Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

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Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Postby General Paranoia » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:45 pm

Sent a friend request to you!
I've actually built up a fair number of bookmarks to trading sites and utilities if you want some links to them.

@Hermit - I'm not going to embarrass you by answering that!


Last night was spent combining the Oculus Rift with VoiceAttack and the HCS "Astra" Voice Pack.
I have say it all added up to a pretty mind blowing experience!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC771cGruuM
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Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Postby HongKongPhooey » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:59 pm

Santa's been!
Loved that video. Like watching my son on Christmas day when he was 10 !
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Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Postby 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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Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

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

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Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Postby 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.
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Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Postby 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.
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Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Postby 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
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Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Postby 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.
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Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Postby 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
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Re: Elite Dangerous is fucking brilliant!

Postby 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.
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