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Elite Dangerous

Postby vanpeebles » Fri May 19, 2017 10:03 am

Do we have any Elite Dangerous players here? I've been getting into the xbox one version in a big way lately.

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There's a piccy of my well explored Asp.
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby jonb » Fri May 19, 2017 1:47 pm

Yep.

But I stopped playing because ultimately it became very boring. "The Grind", and all that...

The last time I tried it, I was waiting 20 minutes for the station menu to come up.

I do hope your experience is better than that, VP!

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby vanpeebles » Fri May 19, 2017 2:18 pm

There can be an element of grind too it. At the moment I've been doing loads of exploring plus passenger trips.
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby Zarchos » Fri May 19, 2017 4:01 pm

Is it as huge and entertaining as most people say or not ?

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby vanpeebles » Fri May 19, 2017 5:37 pm

I'm enjoying it, I think it's a worthy take on the original :)

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby paulv » Fri May 19, 2017 10:59 pm

I was a backer on Kickstarter but only started playing it finally about 10 weeks ago. At the moment I'm about 8k Ly out on my way to the Formadine rift and have been exploring for most of my time.

I'm loving it but can see how it could become boring after a while unless you mix it up a lot with PvP, PvE etc. My attempts at doing Multi-crew have been mixed.... I joined an Anaconda on an exploration mission and the game saw fit to place me in the gunners position. Not really great when the ship is fitted out for exploration and there's *no-one* to shoot. You become a sightseer on someone else's ship. That does get a tad boring.

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby Zarchos » Fri May 19, 2017 11:04 pm

PvP PvE what is it ?

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby vanpeebles » Sat May 20, 2017 6:45 am

Player vs Player or Player vs Environment

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby JonC » Sun May 21, 2017 6:32 pm

It is a bit of a Grind, but then so was the original... :)

I play for a few weeks and then do a bit of Mass Effect, when I'm not playing something from my MGC of course!
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby Zarchos » Sun May 21, 2017 6:38 pm

MGC ?
I'm lost with acronyms, must be too old ;-(

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby JonC » Sun May 21, 2017 7:13 pm

Zarchos wrote:MGC ?
I'm lost with acronyms, must be too old ;-(

Mega Games Cartridge for my Elk of course! :lol:
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby Zarchos » Mon May 22, 2017 8:05 am

JonC wrote:
Zarchos wrote:MGC ?
I'm lost with acronyms, must be too old ;-(

Mega Games Cartridge for my Elk of course! :lol:


ROTFL !

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby HannahBK » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:08 pm

I was really hyped for the "Alien encounter" update, sadly it turned out to be not as interesting as I initially thought... The graphics are amazing tho!

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby vanpeebles » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:53 pm

I'd best do some more updates! I had an Anaconda for a while but didn't like it :( Massive running costs and very sluggish.
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I decided I try out the massive type 9 cargo hauler and see how I got on with that. The cockpit is ace, and has its own ladders and gantries!Image
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I still have my trusty Asp Explorer which is nearly up to 49ly jump range.Image

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby Dethmunk » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:15 pm

I'm Cmdr Dethmunk. Although I usually play solo. I haven't been playing for a while.... I blame my Nintendo Switch. :wink:
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I only have a few ships... my fave is the Hammerfist a Cobra Mark IV. Independant trader (and runner of Rares).
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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby gonzoxl5 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:50 pm

Commander Gommster, normally playing in the Mobius PVE european private group (can't remember the name of it right now).

Spent some time out of the bubble in an ASP but am now based out of Deciat running passenger missions in my Orca, the Interstellar Queen.

Also have a nice fast imperial eagle for when I just want to be silly.

Looking forward to what they do with 2.4

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby lazarusr » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:39 pm

Could someone who has the game please post a screenshot of the pilot's keyboard. Thanks.

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby paulv » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:56 am

My AspX doesn't have a keyboard at all but here's a closeup I took (much) earlier...

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In fact, someone used my photo to post a comparison of the Elite keyboard side by side in the past...

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby lazarusr » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:24 pm

Beautiful.

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Re: Elite Dangerous

Postby EdwardianDuck » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:13 pm

Probably slightly off topic, for which I apologise in advance, but just in case anyone who plays Elite Dangerous is interested, here is a link to the Elite : Escape Velocity audio drama which is set in the game universe. While I don't play Elite Dangerous myself, I did enjoy the audio drama. Three series so far with a 4th planned.

http://laveradio.com/EscapeVelocity/

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