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Scott Manley reference while loading?

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This is a short one. . . 

I was loading up Kerbal today when I noticed that one of the loading hints was "Flying safe". I don't have a screenshot to go with it, but do you think that it was a deliberate reference to Scott?

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1 hour ago, PaperAviator said:

This is a short one. . . 

I was loading up Kerbal today when I noticed that one of the loading hints was "Flying safe". I don't have a screenshot to go with it, but do you think that it was a deliberate reference to Scott?

Probably. Keep in mind that any mod can add loading tips so it could be non-Squad originating.

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I swear I've seen it in my stock install, so I guess they added it.

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"Fly safe" is a very common thing to say in Eve online, which Scott has played. Maybe they were thinking of Scott when they put that in, but it's largely used by certain communities, which do not include our good friend Scott Manley.

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33 minutes ago, TheRagingIrishman said:

Keep in mind that any mod can add loading tips so it could be non-Squad originating.

It's stock. Look it up in GameData/Squad/Localization/dictionary.cfg, line 7856:

	#autoLOC_7001131 = Flying Safe...

 

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1 hour ago, TheRagingIrishman said:

 Keep in mind that any mod can add loading tips so it could be non-Squad originating.

I had no mods installed at the time

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Posted (edited)

Totally coincidental...  no, really!

Edit: I need a way to add a kerbal graphic with rolling eyes...  :wink:

Edited by XLjedi

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Posted (edited)

5 hours ago, Ohm is Futile said:

"Fly safe" is a very common thing to say in Eve online, which Scott has played.

Confirming. If anything, it's a Scott Manley reference to an EVE Online saying. Granted, Scott largely brought it to this community, but those of us who've played EVE Online know it from that community.

Edited by regex
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26 minutes ago, XLjedi said:

Totally coincidental...  no, really!

Edit: I need a way to add a kerbal graphic with rolling eyes...  :wink:

:rolleyes:

23 minutes ago, regex said:

Confirming. If anything, it's a Scott Manley reference to an EVE Online saying. Granted, Scott largely brought it to this community, but those of us who've played EVE Online know it from that community.

Doesn't it hail from further back than that?  I think the EVE community got it from some intro text or npc dialogue from one of the Elite games.  Not sure if 1, 2, or oolite, though.

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Doh!  :rolleyes:

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26 minutes ago, Archgeek said:

Doesn't it hail from further back than that?  I think the EVE community got it from some intro text or npc dialogue from one of the Elite games.  Not sure if 1, 2, or oolite, though.

Probably.

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I prefer to fly casual myself

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