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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 15:38 Mr. Tact
 
The process has only barely started, I believe Verizon has already said they'll take legal action to oppose this.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1070. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 26, 2015, 15:37 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, two things:

1) Really wanted your guys spin on this:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 20:54:
Okay, this is one of the things I really dislike about this game. Picked up a "Kill 4 pirates" mission. Went to the system, spent over 2 hours cruising around with 1,000 ls of the primary star -- no pirates.
2) Vall, how do you find your large quantity trade deals? Do you do screen captures at two hubs and compare the various prices or what?
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1067. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 26, 2015, 07:59 Mr. Tact
 
Vall, link your current T-9 and Clipper setups please. (mainly interested in the Clipper, but while you are at it... :D)  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1062. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 21:55 Mr. Tact
 
*ugh* Well, my Grade D shields were probably partly to blame but I was almost killed by a NPC Python -- over 600k in repairs. Seems like turreted weapons might be a necessity.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1061. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 21:23 Mr. Tact
 
Vall Forran wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 18:12:
And doesn't the t6 count as a 'small' ship? Makes sense it would be more maneuverable.
Type-6 is a medium ship, Clipper is large.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1060. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 20:54 Mr. Tact
 
Okay, this is one of the things I really dislike about this game. Picked up a "Kill 4 pirates" mission. Went to the system, spent over 2 hours cruising around with 1,000 ls of the primary star -- no pirates. Did have a couple of battles with NPC ships interdicting me, the gimballed lasers seem to work fine.

For the ship, jury is still out.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1058. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 17:58 Mr. Tact
 
Looking at the wiki page it shows the Clipper having a lower rating for "maneuverability" than a Type-6 (barely).  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1056. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 17:45 Mr. Tact
 
My first impressions are not good. First, it handles like a pig. Second, the fuel tank is undersized, it should be class 5 not a class 4. Third, the repair costs are insane. Only had one fight so far with an NPC Eagle, I was still kind of farting around with the setup so I'm not sure it is a fair assessment, but it was not a good impression. Will let you know on the gimballed weapons, the one fight was such a mess (very near a star) I don't want to judge on that.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1053. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 15:49 Mr. Tact
 
You talked me into it. Took going to a couple of stations, finally ended up with this.

I'll give it a spin, see what I think. I do like the view from the cockpit...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2015, 11:02 Mr. Tact
 
Indeed, one of my favorite sayings: "Consistent luck is indistinguishable from skill."  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2015, 10:45 Mr. Tact
 
Not quite pure luck on the Table Tennis shot, but mostly.  
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Changes
13. Re: Homeworld Remastered Changes Feb 25, 2015, 10:41 Mr. Tact
 
I'm going to consider this... I tried the original Homeworld and initially liked it but either got bored or pulled away by something else -- I don't recall which. I know I didn't get very far into it. Watching TB's video I am tempted to retry it with the Re-mastered version...  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1051. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 25, 2015, 10:32 Mr. Tact
 
Looks to me like a properly equipped Clipper is about $83M. If I sold both my Asp and my Type-6 I'd still be short $30M...  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1046. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 23, 2015, 21:07 Mr. Tact
 
*ugh* -- that would be a $7m hit for selling the Type-9... Look on the brightside, you were able to grind more than I was able/willing to.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2015, 14:00 Mr. Tact
 
People have been saying humanity is doomed for at least a couple of thousand years now. I'm sure we'll survive the wave of "fame as a reason to live" mentality, we have far worse problems.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2015, 12:26 Mr. Tact
 
I imagine the gift bags are at least in part to get the stars to show up. Plus Audi doesn't mind giving free rentals to famous people, it's just advertising budget, that's all. As far as, why have the show -- because people want to see those "Stars". Just because you and I aren't star-stuck doesn't mean millions of others aren't.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1043. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 22, 2015, 09:30 Mr. Tact
 
Made it back to populated space..

Distance traveled: 12,000 ly +
Repairs: 2,261 (and most of that probably came from an NPC that interdicted me four systems from the end of the run)
Total systems sold to Cartographics: 503
Largest system sale: 37,200
Average for all systems: 7,240
Total sale: 3,641,779
Explorer rank went from Trailblazer to Pathfinder
The way First Discoveries are given/listed was not conducive to counting. In my estimation it was more than 100, possibly more than 200, but I wouldn't think much more than that.


Not sure what I'm going to do now. I'd like to try a Python or some other ships but I'll be damned if I feel like grinding for the cash to buy them. I think I may take a break from the game for a while.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $73M; Rental Equipment Credits Controversy
80. Re: Star Citizen at $73M; Rental Equipment Credits Controversy Feb 22, 2015, 09:11 Mr. Tact
 
Sugarman wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 05:33:
Actually I'm in for over $3200. As I've said before, I've spent far more over a weekend in Vegas.
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If it's ok with you I'll continue to spend money on my hobbies that are important to me. If I have it to spend/waste then what business is it of yours to say how I spend it?
In principle, I agree with you. As I've said before, I spent over $1,000 in subscription fees on WoW over 6.5 years and I believe it was money well spent. But $3,200 for a game you haven't tried yet? That seems excessive, but I guess if you have so much money you think about dropping 3 grand on a game the same way I think about spending $30 on a steak dinner then it makes some sense.

Also as I said before, I hope you get your money's worth. Because for that to be true, it will have to an awesome game. And that means we will all win. However, I won't be holding my breath or betting the house on it.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1041. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 21, 2015, 10:55 Mr. Tact
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 21, 2015, 10:39:
Query: Do we know if "First Discovery" is the first detailed scan of the object or the first person to SELL the data for a detailed scan of the object?
D'OH! Nevermind, the webpage says first sale.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1040. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 21, 2015, 10:39 Mr. Tact
 
Query: Do we know if "First Discovery" is the first detailed scan of the object or the first person to SELL the data for a detailed scan of the object?

Comment and query: My biggest gripe for the functionality of the game right now is the automated slow down in cruise mode with going to in system objects very far away. Why does it start slowing down when I am still more than 100,000 ls away? This is quite annoying, anyone found a way around it?
 
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