Palins research centre has been attacked by Thargoids

I've calmed down.

Don't get me wrong though. I still think FD is stupid for locking people out of G5 engines like this, and I will give harsh criticism here, as frankly it's the only correct response. It's easy for all you regulars here because you already have your ships done and the blueprint pinned.

But that option has been very unfairly ripped away from the guy who purchased the game a couple of days ago.

See the problem here?
No one is excluded, Mal Brendon still has them. Your laziness is not an excuse, you can get here in less than 3 hours.
 
Arguably deleting your save and then complaining that things are different when you have to re-unlock things is the worst implementation of game PLAY that I have seen.

But to answer your question: yes it appears so.
Very bad argument.

What about the guy who purchased and installed for the first time just a couple days ago? Why does he get punished for not being here earlier?
 
Bloody better not.

I'd like to play the game with the same opportunities as everyone else.

That's not entitlement, that's paying for a service without tiered customers.
Go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for this all to blow over.

Seriously, do one of the following:
1. wait and no doubt palin will be installed elsewhere or back in the usual place in a week or two.
2. presumably you pinned G5 if you've been there. If so just upgrade elsewhere.
3. Fly to colonia and use Mel whatshisname(?)
4. evaluate if you need the G5's at all - you don't have to have everything maxed out to enjoy the game.
 
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It really isn't. Not everybody plays games to be the king.
Yes, of course, there is a limited amout of "masochists" in the mass of computer games players. But this particular set of players is below the scope of the mainstream game developers. And FD is a mainstream game developer and publicly traded company. They really do not want to scare potential customers of those ZOO Theme park games just because potential customers will be affraid to play, because some day those apes and hippos in ZOO will go wild... :)
 
Bloody better not.

I'd like to play the game with the same opportunities as everyone else.

That's not entitlement, that's paying for a service without tiered customers.
But you would be able to, think about it, if no-one else can and you can't, you have exactly the same opportunities. A new lpayer who started a 'few days ago' is unlikely to have racked up the needed openings to hook Palin, and equally unlikely to have done the 5KLy & back opener.

FWIW, I agree with the sentiment that, at last, something interesting has happened.

Although I expect Palin to be re-homed somewhere in a week or so, just to ensure that no-one misses out :)

Not that Colonia is a long way, a couple of hours each way using Neutron jumps... (plus the unlock, of course)
 
Yes, of course, there is a limited amout of "masochists" in the mass of computer games players. But this particular set of players is below the scope of the mainstream game developers. And FD is a mainstream game developer and publicly traded company. They really do not want to scare potential customers of those ZOO Theme park games just because potential customers will be affraid to play, because some day those apes and hippos in ZOO will go wild... :)
Elite isn't really what I would consider "mainstream". I think most casual gamers find it pretty unappealing due to the lack of a proper narrative and the complicated controls. The appeal of Elite is that you're a nobody with a spaceship.
 
I've calmed down.

Don't get me wrong though. I still think FD is stupid for locking people out of G5 engines like this, and I will give harsh criticism here, as frankly it's the only correct response. It's easy for all you regulars here because you already have your ships done and the blueprint pinned.

But that option has been very unfairly ripped away from the guy who purchased the game a couple of days ago.

See the problem here?
No I don't see a problem here, I see a lot of problems regarding Fdev and ED but this isn't it.
Finaly Fdev has the balls to insert an event that has consequences, for all players, I don't think it'll be a lasting thing just a temporary unavailability of a certain upgrade, big deal.
So many people think of the Thargoids being a lame feature that can be totaly ignored, including me.
I applaud this move and hope many others will follow.
I don't see many new players complaining right now, perhaps they also think it's cool what's happening right now, you know make the galaxy a bit more exciting and thrilling?

You don't even want to play ED anymore but rant about others who do.
I rant too but because I do want to play this game and these sort of events could possibly help bring me back.
 
Natures universal plan:
1. Improvise
2. Adapt
3. Overcome
Either they figured out Palin was giving us engine boost, or it's just a coincidence. Because then we are an easier target because we can't engineer our thrusters. They mustnt know we can pin blueprints or the fact that we have backup engineers.

My guess is that the retreat is step 1, and we are experiencing 2 or 3.
 
I don't see many new players complaining right now, perhaps they also think it's cool what's happening right now, you know make the galaxy a bit more exciting and thrilling?
Well, new players are not using this forum, because they did not foud the forum yet. And when it comes to young players, they do not use discussion forums at all. Too much work with writing... :)
I know it, I have a daughter and she is an active player in several games. They have Discord and it is enough...
 
Well, new players are not using this forum, because they did not foud the forum yet. And when it comes to young players, they do not use discussion forums at all. Too much work with writing... :)
I know it, I have a daughter and she is an active player in several games. They have Discord and it is enough...
Ugh, I'm trying to make a point here, stop contradicting me, even when you're right :)
 
But definitely, someone with proper equipment and knowledge, should make a Hitler video on theme "Palins Research Center has been attacked by Thargoids" :)
 
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