Introduce Yourself.

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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by mykdeen » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:51 pm

I've been very passive on these boards for about two years and figured I need to go ahead and join the conversation.

In keeping with the spirit of this thread:

I first started playing Oolite all the way back in 2011 when dinosaurs roamed the earth. I've been putting different flavors of Linux on old machines and finally installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto a decent laptop. Then my time in the Ooniverse became substantial.

I spent weeks selling the goodies acquired from even the most minor of offenders throughout G1 but never really tried to get into the game that much. Then I picked up the Oolite Saga by Drew Wagar. Ever since, I've been inspired to use the Ooniverse to find inspiration to play around with writing some science fiction.

Now I have a ranking of 334 and am taxiing customers throughout G2. I've been hoarding gold, platinum and gemstones until I have the credits to buy a new ship capable of making cargo runs. Then I plan on cashing in my precious metals and experimenting with other ships.

So hello to everyone on this board. If you find yourself on Reenus, look me up. I'll be the drunk guy.

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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Cody » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:59 pm

Welcome aboard...
mykdeen wrote:I've been hoarding gold, platinum and gemstones until I have the credits to buy a new ship capable of making cargo runs.
... a tip: don't hoard too much metal and gems - you can only sell up to 127 units at any one time/station (you may already know this).
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Smivs » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:40 pm

Hi mykdeen, glad you've decided to 'de-cloak'. Welcome. :)
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by mykdeen » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:36 pm

Cody wrote:Welcome aboard...
mykdeen wrote:I've been hoarding gold, platinum and gemstones until I have the credits to buy a new ship capable of making cargo runs.
... a tip: don't hoard too much metal and gems - you can only sell up to 127 units at any one time/station (you may already know this).
I was not aware of this! Thanks for the heads up. I thought it would be an easy way to rack up some extra funds since weight of these items seems to be irrelevant.

I sure am glad I de-cloaked, as Smivs put it ;)

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Post by Cody » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:38 pm

mykdeen wrote:... since weight of these items seems to be irrelevant.
Not so... I think an amount over 500 kg (499 maybe) takes up one (1) cargo container.
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Bench_Medic » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:52 pm

Hi there,

Not my first post but I joined to ask a question about the OXP marketObserver and thanks to spara for his answers.

I'm kicking myself that for years I've been hunting for a way to play Elite via emulation when ooLite was there all along.

I started on the Spectrum back in 86, loosing hours when not playing rugby.

The summer before Uni in '91, I blew my years grant to buy an Amiga just to play Elite. My new roommate liked to always go one better and purchased an Archimedes as Elite was better.

I have a nice custom rig with plenty of raw power and I'm just loading up all the OXPs I can download.

This will suck hours out of me, thanks for that.

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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Mad Dan Eccles » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:21 pm

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!)
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by ChimpsInTies » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:46 pm

Alright everyone. I've been meaning to download and play this game for ages. I just did and boy does it bring back memories. I can't believe how addictive it is.

My starting run was between Lave and Zoance, desperately trying to avoid pirates. I forgot how unforgiving the universe was when you had no cash to buy any decent weapons.

I played Elite II on the Atari ST mostly by the way

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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by JazHaz » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:16 pm

ChimpsInTies wrote: My starting run was between Lave and Zoance, desperately trying to avoid pirates. I forgot how unforgiving the universe was when you had no cash to buy any decent weapons.
This is where leaving the spacelane to avoid pirates and other ships is a good idea until you get enough cash from trading to get those weapons.

To do that, after jumping into a system, aim you ship away from the planet (45 degrees or so), and torus jump for a short while, before swinging back to towards the planet.
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Smivs » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:22 pm

Hi ChimpsInTies, and welcome. :)
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Claudio de Bris » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:40 pm

Cody wrote:
Claudio de Bris wrote:... surreptitiously trading narcotics between seedy space bars and rock hermits (well what else is there to do out there?)...
I find hunting bounty-hunters to be rather good sport! Welcome aboard!
You must be one of those Black Knaves of Xecees? :lol:

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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Cody » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:06 pm

Claudio de Bris wrote:
Cody wrote:
Claudio de Bris wrote:... surreptitiously trading narcotics between seedy space bars and rock hermits (well what else is there to do out there?)...
I find hunting bounty-hunters to be rather good sport! Welcome aboard!
You must be one of those Black Knaves of Xecees?
I may well be a knave, but I don't run with those guys. I don't exactly get along with another of Solo's creations either - the [EliteWiki] Cougar.
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Smivs » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:25 pm

Cody wrote: I may well be a knave...
Never! You, Sir, are a Gentleman and a Scholar.
(in a lovable-rogue sort of way)
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by Cody » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:36 pm

Smivs wrote:
Cody wrote: I may well be a knave...
Never! You, Sir, are a Gentleman and a Scholar.
<sniggers> Throw in 'he's an acrobat' and I could be the Pink Panther! <hums that old theme tune>
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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Post by mykdeen » Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:12 am

Mad Dan Eccles wrote:
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...
i couldn't help myself 8)

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