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by Mikkail
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: PopulationControl.oxz
Replies: 33
Views: 8405

Re: PopulationControl.oxz

I’m trying to keep this OXP close to the core functionality, rather than getting into what other expansion packs do. To keep this one simple. An excellent idea. The OXP seems to be working well at what it does. There are expansion packs to add missions, modify ships/weapons and so on to make the ga...
by Mikkail
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: PopulationControl.oxz
Replies: 33
Views: 8405

Re: Too many pirates...

A general question - should this limitation on the size of pirate packs in safer systems have an expiry? eg when the player reaches a certain score? After a certain number of in-game days has passed? Or just keep it in place permanently? I'd vote for leaving it in place permanently - it is removabl...
by Mikkail
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: PopulationControl.oxz
Replies: 33
Views: 8405

Re: Too many pirates...

I think - and this would preserve the non-player-centric nature of things - that it might be better to change the populator by government type rather than by player rank. Keep pirate groups small (from lone-wolf raiders to a larger ship plus two fighter escorts max) in Corporate States, Democracies...
by Mikkail
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: PopulationControl.oxz
Replies: 33
Views: 8405

Re: Too many pirates...

Thanks for the good work. I'll check it out tomorrow.
Right on, Commander!
by Mikkail
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: PopulationControl.oxz
Replies: 33
Views: 8405

Re: Too many pirates...

Here is an OXZ called PopulationControl.oxz . Download this and put it in your AddOns folder. What this OXZ will do is limit the size of pirate and assassin groups while the player score is less than 64 (Average rating). Once your rating is over 64 (Above Average) everything will be back to normal....
by Mikkail
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Too many pirates...
Replies: 2
Views: 1695

Too many pirates...

I played Elite back in the 80's on the Apple //e (and attained Elite status), but am having problems with Oolite. I'm playing without any expansion packs so as to be close to the original. However, I keep getting swarmed by pirates - they seem to swarm 5 at a time. My memory is that they used to swa...
by Mikkail
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Repair damaged cloaking device
Replies: 23
Views: 7007

Many thanks, Cmdr Wyvern - I could'nt find any reference to it, either. Oh, well, guess I'll just have to pretend I met a friendly hi-tech mechanic in deep space somewhere :wink:
by Mikkail
Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Repair damaged cloaking device
Replies: 23
Views: 7007

Repair damaged cloaking device

Greetings, all. After a rather intense scrap with some pirates (sadly missed by their next-of-kin), I noticed my cloaking device had vanished from the equipment list. Either (a) it was damaged, and needed repairing, like eg, fuel scoops, or (b) it was gone - possibly forever. So off I wander to an i...
by Mikkail
Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Constrictor Mission (*Some Spoilers*)...
Replies: 177
Views: 118456

Finished the Constrictor Mission yesterday while off work on sick leave... :D It took two attempts, though. The first time, I shot him and he blasted off my screens too fast to follow. The second time, I waited until I was closer until firing, and the police turned up and kept him too busy to run in...
by Mikkail
Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Poll: How Old Are You?
Replies: 53
Views: 28712

Ah yes - the good old days - formerly known as, "These trying times".
by Mikkail
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What was the first version of Elite you ever played?
Replies: 79
Views: 29306

Hi there, everyone.

I was teaching in secondary school (high school to some of you...) when I first got my hands on Elite. The only joystick game I encouraged in the school computer room. Made it through to Elite before any of the pupils, though I did have the advantage of evenings and weekends.
by Mikkail
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Poll: How Old Are You?
Replies: 53
Views: 28712

Hi there. New to Oolite, played Elite a long time ago.

I agree with whoever said there should be a 60+ choice...