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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 20:18 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 17, 2015, 10:42:
That's why the man has always done a lot of editing on other people's work, anthologies, a lot of short stories, etc. because he'd rather be doing anything else than writing a saga. He's said as much many times over the years how much of a chore this sort of thing is for him.
Which is exactly why I refuse to start reading A Song of Fire and Ice until he actually finishes it. Which he may not before dying, in that case I'll have saved myself a good chunk of time and probably a lot of frustration.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 20:14 Mr. Tact
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 13:09:
I love my dogs almost as much as I love my wife and my son. There is nothing greater, other than family, in owning a dog.
I like dogs, but I'd never own one. Way too much work, especially for those of us in areas where real winter bares its teeth. If I were going to get a pet it would probably be two cats.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2015, 20:12 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 12:55:
The word "genius" seems insufficient to describe current chess champion Magnus Carlsen. ... I remember reading an article about him playing 12 games of chess simultaneously without looking at any of the game boards. Of course, he won them all.
I agree with your assessment. I saw a film clip of this event, I believe during a 60 Minutes piece on Magnus. Absolutely insanely stunning...
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1025. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 18, 2015, 20:02 Mr. Tact
 
Vall Forran wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 19:35:
Eleven charges?! I don't think that exists anymore.
Looking the wiki it seems you are correct. Too bad, that was quite the win. I'll miss it when I rebuild a battle ready Cobra.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1019. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 18, 2015, 16:06 Mr. Tact
 
Yeah, I tried the Viper first but was annoyed by the power issue, switched to a Cobra. Which I was able to get a shield bank with 11 charges for -- which was a good thing for me.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1010. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 18, 2015, 09:17 Mr. Tact
 
Been buried in work this week to the point of not having energy leftover for gaming -- over the weekend I was playing D3. It's been my first break from E:D since the beginning of the year. I think I'll get my butt back to populated space when I play again, this weekend if not sooner.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
995. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 15, 2015, 12:55 Mr. Tact
 
Well, currently I'm about 5,000 ly from Sol. IIRC, my Type-6 is stored in the Juan system. But as Spectral indicatded -- wherever is fine.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
990. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 13, 2015, 23:14 Mr. Tact
 
I wondered if I might be able to get there by going the long way around or something -- looks like that was the case...  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
984. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 13, 2015, 21:15 Mr. Tact
 
Got within 600 yl when I finally identified it. It appears it is a series of black holes in the "NGC 7822 Nebula" -- it is a feature easily find-able in the galaxy map. But apparently there is a "gap" around the Nebula, I get "route unavailable" when attempting to get a route there.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
981. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 13, 2015, 18:59 Mr. Tact
 
Exactly, what the hell? Getting closer...  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
979. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 13, 2015, 17:37 Mr. Tact
 
Currently I'm trying to get to this whatever it is..

Edit: The issue is I can't see that in the galaxy map... so it going through all the jump points one at a time hoping one goes generally in that direction....

This comment was edited on Feb 13, 2015, 18:21.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
976. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 13, 2015, 10:03 Mr. Tact
 
I've actually started into stations a couple of times now without requesting docking... always a scary moment. So far I've gotten out quickly enough each time, usually with a 400CR fine.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
967. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 12, 2015, 21:21 Mr. Tact
 
I'll bet if you go back and look, you'll see you were selecting lower class Thrusters.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
965. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 12, 2015, 21:14 Mr. Tact
 
Vall Forran wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 20:37:
Just to be devil's advocate...you're not trying to install a class 6 thruster are you? Asp can only go up to 5. I don't mean to sound dickish...I actually had this problem before I realized what was going on.
Other way around... I'll bet you are selecting a Class 4 Thruster, which would have a much lower mass capacity. Be sure you are selecting a Class 5 Thruster.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
959. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 12, 2015, 13:56 Mr. Tact
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 12:51:
I don't understand why I can not upgrade the thrusters on my Asp. It says exceeds limit or something. So do I need a better power plant, or do I have to remove some stuff like cargo expanders to make the ship lighter?
Hmmm. Try putting your current build into the ship builder site. It will show you the power usage.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
953. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 12, 2015, 12:34 Mr. Tact
 
Man, I'm surprised you could bear doing it at all that way. It's tough enough with the normal jumps. Nice commitment!  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
951. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 12, 2015, 12:19 Mr. Tact
 
Wow -- that is crazy strange.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
949. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 12, 2015, 12:06 Mr. Tact
 
Wait, are you saying you plotted the route and THEN switched to fastest? You'd have to click on the route planning a second time in that case. I did have that happen to me once or twice...  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
947. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 12, 2015, 11:05 Mr. Tact
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 05:11:
Yup
Literally a 70-80Ly distance was around 15-20 jumps
Whether I had shortest distance or economical route selected made no difference what so ever.
The last patch fixed that.
I thought it was like that for everyone that is why I did not say anything
Very odd. The pre 1.1 the planner would default to economic instead of fastest (or whatever the monikers are) and that I couldn't do routes over 100 lys. But once I switched off economic and the paths plotted, I always got capacity length jumps. Never had an issue with it doing the route as you are indicating.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
935. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 11, 2015, 20:33 Mr. Tact
 
As expected a lot of the systems in and around the California Nebula were scanned previously. Off in another direction now.. I think I might go a REALLY long way. 5-6 thousand light years, it's a lot easier now with the longer, faster route planning.  
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