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And BOOM! Nerf Hammer Falls!

Postby Loriath » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:21 pm

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Postby *Al* » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:08 pm

By the time others reach the road it's a bit late to start the journey..

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Re: And BOOM! Nerf Hammer Falls!

Postby Xebeth » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:53 pm

[engage sarcasm]
"Hey everyone, I found this amazing exploit... oh you took it away"
"Hey everyone, I found another amazing exploit... oh you took it away"
"Hey everyone, now keep it to yourselves this time, but I found another... oh you took it away"
"Whaaaaa!, why FD? Why? Why won't you let me do the same thing over and over again so that I can miss loads of stuff and quickly earn the credits for a big ship that I don't know how to fly so that I can... um, well you know to... err, look until I have a big ship I can't... um, well everyone knows that you need a big ship to... err?"
[disengage sarcasm]

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Re: And BOOM! Nerf Hammer Falls!

Postby Lanceor » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:50 pm

Can't blame people for scrambling to the latest gold rush. I was expecting this one to last a week or two, but suprisingly FDEV hit it with the nerf bat within 24 hours. The problem wasn't the missions themselves - it was the constantly respawning skimmers making the missions trivially easy to complete.

However, a fix to board flipping is probably a good thing - it's one aspect of the game that has no semblance of realism whatsoever and the only reason why anyone would do it is to game the system.
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Re: And BOOM! Nerf Hammer Falls!

Postby Renown » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:53 pm

I've gone back to the Imperial Rank grind I was 60% Count and decided to go for Duke. Expecting it to take ages with the new +++++ reputation mission reward choice it's flown past this evening, I'm at 50% Marquis and one a half more runs of 20 data boom missions from Achenar to Vequess/Cemiss will probably do it.

I won't post in the Frontier forums about how good it is now though, they will probably nerf it.
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Re: And BOOM! Nerf Hammer Falls!

Postby Lanceor » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:59 pm

The +++++ reputation rewards are really good for gaining rep with a faction. Unless I am mistaken however, I don't think they affect Naval rank - it's mainly the number of missions that count.
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Re: And BOOM! Nerf Hammer Falls!

Postby Renown » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:23 am

Lanceor wrote:The +++++ reputation rewards are really good for gaining rep with a faction. Unless I am mistaken however, I don't think they affect Naval rank - it's mainly the number of missions that count.


Reputation is local faction and power, you get a little graph showing your reputation on the reward completion page it might look maxxed at allied but I think it all counts. It's certainly going up a lot quicker than it did before 3.0. 60% Count to 50% marquis with only 3 data delivery runs of 20 missions. That seems faster to me, seems faster than it did going from Baron to Count. I even managed to get the 25 modular terminals to unlock Qwent.

Inara has crapped out on me but when it's up again I'll count the number of data boom missions I did this evening.
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Re: And BOOM! Nerf Hammer Falls!

Postby uvelius » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:36 am

Funny side note, when I was popping skimmers in a cheap Eagle –- engaging multicannons and cannons to have some fun -- there sat a big fat Python. Sometimes it was in fact engaging, but behaved like a defense ground battery, didn't take off and stuff. Oh and it shot frags ... which didn't impact standard a-reated shields (on an Eagle!) even when quite close.
Now I like the fact that some sentry is taking care of those poor settlements actually, but this was ... maybe not exactly as intended.

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Re: And BOOM! Nerf Hammer Falls!

Postby Phillipus » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:42 am

Managed to get in on Sunday and made 2 billion plus a lot of engineering mats. Best fun in ages.

These "exploits" are pretty much the only thing that I find interesting in the game. Robigo was fun, high paying passenger missions were fun. Bring on the next "exploit", I say.

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Re: And BOOM! Nerf Hammer Falls!

Postby Tom Derrick » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:18 am

Phillipus wrote:These "exploits" are pretty much the only thing that I find interesting in the game. Robigo was fun, high paying passenger missions were fun. Bring on the next "exploit", I say.


That´s something I honestly don´t understand.
I´m not saying you are playing it wrong or something like that, but I would imagine that if I made 2 billion credits on one day, I´ll be more or less done with the game. I´d buy my ship of choice with all A-grade modules and then all that´s left is grind for ranks.

I really don´t get why people would use exploits to skip content and then complain about a lack of content...
(not aimed at someone specifically, but there are a lot of those on the official forums)


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