Red Iron Crown

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  1. I don't understand why people would think this.
  2. Wonderful news, I fully expected a sequel once T2 bought the IP. Trailer looks amazing. I like the colonization stuff, am leery of interstellar, and don't care about multiplayer beyond curiosity about which compromise is used for timewarp. Mixed feelings about Squad being shown the door, but then there's not a lot of old school Squad people left. I almost always wait for sales for my games but I'm pretty sure this will be a near day zero buy for me. Also nice to see @AmpsterMan in a thread, hi stranger!
  3. Don't inflict your lack of imagination on others. I can imagine a number of scenarios where FBW functioning correctly in reversed flight would be desirable, the simplest of which is landing a tail-sitter VTOL. There are real aircraft prototypes designed to function so.
  4. PayPal is the payment method, not the entity with whom the transaction is being made. You could as easily argue that Visa or Mastercard are the "anonymous entity" for that type of purchase. What you think should or shouldn't be required doesn't matter, the governing rules of the jurisdiction do. I work in finance and I can tell you that anti-money laundering regulations are incredibly strict, and online transactions with anonymous entities are a huge no-no because they're so untraceable. That's not to say such laws are compatible with GDPR, I've come across some instances where a company faces contradictory laws where there's no path that doesn't result in noncompliance. In such cases they usually choose to honor the laws that are more likely to be investigated/prosecuted. Please note here that I'm not speaking in any official capacity for Squad or anyone else, just sharing my experience and opinion.
  5. Steam and (I think) GoG collect that same information. Name, address and phone number are well established as acceptable required information to complete an online transaction, a GDPR complaint would likely be dismissed out of hand. Companies are reluctant to do online business with anonymous entities, in some jurisdictions its explicitly forbidden for money laundering prevention.
  6. I'm not sure there is an easy answer to this. It's not that people don't write stuff that irritates or annoys me, that is for sure. But in using the ignore feature on other, more vitriolic fora I've discovered that I always end up unhiding whatever it is they post anyway. So I don't bother anymore, I just keep a mental list of people that aren't worth engaging. Part of it as well is that I have a job that requires me to be diplomatic to people when they're being rude or even lying to my face, that quickly crushed any hotheaded tendencies I might have. Chronologically I'm in my early 40s, but I'm a kid at heart. "Immature" posts don't bother me at all, I'd say I enjoy a good meme as much as the next guy. I'm a parent too so I'm pretty regularly exposed to childish mentalities and interests, I could see such things being more an irritant if I weren't.
  7. Zero. Never have, never will.
  8. They could crowdfund it, after successful funding release it for free to all KSP users. An amusing thought is imagining the vitriol if they developed multiplayer and funded it by monthly subscription for online access.
  9. Ah, so not a gravity assist at all, just dropping to low Eve orbit for better Oberth effect.
  10. What do you mean by this? Gilly doesn't have the mass to do a meaningful gravity assist, and Eve is only useful for interplanetary assists.
  11. Interesting video on social media: I wonder what the interface for moving the parts is like?
  12. Speak for yourself. I don't think it's hyperbolic to say that robotics will be the biggest improvement in craft construction since editor gizmos were added. Seeing as a major part of KSP's appeal is its incredibly flexible construction mechanics, this is definitely a Big Deal. I'm hyped for this update, in a way I haven't been since maybe 1.1. If there's no train for me to board I may just run along the tracks at hype speed.
  13. I feel the same, and I'm at a point in my life where $15 is not that big a deal. So I'll gift it to a friend or two, that way I get to vote with my wallet and someone for whom $15 is a bigger deal gets to play it.
  14. You're entitled to your opinion, no matter how wrong it is.