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by Cmdr James
Thu May 16, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: On Orbits & Sun Distance
Replies: 25
Views: 3852

Re: On Orbits & Sun Distance

What is the canonical reason for having a witchpoint at all? As a trader in the ooniverse I would of course want the system entry point as close to the station as possible, so I dont waste time and more importantly risk my life cruising around in deepish space for no reason. Obviously however parkin...
by Cmdr James
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oooops ... how far can I go?
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: Oooops ... how far can I go?

If I remember right (and I may well not do) then some weird things happen when you are very far from the station due to rounding errors and pretty much all the ships in the system crash into each other. This isnt an overflow as such of course.
by Cmdr James
Sun May 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Is it just me, or?
Replies: 5
Views: 2073

Re: Is it just me, or?

Water shortage isnt a shortage of water molecules, it is a shortange of useable clean salt free water.

Many places which have a "water shortage" as actually on the coast (cape town and california spring tomind) have easy acces to water, it just isnt usable.
by Cmdr James
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: star trek ships?
Replies: 44
Views: 9744

Re: star trek ships?

but you made the comment that Star Trek ships shouldn't be allowed because Oolite is it's own universe... which kind of sounds like you want it both ways. Don't allow the ships YOU don't like, but if anyone else dislikes something they are free to NOT download it. I dont really have a problem with ...
by Cmdr James
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Re: Jobs

You mean getting a job in a bar and having to sit and watch the dock screen for 8 hours each day while you "work"?

Or you mean something like being offered a job as a reporter and having to visit interesting systems and somehow write up reports, take pictures etc?
by Cmdr James
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Chrome Native Client Oolite?
Replies: 1
Views: 2021

Re: Chrome Native Client Oolite?

I think oolite is already available for most people and I cant imagine that anyone would be interested in taking the job of rewritting it on. That said, its all open source so if you want to do it, go for it :)
by Cmdr James
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Variable jump times
Replies: 22
Views: 8462

Re: Variable jump times

But it could be a key in the ship properties, so ship builders could adjust it to what feels right to them. The problem is that we already have superfast multiturretted superships with a massive cargo bay, and often with bonus features like smuggling capabilities, autorepairing gadetry and whatnot....
by Cmdr James
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How Does Avoiding the Spacelanes Break Gameplay?
Replies: 50
Views: 12498

Re: How Does Avoiding the Spacelanes Break Gameplay?

pirates should logically have bases way off the lane and hang about at the edge of the lane picking targets and diving in for the juicy looking ones then ferrying their haul home from time to time. maybe for some systems they would H in, make a hit then H back out.
by Cmdr James
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Fuel Scooping
Replies: 38
Views: 15252

Re: Fuel Scooping

Im not too sure about all this. Think of the new jameson who hasnt got enough money for a scoop, who now has all kinds of extra hassle just to be able to get to another system and sell his tiny collection of wares. I would rather see (yes it a big change) something more along the lines of larger shi...
by Cmdr James
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to add in Gravity/Inertia?
Replies: 8
Views: 3591

Re: Is it possible to add in Gravity/Inertia?

As for the velocity dissipating, since there's little to no friction in space, shouldn't the ship maintain its velocity (for the most part) until it fires the engine in the opposite direction? Depends what you mean by "should". Thats a complete change of the way the game works, something that Front...
by Cmdr James
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Oolite 2.0 or II
Replies: 265
Views: 67270

Re: Oolite 2.0 or II

I cannot see the point of making the game start easier. Because the whole experience is about the changing and evolving play. You start relatively fragile and need to play accordingly even if you are an experience pilot the basic cobra simply isnt up to too much. As you progress you get the kit need...
by Cmdr James
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Medium Freighter Shortage.
Replies: 11
Views: 5018

Re: Medium Freighter Shortage.

try a vortex.... 3 cargo bays... 30 ton each.. 1 will actually be hidden from all scans so you can carry contraband with impunity. fast, powerful and nasty vessel. I have just realised that this is a bit weird. Imagine you are a customs official and you are standing in front of a ship. First thing ...
by Cmdr James
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Frontier Developments plc Full year trading update
Replies: 12
Views: 4453

Re: Frontier Developments plc Full year trading update

So if I read that correctly there are between 20 and 40 players in the ED universe at any one time. I don't know if that is good or bad Its bad, at least for the viability of the game. ED was seen as being an MMO in space, remember all the statements about how "offline play doesnt make sense"? At t...
by Cmdr James
Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: TOS or Next Generation?
Replies: 30
Views: 11388

Re: TOS or Next Generation?

I agree that TOS was a serious attempt at real SciFi and I think it did a good job. There were pragmatic things like teleporters and warp drive that arent proper hard science but frankly thats not the point and it didnt ruin it for me, it allowed them to do something other than just sit in space for...
by Cmdr James
Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Leaving the Ship
Replies: 4
Views: 3154

Re: Leaving the Ship

First time i saw frontier elite i thought wow you can land on the planet. Question is what kind of game engine has oolite... Basicly it doesnt have an engine. It just is. It would, I guess, be possible to use javascript to swap the player from their ship to a special ship that somehow is bound to t...