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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Because commanders should look pimp!

 

Offline Mpez

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Soo... things are happening in the Pleiades sector

 

Offline Det. Bullock

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What the hell?
At the moment I'm extremely far away from the bubble, what's going on exactly?
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Offline Lorric

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What the hell?
At the moment I'm extremely far away from the bubble, what's going on exactly?

The Thargoids, that's what. They've hit some of Aegis' stations. Check these out:



While it's something that already happened and not a battle players could be involved with, I'm impressed with what they've done, actual real damage modelled on the stations, pieces of the exterior blown away and the interior all torn up, explosions going off, massive pieces of debris floating around, and the whole atmosphere of it all with the voice work and alarms going off and your ship getting roasted. Landing pads reserved for ships evacuating people off the stations to the rescue ships.

 
Hmm, I wonder where I left my Adder parked?

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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My passenger python is parked at merope.   Buuuut I parked it there the night before this all kicked off and haven't managed to get back onto my laptop let alone played a game due to having a 4 week old baby  :lol:


Gawd I hope the station I parked in is still there when I manage to log back in. ...

 

Offline CKid

No worries. If you had a ship parked at a station which comes under attack, it will be transferred to the nearest undamaged station/starport.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2017, 06:57:24 am by CKid »
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Offline Mpez

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Does it have the same cockpit as a type-9? Was expecting some nice cockpit eye-candy and now I'm a bit worried.

 

Offline DahBlount

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It's a heavily modified Type-9, so most likely not going to be much difference in the cockpit.
<Axem> yet still more insightful than #hard-light

<Axem> jad2.23 will just be cat videos

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<DahBlount> JAD2.2 is like that
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Offline Det. Bullock

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Lately I have been doing passenger missions, at first with a Python which unfortunately wasn't as adept at long range missions as I thought.
I did a mission to the center of the Galaxy with it, first time I really got far from the bubble, but while it was extremely long (at 25 ly it took at least 1500 jumps to come and go from my destination which was at a whopping 25.000 light years from my home base of 9 Ceti, it took me two weeks with two entire weekends travelling) it also got me from pathfinder to pioneer and got my nickname plastered on quite a few celestial bodies including several earth-likes and a crapton of money (I went from 148 millions to about 300).
Afterwards I finally decided to get my old Asp properly equipped for exploration, unfortunately I couldn't improve the FSD beyond what I had already done almost two years ago (I think) before running out of the difficult to get materials but I improved scanning time of my surface scanner and expanded the undersized 3A power plant to support grade A engines and thrusters properly (just in case I need to land somewhere).
Then I got rid of as much weight as I could, including for the first time my weapons (I stored the engineered ones, sold the rest)  reaching a jump distance of 44 ly.
My present mission while shorter than the last one is still pretty far away (15.000 ly) but it will only take 357 jumps to get there (the Python took 800 or so for a similar distance), I'll probably never make as much money scanning stuff but it won't need me to stay entire weekends just jumping from a system to another to make it back before the mission expires.

I also bought a nameplate pack, the basic one since I only had € 2,57 on my pre-paid card and didn't want to risk spending all of it on decorated nameplates I might not have liked.
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"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 

Offline deathspeed

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I'm tempted to get this every time it goes on sale on Steam, but I am sure it is too hard-core sim for my tastes.  I don't even like using energy management in FreeSpace.  I just wanna blow things up and explore.  Like, maybe be a fighter pilot instead of a ship commander.  But they I read about things like this epic rescue mission, and I want to be a part of this universe.
Maybe someday God will give you a little pink toaster of your own.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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It's as hardcore or softcore as you make it. 

Bullock,  try Palin missions with that python.   It's my go to at the moment.

 

Offline Det. Bullock

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I'm tempted to get this every time it goes on sale on Steam, but I am sure it is too hard-core sim for my tastes.  I don't even like using energy management in FreeSpace.  I just wanna blow things up and explore.  Like, maybe be a fighter pilot instead of a ship commander.  But they I read about things like this epic rescue mission, and I want to be a part of this universe.
It's not that hardcore really, it's pretty streamlined in places and can be played with a gamepad.

It's as hardcore or softcore as you make it. 

Bullock,  try Palin missions with that python.   It's my go to at the moment.
*googles it*
Alien finding missions?
I might give them a try when I come back to the bubble, planetary missions have become much more pleasant since I got my new graphic card (fluid frame rate when getting close to Farseer Inc? What sorcery is this!?).

EDIT

Now that I remember it, are they buggy like the one with the obelisks?
Because I play in Solo and it couldn't be completed if not in open or in a group.

EDIT2

Isn't Maia currently wrecked by the Thargoids?
Though I guess they could fix it by the time I get back.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2017, 06:46:25 am by Det. Bullock »
"I pity the poor shades confined to the euclidean prison that is sanity." - Grant Morrison
"People assume  that time is a strict progression of cause to effect,  but *actually*  from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more  like a big ball  of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." - The Doctor

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Obsidian orbital is fine.  Look for "thargoid scout crash site"  totally worth it and easy materials for Palin.  Multi millions in yen minutes if quick ;)  (don't worry about corrosion damage)

 
I'm tempted to get this every time it goes on sale on Steam, but I am sure it is too hard-core sim for my tastes.  I don't even like using energy management in FreeSpace.  I just wanna blow things up and explore.  Like, maybe be a fighter pilot instead of a ship commander.  But they I read about things like this epic rescue mission, and I want to be a part of this universe.

I feel the same way. Might be my age but when a game becomes too much like work I move on... LOL

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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The full game (base game and horizons season pass) is on sale from the frontier store at this very moment.   Down to 16 quid when it's usually 40, so over 50% off, and you can link it to steam.

 

Offline deathspeed

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It's as hardcore or softcore as you make it. 


Hmm, that's good to know.  I'm still on the fence, though.  I tend to not do well with open world games - i buy them with grand plans then never play them for more than a few minutes.  I think I need the structure of a mission based game.  I also don't have the patience any more for steep learning curves.

I have X3: Terran Conflict but i've never played it, so maybe I'll try that.
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Offline Turambar

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I really appreciate them giving out free sunglasses to everyone.  Now we're all cool space dudes and dudettes, and not a bunch of wacked out space meth heads.

They go great with my gold jumpsuit.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Also as of the 28th (just gone) for a week, the federal dropship, assault ship and gunship are all 20% off and no rank requirement.