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by Mad Dan Eccles
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:49 am
Forum: Oolite-PC
Topic: Newbie needs help
Replies: 11
Views: 5298

Re: Newbie needs help

I tend to use a similar technique, except I level off as soon as the scoops activate, and maintain injection. As soon as I have enough fuel for the jump I hit H, keeping injectors on until full (scooping is quicker with injectors!). External heat shields mean I don't have to worry too much about CT....
by Mad Dan Eccles
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Elusive big contracts
Replies: 20
Views: 2453

Re: Elusive big contracts

Bogatyr wrote:until I can afford a faster, better hauling vessel than the Python
The Boa Class Cruiser is one hell of a hauling vessel.
by Mad Dan Eccles
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Contracts and Reputation
Replies: 42
Views: 3349

Re: Contracts and Reputation

cim wrote: Room too for an OXP to occasionally interject at this point: one of your passengers has been located at a rock hermit, or captured by a pirate, and you can go collect/rescue them.
This, I like.
by Mad Dan Eccles
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 337947

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

The Grant Manoeuvre Arriving in yet another anonymous multi-government system, with a safe full of gems and a thousand kg of platinum ingots, I fired up the torus drive and patched in a course towards the main station. Witchdrive fuel was low, but not critical, and the few bands of pirates hanging ...
by Mad Dan Eccles
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [UPDATE] keyboardCobra v1.2 to aid keyboard playing
Replies: 44
Views: 17354

Re: [UPDATE] keyboardCobra v1.2 to aid keyboard playing

*nods*

[Edit: Nodding to Cmdr M, not Smivs!]
by Mad Dan Eccles
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Aliens OXZ
Replies: 58
Views: 24915

Re: [RELEASE] Aliens OXP

If there is no police ship (and you're also not in the safe zone around a main station) This reminds of a strategy [edit: for pirate-hunting], which I'm going to modestly call "The Grant Manoeuvre", that I stumbled across yesterday. Unfortunately this margin is too small to contain a full descripti...
by Mad Dan Eccles
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How I discovered Oolite...
Replies: 50
Views: 6324

Re: How I discovered Oolite...

Lots of fresh mango juice though. :D
by Mad Dan Eccles
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How I discovered Oolite...
Replies: 50
Views: 6324

Re: How I discovered Oolite...

agh... US Store only?
by Mad Dan Eccles
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How I discovered Oolite...
Replies: 50
Views: 6324

Re: How I discovered Oolite...

Smivs wrote:
What, you can leave the house?!
Oolite on iPhone. Need
by Mad Dan Eccles
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Do It For Thysen
Replies: 4
Views: 4945

Re: Do It For Thysen

Not a "true" Yorkshireman then :lol: :lol:
by Mad Dan Eccles
Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Do It For Thysen
Replies: 4
Views: 4945

Re: Do It For Thysen

Nice.

And loving "Amnesty Intergalactic"!
by Mad Dan Eccles
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Split: Difficulty for new players
Replies: 306
Views: 38680

Re: Split: Difficulty for new players

Disembodied wrote:occasionally, a strong force of bounty hunters might team up to make a sweep through an Anarchy system... such commissions might be available to players via the F4 screen? Go to system X, destroy Y number of pirate vessels?
SIGN ME UP


[ETA: Google 'Mig sweep']
by Mad Dan Eccles
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: A developers life ...
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

Re: A developers life ...

Similarly, I was taught not to write spaghetti code. Now they have to avoid Lasagna code ... Not heard that one before, but make sense. I thought this so I decided to go back to basics and learnt some assembler for fun. Quickly decided I'd rather write fiction as my pastime. Don't you mean your "pa...
by Mad Dan Eccles
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: A developers life ...
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

Re: A developers life ...

The workin on a Friday, broken on a Monday thing?

That's why we never deploy on Fridays.
by Mad Dan Eccles
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: A developers life ...
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

Re: A developers life ...

Oh grief. *writes email to dev team*