Mode switching for missions and Smeaton Orbital [200mill/hour]

You forgot (d) A small but highly vocal minority of (a) who, while repeatedly and unnecessarily demanding the immediate and permanent nerf of mode-switching due to economic unbalancing (or other randomly picked cherry of illogical circular reasoning), openly confess to exploiting said mechanic for personal gain within other parts of the software and lament said exploit being suspended, simultaneously hindering their own 'cheating'. This group then leaps to the conclusion that since they are so reviled by their own behaviour that everyone else MUST be doing exactly the same thing, absent any factual evidence to substantiate such a projection of internal self loathing. As a natural consequence of this dichotomy of opposition said minority inextricably bind themselves to a no-win position of inner conflict where they are both compelled to demand such a nerf while at the same time rendering themselves functionally unable to create, perceive or suggest any reasonable alternative, since they don't really want it nerfed at all and are simply deceiving themselves and any other unfortunate reader of their unhelpful, often vitriolic 'contributions'. This group (d) can often be seen insisting "That won't work..." yet failing to illuminate further on the mental gymnastics required to arrive at such a conclusion, then attempting to terminate any further discussion on the matter by misrepresenting previous posts they've failed to comprehend or manipulated into service of their negative attitude.

CAUTION! As a last line of defense for their fragile and irrational lack of flexibility or imagination group (d) has been known declare those they disagree with to be suffering from delusions, exhibiting problematic or inappropriate responses and may, if they 'feel' threatened, spit, scratch or even bite. Ensure you maintain a safe distance from these animals as there is no known antidote to screeching harpy venom and prolonged exposure to their toxic yet mysteriously engaging rhetoric has been known to induce exhaustion, desperation, depression, and in extreme cases may lead to suicidal thoughts in their victims.
Good Grief!

What have you been drinking?

Can I have some please?
 
You forgot (d) A small but highly vocal minority of (a) who, while repeatedly and unnecessarily demanding the immediate and permanent nerf of mode-switching due to economic unbalancing (or other randomly picked cherry of illogical circular reasoning), openly confess to exploiting said mechanic for personal gain within other parts of the software and lament said exploit being suspended, simultaneously hindering their own 'cheating'. This group then leaps to the conclusion that since they are so reviled by their own behaviour that everyone else MUST be doing exactly the same thing, absent any factual evidence to substantiate such a projection of internal self loathing. As a natural consequence of this dichotomy of opposition said minority inextricably bind themselves to a no-win position of inner conflict where they are both compelled to demand such a nerf while at the same time rendering themselves functionally unable to create, perceive or suggest any reasonable alternative, since they don't really want it nerfed at all and are simply deceiving themselves and any other unfortunate reader of their unhelpful, often vitriolic 'contributions'. This group (d) can often be seen insisting "That won't work..." yet failing to illuminate further on the mental gymnastics required to arrive at such a conclusion, then attempting to terminate any further discussion on the matter by misrepresenting previous posts they've failed to comprehend or manipulated into service of their negative attitude.

CAUTION! As a last line of defense for their fragile and irrational lack of flexibility or imagination group (d) has been known declare those they disagree with to be suffering from delusions, exhibiting problematic or inappropriate responses and may, if they 'feel' threatened, spit, scratch or even bite. Ensure you maintain a safe distance from these animals as there is no known antidote to screeching harpy venom and prolonged exposure to their toxic yet mysteriously engaging rhetoric has been known to induce exhaustion, desperation, depression, and in extreme cases may lead to suicidal thoughts in their victims.
Gosh, you folks sound mightily pleased with yourselves.

Continually insult anybody who disagrees with you to the point where nobody has any interest in discussing the matter with you and then crow about how righteous you are.

What fun!
 
Camisade - I think I know which group can boast their biggest Frontier participation percentage, lol

Great read, have a rep (though mere +1 doesn't do it justice)

EDIT: PS: When is point 2 coming? :D
I'm afraid I ran out of steam! I think I started that post with three points to satirize, but by the end of point one figured I'd probably exhausted any likely readers!

You forgot (d) A small but highly vocal minority of (a) who, while repeatedly and unnecessarily demanding the immediate and permanent nerf of...
No, I couldn't have forgotten that -- I'm nowhere near that jaded with my fellow community members! ;-)

Oh, yeah, John Xenir! Now I remember! That second point was going to be The Status of The Passenger Mission Nerfing And Whether Sufficient Money Could Now Be Made Running Passenger Fares!

I believe I embedded one opinion in my portrayal of community group (c)'s actions. To wit: Who can possibly still be kvetching about this when one can still make between 30M (with little or no board flipping, in some systems) to 90M Cr (with gratuitous flipping), per run, after the nerf? (Especially when you combine passenger and data missions into the same run). But some are -- that was probably my PSA Status Point Two, before my combination of creeping senility and ADA caused my premature posting above!

Good Grief! What have you been drinking? Can I have some please?
I can only answer, "Why, my own Kool-Aid, of course!"
 
Wing cargo missions will solve the credit balance fairly in a very balanced way, and it will really add something that focus on COOP. This doesn't take away from the fact that there are people with 10+ billion credits in cash in the game, based on whatever exploit there was, but, it will add a good balance to how much you can earn / hour in a wing of either T9:s or Cutters. :)

Looking forward to actually play the game in order to make good money with a wing of friends, rather than gaming the play and be in Solo.
 
Wing cargo missions will solve the credit balance fairly in a very balanced way, and it will really add something that focus on COOP. This doesn't take away from the fact that there are people with 10+ billion credits in cash in the game, based on whatever exploit there was, but, it will add a good balance to how much you can earn / hour in a wing of either T9:s or Cutters. :)

Looking forward to actually play the game in order to make good money with a wing of friends, rather than gaming the play and be in Solo.
One can only hope, as long as those missions show up on the board when you actually want them. Although, it may be of significant benefit to be able to accept such missions despite being in the 'wrong ship' for the task.

While there appears to be a prolific misconception that any ED player with a large CR balance MUST have exploited an 'unintended' mechanic to achieve such wealth, Ram Tah was briefly paying CR 201 million for a five hour job.

While it lasted, a small fortune could be amassed in short order. Legitimate, astronomical earnings potential, which was also nerfed. Try not to be too shocked when bulk cargo opportunities upset those who are easily outraged.

New get rich quick content incoming. "Exploit" it quick before it's "rebalanced" ;)

[Edit: I should add that it's yet to be seen if a wing of four players can successfully spawn four compatible bulk cargo missions, or if the urge to board-flip will prevail.]
 
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Very apt. I tend to bring up this far too often...


Solipsism


Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind is sure to exist. As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one's own mind is unsure; the external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist outside the mind. As a metaphysical position, solipsism goes further to the conclusion that the world and other minds do not exist.

It's fun seeing how the three modes apply to certain patterns of posting. Lends to a method of uncovering individual and group agendas.
While I've noticed examples of such limited postulation, it might be worth considering another cognitive dissonance inspiring paradox of ancient spiritual philosophy related to the traditional greetings "Namaste" or, "In la kesh" wherein one individual recognises and honours the uniquely divine connection to themselves in another being.

In short, and more recently summarised by Austrian Nobel Prize winning physicist, Erwin Schrödinger when observing: "The total number of minds in the universe is one."
 
"The total number of minds in the universe is one."
Presumably schizophrenic though right?

But seriously - Why does it matter to so many people what other people earn. "cant we all get along'.

I just want whatever the heck Fdev come up with to be consistent. Ideally FAIR but hey even consistently unfair is consistently predictable.

I don't really care if one player wants to grind they mind to dust earning 100 billion credits? I am not under the allusion makes them a GREAT player or even a good pilot.

Ohh the grieving - well yes of course they get a big ship go out and grief people but hey, they were ALWAYS going to do that anyway! Maybe if we (the community) stopped worrying about the Hyacinth Buckets next door and just player 'our own personal narrative' 'our own way', we could worry less about D D Dumbhick and their latest 'credit exploit' and get Fdev to focus more resources on fixing the C&P / ramming / seal clubbing issues.

Dunno maybe its just me and my naivety - cant we all play nice?
 
While I've noticed examples of such limited postulation, it might be worth considering another cognitive dissonance inspiring paradox of ancient spiritual philosophy related to the traditional greetings "Namaste" or, "In la kesh" wherein one individual recognises and honours the uniquely divine connection to themselves in another being.

In short, and more recently summarised by Austrian Nobel Prize winning physicist, Erwin Schrödinger when observing: "The total number of minds in the universe is one."
Have you read any Dana Zohar? The Quantum Consciousness and The Quantum Society are good reads, backed up by Applied Theoretical Physics.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=zohar+danah&tag=mh0a9-21&index=stripbooks&hvadid=80195661079307&hvqmt=b&hvbmt=bb&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_3sfoo9n83t_b

Also, David Bohm, is hilarious. He literally explains the concept of "**** happens" at the quantum level. If you haven't already, read this one first.

https://www.amazon.com/Thought-as-System-David-Bohm/dp/0415110300/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518571543&sr=1-6&keywords=david+bohm

If you don't like it, read this one anyway:

https://www.amazon.com/Wholeness-Implicate-Order-David-Bohm/dp/0415289793/ref=pd_sim_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0415289793&pd_rd_r=R3GET25FSWYVA9ME7XR6&pd_rd_w=dw2GY&pd_rd_wg=GLTh7&psc=1&refRID=R3GET25FSWYVA9ME7XR6

And for anyone who thinks all this is off thread...press buy now. Or just hit the right frequencies :)
 
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Have you read any Dana Zohar? The Quantum Consciousness and The Quantum Society are good reads, backed up by Applied Theoretical Physics.

http://https://www.amazon.com/Danah-Zohar/e/B001HCZ014/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Also, David Bohm, is hilarious. He literally explains the concept of "**** happens" at the quantum level. If you haven't already, read this one first.

https://www.amazon.com/Thought-as-System-David-Bohm/dp/0415110300/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518571543&sr=1-6&keywords=david+bohm

If you don't like it, read this one anyway:

https://www.amazon.com/Wholeness-Implicate-Order-David-Bohm/dp/0415289793/ref=pd_sim_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0415289793&pd_rd_r=R3GET25FSWYVA9ME7XR6&pd_rd_w=dw2GY&pd_rd_wg=GLTh7&psc=1&refRID=R3GET25FSWYVA9ME7XR6

And for anyone who thinks all this is off thread...press buy now. Or just hit the right frequencies :)


A cursory glance suggests Deepak Chopra-ish quantum horsepucky.
Is that actually science or navel gazing?


http://www.wisdomofchopra.com/
 
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A cursory glance suggests Deepak Chopra-ish quantum horsepucky.
Is that actually science or navel gazing?


http://www.wisdomofchopra.com/

Well if you want to talk science, you'll have to define "quantum horsepucky".

lol

This stuff touches on a great many recognizable patterns. Where on the line between Postulation and Quantifiable a particular aspect lands, depends on what horse you're riding when you swing the pucky-bat.
 
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Haha, well, I'm still waiting for them to isolate consciousness and thoughts in a lab, until then I'll just note this bit of honesty:


#238 in Books > Textbooks > Humanities > Philosophy > Metaphysics

Of course stuff like that can make for helpful metaphors and I haven't read the material...
 
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