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Found lying by the side of the road. A mystery on KSP


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On 28/03/2017 at 0:33 PM, roboslacker said:

The real mystery is why stuff found lying by the road costs funds.

Simple - you're paying for someone to go out there, find a road (on a planet with no roads), search along said road until they find something useful and bring it to you.  That doesn't come cheap!

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46 minutes ago, 1101 said:

Simple - you're paying for someone to go out there, find a road (on a planet with no roads), search along said road until they find something useful and bring it to you.  That doesn't come cheap!

But why are they so expensive then? 'cause they are about as much as other stock stuff...

Oh, and if some parts such as the service bays are packs for Rockomax's tanks, why do they have a cost?

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On 3/27/2017 at 4:58 PM, jros83 said:

The folks at KSC are so committed to their work that they are completely oblivious to the fact that Kerbal society suffered a catastrophic disaster centuries ago. They won't let anything as trivial as societal collapse distract them FROM SCIENCE!

This is of course what happened, all the parts found lying by the side of the roads are remaining of explosions caused by the misterious abandoned KSC.

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On 4/5/2017 at 5:57 AM, MinimalMinmus said:

But why are they so expensive then? 'cause they are about as much as other stock stuff...

Oh, and if some parts such as the service bays are packs for Rockomax's tanks, why do they have a cost?

They have very careless ground technicians, the kind of people who open an envelope by shredding it. They need to weld them together and refurbish them

On 4/5/2017 at 5:08 AM, 1101 said:

Simple - you're paying for someone to go out there, find a road (on a planet with no roads), search along said road until they find something useful and bring it to you.  That doesn't come cheap!

Also, due to the obvious complex bureaucratic intricacies of a space program they have to pay the spare part scavenging fine.

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A simple explanation for a simple problem. They're discarded prototypes made by aspiring Kerbonaut candidates that were placed on horribly dysfunctional rockets, and were the only thing that survived.The KSC then found them, and decided to take credit for them, as no one wanted to admit that they crashed a rocket so close to the runway, and thus no one wants to own said part, so the KSC pulls a "finders-keepers" and take in the part for mass-production.

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On 25 de marzo de 2017 at 6:07 PM, The Aziz said:

The runway looks kinda like a road. So you know, after many not-so-successful take-offs or landings, there should be plenty of spare parts there.

Yeah... Jebediah has crashed all his SSTOS a lot of times there... And sometimes he has broken it!

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On 3/25/2017 at 4:26 PM, Waxing_Kibbous said:

Also, there are no roads on Kerbin- what happened to the roads? Or is there a hidden road-covered planet somewhere....

I like to believe they took a path to development that just didn't require significant road infrastructure.

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On 4/16/2017 at 2:09 PM, Kosmonaut said:

What if the kraken leaves the parts there, encouraging the space programs, so that it can lure unsuspecting kerbals into space?

I'm Commander Shephard and this is my favorite subtle Mass Effect reference on the Citadel.

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