The X3 Online / Multiplayer FAQ

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The X3 Online / Multiplayer FAQ

Post by Gazz » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 14:20

X3 MMORPG, X3 LAN, X3 Serial, X3 PBEM, online game design philosophies, online adapted X3 universes, ideas in the shower, scripts and play modes, pkilling, fraud, and griefplay... all this and so much more has already been covered.

Please use these existing threads.
That's what they are for.
Creating yet another "I want X3 online" thread is not going to be helpful when so many are already there, just waiting for your words of wisdom.


Reminder:
Do not just bump these threads. All that achieves is getting them locked, thereby defeating your purpose.
(That means it's the stupid thing to do.)


Polls
In case you must have another poll:
The average result of X Multiplayer / Online polls are
Online yes: 41,9 %, Online no: 62,4 %, Don't care: 4,5 % with peaks of 80+ % for as well as against.


Please pick the one that applies closest:

CBJ's multiplayer FAQ
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php? ... 21#2885821

2003
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=4967
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=9465
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=10907
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=11651
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=17008
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=18261
2004
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=22996
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=25577
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=32811
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=37893
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=41210
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=41621
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=50208
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=56997
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=60038
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=66071
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=71999
2005
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=74487
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=75639
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=81220
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=82144
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=82945
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=83187
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=86668
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=88907
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=90340
2006
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=134966
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=137014
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=142819
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=145072
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=145588
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=156577
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=159480
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=163446
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=165882
2007
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=167534
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=171993
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=173005
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=174119
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=177816
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=178296
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=180436
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=185460
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=195179
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=195181
2008
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=200039
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=204162
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=206199
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=207104
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=213530
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=216447
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=226548
2009
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=236184
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=238508
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=238764
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=240093
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=241591
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=241955
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=241986
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=243005
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=243277
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=245136
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=247619
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=248160
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=248263
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=248782
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=252399
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=252719
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=253399
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=253498
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=254854
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=255481
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=262063
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=263185
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=264578
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=264716
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=265514
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=266559
2010
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=270520
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=271175
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=271854
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=272711
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=273429
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=273475
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=278086
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=285327
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=284461
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=285188
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=289162
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=290291
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=290516
2011
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=296583
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=299587
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=303976
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=304136
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=304667
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=305071
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=305808
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=306490
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=306571
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=307729
2012
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=314790
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=317441
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=317541
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=318651
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=321048
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=324916
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=330302
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=330555
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=330752
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=331253
2013
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=334242
http://forum.egosoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=334341

This list is incomplete, I'm afraid, but it should be sufficient to answer 103.7 % of the "X3 online" questions.

Those threads apply to X1 through X3:Terran Conflict/Albion Prelude but neither the questions, nor the answers, nor the reasoning have changed so nearly all threads can be considered "current information".

Keywords: X3 Reunion Terran Conflict Multiplayer Online Deathmatch LAN Serial
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Post by DaveyP » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 14:31

So is there going to be........ nah! I just can't do it.

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Post by fud » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 14:32

:lol:

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Post by mad_axeman » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 14:35

Great!
57.5 points out of 10!!

:D

encore!!!

:rofl:

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Post by CBJ » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 14:50

I can't decide whether to lock this or make it a sticky thread. ;)

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Post by maphys » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 14:53

:thumb_up:

We really need a wild applause emoticon.
:D

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Post by shanrak » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 14:58

I stand by my desire to have versus mode x3 :P

From the other thread.
Just have 1 sector, big and empty (about 150km across), give 2 players a certain amount of credits (decided at the beginning of the current game), and 1 shipyard (home base) each that has all possible ship/equipment/software in the game (except, perhaps m7ms, or make their missiles limited to 40 flails 20 hammer torps each, and limit m8s to 50 tomahawks each). The base can also sell things like lasertowers, squash mines, and satellites (for recon).

Each side also gets 2 medium weapons platforms (this part is configurable at the start of the game) for base defense.

The player who gets their home base destroyed first loses.
Yes, full blown multiplayer x3 would be a disaster, but I think space duels would be fun as hell.

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Post by FyreByrd » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 15:47

Gazz is now my favourite forum person

Cheers

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Post by Targ Collective » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 15:52

CBJ wrote:I can't decide whether to lock this or make it a sticky thread. ;)
Obviously this one's a keeper. Gazz, perhaps a little prose at the top summarising the salient points?

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Post by Gazz » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 16:00

CBJ wrote:I can't decide whether to lock this or make it a sticky thread. ;)
Probably both. That list has plenty of open threads to reply to. =)
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Post by shanrak » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 16:02

Gazz wrote:
CBJ wrote:I can't decide whether to lock this or make it a sticky thread. ;)
Probably both. That list has plenty of open threads to reply to. =)
:lol: :lol: :lol:

so true

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Post by Targ Collective » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 16:13

Ye gods, you're right. Quick, someone seal the breaches!

Gazz, just prose up top with a searchlink for X3 multiplayer and a reminder not to bump would be the way to go.

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Post by (/\)arped » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 16:42

psst. The second thread down is nothing to do with X Online. It's someone asking how to add a signature picture :wink:

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Post by Gazz » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 16:49

CBJ wrote:I can't decide whether to lock this or make it a sticky thread. ;)
Actually, you could put it here
http://forum.egosoft.com/search/index.html

In theory that would keep "I want X3 online" posters busy for a while.
In practice we know that they never read or search or they would have found a dozen of these thread to reply to.
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Post by philip_hughes » Fri, 17. Apr 09, 16:50

I think you need planets you can land on....

I'll get my coat.
Split now give me death? Nah. Just give me your ship.

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