|written by P-tate on Jan 03, 2010 22:33|
|Here's the situation:|
I've zipped to a new star and visited a planet I thought would be interesting. When I tired of that dusty rock, I returned to my ship and set a new local target.
Here's my problem:
When I try to "fine" my way to the local target my HUD says CONFIRM followed by BREAKING and my ship goes nowhere. What am I doing wrong? Why can't I visit two planets in the same system?!
|written by Neuzd on Jan 03, 2010 22:42|
|Breaking is clearly a mistyping or something like that. Alex meant "braking", because that's what the StarDrifter is actually doing in that moment: slowing down because you're approaching your target.|
For the rest....have you tried being just a bit more patient and see if you reach that planet?
I can't try it at the moment, but I'm pretty sure you've done everything correct (I mean "confirm" should appear when you set a local target...if I'm not mistaken).
For simple questions like this you may have a quicker response if you post your doubts on the chat frame. Open it by clicking on the "show chat frame" button on the top left.
|i do my own stun-- avatars|
|Sometimes, if you target a planet that is less than (I think) one dyam away, the sd starts braking from the get go. It's better to stop your craft, and target something further away.|
|written by 4616599 on Jan 04, 2010 06:35|
Yep. The SD will start braking at 1 dyam distance, and you're in for a relatively slow cruise if you're targeting a local object at that distance. What I usually do is vimana back to the star. If the distance to the next local object is still under 1 dyam, turn off force radiation limits and vimana again to move further. If the object is still too close, you'll just have to wait.
|Sometimes, if you target a planet that is less than (I think) one dyam away, the sd starts braking from the get go.|
In this case I'm assuming that you're in a compact two-planet system, which does occur pretty often for S02s and 05s. If it's a large system, just set a course for something over 1 dyam away.