Elite: Dangerous

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Ad7 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:25 am

I'm really keen for a good long session on this today, just need to get the diy out of the way as quickly as possible so I ca do it guilt free.

Really got the hang of landing now, to the point where I'm coming in at nearly full speed, 45 degree angle and flicking the landing gear down at the last minute before coming to a sudden hard stop right on the mark 8-)

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:58 pm

Plugged my laptop into my tv, my word this looks and plays well on a 50" screen :datass:

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:22 pm

Really getting the hang of this now, focussing purely on being a trader at the moment as combat is something I'm just not ready for.

Managed to evade 2 interdictions in quick succession, just waiting for my FSD to cool down then I was off at speed again. Both were against AI by the look of things so I imagine if I get targeted by a human player I would struggle to get away as easily.

Managed to make about 20k credits so far but I'm just going to keep saving and hopefully upgrade my ship to something a bit more snazzy.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Venom » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:39 pm

One thing I remember from the Elite: Frontier game is that the on-board computer had listings of jobs from people. There were a number of religious groups/zealots. Are there any in this game?

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:32 pm

No religious factions that I've seen so far, but who's to say there isn't a system somewhere out in the far reaches of the Milky Way that has an ISIS equivalent?

Got up to 30k credits so far just through trading, going to keep plugging away at that until I can afford to get a better ship.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Xeno » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:08 pm

Has anyone played with the new ships in the 1.2 update?

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Xeno wrote:Chewing takes effort. What he needs is Emma Watson to chew his food then transfer it to him for him to swallow.

I dont know why, but that sounds strawberry floating incredible.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:51 pm

Haven't had the chance to yet, what's new about it?

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Xeno » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:40 am


Falsey wrote:
Xeno wrote:Chewing takes effort. What he needs is Emma Watson to chew his food then transfer it to him for him to swallow.

I dont know why, but that sounds strawberry floating incredible.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Lagamorph » Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:41 am

I'll give the makers this.

It takes balls to make a game where the controls are the exact opposite of fun and combine that with a ship that can't manoeuvre for gooseberry fool while the AI runs literal circles around you.


Elite game makers wrote:Shall we put in any in-game tutorials or anything?

Nah, just link to Youtube from within the game. That'll be fine



So far, I'm feeling pretty ripped off at £40.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Brerlappin » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:32 pm

Don't be such a casual, if I can get to grips with it, anyone can

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Jordan UK » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:59 pm

Ok...

So I finally gave this some time today...It took me a while to figure-out how to come out of supercruise / hyperdirve and I figured out a fairly simple three station trade route. It took me all morning to earn 10k! And I can't upgrade my ship's capacity to start speeding things up. Might have to explore other routes / ventures.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Wiggy G32 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:32 am

So this is on steam now! FD are apparently getting "feedback" on getting steam keys to existing backers..... They really should of sorted that before they went on steam

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Jordan UK » Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:34 pm

Second day playing... and I'm starting to get to grips with trading. I wish there was someway to search places by their imports and exports - it might make trading a bit easier.

I've completed a bulletin board run involving 5 gold (which I literally had to strip my ship for parts to be able to afford) but it did give 82K. Might try taking the shield generator out next and really max out storage in my ship for a few runs to make a bit more cash.

I'm caught between love and frustration with this game. It's great that things have a real value and better ships have to earned...but it can feel a bit too much like work at times, especially when some runs can take ten minutes to complete.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Wiggy G32 » Mon May 11, 2015 7:33 pm

So everyone who bought ED direct will be able to generate a steam key on may 28th. I think its good they are doing this but i have to wonder why they didnt set these plans out before steam

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Zartan » Mon May 11, 2015 7:38 pm

Seems the steam keys for early adopters will be coming on the 28th

I think it is time to order an X52 and get playing this

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Wed May 13, 2015 8:02 am

Been dipping in and out of this and have struggled to increase my credit balance. Tried to do a slaver mission, could I find a station that had any slaves? Could I bollocks!

Guess I'll have to stick to ferrying cabbages across the galaxy like all the other low-level chumps :roll:

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Brerlappin » Wed May 13, 2015 8:32 am

Preezy wrote:Been dipping in and out of this and have struggled to increase my credit balance. Tried to do a slaver mission, could I find a station that had any slaves? Could I bollocks!

Guess I'll have to stick to ferrying cabbages across the galaxy like all the other low-level chumps :roll:


www.elitetradingtool.co.uk

Itll tell you what stations are looking for slaves or any other resource. At first i thought it was "cheating" so didnt do it, but then after hours of trying to find stations looking for Slaves i gave up and used the trading tool site. You could look for weeks on end and never find a station dealing in slaves

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Lagamorph » Wed May 13, 2015 12:10 pm

So what's the best way to make millions fast? Been bounty hunting for ages but barely scraped 2 million together of my 30 million target for an Imperial Clipper and equipment.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Irene Demova » Wed May 13, 2015 1:01 pm

Brerlappin wrote:
Preezy wrote:Been dipping in and out of this and have struggled to increase my credit balance. Tried to do a slaver mission, could I find a station that had any slaves? Could I bollocks!

Guess I'll have to stick to ferrying cabbages across the galaxy like all the other low-level chumps :roll:


http://www.elitetradingtool.co.uk

Itll tell you what stations are looking for slaves or any other resource. At first i thought it was "cheating" so didnt do it, but then after hours of trying to find stations looking for Slaves i gave up and used the trading tool site. You could look for weeks on end and never find a station dealing in slaves

It's practically essential for non-trading play too given how strawberry floated the galaxy map is (it doesn't update if a system changes governments or anything like that)

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Wed May 13, 2015 1:12 pm

Wow thanks guys, I'll definitely be using that then :toot:

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