5thHorseman

Kerpollo - A Complete Science Mode Run In 9 Acts

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Status Report, we're now on that Green thing, with a Silly Science Def...

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That Silly "[Biome Name] of a Spade" is gone, now it's "Spade's [Biome Name]"

Also, profile of the Green Moon :

Name : Spade

Radius : 6 Km

Gravity : 0.002 Gees

Biome Count : 7

Pe/Ap : 362/1362 Km

Parent : Dres

Made by : Me, with help of Kopernicus.

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Nice ones, Failed mine because i failed to bring Science Containers down...only ended up with 1024, now I'm considering a big big one flying multiple SOIs, but only landed on Dres (and a bonus on Dres)...

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Meanwhile in Tengen Toppa Aerospace...

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Simone and his friends are inside a Massive Science Grinder that's sitting on Duna Orbit to get some Gravioli Readings.

Got 10k Delta v now.

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Base form of 13000 Kilotons.

Target SOI :

Dres & Spade (Landed on)

Eeloo

Duna & Ike

Eve & Gilly

Moho

Mun & Minmus (If i still got enough Delta V)

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Nearly Violated the rules on Gilly, Good thing i realize something's wrong, and nose up a Few Feets before touching Gilly...Guess I'm lucky.

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Simone and his Friends are finally home...with a "Slightly Dissapointing" Science outcome...

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Mission Commander Simone Dove straight to The Shore just to plant The Flag...The Mission enveloped All SOIs other than Jool Moons and Kerbin Moons...

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Dres Landing.

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Spade (Self made Kopernicus extension) Landing.

Album comes Later...

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@5thHorseman, Change The First Hyperlink Here.

Kerpollo Challenge Summary

Settings : Hard Modified (Quicksaves and Reverts, No Negative Science and 50% Science Gains), 5 Kerbals used in all Missions, No Actual Landing Legs used, Lightly Modded.

Kerpollo (64.7 Science Points)

Munpollo (227 Science Points)

Minpollo (570.2 Science Points)

Dunpollo (1881 Science Points)

Eeloollo (1804.8 Science Points)

Mohollo (2780.6 Science Points)

Purrpollo (1024.1 Science Points)

Sheepollo (14415.5 Science Points)

Gigapollo (15020.6 Science Points)

Album here...

Expansions

Tekcollo (3506 Science Points)

Arkollo (7925 Science Points)

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4 hours ago, GRS said:

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Done, and congrats! I'll overlook that little extra landing due to awesomeness and the fact that it didn't actually help you in any way :D

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8 hours ago, 5thHorseman said:

Done, and congrats! I'll overlook that little extra landing due to awesomeness and the fact that it didn't actually help you in any way :D

Awesome, Love this Challenge and All the Science Grind i went through !!! Will use some Planet Packs like that Tekcate to extend it, and will make some of my own Planets & Moons to extend it myself...(That Spade is a part of the incoming Kronos Planet Pack, Currently working on Orbin, that'll be placed between Moho and Eve, It'll be the smallest Planet the mod adds)

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@5thHorseman

Rule Suggestion : Only 1 Science Grind is allowed per Mission (You can't just Grind some Science after Grinding them earlier except if you do a Mission before that Second Grind)

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1 hour ago, GRS said:

@5thHorseman

Rule Suggestion : Only 1 Science Grind is allowed per Mission (You can't just Grind some Science after Grinding them earlier except if you do a Mission before that Second Grind)

That could get sticky and really, how much does it change?

What is a science grind? Is grabbing a reading on the launch pad after you unlock a new device "grind?" what about doing both the launch pad and runway? What about hopping over to KSC and the crawlway? The VAB is *right* *there* so that can't be really considered a grind now, can it?

All to prevent a couple dozen science.

A better rule may be that you can only go into R&D and unlock nodes once between missions, but even that I'm not too hot on.

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So Off-topic discussion has been split off into its own thread by request.  Only a few Kerbals were maimed in this incident. 

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It's been a "while"... @FloppyRocket, any updates ?

I did 2 Expansion missions while i was away...

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This...

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And this...(The second one is harder than Ernus)

@5thHorseman, If you don't mind, I'll make an Album of those 2...

Just giving you the idea of how much an Ernollo would look like...a poorly executed one actually.

The second one might be easier to deal with in terms of heating than Ernus, the rest are very likely harder.

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Tekcollo Album here.

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Outcome : 3506 Science Points

Arkollo Album here.

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Outcome : 7925 Science Points

@5thHorseman, at least enjoy those Albums...

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57 minutes ago, GRS said:

 

@5thHorseman, at least enjoy those Albums...

I am. :) I just can't "like" them like I normally would.

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Just now, 5thHorseman said:

I am. :) I just can't "like" them like I normally would.

Yeah...that kinda...uhh...IDK how to explain...it felt a bit uncomfortable this way...

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Just now, GRS said:

Yeah...that kinda...uhh...IDK how to explain...it felt a bit uncomfortable this way...

ROFL

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The Arkollo one is very fun to execute, i made that Arkanus myself, while Tekcate was made by Xenonmax.

And there's still Orpollo and Tarkollo to look forward. ;)

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@jonny

Awesome...a new contender, be active...this Challenge has been passive for so long here...

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@jost

Status Report ???

Maybe you want to have a look at those 2 Extra missions ?

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13 hours ago, jonny said:

After a long break I finally got back to play KSP. And I have to say, there is no better way to explore the shiny new parts and tools than doing a well designed Challenge.

I started off with a very lightly modded game:

  •  [x] Science
  • KAC
  • EVE

The albums of Kerpollo and Minpollo are here:

Welcome to the challenge! I hope you find it as fun and challenging as I did :)

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Me as well...still extending now while I'm working on my upcoming Mod.

If you want to try doing Arkollo, i can give you Arkanus and Tarkus configs...

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9 hours ago, GRS said:

@jost

Status Report ???

Maybe you want to have a look at those 2 Extra missions ?

Well I was quite busy  with real life (new job, move to another town etc). But I did a Jool5 test run in Sandbox mode. Now I'm doing the real thing.  I tried to record a video, but my hard drive don't have enough free space. So I will stick with imgurls sorting mess :)

What extra missions? Doing a OPM Kerpollo? To be honest I don't see much merit: It's basically Sandbox since I already maxed my Science tree.


However to try the new stuff in breaking ground I will restart a career run, which will be inspired by this challenge, but a lot easier (means: Allowed probes, you can return to a body under certain conditions, no science lab but, to make things more interesting USI-LS   etc).

Regards, Jost

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