Elite Dangerous

RobYob
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Post by RobYob » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:42 am

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Blowing up asteroids for diamonds and opals is great fun. Shockwave knocks the ship around a lot.

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Post by RobYob » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:55 am

Anybody playing, signed up to the Distant Worlds 2 expedition?

They got a good luck message from Chris Hadfield.
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Post by RobYob » Fri May 03, 2019 3:58 pm

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Made it to the edge, 'Salomé's Reach' (Oevasy SG-Y D0 B 9 F) 65,647Ly from Sol.
Because of distant worlds 2 there's a few other players out here.
It's a hell of a long way back, probably take a few months to reach civilisation again.

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Post by duncs500 » Sat May 04, 2019 7:29 am

8-)

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Post by RobYob » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:59 am

Now only 8000LY from the bubble I've stopped to search for Notable Stellar Phenomena see if I can get a first discovered tag on one.

Once I'm back it might be time to do the Imperial rank grind to get a Cutter.

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Post by drcarlos » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:18 pm

I've missed this. Might spend a bit on the PS store.

Former OG and Frontier player. Does the universe work in the same way as those games just with a shitload more added on?

Carl.

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Post by RobYob » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:30 pm

It's regularly on sale so I'd wait until there's a 50+% off sale before grabbing it, you'll probably want the Horizons DLC too (planetary landings and ship upgrades).

It's close to the very original version, as in you make your own goals and try to find your own fun in the galactic sandpit.

I played Frontier FE and remember there was a fairly long and involved story, there was probably all the sandpit stuff too but to me it was secondary at the time.

So yeah, if being a space jock in a completely indifferent galay appeals, E-D is great, there's plenty to see and do, none of it will make a jot of difference except to yourself.

The expected DLC for 2020 is spacelegs (walk around your ship, why, I don't know) and player bases, that could be cool.

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Post by drcarlos » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:39 pm

RobYob wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:30 pm
It's regularly on sale so I'd wait until there's a 50+% off sale before grabbing it, you'll probably want the Horizons DLC too (planetary landings and ship upgrades).

It's close to the very original version, as in you make your own goals and try to find your own fun in the galactic sandpit.

I played Frontier FE and remember there was a fairly long and involved story, there was probably all the sandpit stuff too but to me it was secondary at the time.

So yeah, if being a space jock in a completely indifferent galay appeals, E-D is great, there's plenty to see and do, none of it will make a jot of difference except to yourself.

The expected DLC for 2020 is spacelegs (walk around your ship, why, I don't know) and player bases, that could be cool.
It was elite 2 frontier on the Amiga I played not the later games. Shame I can’t take my puma clipper from that into dangerous. It was fitted with military weapons all around and was a total beast. I only made competent ranking though. I’ll keep an eye out for the discount though. Not that desperate to get going but it’s something different to play.

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Post by RobYob » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:16 am

drcarlos wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:39 pm
It was elite 2 frontier on the Amiga I played not the later games. Shame I can’t take my puma clipper from that into dangerous. It was fitted with military weapons all around and was a total beast. I only made competent ranking though. I’ll keep an eye out for the discount though. Not that desperate to get going but it’s something different to play.
I jumped a decade or so from C64 Elite to First Encounters on PC.

Don't know much about Puma Clipper, lots of people want the mega capacity of the Panther Clipper for trading in the game.

Not sure they'll put in anything with substantially more firepowr than the current Corvette though. PVP meta is medium ships anyway.

I'm hoping for some new and interesting ships with the 2020 DLC. Although I've only one of the "Big Three" and about four billion credits short of being able to fully kit them all out. Current money making meta of Void Opal mining averages 100million an hour so I've a lot of space digging to go until got enough cash.

After leaving the core systems in November I'm now back to within 1500LY of Earth.

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