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Signed On April 9, 2004
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta

12. Re: Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta Apr 7, 2020, 15:09  Mr. Tact 
 
Just saw another tidbit that it has supposedly been "confirmed" that decimals were misplaced... 42 million in weekly fees was supposed to be 4.2 million.. as I said, it is a beta.. time will tell.  



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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta

10. Re: Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta Apr 7, 2020, 14:34  Mr. Tact 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 7, 2020, 10:52:
LOL -- was just watching a stream with someone in the Beta... the upkeep costs currently max out at 44 million a week, which is almost 3 billion a year in costs. I have to think that will be reduced, because if it isn't they are wasting their time putting it in the game. And that's from someone who mined up 8 billion in a few weeks.
First, again -- it is a beta so far from being set in stone. But apparently the maximum weekly upkeep is currently 147m. The 44 million is a pro-rated figure from today (Tuesday) to the weekly reset "tick" on Thursday. So, 7.644 billion per year in upkeep for a fully equipped Fleet Carrier as it stands currently. Frankly, if those figures aren't reduced by 90% or more.. you won't see many of these things in the game....
 



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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta

9. Re: Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta Apr 7, 2020, 13:52  Mr. Tact 
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 7, 2020, 13:24:
Do you still have to go to a station to see prices on things?
To see the current commodity price at that station? Yes. Or use third party tools -- which do work well.
Do you still only jump into a system at the sun and have to travel across the system to get to places?
Yes. The only time I've really heard anyone complain about that is when the location they want to go to is 10s of thousands of ls (or longer) away from the main star. If you don't like that, you might as well not play the game.
Still have to play that game of when to not overshoot stuff?
Uh, technically yes. But 1) there is an automated super-cruise module you can buy if you want 2) if you can't deal with this manually after a dozen hours (or far less) of playing this game, you either don't understand something or are really terrible at video games.
All that needlessly grindy crap is what keeps me from playing.
The grindy stuff is mostly optionally. Yes, to get some cash you are going to have to grind some. But it isn't hundreds of hours or anything. I'd say in 20-30 hours (less if you learn quickly) you can be buying/building a significantly upgraded ship to go do whatever you want. Explore, trade, combat, whatever.
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2020, 11:15  Mr. Tact 
 
Let them eat cake!  



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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta

5. Re: Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta Apr 7, 2020, 10:52  Mr. Tact 
 
LOL -- was just watching a stream with someone in the Beta... the upkeep costs currently max out at 44 million a week, which is almost 3 billion a year in costs. I have to think that will be reduced, because if it isn't they are wasting their time putting it in the game. And that's from someone who mined up 8 billion in a few weeks.

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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta

3. Re: Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta Apr 7, 2020, 10:32  Mr. Tact 
 
The game definitely has some grinds. That said, I still think it is a great game. It is a nice contrast to NMS, I play both, like both.  



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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta

1. Re: Elite Dangerous Fleet Carrier Beta Apr 7, 2020, 10:17  Mr. Tact 
 
A lot of the people in the community are not happy about the upkeep charges. It will be interesting to see if FDev sticks to their guns on it. I'll be interested to see what Tritium costs at stations which have it and how common it is for mining. The spool up time is the biggest con that I have seen so far. I don't want to have to wait an hour after telling my ship to jump. If they need two hours, do it all on the back end.  



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

32. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2020, 07:51  Mr. Tact 
 
Finally saw something on it. Apparently at first the GOP tried to move the election of the justice to a separate date. Presumably because if it was on the same date as an active Democratic primary, too many Ds would show up. But they weren't able to do that. Milwaukee has reduced polling places from 180 to 5 due to volunteers saying they wouldn't show up to run them. And since urban areas are more affected by the virus and tend to be more Democratic, this is the next best thing for the GOP. Hooray for politics!  



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

30. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2020, 22:27  Mr. Tact 
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 6, 2020, 21:17:
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 6, 2020, 18:39:
Although I would like someone to explain to me what the Wisconsin GOP thinks they are accomplishing by forcing the primary election to go forward...

They have a state supreme court seat in play. Old people are eligible for mail-in absentee ballots, and are a Republican voting bloc. In Wisconsin, other people have to prove they deserve one. So making sure old people are over-represented while urban voters aren't counted helps Republicans get that state court seat.
Thanks for the information.
 



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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

3. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 6, 2020, 21:11  Mr. Tact 
 
1badmf wrote on Apr 6, 2020, 21:03:
the anti-vaxxers are already saying they'll refuse to take the coronavirus vaccine even though a million people will have died from covid19, all preventable with a vaccine.
Did you honestly think they would say something else? I didn't.
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

26. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2020, 18:39  Mr. Tact 
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 6, 2020, 18:22:
Humanity is in a race to the bottom. Ignorance and pride are favored over critical thinking and logic, and cruelty is viewed as strength. Religious nutjobs control entirely too much political power, money, and land.
Pretty sure that's been the case for many centuries. The only thing unique to the current situation is the level of it demonstrated by the US president.

Although I would like someone to explain to me what the Wisconsin GOP thinks they are accomplishing by forcing the primary election to go forward...
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2020, 14:44  Mr. Tact 
 
Well, if you have to be quarantined...  



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2020, 14:02  Mr. Tact 
 
Rhialto wrote on Apr 6, 2020, 12:51:
Hey folks, that Beat Saber video is me and my family. Had fun doing this video montage and wanted to share it with you here as you may have seen my name in the past so now you know a bit more about me. Hope you like it.
Nice editing.
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2020, 10:20  Mr. Tact 
 
I like stove top stuffing. no, I don't want an entire case of it  



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2020, 19:01  Mr. Tact 
 
I haven't bothered to look at one recently -- but I can almost guarantee you a poll of GOP voters would show a large majority believe Trump has done a good job of handling the government's response to Coronavirus.  



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2020, 18:42  Mr. Tact 
 
No worries in the US, the federal government is doing a very good job of responding to the situation...  



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

23. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2020, 14:32  Mr. Tact 
 
Ah, okay. Thanks.

Forgot to consider he had stopped playing, but even if I had I didn't know what the waiting period was and if he had been out long enough.
 



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News Comments > Out of the Blue

21. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2020, 13:13  Mr. Tact 
 
Is it standard for the waiting period to be elected to the HOF to be waived in the case of death, or did they make an exception for Kobe? Not that he doesn't deserve it, I was just curious if they actually had an exception written into the rules.  



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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs

4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 4, 2020, 14:48  Mr. Tact 
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 4, 2020, 14:32:
Facebook is bad, but it doesn't give your data to the Chinese government for the purposes of undermining the United States.
It would if China asked to buy it...
 



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News Comments > Into the Black

2. Re: Into the Black<b> Apr 3, 2020, 20:08  Mr. Tact 
 
Yep. That's the song I most associate with Bill Withers.  



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