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Playing some kerbal again. Just landed on the Mun (USA! USA!).

It's a calm comforting game, for the most part, when you don't feel like throwing your computer out the window.
I like that game a lot, although a couple times I've gotten to the point where I'm starting to explore other planets and it takes so long to transfer into their orbit that I end up missing the timing or end up losing immersion by just ignoring everything else and fast forwarding to when I need to adjust the ship going to said planet.

Seems like some people use alarm mods, perhaps that's the solution?
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So anyone give Apple Arcade a go yet? I'm planning on it, but haven't yet.
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I like that game a lot, although a couple times I've gotten to the point where I'm starting to explore other planets and it takes so long to transfer into their orbit that I end up missing the timing or end up losing immersion by just ignoring everything else and fast forwarding to when I need to adjust the ship going to said planet.

Seems like some people use alarm mods, perhaps that's the solution?
Definitely never got that far, or that interested in immersion.

I'm perfectly happy to ignore everything else, only worry about one mission at a time. After-all I doubt real rocket scientists are thinking about more than one mission in the course of an afternoon.

I generally 'lose immersion' when I do something stupid, like speed up to 1000x without realizing that my ship is on a course for the atmosphere... or forgetting some important component like an antenna, a fuel tank, a ladder, a parachute. Which is basically all the time because I'm not what folks like call "detail oriented".

One thing I don't like, and I expect it will get worse when I try to land on Kerbal-Mars or whatever, is planning for a long and difficult journey, and having to guesstimate things-- air-resistance, heat-resistance, delta-v... (god forbid I get into slingshots)

It's frustrating because the whole "FUN" of Kerbal is that you get to guesstimate rocket-science, but it's a lot less fun when it takes an hour to find out you were wrong.

It's much much more satisfying when your guesstimate jerks to the left, flips upside down, and explodes spectacularly 12 seconds after take-off.
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