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by TheOldGamer
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: In Service to the Margravine
Replies: 12
Views: 11131

Re: In Service to the Margravine

Oh wow - hey! Back online after a few months; my last computer exploded (Literally! Main capacitor blew; it was pretty spectacular) and it's taken simply ages to rebuild everything! I do want to finish this story so I'll get into it right away.
by TheOldGamer
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An actual for-real paper book!
Replies: 10
Views: 6071

Re: An actual for-real paper book!

Thank you! The Kindle version has had its own Facebook page since it was launched, and also I've been shamelessly touting the boards on message boards that I frequent. I figure some posters in local shops might help me shift a few copies, I'll get one in the library at the school where I work (it w...
by TheOldGamer
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An actual for-real paper book!
Replies: 10
Views: 6071

Re: An actual for-real paper book!

Congratulations; that is a significant achievement!
It is a good story, well written and enjoyable :)

Do you have any particular plans to promote it? I, for one, am telling all my friends; I love Oolite and whenever I talk about it I include the fact that novels have been written about it.

Cheers!
by TheOldGamer
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: In Service to the Margravine
Replies: 12
Views: 11131

Re: In Service to the Margravine

The trip down to the planet was an uneasy one. No-one seemed to know my status; least of all me. Was I a prisoner or not? I rode down to the planet with a detachment of soldiers. They had apparently not read the 'one-size-fits-all' rulebook where soldiers are supposed to glare suspiciously at strang...
by TheOldGamer
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 357693

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

I found a buyer for electronics on an outlying Tetrahedron in the Zaaxeve system (Galaxy 2) and unloaded, making a tidy li'l profit. They had some nice luxurious items the Commisars back at the home planet would like, so I bought them up and headed back in-system. On the way out of the station's Aeg...
by TheOldGamer
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: In Service to the Margravine
Replies: 12
Views: 11131

Re: In Service to the Margravine

Wow, this is awesome! Keep up the good work! And star-jellies.... they're soooooo pretty, but... they have pretty explosive behavior too! :lol: Just remember, injectors are a commander's best friend! Oooo yes... if I hadn't had injectors you could call me 'Kingsford' and light your barbecue with me...
by TheOldGamer
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Here's an idea: The Deadliest Threat of all ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 6162

Re: Here's an idea: The Deadliest Threat of all ;)

Norby wrote:It is a sun and all planets killer effect. I do not see similar for planets.
Gotcha; thank you. :)
OK, still just working on the model - I'm certain Blender is as simple as it can possibly be but man! Click...click...click...it's supposed to do...click...AAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!! :roll:
by TheOldGamer
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Trumbles anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 15384

Re: Trumbles anyone?

Ok - I've always torched 'em the moment one comes on board, so I never had to deal with any of that. :)
by TheOldGamer
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Here's an idea: The Deadliest Threat of all ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 6162

Re: Here's an idea: The Deadliest Threat of all ;)

:shock:
Yikes - that's moderately terrifying.

I certainly haven't gotten that far; is the planet's destruction due to some kind of weapons fire, or is it a unique effect coded into the game? And if either, could it be used as a Planetkiller effect?
by TheOldGamer
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Here's an idea: The Deadliest Threat of all ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 6162

Re: Here's an idea: The Deadliest Threat of all ;)

It struck me suddenly that the Greatest, Deadliest, Most Implacable Threat the Universe has ever known would be tons of fun to experience within Oolite But Oolite already has the Greatest, Deadliest, Most Implacable Threat the Universe has ever known, surely? http://wiki.alioth.net/img_auth.php/thu...
by TheOldGamer
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Here's an idea: The Deadliest Threat of all ;)
Replies: 8
Views: 6162

Here's an idea: The Deadliest Threat of all ;)

Hi folks! I'm casting around, trying to find ideas to tinker with in the hopes of coming up with my own OXP sometime. It struck me suddenly that the Greatest, Deadliest, Most Implacable Threat the Universe has ever known would be tons of fun to experience within Oolite. I am, of course, referring to...
by TheOldGamer
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Trouble with the 'Amnesty' mission
Replies: 11
Views: 5922

Re: Trouble with the 'Amnesty' mission

Yeah; I posted here because I couldn't find it at first - it was down on page 9. :D At any rate, I think I might know what's happening; there was nothing specifically referring to my problem but suggestions around other issues gave me something to go on. I'll have to find another Anarchy nearby to t...
by TheOldGamer
Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Trouble with the 'Amnesty' mission
Replies: 11
Views: 5922

Trouble with the 'Amnesty' mission

Hello, folks :) As the title suggests, I'm having trouble with the mission in which amnesty is offered by GalGop in return for a combat mission. I try to keep my nose clean, but I went rogue and attacked a station in order to get Offender status and arrived at the Boehemoth with plenty of time left ...
by TheOldGamer
Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 357693

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

I was just pulling into Riantiat with a bellyful of old, outdated processor parts; one of them outlying ports is paying through the nose for cheap stamped silicon. For once, the Witchpoint was clear...all that was in range was an Atlas chugging patiently towards the planet. Tempting...but no; not th...
by TheOldGamer
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Potential OXP ideas I'd like to explore
Replies: 11
Views: 4440

Re: Potential OXP ideas I'd like to explore

Astrobe wrote: Unfortunately that was just Astrobe talking, not Norby :-)
Whoops, sorry! I misread the names! (Facepalm)