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by JohnBWatson
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Coming back to Transcendence.. a few questions!
Replies: 41
Views: 526

Re: Coming back to Transcendence.. a few questions!

Later in the game you can find linked-fire weapons that can fire at the same time as your main weapon. However, in addition to eating into your energy budget, they tend to be externally-mounted, which means they can easily be damaged (irreparably in most cases) by enemy weapons' fire. Note that thi...
by JohnBWatson
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: [Discussion] Point defense, missile HP and Aegis.
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: [Discussion] Point defense, missile HP and Aegis.

Target selection: Option 1: Just target the viable projectile that will hit us soonest. A viable projectile: (a) - is either locked onto us with tracking capability or on course to hit us(for most cases, we can cheat here and add the 'target' of a projectile, the thing the ship that fired it was lo...
by JohnBWatson
Wed May 24, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Let's argue about cargo holds!
Replies: 27
Views: 542

Re: Let's argue about cargo holds!

I rarely fail to find a cargo hold in the first few systems, but I wouldn't object to it being more reliable. Maybe shipyards should carry other non-combat equipment, like cargo holds and drives? Yes I thought of that too, a shipyard and Korolov would be the most likely place to buy and install a s...
by JohnBWatson
Sun May 21, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Beta Bug Reports
Topic: Destroyed Failsafe at OroMarch system but then no response
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Destroyed Failsafe at OroMarch system but then no response

Oromarch needs a total rework. The story breaks completely if you attack without talking to Lilith first.
by JohnBWatson
Sat May 20, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Buff the Centauri Warlords
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Buff the Centauri Warlords

I'm all for buffing the excessively weak ships to the point where their existence makes sense, though I'd do it a bit more simply. I don't think they need any more plot content - there are other factions in much greater need, and they've already got several missions that involve them. -Make Centuari...
by JohnBWatson
Sat May 20, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: One-Week Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: One-Week Adventure

The poll is still ongoing, but Komoro is the most popular right now; I'll consider switching if we end up with a clear winner. For this adventure I'm going to have the prep-work laid out ahead of time. This is similar to how I've been working on the dev wiki, but for this I'm going to try to keep t...
by JohnBWatson
Mon May 15, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Transcendence Picture thread
Replies: 585
Views: 63052

Re: Transcendence Picture thread

Xephyr wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 9:55 pm
Working on a new kind of alien stargate

Image
Nice.
by JohnBWatson
Sat May 13, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: About NPCService
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: About NPCService

One thing at a time. Before even considering this, we need to get the AI to a standard where something like this would be viable. This would mean implementing ammo restocking for NPC ships, fixing kiting, and making the guard routine less predictable/more responsive to the situation at hand(stations...
by JohnBWatson
Fri May 12, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: No Twitch this week
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: No Twitch this week

Ttech wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 3:50 pm
We're going to try to stream part of the event. If you get on Discord or IRC I'll relay questions in addition to the ones as part of the talk.
Got a recording of the stream? That sounds interesting.
by JohnBWatson
Tue May 09, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Quick Question about looted items
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Quick Question about looted items

relanat wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 4:40 am

Also Longzhu Spheres will repair some devices. I don't know the criteria that allows this except that quite a few weapons that are called "cannon" can't be repaired this way.
Shields, drives, and energy weapons, IIRC.
by JohnBWatson
Tue May 09, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Quick Question about looted items
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Quick Question about looted items

Derakon wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 11:54 pm
The "armor too damaged to repair" thing was changed in 1.7. Stations will now happily repair armor that has 0HP.
They will charge extra, though. At least, I believe so.
by JohnBWatson
Mon May 08, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Quick Question about looted items
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Quick Question about looted items

*Smack *Smack *Smack ( all of you that replied about Damaged weapons) While everything you DID say was useful, you did NOT say that : Makayev manufacturing plant Will Explicitly offer the option to Repair weapons they make. You can use Dock Services at this station for other things. Rasiermesser ma...
by JohnBWatson
Mon May 08, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: So I wanted to try the ion9 again in 1.7
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: So I wanted to try the ion9 again in 1.7

Rasiermesser doesn't seem to invest in Insurance for it's employees. heh, that would make a nice ticket. Dvalin should move to another Rasiermesser station in case its own station is destroyed. I'd like to see that paired with my 'mobile Dvalin' idea from a while back. The overall concept would be ...
by JohnBWatson
Wed May 03, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Upgrade the Iocrym w/ Crystal Clear Iocrym
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Upgrade the Iocrym w/ Crystal Clear Iocrym

I would support changing over the sprites to the clear version.
by JohnBWatson
Wed May 03, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: Quick Question about looted items
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Quick Question about looted items

'Damaged' equipment typically cannot be repaired. The exceptions are armor(which, as I'm sure you know, can be repaired while equipped at any station with armor repair facilities), installed weapons/shields(which can be repaired by attempting to enhance them), and weapons of certain corporations, wh...