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    In Elite Dangerous, my goal this past weekend was to learn exploration. Turns out it is not expensive, and pretty easy, and makes big money. In 3 days I saw a few sights, and made as much money as I have made in the previous 2 weeks. My goal for that this next week it to pick a direction, head out, and be the first player to explore a system. Turns out, only .003 % of the galaxy has been explored ingame, so the trick will be to have enough time, a little luck, and just go to do it. In the meantime, I kitted out a combat ship last night to start in on combat, and then had a hell of a difficult time finding anything to fight. I might have to do an Escalation Zone, but that means picking one faction out of the two fighting, and taking faction hits to the other side. Not sure I want to go that route. I am also saving to fit up a passenger ship and do some passenger hauling(supposedly big money) and buy the next bigger freighter to do some space trucking.
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    Meanwhile, in Empyrion, I have moved to other worlds. Did some trading in a couple trading stations, got a couple auto miner cores, going to try and see how those work. Tried a new blueprint from the Steam workshop for a capital vessel(CV), it has some nice features, but I think I am just going to end up eventually pulling the turrets off it and adding them to a design I like more. It has allowed me to get around further than my cheap starter small vessel(SV). The SV did get me to an ice world, which I put a base on and made a mining hover vehicle(HV...I bet you saw that coming) and stripped it of a bunch of resources. Now with the CV I have moved to a lava world, am going to put down a base and build a mining HV and strip it of resources, including gold and a couple of the rarest resources. Later this month a new update is due, the third anniversary update, so hopefully that will add some nice new fun stuff. They also listed what they are working for to come after this update, including some of the key stuff people including myself have wanted: more solar systems, shields for vehicles, and the one that has me most excited, "Better skill, research and progression system".

    Check out this for info on patch, plus a really cool look at how the game has evolved, and why it is one of my favorite games: https://empyriononline.com/threads/a...preview.42667/
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    So in Kenshi I have finally got a handle on automated work loads. The hold up I was having was that they are rather counter intuitive. For instance, the game forces you to organize by including storage bins that will only hold a specific item type (Metal Ore Bin etc.) and a person will not automatically haul iron ore to any other kind of bin. That is a bit of a pain, but I find it easier to plan work flows, so I guess I am OK with it. It's easy to create an assembly line by placing an ore bin next to an ore vein, then a refiner next the container, and a refined plate bin next to that... then crafting stations. There is no chance for the characters to screw up the work flow since they can't put anything else in the bin.

    Once you start creating work zones you start to realize you need a lot more people. How you bolster your work force depends on how evil you want to be. Slavery is a way of life in this world, but I have chosen to create a town entirely from hired hands. The practical upshot is that they are all capable fighters, so at this point raids on our town are comically short. Well, "comically" might be the wrong word since most of the raids are by desperately hungry scavengers with wooden poles.

    My short term goal right now is to research all the things. I need to build defenses so as to warn off the more pitiful raiding parties, and hold back and weaken the tougher ones.

    The mid range goal is to end the scourge of the Dust Bandits in my region. I can see the Dust Bandit home base from my town, but they are currently too tough. I've been clearing their camps as I find them, but I don't know if that has created a shortage of fighters at their home base. I suppose I could try and infiltrate the base to see what they have going on in there. It's not like I don't have an endless supply of Dust Bandit gear sitting around.

    Long term goal is to expanding my farming and see if I can create a sort of soup kitchen that feeds everyone basic meals for free... but so far I haven't figured out farming, and I don't know if that actually would affect the number of crazed, hungry scavengers...

    I am in that fun spot in a sandbox game where I am on the brink of creating a profitable, defensible home, but I'm also pulled to go exploring. I don't have the personnel to do both...
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    Re: Blog Your Current Game

    After playing Xenonauts for a few weeks, it made me realize that I was just really hankering for the game it was based on, so I got rid of it and reuploaded the real thing- the original XCOM UFO Defense game. I used Open X-Com, which is a free 64 bit shell that enables you to run the game using the newest OS (in my case Win8) without having to use DOS Box.

    So Im back to playing a game that's more than 20 years old. LOL. And It's still awesome! Sure, the graphics are dated, but very few of the new games can replace the pulse pounding thrill of leading your squaddies against an unseen alien menace in the darkened city, or trying to eliminate the alien crews after you shoot one of their ships down.

    Lately, I've been equipping my soldiers with stun rockets to try and capture a live alien, and it seems I keep getting killed by a 2 to 1 ratio since I'm throwing all the rookies into the downed UFOs first lol.


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    Started a new campaign of Battletech. Ironman mode, CT destruction means loss of mech, salvaged mechs start without gear.

    First casualty today on my first two-star mission. (have completed only the first storyline mission). Medusa was a stand-in for the injured Behemoth. Took an AC/20 to the head from an angry Hunchback. On the plus side, I salvaged a fully-intact Griffin and I get to repair Medusa's Vindicator because the cockpit was destroyed instead of the engine.

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    Tonight in Elite Dangerous I started out to get my name on a planet or two by being the first to "discover" them. I scrolled out on the map awhile, then randomly picked a star heading towards the center of the galaxy. Plotted a route, which it turned out was an even 200 jumps. 22 jumps into the route, I found my first "undiscovered" planet. My name won't go onto the planet(2 of them actually) until I get back to a station, which will be awhile. Currently I am 43 jumps into the trip, and only one system on the route has had any "undiscovered" planets. Will run further into the route later, but my back says I need to take a break.

    Started last night a new run in EU4. Had never tried the Mamluks, so gave them a shot. I am now the number 1 world power(by a large portion), am called Arabia now, and the only real question is where I expand next. Easily the best run I have ever had in EU4.
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    Elite Dangerous update: I made it 100 systems into the route I am taking to that random star. Halfway there, about 20 objects so far will have my name on them as the person who discovered them when I get back to civilization. Probably make it back next week sometime...
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    Elite Dangerous: I made it to about 140 jumps into the 200 jump trip, was in space no one had been to before, and decided I was going to go bat**** insane if I kept this up. It was not so much the exploration part, as the need so far from any base to fuel scoop every single star. Fuel scooping does not take long, nor is it hard, but it consists of watching numbers and adjusting your pitch based on them, and if you mess up you get too close to the star, get forced out of frame drive, take damage, and have to get back out. So it is boring concentration, and I had to do it every single jump, time after time. I was doing 35 to 40 jumps an hour, and almost all the time was in scooping. So I plotted a route back, and made it a little over half way. When I finish the trip back(tomorrow probably, certainly not tonight), and download my cartographic data, I will have my name listed as discovering about 45 stellar objects(stars and planets). Not alot, but I am happy.

    Now off to EU4 till bed, Muscovy!
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    Today on Planetside 2: a member of my outfit got a crazy idea on just sitting on top of a mountain in the middle of enemy territory with a bunch of MAX (power armor troops) and just let them come at us. We got overwhelmed (lowest faction server pop) but it was fun since we did down a lot of enemy aircraft lol.


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    In ED: Made it back home. Payout was nice for the discovery data, but nothing to write home about, especially considering the time involved. All the "first to discover" messages where kinda nice.

    In EU4, I formed Russia, and am clearing out the remaining enemies around me east of Lithuania. Will have to crack that nut before long, but not yet.
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