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by erwgd
Mon May 01, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: New Player with Questions
Replies: 47
Views: 715

Re: New Player with Questions

To get the Class V deflector you need to be promoted to the Master rank without skipping straight to Legend. To avoid getting the Legend rank, I find that it helps if you fail one mission and/or avoid killing Charon frigates yourself. Helena's location is random, but she's found in an EI500 freighte...
by erwgd
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: New Player with Questions
Replies: 47
Views: 715

Re: New Player with Questions

Slicer has weapon to loot? I killed him before in the Arena before I even went to St. Katherine, but I am pretty sure there was no weapon available to loot. Yeah, the weapon is a PM6 Slicer cannon, which you can only get from his wreck. There's only a small chance that the weapon can be looted unda...
by erwgd
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: New Player with Questions
Replies: 47
Views: 715

Re: New Player with Questions

Thanks for your answers, but I am interested in vanilla for now. I was using some sort of installed ROM (maybe it was targeting, but i think it was enhanced visual perhaps?) to figure out distance and shooting at a station to figure out ranges and writing down the ranges, but it is strange for such...
by erwgd
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: New Player with Questions
Replies: 47
Views: 715

Re: New Player with Questions

Normally you can fire only one primary weapon and a launcher at the same time. If you want to shoot more weapons at once you can use linked-fire weapons. These fire along with your primary weapon. However, linked-fire weapons only exist in some mods and the Corporate Command expansion. The repair le...
by erwgd
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: A Bunch of Lore Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: A Bunch of Lore Questions

1. Mars was terraformed but the Commonwealth doesn't colonize many planets. By the time humans reached Incandescent (in the 2120s) human civilization had already adapted to space and the inconvenience of a planetary gravity well made large-scale colonization undesirable. 2. Stations can produce oxyg...
by erwgd
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: Shrike's Mines & Missiles ++
Replies: 390
Views: 32905

Re: Shrike's Mines & Missiles ++

There's an exploit with the Voss Und Szell stations: they buy consumables at a 50% markup but sell them at a 20% markup. This means you can sell some rice, buy it back then sell it back to them again for profit!
by erwgd
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Official Extensions
Topic: Project Renegade (Beta) (1.7)
Replies: 30
Views: 5054

Re: Project Renegade (Beta) (1.7)

I started a 0.26.5 game on Monday, and I've done all the missions at the Settlements and Depot, but I never received the 'destroy explorer autons' mission. On the Settlement missions: It's fairly tough taking on a Higan frigate alone, so I just lured them to the system's Settlement so that friendlie...
by erwgd
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: 1.7 Beta 4 and Part II Alpha Test
Replies: 71
Views: 8667

Re: 1.7 Beta 4 and Part II Alpha Test

The Swift's mature stage appears to be unfinished, but I've noticed that growing to that stage removes your occular torquandis and replaces it with a plasmaphorus jaxii. I don't know if this is intended but I'd much rather be allowed to keep the torquandis. It's better than the jaxii when it comes t...
by erwgd
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: 1.7 Beta 4 and Part II Alpha Test
Replies: 71
Views: 8667

Re: 1.7 Beta 4 and Part II Alpha Test

I've explored 7 systems so far, so I'm still early in the game. Pteravores forced me to buy an Eridan, and I'm hesitant to experiment with the biotech and archaeotech lines, as money has been very limited so far. Will there be more sources of money in the early-game, or am I mostly going to be selli...
by erwgd
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.7 Beta 2
Replies: 8
Views: 7058

Re: 1.7 Beta 2

I've had no luck for 2 games with starting the final Benedict mission. In one game I managed to complete all the previous missions in both games, but I couldn't find the quest giver in Eta Ceti. In the other game I completed every mission except making contact with Stormhound. Looking through the co...
by erwgd
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.7 Beta 1
Replies: 23
Views: 4315

Re: 1.7 Beta 1

The first new mission from Benedict can be punishing if you're still relying on a SmartCannon+missiles, which is quite likely if you get the mission before Rigel Aurelius.
by erwgd
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: EI Plasma Cannon Balance
Replies: 1
Views: 419

EI Plasma Cannon Balance

I got my hands on an EI plasma cannon during an EI500 run (in which I loved the Makayev launcher and NAMI heavy launcher so much that I never used a howitzer), so I installed it and used it in Vori and Dantalion before I replaced it with a NAMI heavy to clear out IC 767. I used the plasma again in H...
by erwgd
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: barely escaping death
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: barely escaping death

Dying near most, if not any friendly stations should have a chance of cheating death, as the friendlies who come to loot and scuttle help you will attempt to treat you with their medical facilities and the medical items in your cargo bay. On any station that isn't a medical one, medical items in you...
by erwgd
Wed May 18, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Pub Rumors for the Outer Realm
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Pub Rumors for the Outer Realm

In the rarely encountered Commonwealth metropolises that you may find in the later systems, you're unlikely to hear anything useful or interesting in the pubs. There's just one rumor about Xenophobes in the code. Here's some ideas for rumors that could be added: Taikon Ventures: Somebody claims that...
by erwgd
Fri May 06, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Beginner's Luck
Topic: How to manage Fuel and not go broke?
Replies: 14
Views: 1586

Re: How to manage Fuel and not go broke?

In the first few systems I refuel at stations whenever possible. Fuel stations are the cheapest at 20 credits per rod, followed by Commonwealth dry docks and Commonwealth colonies which both refuel at 23 credits per rod. The wiki recommends that you upgrade to a 25MW reactor before using level 3 shi...