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Re: Docking Problems

Post by Smivs » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:54 pm

The Imperial Courier/Space Bar issue sound a bit like a slightly mis-matched OXP detail thing doesn't it? One a bit too big, one a bit too small, something like that. Certainly docking core ships in a core station is not a problem. Although as I agreed above somewhere the transition between success and failure is a tight one, too tight, and a bit more bumping and scraping middle ground is probably needed.
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Re: Docking Problems

Post by davcefai » Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:33 pm

The best answer I can think of is "Right On Commander".

Essentially the problem is that it was OK, then somebody fixed it :lol:

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Re: Docking Problems

Post by spara » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:43 pm

Every time you scratch your ship while docking, your ships maintenance level should go down. It might already do that, but since there is no visible indicator showing the condition of your ship one really can't tell. So there really should be some kind of indicator telling your ship's condition. It could be a percentage display in the status screen or something more vague like "excellent, good, average, poor" or something like that.

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Re: Docking Problems

Post by Zireael » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:49 pm

There does seem to have been an unintentional change I made to one of the other safety margin factors while sorting that out, which made non-fatal bad dockings harder to come by. I've changed that back now for tonight's build.
Glad to see it sorted - I once exploded my HPC Cobra because my frame rate dropped for a moment.

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Re: Docking Problems

Post by Diziet Sma » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:38 am

davcefai wrote:I agree that sloppy docking should be penalised. My only issue is with the death penalty.
Be glad you're not playing ED.. loitering whilst docking attracts a death penalty.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Docking Problems

Post by Tricky » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:20 pm

Diziet Sma wrote:
davcefai wrote:I agree that sloppy docking should be penalised. My only issue is with the death penalty.
Be glad you're not playing ED.. loitering whilst docking attracts a death penalty.. :mrgreen:
Trying to manoeuvre around a Type 9 that has got itself stuck in the docking bay can also get you killed, along with the hapless (read dumb) Type 9 pilot.

Sitting in the docking bay you can hear the station defences taking out many pilots. The station commanders must all have Elite status by now. :lol:

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Re: Docking Problems

Post by Starlord » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:49 pm

I've had problems with docking computer in version 1.80. The computer takes over 10 minutes to dock and it sends my ship some distance away from the planet.

I then have to keep retrying, as I think the docking computer is bugged.

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