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by Disembodied
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Bounty Hunting
Replies: 21
Views: 9222

Hmmm... what would people think about an OXP which contained nothing but extras you could buy for your ship that didn't actually have any game function whatsoever? Air fresheners, furry dice, glow-in-the-dark religious statue, etc.? There would be no effect other than flavour, and give pilots someth...
by Disembodied
Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Bounty Hunting
Replies: 21
Views: 9222

You have no evidence! I swear I'll set my solicitor onto you and he'll tear out your heart and make you eat it, then make you pay me CR10squillion for the pleasure. And my solicitor can do it as he's a Fierce Small Bear!!:wink: Captain Hesperus Correction: I *had* no evidence. :evil: I'll be watchi...
by Disembodied
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Bounty Hunting
Replies: 21
Views: 9222

Thanks, LittleBear! I've downloaded the mission and bookmarked the Wiki page.
by Disembodied
Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Bounty Hunting
Replies: 21
Views: 9222

Thanks, guys -- I've downloaded the Ionics mission from a link put up by LittleBear back in January, in the Trouble with ionics mission thread. It's version 1.2.1: I take it this is the latest version? Good to know that I still have the chance to be a Nova hero! Some more crimes for the list: Spammi...
by Disembodied
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Bounty Hunting
Replies: 21
Views: 9222

well that's precisely what Assassins OXP does, 21 missions involving contracts to find and kill! you have to be in galaxy 7 to start it. The Assassins OXP looks really smart, and I'm keen to get on to Galaxy 7 to give it a go... I'm currently still in Galaxy 2, having done in the Constrictor but ha...
by Disembodied
Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Bounty Hunting
Replies: 21
Views: 9222

Bounty Hunting

Well, here's another idea that would make work for someone else (I should have been a manager...). How about, once a player reaches, say, "Dangerous", making Bounty Hunting missions available on the F8/F8 screen along with the passenger and cargo-hauling ones? In my head, where everything is easy, I...
by Disembodied
Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ion Bomb
Replies: 34
Views: 15411

TGHC wrote:You can also earn credits by shooting or scooping them
I usually prefer to shoot them than scoop them: not only do you get a bounty that's often bigger than any profit you'd make selling them, you also get a kill...
by Disembodied
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Progress
Replies: 2017
Views: 460957

Absolutely. A (sadly virtual) toast to Ahruman, and all the OXP authors too! I continue to be both surprised and delighted by this game.
by Disembodied
Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Poll: How Old Are You?
Replies: 53
Views: 28030

39. Woohoo! A forum where I don't feel I should be saying things like "Of course, in my day, the Internet was in black and white, and it was only on for three hours a day. We used to put on our Sunday Best just to log on", etc. (humour (c) Armando Iannucci: look for "Hello Hugh!" on YouTube)
by Disembodied
Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Multiple front lasers
Replies: 32
Views: 14673

Ahruman wrote:…but it is possible for NPC ships, by simply gluing a bunch of ships together (aka using subentities).
Aha! Would that be why I sometimes seem to blow wings off Iguanas and Cats?
by Disembodied
Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What was the first version of Elite you ever played?
Replies: 79
Views: 28602

A friend's BBC Micro gave me my first flight, but most of my original piloting was done on a 48K Spectrum. I still carry the mental scars induced by the *&%|! LensLok -- I ended up pirating a game I had bought, just to be able to play it without enduring multiple 6-minute reloads every time I failed...
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ion Bomb
Replies: 34
Views: 15411

nijineko wrote:i think i did it once by accident, but i don't recall how i did. maybe the 'y' key? for cycling between multiple missles? (better check the help docs on that, i might have the wrong key.) =D
Right enough, it's the "y" key! Cheers!
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ion Bomb
Replies: 34
Views: 15411

right when i run out of fuel seems to be when the offenders and fugitives really notice me, unless i came in shooting. so having that extra bit helps, especially when chasing down a fergy or bwing. doesn't help that some pirates are riding ships twice as fast as you are! ^^ learning the spiral roll...
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ion Bomb
Replies: 34
Views: 15411

not that i have room for it. i have four fuel tanks in my cobra... do a lot of boosting ;D Fuel tanks! Of course! Why didn't I think of that? Cheap, simple, keeps the skill level up: just boost away from most problem situations, even after a near-7 light-year jump... and avoids the kind of Energy b...
by Disembodied
Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ion Bomb
Replies: 34
Views: 15411

While I don’t have a particularly great interest in fiddling with the weapons systems at the moment, I have considered a simpler approach: disable the energy bomb completely in normal (non-strict) play, and leave the Q-bomb as the emergency weapon. That's an idea... I'll give it a go and see if it ...