Empyrion Clips, Highlights, and Screen Shots

Dave

Staff member
Attacked a couple of POIs last night. I know - shocker!

The first is an Abandoned Drone Base.


Then I went to an Abandoned Reactor.


Then the big one. A working Drone Base.

 
Oh good, the pix/linx/etc finally spun off its own thread.
No cats yet, though.

--Patrick
 

Dave

Staff member
I just didn't want to clutter up the regular thread with my POI bragging.
 

GasBandit

Staff member
That was actually a really good illustration of how missiles can "phase" through armor and hit protected internal devices, though. Just with... y'know, an ENTIRE CV instead of just a missile.
 
I swear the stupid game kept trying to phase me into him throughout that damn battle. But, at least the battle told me what I needed to know. Bunker Busters are for bases and non-ship related POIs (the cruiser PoI took the front decoy thrusters and an artillery turret and caused 41m worth of R2T damage), Box Graters are for other ships.
 
Still don't know why they aren't calculating vectors rather than points. I mean, the code already has all it needs in order to do so (or else it could not calculate trajectories and speed), but is it because the devs think it will be too computationally expensive, or that they just don't understand how to do it?
I swear the stupid game kept trying to phase me into him throughout that damn battle. But, at least the battle told me what I needed to know. Bunker Busters for bases and non-ship related POIs (the cruiser PoI took the front decoy thrusters and an artillery turret and caused 41m worth of R2T damage), Box Graters are for other ships.
I think you a word or two.

--Patrick
 
Still don't know why they aren't calculating vectors rather than points. I mean, the code already has all it needs in order to do so (or else it could not calculate trajectories and speed), but is it because the devs think it will be too computationally expensive, or that they just don't understand how to do it?

I think you a word or two.

--Patrick
I think you're right.
 

Dave

Staff member
And it looks like mine didn't parse as the videos that they are and instead are just...pictures?
 

GasBandit

Staff member
And it looks like mine didn't parse as the videos that they are and instead are just...pictures?
That's what mine were doing! I guess now yours have stopped working, too.

If you catch the play button on a refresh before it vanishes, you can start the video.
 

Dave

Staff member
Just your typical POI run. But Gared has other ideas...

 

Dave

Staff member
I wish I could record in better definition. But I need way more followers to be able to do that.
 

Dave

Staff member
See if the embedded Twitch highlight is better.

 

GasBandit

Staff member
See if the embedded Twitch highlight is better.
Fun fact: You can export videos from twitch to youtube directly, without having to download anything. That's generally what I have been doing lately (since my twitch embeds seem to not want to work for some reason).
 

Dave

Staff member
Yeah but just look at the quality between the one I uploaded directly to YouTube and the one native from Twitch.

Not all of us are associates that can record at higher resolutions.
 

GasBandit

Staff member
Yeah but just look at the quality between the one I uploaded directly to YouTube and the one native from Twitch.

Not all of us are associates that can record at higher resolutions.
You have it backwards... more than one thing, actually.

If you directly export from twitch to youtube, the quality is almost identical.
Furthermore, the recording resolution/compression in OBS is set separately from the streaming quality settings. You should actually be able to record at a much higher quality setting than you stream. Your twitch limitations have no bearing on what you record locally.
 

Dave

Staff member
When I uploaded to YouTube it was in a blazing 360 resolution. Gared was a vaguely human-shaped smudge.

And I know about recording in OBS as well, but haven't done it because I hadn't needed to up until this point.
 

GasBandit

Staff member
When I uploaded to YouTube it was in a blazing 360 resolution. Gared was a vaguely human-shaped smudge.

And I know about recording in OBS as well, but haven't done it because I hadn't needed to up until this point.
Oh, it takes a few minutes for the HD to kick in on videos uploaded to youtube. Sometimes as much as half an hour, for the longer ones. Believe you me. But it's 720p now. Granted, it's a 720p rendition of a REALLY compressed twitch stream. But like I said, if you're using OBS to actually record, you can set the recording settings better than your streaming settings.

Usually when I upload a video, I don't actually "publish" it until the HD processing is complete. You can tell when that happens by going to your dashboard's video manager, and looking to see if there's an [HD] next to the title.
 

Dave

Staff member
Well okay then. I didn't know it would take so long to do that. I thought as soon as it was uploaded it was uploaded. Good to know, though. Now I won't have to worry about it.
 

GasBandit

Staff member
Well okay then. I didn't know it would take so long to do that. I thought as soon as it was uploaded it was uploaded. Good to know, though. Now I won't have to worry about it.
That's one of the things I don't like about youtube... no matter what you send it, it re-encodes it. So whatever compression artifacts you have in the file you sent, they're RE-compressed (and made worse). Kinda like making a dub of a dub of a VHS. But Youtube wants to conserve its bandwidth/storage at any cost, so fuck your quality.
 

Dave

Staff member
I do have a Twitch question for you, though. Twitch has streaming extensions and one of them I noticed was Spotify. But I thought that copyrighted material couldn't be on the streams. So what good is streaming music through Spotify if they're just going to mute you?
 

GasBandit

Staff member
I do have a Twitch question for you, though. Twitch has streaming extensions and one of them I noticed was Spotify. But I thought that copyrighted material couldn't be on the streams. So what good is streaming music through Spotify if they're just going to mute you?
Well, yes and no. It doesn't mute the live stream, it only mutes the archived copy (and it doesn't affect any local recordings, either). So, if you're one of those streamers who doesn't care about twitch's automatic archiving, then you can use the Spotify plugin without concern. Unfortunately for me, because so many of my play/stream sessions are so long (I've streamed for about 204 hours over the past 30 days), simultaneous recording isn't really a good option for me, since I might want 10 minutes out of every 10 hours, so pulling highlights from twitch archival footage is more practical for me.

However, there's clauses in the Twitch TOS that says if they get a lot of complaints about you, or something, and they determine that your stream is putting too much emphasis on the music instead of the gameplay or whatever, then they will "take appropriate action."
 

GasBandit

Staff member
The deep space shipyards of Gas Bandit Industries has produced its next great work -



SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO



 
Ah, so that's why you warned me about getting too close to your gold asteroid. Impressive.
 
Yep tuned in just in time to see him taking it on its maiden voyage.
Game doesn’t support the Yamato cannon, though. Maybe next patch?

—Patrick
 

Dave

Staff member
So would this be a viable PvP ship or is it just a vanity project?
 
Gonna go with the latter. That thing has way too much gingerbread to be purely practical.

—Patrick
 
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GasBandit

Staff member
So would this be a viable PvP ship or is it just a vanity project?
It's definitely no WCS. But it is all combat steel, and it is fleshed out (mostly) on the inside so phased shots should be less of an issue. The turret placement is less than ideal for PvP, unfortunately - it's laid out in a lore-friendly manner, which means they're almost all on the top decks and split between the port and starboard sides, like a naval battleship. Not much in the way of concentration of fire. But high survivability.

But yeah, Pat, too bad there's no wave motion cannon ;)

Also, dammit, I should have used THIS youtube video. I didn't even know there was a remake.
 
Gonna show the pic to Kati anyway. She’s the SB fan in the family.

—Patrick
 

GasBandit

Staff member
A noteworthy comparison: The 1:1 recreation of the Yamato, next to the 1:1 recreation of the Tantive IV.

 

GasBandit

Staff member
I would have used the P menu to get into the ship's constructor and make a multitool.

And you don't have to "wait for gas to get back" usually, you can just bawl in chat and I'll probably see it, if I'm awake :p then I can move you.
 
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