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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Rex Kramer » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:23 pm

Cheers for the tips.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:45 pm

No problem, happy to help. I'm hardly a veteran or anything but I've gotten the hang of most aspects of the game, at least those that you need to know to get in the groove anyway.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by FatDaz » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:53 pm

My ASP explorer is kitted out to a value of about 12mil and I have another 5 mil in the bank. Feel like I'm starting to make progress, though it's still slow. Trying to decide whether to mix things up and go for more combat oriented ship or stick with my jack of all trades ASP. Long distance passenger trips with scanning data can earn good money but I'm getting the itch for something a bit more exciting.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Rex Kramer » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:30 pm

Played on the HOTAS, holy strawberry float that was cool.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Rex Kramer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:17 am

This is on the same level as Oblivion for 'ok the game has started, what do I do now?'. The complexity of it is quite staggering, I can spend 15 minutes on the ship kit screen and still be none the wiser. I've no idea what my passenger capacity is and I think I've only got 2 cargo slots. Someone give me an idea of one thing to do right at the beginning?

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:24 am

Data delivery missions - they don't take up any cargo slots and are usually only 1 or 2 system jumps. Nice and straightforward way to ease you into the various aspects of the game - take-off/regular flight/warp-jumping/supercruise/landing.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Rex Kramer » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:23 am

Just to say, if you're playing on PS4 and you're not playing on one of these

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/5725847

Then you're doing it wrong. It's absolutely fantastic having all the controls to hand, the mapping (aside from the triangle button) is perfect. It looks like Argos have removed the £38 option now but you can still find occasional ones for £48 depending on stock location, if there is one near you then I'd highly recommend it.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by FatDaz » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:16 pm

So I've just discovered community goals. A great way to earn cash whilst exploring areas I wouldn't normally. I now have assets totalling about 30mil credits.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Avon » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:43 pm

Hey everyone,

A quick question for Xbox players. Looking at this as a possible coop game with friends.

Is it possible to play this in a private group (friends only) as a PvE type game.

If so, how does it work? Can you do missions together or complete trading runs together. Are there any limitations here?

Thanks.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by captain red dog » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:25 am

Anyone following this story:

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthrea ... nd/?page=1

TLDR version, a guy wanted to set the record of furthest point away from the galaxy. Got 50 odd hours out on supercruise on a one way trip and set the record. Posted his story up and the community have launched a rescue mission to get him home. First contact should be made on Xmas eve at about 5:30pm gmt apparently.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:17 pm

That’s great, although I wonder if any of the rescue ships will decide to make one further jump and break his record :lol:

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Rightey » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:22 pm

Can anyone tell me how this game compares to Freelancer? It's one of my favourite games of all time and I'm curious if the story/combat of this is similar.

I've been playing No Man's Sky for the last day as I bought that in the gog sale, but I just feel lost as there is so little direction, is this similar or is there a proper story to this?

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by jawafour » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:27 pm

Rightey wrote:I've been playing No Man's Sky for the last day as I bought that in the gog sale, but I just feel lost as there is so little direction, is this similar or is there a proper story to this?

The game has its fans (IIRC both Ad7 and Preezy love it!), Rightey, but I believe that one of the drawbacks is that there is zero hand-holding and barely any guidance; it needs some dedication to get into it.

But, hey, I haven't played it so I'll let the experts step in :) .

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Lagamorph » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:58 pm

Rightey wrote:Can anyone tell me how this game compares to Freelancer? It's one of my favourite games of all time and I'm curious if the story/combat of this is similar.

I've been playing No Man's Sky for the last day as I bought that in the gog sale, but I just feel lost as there is so little direction, is this similar or is there a proper story to this?

There isn't really a 'story' to Elite Dangerous at all. There's overarching events in the world as a whole, but there's nothing like an actual plot for an individual player beyond what you make yourself really.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:43 am

Rightey wrote:Can anyone tell me how this game compares to Freelancer? It's one of my favourite games of all time and I'm curious if the story/combat of this is similar.

I've been playing No Man's Sky for the last day as I bought that in the gog sale, but I just feel lost as there is so little direction, is this similar or is there a proper story to this?

There is zero direction in Elite, and it’s got a relatively steep learning curve compared to the hand holding you get in most games.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Rightey » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:45 am

Thanks guys, maybe I'll give it a pass then, or get it when I have fewer games to play.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Octoroc » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:26 pm

This is bloody brilliant.

Space is ace.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:16 am

I haven't played this in a little while now, but I worked hard to get my shiny Cobra Mk3 so really should put some more hours on the flight-clock.

There's nothing quite like sending the wife off to bed on a Friday night, pouring a glass of something strong and then settling in for a journey across the stars :wub:

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Saint of Killers » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:36 am

Elite Dangerous' “Beyond” beta is launching soon, will be free and open to all PC players

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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018- ... pc-players


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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Green Gecko » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:42 am

I can't figure out whether the beta necessarily includes Horizon features or not because I don't have it :?

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