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  1. Tienbau

    PvP, All the topic threads

    We did do a limited PvP game way back which was 'opposed mining'. Each player had an energy cannon that only became active when close to a beacon and when a game was in progress. One team had the cannons and tried to stop another team from mining. The mining team would have escorts that tried to take out the guys with energy cannons using their own energy cannons. It was kindof fun for a bit but someone discovered an exploit and in an attempt to patch this the code got broken and then it was pulled out. It should still be there in the repo just needs a bit of digging.
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    Tradable items on Blockchain

    OK I got my old acount working again
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    trouble logging in

    yes, I just fixed formation gating, once I've finished testing it I'll restart with the fix. The same fix should also cure the old problem of sometimes gating to a place way out of the sector, that still happens sometimes.   If you uncheck the 'prototype reorder' the server/client will behave exactly as it did previously, this is in case there was a problem with the new gate caching system.   Why were people using the 'lock port' check anyway? This is a 'last resort' which you can use if you're really having problems. It may cause slow gating and unresponsive play.   If you are having to use the 'debug launch' setting then there are underlying problems with your install anyway, and in that case it would be best to maybe re-install because there could be some corruption.   So, best options are to have all 4 options on the left checked, and all 4 on the right, unchecked.   Formation gating will be fixed tomorrow as soon as I've finished testing it.
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    EnB on Android (or iPad) Tablet

    holy crap!! That works perfectly! I just tried it too. A bit difficult to see on my galaxy nexus phone, but sound, graphic, everything is good.   Course a native app would be better, but this is great, I'll be using this streaming system a lot.
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    EnB on Android (or iPad) Tablet

    cool! I will have to give that VNC a go, the one I've tried didn't let me stream graphics.   'course an actual Android/iPhone client would be much better, but then we're talking actual game release :)
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    Server Status (outdated)

    bug fixed and server restarted! cheers, TB
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    Server Go Boom?

    problems with the laptop?
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    Making Lasers More Intresting To Use

    hehe yeah those are cool. cappy, no you can't have a 4th weapon slot on your JE !
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    Making Lasers More Intresting To Use

    kinda like the rapid pulse lasers in Mechwarrior
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    Suggestions For Specialist Combat/trade Jobs

    ok we've drifted off topic a little, I'll take a look at the level 50/75 issues you've talked about first. I'll lock this topic for now as I have some really good stuff to work with when I implement the trader/combat jobs. Thanks!!
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    Making Lasers More Intresting To Use

    The impression I got was that this was just going to be a nice effect. The overall DPS won't be too much different, it'll just look awesome. I can add a special packet to drive the client to do this so it doesn't create any more UDP traffic. We could have MOBs use the effect too for added awesomeness.
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    Suggestions For Specialist Combat/trade Jobs

    clear roids are too difficult at 50 and 75? Could you give me some more info pls? too far away or the roid fields are too high level? Also excellent suggestions guys, I'm looking forward to creating these new jobs. I did promise I'd do something for the warriors and traders back when I first did the new explore jobs.
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    Suggestions For Specialist Combat/trade Jobs

    those ideas are really good Ryle. Very practical too, they can definitely be done. Thanks, exactly what I was looking for.
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    Making Lasers More Intresting To Use

    a neat idea. And we can make the client do it too, so it's technically possible. If the content team think it's a good idea I can code it up.
  15. Hi, the new mining explore jobs I added a few months ago seem to be quite popular. At the time I said I was going to add versions for the warrior and traders. That hasn't happened yet and now I've forgotten all the excellent ideas that people were suggesting. So - could I get some ideas for combat jobs and trade jobs which are warrior and trader only respectively please? They should be interesting ones that focus on the relative abilities of the two types. For traders I believe the leading best idea is to perform 'blockade runs' to guarded stations, with a few potential pitfalls along the way. For warriors the leading idea is to escort NPC trade vessels through dangerous territory, where they'll be attacked by MOBs. Any other suggestions would be welcome, but please stay on topic, any posts for suggestions for other things unrelated will have to be deleted. thanks, TB