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by JohnBWatson
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Proposal: switch the gimmicks on the Freyr and Manticore
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: Proposal: switch the gimmicks on the Freyr and Manticore

I agree that the Manticore should be able to survive a single burst of pretty much anything with appropriate equipment. The APA has been changed so that it's no longer a factor here, but the Lightning Turret still presents issues here. I'd like to see a resistance system that lets heavy armor shrug ...
by JohnBWatson
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Proposal: switch the gimmicks on the Freyr and Manticore
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: Proposal: switch the gimmicks on the Freyr and Manticore

I also like the Manticore as - is. I'd like to see it integrated better with the vanilla Manticore, but other than that it's one of the more unique, balanced ships. The Freyr is the ship with the issues. It's incredibly OP with the (already OP) dual Flenser, but has no useful early or late game adva...
by JohnBWatson
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.8 Alpha 3
Replies: 15
Views: 2518

Re: 1.8 Alpha 3

Also using plyChangeShip with some ships gives no actual thrust. The thrust effect shows and the ship will turn, but not move anywhere.
This has been an issue for a while.
by JohnBWatson
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Continuous beam weapons
Replies: 39
Views: 1620

Re: Continuous beam weapons

I like it - it definitely feels more unique than the current implementation of lancers. The sfx would need a rework, but other than that, it'd be a huge step towards more real options for combat.
by JohnBWatson
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Continuous beam weapons
Replies: 39
Views: 1620

Re: Continuous beam weapons

Screen scaling is an advantage Endless Sky has over Transcendence, and since Endless Sky recently implemented their version of autopilot (3x instead of 5x) in 0.9.7, I zoom the screen out more because the time shift offsets slowdown from whatever reason and/or give me more time to react to incoming...
by JohnBWatson
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Station buy limits, game balance, and dynamic economy
Replies: 14
Views: 1194

Re: Station buy limits, game balance, and dynamic economy

I'd say that there are presently two issues with trading that can be dealt with without a major undertaking. The first is unreasonable profits. This can be fixed with a simple algorithm, where favorable price extremity(low sell price and high buy price) are modified by a multiplier: [Systems_from_so...
by JohnBWatson
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Multiplayer
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Multiplayer

Asynchronous multiplayer could be a thing. If we can just upload specific data to multiverse and ask for it for players we can have players interact with each other in single player games. Heck, they could even play in the same topology and see what the other players do with the right kind of mod. ...
by JohnBWatson
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: Stations have more money
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Stations have more money

The main issue here is that money isn't all that necessary. There are a few reasonably affordable(or lootable) rather OP weapons that can carry you through many systems, eliminating the need to upgrade, there aren't any threats that can chase you down or threaten you sufficiently that consumables ar...
by JohnBWatson
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Shipyards
Topic: Militia missions --> new format
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Militia missions --> new format

This mod is largely obsolete due to the recent update to the game that did what this was going to do. Ditto for Syndikat fixes. I can make the change if you'd like, but there's nothing unique that needs to be archived.
by JohnBWatson
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: The Transcendence Color Palette VS Other Games
Replies: 18
Views: 626

Re: The Transcendence Color Palette VS Other Games

Let's make those insanity battles with hundreds of ships and post them on social media. The issue there is that large battles don't really work in Transcendence. The AI handles them poorly, and the mechanics with friendly fire make it difficult for more than a few ships to fire at a time. It's desi...
by JohnBWatson
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: Am I reading SteamSpy numbers right???
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Am I reading SteamSpy numbers right???

I think the number of players not exiting Eridani may be skewed because of mod testers. At least for me, every time I get a new mod I start a new game to fly around Eridani. We can assume that George would only track registered games, given that the goal is to look at new players trying out the gam...
by JohnBWatson
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 1.8 Alpha 3
Replies: 15
Views: 2518

Re: 1.8 Alpha 3

Can someone update me on how the bioships work now? I don't appear to be getting growth points for anything, be it refueling, healing, killing or spending fuel.
by JohnBWatson
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: A few random ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: A few random ideas

NPC ships in Escape Velocity: Override would do something like this, but all of the unique NPCs in Transcendence (aside from mods) are currently plot-relevant. Having every NPC ship send out greetings would add an awful lot of chatter to try to sort through, even if you trimmed it down to ones not ...
by JohnBWatson
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Ideas & Suggestions
Topic: Continuous beam weapons
Replies: 39
Views: 1620

Re: Continuous beam weapons

I definitely like that idea. Restricting fast, accurate weapons like lasers to short range, letting bullets be more difficult to use but longer ranged, and (most importantly) making the highest ranged weapons ammo - based or in possession of other significant drawbacks is a good balancing strategy. ...
by JohnBWatson
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Commonwealth
Topic: The Transcendence Color Palette VS Other Games
Replies: 18
Views: 626

Re: The Transcendence Color Palette VS Other Games

I think the best improvement would be to add a bit more character to the background. It's almost always just a flat set of stars right now. Adding a few layers of stars with parallax effect, some background nebula(particularly in nebula heavy systems) and foreground effects(like the little particles...