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by Disembodied
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Reporting spam
Replies: 4891
Views: 551373

by Disembodied
Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Planet to planet without witchspace
Replies: 17
Views: 7302

Ah! You are of course referring to the mythical Temple of Gile the Creator. Although none have ever seen it, the ancient manuscripts say that it is an immense asteroid shaped rather like a piece of fruit from the species Malus domestica that has a portion missing from the upper right-hand side. A d...
by Disembodied
Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Planet to planet without witchspace
Replies: 17
Views: 7302

IIRC hidden messages and screens written by programmers are called easter eggs, I wonder if it's possible to do that in OXP's You wouldn't have to hide anything: just make a particularly baroque object, like a gigantic asteroid in the shape of your own head. Ooh, with the docking port in the mouth!...
by Disembodied
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Planet to planet without witchspace
Replies: 17
Views: 7302

Actually the Gas giants all have 'LittleBear done this' written on the back using clouds (and in one case, a system of fjords :wink:) See, that's the kind of thing I'd do, if I was capable: I don't know how Ahruman resists the temptation to carve his face into the surface of a sun, or scrawl his ve...
by Disembodied
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Understanding commodities.plist
Replies: 34
Views: 16496

With regard to the Imperial Factory prices, I prefer to rationalise it as the result of Dictatorship systems' reprehensible collusion with local pirates. These so-called "factories" are often little more than clearing-houses for ill-gotten loot. Furs prices bottoming out is a sure sign that some poo...
by Disembodied
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Planet to planet without witchspace
Replies: 17
Views: 7302

ditto, i don't know why, I knew it would take that long! "Because it was there?" The noble spirit of adventure? The offchance that the OXP's author might have put something there, just because? Like an asteroid of solid gold, maybe? I've heard rumours* that there is one out there somewhere... *Or i...
by Disembodied
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Reporting spam
Replies: 4891
Views: 551373

by Disembodied
Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: For the love of god, yaw thrusters please!
Replies: 77
Views: 30766

Do you mean something in the line of the Alcubierre drive ? <waves hands vaguely>That kind of thing, yes... :) Something that lets you guddle about with the fabric of the universe. I thought some more about this (possibly I have too much time on my hands) and have a more pleasing solution/excuse as...
by Disembodied
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: For the love of god, yaw thrusters please!
Replies: 77
Views: 30766

My guiding rule when it comes to things like the flight model are: “for games that make more sense than Elite, see: games that aren’t Oolite.” It does make sense, for a given value of "sense". My preferred technobabble explanation involves the assumption that the all the ship's drives are essential...
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: For the love of god, yaw thrusters please!
Replies: 77
Views: 30766

Hi Parkingtigers. As regards getting lined up on the station, as LittleBear says above the best way is to use the Navigation Beacon that sits in a direct line between the station's docking bay and the planet's surface. Ignore the station, just home in on the beacon; position yourself so that it's di...
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Reporting spam
Replies: 4891
Views: 551373

by Disembodied
Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Elite - The New Kind
Replies: 35
Views: 18516

Captain Hesperus wrote:...I got jumped by a pair of Vipers even though I was clean and had not been in combat.
Maybe they were just being efficient... perhaps your reputation precedes you! :D
by Disembodied
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Reporting spam
Replies: 4891
Views: 551373

by Disembodied
Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Reporting spam
Replies: 4891
Views: 551373

If you find a spammer, see if the user number isn't already reported for deletion but not marked with an asterisk. The astersk is Ahruman's deletion confirmation. Once deleted, the number is free to be recicled to another user, which means that the 1860 you reported will become available again and ...
by Disembodied
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Reporting spam
Replies: 4891
Views: 551373

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(don't know the protocol for doing this, but it's a wrong 'un...)