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by Belisarius
Tue May 07, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [Release] Start Choices
Replies: 88
Views: 58432

Re: [Release] Start Choices oxp 1.3

I think it's excellent for nOobs to get a start with the fast-track option. Well done with that choice. The slimeslug sangria is on me.
by Belisarius
Mon May 06, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1124
Views: 324469

Re: Introduce Yourself.

One of those, and 100Cr, and you'd have a lot more fun than you would trying to earn enough to make your Cobra III live up to its potential!
That's the concept that seems to be missing at the start - fun.
by Belisarius
Mon May 06, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1124
Views: 324469

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Thanks a lot for all the input and comment folks. McLane's take on this is maybe the most pertinent. The game *says* you can be a trader, bounty hunter, miner, criminal, etc, but in fact it limits you to being a trader whether you like it or not. At least for a couple of hours. BTW my "substandard" ...
by Belisarius
Mon May 06, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1124
Views: 324469

Re: Introduce Yourself.

But it is listed in the trope WideOpenSandbox which means the Quicksand aspect hasn't been applied to Oolite (yet). Now you mention it, that's the page that brought me to download it. The game description intrigued me, and I had a dim but pleasant memory of FFE. Interestingly the tvtropes analysis ...
by Belisarius
Sun May 05, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1124
Views: 324469

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Cody wrote:'Elite: Dangerous is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike Elite!'
I most sincerely hope so.

Cheers muchly for warm welcome fella
by Belisarius
Sun May 05, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1124
Views: 324469

Re: Introduce Yourself.

So to expand a little bit on the game opening experience, it went something like this. What shall I do? Well, I can increase my standing and money by combat, let's try that. [Launches, seeks a fight] ... [3 minutes and a quick spanking later] Obviously I'm too weak to attempt combat yet. What else? ...
by Belisarius
Sun May 05, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1124
Views: 324469

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Hi Jaz, I wasn't really referring to the difficulty but the boredom. Flying in a ship without guidance or any way to pick up the pace is dull... dullsville... dullality. Lave Academy is nice for practice at combat but that's not really the prob for me or most experienced gamers. The problem is refer...
by Belisarius
Sun May 05, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1124
Views: 324469

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Hi All My name's Alan M from London originally now of Barcelona. I just found Oolite about a week ago and really I dropped in to say thanks to the people who developed it and those who have created all the addons. Great work, the care and attention lavished on these things really shows. Having just ...