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Two questions - 6/5/2016 2:56:40 AM   
39battalion

 

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Just getting back into this great game but there are two fundamental issues I have never properly understood :

1. How to calculate or visualize ship range. For example a ship may have a range that is 189% of system diameter. What is system diameter and where do you see it ?

2. When setting up a new game I notice there are 5 optional story events. Do most players enable all, some or none of these ?
What is the effect of these story events on the game ? Do they make the game more challenging or do they just add more background events for immersion ?

Any clarification of these issues would be much appreciated.
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RE: Two questions - 6/5/2016 5:01:59 AM   
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1. Ship Range would be half of what is shown in the diameter. i.e enough fuel for the ship to go to a system and return back to refuel.

2. There is really only 1 story, i always enable it(i have never met the end game threat anyway). I like the story in Distant Worlds, adds immersion IMHO. And as for late game challenge... From what i see on the forum, Majority of the players have a hard to winning against the "Late game challenger"

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RE: Two questions - 6/5/2016 5:28:28 AM   
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Thanks LordMM.

However I still don't get the range/diameter thingy. Is it the diameter of your home system or any system your ship is in ? Is there no simple way to see the range of your ships on the system map ?

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RE: Two questions - 6/5/2016 5:32:07 AM   
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IF you select a ship and go to the galaxy map, you will see a broken line circle, that circle you see around that selected ship is its maximum range, HAlf of that is where it can go to and return back to refuel.

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RE: Two questions - 6/5/2016 6:18:26 AM   
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Ahh ! Many thanks LordMM

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RE: Two questions - 6/5/2016 2:49:00 PM   
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But keep in mind that engaging in combat burns additional fuel, which isn't accounted for in that range circle. ;)

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RE: Two questions - 6/6/2016 3:02:52 AM   
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Yes good point Cauldyth

Thank you

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