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  1. Still a bit confused as to why you'd pull it from the store, may as well leave it up and then let people update when the 'new' version comes out.

    Only reason I can think of is that they've completely ditched the FTE port, started again from scratch and Xbox/PS4 stores want them to go through the certification process again, as it's not really an 'update' but an entirely different codebase.

  2. I spent ages capturing an asteroid and deorbiting it back to Kerbin to complete a contract, only to fail because landing in the water doesn't count.


    One the plus side, I did manage to funnel my rage into an epic 2 hour long mission to build a flying boat asteroid grabber thingy, drive out to the asteroid and drag it back to dry land:


  3. I'm finding it really hard to read on Chrome/Win 10.  The text is absolutely tiny and when I zoom in, I lose the ability to read the last two lines of the page.  Also, spotted a couple of typos:

    On page 9, it says 'buy theMission Builder today!' and on page 14 it says 'Available only through these medium'

    Other than that, really fun read and I hope there's more of them in the future!

  4. Been covered several times already in this thread,but they instituted a cut off date for people who purchased it before sometime in 2013 for free 'everything'.  Everyone else gets free updates to the main game and pays for DLC/Expansions.

  5. So here's the setup:


    Craft 1 is in orbit around Bop, it has an RA-15

    Craft 2 is in orbit around Pol, it has an RA-15 and a 88 88


    Craft 1 has no signal, craft 2 has a signal back to Kerbin.  Craft 1 has a signal through to Craft 2.  Both craft have electricity.


    I was under the assumption that craft 1 would be able to relay the signal through Craft 2 back to Kerbin?  I'm absolutely stumped as to why it's not working....


    Like a steering wheel down my trousers, it's driving me nuts!  Any ideas?

  6. 6 hours ago, Brikoleur said:

    Antennas. The relay antennas are just plain better than the standard ones, so the only standard antennas I use are the 16s, when I really want something extremely compact. Beyond that, I always pick the relay.

    Not sure what you mean by this, as once you go interplanetary you can't rely on the 16s as they aren't strong enough to get back to Kerbin (at least on the difficulty settings I have).

    EDIT: Also, most of the relay ones have a much smaller range than the non-relay ones, so it's a balance between functionality and range.


    2 hours ago, AeroGav said:

    The small hardpoint is a reasonable 60 Kredits but 300 for a 1.25m stack separator?   

    I think considering the small cost of these parts it doesn't really impact gameplay that much at all.  If the parts cost 10x as much then the difference between them would matter.

  7. 1 minute ago, RoverDude said:

    Sorry, only that it was getting downvoted into oblivion and folks might actually want to see the response there. 

    At a guess, it's getting downvoted because it's clear it's not addressing any of the concerns raised and reeks of damage control

  8. 1 minute ago, regex said:

    That the timing is good for the game? I gave my reasons, no citation needed. If you don't agree with my opinion then refute it.

    Right before release isn't exactly the best time, as there may be bugs that aren't apparent until a full release of the game gets into peoples hands.  If the majority of devs who made the changes have left before the bugs surface, then it's an uphill struggle for the guys brought into replace them.  IMO, a couple of weeks after the release would have been much better.

  9. 1 minute ago, regex said:

    The timing is actually fairly good for the game

    [citation needed]

    To be honest, I remember thinking 'Wow, I haven't seen so many good changes in KSP for a while, I guess it's because of those new devs that were hired'.  I guessed that a lot of the friction towards new changes had gone due to a few of the longterm programmers leaving.  


    Now I see that a lot of the new hires are leaving, I'm not sure how to feel.

    1 minute ago, RoverDude said:

    Why does it say I have to confirm I'm 18 before viewing that link?

  10. On 03/10/2016 at 10:53 AM, Magzimum said:

    However, if you do happen to have 4000 units of liquid fuel (and the corresponding oxidizer and/or engines that can use just the liquid fuel), you could design an efficient mission to use it all.

    This is my point, in the rockets I design, 4,000 units could easily get me to several of Jools moons and back.  Makes very little sense to me to have that much sitting on the surface of the Mun.  In any case, I don't seem to get so many of these contracts now so either it's been tweaked in a later update or the game has noticed that I don't accept them so has stopped offering them to me.

    21 hours ago, storm_soldier2377 said:


    Still better than those contracts that asks you to go retrogade around the sun.


    Just had one to put a satellite in a polar orbit of the Sun.  Granted, I'm further along in my career now, but still.