January 12, 2014
It's frustrating, but also exciting... once I figure out my problem, it'll be all "clear skies and hot jets!"
Or maybe I should say "if". If I figure out my problem.
Running in career mode has been very good for my piloting skills, as I do lots of flights with progressively more powerful and complex ships. It hasn't been so good for my ship designing skills, as the answer at low level is not usually the efficient or elegant answer.
I've been watching videos by HOCGaming and Scott Manning, both of which have done good things for my ship building and piloting skills.
Posted by: David at January 13, 2014 12:29 AM (da+4f)
I found that the fuel crossfeed tool is incredibly useful - I can rig the tanks to empty out in pairs and jettison them when they run empty. Lets me put a decent second stage into orbit, enough fuel to run a Minmus intercept and get home with more than 500 units of fuel left in the can. Probably I could settle for less fuel and more payload, at the moment it's just a science pod with a pilot and a couple solar panels... just the thing for phoning those reports home until you suck all the science points out of a mission, though.
Posted by: Avatar at January 14, 2014 07:39 PM (zJsIy)
It's pretty amazing what you can do with the basics in career mode, I've seen videos of campaign mode where first flight is sub-orbital, second is orbit, third is a round trip to the Mun, and the fourth was a round trip to Duna. I wasn't anywhere near that quick, but I was trying to be methodical and extract all the easy science at each point along the way. I try and run three or even four copies of each instrument available so I can suck all the points out of each point I hit on a given mission, and not have to go back to that spot.
Posted by: David at January 14, 2014 08:18 PM (da+4f)
Haven't been playing recently, it's been Fallout NV, SC2, and moving to Hawaii. (My car got here, yay~)
Posted by: Avatar at January 14, 2014 09:26 PM (zJsIy)
... it's been Fallout NV, SC2, and moving to Hawaii.
How is Moving to Hawaii? I hear its second life aspects are excellent, but that combat is unpleasant when it happens. It also is a bit pricey for me ATM.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at January 14, 2014 10:49 PM (DnAJl)
The fiancee minigames are worth it on their own, of course.
Posted by: Avatar at January 15, 2014 01:42 PM (IopVv)
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