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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Monkey Man » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:47 am

Daily Deal December 31

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• Elite Dangerous Standard Edition - £19.99 > £10
• Elite Dangerous Commander Deluxe Edition - £39.99 > £20.00
• Elite Dangerous Horizons Season Pass - £19.99 > £10
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Photek » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:56 pm

Thargoid first contact made, on X1 no less!

It's as creepy as fook!

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-01-06-first-contact-has-finally-been-made-in-elite-dangerous
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Garth » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:29 pm

That's pretty well done - imagine being the first person to have that encounter, super cool!
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by jawafour » Wed May 17, 2017 1:17 pm

The game will launch on 27 June for PS4. Standard edition £20, Commander Deluxe edition £40 (includes Horizons expansion and Commander ship customisation).
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Wed May 17, 2017 2:22 pm

I have this on my laptop and haven't played it in probably over a year, but having it on console appeals to me MASSIVELY.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Pancake » Wed May 17, 2017 2:29 pm

Cool! Always been intrigued by Elite, although it sounds like it could be either amazing or really boring. I will try the PS4 version.
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Rex Kramer » Thu May 18, 2017 8:08 am

Definitely interested and the continued murmurings of PSVR down the line mean I'll probably wait for a sale.
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Photek » Thu May 18, 2017 1:22 pm

One of the few games that would be massivley beneficial with PSVR I reckon.
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by OrangeRakoon » Thu May 18, 2017 1:42 pm

Surely PSVR is out of the question without a vast reduction in visuals
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Cal » Thu May 18, 2017 2:06 pm

I've had this game on PC for what seems like years now. I have never made any progress in it at all. I bought into the Horizons update, too. I just can't figure out how to make any money. Whatever I try is doomed to failure and I always just give up after a while and forget about the game for another six months. By the time I come back it's had another large update and everything I knew about it has been forgotten.

Yes, it's always looked good to me, but just how do I actually make some cash and get started in the damn thing?

Not interested in combat, just a nice quiet life as a trader moving around the galaxy doing my own thing.
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Green Gecko » Thu May 18, 2017 2:26 pm

Well with this and eurotruck I just accept a life doomed to debt and breaking even most of the time so it's not all that different to real life really. ;)
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Photek » Thu May 18, 2017 2:44 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:Surely PSVR is out of the question without a vast reduction in visuals

Elite's not really 'a looker', a simple lower resolution would look ok I reckon.

As for making cash go to space stations/planet stations and take on the missions... most of them are cargo based, sure they may have a warning that you'll be randomly attacked for your loot but at the start that rarely happens.
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by jawafour » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:30 am

jawafour wrote:The game will launch on 27 June for PS4. Standard edition £20, Commander Deluxe edition £40 (includes Horizons expansion and Commander ship customisation).


It seems that the digital Commander Deluxe edition will be called the Legendary edition at retail:

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I'm very unsure. I have fond memories of the original Elite and I dabbled with Frontier on the Amiga... but, in line with Cal's thoughts, I think I'd prefer wandering about the galaxy exploring and trading rather than fighting. I guess it's a case of sitting tight and waiting for some impressions to be reported.
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by jawafour » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:27 pm

There seems to be very little interest in this.... not much chat in GR and little in the media. It's launching on Tuesday for PS4!

I'm gonna hold back until I hear some impressions. I feel like No Man's Sky is enough for my "space exploration" itch... but Elite does have a huge amount of nostalgia for me.
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by Saint of Killers » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:08 pm

I'll definitely be renting this, Jawa! Looking forward to it so much that, upon release of this, I'll have actually kept one of my rental slots on Boomerang clear for two weeks+. I just hope it isn't too dense to get into otherwise I fear I'll just give up on it.
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Green Gecko » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:20 pm

Is it persistent universe accross PS4, PC and Xbone?

I like wandering around in the game, I just havedn't had my PC hooked up to my monitor for ages. And I have no idea what to do.

I don't have any of the expansions either.
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Brerlappin » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:21 am

jawafour wrote:There seems to be very little interest in this.... not much chat in GR and little in the media. It's launching on Tuesday for PS4!

I'm gonna hold back until I hear some impressions. I feel like No Man's Sky is enough for my "space exploration" itch... but Elite does have a huge amount of nostalgia for me.


Its a good game, with the Horizons expansion its even better. But its still a very niche game. Like really, there isn't very much excitement to it at all unless you get into being a pirate but the combat is so convoluted and on PC at least unless youre using a joystick you don't stand much of a chance. Other than that its essentially Euro Truck simulator but in space.
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by jawafour » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:39 am

Green Gecko wrote:Is it persistent universe accross PS4, PC and Xbone?...

I don't believe the game offers cross-platform play, Gecko - each format has its own universe.

Saint of Killers wrote:...I just hope it isn't too dense to get into otherwise I fear I'll just give up on it.
Green Gecko wrote:I like wandering around in the game... I have no idea what to do. I don't have any of the expansions either.

Guys, yeah, I've watched a few videos on YouTube and it does seem pretty complex. It's great that there is a huge amount of depth to the controls and a lot to learn, but it appears that there is very little in the way of guidance - you have to find out everything for yourself. Now that can be exciting... but also a little off-putting.

Brerlappin wrote:Its a good game, with the Horizons expansion its even better. But its still a very niche game. Like really, there isn't very much excitement to it at all unless you get into being a pirate... Other than that its essentially Euro Truck simulator but in space.

I like the idea of just wandering about and investigating things - it's what I do in No Man's Sky! I find the fighting in that to be something that frustrates and interrupts my exploration, so I would probably be cool with a chilled-out wander-a-than :lol: . I'm hugely conflicted on getting this.
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Ad7 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:31 pm

Cal wrote:I've had this game on PC for what seems like years now. I have never made any progress in it at all. I bought into the Horizons update, too. I just can't figure out how to make any money. Whatever I try is doomed to failure and I always just give up after a while and forget about the game for another six months. By the time I come back it's had another large update and everything I knew about it has been forgotten.

Yes, it's always looked good to me, but just how do I actually make some cash and get started in the damn thing?

Not interested in combat, just a nice quiet life as a trader moving around the galaxy doing my own thing.


This is exactly my experience of it. It just doesn't respect your time - you can play for an entire evening and be worse off progress wise then if you'd not put it on at all :x

Incredible dogfighting in VR though with a HOTAS, but to that end i find the training missions more fun than the actual game because it puts you right in to the scenario you're playing for in the first place.
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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Photek » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:48 pm

I believe the actual galaxy and allegiances are across PC and X1 but meeting other actual players is not possible on different platforms. No idea if it's the same situation on PS4 cos Sony are weird when it comes to anything cross platform.

It's a good game and the horizons stuff adds a lot. You can now have mates co pilots if ship is big enough and even ships that can launch smaller ships. I'm glad I have it, quite relaxing to travel about taking passengers and trading etc.
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