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I hate Dres!

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Dres. What's it good for?

It's basically Mun; similar size, similar look. But it is much harder to reach. It's too small and too difficult to reach to use effectively for gravity assists.

And it has nothing remarkable. Really, why would one want to visit Dres, except to say "i've been there"? it has no personality. even Pol has something special about it, and it's a serious competitor for the title of "most useless rock around kerbol" otherwise.

the only remarkable thing about dres is its canyon. So i went and tried to drive my rover through it. I did drive my rover through Mun's canyons, and it was a marvelous experience. I could get speed, then i would find a crater rim and make a really cool jump. the canyon oriented north-south was especially good as a racing circuit. maybe the dres canyon would be a cool drive? maybe the planet would have this one redeeming quality?

Never. the surface is too irregular, the gravity is lower. whenever i try to get to speed, i lose control. worse, the surface is so rugged, it's a real danger. my rover is armored so that it won't take damage from crashing. indeed, i did drive it for hundreds of kilometers around mun, and i never broke anything at any speed below 35 m/s. I often survived unschated up to 40 m/s. But on Dres, I managed to break wheels already at half that speed. And the canyon? the bottom of the canyon is all angles, without any soft path. it's impossible to race through it.

i decided to go and vent a bit of my dres hating around

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Dres is a good dwarf planet and you shall forever be smitten by the kraken!

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I like to deposit random asteroids in orbit around Dres, also if you are good at planning you can get a tiny boost of delta V if ur going to Jool. Other than that I'm not really that interested in Dres, it's kinda like Ceres.

I might start a refueling colony there though, and force all the kerbonauts to look at a boring palette of dark gray colors every time they wake up on Dres' surface.

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1 hour ago, Vezbot said:

Other than that I'm not really that interested in Dres, it's kinda like Ceres.

i would love dres if it was like ceres. ceres is geologically active, it has the bright spots that are basically a kind of cryovolcanism, and it may even have a liquid ocean inside.

dres has none of it

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Well, how do you think Dres feels about you? 

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17 hours ago, kerbiloid said:

Place there a correction labor camp for the Kerbals who has failed their missions.

that... is a surprisingly good idea. it will make sure dres will be properly feared and hated

6 hours ago, Kernel Kraken said:

Well, how do you think Dres feels about you? 

i guess dres hates me, because i visited it twice. dres wants to be left alone, that's why he put itself in a position so difficult to reach, to discourage visitors!

don't worry dres, i may want to reach you one more time eventually to make a full grand tour, but then i will have no more reason to bother you again.

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My custom Dres probe and rover needs a little more dV to make it there with room to spare; I call it 'Dresser'. 

 

Thanks for reminding me!  "EXPLORE IT ALL!!" 

 

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On 10/17/2020 at 8:37 PM, king of nowhere said:

Dres. What's it good for?

I know this topic is somewhat in jest...  But the early Kerbonaut fairly soon realizes that the Kerbolar system is a cleverly-graded set of puzzles in Orbital Mechanics.  Dres is a challenge and a badge.

In my case, the purpose of Dres is to give me something to look forward to: "haven't been there, haven't done that".  Not yet.  Nor Eeloo.

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1 hour ago, king of nowhere said:

i guess dres hates me, because i visited it twice. dres wants to be left alone, that's why he put itself in a position so difficult to reach, to discourage visitors!

I bet Dres wants to get rid of you because you're so mean to it ;.;

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With its ring of asteroids, low gravity, and healthy distance from the local star, Dres is something I see developing into a major centre of orbital industry and gateway to the stars, in an advanced colonisation era.

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