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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #45 on: October 25, 2016, 01:17:56 AM »
I don't get it either.
British sailors don't need such emasculating comfort features, British tech won't work even if you keep it cool and dry.
As long as the boiling vessel works it's all good.
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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2016, 01:21:26 AM »
>be me
>have a 13 million strong orbital colony above a supervenusian planet
>orbital habitats produced on that planet do not automatically get counted for increased capacity
>i know how to fix this!
>simply tell the whole lot to move to the colony again, and they'll be counted
>mistakenly tell them to move to a different colony
>13 million perish instantly
>habitats now deorbited and there's no chance they'll catch the planet again at 1km/s
>mfw


 

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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #47 on: October 30, 2016, 07:33:40 PM »
That is amazing  :D
 

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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2016, 11:37:43 AM »
I never seem to remember this and the answer to it would best be put here so people don't make the mistake. Does the deployment time of PDCs actually go down on a colony that doesn't have any people or recreational facilities?
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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2017, 08:47:20 PM »
I never seem to remember this and the answer to it would best be put here so people don't make the mistake. Does the deployment time of PDCs actually go down on a colony that doesn't have any people or recreational facilities?

I've been told, on the subreddit, that the answer is yes.
 

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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2017, 03:59:05 PM »
I made a dumb newbie mistake just yesterday.  It can be explained quite simply in greentext:

>Just got the game
>Tries to make a science ship
>Thinks build points determines size
>Can't figure out all day why i can't retool any shipyards to make the ship
>Goes on reddit asking for how to fix while waiting on forum account to be approved
>"3509? is that Tons or HS?"
>Uploads screenshot of design docs
>Realizes I was measuring in build points
>Looks like an idiot
>Fixes ship and uploads screenshot of improved design docs
>Finally makes baby's first ship


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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2017, 07:39:55 PM »
Quote from: kellenbeck link=topic=8185. msg103854#msg103854 date=1502398745
I made a dumb newbie mistake just yesterday.   It can be explained quite simply in greentext:

>Just got the game
>Tries to make a science ship
>Thinks build points determines size
>Can't figure out all day why i can't retool any shipyards to make the ship
>Goes on reddit asking for how to fix while waiting on forum account to be approved
>"3509? is that Tons or HS?"
>Uploads screenshot of design docs
>Realizes I was measuring in build points
>Looks like an idiot
>Fixes ship and uploads screenshot of improved design docs
>Finally makes baby's first ship


Baby's first ship attached for anyone interested.

I made a similar mistake; I couldn't figure out why I couldn't retool for my survey ships, and then I realized it was because the slipways weren't big enough for my design.
 

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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #52 on: September 20, 2017, 05:52:55 AM »
Baby's first ship attached for anyone interested.

WOW !  10ktons unarmed and blind light armored military ship with  tons of survay sensors and  trooper company...

Can you  show  his "design view" or "Full Summary" tab ?
 

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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #53 on: October 31, 2017, 02:33:57 PM »
WOW !  10ktons unarmed and blind light armored military ship with  tons of survay sensors and  trooper company...

Can you  show  his "design view" or "Full Summary" tab ?

Well it has its uses - you could use him as exploration ship and drop a company to take over some listening post discovered or smallish colony.
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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2017, 12:44:51 PM »
Can someone tell me how to repair a fighter? It is currently landed on its assigned PDC on Earth. Earth has enough MSP, but the fighter itself hold 0.

 

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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #55 on: November 08, 2017, 12:46:17 PM »
Its assigned PDC needs the Maintenance Supply Points, not Earth itself.
 

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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #56 on: November 09, 2017, 12:34:09 AM »
Its assigned PDC needs the Maintenance Supply Points, not Earth itself.

But PDCs can't have MSP? Or can they? I have one which is showing N/A instead of 0.0 so I assumed PDC can never have MSP.
 

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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #57 on: November 09, 2017, 03:09:40 AM »
But PDCs can't have MSP? Or can they? I have one which is showing N/A instead of 0.0 so I assumed PDC can never have MSP.


PDCs can't have engineering spaces but I'm fairly sure they can have maintenance bays, which is what you need if you want to repair using the PDC hangers.
 

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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #58 on: November 09, 2017, 07:38:53 AM »
PDCs can't have engineering spaces but I'm fairly sure they can have maintenance bays, which is what you need if you want to repair using the PDC hangers.
Can confirm ^this^ is correct.
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Re: Dumb newbie mistakes to avoid
« Reply #59 on: November 09, 2017, 08:01:44 AM »
Aaaaaah!

Ok, will do. What is the difference in use (not in MSP capacity) between an engineering space and a maintenance bay?
 

 

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