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Author:  MrChris [ Wed Jul 12, 2017 13:03 ]
Post subject:  Elite Dangerous PS4

I see Elite Dangerous is now available for the princely sum of £40 on the PS store. I'm wary of being No Man's Sky-ed again, but this does look just lovely. Has anyone purchased it and have views that might be relevant to readers of this thread?

I remain, sirs and madams, your humble servant.

Author:  MaliA [ Wed Jul 12, 2017 13:05 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

Old Man Afterthought has. He was dedicating yesterday evening to "learning to land on a pad". I shall report back.

I'd quite like it, but it looks like a time sink, and i have far too many games to get through.

Author:  MrChris [ Wed Jul 12, 2017 13:06 ]
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Thank you sir.

Oooh, it's actually only £20 this week. That might change the calculation a bit. And the £20 I save can go towards a VR headset.

Author:  Cras [ Wed Jul 12, 2017 13:07 ]
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Oh hell yes for £20

Author:  MrChris [ Wed Jul 12, 2017 13:08 ]
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Although that's without the season pass thingy... Hmm. Is that important?

Author:  TheVision [ Wed Jul 12, 2017 13:16 ]
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I love the idea of this but I also love the idea of having enough time to dedicate to it.

Author:  Trousers [ Wed Jul 12, 2017 13:20 ]
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TheVision wrote:
I love the idea of this but I also love the idea of having enough time to dedicate to it.


Ditto and I have just started Breath of the Wild so I think I'll hold off.

Author:  TheVision [ Wed Jul 12, 2017 13:30 ]
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Trousers wrote:
TheVision wrote:
I love the idea of this but I also love the idea of having enough time to dedicate to it.


Ditto and I have just started Breath of the Wild so I think I'll hold off.


Good choice!

Author:  markg [ Wed Jul 12, 2017 13:56 ]
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MrChris wrote:
Although that's without the season pass thingy... Hmm. Is that important?

Yeah I think you pretty much want the "Horizons" add on. It adds planetary landings amongst other stuff.

Author:  Cras [ Tue Aug 15, 2017 19:36 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

I'm finding the galaxy map next to impossible to navigate, am I missing something? Searching for systems flat out fails to ever find anything, and trying to work out what leads to where is a mess.

Author:  zaphod79 [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:18 ]
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So down to £14 in the current sale for the basic game

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/ ... GAME000000

Author:  MaliA [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:19 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

Do i need that, or the expansions?

Author:  Bobbyaro [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:20 ]
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I want this, but I really won't have much time to play it. Is it a game you can drop in and out of?

Also, what MaliA said

Author:  Cras [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:22 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

I did a couple of hours last night and am starting to get the hang of it a bit, I think. I'm getting quite good at running away from bad guys. I do think the interface is extremely clunky.

Bring us 4 water purifiers!
Wait there
Exit mission board
Exit station services
Open galaxy map
Check nearby systems for industrial station
Found one
Exit galaxy map
Enter station services
Enter mission board
Find mission again
Okay I will get your water purifiers

Author:  MaliA [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:23 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

Bobbyaro wrote:
I want this, but I really won't have much time to play it. Is it a game you can drop in and out of?

Also, what MaliA said


What bobby said.

Author:  Cras [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:24 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

If ever a game called for a good companion app sitting on an iPad next to you where you can check commodity stocks and prices at remote locations, this is it.

Author:  Doctor Glyndwr [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:25 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

MaliA wrote:
Do i need that, or the expansions?

The Horozons expansion (an extra £20) is supposed to be enormous and transformative, based on people talking about the PC version I own but barely played.

Author:  Mr Chonks [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:28 ]
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I have it too, but have barely played it. It's excellent in VR but barrel rolls make me feel a bit queasy.

Author:  Mr Dave [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:34 ]
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Lonewolves wrote:
I have it too, but have barely played it. It's excellent in VR but barrel rolls make me feel a bit queasy.

Until you get a ship with no windows...

I also found the ui elements to be quite hard to use in VR.

Author:  zaphod79 [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:41 ]
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Do i need that, or the expansions?

The Horozons expansion (an extra £20) is supposed to be enormous and transformative, based on people talking about the PC version I own but barely played.


If you were going to go down that route its better to buy this one

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/ ... DELUXEPACK

Which is the base game / horizons add on / and the 'Commanders pack' for £28

Author:  GazChap [ Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:41 ]
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Do i need that, or the expansions?

The Horozons expansion (an extra £20) is supposed to be enormous and transformative, based on people talking about the PC version I own but barely played.

Horizons enables you to land on airless moons and planets, and adds a few other features into the game.

It does transform the game and makes it enormously better and more immersive, but unfortunately the gameplay itself is still mind-numbingly shallow and grindy.

Author:  MaliA [ Sat Dec 28, 2019 23:31 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

I bought this for £15 or so, and I quite like flying about and moving clothes from one system to another. I haven't yet started to make enemies, but i have a natty red ship which is becoming more efficient. It seems that there is a lot in it, though.

Author:  MaliA [ Sat Dec 28, 2019 23:37 ]
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Mind you, I do a lot of this

Author:  Mr Chonks [ Sat Dec 28, 2019 23:46 ]
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Didn’t realise this game had a pancake mode

Author:  MaliA [ Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:04 ]
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Got me a new ship, so I can move forty four tonnes of clothes at a time now. Fourty four! Imagine!

Author:  Warhead [ Sun Dec 29, 2019 13:18 ]
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Speciality bras for the Triple Breasted Whore of Magrathea?

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Tue May 26, 2020 4:59 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

Currently at 57% off, I can download this for 14 dollary-doos.

I don't have any space fly-shoot-tradey games in the collection at the moment and I'm wondering if it's worth it.

However, and this is probably more a reflection on me, I do find that cheap games are easily discarded. I'm of the impression that this is a real time sink of a game, that requires a fair commitment to get the best from - is that an accurate impression?

Author:  MaliA [ Tue May 26, 2020 7:02 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

I really like it. I like making the imaginary numbers increase on the screen as I run trading missions and be a space lorry. Or a space taxi. You don't need to go madly into it, you could just do a one jump run and save it.

Author:  Warhead [ Tue May 26, 2020 12:43 ]
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But I want to be trapped in hyperspace, battling Thargons on a knife edge where I'm only just picking them off before another wave homes in on me from their Thargoid mother ship, never sure when their reserves will be depleted and only emerging heroically when I'm soaked in sweat from the ordeal.

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Thu May 28, 2020 5:41 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

Purchased. Downloaded. Not yet played.

Author:  MaliA [ Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:26 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

At the moment I look for systems that have an outbreak of disease. Then fly basic medicine into them to sell. 280 tonnes (python) gets 1.3million profit per run. I found a one jump run which gets 5 million an hour.

So I bought a type 9 freighter. It needs to do two jumps but gets 2 million profit per run (480 tonnes) and I think it will be about 7 million per hour profit.

The freighter is huge and slow. No guns or anything but the cargo is only 220k so a dump and run isn't breaking the bank if there's a piracy incident.

Speaking of space piracy: I bought a Viper MkIV and tooled it out as a hard as nail fighting ship and went bounty hunting which was quite good fun but not as profitable as the trading.

Adder: I have a scanning Adder which pops about in system and scans all the Wales and anomalies and things to upgrade my FSDU drives to jump further

Exploration: A trip to Saggitarious A is being planned, bit not quite there with the jump drives yet. I need a modded one, and a lot of time. When I have 300 million in the bank (140 trade runs time, barring accident) it might be GO TIME. Unless I go to Beagle point which is further and you have to cross The Abyss

Author:  MaliA [ Sat Jun 20, 2020 14:00 ]
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Woohoo! Spent 17 million credits and got me a new jump drive. I can now do a whopping 12 light years with 720 tonnes of cargo, so the medicine runs are now 12 million an hour!

Author:  Cras [ Wed Jun 24, 2020 17:20 ]
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This noodling around in space business is quite fun, isn't it?

Author:  MaliA [ Wed Jun 24, 2020 23:58 ]
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Oddly so

Author:  MaliA [ Sat Jul 04, 2020 0:59 ]
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Woohoo!

Space lorrying for profit!

I am taking 720 tonnes basic medicines one jump to a station 110 light seconds from the star away, and then hauling back 720 tonnes tritium to a station 5 light seconds from the jump in. That''s 3 million Moon Dollars pure profit for the medicine, and 5 million Moon Dollars for the tritium. About 35 million an hour, so in 2 hours the hauler is paid for.

And I modded my FSD a bit more so now can go 14 light years fully laden.

Author:  Cras [ Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:13 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

I now have a small space bus and am driving around paying passengers. It's oddly enjoyable.

Author:  MaliA [ Sun Jul 05, 2020 19:49 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

Cras wrote:
I now have a small space bus and am driving around paying passengers. It's oddly enjoyable.

you passenger's occasionally ask for extras? Is it possible to sell them into slavery?

I got the bank balance up to 110million and then popped back into my Asp Explorer. It'll jump 42 light years, so that's about 630 jumps to get to Saggitarious A star black hole. I'm learning to scan the systems and planets on the way. It's very quiet and lonely out in the black (I'm only 200 LY away from home right now). I have my whip in the cargo hold for some surface driving, too.

See you in 50k LY.

Author:  Cras [ Mon Jul 06, 2020 0:16 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

If the extras are two tons of clothing I usually oblige. If they ask to add an additional stop 8 jumps out of the way I usually ignore them.

Asp Explorer is probably next on my shipping list though I'm tempted to go straight for a Mamba

Author:  MaliA [ Mon Jul 06, 2020 13:12 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

MaliA wrote:

I got the bank balance up to 110million and then popped back into my Asp Explorer. It'll jump 42 light years, so that's about 630 jumps to get to Saggitarious A star black hole. I'm learning to scan the systems and planets on the way. It's very quiet and lonely out in the black (I'm only 200 LY away from home right now). I have my whip in the cargo hold for some surface driving, too.

See you in 50k LY.



Uh, Houston, we may have a problem....

Author:  MaliA [ Mon Jul 06, 2020 13:13 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

Cras wrote:
If the extras are two tons of clothing I usually oblige. If they ask to add an additional stop 8 jumps out of the way I usually ignore them.

Asp Explorer is probably next on my shipping list though I'm tempted to go straight for a Mamba

Have a look at a krait phantom. Might be prettier

Author:  Cras [ Mon Jul 06, 2020 13:17 ]
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Also on my list, yes.

Is it time to call out the Fuel Rats?

Author:  MaliA [ Mon Jul 06, 2020 13:22 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

I might have scooted when I should have scooped. I will check and see if there is anything within jump range later on.

I think I left a box checked that should have been unchecked when route planning, as the next jump is a brown dwarf star

Author:  MaliA [ Mon Jul 06, 2020 20:35 ]
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Phew! 38 lightyear jump and am now sat filling up and repairing. Bit too close, that. Onwards!

Author:  MaliA [ Tue Jul 07, 2020 14:31 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

On the way to the Trifid nebula at the moment. I knew you were all worried. Leisurely pace, jump 49 LY, scan some planets , and move on again. Scoop fuel when at 40%

Author:  Trooper [ Tue Jul 07, 2020 15:17 ]
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Every jump you make, you make a new friend.

Author:  Cras [ Tue Jul 07, 2020 15:40 ]
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Unless you like talking to suns, this is rarely true

Author:  MaliA [ Tue Jul 07, 2020 23:45 ]
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Chilling after another refuelling stop. The destination nebula is just above the star. Check out the heat venting out of the spine of the ship!

There are a few stations in deep space so I am meandering towards one, no rush. All I do is jump in, honk, fuel, fss scan, jump out.

As cras said three years ago, the map is rubbish.

Author:  Cras [ Wed Jul 08, 2020 0:27 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

Huh, have just read back what I said three years ago. Turns out there are now a shit ton of online community tools for checking prices, ship builds, routes, etc.

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Jul 10, 2020 0:23 ]
Post subject:  Re: Elite Dangerous PS4

4,482 light years away from Kernow, I have dropped into orbit over a settlement where I have refuelled, repaired and restocked.

I also discovered a few planets on the way. Which was nice.

Author:  Warhead [ Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:25 ]
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In space no one expects to find a planet sized truffle.

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