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  1. Absolutely fantastic! Realism of the first, with the fun created elements is what makes Kerbal such a brilliant game. Science is amazing, and something that I am passionate about. You should have a Kerbal getting hit with an apple being tossed from a lunch box by another Kerbal, for a spin on the apple from the tree. Would fit your work perfectly. Look forward to seeing your Newtons in action.
  2. I was observing the Sun this morning, when I saw tornadoes form. I have been watching it for almost two hours now, waiting for each new update from SDO. This happened back in February of last year as well. Can we get stars observed in Kerbal to do things like this. I would definitely be thrilled to have this be a thing, and would motivate me to stream the game more often as well.
  3. I would lose. The Doodling Astronaut would lure me in with the hug and catch me off guard.
  4. Nice YouTube Channel, Doc!

  5. I have always had a great respect for those at NASA. They are some of the brightest minds that I have worked with. I have friends who worked in NASA, some who still do, and even my sister who did work with NASA. One of the selling points for me, to get Kerbal, was seeing NASA worked with Kerbal Space Program developers. I had not heard of the game before then, but seeing that, I knew this game would be one of my favorite gaming experiences. I worked with a different agency, but did some satellite and aircraft calculations for missions and other things of that nature. I find myself in familiar territory, and am having a lot of fun with that. I really enjoyed my work then, and this is a good way to incorporate what I enjoyed with a video game, which is very rare indeed.
  6. I will design a small Tumble-Bee for the Kerbalians. I have an interesting idea forming, and will play with it until I find what I am looking for.
  7. This is an odd request. This is not like Electronic Arts with Madden Football, where it is mostly a roster update and a slew of microtransactions to bank on as well. This is a brand new game from the ground up, with modern graphics and many new features. Aside from advertisement keys to streamers or reviewers, used to build awareness for the game when released, there is absolutely no logic behind this request. That aside, why would you not want to support a developer who is making something that you appreciate and plan on investing a lot of time and mental anguish on. I am sure that I will be learning all kinds of things that I do not know or had forgotten, when I finally get to play Kerbal Space Program 2. I will be sure to have snacks and water ready for a gaming marathon. I will also raise a glass to all of the Kerbalians that will be lost in my first attempts. Maybe we should have a memorial wall for our fallen Kerbalians. May their last moments of panicked bravery never be forgotten. Now I have the song from Alexander Hamilton in my head.
  8. I think this would make a very interesting concept to connect distant colonies on the same planet, so to focus one location as the station for the space connection. I might be looking at it differently than the suggestion, but similar in that it would be a train network of types. You can have several locations for the fuel production and a centralized location to get it off world to the planet or space craft/station that needs it.
  9. I think this is a fantastic suggestion. I would like to see something like this to be implemented.
  10. I run a non-profit YouTube channel that focuses on science. I really like the animations and would like to know if I can use some of these images in my YouTube channel? I will also include a link in the channel description to this website as well. https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewShipleyInformationNetwork/featured
  11. I caught up on all of the developer diaries. What I learned from that, to unfairly sum it up with a short sentence, is that this game takes what was awesome about Kerbal Space Program and improves upon it. The animations and behaviors of the Kerbalians brings more life out of the lovable and cute creatures. The science is constantly being ensures to be accurate within our real world scenarios and situations. The colonization is fun but not a micromanaging nightmare, and is focused on the core experience of rocket design and exploration. Most agree that Kerbalians are plant based lifeforms. The engineering aspects are carefully managed and giving the player more freedom in design, with greater upper and lower limits. The real world science of orbits is applied with complicated algorithms, to give a realistic experience, while also managing system resources, to not be load heavy. I really liked the demonstrations of this. The people working on this project are invested with a sense of purpose and a passion. The positive energy draws me into the excitement, and even more builds upon the anticipation that I already have for this game. The most important point, in my opinion, is that we should be incorporating science more than we are, in our education and society. The Developer Diaries did answer most of my questions, and I will be checking out the KSP 2 Knowledge Repository next.
  12. There is a message here that gives games, especially like Kerbal Space Program, a deeper meaning. Without innovation and advancement, we will never be anything more than our past. With science, we step into the future as better people individually and as a whole. I see Kerbal Space Program in the same light as I saw Mythbusters. Everyday is a beautiful day for Science!
  13. Nothing at all, Vanamonde. In fact, these are small to medium size for me. I tried making larger vessels, but the game has some complications with too many moving parts, and it seems that really unusual things happen. I had one vessel started moving in very peculiar ways, and looks like a bird flapping wings, then exploded. My small ship is the Tumble-Bee Orbit Express. I have a version of it that can launch to any planet from Kerbal, and become an orbital for any planet and moon in the known Kerbal space. However, I end up either having to strand a pilot, or find a better way to increase my range of communication for pilotless travel. This is problematic, but also explains why I sometimes will have over twenty missions going on and forget which one was supposed to do what. Just as well, as Adam Savage said from Mythbusters, "If it is worth doing, it is worth over doing." I am a firm believer in that philosophy. Than again, I am also an Adam Savage fan, as it were. That amount of energy for science, that is the way to live.
  14. I am not 75+, but I find it difficult to think that I will live that long. Anything is possible though. As Groucho Marx said, “Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.” Science is a wonderful topic. Magic is science that is yet to be explained, and in doing so, we find new magic that we never knew about. In everything we have learned so far, there is so much more yet discovered and deciphered. I just did one of my daily updates on the YouTube channel, so I am in a good mood. An hour of catching up on events and looking at current graphs and data, as well as maps and so forth. Always ramps me up. I am sure many find it boring, but it is what I enjoy. Thank you for the welcome. I hope to meet more people here, and with KSP 2, we can enjoy a game of fun and science together. Cheers and Game On!
  15. Oranges and gummy worms. It is my favorite two high sugar foods, though different sugars.
  16. Thank you, McWaffles2003. This is an exciting time for video games. We have come so far in so short a time, and games have taken realism to another level. KSP 2 is definitely fitting in that category, from the sounds of it. I should be sleeping, but enjoying my puppy sleeping on my legs. He likes to cuddle with me. I am glad to have found out about these forums, and plan on doing a lot of reading when I am more rested.
  17. Fantastic! Thank you, Master39. I am navigating the forums, but will have to delve deeper in the morning. I will thoroughly check out the dev diaries. That sounds exactly like what I am looking for. Everyday is a wonderful day for Science! Cheers and Game On!
  18. Indeed! I have been talking about the game to my friends, and convinced several to buy the game. The sale is a great deal! As Mark Twain said, to get the fullness out of joy, it must be shared. Not an exact quote, but the gist is there. Happy Birthday Kerbalians, and thank you developers for making such a beautiful and fun game.
  19. I end up with so many missions in all kinds of trial vessels, that I use all of my crew and more. Aside from that, I really appreciate the addition of Valentina. Her being added is a beautiful addition to acknowledge history and keep it fun in gaming. Not everything has to be seen as a pandering or force equality. Sometimes a homage is just a homage.
  20. I am a bit of a gamer. I delve deeply into lore, stories, and character depth, but I also enjoy creative and enjoyable gameplay. I sometimes test games out for developers, but mostly, I am just having fun and enjoying being a retired old man. I have been expanding my Steam account the past couple years, though the account is 14 years old, and always on the lookout for good Steam friends as well. https://steamcommunity.com/id/OldManGamerOMG/ I am very much into science, and run a non-profit 24/7 YouTube channel. It does not have a huge following, with only 1,400ish subscribers, but it is science based, with NASA, USGS, NOAA and other agencies. The benefit from retiring from an agency, is having wonderful friends in the right place. If you are into that kind of thing, come by and say hello. There are no advertisements and the channel will never be monetized. https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewShipleyInformationNetwork This is me in a nutshell. Gaming, science and being old. Cheers and Game On!
  21. Crazy Tumble-Bee: Ship, Station and Lander all in one! Tested and passed by the Kerbal Institute of Science and Snacks. Also received the sticker of happy travels. Do not put sticker on the outside of the vessel. If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2524519446 Tumble-Bee Orbit Express Orbital shuttle! Tested and passed by the Kerbal Institute of Science and Snacks. Also received the sticker of happy travels. Do not put sticker on the outside of the vessel. Kerbalian scientist wanted to feel the swoosh and swish, and the Tumble-Bee Orbit Express does that and more. Can be modified for satellites or other purposes as well. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2529082683 OMG Tumble-Bee Science Expidition: Ship, Station and Lander all in one! Tested and passed by the Kerbal Institute of Science and Snacks. Also received the sticker of happy travels. Do not put sticker on the outside of the vessel. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2434698652 OMG Tumble-Bee Shuttlebuss: Ship, Station and Lander all in one! Tested and passed by the Kerbal Institute of Science and Snacks. Also received the sticker of happy travels. Do not put sticker on the outside of the vessel. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2434791867 Collaboration: Steely-Eyed Banana Express: This is a collaboration between a friend and myself, who designed the shuttle to be a rescue mission for one of my first ever created vessels that stranded a team in space. Under extreme duress, this shuttle was not only successful in rescuing the stranded expedition, but also able to complete the original mission and return home with both crews. Doing this earned the vessel the Kerbalian expression of being the Steely-Eyed Banana Express. Tested and passed by the Kerbal Institute of Science and Snacks. Also received the sticker of happy travels. Do not put sticker on the outside of the vessel. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2529898387 I appreciate feedback, critical or complimentary. I have more plans for the Tumble-Bee line of vessels, and plan on getting to it once I whittle down my current play log, and can focus on learning more of what I have not yet learned within the Kerbal limits of creativity. Cheers and Game On!
  22. I have not done much with the update, admittedly, but I am still very much enjoying what I have gotten into so far. It is hard to believe that this game has been around for this long, and still surpasses so many with creativity and enjoyment. I might have to save up and celebrate this accomplishment with a set of Kerbal figures to go next to my Mass Effect ships and Fallout Bobblehead collections. Cheers for a fantastic accomplishment in a wonderfully designed game.
  23. I find Kerbal Space Program to be one of my favorite physics fun games. Between the animations of the characters, the freedom in designing, and an entirely overall relaxing experience, I find myself playing KSP quite often. I run a 24/7 YouTube channel focused on science, working with the USGS, NASA, NOAA and other agencies. Science has always been a passion of mine. Being retired now, and able to do my channel as non-profit as my hobby, and using my experience when I worked in an agency, I find myself streaming and sharing this game with people who watch my channel, periodically. I even recently had a friend come and visit me recently, to build a shuttle together. Took us about six hours of having fun and making all kinds of bad ideas work through sheer luck. With KSP 2 being announced, I am both excited and also wondering what they will do to top the core experience of the game. Designing the crafts and testing them fills almost all of my time, but I also like to watch orbits play out in accelerated time. I see a few new things in the brief video presented, but overall, the experience looks the same. This might be answered by reading the forums more in depth, now that I know about this website. Fortunately, when I posted this on Steam, someone notified me of the much more in depth information on this site that I was missing. I tend to not read too much into the Steam posts, as I do not understand the current tone of that social media. I tend to post and hope for the best, which was a guiding light to here in this situation. I am sure I will find many of my answers as I peruse through the forums here. However, just to note, my curiosity is currently about depth of the Kerbal background and world/system. I am wondering if this is mostly a graphical update, or if they are going to expound on the complexity of the Kerbal lore and reality. Either way, I am definitely on board to play this, and plan on adding KSP 2 to my gaming library once it is available. If you want to friend me on Steam, I am OldManGamer(OMG). Look for Tom Baker (Doctor Who) playing chess with K-9. Glad to be here, and looking forward to this game coming out. Cheers and Game On.
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