New Players Guide + FAQ

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Post by Nightmare » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:52 am

Technically I can write it the way I want it so I'm just gonna keep it for now.

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Post by Rogelio » Fri May 18, 2007 7:13 pm

Hey what are abandoned planets?? whats the deal with that, and why cant I colonize them??

Hope you can help out a newbie... thanks

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Post by MadAce » Fri May 18, 2007 7:19 pm

Rogelio wrote:Hey what are abandoned planets?? whats the deal with that, and why cant I colonize them??

Hope you can help out a newbie... thanks

They're planets that hit 0 population a short while in the past. It takes 3 days for the old dome to dissapear.

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Post by DionysuZ » Fri May 18, 2007 7:20 pm

Rogelio wrote:Hey what are abandoned planets?? whats the deal with that, and why cant I colonize them??

Hope you can help out a newbie... thanks
If you don't clean the pollution on a planet it will get a disaster after a while. After 3 disasters the dome becomes unliveable and all colonists will leave. The dome will die. The dome will die too if there's not enough colonists on the planet to maintain it (< 25). A dead dome will remain on the planet for little longer than a week. After that the aliens will consume it and you can place a new one ;)

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Post by repaxan » Sat May 19, 2007 6:47 pm

Is it really true that if I have exp lower than rep, I can stay in UN space for free?

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Post by BlueSox » Tue May 29, 2007 6:41 pm

If a merchant dock refuses to trade with me anymore because of haggling, is this permanent or does it wear off after a while?

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Post by Nightmare » Tue May 29, 2007 8:38 pm

BlueSox wrote:If a merchant dock refuses to trade with me anymore because of haggling, is this permanent or does it wear off after a while?
Good question!, this is temperoraly, only takes about 15 minutes before you can trade again (approximitly).
If he says he can't afford to buy from you it means the port has no cash which basicly means someone robbed all of it's cash not too long in which case you will have to wait a couple of hours/days.

I hope that answers your question :P.

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Post by Nightmare » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:18 pm

Next big update is planned for 2 weeks from now, will add new tips and trick, mainly for the new patches and tips and tricks that do not longer work will be removed, the biggets part of the guide is still up-to-date so if you're new be sure to look up some things you would like to know here!

Many thx to all that have contributed by asking questions not resolved in the guide.

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Post by pbhead » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:43 pm

repaxan wrote:Is it really true that if I have exp lower than rep, I can stay in UN space for free?
yes

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Post by Nightmare » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:56 pm

Biggest update yet! The guide is now updated to the "post-25k-pop-domes" era and I cleaned up the spelling a bit :P

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Post by Deathreape98 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:23 pm

8 ppl per corp on p5 :) not 6 ^_^
and the flak trick doesnt work anymore i thought



I had a question....but i cant seem to remember it, illpost again if i remmebr it

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Post by BLADE2 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:15 am

I think you need some more revisions, Nightmare!

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Post by Nightmare » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:10 pm

BLADE2 wrote:I think you need some more revisions, Nightmare!
Big whoop it's been like a year :roll: + I was still a programming newbie then, I now have a more extended knowledge of programming and design, don't know if I'll put effort into a new version though, I might try to redo this in a simpler format (Javascript maybe).

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Post by M2-Destroyer » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:25 pm

Nightmare wrote:
BLADE2 wrote:I think you need some more revisions, Nightmare!
Big whoop it's been like a year :roll: + I was still a programming newbie then, I now have a more extended knowledge of programming and design, don't know if I'll put effort into a new version though, I might try to redo this in a simpler format (Javascript maybe).

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Good gawd, look who decides to post after all this time ..

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Post by Nightmare » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:20 pm

Updated!

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Post by KG » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:35 pm

Under "What is a multi-shooter?", it needs to be adjusted to 25 ore/bolt instead of 50.

Thanks for making and updating the guide, Nightmare! It's been a big help getting started.

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Post by TheMcCrazy » Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:21 am

whered that nifty resource spread sheet for building cols go?

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Post by Major.Arse » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:42 pm

you mean the colony calculator?


if so its stickied 2 threads below

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Post by TheMcCrazy » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:10 am

Major.Arse wrote:you mean the colony calculator?


if so its stickied 2 threads below
no the one that gave you all the resources needed total for building a colony...either that or i just cant get the damn calculator to work right lmfao XD

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Post by akito » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:58 am

got two additions for the terminology section

nubtrash - a newspeak insult that implies everything that nub alone does but intesified several degrees; especially in the areas of: detestable attitude, general worthlessness, and total lack of understanding of game dynamics.

dueltard - this refers to a player that is more interested in player versus player battles and honor duels than they are nation building and/or empire maintenance. the term itself is actually neutral, so you must look to the context to determine whether it is being used as a compliment or an insult in any given instance.

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Re: New Players Guide + FAQ

Post by Luna » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:06 pm

bump

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Re: New Players Guide + FAQ

Post by Catfish » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:10 pm

this is a sticky, why does it need bumped? :P

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Re: New Players Guide + FAQ

Post by ArdRhys4 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:48 am

It is that awesome, it needs to be above all the other stickies! Also, nice tutorial.

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Re: New Players Guide + FAQ

Post by Nightmare » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:32 pm

Updated, language was improved for readability and I did another spelling check.

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Re: New Players Guide + FAQ

Post by Mel'Kaven » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:28 am

It doesn't say

"cap" - Capturing a colony through invasion.

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Re: New Players Guide + FAQ

Post by jclouds » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:58 pm

Nightmare wrote:
- Shooting NPCs can be a great way of making exp if you do it right. Take a fast ship (CEO Flag-Ship, Battle Ship, Sethar Cruiser, ISC, IGS or Avenger) and a long range weapon (Fusion Blast or Explosive charges, the ISC and Battle ship's secondary weapon are great too). When you encounter an NPC, fly backwards while shooting at it with your weapon. Make sure you take a flak with you and drop it so negs/nukes are deflected. If you practice this well you can make tons of cash and exp doing this! Remember, practice makes perfect!!

I agree that secondary weapons are great.. what are your secondary weapons by the way?


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Re: New Players Guide + FAQ

Post by awesomepebble » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:11 pm

jclouds wrote:
Nightmare wrote:
- Shooting NPCs can be a great way of making exp if you do it right. Take a fast ship (CEO Flag-Ship, Battle Ship, Sethar Cruiser, ISC, IGS or Avenger) and a long range weapon (Fusion Blast or Explosive charges, the ISC and Battle ship's secondary weapon are great too). When you encounter an NPC, fly backwards while shooting at it with your weapon. Make sure you take a flak with you and drop it so negs/nukes are deflected. If you practice this well you can make tons of cash and exp doing this! Remember, practice makes perfect!!

I agree that secondary weapons are great.. what are your secondary weapons by the way?


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