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Re: Childrens' play log
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2017, 01:37:47 pm »

There are dangerous places to land. You can tell by looking at the temperature, and the 'weather' and 'tectonics' gauges.

Anywhere with a surface temperature above boiling will have 'hotspots' which are deadly, and the hotter, the more often it'll have them. Weather will produce lightning. Class 3 is a gradual drain; higher is very nasty. On tectonics, keep an eye out for aftershocks and you should be okay up to class 4.

Mercury is not the best recommendation on where to go for the radioactives - Jupiter's moon Io is better.

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2017, 06:26:50 pm »

Thanks... at least getting some RUs now...  Grin
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« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2017, 06:41:11 pm »

Also, keep an eye on the fuel use of each trip. Most moons are really cheap to get down to, but some planets can be very expensive and not worth it. This gets to be a big deal once you're traveling to other systems.
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« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2017, 11:02:28 am »

Found lots of rare minerals in Alpha Centauri that makes me rich... also what is that energy thing on pluto? My lander explodes when it hits that thing.
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« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2017, 10:16:45 am »

Did it really explode?

How much crew do you have?
A fully manned lander should be able to break the dangerous contact (and survive), but the contact will be helpful for the game, if treated correctly.

(BTW, this thread may be the wrong thread for you. Death might post spoilerish information.)
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« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2017, 04:19:49 am »

Yes, really, you should probably start a new thread.

ANYWAY, Kids decided to divert over to Draconis. Hit Lambda Draconis, talked with and fought a bunch of Thraddash.

I advised them NOT to send the Thraddash at the Kohr-Ah for purely out-of-game reasons (you can't ally with them then, and this doesn't make game sense, so it's not a fair chllenge).

 Then Alpha Apodis, and bought the Hellbore cannon tech. Also visited delta Apodis.

~~ separate session ~~

Visited Kappa Draconis. Fought a bunch of Thraddash. They said the probes are coming from the direction of Vega. That got them to get back on the Probes theme, and they headed out.

Stopped just as we were about to leave Thraddash space in order to have two last fights… and the last one was them forming Culture 20!

Sadly, they did not elect to make them say stupid things. Ah well.

Epsilon Corvi, Vega, Beta Corvi… and we missed the true source of probes for lack of the required hint. Presently at zeta corvi, way off in the corner. Maybe they'll work it out from the 'Vega-wards from Thraddash', which really narrows it down a lot. There are, like, four systems that could be - seven on the outside - and we've been to most of them. It won't be long until we're out altogether.

Incidentally, we're a bit low on fuel, but we have lots of bio-data, so we can refill easily at Alpha Apodis. They might get some hints from the Thraddash when they return.
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« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2017, 05:43:44 am »

Yep, sorry for hijacking the thread... didn't mean too.. got carried away...

Looking forward for more updates of your game... cheers!
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