Deddly

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About Deddly

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  • Interests Kerbal Space Programme
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  1. Deddly

    KSP Weekly: The Orbiters!

    An improvement! But to my eyes it would still be nicer with white instead of the dirty grey.
  2. Deddly

    Ask the Mods questions about the Forums!

    Yep. Some of them are sleeper bots as well, hoping we won't notice when they eventually start posting (we will) and some put spam in their profiles hoping to improve their Google ranking or something.
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    Unity Analytics and the GDPR

    Sorry I don't remember and I have no way to check right now, either. Please be sure to share what you find when you get home
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    KSP Weekly: The Orbiters!

    Overlapping threads merged for your viewing pleasure.
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    KSP Weekly: The Orbiters!

    I like the Red and white suit, but to be honest, I'm not a fan of the monochrome helmet. Perhaps years of playing KSP has tarnished me, but it feels like something is missing.
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    Unity Analytics and the GDPR

    Can you access the option in the settings menu? Should be a toggle
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    KSP Weekly: The Solar Visit

    They can be pretty powerful. On a more serious note, that was a useful post. Thanks!
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    KSP Weekly: The Solar Visit

    I don't agree with that. As you yourself said, we should talk about the validity of the arguments. That means people on both sides of the issue get to comment, otherwise it is one-sided and skewed.
  9. Hey thanks for that, @FleshJeb. I'll pass your comment along to the rest of the team, most of whom do much more than I do for the community.
  10. Deddly

    Unity Analytics and the GDPR

    I got the option when I first booted up 1.4.5. Odd that you didn't.
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    Ask the Mods questions about the Forums!

    Just FYI, in extreme cases, people have been warned/banned for abusing forum "features" like that. So probably not a good idea.
  12. With the recent discussion of negativity vs constructive criticism, I thought I'd collect a few examples of what I feel is constructive critism I've seen recently. Note that I don't necessarily agree or disagree with the arguments, I'm just impressed with the quality of the criticism. I thought I'd bring it in here to avoid sending that thread even more off topic: I like this post by @passinglurker because it begins by acknowledging the effort being made. The commendation is honest and there is no sarcasm in it, which serves to temper the criticism to come. The second line is simple, to the point, respectfully and clearly saying what he feels could be done, along with a reason why. It's perhaps not perfect, but there is no insult hidden in this post and nothing intended to make the reader feel inferior. Good stuff. This one, by @StrandedonEarth was simply brilliant. So much said in a single line of text. It's positive but that doesn't mean he has to sing Squad's praises. I read something like that and I can feel myself coming around to his side of the argument. @Raptor9 did a great job with this one. See how he makes it subjective by saying "I would love..." instead of "You should make more..." or "When are we going to get...?" It's a small thing, but it changes the entire tone of the post and makes the whole thread so much more enjoyable to read. @Enceos could have said "Well that's great and all that, but what about this and this and this parts??" But instead, he chose to make a positive post that makes the same basic request without diluting the commendation. This is a good example. So this is what I mean when I talk about Constructive Criticism. We can by all means be critical, but if we take a few moments to read our own posts with a critical eye before hitting the "Submit Reply" button, I think we're all going to enjoy talking with each other much more.
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    KSP Weekly: The Solar Visit

    Oh, absolutely. I have no argument against that. There's nothing wrong with drawing attention to issues. For example, I still have issues with the wheels and landing gear making some craft bounce about on the runway. It bothers me! It makes me glad to know I'm not the only one. But it doesn't make me happy to see someone say (I quote nobody, but I imitate the tone): "How about you spend some of that dev time fixing the broken wheels that have been an embarrassment since 1.1? Fix your shoddy work before starting something else!" Even though I have the same issue, I can't see how that would encourage the devs to listen to me. I would rather put it like this: "I really appreciate the work you guys put into getting the wheels fixed, but unfortunately, some of my craft are still bouncing about on the runway. I hope you can find out what causes that because it kinda ruins the game for me :(" So in this particular case, and borrowing from what you said about the HECS, perhaps a less negative way to put it would be: "Some work on the HECS is very welcome. Now, I'm no expert in graphics, so maybe it looks different in the game or it's a WIP or something, but I have to be honest and say that the surface details could use a little work. To my eye, they look a bit like 2D stickers instead of 3D details:" The basic format is: 1) Some sincere commendation, with no sarcasm 2) An admission that I might be wrong 3) The issue, as I see it I'm not telling you or anyone else how to write, I'm just saying what I personally appreciate to see. And in my experience, that style is more likely to get results from the intended audience.
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    KSP Weekly: The Solar Visit

    I'm not knowledgeable about art, which is why I rarely contribute to these discussions. I see the previews released in these threads and all I can see is that the pictures are obviously not taken from inside the game, so it probably looks different to what it will do when it finally lands in my KSP folder and I get to see it on a craft. I don't see the details you do. Your criticisms may well be valid. As I say, you make a lot of good points and I imagine the quality of KSP would improve if they did as you say, but I'm totally ignorant in the matter and not at all qualified to talk about normal maps and shaders etc. I am knowledgeable about human interactions, though, which is why I thought I'd make a comment here. But I appear to have completely misunderstood your point (see below). I seem to owe you an apology, passinglurker. I was under the impression that you were hoping a Squad developer would be listening to your suggestions and make changes in the art accordingly. I didn't realise that you actually wanted them to ignore you. In that case, please disregard what I said previously, you're doing just fine. You have now, thanks for clarifying. And again, I'm sorry that I misunderstood you.
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    So, I run into a bug..

    Sounds frustrating! But how is that game-breaking? Surely recovery comes at the END of the mission, when everything is completed? There must be a work around for that. Perhaps exit to space center and recover from there? It sounds to me like a problem with mods, as others say. I have never heard of this problem before. Doesn't make it any less frustrating for you, of course, but it could well be that the blame isn't where you think it is.