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Offline finalfunk

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Improving Communications: Signals
« on: March 30, 2014, 08:26:38 pm »
I've written a guide to using signals.

I know it's a much 'softer' topic than things like engineering and gunning, but I also feel that it's a vastly underutilized system and it seems no one else wants to explain it. (There's not even a mention of it in the in-game guide, unless I'm missing something).

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=244135764

This is very new, so it could use some ratings to push it up the list, and I also welcome feedback, if you have any.

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Re: Improving Communications: Signals
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 03:05:30 am »
Great work.

Could also add a little part about the captains spot. (b)
Fits in kinda the same role. That always helps me to coordinate pub crews.

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Re: Improving Communications: Signals
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 08:27:21 am »
And for someone like me, Captain Spot is SO important, really! It could do with being more visible and longer lasting >_>

my opinion is that they should only drop when spot is completely lost, (but reapply when spotted again) or when ship get destroyed (drop completely). Hmm, maybe I should drop this in the suggestion thread.

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Re: Improving Communications: Signals
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 04:13:54 pm »
Clearly the captain's spot could use some attention because I (currently a lvl 9 pilot) do not know what it is!

Could someone explain?
« Last Edit: March 31, 2014, 04:16:04 pm by finalfunk »

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Re: Improving Communications: Signals
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 04:19:37 pm »
Thanks for the guide! It's sure to help out a lot of players.

Clearly the captain's spot could use some attention because I (currently a lvl 9 pilot) do not know what it is!

Could someone explain?

As a captain, you target a ship (allied or enemy) and press B. Unless there is something blocking the way or the spot gods are not in your favor, a cross should appear around the ship, marking the target.

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Re: Improving Communications: Signals
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 04:39:05 pm »
Also as a minor correction to your PS, I'm fairly certain that (unless it was patched out for some reason) there are two distinct male voices (and maybe two female ones? I forget) so there are in total 96 (or 128?) different audio recordings.

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Re: Improving Communications: Signals
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 05:07:27 pm »
As a captain, you target a ship (allied or enemy) and press B. Unless there is something blocking the way or the spot gods are not in your favor, a cross should appear around the ship, marking the target.

This is incredible! It should be part of the piloting tutorial at minimum and part of the in-game help files as well!

Also as a minor correction to your PS, I'm fairly certain that (unless it was patched out for some reason) there are two distinct male voices (and maybe two female ones? I forget) so there are in total 96 (or 128?) different audio recordings.

Oh! Is there a way to trigger the alternate voices, or are they assigned randomly?

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Re: Improving Communications: Signals
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 05:11:35 pm »
you should be able to switch via the 'Character' tab in the upper right-hand side

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Re: Improving Communications: Signals
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2014, 05:57:17 pm »
I have added a section on Captain's Spot to the end of the guide, as well as a post-script that mentions changing your character's voice.

Thanks for the feedback! ^_^

(Keep it coming)