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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:18 
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In space no one expects to find a planet sized truffle.


There's some odd sights, for sure. I found some strange crystals in space which were massive.

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Final approach checks should be done in good time, lest you end up madly scrabbling around to turn AutoLand computer back on as the ground rushes up to meet you.

This is not a way to make money. I think it is about a million an hour.

If the sun is red on your radar thingy, don't start to jump as you will get mad hot.

Take two repair units, so one can repair the other.

Check your map settings every so often.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:49 
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Currently, I am 5,700 LY from Sol. The ship manages fine, and the established routine is Jump, Honk, Scoop, Scan, Jump. I have added in a different variety of star to visit on the route. Finding lots of planets, but others have got their first. Forming a vendetta against CMDR Validating who seems to be one step ahead of me. Not even out of the inner Orion Spur, yet

Space is lonely.


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 13:23 
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Currently, I am 5,700 LY from Sol. The ship manages fine, and the established routine is Jump, Honk, Scoop, Scan, Jump. I have added in a different variety of star to visit on the route. Finding lots of planets, but others have got their first. Forming a vendetta against CMDR Validating who seems to be one step ahead of me. Not even out of the inner Orion Spur, yet

Space is lonely.

'Others have got their first' what?

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 13:31 
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Currently, I am 5,700 LY from Sol. The ship manages fine, and the established routine is Jump, Honk, Scoop, Scan, Jump. I have added in a different variety of star to visit on the route. Finding lots of planets, but others have got their first. Forming a vendetta against CMDR Validating who seems to be one step ahead of me. Not even out of the inner Orion Spur, yet

Space is lonely.

'Others have got their first' what?


That's the spirit! Tally ho!

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Currently, I am 5,700 LY from Sol. The ship manages fine, and the established routine is Jump, Honk, Scoop, Scan, Jump. I have added in a different variety of star to visit on the route. Finding lots of planets, but others have got their first. Forming a vendetta against CMDR Validating who seems to be one step ahead of me. Not even out of the inner Orion Spur, yet

Space is lonely.

'Others have got their first' what?


That's the spirit! Tally ho!

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 13:46 
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I'm very tempted to buy a device on which to play this game, but I'm worried that it will take over my life.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:44 
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Pushed further on into deep space. 18k light years from Saggitarious A Star black hole, the centre of the galaxy, and 9kLY(ish) from Earth. I found an earth-like planet and several water base planets yesterday. The expedition continues.

Ship systems are online and fully operational.

I am about where the red blob is


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 13:04 
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WTF is that a screenshot of? Have they changed the way the galaxy map looks or something since I last played?

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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It"s a bit of the picture from here

https://elite-dangerous.fandom.com/wiki ... ic_regions

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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I am at a decision point. Turning galactic west means some stations and safety along the way to the centre of the galaxy. Turning east means skirting the regions around the black hole and going the long way around. How long will this trip be?

I also did some skids in the buggy after I did a landing on a planet.


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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ProTip: in your rush to take another holiday snap like this, remember to put the landing gear down.

At 16% hull and 6.5kLY to a repair shop.


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Oh, and that thing that stops you crashing into stars as you enter the system;the hyperspace dethrottle. Don't accidentally disable that. It is linked to the supercruise assist module that you offlined to repair.

Bit of a surprise, that.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 0:05 
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I have left the Inner Orion Spur and entered the Norma Expanse.

6k LY from next stop and repair, 9k LY from Earth.


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Do you have the Fed rank to go to Sol?

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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No, I have been mainly working for the Empire's glory.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:52 
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I always forget that people coming to the game fresh without being Kickstarter backers can't go to Sol until they get a permit.

One of many silly decisions they made IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:54 
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I could just never get into this sadly. It was an amazing experience just flying around at the start in VR, but it soon turns into dystopian capitalist drudgery. It’s like you’re an intergalactic Deliveroo driver.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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Only the one region of space to cross. Be there by wednesday week if I scan all systems. 150 jumps. Easy. No landings, and no flying too close to suns.

I found a great system with water planets and gas giants and loads of other stuff last night. I might return to it with a probe ship at some point if I don't get distracted by something else.


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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I could just never get into this sadly. It was an amazing experience just flying around at the start in VR, but it soon turns into dystopian capitalist drudgery. It’s like you’re an intergalactic Deliveroo driver.

The Elite games have always had this problem, really. The only truly measurable objective is to earn money, so you just end up trying to maximise your profit.

Frontier First Encounters had a nice idea with the story missions, and I was really hoping that they'd do something similar with E:D, but they just haven't even tried.

For me, the biggest problem with the game is that starting a new game is pointless as the longer the galaxy exists and the more the "background simulation" chugs on, the more of a disadvantage you're at from the start. Also this means totally new players find it much harder to get a leg up.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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For me, the biggest problem with the game is that starting a new game is pointless as the longer the galaxy exists and the more the "background simulation" chugs on, the more of a disadvantage you're at from the start. Also this means totally new players find it much harder to get a leg up.



Not sure what you mean here. Leg up in terms of ships and stuff?

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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If you want to be doing PvP sure, you'll be at a disadvantage for a while. But making money is insanely easy. I run a tourist bus and make loads of dosh

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If you want to be doing PvP sure, you'll be at a disadvantage for a while. But making money is insanely easy. I run a tourist bus and make loads of dosh


Have you seen the SpaceBus missions to the end of the universe?

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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 Post subject: Re: Elite Dangerous PS4
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If you want to be doing PvP sure, you'll be at a disadvantage for a while. But making money is insanely easy. I run a tourist bus and make loads of dosh

Granted, but compared to when the game first started, it's harder to make decent money in and around the starting systems to get out and do the other shit because the systems have changed faction and stuff multiple times, commodities aren't priced as low etc. etc.

It's why I liked the story missions in FFE - they were a great introduction to the game, got you a leg up and helped set you on your way. It'd break "immersion" to have the same few "tutorial missions" or whatever you want to call them open to everyone when they start, but I think it'd be a solid improvement.

Admittedly I haven't played much in the past 12 months so recent changes to mining and the various other "professions" have probably changed all this ;)

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I have found money hasn't been an issue. There's missions a plenty to get cash flowing in, and you can use them to build up knowledge of what is for sale and where. (Agri to hi-tech and back is a good one). And they move you about a lot.

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I found it a bit overwhelming, there was so much to do that I just ended up pootling back and forth doing not much at all and not really knowing what I wanted to go and do, but enjoying the view.

Bit like life I guess.

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Do you still get attacked by Thargons in hyperspace? I'm not shelling out in kit and shit if I don't have to zap those little bastards.

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