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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
131. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 17, 2014, 10:58 yuastnav
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 08:18:
InBlack wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 06:53:
Ok some impressions from last night, also some questions:

Got the eagle, did a couple of simple drop off missions. Easy money. Then I decided to take on a pirate hunting mission. It sent me into a neighbouring anarchy system, with 0 planets, a large star and two small binary stars orbiting it. There is literaly nothing in the system. Flew around for a while, found a number of unidentified signal sources, all of which turned out to be some regular trader types, 'clean'. No sign of pirates. After a while a "system security vessel" shows up. So I say fuck it, Ive been flying for half an hour. Lets kick some ass! I open fire and we start to furball. Fast forward 45 minutes later!!! Yeah the fight took 45 minutes! The guy hardly scratched me, but the pew, pew with the basic pulse lasers on the eagle seems to be very very weak. So a couple of questions for you beta leet players:

1. Is the mission bugged? Why are there no pirates in a system which is supposed to be swarming with them. (Anarchy system)

2. How do I recognize which combat mission to take, and which is suitable to my level of weapons and equipment. Some missions pay 150k and Ive seen some that I can take that pay 300k! What gives?

3. What do you recommend I should upgrade first? My ship? My weapons? The powerplant? And how should I go about earning some cash for that. Should I trade first? Ive already figured out that I can fight quite well but my weapons are so pittifuly weak that it takes ages for the target to drop shields and then ages to finish them off.

Ones again when you go into a system with only one star you have to run your scanner and it will find all the planets and stations in the system. Than check your navigation panel it will list a bunch of undiscovered items. Lock on one fly towards it and it will become discovered. Discover the whole system and then you can sell the map data 20Ly away.

Do not take on missions with huge payouts because you actually have to track down those criminals and kill them but 100,000-300,000 bounty missions are usually give you wanted status as well as those pirates are flying anacondas with a group of cobras to protect them. Those are not easy missions

Try to do the 10,000 credit missions first, those are easy money.
Another easy way to make money is to fly to the nav point right next to the sun and just wait for pirate ships to appear. They are ranging from 4-5,000 credit all the way up to the 100,000 credits.
Just scan ships until you find someone wanted.
If you are doing this in anarchy system there is no police. In other systems police will be flying around and may steal your kill, or fly around as you dog fight and you can accidently shoot them and you get a bounty on your head.

Last night I was blasting away pirates and all of the sudden the police ships became red on my radar. I didn't care I did not have wanted status so I was doing my thing and all of the sudden the police started shooting me for some reason.
I took off went to a station filled up my ammo, went back and everything was fine again.
Not sure why that happened. Maybe I bumped into a police ship as I was flying around or something.

This is something they probably changed during one of the Betas or Gammas.
Police and other ships now have (or maybe always had) factions and if you attack one ship from a certain faction all other ships from that faction will turn hostile towards you.
So even if you attack a wanted criminal who belongs to the same faction as the police force the police force will attack you instead of him. But at least you won't get a bounty since the ship you attacked harbours a wanted criminal, after all.
So make sure to go to your left panel and check the contacts for the faction of the ships. Just attack the wanted ships that don't belong to the faction the police belongs to and everything should be fine.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
55. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 14:04 yuastnav
 
Just made ~65K in about 15 minutes killing 3 ASPs. Got a bounty while attacking the second one for some reason but eh managed to outrun those sluggish federal vipers. Nearing the 375K now to finally buy my Cobra. Still gonna grind for a bit more, though, since my Sidewinder is only worth about 80K and I still need some more money for upgrades.

I still have three quests getting slaves, though. Anyone know where I could get lucky? I flew to the closest Alliance system (since I wanna RP alliance) and thought I'd be able to do these easy 40K missions getting slaves since I've seen some floating around... turns out it's much more difficult than I thought.
I've been in this federal sector for a few days now but no dice. :/

I figured that I'd either try federal or anarchy sectors but there are no purely anarchy sectors nearby, just a bunch of unpopulated one.

So does anyone know the most straightforward way to get some? (apparently there is also a difference between slaves and imperial slaves...)
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
18. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 11:04 yuastnav
 
Also I'm playing it using Keyboard and Mouse.
I've tried my Thrustmaster but it was too cumbersome and it will take too long to get used to so I just stuck with KBM because it works really well.
I'll probably not going to be able to take on any real players with that, at least not the good ones, but for npcs it's okay. Don't have many problems if it's just one enemy but I'm not sure how well it would go against several enemies even if I used a joystick and was good with it. Certainly not several Cobras (too strong) or Eagles (too agile). Maybe several Sidewinders.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
17. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite Dangerous Dec 16, 2014, 10:54 yuastnav
 
Darks wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 10:36:
[...] 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. [...]

Isn't... isn't that what a [b]SIM[/blation is supposed to be? Isn't it supposed to be more difficult (implicitly, not explicitly) by trying to simulate something in a more realistic manner?

Anyway, Elite Dangerous is not really difficult to play or to control, so I'm not sure what you're getting at.
I don't think Elite Dangerous has that many more keys than something like Freespace but then again I have a whole keyboard so I might as well use it, if it makes the game more fun. And it does.
Course I might just point at targets and shoot (that's actually what X Rebirth did and it's very, very sad) or I could have extra keys to cycle through different kinds of targets and different subsystems etc...
 
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News Comments > No Elite: Dangerous Launch Wipe
107. Re: No Elite: Dangerous Launch Wipe Dec 10, 2014, 10:22 yuastnav
 
The Black Market is under "Contacts".

So far I saw them fairly regularly at trading stations and on one of those mining(?) stations or something, the ones that have only two landing platforms, though it was a pirate station or something. I think it was called Pierce Hanger and was in some star system around Cosi. I think normally these kind of stations don't have a black market.
 
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News Comments > No Elite: Dangerous Launch Wipe
103. Re: No Elite: Dangerous Launch Wipe Dec 10, 2014, 09:55 yuastnav
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 10, 2014, 08:12:
yuastnav wrote on Dec 10, 2014, 06:17:
How the hell did you guys go to Sol already? I'm somewhere around Atami(?) or Cosi or something and cannot seem to find a good route to the mother star system. Guess I'll have to grind to get a better ship.
You should be abl to make the trip with your sidewinder but you'll need some upgrades. Like a fuel scooping thingie so you don't have to land and refual but just refuel from stars, and a bigger fuel tank wouldn't hurt so you can jump further away.

I've been doing some missions last night and this morning but what I enjoy most is scouting out new systems and sell the map data on the market. Also let my ship be interdicted by pirates and try to kill them off. This morning I was playing for 30 minutes, managed to get 4,500 for my map data of discovering like 2 planets or something plus I killed a pirate worth over 8,000 credits.
I also picked up some cargo the pirate dropped and immidiately got fined 4,500 credit for stolen goods lol
Lesson learned!

Really enjoying the game so far, so relaxing to just fly around.
The sound the scanner makes still gives me goosebumps! Love how the background music fades away when you use the scanner to amplify the effect. The sound design in this game is just incredible.

Ah, thanks! I'll look into it.

A couple of weeks ago (I think when Gamma was released) I actually stumbled upon a load of crates with weapons I think. Scooped them up and flew to a station where I did the same trick this one guy in the video did, a couple of months ago, where you basically switch almost everything off and then just glide into the station (for that you have to set "flight assist off" to toggle). Made a cool 15000 credits selling them on the black market.
Though later I noticed that I actually forgot to turn on Silent Running. D'OH! Well, guess I was really lucky although my heat output was at like 20% or so.

This game is really awesome. As I said in another thread, it's a bit like ETS2 and it can be so relaxing. But instead of roads you have the stars and a whole galaxy.
 
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News Comments > No Elite: Dangerous Launch Wipe
97. Re: No Elite: Dangerous Launch Wipe Dec 10, 2014, 06:17 yuastnav
 
Dunno. Wasn't ganked yet.
Actually found out yesterday there is not going to be a wipe so I played for a hour or so last night.

It was sad to see that it's still bugged as I got a mission that didn't show up in the transactions menu. But I still cannot jettison the cargo since its tied to the mission.
Either the timer will run out (I hope it's active) or I'll have to destroy my lovely Sidewinder.

How the hell did you guys go to Sol already? I'm somewhere around Atami(?) or Cosi or something and cannot seem to find a good route to the mother star system. Guess I'll have to grind to get a better ship.

Would you recommend getting a Hauler first and then save up for the Cobra or just skip the Hauler and go for the Cobra directly?
I haven't really looked at viable trade routes in my vicinity yet but I might if I can get a ship with a larger cargo hold.

I'm really excited now that the game is nearing release. I plan on being killed as little as possible, so no unnecessary risks. Although I was interdicted, twice, within one hour so that might not be as easy. The enemies were just two Sidewinders (one even without shields) so it was no problem.
 
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
27. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 13:15 yuastnav
 
verybad1 wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 13:13:
InBlack wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 09:51:
Task wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 09:46:
I thought GTA is a satire series about the absurdity of society?

Heh. I wonder if anyone will appreciate the irony. What's with the Australians being such prudes? They seem to be at a place where the US was a few years (decades?) ago.
Australia never got out of the 80s, they want Reagan to come down there and govern them. It's rather strange I think. they should be more open-minded being a fully democratic society, but seem to think limiting themselves will make for a better world.

[...]

Which, in terms of gun control, actually seems to have worked out really well.
 
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News Comments > The Crew Ships; Day One Patch Released
23. Re: The Crew Ships; Day One Patch Released Dec 3, 2014, 05:17 yuastnav
 
So I just read this article and it doesn't sound promising. At all.
It just sounds boring.

What a shame.

Man, what I'd give for a proper MMO racing game. Or another Interstate '76 with coop and an open world.
Just something with multiplayer open world racing and optional explosion nonsense.
 
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News Comments > The Crew Ships; Day One Patch Released
15. Re: The Crew Ships; Day One Patch Released Dec 2, 2014, 17:58 yuastnav
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 17:21:
yuastnav wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 16:51:
So what's the word on the street? Is it any good?

I'd just like to play something like Test Drive Unlimited 2 again. Will The Crew scratch that itch?

Forza Horizon's 1 or 2 would EASILY take care of your TDU2 itch (minus the casino).

Well the thing is that I don't have a XBox. Or a TV. Or a living room with a couch.
Just a PC.
 
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News Comments > The Crew Ships; Day One Patch Released
12. Re: The Crew Ships; Day One Patch Released Dec 2, 2014, 16:51 yuastnav
 
So what's the word on the street? Is it any good?

I'd just like to play something like Test Drive Unlimited 2 again. Will The Crew scratch that itch?
 
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News Comments > The Crew Reviews Delay
23. Re: The Crew Reviews Delay Nov 25, 2014, 16:42 yuastnav
 
I just want to have an open world racing game. Like TDU2 but good.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Goes "Gamma"
55. Re: Elite: Dangerous Goes Nov 24, 2014, 07:51 yuastnav
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 02:40:
[...] Feels like EUROtruck in space, although thats not necessarily such a bad thing, especially when space is so pretty and big to explore. [...]

Well, that's how I've been playing it so far, except that there's more combat and it's also more dangerous.
It's actually a really fun experience but since it's unclear whether there's going to be a wipe I'll still wait until release or until they wipe happens and they actually confirm it was the last one.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
254. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 17, 2014, 17:38 yuastnav
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 16:51:
Prez wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 16:42:
Part of it is some of us are old-fashioned too. We can still play the original Elite today, 30 years later. As long as people continue to write dos emulation programs for new OS's, that will continue to be true indefinitely. Making a new version require constant main server interaction in order to run means that it is likely that the same will not be true for Elite Dangerous. The obvious question is "Why would you want to?" but GOG.com has shown that many people do want to revisit old abandoned games. Being the nostalgia-nut that I am, I often do. The idea that games will eventually become "lost" to us when the servers inevitably go down makes me sad.

Personally, I find so many of those games difficult to go back to, as tech has changed so much. The last old game I repeatedly played was XCOM, but the new XCOM satisfies that itch and OpenXCOM kind of made me realize I'm done going back. Prior to that I played a ton of Civ, too, but Civ4 broke that.

I guess, at some point, I'll return to JA2, too, but I tried JA1 once and man, I just couldn't.
By and large most of my trips to games I once loved are short lived, as I realize that they sometimes do some deep things much better than modern games but do so many more basic things worse. For instance, man, no one knew how to make a UI.

I don't see this changing much. Where will we be in 20 years? Will everything be VR and it is ridiculous to not have a headset? Possibly. Or maybe everything will be on curved 4K displays. Maybe headsets that read brainwaves will replace traditional input devices.

In any of those scenarios, I'll probably happily be playing Civ 18 rather than going back to Civ 4, despite me thinking that it's pretty much a perfect, flawless game.

I play One Must Fall 2097 and OpenTTD from time to time. Okay, OpenTTD probably doesn't count since it's much more than Transport Tycoon Deluxe but OMF2097 is essentially the same game it was back in the 90s. And it's still great. My favourite fighting game.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
135. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 19:19 yuastnav
 
Slick wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:48:
yuastnav wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:26:
ASeven wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:20:
There's still people that don't have slick in the ignore list? That's quite amazing, really.

I don't need an ignore list. I can just use my brain, thank you very much.

intelligent people don't fear honest discourse, and dum-dums solve their problems by sticking their fingers in their ears and going nyah nyah nyah nyah.

the main point still stands though, i've read one person actually being affected by internet outages, anyone else? anyone else who:

a) bought the game
b) only wanted to play solo
c) doesn't have internet

barring the question of how you'd download or update the game, i'm guessing that the number of people who check all 3 boxes are small, infact i think that it's much smaller than the number of people who are feigning disgust with this.

if you aren't affected, and still bitch just cause it seems like the thing to do, you need a better hobby. things change in games, especially games that aren't released yet. get over it. especially get over changes that do not affect you at all. if the worst case scenario you can conjure up is your ISP doing some work and you not being able to play a videogame for a few hours once a year, then you need to get out of the house.

games take their servers offline for maintenance barring players from playing all the time, infact that downtime is far more common than random internet outages.

keep your rage in check.

I don't think that was directed at me but just to clarify: my comment was not directed at you. It was just a general statement about the abuse ignore lists get.
Ignore lists can be a powerful tool against spam but other than that I don't see the point. Like you said, it's akin to sticking your fingers in your ears and closing your eyes.


And like I said, I don't care about that change.

I dunno, maybe it's because I never played the other Elite games but when I bought this I already assumed that this was going to be an online experience. Never really planned to play a solo game.
With a galaxy that huge I also cannot see this to be too much of a problem. If I wanna be alone I'll just have to travel far away.


Of course there are drm issues and also problems concerning a permanent internet connection and yes, for some this can be a problem. I'm lucky since my isp has a great uptime and I have a good connection and am online 24/7 anyway.
DRM... yeah, that is an issue but there are plenty of other games that are drm free.

And last but not least: it's just fucking video games.

This comment was edited on Nov 16, 2014, 19:26.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
117. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 18:26 yuastnav
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:20:
There's still people that don't have slick in the ignore list? That's quite amazing, really.

I don't need an ignore list. I can just use my brain, thank you very much.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
95. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 17:29 yuastnav
 
Eh, don't care. Elite Dangerous is fun so far but I'm waiting until the last wipe before I start playing again.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age - Origins Free on Origin
27. Re: Dragon Age - Origins Free on Origin Oct 9, 2014, 04:37 yuastnav
 
Couldn't get myself to finish Origins.
Maybe people hyped it up too much but I really didn't like it that much. It wasn't bad but it was also no Baldur's Gate or Fallout. I had fun with it but it didn't hook me.

Looking forward to Pillars of Eternity, though. And the new Torment.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
55. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 8, 2014, 16:31 yuastnav
 
Is a joystick so much better?

I've actually gotten quite adept at killing stuff with keyboard and mouse. With a joystick I wouldn't really know how to bind thrust up/down/right/left. Thrust forward/backward makes sense, you can also pitch and roll, you can yaw if you have a joystick you can twist but I don't see any sensible solution for thrusting in the other directions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 7, 2014, 13:13 yuastnav
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 12:31:
But in a new statement issued last night, Ubisoft explained that the producer had been "misinterpreted".

"We understand how senior producer Vincent Pontbriand's quotes have been misinterpreted. To set the record straight, we did not lower the specs for Assassin's Creed: Unity to account for any one system over the other," a Ubisoft spokesperson said.

And marketing assholes wonder why they're despised by everyone. Evasiveness, half-truths and outright damned lies and more damned lies. How the fuck do those people sleep at night? Oh right, they don't have a conscience or a soul.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDW_Hj2K0wo
 
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