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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
163. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 17, 2014, 18:52 Lorcin
 
Vall Forran wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 18:39:
Problem with that is it takes a valuable equipment slot. Good to know, though. Didn't realize they were taken out. I've never scooped fuel before. Flying into the sun seems wrong somehow.

You can get more quicker by not flying - just cut your at about 90-100% heat levels and scoop until you hit 135% then break away. You don't take heat damage until you hit 150%.

Oh and remember to cool down before you hit FSD or you will overheat.
 
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152. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 17, 2014, 14:35 Lorcin
 
Vall Forran wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 13:09:
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 11:26:
Edit:
And damn all of you for being either on the east coast, or extremely early risers.

Or not waking up until 4pm but living in the UK
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
138. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 17, 2014, 12:55 Lorcin
 
Sorry was getting nagged to go to the supermarket. You have a power distributor in a power coupling slot on the outfitting screen. That supplies your weapons capacity, afterburner capacity and shield reserve as well as the speed they recharge.

It's not an expensive upgrade either - my A3 one is only 158k. Much cheaper than A grade FSDs etc.

 
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135. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 17, 2014, 11:38 Lorcin
 
Not sure on the tonnage to be honest but it's power distributor which helps with the overheat.  
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133. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 17, 2014, 11:20 Lorcin
 
It doesn't really matter what fire group you put the scanner in - like the frame shift drive indicator it's one you use mainly during supercruise. I have discovery in 2nd slot of second fire group and indicator in 1st slot. When I indicate something in those few seconds when you're getting you ship back under control I hit the next fire group button and up pop my weapons.

BTW Spectral laser's tend to take down shields quicker then the multi-guns and don't cost you ammunition. Multi-guns are better against hull so it's generally better to to carry both and switch between them depending on the status of the target.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
109. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 23:28 Lorcin
 
Vall Forran wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 23:09:
Anyone check out the slave rebellion in empire space (Sorbago system) yet? Turns out, I'm only 5 jumps from it. I thought I was in the middle of nowhere. Still have yet to see a player.

Too chicken to jump there atm.

I have a lakon 6 pretty souped up (with equipment, only base lasers and point defence should someone try and gank me) worth 2.5 million. I have 1.5 million in cash. I was going to save up for the Asp, but I'm kinda eager to fight something. Maybe I'll buy another Cobra, or even a viper instead, and save the Asp for later.

My viper is worth 2.4m atm and it's still not quite maxed. The cobra's guns are too far apart and a fully maxed asp is way out of your price range.

If you want a fighter take viper, all rounder take cobra, asp? save up
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
107. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 22:39 Lorcin
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 22:12:
What happens if you say 'Computer, tea, Earl Grey, hot.'?

Magneto shoots you in the back then rescues the hobbits from Isenguard.

BTW Dacron please tell me you managed to get the name Commander Bandit. Being able to tell my 'normal' friends "I got my assed kicked by a one armed bandit last night" would be too cool.
 
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104. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 21:29 Lorcin
 
Dacron wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 20:49:

That's where (among other areas) the voice commander SpectralMeat mentioned would be a help.

"target ship ahead" (or whatever it uses for syntax)
selects target
"target power plant"
selects sub-system


I've got Voice Attack and a ED addon for it. It's nice stuff in general for simple things like jump, gear etc. But it's only truly useful for things I can't press quicker than I can say.

It has very limited macro support for things like "request dock" but eventually it is limited by running in the background with only 1 way traffic to ED. It can press keys, but it can't know what happens in the game.

I guess maybe if every class of NPC ships power plant could be targeted by pressing the same button repeatedly you could get away with "Target Sidewinder power" and it presses the key 5 times, or "Target Anaconda power" and it presses 15 times.

Trouble is some NPCs don't seem to own shields - so we'd need "Target Harmless Anaconda" etc etc

Given there's currently 15 live ships and 9 different combat rankings; somebody would need to count the button presses to get to the power plant for each of the 135 builds (that's assuming every Npc has the same loadout).

It would also obviously be useless for PVP - I'm sure cookie cutter setups will turn up but ultimately they could all be foiled by people deviating from the standard layout of modules.

EDIT: just realised that a one armed person could play elite with the help of voice attack
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
101. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 20:39 Lorcin
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 20:27:
Lorcin wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 17:28:
Aero wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 17:03:
Quboid wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 16:45:
Is there any way to have the mouse always be used for looking around except when on a mouse-driven menu (i.e. when the pointer is visible)?

I believe there is an option for that under control options. I forget what it's called exactly and it might not be exactly what you're looking for. Frankly the frontend UI leaves something to be desired. I'd assumed that would get a bigger makeover by 1.0.

I think it's Headlock under Mode Switches about 2/3 of the way down the list. Mine's defaulted to Mouse 3 and set as a toggle.

That also changes my joystick's hat from lateral thrusters to look around, which is specifically what I don't want. Mouse-driven menus aside, I want the mouse to be my head while my joystick is my joystick controls my ship.

This wouldn't be practical in combat for tracking an opponent so it's not a big problem but navigation would be a little easier, especially for a newbie who struggles to find his bay.

(I've just now discovered that when I plug my USB headset in, ED switches from my speakers automatically. Hurrah!)

Ok you want mouse headlook on at the very start of the menu.

Then clear any joy mappings from the headlook mode 90% of the way down - just pick a single unused key and overwrite any joy mapping in that section with the same button.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
97. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 19:44 Lorcin
 
Aero wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 18:48:
Dacron wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 18:01:
I tried sub-systems targeting (aiming for power plant) as I have heard you can destroy targets before 0%... but even targeting power plants they only blew up when they hit 0%, is there a better subsystem to target for quicker kills?

I don't usually bother with subsystems unless it's a weapon that's giving me particular grief, but life support can be a good one.

edit:

Oh yeah, and ships definitely pop when the power plant is destroyed regardless of their remaining hull. Really, it might be just as well to target it as a matter of course and maybe you get lucky. So far as I know there's no downside to targeting a subsystem and missing because it's on the other side of the ship or something.

Yeah just paid more attention - 'conda popped at 17% hull when it's powerplant hit 0. I guess if I had better aim/spatial awareness I could have done it quicker.

Probably worth toggling through 'previous subsystems' as you do the KWS scan - going forwards you have to go through all the weapon/utility mounts before you get to the FSD or Powerplant.

An option to auto-target a particular subsystem would be nice but not really in Elite's low-tech style.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
94. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 18:12 Lorcin
 
I think I popped a python once at about 40% by having it's power plant targeted - but maybe it was being ganked by more than me. Can't see the remaining % most of the time.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
87. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 17:28 Lorcin
 
Aero wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 17:03:
Quboid wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 16:45:
Is there any way to have the mouse always be used for looking around except when on a mouse-driven menu (i.e. when the pointer is visible)?

I believe there is an option for that under control options. I forget what it's called exactly and it might not be exactly what you're looking for. Frankly the frontend UI leaves something to be desired. I'd assumed that would get a bigger makeover by 1.0.

I think it's Headlock under Mode Switches about 2/3 of the way down the list. Mine's defaulted to Mouse 3 and set as a toggle.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
78. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 16:26 Lorcin
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 16:15:
Dude, Lorcin, all the good advice is much appreciated but please watch this for a minute to learn the proper use of "your":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FdKPEA17m4

Hehe you sound like my wife. I seem to have a mental block on that one. Sorry.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
69. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 15:41 Lorcin
 
Vall Forran wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 15:23:
Thanks Lorcin! I didn't know that. I need to get a combat ship ready, I'm getting tired of trading.

Damn now I'm worried I have something wrong. Point to note - I tend to only hang out at the Nav Beacon - if it get's quiet just pop into supercruise and reapproach and a load more ships will pop up. I also tend to only shoot the factions not alligned with anyone (unless someone has a really big bounty), that said the drug cartel who have major influence in the system I'm in and are my main prey still regard me as neutral.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
66. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 15:15 Lorcin
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 14:04:
Thank you!
Just grabbed an Adder last night put a multigun on it and I did some trade runs but didn't have time to do anything else yet.
I will find an Anarchy system near by tonight and do what you said.
Is the kws very important/useful? I am not quiet sure how it works. Does it give you last points of location of your target or you scan the whole system and it gives you exact location?

Thanks again for the info

Yeah the KWS is really important in anarchy systems - nothing will show as wanted in the system. You scan the KWS then check them on the contacts page and it shows how much they are worth in civilized space - they will still display as "Clean" in you're lower left.

You can shoot whomever you want in an anarchy system - no police and you won't get fined or a wanted status. The rest of their faction will turn red towards you but won't actually attack and will forget about you once you leave the system.

Basic benefits of anarchy seem to be no loss of rep with any faction (that I've ever noticed), no kill stealing police, majority of contacts are worth money once you KWS them.

Disadvantages are you don't seem to gain rep with any faction either and you gain bounties to pick up in federation, empire and alliance space so end up flying around a bit to get them. I tend to stick to borders with 2 of the factions and fly to the 3rd when I have a big enough chunk to collect.

EDIT: Don't forget you lose any outstanding bounties when you die - so don't wait forever to break off and collect you're earnings.

This comment was edited on Dec 16, 2014, 15:23.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
51. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 13:51 Lorcin
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 12:22:
Thanks man. I am far from having that much money

I started bounty hunting sunday morning with a stock adder with an added multigun and kws. Just hang around the nav point in an anarchy system and pick your targets, sometimes you get lucky and find mostly harmless asps worth 40k (they have no shield and can't shoot for toffee).
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
36. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 12:20 Lorcin
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 11:52:
Lorcin wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 11:48:
I just took out my first anaconda. Master rated guy but only worth 57k. Felt so good in my little viper!
What modules/guns do you have on your Viper?

I'm not docked at a station with outfitting so from the modules list:

Thrusters B3
Shield A3
2 gimballed small Beam lasers E
2 gimballed medium multi-cannons F
Power Dist A3
Life Support C2
FSD B3
Shield Cell Bank C3
Sensors C3
Fuel scoop B1
KWS E
FSD Interdictor E1
Power Plant A3

I know I'm weak against chaff but NPCs don't use it that often and I normally only miss one pass if they do.

Judging from assets - cash on hand it's about 2m in total ship and upgrades. But I've earnt 2m from 153 bounties.

@inblack I had the same problem when I switched to an x52 the day gamma launched. Was sat here going "Where the hell is button 32" etc - then I found a pdf from the manual which showed the default layout, the printout is still on my desk
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
30. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 11:48 Lorcin
 
Flatline wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 11:42:

I'm bounty hunting in an Eagle right now. It's a blast. The ship is tougher than you'd give it credit for (especially if you upgrade it), and a good thruster upgrade makes it one of the most nimble ships in the game. Turrets are really the only thing that fuck me right now in it because I just don't have the staying power that a Cobra or even a Viper might have.

But that being said, in an upgraded eagle (which will cost you probably 1-200k, or a few hours of heavy bounty hunting) you pose a pretty significant threat.

Also, and this is a general suggestion, when you're approaching stations to dock, do yourself a favor and start thinking more newtonian by maneuvering your ship into docking position as best as possible using your thrust keys and not your joystick/mouse. So get used to strafing left right/up and down and maybe using rotation on the stick/mouse to let you line up with the letterbox. The sooner you get used to maneuvering using all your thrust vectors the quicker the game opens up for you.

Also, thrust is additive. So full throttle forward plus strafe left plus strafe up is going to have overall more speed in your final vector than if you were just going forward.

I just took out my first anaconda. Master rated guy but only worth 57k. Felt so good in my little viper!
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
14. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 10:38 Lorcin
 
Darks wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 10:36:
This I what concerns me about this game. they have gone ape shit overboard making the game way to complicated with controls and to the point of almost forcing you to have a complicated setup to play the game.

This is why I am passing on this game. I am hoping Star Citizen is not going to be the same mess. I don't want to wade thought a ton of keyboard options just to paly a flight sim, I want to enjoy it for what it really is and not have to feel like im in some real world BS. I get a feeling this was done to appease the hard Core players.

Erm everything works off an xbox controller if that's not too complex:

http://imgur.com/xyaLvUw

That said I never use my keyboard in elite - it's was all mapped to my hotas out of the box.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
11. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 10:33 Lorcin
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 10:12:
Is there any way to enable the mouse in the cocpit menus? I was struggling to bind keys from my joystick, the whole binding system is a horrible mess.

My first mission will be "Find your pre-order Eagle". Apparently its an agile and very lightly armoured fighter, thats music to my ears. So its just like a tie fighter, basically a flying space lazer! PEW PEW!

You're freagle should be in the system you start in - one of the stations will have a ship icon over it.

BTW forget TrackIR if you're on a budget have a look at this:

https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15316

TrackIR for very cheap as long as you have the most basic soldering skills.

Mouse in cockpit menus doesn't make sense - they're meant to run off a hat switch unless you want some freaky mouse/joystick combo but wouldn't that involve letting go of your joystick to grab you're mouse.
 
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