Hello Commanders : )
Am I new or old, well I first played Elite 25 years ago .... then have never played since!
Long story short:
The other night I dreamed of the rotating docking station and woke thinking "I know that" so I searched for old space games and eventually found an image of the game I had dreamed of .... so a quick look later and I found Oolite Very Happy
I have only ever played Elite (from 25 years ago) along with Desent and Duke Nuken 3D .... then life changed and I never played anything again.
Now I am in my middle 50's and am hooked again .... OMG what a fantastic job all of you have done .... I can't believe it <huge smiles> and so many thanks.
Right now I am at 'Above Average' which is great .... many hours of fun lol
Never had a problem with docking as that is what I recall and I am nothing if not intent of purpose lol
Of course I have struggled to build up cash and also the old reactions arn't what they were .... but I will spend much time on 'milk runs' so the money does come in.
For other newbies a great milk run, to build some credits and have fun getting your ranking up, is between Laenin and Xexedi which are a 14 Tech and a 2 Agricultural so computers then furs.
How many runs I have done between these I have no idea .... but lets say that I just spent 47K on shields and have much everything else lol.
I do feel that I cheat though?
I will use the sniper and kill from a far (I only ever shoot at fugitives or worst ) and once I killed ten by using a cascade mine .... is that cheating? I do also go hand to hand if it is 1-3 .... any more and my current skill is not enough (using a keyboard but will get a joystick....which I recall I did wayback when).
So a question .... I got the bounty hunter pack and all the required extras as I tend more to that side of the game and am currently sat outside of a station with my target system trained on the docking bay.
I have the sun at my back and am 4km away.
The 'bad boy' is inside and (in game time) will leave in 2 hours along with his other ships. The bounty is over 6000Cr
Each ship that goes in or out gets ID locked by me lol and I am waiting for him.
I do not expect to win this but it is great training .... will this take now 1 hour 58 mins before he comes out?
Anyway .... brilliant to find this again and thank you all for the work you do (which I would like to get in to as well .... I write php so many I can learn the ways of the Ooverse)
Edit to add a quick image of me waiting lol :
Edit again to add:
Damn it .... sodded up. Was reading and found that to get paid the full bounty I needed a Warrant Scanner and to scan the perp!
So I popped back in to the station and bought one then left again .... the time all changed and he had left already....
bloody hell .... my bad, I never really cared about the time (have done a few passenger trips and parcels but always just went and done them)
Learning curve lol