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  1. Which I can also do by just moving the node back on the orbit to adjust the endpoint. Like I said, I've had much more luck with the new node, it just needs better controls.
  2. I've had much better luck with KSP2's maneuver node tool than the one in KSP1, which always required correction burns, especially with long burns. The new one produces far superior results, it just needs better controls.
  3. Set your initial delta-V expenditure prograde and then move the node around on the orbit until it achieves your desired intercept, there's no need to burn radial.
  4. The U.S. path to space isn't dumb, people just seem to think that Kerbals should use probes first and start with SRBs instead of liquid motors. Kerbals are Kerbals, they can do things their own way, they don't need to follow human historical precedence (which has already shown us there are other paths to space anyway).
  5. It's basically like setting up a rendezvous with another craft, you'll see the intercept markers and can adjust from there. Once you get it close you can adjust the ejection angle by dragging the node to fine-tune. Dres is a notoriously hard target to hit, sometimes you'll want to wait for the next transfer window (which will be closer to AN/DN) or use a correction burn at the AN/DN of your transfer orbit. Again, I don't think ejection angle is needed at all beyond your mnemonic about which side to plan the burn from, it's very easy to adjust by eyeball. Instead what I feel we need are tutorials which explain concepts like correction burns, AN/DN, interpreting the intercept information, and what all that means for getting an intercept, plus better tools for manipulating the maneuver node.
  6. Are you talking about phase angle? Because that is very important, that's the relationship between the two planets and where they are in their orbits. Ejection angle is like you say "going inside, sunny side, going outside, dark side" but since you can drag the maneuver node on the orbit knowing what it is exactly isn't an issue (compared to phase angle, for instance, which is crucial). It is very easy to set up a basic interplanetary maneuver and then fine-tune the ejection angle, and that was my whole point. Your rule of thumb there is about all you really need to know once you grasp how to manipulate maneuver nodes.
  7. Would definitely rather they focus on adding new star systems. Interstellar travel is the big draw of KSP2 for me.
  8. Just some general comments, understanding that I've really only done the missions up through the main Duna mission (sorry, Starfield came along and I needed a few months to play that). 1. The huge Minmus craft mission is great practice for the later Eve and Tylo missions I've heard about but needs the science rewards rebalanced (I see no reason to do it, ever). Related, it should probably arrive later (after Duna) in order for the player to get larger parts. Players need to learn how to launch enormous things in this game and that was a good idea of how to introduce that concept. 2. Emphasize quick-saving if you're not going to give us trajectory tools beyond the orbit stuff. I had relatively little problem landing near the target on Duna but I've played a ton of KSP1. (Pro-tip to any newbies reading, Duna doesn't have enough atmosphere to really mess up your trajectory, what you're really compensating for is planetary rotation, and you really only have to aim slightly ahead of the target). 3. Emphasize missions that are optional or can be slept on better. Emphasize that self-direction is perfectly fine and expected. This is and always has been a sandbox game, promote it as such! If you put in a series of missions then people are going to think that's the game rather than look around for other things to do that can gain them expertise. 4. With interplanetary missions maybe add some missions to land on the easier targets like Gilly and Ike early on. That gives the new player more confidence in how to do landings and transfers, more practice with estimating fuel requirements and dealing with the unexpected, and so on. In fact, you guys need to add more easy missions (and maybe rebalance the rewards across the board accordingly) in order to better prep new players. 5. You absolutely need tutorials for interplanetary transfers and maybe even a diagram or something for the best transfer times. Ejection angle isn't really an issue because you can drag the maneuver node around on the orbit but that needs to be shown to the player and we also need better controls for node manipulation in an overview like when setting up a transfer. 6. See above, docking tutorials, which kind of introduce the concept of an interplanetary transfer. Docking tutorials first before interplanetary transfer. 7. A side thought, maybe emphasize that having extra fuel for plane changes is a good idea, your missions require that a lot. 8. See 7. The missions as they stand are a crash course in a ton of concepts all at once. They could be spread out better to introduce things to new players in a better fashion. On a personal note, the humor is fine, at least it's not the dumb junkyard stuff from KSP1 that made me feel like the game was completely unserious. I also like the light-hearted Kerbal tone much better than the previous game, it has personality divorced of historical human actions and gives me no expectations on how I should proceed into space. I've railed against the dumb idea that Kerbals have to follow the U.S. path into space before and you guys are doing a good job making them their own thing rather than a reflection of U.S.-centric thinking. Thank you for that.
  9. Do what we did back in KSP1 before career mode and set some goals for yourself. Read some forum posts and figure out how to do an interplanetary transfer. Go to Eeloo just to see it. Make a bucket list. Explore the game.
  10. 5 Rovers are hitting a physics glitch every 1000m from the Location of Rover Being Loaded into the Game with Disastrous Results Improved, investigating long-term solutions "Improved"... I am NOT looking forward to the day when this is removed from the KERB due to "investigating long-term solutions".
  11. Am I imagining things or is this a much tighter interface (in terms of less "whitespace")? That's one of my bigger gripes, just how much space is wasted on the screen. Either way, the fonts are looking much, much better, great work, looking forward to playing the result!
  12. It's great practice for wrapping your mind around launching and delivering say, a Tylo or Eve return vehicle.
  13. You don't need parachutes if you bring more landing fuel. Yes, you're supposed to go outward from Kerbin to gain more science. Try missions to Duna (hard), Ike (easy), and Eve's moon Gilly (very easy). You can also get some good science from an Eve atmospheric probe, just have it land on parachutes.
  14. "Improved"? I think y'all really need to invest in that new terrain engine, especially if this is going to continue being "a thing". How about more torque (or torque parts) so we can build proper rock hounds too?
  15. No, in certain cases and for certain encounters (probably much more commonly than "in certain cases" tbh), depending on where both planets are in their orbits, you would want different ejection angles (as @Superfluous J points out, that's the final ejection angle, not the node's). You might want an orbit with a higher eccentricity in order to encounter the target earlier in its orbit, for instance. This is why the ability to move the node around on the orbit and KSP2's burn indicator (which isn't single impulse) are so powerful, it's much easier to fine-tune encounters and reliably get the exact burn you want.
  16. I see the first best transfer from the start of the game at day 286. You can definitely get there on day 189 with a reasonable delta-V bump though. Maybe try moving the maneuver node around in the orbit to change your ejection angle.
  17. If you're willing to accept something that isn't specifically branded get you a Leuchtturm notebook or three. I've fallen in love with them for keeping notes for roleplaying games (I prefer the A5 size, perfect for bullet-pointing), really high-quality and a joy to write in.
  18. And yet, again, according to Squad they gave far more weight to Reddit due to there being far more people there. Was Reddit defending the devs the clear behavior?
  19. Even the barn had its defenders. It's been pretty clear to me since that any dev team should stick to their vision of the game they want to play rather than listen to the community on anything other than bugfixes.
  20. This. We should have at least three sizes, probably more when we get the truly titanic ships.
  21. What the hell are you talking about? Squad willingly steered their ship directly into a bland game. If anything they paid more attention to Reddit than these forums, if they were actually to be believed, due to a greater population of feedback.
  22. There's some serious "kids these days" energy in this thread. I thought better of these forums (actually I didn't, based on the reasons I originally left, but I thought it had gotten better).
  23. Typically I've seen the SRMs called "stage 0" if the central stage starts at the same time. Same with the R-7 and the liquid-fueled outers.
  24. Near sep it was almost or greater than 5 gees 4 gees. The central engine was shut down to manage that. E: Here's a thread with some great information, including pitch-over angle. In the first image you can see a point labeled "S1C-CECO" (Central Engine Cut Off). Also, I was wrong, it reached nearly 4 gees, not 5.
  25. When are you guys putting an alarm clock app into KSP2? Hopefully not after 1.0 like KSP1 did, that's a pretty crucial feature. I've been hoping to do a completely modless playthrough in KSP2, something I never really did in KSP1 because so much of my playtime was pre-1.0. Anyway, have a happy new year and keep up the great work! Your start on exploration mode and the current science gameplay is excellent, a much better experience than I expected given the talk of how similar to KSP1 it was going to be.
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