Guard Frequency Episode 147 | Pulling the cord to go faster

Written by Justin Lowmaster on . Posted in Podcasts

Greetings Citizens and Civilians, you’re tuned to episode 147, of Guard Frequency — the best damn space sim podcast ever! This episode was recorded on Friday 2nd December 2016 and released for streaming and download on Tuesday, December 6th 2016 at GuardFrequency.com

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This week’s Squawk Box… we, sorry, TONY said it’d never happen, and he was WRONG! On the Flight Deck we see what news from your favourite space-sims has landed as we bring you:

After that we’re debating combat logging, before finally tuning into the Feedback Loop and letting you join in on the conversation.

This Week’s Community Question

  • Can games implement effective systems to combat and discourage combat loggers? Or will they invariably fail and end up unfairly punishing people with legitimate connection issues? Have you seen or thought of an effective system game developers can use?

Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

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Comments (6)

  • LWook

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    Hey guys, you got the wrong episode up on ITunes again…

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    • Justin Lowmaster

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      I made some other error. It might be fixed, try again in a few minutes. It’s totally my fault, but mostly Lennon’s {;0p

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  • RambUs

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    Hey GF, great shows as ever. I didnt know there was a problem. Only one way to deal with this. If you get disconnected, you will lose the ship/avatar and die. nothing to it. I didnt think any game in 2016 still use anything but that function. It is 2016 and no isp should be dropping connection, well sometimes they digg up cable. Get a router with usbslot that can be use for a 4G dongle.

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    • Justin Lowmaster

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      My isp was. Daily we’d lose connection a few times. They came and fixed it, but losing Hearthstone matches was bad enough. A while ship and all accrued rewards? No thanks.

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  • seannewboy

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    Wonderful episode everyone.

    Logging off should not be an instantaneous thing, that way you hedge the results of both reasons for character downtime. If it is a random disconnect, most times there would end up being little or no penalty. On the other hand if your are disconnecting deliberately, you will still pay some penalty.

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  • Amontillado

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    after a disconnect a ship should start heading off towards a safe harbor. After a set period time of receiving no damage, it can be replaced with an NPC ship that will, once out of visual range will disappear.

    If you want the disconnected player’s ship to stick around and score the kill, keep plunking it.

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