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Flight Times in Space

Discussion in 'Space' started by MaxMoon, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Jenny ferr

    Jenny ferr Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    What I'm interested in is the fuel consumption increase in % from before this change, so I can use it to calculate vtol trips too
     
  2. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    And 37 minutes return flight (Caly to Ark).
     
  3. rick_janson

    rick_janson Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    I know before the fuel burn on a VTOL Ark-Caly was approximately 76 PEC... Don't know what it is now..

    EDIT: A friend told me space expanded by approximately 6 times... which would put it around 4.5 PED.. but they cut the fuel burn down to .55 oil (vs the 1.1 it used to be)... So I'm estimating approximately 2.3-2.5 PED. He said teh quad burns about 3 PED (about enough to go to all arkadia tps in a sleipnir before this update)
     
  4. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    In the quad, fuel burn looks very good. about 1.2 ped oil average between caly and ark, if you're station hopping. If not, I'm guessing about 2-2.5 ped. This is good news... there's no reason for flight costs to go up dramatically, except of course to pay for the extra time, and extra risk to the ship given the new spawn points. For some pilots, the extra time is significant, they can't just make a quick flight to space, the pilot has to stay online a lot longer or maybe even spend the night on another planet, so expect to pay 5 ped more per trip than you used to.
     
  5. Tass

    Tass New Member

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    Interesting.

    There's a space distances/fly times/fuel consumption table on the wiki. Would be cool to have the Arkadia distances in there: http://www.entropiaplanets.com/wiki/Basic_Space_Guide#Space_Distances

    Let me quickly test tables in here:

    Arkadia to... with:Sleip Mk1
    Calypso? min ? PED
    Aah, no BB code, no?

    Arkadia to... with: | Sleip Mk1 | Sleip Mk2 | Sleip Mk3 | Quad
    Calypso
    ROCKtropia
    Next Island
     
  6. Archman

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    46 minutes from NI to Arkadia in Sleipnir Mk2. My Sleipnir speed is 63 on a planet and 19 in space. Trips are now about 3 times longer than before.
     
  7. rick_janson

    rick_janson Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    A friend and I clocked his trip from Calypso to Arkadia in a quad... approximately 43 minutes give or take 30 seconds...
     
  8. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    So multiply by 3 for time....
     
  9. MrJoey

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    Yesterday flight from Caly to Ark around 60min (-+5) with sleipnir MKI

    A Soc mate was on the same trip with Quad -- took around 40min but he was killed by a pirate (1x) at Caly Space.

    I dont know how much Oil/ dont care lol



    For me it's ok to have a flight every now and than .. keeps me away from hunting with terrible loot :)
    Spawn on Caly Space was random ... i spawned on another spot than my soc mate... i took off @ Athena he was in Atlantis or Twin don't know.

    I hope that at least Quads will get a warp drive or something to speed up. An hour in space is really boring.
     
  10. Dredge

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    Returned to Ark last night after a few days on NI. Flight took approximatley 50 minues in my Sleipnir and was uneventful, in fact i was afk for most of the journey :)
     
  11. Danton

    Danton Active Member Pro Users

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    Trip vom Caly to Ark and back, each around 40 minutes. Spawn point after leaving Ark was covered by a "fair" ship....
    Could not act before getting few shots from him and wasn't prepared because of his "fair" tag. Will never happen again.... First shoot - ask later- is the better choice these days, no matter which tag a ship has...
     
  12. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    The spawn point is non-functional as far as I'm concerned. Everyone has to either run or shoot on sight as soon as they spawn, resulting in everyone getting attacked by both pirates and non-pirates alike. This completely messes up the karma system, which was only mostly messed up before. MA doesn't seem to be thinking things thru before releasing a VU, or maybe the codebase is so buggy and disorganized that this is the best they can do. Either way, I'm not impressed with the development team. Or if it's intentional, then I'm not impressed with whoever decided this would be a good thing to do.
     
  13. Rake

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    I am quite happy with the longer flight time. Means I can sit down , have a leisurely meal and do other stuff. The times are not that bad compared with say doing TP runs which can take hours of real time. btw I have not yet explored the new bigger Space , is there any interesting stuff to visit ?
     
  14. Evil Aeon

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    Is "Space Station" hopping reduce flying time ?
     
  15. Danton

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    You mean "T" after crossing Serverboarder? Have thought about it, but have not figured out where are needed Serverboarders located after update.
     
  16. Evil Aeon

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  17. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    It's not too hard to see where the server borders are. Use the planet areas outside the main map as a guide to the size of the servers. There are 13 servers and their borders haven't been changed since the update (Calypso and the are above it are not really there). The locations of CP and Foma have been altered. Each server is 8192 x 8192, so it's easy to set a waypoint when you're flying.

    @Rake, there are some new things to see. The stations look different on the outside and inside. They did away with the aquaria, sadly. You now have nothing to amuse yourself when stranded in space. However, they've eliminated the long hallway from revive to terminal, so that is nice. The terminals at Howling Mine (aka the Pirate Base) have been fixed, and it looks different on the outside. There are a few unusual phenomena in space that you can visit. And there are many more mob fields to discover. But other than that, there really isn't anything to "do" in space that couldn't be done before.
     
  18. New York Rose

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    I took a trip to Rocktropia from Calypso..1 HOUR LONG.give or take!! This is insanity,there's an hour of my life I can't get back!! :mad: Nor 1 hour EU has me out of the game before RL life makes you log off!! MAKE SPACE SMALLER!!! :surrender:
     
  19. rick_janson

    rick_janson Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    It's approximately 45 minutes by Quad... But I don't mind... keeps people on their planets a bit more, I think... I actually like the longer trip... gives you some time to talk, go afk, etc.
     
  20. Jenny ferr

    Jenny ferr Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Sleipnir Mk.I (L) information (Ark to Caly)

    Fuel cost: 1,14ped (surface to surface)
    Flight time: 1hour 19min 32sec (atmosphere to atmosphere, straight line no pirates)
     

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