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by Mad Dan Eccles
Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Darwin Awards
Replies: 266
Views: 102264

Re: Oolite Darwin Awards

Damn you, Capt. Reynolds. That was a perfectly serviceable keyboard.
by Mad Dan Eccles
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Oolite NPC ecosystem (and other questions)
Replies: 299
Views: 43855

Re: The Oolite NPC ecosystem (and other questions)

It might be difficult to tell the difference between discharging a weapon irresponsibly (and illegally) within the aegis, and shooting at a legitimate target but missing ... but there definitely should be targets that you can shoot at. I'd suggest adding "fugitives" and "asteroids" to the list, too...
by Mad Dan Eccles
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Oolite NPC ecosystem (and other questions)
Replies: 299
Views: 43855

Re: The Oolite NPC ecosystem (and other questions)

I like that idea. Would it be possible to set it so that any commander (including the player) gets an automatic fugitive status if they discharge weapons within the aegis *unless* it's at a Thargoid? That would crimp my fun somewhat but would make more in-game sense. (And, of course, NPCs need to re...
by Mad Dan Eccles
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 332562

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

I look on it as enriching the gene pool.
by Mad Dan Eccles
Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 332562

Giving Darwin a helping hand

Ever since I had to dart halfway across Galaxy 5 with damaged military shields (a little after this encounter ) I've been operating out of Xevera, a rich little corporate state with, importantly, tech level 15. Their grease monkeys did an amazing job fixing up the Shifted Paradigm and I'm happy rewa...
by Mad Dan Eccles
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Which witch?
Replies: 4
Views: 2443

Re: Which witch?

Argh! No! Not a hyphen!

Wars have been fought over less.
by Mad Dan Eccles
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Which witch?
Replies: 4
Views: 2443

Which witch?

This is bugging me, sorry.

Which is canon: 'witchspace' (and 'witchfuel', etc.) or 'witch space' (etc.)?

Thank you...
by Mad Dan Eccles
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 332562

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

Hee hee, thanks. Yeah, that was a close-run thing.
by Mad Dan Eccles
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 332562

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

I'm making a run into Cetege—a little shithole of a level 3 Anarchy in the badlands of Galaxy 5 where they love their liquor, it appears—when it happened. There was the usual mix of lowlifes and wet-eared traders, and I was picking off a few low-value bounties, but in a bit of a hurry to get to the ...
by Mad Dan Eccles
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Why Kids can't use computers
Replies: 27
Views: 7230

Re: Why Kids can't use computers

Hmm. I get what he's saying, but there's a difference between not ever having built a car (or computer) and not being able to drive (or use a computer). I don't know how many buses or CPUthings or whatever are in my laptop; I don't know *how* the mouse knows how to move the little arrow on the scree...
by Mad Dan Eccles
Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Inter Galactic Hyperdrive - suggestion
Replies: 13
Views: 5601

Re: Inter Galactic Hyperdrive - suggestion

I'd like to make a plea that anybody considering making such an abomination name it correctly: an intra-galactic hyperdrive.
by Mad Dan Eccles
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Lost in Z - help with docking needed
Replies: 12
Views: 2962

Re: Lost in Z - help with docking needed

Cor. My strategy is simple: 1. Approach nav buoy as fast as possible, with station at 12 o'clock. 2. At the precise distance (to be determined empirically) pull 'up' to find self pointing directly at the dock. 3. Approach as fast as you like. 4. As dock fills screen match rotation, and slow down if ...
by Mad Dan Eccles
Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1070
Views: 285886

Re: Introduce Yourself.

mykdeen wrote:
I first started playing Oolite all the way back in 2011 when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
Cheeky young whippersnapper! Just you hold still while I manoeuvre my Zimmer frame into position...

(welcome to the boards!)
by Mad Dan Eccles
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Proposals for Oolite 1.79/1.80, 1 of 5: Remove Strict Mode
Replies: 22
Views: 4288

Re: Proposals for Oolite 1.79/1.80, 1 of 5: Remove Strict Mo

Maybe the last version of Oolite that contains strict mode could be kept for those that want to use it? In other words, the latest version will always be available (obvo), but there'll also be a link to 1.77, from wherever Oolite is available? You'd want a note saying why 1.77 is special. And no, I ...
by Mad Dan Eccles
Tue May 28, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 332562

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

If that happens once too often for my liking, then if there aren't any cops around, there might be a fatal 'accident'...