The Dunatian

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About The Dunatian

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  • Location Playing trombone.
  • Interests I love deep space exploration, the periodic table of the elements, allegorical novels, and of course, all scientific and nerdy stuff. Find me on The Powder Toy as user @fatboy2.

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  1. The "You know you're playing a lot of KSP when..." thread

    You know you're playing KSP when you think you finished the mission perfectly, and you check the forum and see someone did it better.
  2. Simple Comm Net System Help

    Thanks for your help everyone. I have already begun placing comm sats and I should be able to begin the "fun stuff" soon.
  3. Simple Comm Net System Help

    Can you clarify? I play with ground stations enabled.
  4. Basically, I need to set up a large interplanetary comm system capable of reaching at least Eve and Duna with a minimal amount of launches. (I want to just get the system online fast so I can get to the fun stuff.) I'm not entirely sure how to do this, having never messed with comm systems much in the past. Should I just launch several huge comm sats into kerbin orbit with a few relays at the target planet? Or will large ground stations with antenna arrays and relays at Duna and Eve do the job? I'm not looking for a long term solution, and occasional blackouts are acceptable, though it would be great if I can build onto the system to make it more permanent in the future.
  5. Looks like a great challenge! Will there be a badge?
  6. Atmosphere still too soupy to anyone else?

    KSP does not need to be perfectly realistic. The atmosphere is too thick for my liking. Atmospheric drag is already very high. A worst case scenario would be ending up with an atmosphere like Eve's.
  7. Irma is only a tropical storm where we are, but we are still getting sustained 50 mph winds with gusts up to 60 mph and driving rain. The power conked out but fortunately my house has a large standby generator so we should be fine. I expect this storm should make quite a large mess to clean up though. I think my large oak tree has lost most of it's leaves and many of it's branches which, of course, have blown right into the yard. The yard swing has flipped over and the garbage cans are nowhere to found, along with pretty much every loose object outside.
  8. KSP Forum Stereotypes

    Thank you for your input. I have added these two stereotypes with the titles you recommended. Squad employees have been added to the stereotypes list as well. The "NASA Employee" stereotype is both literal and representative, since (to my knowledge) there are only a few NASA employees on the forum. It is mostly meant to represent, as you put it, the "Verbose explainer."
  9. KSP Challenge: Eve Speed Challenge!

    Makes a mess for the ground crews.
  10. KSP Challenge: Eve Speed Challenge!

    Shouldn't this be, no mods that make game play easier and no modded parts? It sure will be a pain to get rid of and then re-install all my mods such as chatterer or vessel mover.
  11. Is it bad that I killed Jeb for the 159th time?

    Jeb is used to it after 158 times. He knows he will re-spawn in the astronaut facility with a cup of coffee and a cookie waiting for him. You've got to feed your astronauts plenty of snacks after you scare the life out of them.
  12. KSP Weekly Challenge Suggestions

    Easy mode is far too easy. Are landing gear allowed in hard mode? If so that is quite easy as well. I hope a heat shield is allowed in impossible mode, otherwise that is literally impossible.
  13. I have visited the retired aircraft carrier U.S.S. Yorktown in Charleston, South Carolina. Nothing prepares you for the sheer size of the ship. It is enormous. The carrier is almost exactly the same shape it was in when it was retired. All of the original "graffiti" and comics in the mess hall tables are still there. Black circles painted onto the deck indicate where the ship was hit by kamikazies and the hangar is home to quite a few historic aircraft. Here is a picture of the entire ship: