Mecha Now Has Tweet Functionality
Thanks to Edmonson for all of his effort keeping TweetSqueak functional. And thanks to Tivec, Mecha now has all of Tweety's functionality and more.
The preferred method for tweets should now be !tweetcase <case number|client nick> which will tweet a preformatted message including the case's platform and distance from the case's landmark system (i.e. Fuelum, Sol, Colonia, etc.). !tweet is still functional and can be used in the event that rats are needed for multiple cases (such as on Xbox or PS4).
See Mecha's Command Reference for more information.
Current CG Systems and other events
Fuel Rats Dispatch Board
The board has a new beta available! Help us test it!
The premiere tool for monitoring rescues!
Note: Now requires a drilled rat account to access.
Note: If the web board numbers no longer match the BOT's numbers, use "!reindex" in IRC to update the case numbers.
When to clear or md a case
Not sure when to !md or !clear a case, check this out: When to !md and !delete cases
The N/A rat is now supported by the !clear command. When an invalid case happens, just use "!clear <case> N/A"! REMEMBER: Always ensure there is an inject or a note explaining the situation of the case!
Debriefs in Other Languages
If a client is using a E:D version that doesn't support Latin characters or needs a debrief translated by another Rat, the #debrief channel can be used in those cases. Please /part the channel after the debrief is completed.
Calculating Supercruise Times
Use of MechaSqueak in IRC
Please check on the status of cases or get case information in PM with Mecha, whenever possible. Using !list or !quote in our public channels spams the channels with information that doesn't need to be there and can give anyone watching information about cases. Remember that Rats aren't necessarily the only ones who are in our channels.
Mecha can be accessed via PM by typing: /msg MechaSqueak[BOT], followed by the appropriate command such as list -i or quote <case>
Other News and Information
PS4 Release 27 June 2017
FDev pre-release livestream (June 22): https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/358702-Elite-Dangerous-PS4-Pre-Release-Livestream
Join the official PS4 Discord server /r/ElitePS: https://discord.gg/jtu24hy
Fuel Rats Decals
If you are eligible you can claim your decal code by logging into your rat account on our pages and punch in the button for it (but be gentle and punch it only once). Also note that if you are an Xbox or PS4 user you have to contact Frontier support to get the decal ingame, but no worries, we have further instructions for you set in the system.
2.3 The Commanders Release
Fuel Rats' Ship Registry
This unofficial training can be especially useful for Ratlings before their drill, but in no way should make them feel pressured to complete their drill before they're ready. As always, this training is 100% optional and voluntary. This training is not required in order to rat or dispatch.
Fuel Rats' Pastebin
We have our own Pastebin: https://paste.fuelrats.com/
Be sure to save the file and change the extension to .txt before sharing.
Have an idea you want to share?
Information to FDev on Wing Instancing Issues
FDev is investigating issues with wing insancing and has request verbose netlogs for any rescues where we experience issues. This will apply to PC, Xbox and PS4 rescues. Please follow these steps to support this effort:
Volunteers and Help Wanted
Connect with us on Social Media
The Fuel Rats use Twitter for communication with the public and when in need of rats. Follow @FuelRats and @FuelRatAlerts if you want to stay up to date. Make sure to turn on mobile notifications for @FuelRatsAlerts if you want to be notified when rats are needed or if an LRR is in progress.
The Fuel Rats also have a Discord server that is bridged to our IRC server, so anyone can communicate in #ratchat. None of our other public channels are available via Discord. http://t.fuelr.at/discord
The Fuel Rats maintain an ongoing thread of the official Forums, that follows our history and events from the very beginning: Forums
We also have two subreddits r/fuelrats and r/fuelratdiscussion. r/fuelrats is open to the public and gives the public a venue to communicate with us on Reddit. r/fuelratdiscussion is an internal, Fuel Rats only subreddit for discussing topics that affect the Mischief. Subscribe and contact any of the subreddit moderators for access.
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