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by Disembodied
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1054
Views: 273872

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Hi skyace65, welcome to the boards! Feel free to ask for any help and advice if you need it - it's the friendliest place this side of Riedquat, or your pizza is free …
by Disembodied
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 281-and-a-half TRILLION galaxies...
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: 281-and-a-half TRILLION galaxies...

It also meant they only had to check eight galaxies to make sure they had workable layouts, and to make sure none of the planets had inadvertently naughty names … "I remember thinking it was very wasteful," Braben says. "You'd type in a number, a birthday or something, and see what galaxy that came ...
by Disembodied
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 608
Views: 208139

Re: Quote of the week!

Kelly Brook's ex-Gladiator boyfriend pleads guilty to crashing van full of dead badgers into bus stop while working as driver in government cull
This is apparently 5 years old, so hardly counts as "of the week". But it is the first I've heard of it, so …
by Disembodied
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Commies.oxp (v2.07)
Replies: 141
Views: 74540

Re: Commies.oxp (v2.07)

This one gets my vote:
GearsNSuch wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:25 pm
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It has an affinity with the similarly front-heavy Moray Starboat - it would be good to see another ship with this characteristic!
by Disembodied
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566520

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Listeners Walter de la Mare ‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence champed the grasses Of the forest’s ferny floor: And a bird flew up out of the turret, Above the Traveller’s head: And he smote upon the door again a second time; ...
by Disembodied
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Reporting spam
Replies: 4887
Views: 533445

Re: Reporting spam

Item of slight interest to spamwatchers: there seems to be a new naming protocol for spam accounts kicking about. The good old "First-name-followed-by-three-random-letters" is still very much current, of course, but there appears to be a new one which uses little Danish phrases, all in lower case an...
by Disembodied
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Two remarkable dates
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Two remarkable dates

Cody wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:15 am
Moon hoax? Obligatory vid...
Also this one!
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: (WIP) Hermitage
Replies: 24
Views: 1886

Re: (WIP) Hermitage

Is it worth considering a kind of career/development path for a player-owned Rock Hermit? Beginning with, presumably, mining camp: a basic setup that produces a small trickle of income offset by some basic operational costs. With hard work and a bit of luck (a gems/precious metals strike, say, or ev...
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Two remarkable dates
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Two remarkable dates

stranger wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:19 am
And I don't understand reasons to leave on Moon unigue Hasselblad cameras - valuable artifacts for any space history museum too.
I think that was probably to save weight: they wanted to bring as many rock samples as possible back with them, so they had to leave stuff behind. Every gram counts.
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566520

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

It's not really what the book is about, so I don't know if it counts, but The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy begins with the Earth being destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass.
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: A Humble Suggestion/Question
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: A Humble Suggestion/Question

Hi iGregory, welcome to the boards! It's an interesting suggestion … as to whether it's possible or not, you'll have to wait for one of the clever people to come along, but I've always been surprised by just what is possible in this game. In terms of gameplay, it might be necessary to allow for diff...
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Right on, Commanders
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Right on, Commanders

People may already be aware of this, but I didn't see it until today. A very sad story, but I have nothing but admiration for all those involved - and especially for Drew. https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/jul/04/how-a-video-game-community-filled-my-nephews-final-days-with-happiness-elite-dange...
by Disembodied
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Fastest way to buy a Boa/Boa CC?
Replies: 17
Views: 1896

Re: Fastest way to buy a Boa/Boa CC?

It's worth pointing out that the highest courier reputations aren't earned solely through grinding; there's quite a lot of zapping involved too. Valuable documents can attract unwelcome attention …
by Disembodied
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566520

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Azad, from Iain M. Banks's The Player of Games (see azadthegame.com for a somewhat quixotic attempt to make a playable version)

Shuggy, from Judge Dredd
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Commies.oxp (v2.07)
Replies: 141
Views: 74540

Re: Commies.oxp (v2.07)

Hi GearsNSuch, welcome to the boards! Your Astromine Convict looks suitably grim and coffin-shaped … As a convict, though, maybe it could have something to make it visible (even if it's faded/degraded over time) - the hull equivalent of an orange jumpsuit maybe? Even a couple of orange flashers?