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Drakin last won the day on June 15

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  1. Drakin

    Mortal Engines Film!

    So is this the first movie in what is expected to be a series (if it does well)?
  2. I didn't like it, but I'm not complaining because I don't want Jared distracting the devs from working on 3.3... rather just have filler episodes like this.
  3. Quite impressive what a lot of orgs are starting to do in-game these days.
  4. Drakin

    Q&A: RSI Apollo

    Must be the first Q&A ever where there was almost no whining afterwards. This Q&A seems to have pleased just about everyone, somehow. (So I guess my Carrack will have a tier 1 medical bed, eh?)
  5. Drakin

    Used Video Cards. Worth it?

    You haven't messed with your swap space in a misguided effort to improve system speed, have you? I've heard of several people who modified their swap settings instead of letting Windows manage it, and the result is a crash. You review the SC logs at all? Sometimes they make it clear what is causing the crash.
  6. This was a good one, worth the watch.
  7. Drakin

    Ship Shape - The RSI Apollo

    I'm thinking that the medical beds will have classes, just like components. So there may be a big difference between a class A tier 1 bed and a class D tier 1 bed. And I'd guess that the base hulls come with just class C beds, with the B and A being exponentially more expensive.
  8. Drakin

    RSI Apollo

    I just picked up a CCU from a Vulcan to the Apollo Medivac ($75). I never wanted the Vulcan, but it came with a pack. I've been waiting for an opportunity to CCU it. The thing that really made me pull the trigger here is that it will fit in the Endeavor Hope's hangar, and I already have an Endeavor Hope. I'm honestly not sure whether i'd prefer to captain the Endeavor Hope while a friend captains the Apollo Medivac, or vice versa. I guess I'd want to do both at different times. Anyway, this removes the Vulcan from my fleet at least. I have zero desire to play the refueling or repairing game loops. I quite look forward to paying someone else to bring fuel to me and to handle my repairs.
  9. Drakin

    Ship Shape - The RSI Apollo

    My understanding from the RTV was that they have not decided which medical tier the Cutlass Red will be able to handle. You are probably correct, but they could also potentially decide to have it handle tier 2. I'd bet real money that it will NOT be able to handle tier 1, though.
  10. Drakin

    Used Video Cards. Worth it?

    I'm not going to give a yes or no answer, but here's what you need to know to make a decision: The actual core GPU can last essentially forever. The more it is overclocked the more likely that atomic "spurs" can form, but it is very rare for these tiny flaws to actually cause a failure. As long as the GPU didn't get killed by a voltage spike (and the seller guarantees it is not DOA), it is probably not significantly worse for the wear. Capacitors and such on the graphics card *should* last a very long time too, but if particularly cheap ones are used they can eventually wear out. If the maker of the graphics card is reputable and uses quality parts then this isn't really an issue. Heat (and particularly hot/cold cycles) can potentially damage the connections between between the GPU (and other semiconductors) and the graphics card. This is why you can find a bunch of videos on YouTube showing PC repair guys fixing computers by repairing these connections. Corrosion can also be a factor, especially if the computer was in a humid place or an area near salt water. Turning electronics on and off repeatedly is about the worst possible thing you can do to them due to both temperature changes and voltage spikes. If a graphics card was on for an entire year it actually may be in better condition than a graphics card that was turned on and off every day even if it was only used an hour or so each day. The number one concern is the fan. As a mechanical part, it is definitely prone to failure. You may need to replace the fan. Overall, if the graphics cards were built using quality parts and kept on in a temperature controlled non-corrosive environment then they should last for many years, except for the fan which may well need to be replaced.
  11. Drakin

    New Vulture

    I really like the Vulture, which surprises me because I wasn't expecting much from it. I agree that it makes more sense than a Reclaimer for a solo player. However, I think it is a small enough ship that it shouldn't be too difficult to earn in game, whereas the Reclaimer will be far more difficult to earn in game. Personally I have a Reclaimer, which I'll get around to using whenever I can come up with sufficient crew and resources to fly it. I may well be able to earn a Vulture in game before I'm able to afford taking out my Reclaimer for more than short rides.
  12. Haha, awesome. Just needs a big red "Catastrophic Failure Imminent" sign above that can start flashing at appropriate times.
  13. Drakin

    Immersion up the wazoo

    I travel a decent amount so needed a fairly portable setup and I can't imagine dog-fighting with mouse and keyboard. I recently switched to a dual Thrustmaster T16000 setup because they are reasonably portable, affordable, easy to find if I need replacement (even here in Peru), stable and easy to place on a desk, and eliminate the need for rudder pedals due to the joystick twist. Are they the best? Definitely not. But perfectly adequate and suitable for my needs.
  14. Drakin

    Hercules series now on sale for everyone

    Yes, I think people need to remember that there are reasons why ships have grown in size in the past. The main reason is that before they would design the exterior of the ship first, and then later try to fit the interior spaces inside. Now they lay out the interior of the ship and then design the exterior around that. So at least in theory, if they're doing their job right, concept ships should no longer be growing well beyond their original size specifications. To be fair, there was a secondary reason why some ships have grown in the past, and that is because they realized later on that they needed additional interior spaces that they had not at all planned for originally. The biggest example of this is the Idris, where they discovered while building the story line for Squadron 42 that they needed several additional areas added (armory, brig, extra crew quarters, etc). This could still possibly be an issue in some cases (I think they recently said they had to add a level to the Bengal carrier so they could add a tram system?), but I think this is also less likely for newer concepts. Basically, don't count on new concept ships growing significantly during the development process.
  15. Drakin

    Hercules CCU Available..

    Makes sense to me. I wouldn't say the Hercules is pretty... but it isn't ugly. It looks dangerous and sexy to me I think I'll make it a priority to get an A2 in game.