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About Waxing_Kibbous

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  1. I agree with OP, I restart KSP a lot due to setting up play options/mod lists. I never really get far because there is always the idea that I could be playing in a better way. The games I have played the most have a really solid, balanced vanilla- constraints = challenges = fun and satisfaction. I think the curse of being considered a sandbox game is the premise that players can do whatever they want, which seems appealing at first but doesn't carry an experience like a well thought out narrative can- a sandbox mode is fine, but I hope KSP2 has a proper, well balanced game mode.
  2. If they abstracted the concepts it could still be a useful educational tool, much like the orbital mechanics in KSP1. Adding in time dilation (which is just basic math, something computers are really good at. Having standard time and mission time wouldn't be too complicated.) and a warp drive would be a fun way to sneak in some learning. Plus if LS was optional it would add a new dimension to that mechanic.
  3. How about adding optional LS for Kerbals, and an advanced science biped robot that can do most things Kerbals can but need only EC. That would be kind of fun, sort of like an Adventures of Bill dynamic.
  4. Kudos for getting some of the mud from the pigs on you, so to speak. ...It's both a reference to Mark Twain and the name Ham, very clever on my part.
  5. I miss the old days when Kerbals had to be on the ground to get a surface sample, is there a mod or cfg hack to get back to the old behaviour?
  6. "Community Manager" seems like a title similar to "cat wrangler"
  7. I see "performance improvements," I get excited. KSP for me has always been about gameplay, optimizations are my favorite feature! Also: DAAAAYYUMM those deserts are pretty!
  8. Career mode definitely needs a critical review. It needs a definite end goal. It needs supporting missions that can help less experienced players get to that end goal, but experienced players can skip these and make progress without them, or at least some of them. Career mode needs something to shoot for, and it should be a 50-60 hour goal to end game. The idea to do whatever you want for no reason except just to do it isn't motivating for some gamers- the idea that one can achieve hard challenges at a more difficult level is. I hope KSP2 has a proper game mode, KSP has an amazing concept and fun mechanics, but it fails in the motivation of players to get to the next step, as seen by the % of players who actually leave the Kerbin system.
  9. Turbopumped is my favorite- the vids are a good length, have enough technical explanation without being overly detailed, have good music and are funny. I like the Odyssey by Bill series as well by Bradley Whitstance. Kerbal Space Command is an excellent series for stock KSP. Matt Lowne has some good stuff too... Honestly, there are a lot of good KSP youtubers out there, I appreciate the solid content from the community!
  10. There is the Simplex profile by @theJesuit that abstracts things into a simpler mode, I assume it is still working since it is linked in the OP. I get 20 MM errors when loading regarding SSPX and Kerbalism, in the logs it looks to be the deployable parts. I'm on Linux as well, so maybe it is a simple case sensitivity issue?
  11. Nah, gonna be Sarbian with MMv2 to plant the seed for the other mods.
  12. The first few milestones in KSP are incredibly rewarding, more than any game I have played. After that its more about what you want to do, and if you enjoy sandbox games. Will KSP2 bring in more game mechanics and progression? I hope so, but am doubtful at this point.
  13. Hmmm, currently can't roll coal, how will I be able to assert my dominance? 2/10.