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    I suspect that a game that allowed a truly...

    I suspect that a game that allowed a truly accurate model of city development would rapidly cease to become a game per-se; meaningful changes would be driven by external changes, and the players...
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    The reason that the Vulture is (argued to be)...

    The reason that the Vulture is (argued to be) overpriced is how outlandishly effective it is as a combat ship, though, rather than the difficulty of earning that money. And I think in the latter...
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    I think working for the Systems Authority, in a...

    I think working for the Systems Authority, in a ship FSD-limited to the current system, should be an option for early progress. It'd be an easy way to experiment with combat and bring in cash, but...
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    I would argue the very point of games is to have...

    I would argue the very point of games is to have have 'things you want but don't need'. I don't need to play Elite at all, after all, and generally speaking the things we need to do are those we...
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    It's not about playing the game, though, it's...

    It's not about playing the game, though, it's about how long. I have about an hour a day, on average, free for games. With the new bounty fees, I can get about 1m each night. If I want to get to...
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    The Vulture is indeed, ridiculously awesome. ...

    The Vulture is indeed, ridiculously awesome. With the gimballed pulse lasers it can take down a sidewinder in about 15 seconds flat, and it's even more efficient on big ships. Especially once you...
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    40k(!) I've seen an Annie for 56k, and both a...

    40k(!)

    I've seen an Annie for 56k, and both a Python and (IIRC) Dropship for twice that, so I think they didn't just change the base amounts but increase the scaling range.

    Albeit I think...
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    I'm hunting in RES, so the local system security...

    I'm hunting in RES, so the local system security do quite a bit of the hard work (especially in distracting Anacondas).

    I think bounties are still much higher, especially with a KW scanner, than...
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    Made a million in just over an hour in a Turir...

    Made a million in just over an hour in a Turir RES last night, but now it seems the Turir Purple something or other Group <i>really</i> don't like me, as they're sending out wings of 3 that actively...
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    Er, that is a pretty bloody huge difference...

    Er, that is a pretty bloody huge difference though. Gigantic, even, given that the criticism of Molyneux pretty much centers around that failure to deliver a game.
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    There are certainly strong grounds for complaint...

    There are certainly strong grounds for complaint over the whole dumping of offline SP, but some people react as if it's a grievous crime for which no retribution can ever be sufficiently harsh.
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    So, after playing a bit more last night, it looks...

    So, after playing a bit more last night, it looks like the basic bounties have been increased by quite a bit, and the range has been significantly increased. Vipers are also carrying big bounties; I...
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    Tropico 3 is much smaller, though, in terms of...

    Tropico 3 is much smaller, though, in terms of the city size and number of things on screen. So it's not quite an apples-to-apples comparison, although I'd agree that CS certainly couldn't be...
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    Bounties are definitely up, and I'm seeing a LOT...

    Bounties are definitely up, and I'm seeing a LOT more variety in RESs now. I just took down a Cobra for 40k, and an Adder and Viper for 20k each (both of which are fairly rare sights, in my...
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    There's probably a REST API or something for it,...

    There's probably a REST API or something for it, though.
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    That would basically remove any motivation I had...

    That would basically remove any motivation I had to go back to the game. It's like they've not even considered people who are either new customers, or who don't have time to make a second job of the...
  17. Thread: Valve/Vive

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    It's used by a vast array of companies on devices...

    It's used by a vast array of companies on devices ranging from servers, to mobile devices, to use for embedded appls in stuff like DVD players and ATMs. People don't use Swing or SWT, true, but...
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    But how would you know? After all, any real...

    But how would you know? After all, any real model would surely render an individual contribution as irrelevant in the grand scheme of things... I have this feeling a fairly complex model would just...
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    That's not particularly complex, though.

    That's not particularly complex, though.
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    Ah, but a gunship with terrible range is exactly...

    Ah, but a gunship with terrible range is exactly what I've been waiting for.

    Well, not so much the range part. But the heavy part.
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    There's a timer that applies to quitting when in...

    There's a timer that applies to quitting when in combat (I think it's 30 seconds), but otherwise you can save and exit anywhere.
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    There's a low intensity combat zone popped up in...

    There's a low intensity combat zone popped up in Turir, although I'm pretty sure the risk-reward ratio is still much better hunting Cobras in RESs.
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    I ended up going to Turir myself, although I'm...

    I ended up going to Turir myself, although I'm still trying to work out a good loadout for my Cobra that doesn't run out of power too frequently (at the moment, small gimballed multicannons and fixed...
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    It's also really disappointing in the sense that...

    It's also really disappointing in the sense that these sorts of games are perfect for modding; unlike when I was still doing stuff for Freespace, or indeed for FPS or level based RTSs (etc), you...
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    To be honest, I really object to the paint jobs...

    To be honest, I really object to the paint jobs on the basis that I could do them - literally - less than an hour in photoshop. Some of the cheaper ones would only take minutes. And it's exactly...
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