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Old 10-13-2016, 08:34 AM   #106
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Went to Hutton a couple of days ago, and am now headed for Sagittarius A*. I'm bringing a Hutton mug along for the ride.

My in-game name is the same one I use here.

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Old 10-13-2016, 07:46 PM   #107
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Nice to see some Hutton Truckers on the Orbiter forum.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:00 PM   #108
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Day 2 of my trek to Sag. A*:

Refueling (pic taken from my first day out of the bubble on this particular occasion):



And the end of todays trip:



Man, space is big. But in an Asp with ~40LY jump range it's somewhat less big than in an Cobra with ~18LY jump range. In the map screenshot the bookmarks from my trip to Jaques in said Cobra are still visible.

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Old 10-13-2016, 10:00 PM   #109
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You trucked to Jaque in an eagle? you're crazy!
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:26 AM   #110
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Hey, I had a window in late July in which I had nothing to do and when the corresponding Community Goal popped up, I had to do it.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:54 PM   #111
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 You trucked to Jaque in an eagle? you're crazy!
I knew I missed something: I meant in a Cobra Mk3. For some reason I wrote Eagle by mistake. Repeatedly. That would be torture.
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:34 PM   #112
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Ah, that sounds more managable. Was considering doing the same actually, but I just can't spare that much time just to truck 20'000 lightyears, especially considering I don't even have horizons.
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:09 AM   #113
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 Ah, that sounds more managable. Was considering doing the same actually, but I just can't spare that much time just to truck 20'000 lightyears, especially considering I don't even have horizons.
Well, Horizons are good, but not in the sense of travelling thousands of lightyears very fast . So far the best experience I've had with Horizons was driving through all kinds of cities including shield-domed ones (these are cool, but lacking internal traffic). Apart from that, diving through lifeless wastelands in a hope of finding some crashed ship or another drone-protected hideout is even more time-consuming, if not just plane boring. It makes some wonderful landscape views somethimes though. I hope they will make it possible to land on planets with atmosphere one day. Not sure about the places with air pressure a couple of thousand times more of that on Earth though. I guess they may add some more funny hull-cracking sounds in regard of this case into the game

I've started to play Elite again some time ago, even decided to take part in the current public event by delivering some rare goods. Made it to Hutton yesterday (a hour of flight, fell asleep a couple of times during it) and after all the station denied access, sumofabitches they are Well, solo mode helped. Got about 50 tons of Hutton mugs now. Yes, I know they want the drinks, not the mugs, but it was only six tons of drinks there (bought it anyway), and I guess I can sell the mugs anywhere else.

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Old 10-17-2016, 09:52 PM   #114
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 ...after all the station denied access, sumofabitches they are Well, solo mode helped.
This was one of the more annoying things about Elite for me, and was the reason I started playing entirely in solo mode.

What kind of terrible MMO design calls for stations that can only have a handful of people docked at a time?
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 This was one of the more annoying things about Elite for me, and was the reason I started playing entirely in solo mode.

What kind of terrible MMO design calls for stations that can only have a handful of people docked at a time?
Agreed. If the station is seeing so much traffic it should be at least upgraded to something more serious like Coriolis.
Still I prefer Open Play - it gives me a warm feeling to meet another Commander in the cold wastes of space between the hordes of NPCs. Although I've never said a word with another human in-game
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Old 10-18-2016, 12:37 PM   #116
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Another system that requires long boring trip: Vela Dock in Medb system. 468 light hours.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:34 PM   #117
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Current location, still on the way to Sag. A*:


Had a cargo hatch malfunction so my Hutton mug is out there somewhere, but most definitely not in my cargo hold anymore.
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:20 AM   #118
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  Had a cargo hatch malfunction so my Hutton mug is out there somewhere, but most definitely not in my cargo hold anymore.
How does it happen?
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Old 10-22-2016, 01:57 AM   #119
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Well, I'd assume that the cargo hatch would have to malfunction.
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:57 AM   #120
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That's not very typical, I'd like to make that point:


Jumping and refueling can lead to an occasional slightly-too-close encounter with a star, and cargo hatch failures are common when overheating occurs. Having ran out of heatsinks isn't a help, either.
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