6,408 ThomasRoderick

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Current Status: Semi-Active

Can access to my computer, but not really in the mood of building anything.

Just a random young adult male with a random account tinkering around random designs and making random builds.

In spite of my relative inexperience with planes and the like, I do tinker around my builds a lot whenever I find the time, and I'll often roleplay as various (fictional) weapon companies in my builds. I also hold the notion of "functionality" and "immersion" sacrosanct: what use is a gun on a turret if you can't even aim it? Or if the turret traverse and elevation is controlled by the same input? My builds may suck or at least lack fancy decorations, but I'm sure as hell all my builds will perform whatever the functions they are supposed to - none of my designs are just for show.

My "Ten Commandments of SimplePlanes":

  1. Thou shalt not steal: If your build uses parts from someone else, give -bleep-ing credit.
  2. Thou shalt make thy designs functional: If your car can't drive or if your plane can't fly, -bleep- you.
  3. Thy design shalt not damage itself in normal flight: the XML editor is your friend, use it. If your propeller shears itself off when you're adjusting engine angle or if your plane blows up when you're supposed to be activating your weapons bay, revise your -bleep-ing design.
  4. Thou shalt not commit f*kery: Every part should be where it is logically located, not hidden in the hull fifty feet away from where it's supposed to be.
  5. Thy design shalt have logical internal structures: If the turbines are supposed to be there, the main weapons bay should not.
  6. Thou shalt make thy weapons functional: Weapons should always be functional and immersive to the setting when applicable. If the design is supposed to have a working gun there, put a -bleep-ing gun there.
  7. Thou shalt make thy turrets functional: If there's a turret, there should be working traverse and elevation controls. That means working manual controls, or properly coded auto-tracking turrets that can accurately hit targets when both your pitch and roll angles are zero - and the only reason for this restriction is because coding that compensates for those angles are either long and complicated (and thus laggy and error-prone), or would rotate the guns in unnatural ways.
  8. Thou shalt install sights for thy manual turrets: Turrets are supposed to be aimed. And if your uses manual turrets, install a -bleep-ing gun sight.
  9. Thou shalt explain the controls of thy design: If your plane has Activation Groups, uses VTOL slidebar, have gun/cannon-based thrusters, or if it have nonstandard uses of Pitch/Roll/Yaw/Throttle/Trim input, tell us.
  10. Learn from others' designs: Learn how their designs are built, how their codes work, etc., and try to incorporate them into your next build.

Fun Facts about Me:

  • I have the "idiot savant" perk on my character in the game "Real Life" (Yes, I'm an aspie; also yes, even I consider measels and polio to be shoddy ways to go)
  • I'm a major fan of Spefyjerbf, had followed him since May 2016 by bookmarking his profile page on my browser, a year before I had my account.

    • A large part of the reason why I'm here is because I want to learn his imagination and creativity.

  • Natural scavenger, often reverse-engineer others' codes and designs, and then hybirdize and improve upon them.
  • Have a tendency to delete past builds en masse if I find them unsatisfactory.
  • Suck at arts.

    • Is it because I'm autistic? I don't know, nor do I give a ****.

  • Swears a lot.

    • Or should I use "sentence enhancers" to describe them?

  • The type of person who uses the Welch List as a guideline

    • To clarify, I consider the most practical solution the best one, and in video games, I'm the type to always try to fight overprepared.

  • Sometimes talks in an orcish accent when excited. Espeshuly when talkin' about all 'dose foine 'n' killy shootaz, rokkitz, krooze missilez, fighta-bommaz, 'eavy-bommaz, kroozerz, 'n' tingz loike dat! WAAAAGGGHHH!!!

    • Yeah, something like that. The thing is, I never played any tabletop or MMORPG!

  • Clumsy as hell.
  • Uses metric unit.