Today I finally had the time to try this OXP and, first of all, this is an absolutely amazing extension, phkb! Having so
much fun with this
And the use of the e-mail system is really great, it's so nice to receive e-mails other else than shopping/bounty/repair reports
But here are a couple of suggestions and bug reports:
- perhaps it would be good to only let the player accept a mission if he/she has all the required equipment. For instance, I received an e-mail from an unkown commander asking me to meet him at a waypoint. Once I get there, we entered a staring contest as I thought I should simply show up. It turns out that in order to send him the password that he was waiting for, I needed a Broadcast Comms MFD (which may be obvious once you think about it but was not mentioned in his e-mail). Had to go shop one and come back.
- in this same mission, I ran into another problem: I transmitted the password with my newly bought Broadcast Comms MFD, but after the other ship said that my code was fine nothing else happened. I decided to go back to the main station as this had become a second staring contest. Getting there I realized that the mission is still opened, I still have the "Meet a ship at the waypoint" on my F5 screen, I did not receive the compensation money for getting there and, worse of all, the waypoint disappeared from my compass!
- in another mission, I was supposed to find a blackbox in between two systems. I ended up running out of time, but then I realized that perhaps I should have forced a misjump in that route. Was that the case? If so, perhaps that's a little bit too crypctic.
- finally: I got an offer for a delivery mission which required 946 Cr of deposit and would pay me 971 Cr, giving a net gain of only 25 Cr. How are these values calculated? Any business that would require me to deposit 40x my possible gains would be classified as a scam
small edit: concerning the first case, the meeting point reappeared on my compass but still nothing happens when I get there.