Times they are a changing ...

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Times they are a changing ...

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As I have written in an earlier post, I've been out of the Ooniverse for about six years and I must admit that during this hiatus, I didn't follow the forum. So when I got into that Cobra Mk. III and headed for the stars to find my luck, I didn't know of the changes that had been made to Oolite in the meantime. One week into the game, I just survived a very nasty attack by two groups of pirates (eight ships altogether) by injecting and hoping for the best. So I thought I'd stop at the next Dodo and grab one of those energy bombs that served me so well in the old days. Or so I thought ... :lol:

Fortunately, I decided to check the wiki before asking some stupid question regarding a change that has been discussed thoroughly and eventually implemented about four (five?!) years ago. But what about Q-bombs? Are those still in the game? Because I haven't found one yet.

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The Quirium Cascade Mine is still in the game - yours for 2,500 credits (at TL7 and above, I think - should be higher).

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… and I think you need a vacant pylon before they're offered.

Pirate kibble - keeping a few TCs of Food on hand to throw to the wolves when they're getting too close - is a cheaper option!

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<nods>

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Disembodied wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:26 pm
… and I think you need a vacant pylon before they're offered.

Pirate kibble - keeping a few TCs of Food on hand to throw to the wolves when they're getting too close - is a cheaper option!
Okay, just checked - I had all pylons equipped with missiles so that was the reason no quirium cascade mine was available to me. Wonderful, I will buy one right away and then it's payback time. Or to quote another commander: STAY THE **** AWAY FROM MY ****ING CARGO!

As for carrying "emergency cargo", I have the impression that this (dumping a few containers of cargo to satisfy the agressors) works more often now than it did in the old 1.74 release?!
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CmdrGumbo wrote:As for carrying "emergency cargo", I have the impression that this (dumping a few containers of crago to satisfy the agressors) works more often now than it did in the old 1.74 release?!
Yes, definitely. If a group of pirates demand 5 canisters, and you dump 5 canisters, they'll scoop up the cargo and leave you alone. Best practice when dumping cargo is to make sure you're flying below full speed, and oriented away from your destination; ideally, you want the pirates to go off in pursuit of the canisters in one direction, while you turn and hightail it away in another direction.

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The energy bomb can be OXPed back if you want. The OXP is available from the in-game expansions manager. More info here: http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Energy_Bomb

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another_commander wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:06 pm
The energy bomb can be OXPed back if you want. The OXP is available from the in-game expansions manager. More info here: http://wiki.alioth.net/index.php/Energy_Bomb
Yes, I read about that in the wiki section. It's nice that people may add it if they want to. I haven't yet installed it as I think a quirium cascade mine is much better suited to leave that sort of impression I have in mind ... *chuckles*

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