Thargoid Wars accidental cowardice

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Thargoid Wars accidental cowardice

Post by ffutures » Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:20 pm

Not exactly a bug, but...

I have Thargoid Wars installed, and on the whole like it a lot. But several times now attacks have come in while I'm in the middle of buying goods or looking for cargo contracts, or using some other menu - and if my reflexes are a bit slow this sometimes results in me accidentally pressing on the wrong option and cowering under the table instead of going out to kick Thargoid ass. I don't know if this has any game effects, but it's annoying. Any chance of changing it to pressing Y and N or something, instead of cursor and enter?

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Re: Thargoid Wars accidental cowardice

Post by Diziet Sma » Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:05 am

It's perhaps a good idea to post this to Eric's Thargoid Wars thread.. most OXP authors have email notifications set up for their OXP threads, so that they're less likely to miss such reports/requests.
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Re: Thargoid Wars accidental cowardice

Post by Eric Walch » Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:39 pm

Just by chance I logged in today. :)

I thought it to be a safe when presenting the page with a timer, instead of already on docking. It also makes sense that the attack only starts after being docked for a while. And yes, that can interfere with the actions in progress.

I don't see an quick way to change this, other than change the default option from accepting to rejecting the offer. If more people think like changing the default option, I could implement it.

And yes, better discuss this in the proper thread mentioned above.

EDIT: thinking about it, I think the default is already rejecting to prevent accidental launching

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Re: Thargoid Wars accidental cowardice

Post by ffutures » Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:49 pm

Sorry - I did a search on Thargoid Wars and for some reason that thread didn't come up in the results - possibly I was looking in the wrong board somehow. It's not a big deal, it's just a little annoying.

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Re: Thargoid Wars accidental cowardice

Post by vsfc » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:02 pm

I find this annoying too.
May be adding another screen after accidental rejection like
“Commander! Really? Don’t be a chicken…
And some options to confirm to hide under the table or go launch

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Re: Thargoid Wars accidental cowardice

Post by Diziet Sma » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:45 am

ffutures wrote:Sorry - I did a search on Thargoid Wars and for some reason that thread didn't come up in the results - possibly I was looking in the wrong board somehow.
I'm guessing you used the BB's own (woefully inadequate) built-in search feature? Might I humbly suggest you try using the Oolite Bulletin Board Browser Search Plugin, instead? Far more accurate and relevant search results, guaranteed! (That's how I found the thread for my link above) :wink:
vsfc wrote:May be adding another screen after accidental rejection like
“Commander! Really? Don’t be a chicken…
And some options to confirm to hide under the table or go launch
I'd be in favour of that. 8)
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Re: Thargoid Wars accidental cowardice

Post by ralph_hh » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:40 pm

Jut my two cents...
If a Thargoid attack is going on, it will go on, no matter what the commander Jameson thinks about it. The war does not disappear if Jameson decides to go for cover. So why not make this simply a note, not a choice. >>Please note, Thargoid attack under way<<
And Jameson has all the time to sign his contracts, buy some goods and then launch to join the fight. So do the other pilots, so the situation outside could be the same as before.

It's not, that Thargoids arrive from hyperspace directly beside the station and attack it within seconds, is it?
I had the same feeling in randonm hits OXP (pirate attack while docking), where I thout - you better let me buy some fuel guys, I might be of more help than with empty tanks...

If your decision is to be coward, you may alway go to the next system by a nice hyperspace jump.

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