Elite Dangerous PS4
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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.
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.
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.
Oh hell yes for £20
Although that's without the season pass thingy... Hmm. Is that important?
I love the idea of this but I also love the idea of having enough time to dedicate to it.
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.
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!
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.
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.
So down to £14 in the current sale for the basic game

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-gb/ ... GAME000000
Do i need that, or the expansions?
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
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
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.
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.
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.
I have it too, but have barely played it. It's excellent in VR but barrel rolls make me feel a bit queasy.
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.
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
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.
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.
Mind you, I do a lot of this
Didn’t realise this game had a pancake mode
Got me a new ship, so I can move forty four tonnes of clothes at a time now. Fourty four! Imagine!
Speciality bras for the Triple Breasted Whore of Magrathea?
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?
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.
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.
Purchased. Downloaded. Not yet played.
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
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!
This noodling around in space business is quite fun, isn't it?
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.
I now have a small space bus and am driving around paying passengers. It's oddly enjoyable.
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