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by rayner
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is it time to 'fix' the Anaconda?
Replies: 117
Views: 21135

Re: Is it time to 'fix' the Anaconda?

Like I said it depends on how you define 1TC. And of course how you define ship sizes too. My old BBC elite manual quoted dimensions in feet (not metres) and cargo in Tonnes. Now if it had quoted Tons that could mean several different things but Tonne is a very specific measurement and is defined b...
by rayner
Sun May 26, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Jamesons Primer: part 1 KIT
Replies: 27
Views: 5520

Re: New Jamesons Primer: part 1 KIT

Am I understanding correctly that what you're saying means it will still count the time it would have taken to manually dock, so any time-sensitive missions can be failed by "teleporting" to the dock? Right. The "insta-dock" mode takes 20 minutes (I haven't timed how long the autopilot mode general...
by rayner
Sat May 25, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Jamesons Primer: part 1 KIT
Replies: 27
Views: 5520

Re: New Jamesons Primer: part 1 KIT

I buy docking computers before upgrading my lasers when I'm playing "iron man" style. My reasoning is that I can (and should) run away from pirates at that stage of the game, but I can't avoid docking. You get bored of manual docking, boredom leads to carelessness, and carelessness leads to death. O...
by rayner
Fri May 24, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment
Replies: 36
Views: 5684

Re: New to Oolite - Help Me w/ Equipment

The expanded cargo bay is definitely a good first purchase, just as soon as you can afford enough cargo to make use of it. If you're eager to stand and fight when you encounter pirates, I'd get these next: ECM System, Witchdrive Fuel Injectors (for outrunning ECM-hardened missiles), and Beam Laser. ...
by rayner
Sat May 04, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Beyond the Constrictor mission.
Replies: 9
Views: 3281

Re: Beyond the Constrictor mission.

Seem to remember in Elite getting into Thargoid Space for some fights. Careful there, it's bad luck to mention the... bugs during flight. The crew can get a bit nervous about the things that lurk out there in witchspace. Unwise to attract the attention of anything nasty, if you see what I mean. Now...
by rayner
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Military shields
Replies: 25
Views: 4901

Re: Military shields

I definitely vote for "Yes". If a pirate decides to launch a missile at me from 50 metres away, I prefer being able to think "That's inconvenient, my shields are now in the red" rather than "Oh well, I didn't really like my ship anyway. Or breathing air." (And once you've got more money than you nee...
by rayner
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Going hardcore Oolie 1.77 - Tales from a maniac
Replies: 8
Views: 4426

Re: Going hardcore Oolie 1.77 - Tales from a maniac

The Isinor-Qutiri run gets even sweeter once you find out there's a rock hermit lurking in a dinky little asteroid field way outside the spacelanes. If you can get the hang of finding them most of the time, it's well worth doing a triangular trade of liquor to the hermit, metals and ores to Qutiri, ...
by rayner
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Going hardcore Oolie 1.77 - Tales from a maniac
Replies: 8
Views: 4426

Re: Going hardcore Oolie 1.77 - Tales from a maniac

Well, here's my latest tip for Ironman play: when you're using injectors in combat, note that pirates behind you don't always notice when you slow down again. I got all the way to 3379 kills only to have an Asp unexpectedly try to cram itself up my exhausts. :shock: :x :evil:
by rayner
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 333036

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

This was almost one for the Darwin Awards thread: So here's a handy tip I discovered today. If you get a few well-aimed shots off at a pirate who is fleeing with injectors, you might get them to eject at exactly the moment they disappear off the edge of your scanner. If this happens and you chase af...
by rayner
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Darwin Awards
Replies: 266
Views: 102354

Re: Oolite Darwin Awards

Does anyone else often find themselves having the thought "I thought I ECM'd that?? :shock: " Just before seeing a missile barrelling towards you shortly before pressing space? :roll: That sounds all too familiar! I've developed a habit of pressing "T" after every pirate I destroy, after a few too ...
by rayner
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: THE DEATH OF OOLITE > ELITE DANGEROUS
Replies: 74
Views: 19063

Re: THE DEATH OF OOLITE > ELITE DANGEROUS

I backed Elite: Dangerous, and I'm eagerly looking forward to it. But I don't think it'll compete directly with Oolite. Oolite, despite all its new features and extra eye-candy, still feels to me like playing the original Elite. I'm expecting E:D to be more like a total reboot of the Elite universe ...
by rayner
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Darwin Awards
Replies: 266
Views: 102354

Re: Oolite Darwin Awards

I'm playing Ironman style at the moment (standard v1.77 with no OXPs, restarting from scratch if I die), so these are just the ones I remember out of a long list of stupid deaths. Combat rating achieved is in [square brackets], where I remember it. #1: "Asteroid mining is so slow and boring. Wait, I...
by rayner
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Trumbles anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 14585

Re: Trumbles anyone?

Even knowing the trick wasn't enough for me today. (Spoilers below... although not many more than in previous posts :-) ) So, I decide to get rid of my infestation with a quick flame-grilling and head for the nearest star with my newly-installed heat shielding at the ready. The temperature starts cl...
by rayner
Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 333036

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

There I was, sitting in the station bar at Zaonce with less than 200 credits to my name and a Cobby Mark III with no gear besides a front-mounted laser pointer, when this wild-eyed red furry feline sidles up to me and hisses, "Psst. Megaweed." Yeah, I know, shouldn't even have made eye contact. Hind...
by rayner
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: [POLL] Career Elite Ranking
Replies: 27
Views: 3384

Re: [POLL] Career Elite Ranking

Pretty sure there wasn't a version of Amstrad CPC Elite with the Constrictor Hunt mission, so I don't think you missed it. I only ever heard of it having the nova, the Thargoid space station, and the cloaked ship, and those were the ones I got while playing through it (when you have an ECM Jammer an...