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Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Dec 2019
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    Depends what your goal is - unlocking all the ships and generally buying everything can take a lot of grinding for credits, materials and faction rep.

    If you're not too worried about jumping straight to an imaginary end-game state and enjoy the journey though, it's generally fine. If it gets too grindy you can usually take a break and do something else for a while.

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    Yeah, Elite has Solo mode, Open which is more-or-less MMO, and you can have private groups as well.

    It's always online just to sync the economy/politics/etc. though - it doesn't use much data if you're playing in solo mode, but you can't play completely offline.

    Open uses a lot more data when you're actually instanced with other real people, but the galaxy is so big this is still relatively uncommon away from certain busy systems.

    On the complexity front - I should point out that it's simple compared to a flight sim, but there's a lot more to learn than the arcade flight model of No Man's Sky. The inventory system is a lot less painful though.

    Oh, and I played about 22 hours of No Man's Sky before un-installing and leaving a bad Steam review. A lot of it is perfectly nice, but that inventory system really is appalling. Still not terrible value if you get it on sale, though, and YMMV.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Non-cycling other half, terraced house in London with no side return or other access not through the house.

    Bikes inside, obviously.
    The commuter was locked up outside for a few weeks over the summer while we had some building work done. It stays in the hall otherwise and would have been in the way.

    Road bike usually in the living room unless it's upstairs on the turbo or I've got the rollers out.

    I suppose I would have considered one of those locked & covered bike stores they've started putting on the street - for the commuter only - if the hall was too narrow or the building work dragged on.

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    There's chthonic, although that usually relates more to the underworld, and autochthonous, which means indigenous, or formed in its current location, or literally native to the soil.

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    Fine IME, especially if someone else is paying.
    Their frequent flyer thing is a pain to sign up for though IIRC.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I was never satisfied with my Mini Metro version of the NY subway. Always seemed to be burning through tunnels too fast, or ending up with really long straggly lines.

    I mean, it's not inaccurate, just unsatisfying. I should try it again ...

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    I suspect they thought cars were more friendly to the US market.
    Look, they're using the US highway numbering signs, and driving straight across the "traffic circles".

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ooh, it's a less-environmentally-friendly sequel to Mini Metro!

    Does look a bit fancier, though.

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    Yep, it reads like the "with cars travelling at" part was supposed to apply to both mentions of the speed threshold, but got separated during editing.

    It's easily done.

  • in General
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    The next bit says

    ... less protective the faster cars are travelling, and were of "minimal" use in crashes with cars travelling at more than 50km/h (31 mph).

    So now I'm not sure whether the first 50km/h meant the speed of the bike, or the speed of the previously-unmentioned car it's colliding with.

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