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PostPosted: Tue, 12. Sep 17, 13:02    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

RainerPrem wrote:
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"Drone bay"

Where: Depends on the ship. For the Rahanas it's in the front opening. You can find it by cycling through the surface elements (if you have the right software installed).


Hi,

thanks. It's Targeting Mk2, yes? That I've got already.


Don't remember. It says in the description. PageUp and PageDown to cycle through surface elements, I think.

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For my first boarding attempt I want to reduce the chance of failure as much as possible, so: where is the "drone bay"? How can I identify it?

Yes, it's one of the targeting software upgrades, just go with the highest (I'm not sure, but I think that's the one you need - I always just max everything I can as soon as I can.) You can use Home/End to cycle between the target's surface elements (it can be tedious on ships with lots of weapons, but since you are doing "entry-level" boarding, pardon the pun, you'll be tackling "weak" ships initially.) As Commander_K mentioned, the location varies (once you see a couple, you'll also be able to identify them visually) - in the front opening on Rahanas, on the rear back of Balor (which, by the way, is a good early training target - just remember to keep moving so its Novadrones don't turn you into very small chunks.)

NOTE: Stromvoks and Styrvoks have integrated drone bays, which means they are stored in the hull itself, there is no separate drone bay to target. This is a great advantage to you if you own any, as enemies can't blitz your drone bay and leave you friendless, but it's a major obstacle in early boarding attempts, as the drones can't be dealt with as previously described, so you'll be facing a much higher boarding resistance.

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As for bringing the turrets to below 25% - I'll be happy to even find and destroy them instead of being killed myself Smile

The targeting upgrade helps with this, too - it shows the surface element's hull %age, so once you have it under 25%, stop shooting it if you can (I won't lie, I sometimes overkill and end up destroying them - as you say, under fire pressure, finesse can be tricky!) That 25% thing works specifically for turrets, not for force field projectors or other surface elements, by the way - just something to keep in mind.


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PostPosted: Wed, 13. Sep 17, 09:38    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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2) In the meantime I found some "game bugs" which don't qualify as "technical" (e.g. spelling errors in smalltalk). Where can I deliver them?

Thank you. Please report bugs or spelling mistakes in the beta forum here (please provide the info requested here).

Ordinarily, issues should only be reported if they occur in unmodified games but unless you have mods altering Small Talk text (unlikely), it won't matter for spelling mistakes.


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PostPosted: Wed, 13. Sep 17, 11:15    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Sparky Sparkycorp wrote:
RainerPrem wrote:

2) In the meantime I found some "game bugs" which don't qualify as "technical" (e.g. spelling errors in smalltalk). Where can I deliver them?

Thank you. Please report bugs or spelling mistakes in the beta forum here (please provide the info requested here).

Ordinarily, issues should only be reported if they occur in unmodified games but unless you have mods altering Small Talk text (unlikely), it won't matter for spelling mistakes.


Hi,

I ALWAYS play vanilla. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu, 14. Sep 17, 05:54    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Hi,

for a change, here are some positive news.

I'm a little farther in the campaign, and took my first couple of "defend station against Xenon" missions, which ran very well.

I got a P to bail (and spent 9 Millions to repair the hull), 5 Xenon components, 12 "jump drive components (rare)", and the last part for my SETA. All in all a good day in space.

The station called "AR Escape Velocity" is really impressive. Do they really burn their engines all the time to stay in the sky? In that case: Why don't my space ships and all other stations fall down? Smile

Okay, one question: How can I identify Nividium asteroids to rob space fly nests?

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PostPosted: Thu, 14. Sep 17, 13:47    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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The station called "AR Escape Velocity" is really impressive. Do they really burn their engines all the time to stay in the sky? In that case: Why don't my space ships and all other stations fall down? Smile

Okay, one question: How can I identify Nividium asteroids to rob space fly nests?


Nice going no the hauls. Here's a tip for you - hoard those Jumpdrive Components (Rare) - you will need them for something special Wink

Regarding Escape Velocity and its engines, here's some speculative handwaving to "justify" the inconsistency: maybe it's an old station (never DID get underway on its voyage to the stars, or whatever, heheh), and thus not equipped with Podkletnov Generators and the like *shrug* Despite the inconsistency, it looks pretty enough, I'll give it that Smile If you think that's an impressive-looking station, wait till you see the space farm in Alpha Quadrant, Maelstrom...

As for the nividium asteroids, they have a distinctive, jagged/spiky look to them and a sort of almost bleached grey appearance. Since you have access to Omycron Lyrae, here's a tip:
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which can sort you out with regards to that spacefly collection, and also help to demonstrate their appearance, for future identification. Smile

Incidentally, I also only ever play vanilla (and not just in this game) - call me a purist, I guess... Very Happy


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PostPosted: Thu, 14. Sep 17, 16:02    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

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RainerPrem wrote:
The station called "AR Escape Velocity" is really impressive. Do they really burn their engines all the time to stay in the sky? In that case: Why don't my space ships and all other stations fall down? Smile

Okay, one question: How can I identify Nividium asteroids to rob space fly nests?


Nice going no the hauls. Here's a tip for you - hoard those Jumpdrive Components (Rare) - you will need them for something special Wink

Regarding Escape Velocity and its engines, here's some speculative handwaving to "justify" the inconsistency: maybe it's an old station (never DID get underway on its voyage to the stars, or whatever, heheh), and thus not equipped with Podkletnov Generators and the like *shrug* Despite the inconsistency, it looks pretty enough, I'll give it that Smile If you think that's an impressive-looking station, wait till you see the space farm in Alpha Quadrant, Maelstrom...

As for the nividium asteroids, they have a distinctive, jagged/spiky look to them and a sort of almost bleached grey appearance. Since you have access to Omycron Lyrae, here's a tip:
Spoiler
Last Stand is full of nividium-bearing asteroids,
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which can sort you out with regards to that spacefly collection, and also help to demonstrate their appearance, for future identification. Smile

Incidentally, I also only ever play vanilla (and not just in this game) - call me a purist, I guess... Very Happy


Hi,

first thing I found in the zone you mentioned was a Khaak-lockbox. Thanks.

But there are really many asteroids in all shades of gray. Which ones are the Nividiums? And when do I stop grinding them into smaller pieces?

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PostPosted: Thu, 14. Sep 17, 16:31    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

The nividium-bearing ones are the spikiest ones, generally with high light-dark contrast and no colour at all, just shades of grey. You have to cut them pretty small - to get an idea of how small, you can practice with any asteroid type, as they all have a chance of dropping something eventually (usually silicate minerals or gold nuggets) - just pick some asteroids and keep reducing them, and keep an eye on your radar for the dots that indicate containers (may be a good idea to turn off the info overlay, so it's easier to see those small dots) - this will give you a sense of how small you need to go, as the valuables from the nividium 'roids appear at the same level of reduction. To be able to see the containers on your radar, you may need an upgrade to the ship sensors (I always just max out to the police scanner, so I don't know precisely what level you might need.)

As for that lockbox you mentioned, I'm guessing you found it nestled in a cavity of the Core Dig station, yes? If so, the thing you got out of it is a crafting component for a rare item tradeable (via mission) for a Mk.5 shield.


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As for that lockbox you mentioned, I'm guessing you found it nestled in a cavity of the Core Dig station, yes? If so, the thing you got out of it is a crafting component for a rare item tradeable (via mission) for a Mk.5 shield.


Hi,

I know. At the moment I'm happy opening lockboxes in the vicinity of Lost Stand, I think up to now it's about twenty or so.

BTW: Is there a way to flip the map 90%? What I could do in X3 with the Ins-Key.

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Is there a way to flip the map 90%? What I could do in X3 with the Ins-Key.

Sadly, not exactly, but you can get similar functionality by right-clicking and dragging in the map - it will allow you to rotate the view, so you can get a side view in this manner.


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RainerPrem wrote:
Is there a way to flip the map 90%? What I could do in X3 with the Ins-Key.

Sadly, not exactly, but you can get similar functionality by right-clicking and dragging in the map - it will allow you to rotate the view, so you can get a side view in this manner.


Hi,

that's even better... But where the h... is that documented?

Next question: My station in deVries is now fully built and working fine. So the CV is now free for new constructions. How can I find out what kind of station would run well in, say, Omicron Lyrae? Are there any obvious gaps in the economy?

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PostPosted: Thu, 14. Sep 17, 21:10    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

"So the CV is now free for new constructions." Not in vanilla. Also the race/plot supplying the CV determines the available station options too.


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PostPosted: Thu, 14. Sep 17, 21:11    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

You need a new CV if you want to build more stations, CV ships get attached permanently to the Station they built for repairs and extensions.

As for the documentation, with every mayor patch a guide was released in Steam, you can find the official but community made guides here.

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PostPosted: Thu, 14. Sep 17, 21:16    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

In terms of guides, there's also the wiki hosted by Egosoft and populated by them and players here.


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PostPosted: Thu, 14. Sep 17, 21:23    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

RainerPrem wrote:
Next question: My station in deVries is now fully built and working fine. So the CV is now free for new constructions. How can I find out what kind of station would run well in, say, Omicron Lyrae? Are there any obvious gaps in the economy?


Despite appearances (and I think it's implied in some text somewhere, I forget), the CV is not reusable - once deployed to build a station (or attached to a station that lost its CV to enemy action), it cannot then be packed up and used again to build another station - you need a new CV, one per station. Also, bear in mind that each CV has build options dependent on where it was itself built - Albion and Omicron Lyrae have totally different stations (even though many are analogues of each other, fulfilling similar/identical functions), and the CVs available from the DeVries stations only offer 3 stations (though all of them are compatible with Albion-style economy, one is fully compatible with all economies, and one is partially compatible with all.) The campaign CV that builds your Integrative URV Forge can *only* build that station - and is, in fact, the only CV that CAN build that station: it is unique to the campaign, and unavailable anywhere else.

Furthermore, despite being functionally similar, Albion and Argon (OmLy) economies have a fundamental difference in how the handle food: Albion industry uses Food Rations (made of energy, wheat, meat, and spices), while OmLy uses BoFu (made of energy, spices, soja husk, and plankton, if I recall correctly) - so the food factories are different in the first place, but furthermore an OmLy Hardware Supplier, for example (the OmLy equivalent of Construction Shop) will use BoFu in place of Food Rations, while the rest of the resources will be the same. The long and short of it? Since you want your stations to be locally relevant, it's generally best to use a compatible CV (one made by the OmLy shipyard in OmLy, that's for sure - the rest of the universe pretty uses the Albion/Home of Light system, except for Teladi space.)

Lastly: there is one major gap in the Omicron Lyrae economy, which provides a nice starting opportunity: Energy Cells - the whole system is critically short of these, and so they fetch a premium. While this isn't overly lucrative (it is, after all, one of the most basic resources), it will make you more money than anywhere else in the universe, and furthermore if you supply OmLy with sufficient ECs to make a difference, you will end up finding wares that depend on it (ie. pretty much everything else) becoming more readily available, therefore cheaper and in more constant supply.

Another good opportunity in Omicron Lyrae is Reinforced Metal Plating - in Albion there are 2 Construction Yards supplying this crucial ware, each with 3 plate foundries, but the OmLy equivalent has only 2 plate foundries. Supply of this in OmLy is desperately low, and in this case excellent profits can be made. Also, given that RMPs are used in shipbuilding, you will need to supply the OnLy shipyards with it if you want to be able to consistently buy the ships they offer (some of which are RATHER NICE Very Happy )


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