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Re: Elite Dangerous

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IronDuke wrote: *realization hits*

Philip is a moderator on the Elite forums!

I've even seen him but never connected the name with here.
Philip is much respected here, IronDuke. As is Geraldine who pops up on the KS pages from time to time to give Josh encouragement in his work. :angel:
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Re: Elite Dangerous

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Philip Coutts wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:29 pm
Aww shucks, thanks folks!

Haven't been around much lately due to changing jobs. Also just back from my holidays where I had a nice birthday.

Yes, I mod on the ED forums but don't hold that against me! :lol:
good luck with the new job, Philip, and I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed your holiday. :)

I could never hold such a thing as you being a mod on the ED forums against you. It's very brave to take on such an onerous position. :angel:
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Re: Elite Dangerous

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Philip Coutts wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:29 pm
Yes, I mod on the ED forums but don't hold that against me! :lol:
Of course not. I've heard the E:D mods didn't do a particularly good job in the earlier days, especially during the "we're-cancelling-offline-mode" maelstrom, but during the time that I've been on the E:D forum, the mods have not done anything I dislike. They maintain a stiff hammer, but I think it's necessary for a place that big with that many trolls. And after seeing the WoT and WoWships forums, I'm glad they do. Those forums have people directly insulting each other with some pretty nasty stuff, including death threats, and the mods ignoring it. On the E:D forum, you'd get a warning, then a threadlock if it continues.

Besides, threads discussing the moderators get very hilarious very fast when they pop in for inane comments. :shifty:

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Re: Elite Dangerous

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IronDuke wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:56 am
I've heard the E:D mods didn't do a particularly good job in the earlier days, especially during the "we're-cancelling-offline-mode" maelstrom
During that 'maelstrom', the volunteer (unpaid) mods were between a brick and a hard place! I expect FD <spits> told them exactly what to say, and what not to say. I had a run-in with one, but on the whole the volunteers did a pretty good job.

That said, there were a couple who should never have been mods in the first place!
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Re: Elite Dangerous

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I defeated a griefer with one stroke. :mrgreen:

I was at Quince, in Open Play, last Monday. I'd seen this guy, whose username is Odyssey in leetspeak, blowing people up for giggles. His method was to use an extremely fast Imperial Courier, charge at a player, drop a swarm of mines, and duck aside. The mines would typically disable the ship's thrusters, leaving them at the fella's mercy. Well, he tried it on me at a planetary surface. I'd just dropped in, saw a hollow triangle, and kept an eye on it while flying low. Sure enough, it suddenly approached at very high speed, so I boosted and turned, watching a sudden cloud of white contacts (mines) appear. My Cobra can do 538 m/s boost, so he missed and slammed into the planet, asploding. :twisted: I know it was him as he'd been yakking in chat until he tried to attack, and a couple people nearby laughed at his demise, naming him.

Oddly, I haven't seen him since. :think:

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Re: Elite Dangerous

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Cornflakes_91 wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:31 am
... because the universe is large and empty...
Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.
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Re: Elite Dangerous

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Cornflakes_91 wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:31 am
IronDuke wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:03 pm

Oddly, I haven't seen him since. :think:
because the universe is large and empty and its basically impossible to find individual players beyond coincidence
Well, I was sure I'd run into him again, as there's only one good station in that system for the missions people are running there. Quince ain't just any old system; even though it's a fair distance outside commonly inhabited space, an interesting coincidence of planet position, station position, and factions mean that it's the single most profitable system in game. That wasn't the first time I'd seen the guy; I saw him last week as well, though he got roasted by the station when attempting to attack a different player.

I'm not entirely sure why I never encountered him again. Maybe he just logged off for the day. :think: I left the system yesterday, so it's now REALLY unlikely I'll see him again.

While space is big, there's a finite number of inhabited systems, and some are peak points of interest. I've run into players many times over at these systems. There's one guy who's been trading between the same two systems for over a year. :lol: I'll bet he's still there.


In other news, the 2.4 Beta drops later this month. \o/

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