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  1. On 12/31/2020 at 8:46 AM, panarchist said:

    It was never confirmed by a dev at that time as far as I can tell.

    Actually it was confirmed, by the creator of the game no less :)


    On 12/19/2013 at 10:58 AM, HarvesteR said:

    The original idea (and implementation) was indeed that the Kerbals would use the monoprop from the pods to fuel themselves.

    During experimental testing however, we noticed everyone was getting frustrated with it because those tanks, being just normal mono containers, would get drained out using RCS, and when it was time to EVA there would be no more fuel left for them. It didn't work as well in practice as it did in theory, and without a total rewrite of the RCS flow logic, which we just didn't have the time for, we had to think of something else.

    In the end, this feature was causing more aggravation than enjoyment.

    There were other issues as well, for instance, the mono on EVA suits had to be 'hacked' to zero density, otherwise the added weight would make Kerbals unable to walk properly (just those 5 units of mono was several times heavier than they are themselves). The EVA propellant resource can have its own defined properties, so it works without having to resort to hacky fixes.

    The switch to EVA prop solved all those issues without having to do a full reversal back to the old system. Now they have all the advantages of having a proper resource-based pack propellant, without the problems that arose from that fuel being the same as the one used for RCS.

    I decided to leave the RCS containers on the pods however, because that did prove very useful for minimal craft designs, as you noticed as well. :)



  2. 9 minutes ago, RYU AZUKU99 said:

    Wait I cant even click on my periaps or apoaps tabs to keep them there? WTF? Its a pain to have to hover over them constantly.:huh:

    Right click them. Takes some relearning but in the end it really is better.

    I called that it would be today, by the way. Over a month ago. When I bought plane tickets for a vacation. I fly in 10 hours... :/

  3. 2 minutes ago, _stilgar_ said:

    Are you equally opposed to working for someone for free? Because that's what testing the pre-release version is... 

    No. I will happily donate my time. I just won't pay a company for the privilege. My time and hopefully verbose bug reports are my payment for trying the new stuff that may or may not be buggy.

  4. 2 hours ago, Elthy said:

    Damn, only over steam. I can see the news allready: Updates just over steam, future versions just over steam, mods only over steam...


    If you cant treat everyone the same just dont do it at all, your biggest fans obviosly bought in your store...

    I'm not quite so hurt as you, but I do feel a bit slighted because I specifically chose to purchase from the store to support the developers.

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