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Re: Introduce Yourself.

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:37 pm
by Cody
Welcome aboard, Commander! Combat is slightly tougher as the AI is much improved. Pick your fights, learn when to run.
Sometimes, there are queues, but not always. Are you using the docking computer, or doing it the proper way - manually?

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:59 am
by Scotty
Manually, docking computers are too slow and once you've got the hang of lining up with the left hand view it's quicker to do it yourself. But the queuing system seems pointless - more realistic but adds nothing to game play and you have to keep an eye on the screens to find out when you get clearance, so no chance to make a cup of tea.

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:09 am
by Commander_X
Scotty wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:59 am
[...] But the queuing system seems pointless - more realistic but adds nothing to game play and you have to keep an eye on the screens to find out when you get clearance, so no chance to make a cup of tea.
You can always disable it by selecting "Docking Clearance Protocol: Off" in your menu. You'll still have to carefully eyeball the status of the letter box when you'll be trying to dock, though.

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:45 am
by Scotty
Ah, hadn't seen that. Thank you.

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:52 pm
by Cody
Commander_X wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:09 am
You can always disable it by selecting "Docking Clearance Protocol: Off" in your menu.
Time was, it was disabled by default. Ah, those were the days - no 5k fines for jumping the queue to meet a deadline!

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:43 pm
by Nite Owl
Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends.

Have been away for several months due to the seemingly never ending complications of moving. Had to pack up the old place on my own, deciding what to keep, what to sell, what to donate, and what to trash. The kept items went into storage. Relatives were burdened with my presence for a few months until a new dwelling could be found. Very little time and even less computer access during that period as the home search took priority. As Ben Franklin once said "Fish and visitors both begin to stink after three days." Was a bit of a bother to my very amiable and forgiving relatives for much longer than those three days. Searched about a bit and finally found a very nice and affordable home close by a few of those relatives. Whether they will continue to speak to me is another matter entirely. Closed on this place a few weeks ago and have been moving in ever since. Still a lot to do here in the new home but the basics are up and running including my computer. Should be back to regular visits soon enough as the list of things to do grows shorter every day.

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:11 am
by Disembodied
Glad to see you back, Nite Owl - hope the rest of the move goes smoothly!

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:26 am
by HupyNor
Hello,
I'm an old fart from Northern your'up. Never seen Oolite until two weeks ago. Last time I played Elite in any way was back in the day when it was published for C64. After that... many years doing other things like studying, working, getting married, having kids.
Now life is happy again XD.
Many thanks to everyone making this possible. Cheers and happy hunting!

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:08 am
by Cody
Welcome aboard, Commander!