Jack Joseph Kerman

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    What gameplay rules do you impose on yourself?

    I tend to limit the size of rockets i allow myself to use to make them look like they’ll fly in real life unless what I’m trying to launch in one go is ridiculously heavy. In addition I usually don’t bother with reusability considering I play mostly sandbox mode, and also try to avoid using nuclear/ion drives unless I’m building a futuristic/gigantic ship. The last rule I impose on myself is a bit of a weird one: I cannot allow myself to play through a save very long before I decide I have to make intentional Kessler syndrome in LKO in order to feel that I have successfully launched more than a few good missions. In general I’ll usually leave some debris sitting on the surface or in orbit of anywhere I go as well.
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    What game mode do you prefer?

    I used to play career and science modes all the time, but ever since I completed the tech tree on both and landed on/ returned from all the planets it’s lost its appeal and I play almost exclusively sandbox.
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    HyperEdit Discussion!

    Gave Jool an ocean and was able to go below -250m.. try it if you don’t believe me
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    Standard orbits for Interplanetary shuttles & Fuel stations?

    When I’m just launching an interplanetary ship, I usually won’t put much thought into what orbit I’ll put it in. Usually around 100km is the orbit I’ll go with. For space stations however, it isn’t as simple as just having one ideal altitude, although I wouldn’t bother putting one below about 120km due to lag and lack of time warp, like others have said already. If you’re going for a basic scientific/crew station, I wouldn’t bother going much above that. However, I like putting fuel stations in much higher orbits, usually 500-1000 km in order to make them easier to get to when coming down from a Minmus base to refill their tanks.
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    What sort of KSP player are you?

    Definitely a rational type guy, although occasionally I’ll go full Danny and break the game, most of the time by accident. I say rational mostly because I don’t like building ridiculously huge rockets or space stations/bases in a single launch, it feels like cheating to me and is less rewarding in my opinion. This is a change of pace from my old play style, which did involve massively overbuilt rockets and single launches, until I finally completed my first Eve return mission, when I decided to begin building things that weren’t absurdly ridiculous. Of course, sometimes I’ll break that rule, but for the most part I wouldn’t count on myself launching a 400 ton fuel station to Duna in a single go, I’d take my time and do it over the course of 5-10 launches. One time I was using a 5x rescaled system with sigma dimensions and finally taking multiple launches to construct an interplanetary vessel felt normal.
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    What did you do on your first KSP Flight?

    Died. Need I say more?
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    What crimes against Kerbin have you committed?

    Leaving kerbals on the Mun forever after my first successful landing (who hasn’t) Intentionally creating a massive Kessler ring around Kerbin by launching a frag rocket into orbit and blowing it up Sending a Kerbal into low solar orbit (Less than 1000 Mm Ap) Sending a Kerbal on an interstellar journey (legitimately, used a close flyby of Kerbol and then accelerated, once I left the solar system, I was still doing almost 60 kilometers a second) Testing an aircraft of any kind when I was a terrible designer 30+ G re-entry from a horribly inefficient return trajectory at over 9000 m/s and surviving somehow
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    What was your first KSP easter egg that you found?

    Besides the Monolith at KSC that hopefully everyone has found, the first Easter egg I came across was the Mun arch, as I was about to deorbit I noticed it on the rim of the big equatorial crater, and landed there instead. Being the incompetent pilot I was back then however, I overshot it by 10 km or so, and had to use the EVA pack to get there instead. once I got close enough to get a good look at it I planted a flag and took a screenshot before returning to the lander.
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    Eve skrub Closest I ever got to Kerbol without cheats is around 500,000km
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    User-made solar systems

    There are also plenty of user-created planet packs available with Kopernicus as well, ones I highly recommend are OPM, Kerbol Origins and New Horizons. (My apologies for acting in such a rude manner earlier .)
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    User-made solar systems

    K O P E R N I C U S.
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    What is the oldest version of Kerbal Space Program that you have?

    1.0.5, but didn’t really matter because 1.1 came out like a week later. I had just done my first Mun landing when 1.1 came out.
  13. Ok, so I am currently trying to make a planet with Kopernicus, but after completing the .cfg file I launched KSP to go see if it was working correctly- my planet wasn't there. This is not an issue with an incorrect version of Kopernicus, as I have OPM installed and that works fine. I've tried a few things looking around the forums, such as getting rid of FlightGlobalsIndex and such, but I still can't get it to load- what am I doing wrong? My .cfg file * Also going for an oblate shape- that's why the HeightMapDeformity and GeeASL are so high.
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    Question!! Why do my probes, DIE At reaching DUNA

    Everyone knows that Duna is cursed. You can’t send satellites there, there’s this weird jammer thingy pyramid on it somewhere that disables all antennae. Also an invisible boulder orbiting Ike absorbs any signal coming from the Duna system, I don’t know why, you can only go there with Kerbals if you expect to do anything. This shouldn’t be new information to anybody, it is proven fact. if you couldn’t tell somehow I’m just messing with you