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mspears
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03:58:20 AM Feb 20th 2013
edited by mspears
I also wanted to make sure I'm doing the right thing with another change I made. Under the category of Big Bulky Bomb, it originally stated:

"And in regards to the Helios, it's bigger than a fighter, but what's really ludicrous is that a Myrmidon fighter can carry four of them!"

I added the following text to the end:

"Several members of the FreeSpace 2 Source Code Project theorize that the Myrmidon may originally have been intended to be a next-gen strike bomber, or that the developers made a mistake while modifying the Myrmidon's entry in the data tables. Both theories are equally plausible."

I want to make sure I'm doing things correctly... I've been suspended once, I don't want to get suspended again for inadvertently doing something wrong. The original text is absolutely correct; the Helios is never available in any of the single-player campaign missions where you can fly the Myrmidon, but in a custom simulator mission, it can.

Since the original post is correct, I didn't want to change it. Since it's already double-indented, though, and I have seen other people warned by the moderators not to triple-indent, I'm not 100% sure if I should just have added my text to the end (which is what I did), or add it as a double-indented entry below the original text.

Let me know if it's wrong. I'll happily change it or revert it back to the original. I just want to make sure I'm doing things the right way.

mspears
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03:43:13 AM Feb 20th 2013
edited by mspears
Ok, I was looking at the entry for The Asteroid Thicket, which claims that removing a ship from your escort list stops the game from throwing asteroids at that ship. According to the FreeSpace Wiki, this is not true; you actually would have to edit the mission with FRED (the editor that comes with the game) and remove the Escort flag from that ship. Here is the text I want to add:

"Removing the ship from the escort list does not stop the game from throwing asteroids at it. According to the FreeSpace Wiki, removing a ship from your escort list does not help unless you edit the mission with FRED (the built-in mission editor) and remove the Escort flag from that ship."

Should I: (1) add my text as an indented section below the original entry; (2) add it to the end of the original entry; or (3) simply remove the last sentence from the original entry so that it just doesn't mention removing the ship from the escort list?

Now that I've had time to think about it, I'm strongly leaning towards (3), but I wanted to get a second opinion.

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