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by metatheurgist
Sun May 26, 2013 4:17 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Jamesons Primer: part 1 KIT
Replies: 27
Views: 5948

Re: New Jamesons Primer: part 1 KIT

I got so good at docking in Elite that I would pretty much fly at the station at speed from any angle and still managed to twist my way into docking position at the last moment (about 1 in 100 times that resulted in splat). My friends had to pick their jaws up off the floor after watching. I still u...
by metatheurgist
Sat May 04, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Beyond the Constrictor mission.
Replies: 9
Views: 3414

Re: Beyond the Constrictor mission.

There's a better ship than the Cobra Mk III? Hmm... a matter of opinion, I suppose! Don't rush round the Eight just to do OXP missions - the experience gained during the first circuit (and the native missions) will stand you in good stead later. Definitely opinion, but I quite like my Supercobra. S...
by metatheurgist
Sat May 04, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Beyond the Constrictor mission.
Replies: 9
Views: 3414

Re: Beyond the Constrictor mission.

The best way to increase your kill count is to do all the mission oxps for each galaxy. There are quite a few. A secondary objective would be to save enough CRs to upgrade to a bigger and better ship.
by metatheurgist
Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [REALEASE]D.T.T Wraith
Replies: 9
Views: 5750

Re: [REALEASE]D.T.T Wraith

Paradox wrote:This one was also a big influence for the Wraith http://alpha1beta.files.wordpress.com/2 ... deluxe.jpg
That's a blast from the past. They were called Hammerheads IIRC.
by metatheurgist
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Losing Precious Metals
Replies: 11
Views: 2260

Re: Losing Precious Metals

I can confirm that in 1.76 you can lose a tonne of gold/platinum when hit.
by metatheurgist
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: maintenance: to pay or not to pay?
Replies: 13
Views: 1418

Re: maintenance: to pay or not to pay?

I always do maintenance as soon as the option appears. And yet every now and then a piece of equipment will get damaged when I try to jump. Should be a money back guarantee I tells ya. Was really pleased when I finally saved up the money to buy a Supercobra, then I got my first maintenance bill. :sh...
by metatheurgist
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: V1.77
Replies: 45
Views: 6601

Re: V1.77

So, now that things are beginning to be correctly leveled, it's maybe time to retire those ships, and replace them with variants that are not as ridiculously over-powered. On that subject, can we also retire those ships that have been deliberately designed with a thin and small forward profile and ...
by metatheurgist
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Tionisla Reporter
Replies: 170
Views: 85509

Re: [WIP] Tionisla Reporter

Well I finally got a good shot with the reminders here that you need to get the station. It would be helpful for these sorts of missions if it were possible to review the full text of all the messages, like a "mission log", to save the need to physically write everything down to keep reviewing whil...
by metatheurgist
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [UPDATED RELEASE] Coyote's Run Mission
Replies: 191
Views: 54777

Re: [UPDATED RELEASE] Coyote's Run Mission

Wild-assed guess.. do you use a joystick with a throttle control? Good guess. I've been itching to play Elite with a real stick + programmable buttons since the days of scrabbling over the keyboard of my C64. Makes me feel like a honest to god Fighter Pilot when I can lock, target and launch missil...
by metatheurgist
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [UPDATED RELEASE] Coyote's Run Mission
Replies: 191
Views: 54777

Re: [UPDATED RELEASE] Coyote's Run Mission

Hello, I'm not trying to be a pain in the butt, honest. :) Ran into a minor complication with Mr Viper Inspector. I was asked to pull over and did, but then I got shot for obeying a directive anyway. Turns out Mr Inspector was expecting my ship to have a speed identical to 0. Don't know if it's beca...
by metatheurgist
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:37 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [UPDATED RELEASE] Coyote's Run Mission
Replies: 191
Views: 54777

Re: [UPDATED RELEASE] Coyote's Run Mission

If you prefer I can PM the same message sans rot13. I was just following the board convention and trying not to spoil others. I think I'd prefer to use Spoiler tags but I didn't see any in the edit window. I'd never even heard of rot13 until I visited this board. If you send the info to Okti(?) I th...
by metatheurgist
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [UPDATED RELEASE] Coyote's Run Mission
Replies: 191
Views: 54777

Re: [UPDATED RELEASE] Coyote's Run Mission

Just got stuck after qrfgeblvat gur Xngvx nfgrebvq, sbyybjvat gur clguba gb Prprne, naq orvat gbyq gb tb gb Yrvgrfna gb zrrg jvgu Ybob naq Mbeen. The reason seems to be that after leaving Prprne, coyote_status is set to 230, but there is no corresponding event for the planet Yrvgrfna and coyote_stat...
by metatheurgist
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Clearing Offender/Fugitive Status?
Replies: 12
Views: 2199

Re: Clearing Offender/Fugitive Status?

I was swarmed by thargoids on a mis-jump and had to use an energy bomb. There just happened to be a Navy Frigate in the area, but whatever, frigates are big. I may have attacked a couple freighters seeing as I was already a criminal though :? "Yes, Officer, I indiscriminately used a weapon of mass ...
by metatheurgist
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: performAttack and Missiles
Replies: 22
Views: 4217

Re: performAttack and Missiles

Hmm... try turning them right down to 0.1,0.2 and see if that helps. You'll probably need to be stationary relative to the target, and it'll take a little while to aim, but it should at least be able to pick off cargo then. (Probably not missiles, though) Well, I'm not actually trying to kill cargo...
by metatheurgist
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: performAttack and Missiles
Replies: 22
Views: 4217

Re: performAttack and Missiles

OK. Tried pitch and roll at 1,2 and went to 5,6 increasing both by 1 each time. The range for shooting cargo is still within the 2-3 kms range, though at pitch 2 roll 3 it did take a shot at 5kms and hit. I'm waiting for a stable release before comitting to an update.