Elite: Dangerous

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Advent7 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:32 pm

My experience is really boring and frustrating :lol:

Saying that, starting a fresh game on horizons has been much better from the outset.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by FatDaz » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:57 pm

LewisD wrote:You guys make this game sound so strawberry floating good.

I'm tempted to drop pound notes on it.. but I'm not sure if I'll have the same fun experience that you guys do


You won't.

At least not initially. Look back on my posts they go from optimistic excited to frustration to anger to hatred back to perseverence and then finally it begins to click and you start to make progress and because of all the massive hurdles in the way you feel that you truly earned it! And that sense of achievement is superb!

And then you become overwhelmed! I still don't know a lot of what the game can do. I haven't mined, or gone out pirating, I haven't really explored much. I've played it safe and done a few delivery missions, stuck to local systems for trading.

My one time I went long distance I ran out of fuel :fp:

If you are someone who gives up easily don't bother but if you have patience to stay with it and you want a slow paced but satisfying game then give it a try!

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Advent7 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:04 pm

Legend has it jawa bought this and disappeared in the hyrule quadrant.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by FatDaz » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:38 pm

So I've decided to invest in my ship a bit. Now in a very upgraded cobra mk 3. Just dropped 1.6mill credits on a pair of plasma accelerator weapons. Time to go hunt me some pirates 8-)

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Advent7 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:51 pm

The initial boom data contracts have dried up and I only made 50 grand :dread:

Any reccomendations for what to do next for entry level money earning?

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:43 pm

Finally managed to find a Cobra Mk3, and have been earning 100k+ missions ever since and have already earned back what I spent on it :toot:

Some choice snaps from my adventure so far:

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Advent7 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:34 pm

Those shots :datass:

Started making some decent money for the first time tonight. Still in the starter ship but had some missions to take 2 items of something to a destination not too far away. Went to jump, can't do it because I've got the basic frame shift drive :fp: . Back to the space dock and spent 50 grand (all of my money) on the best one I could get, then made my way to the system. Piece of piss, 100k thankyouverymuch. At this new place were two more along with boom data for the same systems so in all I ended up with 370k after an hours play :toot: I'd like to get a freighter ship (I assume they do them, I've never had another ship in this) and then run 10+ items of things and make some serious money.

Some gooseberry fool videos from tonight, but I thought they were some neat moments.

Followed a ship out of the dock:


Then jumped to a nice system with a few ringed planets (going to go to the belt next time):

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Green Gecko » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:49 am

FatDaz wrote:
LewisD wrote:You guys make this game sound so strawberry floating good.

I'm tempted to drop pound notes on it.. but I'm not sure if I'll have the same fun experience that you guys do


You won't.

At least not initially. Look back on my posts they go from optimistic excited to frustration to anger to hatred back to perseverence and then finally it begins to click and you start to make progress and because of all the massive hurdles in the way you feel that you truly earned it! And that sense of achievement is superb!

And then you become overwhelmed! I still don't know a lot of what the game can do. I haven't mined, or gone out pirating, I haven't really explored much. I've played it safe and done a few delivery missions, stuck to local systems for trading.

My one time I went long distance I ran out of fuel :fp:

If you are someone who gives up easily don't bother but if you have patience to stay with it and you want a slow paced but satisfying game then give it a try!

This game is basically like life in the first world. You could do nothing and live on benefits or work hard and have some luxuries, but if you have no applied interests or hobbies or life goals and just sit in a chair twiddling your thumbs, it is a miserably dull existence. A true RPG. Literally nothing whatsoever is set out for you.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:49 pm

Been targeted 3 times by interdiction whilst in supercruise since moving into my Cobra, probably a by-product of being able to carry higher value cargo.

Managed to escape every time, suck it pirates 8-)

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by 20% » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:02 pm

So, what happens if your ship gets blown up?
Do you have to make do with whatever replacement you can afford, or can you get your old ship back, by way of repair etc?

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Photek » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:07 pm

LewisD wrote:So, what happens if your ship gets blown up?
Do you have to make do with whatever replacement you can afford, or can you get your old ship back, by way of repair etc?

Respawn at last outpost/space station you where last at for a small fee.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by FatDaz » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:39 pm

LewisD wrote:So, what happens if your ship gets blown up?
Do you have to make do with whatever replacement you can afford, or can you get your old ship back, by way of repair etc?


You have insurance against loss just have to pay excess (is higher as ship value increases)

In other news my dual plasma accelerators were crap! Generate so much heat you can fire once then have to wait for cool down! Luckily I sold for full refund and bought a combo of tracking pulse lasers and heavy cannons. Still mainly doing courier missions as they generate most money for minimal effort.

Might upgrade scanners and go exploring, selling map data! So many Unidentified signals I can go investigte!

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Green Gecko » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:01 pm

I think you can buy some kind of radiator or other heat management for that, not all from the same station though.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Advent7 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:28 pm

Had a great session tonight, went to a random spaceport and saw they had a shipyard, had a little browse and saw I could afford a cobra mk3 :o I've never had anything other than the starter ship in this so was weary of spending the 350k it cost to get it (id only be left with 20k). In the end I thought float it and bought it, but not before taking the fuel scoop, mining laser and vehicle bay off the sidewinder. Fitted them all to the cobra as it has lots of spare bits (4 hard mounts now :datass: ).

Dat offset driving position. Nearly whacked into the dock exit on the way out and bounced off the floor on my next landing as it's a lot faster and has more momentum. It's so good being able to freight large amounts of stuff (up to 20 units from 2). I did a few missions taking tea and beer around to two small moons that were really close together. Two deliveries to the same moon, just on opposite sides bases netted me 260k :toot:

I'm back up to nearly half a million already having spent the 350k on the cobra. Going to kit this bad boy out with some more advanced stuff once I crack a million.

Also have a passenger/crew seat to my left so I may fill that too.

Space trucking :toot:

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by FatDaz » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:12 am

Ad7 wrote:Had a great session tonight, went to a random spaceport and saw they had a shipyard, had a little browse and saw I could afford a cobra mk3 :o I've never had anything other than the starter ship in this so was weary of spending the 350k it cost to get it (id only be left with 20k). In the end I thought float it and bought it, but not before taking the fuel scoop, mining laser and vehicle bay off the sidewinder. Fitted them all to the cobra as it has lots of spare bits (4 hard mounts now :datass: ).

Dat offset driving position. Nearly whacked into the dock exit on the way out and bounced off the floor on my next landing as it's a lot faster and has more momentum. It's so good being able to freight large amounts of stuff (up to 20 units from 2). I did a few missions taking tea and beer around to two small moons that were really close together. Two deliveries to the same moon, just on opposite sides bases netted me 260k :toot:

I'm back up to nearly half a million already having spent the 350k on the cobra. Going to kit this bad boy out with some more advanced stuff once I crack a million.

Also have a passenger/crew seat to my left so I may fill that too.

Space trucking :toot:


The jump to cobra was definitely worth it, very flexible ship that can support nearly any role you want. I've kitted mine out with passenger cabins and extra cargo holds so I can transport up to 36ton and take people on site seeing tours of the galaxy for big money!

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Advent7 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:47 pm

Recorded a mission from walking around the cockpit (dat headless pilot), selecting a mission, leaving a moon, fuel scooping and finally landing at a space station to turn the mission in. Gives a fairly good representation of what the game is like playing a galaxy truck driver to those who don't have this. Also strawberry float the Nvidia video recorder for somehow deciding to not capture the audio AGAIN.


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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:04 am

I can't begin to imagine how immersive this must be in VR :datass:

Are you permanently in free-look mode? How does this affect things that require a steady head like landing? I think I'd struggle with that :?

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Photek » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:30 am

Preezy wrote:I can't begin to imagine how immersive this must be in VR :datass:

Are you permanently in free-look mode? How does this affect things that require a steady head like landing? I think I'd struggle with that :?

???

Please say you don't drive.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by OrangeReindeer » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:47 am

I always switch to fixed camera view when I'm driving. Can't you do that photek?

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by 20% » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:24 am

Photek wrote:
Preezy wrote:I can't begin to imagine how immersive this must be in VR :datass:

Are you permanently in free-look mode? How does this affect things that require a steady head like landing? I think I'd struggle with that :?

???

Please say you don't drive.


I loled irl. :lol:

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