OK, me hearties, the bases have all been installed in the various Systems, yarr! Now, the styles don't all match up, and some of the bases may not list equipment the same, or list all equipment (a number of bases don't show what thrusters or countermeasure droppers are for sale, for instance)... BUT... at last, it's in there!
What is now mostly missing is a lot of detail stuff for equipment and flavor text/rumors/news from the various bases and factions. Many of the bases where I have gathered rumors don't show all available rumors, as my character wasn't necessarily friendly with all the factions present on the bases I was visiting. There is still a lot of room for discussion of various piloting styles, tips, tricks, reputation grinding…Read more >
Since I've been gathering all these news tidbits from the various bases and factions and whatnot, would it be possible or desireable to have these randomly show up on the front page of the Wiki when people visit? Each time you visit the front page, there'd be a different article up, each with different links to bases and factions and such.
Thoughts?Read more >
OK! After some effort, I've added or updated bases in all of the Liberty, Bretonia, and Kusari systems, plus the Independent Worlds. Each of the bases in these systems now generally has linked equipment and other good basic info for starters. A lot of it hasn't yet been populated with rumors, news, or other flavor text, and doubtless there are some modifications that need to be made, but the major effort in these areas has been taken care of.
Right now, I'm focusing on the Rheinland systems, Border Worlds systems, and Edge Worlds systems. All in all, we're looking at adding twenty six (26) new base pages that don't yet exist, and another thirty-five (35) bases to modify or flesh out, with most of the work to be done in Rheinland (Rheinl…Read more >
OK all I've been thinking...
We've got a ridiculous number of pages for weapons etc... there's one for each level of the Justice class, for instance. Makes it a pain to link 'em all when you're adding the items to the bases, that's for certain.
When I did the Shields entries last time, I did it by type (Graviton, Positron, Molecular) as well as by class (Sentry, Adv. Sentry, Guardian, etc). Therefore you can go to the Graviton Shields page and look up each type of shield if you want (and where they are sold). Missiles were even simpler: I divided up the missiles into three "Families" (Eraser, Javelin & Stalker). So three pages handle all missile entries (except for cruise disruptors and torpedoes).
What I'm thinking is that we might want …Read more >
OK - If anyone notices the fact that I'm spending several hours a week on this puppy, here's a rant that'll explain it all.
Longtime player; never multiplayed, didn't have the connection then and since I've avoided MMO's, as they consume my soul. Freelancer, however, with its active mod community, keeps me refreshed. I've always loved pilot sims and this one, while specious in its depiction of how objects move in space (a cursory physics background and some thinking on the concept of thrusters on ships and missiles, as well as the distances actual space combat would occur at) still keeps me interested, and draws me back. There's lots of sides, plenty of systems, an interesting background political structure, plenty of ships to blow up, a…Read more >