health, and drink responsibly!
I reached Elite a while back and I can tell you, I don't miss that "pew pew crowd" one bit. What I'm finding doesn't help is this darned RNGineers thing, annoying, eh? Although I can now fly a nicely armed and shielded Anaconda and still have a 35LY jump range. That SEPP, woss that all about then? And what a hero CMDR Frawd is for not going insane in that sidewinder! I'll be setting off for Jaques quite soon as I heard he's needing supplies - hopefully I'll return before the next Distant Worlds expedition begins. Maybe I'll even find some interesting canisters on these jaunts. And some nice Earth-like worlds!

Liver? What's that?
 
I reached Elite a while back and I can tell you, I don't miss that "pew pew crowd" one bit. What I'm finding doesn't help is this darned RNGineers thing, annoying, eh? Although I can now fly a nicely armed and shielded Anaconda and still have a 35LY jump range. That SEPP, woss that all about then? And what a hero CMDR Frawd is for not going insane in that sidewinder! I'll be setting off for Jaques quite soon as I heard he's needing supplies - hopefully I'll return before the next Distant Worlds expedition begins. Maybe I'll even find some interesting canisters on these jaunts. And some nice Earth-like worlds!

Liver? What's that?
+1 vRep Cmdr ;)
 
Updated the first post a bit, by adding some new stuff (with some thanks to Valije!) and removing the bit about SEPP in the Dangerous Games, since that's over.
Does anyone else have ideas to add to this?
 
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Updated the first post a bit, by adding some new stuff (with some thanks to Valije!) and removing the bit about SEPP in the Dangerous Games, since that's over.
Does anyone else have ideas to add to this?
i think, somebody saying that exploration was so much more exploration before intermediate scanner/jumponium/routeplotting/new routeplotting etc. was ingame ... could make a nice additional role.
 
i think, somebody saying that exploration was so much more exploration before intermediate scanner/jumponium/routeplotting/new routeplotting etc. was ingame ... could make a nice additional role.
Hehe, nice one! Added that and a similar common complaint - "[upcoming stuff] is going to make exploration too easy".
 
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I must be the only guy here who doesn't drink, so I'll pop a pill (a legal one sadly) and wash them down with a nice strong brew.

Then wake up at 5 in the morning with an imprint of the keyboard on my face ^^
 
How about Roleplay Mode?

Every time someone says something would destroy or impede immersion or is against something Wagar wrote in one of his novels, drink a shot and fire an emote :cool:
 
Don't forget someone questioning/complaining about the ED science e.g. How is this star older than the universe? How is this planet hotter than a star?

Additional points if Ziljan turns up and sciences them into next week because he is literally Michio Kaku in disguise
 
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@ Andrew Gaspurr: Immersion? Hm, maybe it's just me, but I rarely see that complaint here, on this subforum. Elsewhere, it does pop up often of course.

@ thundernuns: You know, that's true. I recall stuff like "how can this hot planet be an icy body" popping up often. Thanks, added!
 
@ Andrew Gaspurr: Immersion? Hm, maybe it's just me, but I rarely see that complaint here, on this subforum. Elsewhere, it does pop up often of course.

@ thundernuns: You know, that's true. I recall stuff like "how can this hot planet be an icy body" popping up often. Thanks, added!
You know, sometimes a confused Dangerous Discussionist comes in here, finds this place far too peaceful and full of manners, posts some biowaste nonetheless and leaves. It happens... :D
And Ziljan? Yeah, where is Ziljan anyway? I always liked his scientific answers.
 
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