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The Academy / Re: Influencing or setting inter-NPR relationships
« on: July 17, 2017, 12:41:01 AM »
Send Steve a message asking for the designer mode password. It's got quite a few things for interfering with the NPR, basically unlocking them to be modified like most player races.
However the potential for corrupting the database while doing this is rather high, which is why you need to ask for the password, Steve wouldn't want a bunch of bug reports about things literally caused by a player doing things using designer mode.

I like the percentage idea.

Supposdely yes
It's a great idea really, I'm sure the rest of the military likes the idea...
This proposal is opposed by the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Space Command, and other military leaders, including Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General David L. Goldfein, and the current commander of Air Force Space Command General John W. Raymond.[5][6][7][8] Other former military and space leaders in opposition to this effort include Secretary Sean O'Keefe, former Secretary of the Navy and NASA administrator; Lisa Disbrow, former Under Secretary of the Air Force; General Victor E. Renuart Jr., former commander of U.S. Northern Command and NORAD; and Lieutenant General Edward G. Anderson III, former deputy commander of U.S. Northern Command and NORAD
...Uh, well ok, but what do they know.

Theres no way those ranks are genuine, are they?

Aurora Chat / Re: Naming Convnetions
« on: July 07, 2017, 12:34:13 AM »
So this thread is a year old and I've posted here a few times... I only just noticed the misspelling of the word 'Conventions'.

C# Aurora / Re: Release date?
« on: June 27, 2017, 08:02:01 AM »
And in the last 13 years over 19 of those 79 things have been completed! Theres only 42 years left to go.

C# Aurora / Re: Release date?
« on: May 31, 2017, 06:13:43 AM »
This year if we're lucky?
It's a guess but I'm probaby pretty close.

C# Aurora / Re: C# Aurora Changes Discussion
« on: May 30, 2017, 12:40:29 AM »
While we're at it upgraded armour type should reduce the weight per level of armour. That's really bugged me. Early component armour should be bulky and terrible.

C# Aurora / Re: C# Aurora Changes Discussion
« on: May 28, 2017, 01:29:41 AM »
I don't like the idea of artificially adding in an extra multiplier to missiles, but Honestly i think missile ranges are far too long and if making an arbitrary change results in an improvement  to gameplay I'm all for it.
Personally I don't like shields being decoupled from fuel usage, but only because I'm a fan of the idea of them requiring power plants, and power plants needing fuel anyway. XD.

C# Aurora / Re: C# Aurora Changes Discussion
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:45:07 AM »
Abstraction would be and interesting option to work on, however it remains to be seen if anyone will actually have a problem with the civilian shipping in C# due to the major performance increase.
Smarter ship usage by the AI would come a long way to avoiding slow downs, already major gains was made by giving civilians more power to cull or upgrade their ship size, similar performance gains might be made by making civilians less efficient when it comes to picking up and delivering things. For instance large ships picking up multiple cargos that are near each other, individually each delivery might take longer, but as only one large ship is being used for multiple orders it's more efficient.

Bureau of Ship Design / Re: Odd fighter ideas
« on: May 13, 2017, 01:17:39 AM »
Once you have high density duranium armour you can make 500 ton fighter pods with 375 tons of hanger space. Sure they have 100% failure rate, deployment time of 2 weeks, insufficient flight crew berths, and no speed or range, but I'm pretty sure that with only hangers in them you won't actually get any maintenance failures.

FAQ / Re: 7.2 Released?
« on: May 09, 2017, 08:12:12 AM »
Those I miss. However I've taken a break after going through most of them last year.

Bureau of Ship Design / Re: Are my designs any good?
« on: May 09, 2017, 08:10:12 AM »
I'm not certain but I think Iranon is correct.

FAQ / Re: 7.2 Released?
« on: May 07, 2017, 11:45:33 PM »
You might want to check the C# development thread.
7.2 isn't going to be released for the old Visual basic Aurora.
Instead Steve is completely rewriting the game in a language more suited for running Aurora, and without using a database resulting in 1000 times faster processing.
Changes intended for 7.2 will be in the new version, as well as many others, development seems surprisingly far, but don't expect a release any time soon.
And for reference Steve's last post was about 2 weeks ago. He's been quite actively discussing things with the community.

Bureau of Ship Design / Re: Are my designs any good?
« on: May 06, 2017, 10:30:28 AM »
Theres a bit of conflicting information going on in here, and while I still believe what the wiki says,  I'm going to science this just to check.
The wiki says that fire control speed is limited by the tracking speed, which is the higher of either the base racial tracking speed, or the ships speed. except in the case of turrets.
Setup should be simple enough. I'll be back soon with results.
EDIT: Well for a start the displayed hit percentages in the class design window is limited only by the fire control speed, not the ships speed or the tracking speed. My tests have been negative so far, testing at 0km range makes every shot 100% effective.

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