station defenses

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Argold
station defenses

Station defenses keep activating when I an almost docked. I don't notice the warning to clear the docking area. Could this be related to carying a ton of Narcotics onboard? I am harmless with no bounty.

Stardust
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Speed...

Hi,

the station defense _should_ only be activated if you pause your ship in front of the station at 0 speed; as soon as you have at least a minimal forward motion (i.e. the speed indicator contains at least one bar), this _should_ not happen...

The station defense has been a (relatively) late addition to prevent pilots from positioning themselves directly at the station entrance, turn around, and fire at the station and all starting Vipers...

It should not affect "normal" docking...

So -- are you moving at all?

Cheers,
Philipp

Argold
I am trying to approach at

I am trying to approach at "dead slow" speed. So it is possible that I may have e a momentary stop as I try to align the ship. I'll try not to bring her to a stop...EDIT  No that is not it.   I was careful not to come to a dead stop yet defenses activated on me.  This is getting quite frustrating after fighting my way all the way in. Also  can you add an audible notification when the "clear out rookie" warning appears?

Stardust
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Tested

Ok, so I just tried to dock. If I go _very_ slow (about 2 pixels wide speed), I can recreate the issue --- but in this case I think the message is justified: You are blocking the path for other ships for too long.

Try flying a little faster (about 1/2 inch or 1cm on the gauge filled is fine).

As for the audio: I'd need to find a voice actor for that, but yeah; it's doable...

Hth!
Cheers,
Philipp

Argold
thanks again. May I suggest,

thanks again. May I suggest, rather than a voice actor you just use a double beep or something to draw attention to the message.

Stardust
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Good one!

Ok -- an acoustic beep I can do. I like the idea... I'll see when I have some time...