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by Ihlosi
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Human Life Expectation
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Human Life Expectation

A trip to Mars will be even more brutal, because in addition to the exposure time in transit, the red planet has no natural magnetic shield. With the latest ISS mission, scientists are hoping to suss out exactly how space radiation might trigger changes in DNA, and what that might mean for future M...
by Ihlosi
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Timeline probably ruined
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: Timeline probably ruined

Wolfy wrote:Hey george, I think its time to just say that we're dealing with an alternate future here -
No no no, you're getting it all wrong. Transcendence has the correct timeline, and we just branched off into a freaky alternate universe.
by Ihlosi
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Haven't played in a while ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Haven't played in a while ...

.. and I found that all ship equipment seems to have disappeared from the commodity exchanges and instead appears in the dock services section. Is there a way to change this back to the old way, with the full inventory of each station appearing in the market? Checking the inventory of a station for ...
by Ihlosi
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Found an incredibly expensive authentic Ringer artifact
Replies: 17
Views: 2908

Re: Found an incredibly expensive authentic Ringer artifact

Hmm. Don't suppose we've got any economists hanging around the forums? I know we've got a buttload of software engineers and programmers, but a few peeps with economics and a few other backgrounds (I can lend some tourism science!) might be able to brainstorm a few changes. The problem is that with...
by Ihlosi
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: 10 things that kill you
Replies: 10
Views: 2793

Re: 10 things that kill you

Ventari are easy: grab an omni-weapon and fly in circles at the edge of their range. That works, but with the latest changes to capital ship damage, it takes forever unless you bring several Ares lightning turrets. (I need something better to do than starting wars just for the heck of it. Start war...
by Ihlosi
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: 10 things that kill you
Replies: 10
Views: 2793

Re: 10 things that kill you

I''m a bit surprised the Ventari haven't been mentioned though. Unless you charge in head first, you can usually escape from a Ventari encounter gone wrong, since they don't have anything fast enough to chase down the players ship, nor do they do the ridiculous DPS of something with an Ares lightni...
by Ihlosi
Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: 10 things that kill you
Replies: 10
Views: 2793

10 things that kill you

Radiation Ok, this willl kill you just once, and then you'll know to stay away from glowing wrecks Mk. II Centurions/Corsairs Quite an upgrade from their Mk. I brethren. They will make you regret not upgrading your shield and armor. Charon pirate frigates They're the big mean brother of the Drake m...
by Ihlosi
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Longzhu spheres
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Longzhu spheres

Aren't they buyable from trade outposts? (I suppose you might have to ID them first to buy them) Adventurer outfitters, TWDs and trade outposts (and possibly Commonwealth stations) may randomly carry them. I usually make a shopping tour through all systems up to Heretic and buy each and every cryst...
by Ihlosi
Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Longzhu spheres
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Longzhu spheres

If you can actually find diamond field crystals I found five in my last game (which I just finished a minute ago). The trick is to buy any and all unidentified crystals you find before you start id'ing them. They crystals are dirt cheap when they're unidentified and sell for ridiculous amounts of m...
by Ihlosi
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Longzhu spheres
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Longzhu spheres

 Yeah, they’ve been nerfed. That happened in 1.3 (I think). Basically, they only work on unenhanced weapons and shields now; no more stacking until you max out the enhancement. So the correct order for achieving the highest enhancement on a weapon is using one Longzhu sphere first and then the appr...
by Ihlosi
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Longzhu spheres
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Longzhu spheres

Were Longzhu spheres changed recently? I can't seem to improve shields with them (however, I've only tried them on shields already enhanced with molybdium and diamond crystals), and enhancing energy weapons seems to fail when it shouldn't (although the weapon in question was already enhanced with a ...
by Ihlosi
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Sticking to one ship is a missed gameplay opportunity
Replies: 50
Views: 5718

Re: Sticking to one ship is a missed gameplay opportunity

Even one of the great-ancestors of Transcendence let the players upgrade their ships. A game named " Empire! " published by the long-defunct company Firebird. Sadly, I never made it to the point where you could get the upgrade (from your lowly Cub scout ship to the supposedly far superior Wolf attac...
by Ihlosi
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Sticking to one ship is a missed gameplay opportunity
Replies: 50
Views: 5718

Re: Sticking to one ship is a missed gameplay opportunity

More significant differences between the three player ship types would be interesting. The armor mass limit, for example, is rarely relevant. You can still have a heavily armored Sapphire yacht, and the ability to install 20-ton armor segments on the freighter is hardly relevant once you get past lv...
by Ihlosi
Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Completely legal black market ID chip
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: Completely legal black market ID chip

They are. The difference between ones you get by looting and the ones you get from the hotels is that the ones you get from the hotels are identified. Try dropping the looted one off somewhere safe and selling something illegal at the hotel to get the ID there, and then going back and picking the o...
by Ihlosi
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Completely legal black market ID chip
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Completely legal black market ID chip

In my last game, a destroyed station happened to drop a black market ID that doesn't have the "illegal" tag.

Aren't these things supposed to be totally illegal?