Last one in this series of posts ! I'll start with the pic I grabbed at an opportune moment :
That's my big freighter about to punch its way into hyperspace ... through a space station. Hopefully it gets in there before it goes all Last Jedi on it.
What is it ? The game has a form of warp drive called a Frame Shift Drive. It's pretty much the same as a warp drive, except that it can't go from star to star (except inside a system), it just lets your ship go from place to place within a star system. Going from system to system uses the same Frame Shift Drive ... except it means a jump through hyperspace.
Ignore all that ... it's gameplay mechanics that work for the game and the player.
Sublight - for combat and docking.
Warp drive in a system - lets you go places quickly.
Hyperspace - this
And because Warp Drive is already probably copyrighted by all kinds of people, it gets called something different with the same meaning.
I've been in game again today and yesterday. The current aim is to ramp up the rank with the Empire to unlock the last faction ship. I'm taking it in small bites instead of one big grind but it should be done by the end of the week and then I'm off to find some mysterious tip off places. And hunt for minerals.
(one slight discontinuity later ...)
Apparently I was really tired, closed my eyes for a second and half an hour went by ! Oops.
New phone arrived today. It's a Google Pixel 4 and I'm not altogether convinced just yet ... The extra fascia buttons on the Galaxy S7 confused a lot of people but I'm not convinced by the alternatives just yet. It may take a little getting used to but at least I should be able to use internet on the phone without having to reset it into airplane mode and back on again to sort out the Samsung malware, like I had to do on the old phone.
Oh and then there's the transferring over of data and credentials from the old phone to the new one. It's copied across data just fine but I'm having to remember credentials that I haven't entered for a Very Long Time. Just means an excuse to update the passwords.
I can feel that latent sleepiness overtaking me again (it's because I didn't get much sleep last night and was active at 8am today waiting for a likely delivery of phone not long after) so it's time to wish everyone a happy new year and leave with one last picture :
Happy new year everyone.