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by JohnBWatson
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: The Drawing Board
Topic: Shrike's Mines & Missiles ++
Replies: 390
Views: 52783

Re: Shrike's Mines & Missiles ++

I've been working a bit on improving the default missile pods. This may not make it into the release version though.....I'm trying to make them attractive as short-duration upgrades to boost firepower, but that requires installing two at once......which the game doesn't support (even with linked fi...
by JohnBWatson
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.3 Released!
Replies: 43
Views: 25855

Re: 1.3 Released!

CFG wrote:Another minor one: I found a binary system where the map grids for each star overlap:
map grid overlapping.png
Did not yet encounter ternary or quaternary systems.
Can confirm.
by JohnBWatson
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Official Extensions
Topic: Official Ranx Extension!
Replies: 69
Views: 20973

Re: Official Ranx Extension!

Maybe it is because CW's forces are stretched to far and thin for any help. They can barely defend against pirates in their most protected systems, relying on Korolov. And with the Ares stomping the Commonwealth, well... Precisely why there would be incentive to look for peace on one front of the w...
by JohnBWatson
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Official Extensions
Topic: Official Ranx Extension!
Replies: 69
Views: 20973

Re: Official Ranx Extension!

Is there a reason that the Commonwealth is not becoming involved with this instead of the Ringers? The Ranx, initially, were simply displeased with the CW's failure to protect them against the Neo-humans, and the rebels' ideals seem to be a government that, while not as idealistic and quite a bit mo...
by JohnBWatson
Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Working on Shipyard Kibo
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: Working on Shipyard Kibo

This looks amazing! Am I to understand that it is the UAS production facility, and they are no longer defunct?
by JohnBWatson
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Creating Epic-Scale Games on an Indie Budget
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

Re: Creating Epic-Scale Games on an Indie Budget

Some stellar advice there. On any project, it's always most important to establish a functional and expandable base engine.
by JohnBWatson
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: What are some well-designed game web sites?
Replies: 10
Views: 3143

Re: What are some well-designed game web sites?

Furthermore, the forums could use a clear link to the main game site.
by JohnBWatson
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: Curses
Replies: 18
Views: 2867

Re: Curses

The reference was meant to explain that even in the advanced modern age, where soldiers are generally held in high regard and are typically stronger and more knowledgable than the average citizen, they rarely receive much more status than the average person politically. Regardless, hadn't George or ...
by JohnBWatson
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Bug Reports & Tech Support
Topic: The Black Market will kidnap Hiro even if they aren't alive.
Replies: 5
Views: 2578

Re: The Black Market will kidnap Hiro even if they aren't al

Shrike wrote:Alternatively, spawn in a new station that's more....anonymous. And suitable for hiding a captive (the Black Market is rather...obvious). Maybe a container habitat or something similar to the corporate operations station in CorpCom?
I like this idea.
by JohnBWatson
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Bug Reports & Tech Support
Topic: The Black Market will kidnap Hiro even if they aren't alive.
Replies: 5
Views: 2578

Re: The Black Market will kidnap Hiro even if they aren't al

Why not simply have the game add another black market station in for the mission when it's accepted, similar to the Ares communes that are added in for fleet missions if all of the ones in the system are destroyed, and either remove the station that is currently added to the system or change it to a...
by JohnBWatson
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: Curses
Replies: 18
Views: 2867

Re: Curses

The Iocrym are sophonts, not dumb animals. The Iocrym leadership pretty much has to be involved in the decision making process in at least a nonvoting observer role. If they were docile enough to accept not having even the possibility of having their voice heard directly they wouldn't be aggressive...
by JohnBWatson
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Bug Reports & Tech Support
Topic: The Black Market will kidnap Hiro even if they aren't alive.
Replies: 5
Views: 2578

The Black Market will kidnap Hiro even if they aren't alive.

The game does not seem to be capable of dealing with the player destroying the Black Market station in Rigel Aurelius, nor can it understand the player having blown up the Molotok guarding it. In the former case, the mission will be offered as usual, the Corporate Cruiser spawned will head to the st...
by JohnBWatson
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Stable (v1.7) Bug Reports
Topic: Lamplighter Questline glitch
Replies: 0
Views: 1644

Lamplighter Questline glitch

Problem: Admiral Decker is stuck. Entering bridge of CSC Terra results in a message that he is navigating the ship. Context: Scientists rescued, ROM mission not received(skipped through medical CSC) Highest rank obtained and Lamplighter prototype returned to rightful owner Terra's engines are on, b...
by JohnBWatson
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: Curses
Replies: 18
Views: 2867

Re: Curses

There is no reason for the AI to have information the Iocrym believe to be false. That's right, but it doesn't mean it's true for certain. As I understand it, the Iocrym are described as a purpose - bred race of sentinels for the ancient races, meaning they're the cosmic equivalent to attack dogs, ...
by JohnBWatson
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: Curses
Replies: 18
Views: 2867

Re: Curses

The Iocrym AI is really clear and explicit on the matter, but absurdly hard to hack. Is the AI trustworthy? I think I remember the Iocrym being fairly low on the scale of ancient races, as well as a thread in which George seemed to support a theory that not all descriptions of Domina by in game fac...