Distant Worlds II Event Fleet Mechanics

…We are not expecting any alien trouble on our expedition, however, nobody ever expects it…so it's totally your call if you want to pack Decons and have that option should we all get surprised!

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I've been informed that some galactic phenomena etc can cause caustic damage. Therefore any mechanics that do want to fit a decontamination limpet instead of or alongside a repair limpet controller feel free. It's probably not going to be common but having a handful of ships with the capability will be useful.
That settles it - 3A repair out, 3E decon in. New caustic phenomena was more what I was concerned about than patch jobs under fire.

In the Fuel Rats we’ve become convinced that repair jobs are never time-critical, so having to use more limpets to repair the same ammount (by using decon vs. repair) is only going to affect us by forcing us to ask Logistics/Materials for more limpets. I’m willing to live with that.
 
On a similar note of possible risks, with such a large number of commanders joining and the number of permutations by which things can go wrong - I think the Fuel Rats and Fleet mechanics are going to be busy.

A lot of first time outside the bubble explorers (me included) and the easy credits recently means that quite a few commanders will be driving big complicated ships for the first time and on their first big expedition. I was worried at first that it's the small ships with short jump ranges we had to worry about but now I'm not so sure.
 
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Morning all, apologies for the potentially stupid question but does anyone know how you change roles on the Official DW2 roster? I signed up ages ago and because of the ship I was taking I didn't have any spare capacity, however as I now do I'm bringing repair limpets and it would be awesome to be part of the mechanics group.

Also is there a mechanics discord yet or are we just restricted to here at the moment?

Finally haha has anyone heard of the Hull Seals? There was a post on reddit today and I wondered if they were part of this group? https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/ad0b5i/the_actual_official_patch_of_the_hull_seals/
 
Morning all, apologies for the potentially stupid question but does anyone know how you change roles on the Official DW2 roster? I signed up ages ago and because of the ship I was taking I didn't have any spare capacity, however as I now do I'm bringing repair limpets and it would be awesome to be part of the mechanics group.

Also is there a mechanics discord yet or are we just restricted to here at the moment?

Finally haha has anyone heard of the Hull Seals? There was a post on reddit today and I wondered if they were part of this group? https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/ad0b5i/the_actual_official_patch_of_the_hull_seals/

Hi,

Get on the Fleetcomm Discord server, thats where everything is happening! https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showt...focused-Private-(pc)-Group?highlight=fleetcom
There's details on there about how to contact the Roster organiser Qohen about changing roster details.

Yes we have a Mechanics channel in the Discord that's already been lively with people joining.
And yes, the Hull Seals is an affectionate nickname the people already in the Discord Mechanics channel have come up with. There was a discussion about "Sealing up Hulls" and it developed from there. Short answer: "Fleet Mechanics" is the official name and Hull Seals is the nickname, mainly because so many documents/files/bots/roster/images etc have Mechanics on and the admin tasks to change them all is a bit daunting. Also to try and limit confusion. :)

Finally: Welcome, good to have you with us!
 
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Thanks very much for the info and the quick response!

Ah ok, with it now that makes more sense. God I can only imagine the task of having to go through everything and rename it all ha!

Thanks, it's good to be with you guys. DW1 was the best time I've had in Elite and I'm looking forward to this one even more so. I was gonna fly with IW but we've been stood down from having an official presence until people want escorts on the return so I needed another job, and one of my mates recommended you guys.
 
News:

The first meet-ups were a success and gave people chance to try out their builds and test firing a few repair limpets prior to launch. It was also great to see some of you in-game for the first time. With lots of participants and good feedback we've added a few more meet-ups prior to launch for anyone that wants to test things, try out their build or just drop in and say hello. Also there's XB1 and PS4 meets going on too! Details below for anyone wishing to join in and say hello:

PC

Time - Date:
11am Gametime - 12/01/2019 (Saturday)
System & location:
Pallaeni Waypoint 1
Game Mode:
Fleetcomm Private Group
Point of Contact:
Cmdr Repair Rat (AlexBrentnall on Discord)

Time - Date: 4pm Gametime - 12/01/2019 (Saturday)
System & location:
Pallaeni Waypoint 1
Game Mode:
Fleetcomm Private Group
Point of Contact:
Cmdr Repair Rat (AlexBrentnall on Discord)

Time - Date: 1am onwards Gametime - 13/01/2019 (Sunday)
System & location:
Pallaeni Waypoint 1
Game Mode:
Fleetcomm Private Group
Point of Contact: Cmdr Drebin Omega



XB1

Time - Date: 3am Gametime - 09/01/2019 (Wednesday)
System & location:
Lembava Goldstein Port
Game Mode:
Distantworldsxb Private Group
Point of Contact:
Cmdr Adanmoth

Time - Date: 2am Gametime - 13/01/2019 (Sunday)
System & location:
Pallaeni Waypoint 1
Game Mode:
Distantworldsxb Private Group
Point of Contact: Cmdr Adanmoth



PS4

Time - Date: 8pm Gametime - 08/01/2019 (Tuesday)
System:
Within human bubble
Game Mode:
Point of Contact: Cmdr Repairman Patch
Note: This meet is for tutorial/guidance on repair limpets, wings, instancing etc

Time - Date: 8pm Gametime - 10/01/2019 (Thursday)
System:
Within human bubble
Game Mode:
Point of Contact: Cmdr Repairman Patch
Note: This meet is for tutorial/guidance on repair limpets, wings, instancing etc

Time - Date:
8pm Gametime - 12/01/2019 (Saturday)
System:
Within human bubble
Game Mode:
Point of Contact: Cmdr Repairman Patch
Note: This meet will be used for dry-runs of repair calls



Side note:
Details of Dispatch process is still an open action. Working on that asap and will get that published. I will also update the First Post of this thread to change from an "advert of who we are" to also include all the useful information and links/files gathered so far. Bear with me, I have the unfortunate situation of being back at work this week :(


Edit: Corrections made to PS4 times/dates at 19:00 due to inaccuracies. Should now be correct information.
 
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News:
With lots of participants and good feedback we've added a few more meet-ups prior to launch for anyone that wants to test things, try out their build or just drop in and say hello.

Time - Date: 4pm Gametime - 12/01/2019 (Saturday)
System & location:
PallaeniWaypoint 1Game Mode: Fleetcomm Private GroupPoint of Contact: Cmdr Repair Rat (AlexBrentnall on Discord)

Great idea, I'll probably be there on Saturday.
 
Sorry if it's in an older post but I'd like to join the Hull Seals. I'm on PS4 and registered as an Explorer/Mechanic. I have repair and fuel limpets on board.

Is there a seperate discord channel? I'm on FleetCom HQ but can't see anything there.
 
Sorry if it's in an older post but I'd like to join the Hull Seals. I'm on PS4 and registered as an Explorer/Mechanic. I have repair and fuel limpets on board.

Is there a seperate discord channel? I'm on FleetCom HQ but can't see anything there.

Hi, It's one discord. There's a #DW2-Fleet-Mechanics channel on the Fleetcomm HQ under DW2 Departments. Be sure to assign yourself to the expedition and your roles using the bot to get access to the DW2 channels on the discord.

If you have further issues drop someone a message or Ping me in the Discord, hopefully we can help.
 
Updated SOP created that's 5000% better than the old one. All information is now in 2 files:

SOP: https://www.dropbox.com/s/am5psec6u041onn/Fleet Mechanics SOP.pdf?dl=0

Additional Information: https://www.dropbox.com/s/r0fta98g2i3ylps/Fleet Mechanics Additional Information.pdf?dl=0

These will be updated as feedback comes in. As always if the format (Dropbox / PDF) is a problem please reach out, I'm still a bit unsure what works best for file uploads/sharing.


Also Fleet Mechanics Art-work Repository added:
https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showt...eals-Artwork-Repository?p=7330427#post7330427

Which I'm sure will grow with time as our artists are epic!



Finally the OP of this thread should be updated tomorrow or Friday with these links/documents etc to be more than the front-page advert that it currently is. Standby for that :)
 
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Already bringing a small repair limpet controller and listed my secondary role as mechanic on the DW2 form.
 
So there was a post a few pages back about being unable to share / trade materials. What about Limpets (which are cargo)? I'll be taking a T-10 in mining config for the CG, and I was wondering if there was any point keeping the large cargo bay and transporting limpets for you guys for the rest of the trip. That said I'm not even sure how many limpets you need for a typical repair.

Would this be useful? Or should I just swap my cargo bay for a bigger fuel scoop after CG2?
 
... I was wondering if there was any point keeping the large cargo bay and transporting limpets for you guys for the rest of the trip. ...
I don't think so. For repairs, it depends on the ship, the amount of damage and the size of the repair limptet controller. In my limited experience you usually don't need more than 3 or 4 limpets and those I synthesize when needed and leave my cargo racks empty otherwise. With 300 iron and 300 nickel you can synth 120 limpets.
For mining, it is expected that we'll be able to buy limpets from whatever station we'll be selling the ores at.
 
So there was a post a few pages back about being unable to share / trade materials. What about Limpets (which are cargo)? I'll be taking a T-10 in mining config for the CG, and I was wondering if there was any point keeping the large cargo bay and transporting limpets for you guys for the rest of the trip. That said I'm not even sure how many limpets you need for a typical repair.

Would this be useful? Or should I just swap my cargo bay for a bigger fuel scoop after CG2?

Visit the Seals at the Discord #dw2-fleet-mechanics and pop the question. I can't speak for my fellow Seals so it's better to get a direct reaction :) Our ships vary widely so it's possible there is a demand.
 
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