Rebel Galaxy Outlaw

I don’t take you as a hater at all! Just wanted to let you know that there was other stuff to do beside mission board stuff :)

I care! Glad to hear it! Hope it stays that way.

So I mapped “dump power to shields” to my right stick down as mentioned up-thread. But I’m not entirely sure it’s working. When I hit it I don’t see my power go down or my shields markedly improve. Do I have the wrong things mapped? I read this as “use up a bunch of afterburner power for shields” but maybe I am mistaken?

If your shields are at max it won’t do anything -

There are two actions with shields, one reallocates power to shields making them regen faster later on (and restricting your speed and laser firing duration) and the other dumps power there to restore them quickly. You chose the right option; use it when you’re gettting pounded from behind like a neophyte adult star on her first visit to the San Fernando valley.

They were most certainly not max! During combat.

Also if you have no power from firing all your weapons, you’ll have no power to dump to shields.

That’s key right there.

You still need to adjust your aim to hit the target reliably, are you doing so or are you just firing ahead wherever the autofollow points you? Just trying to zero in on where you’re having problems vs most other people.

Thanks jp, your enthusiasm has also kept me going with trying to fix it! Now, if only you could help me win a game of pool. I nearly won the last game, down to the black, and then the computer took three balls sitting against the cushions and sank them in order, followed by the black. My eyebrows have never raised themselves so high.

After dropping off some cargo in Nevada, and doing the story mission there, I think I’m ready to slink back to the Texas system. All the missions outside of there have been too tough for me. The pirate ships out here are way tougher. In Montana, I couldn’t even do a mine clearing mission worth only 5000 credits. There’s some waves of pirates that protect the mines, and I can’t even get past the first wave most of the time, let alone the second wave, let alone actually getting to the mines I have to clear.

I’ll be going back to Texas, thank you very much. It’s the only system in the quadrant with a normal risk. Every other place is High risk or worse.

But thanks to this thread, I know I should probably stop in either Medicine Hat, Missouri or Louisiana on the way back. That’s one of the reasons I came out to Nevada actually. I was looking for Components, and I figure if I can just land everywhere once, I’ll have mapped out which system sells what things.

Going to Nevada in the Platypus or even a partially-upgraded Sonora is a little daunting. Kansas and Missouri aren’t too bad compared to Texas—the pirates are largely driving the same few ships.

Switching from the Sonora (which I still love) to the Sandhawk made a huge difference in my combat survivability. The fourth hardpoint helps, but I think the fact that the Sandhawk is much faster and nimbler helps more.

Back to fps, guys–is there a limit to the framerate? Because I added the exe as a non-Steam game with the -EpicPortal flag, and it always gave me around a maxium of 60. Tested it with other games (including the original RG) and was getting 100-some. I realize that RG came out in 2015, though. Or does Steam’s counter not work with non-Steam games? I’ll try to see what FPS monitor tells me.

Not unless you have VSYNC on. Otherwise it goes as fast as your GPU will take it.
RGO is considerably more graphically ambitious than RG, along a number of axes (Although it’s also considerably more optimized)

I think it was this. But also it seems that I want to hold it rather than tap which I didn’t realize at first.

Never gonna let it go? Gonna hold it in your arms forever?

Dumping to Shields never seems to do anything for me.

I dump to Shields. My shields are still down, only now I also can’t shoot as much or run away.
Then I explode.

Nope, made sure to turn V-sync off at the starting options screen since I’ve got a G-Sync monitor. That’s why I’m kind of mystified. I’ll ltry turning a couple of graphics options down to see if that affects anything.
Also going to check my Nvidia CP settings. Per my understanding it’s OK to turn V-sync on there as long as you leave it off in the game itself. In fact sometimes games act funky if you don’t (looking at you, Watch Dogs 2).

It’s running super smoothly in any case, and I’m enjoying it a lot.

It works perfectly here so it must be on your end. Are you positive you are dumping to shields and not rerouting power to shields? It’s two different things and I have seen a lot of people mixing that up.

Upgraded to a Sandhawk yesterday, put some Autocannons on it and bought a space station after some subtle hints. Money isn’t easy to come by but not grindy either. Missions pay out 10k to 25k so that’s “easy” but of course they are hard to do sometimes. I tried some “bounty” missions and so far I have paid more in repairs then I earned. But it’s a learning experience.

This is a spoiler about the space station. (I forget how to do Discourse spoiler tags)
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I hope no one paid full price for it.