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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Ad7 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:33 am

fuuuuuuuuck i'd forgotten how amazing this is in VR :datass: I've got my hotas on my lap in my nice comfy chair and it feels like i'm really sat in the ship. Docking in a space station feels incredible, jumping out of frame shift right next to a sun looks absolutely massive.

Wiped my save and started fresh. When i got the horizon expansion i had already started so it took me ages to get a SRV and that, now with the new save i start with one and some missions to do close by straight off the bat.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Photek » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:43 am

I'd say VR is amazing, I use free look all the time and that's impressive. Got a few bounty kills. Up to 80k. When it hooks you it really becomes a time sink. Played for hours last night.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Ad7 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:06 pm

Some rubbish gameplay of me taking off and ZZZZZ travel somewhere before landing the wrong way around.


Thanks for the fix Jawa.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by jawafour » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:56 pm

Ad7 wrote:Some rubbish gameplay of me taking off and ZZZZZ travel somewhere before landing the wrong way around...

The VR does look pretty neat on normal video, so wearing the headset must be a great experience. I think the game itself looks a wee bit complex for me but it was still cool to see it.

Oh, and if anyone else is having trouble with the vid link:

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Ad7 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:31 pm

Thanks Jawa. There's no way to describe accurately what it's like, all I can do is say you're actually sat in a real spaceship. It's incredible.

Spent the evening mining, which was cool, but I made strawberry float all money.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Photek » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:37 pm

Great vid, I'm in a new ship and have 240k in the bank! Amazing game.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Ad7 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:01 am

Mining was.cool if a little laborious. Was awesome just being in an asteroid belt with other ships doing the same. Love the way the sun would periodically be cut off by the planet and you'd be in near darkness, so you'd put the ship lights on :wub:

Was.mining right close to a huge asteroid and the collision alarm went off. I looked to me right and the side of it was rotating at me like a strawberry floating skyscraper about to smack in to me. I.managed to hit reverse and only.just get out of the way.

Going to dabble with the flight assist off next session as I've never tried it.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:35 pm

I'd be all over this on PS4 if they brought out a PSVR version.

As it is I might reinstall the PC version at some point.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Rex Kramer » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:38 pm

I keep checking the Frontier forum to see if there is any news on a psvr version. Consensus is there isn't enough grunt in the PS4 Pro to make it work let alone a standard PS4.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:43 pm

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Ad7 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:44 pm

If you have the chance to even just try it in vr once, you have to do it.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:45 pm

Next PC upgrade I do (Probably next year) I'll be looking to get a Vive as well, so I'll definitely be jumping back into this when that happens.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Ad7 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:48 pm

Do it!

Is there cross play between console and pc? Would be cool to meet up somewhere

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Photek » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:59 pm

Ad7 wrote:Do it!

Is there cross play between console and pc? Would be cool to meet up somewhere

Not yet... they share same world 'factions are sams when they change etc' but Xbox, PS4 and PC gamers can't 'meet'.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by FatDaz » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:55 pm

So I've upgraded to a cobra mark 3, loaded up cargo pods and installed better FSD. Taken on a sightseeing tour for a rich guy. Having to travel longer distances than I've ever done! 152LY to first location. It will be worth it for the £700k reward. Definitely finding my groove but still having to FAQ basic control and interface issues which is a real shame.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Rex Kramer » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:05 pm

Tempted by this, next time it's on sale on PS4 then I might dice in. Any reason to go for the commander pack (or whatever it's called)?

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Preezy » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:45 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Tempted by this, next time it's on sale on PS4 then I might dice in. Any reason to go for the commander pack (or whatever it's called)?

It gives you the ability to land on planets, your first ship (and I think all subsequent ships) comes with a rover surface vehicle, you start with an easy mission preloaded that gives you 10,000 credits and I think you get some livery for your ship.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by FatDaz » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:13 pm

Ok so I ran out of fuel in a system with no stations and I don't have a fuel scoop. Buggered up completely. Had to self destruct. Killed my passenger and failed that £700k mission I was 3/4 towards completion. I wish they included some distress beacon option that sends you to nearest station at cost instead of leaving you stuck. I had to google what to do and they said self destruct as only option.

Anyway I took a huge hit but I'm clawing it back with delivery missions and trade. Still not got into a single fight, maybe upgrade my weapons and give bounty hunting a go!

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by Ad7 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:22 pm

Know that feeling. That's why the first thing I do is put a fuel scoop on.

Online there is (or used to be) something called the fuel rats which was a group of real people who would respond to a forum posted distress signal, then fly to you and refuel you. Like a space RAC.

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PostRe: Elite: Dangerous
by LewisD » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:30 pm

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


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