Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

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Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Post by themightyflip » Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:11 am

Yeah I'm using a gamepad, I switched over to solo til I get more comfortable with it, am enjoying it now I've gotten a little more used to it. Also I'm playing vanilla rather than Horizons now so don't have to worry about the ground based stuff yet. Just wish I could make some decent cash lol

Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Post by Hermit » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:02 pm

You need to stick with it to get the best out of it. It may look as if there's nothing in it, but scratch the surface and you might just find that there is a decent game in there for you.

The training missions are best used to perfect flight and combat skills. Once you get used to it, it makes the game much more enjoyable, especially when you pimp out a ship with the best gear. The best trade routes can be hard to find. If I need a bit of quick money, I'll just go to a nav beacon and pop a few NPC pirates. I think that's what you were up against when you played it. Real players are the hollow signals on your radar. If the signal's filled in, then they're NPCs.

Smuggling can also be lucrative if you ever find any dodgy cargo floating around. They're usually traded at remote outposts, but if you're quick, you can trade them at main stations. The way to do that is to remain about 10km away from the station, line yourself up with the entrance, request docking and once received, go full throttle at the entrance, at about 8km you then hit boost and that should carry you quickly into the station before the security scans you. Others use silent running, but so far that one's worked for me :)

I realised from playing the game that I was shit at using a joystick with it, no matter what joystick I used, but then I got better results from using a gamepad ad enjoyed it more.

Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Post by themightyflip » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:02 pm

So I picked this up today, tried my hand at the training, which I was rubbish at, then tried the real game, only missions available were land based ones in systems to far for me to travel to, couldn't work out the trading, and so just took off, ended up in a dog fight with 4 pirates...though think they may have been players against some police ships or something, I lasted around 40 seconds before dying...feel like I was ripped off to be honest.

Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Post by Hermit » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:52 pm

Looks like the beta of the Mac version's coming out at the end of the month:

http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=dcb ... 2dfda9e6&e

They've recently released the Wings feature for it. I haven't used it, though, because I've no friends :P

Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Post by Hermit » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:20 pm

I'm waiting for the Blue Peter version of that one. I've got all my old toilet rolls, cornflake packets and "sticky-back plastic" at the ready for when they do.

Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Post by General Paranoia » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:38 pm

Skipp wrote:
geronimo wrote:I'm so glad I didn't have the cash for either the Oculus or Elite when they were Kickstartered. I'd have had to give up everything else :shock:


its allright Ian, you can buy one off ebay for almost £500....

Id have to be retired, and single, and plumbed in so I could piss myself... regularly.


The great thing with the Oculus is that it goes up in value the minute you buy one. People were selling their mk1 to buy the mk2 and making a profit! It seems to come down to the fact there is a long waiting list for them (I think I had to wait 3 months) so people will pay silly money just to have one right now!

Here's a cheaper option... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Google-Ca ... 3a9f123f95

Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Post by Skipp » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:47 pm

geronimo wrote:I'm so glad I didn't have the cash for either the Oculus or Elite when they were Kickstartered. I'd have had to give up everything else :shock:


its allright Ian, you can buy one off ebay for almost £500....

Id have to be retired, and single, and plumbed in so I could piss myself... regularly.

Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Post by aliensurfer » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:58 pm

ooh didn't realise CTRL-ALT-DEL was still running, last I saw of it he'd created an AI robot from his x-box.

Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Post by General Paranoia » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:45 pm

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Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Post by geronimo » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:05 pm

I'm so glad I didn't have the cash for either the Oculus or Elite when they were Kickstartered. I'd have had to give up everything else :shock:

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