|RaptoR| wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 22:28:
Rigs wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 20:27:
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 19:03:
Finally got around to uninstalling. Complete waste of $10. Watching paint dry is more entertaining than this game. X Rebirth complete on the other hand is actually fun and nice to look at. Can't wait for X4.
The last half of your comment invalidates the first half by a rather large margin. If you can sit here and tell me that X: Rebirth has more value and plays better than Elite:Dangerous with a straight face then your opinion is highly suspect.
*waits for the inevitable reply that I'm an idiot, not worth listening to, should shut my fucking mouth and, oh, my mother was a whore*
Cutter hasn't had any valuable contributions to this forum since July 2006
I dunno, he is not wrong on Elite. It's not meant for everyone.
It's a universe that does not give a fuck about you, because you are not only not the center of it, you are not even a relevant data point in it outside those you get into a brouhaha with (Which is nobody if you play solo or in a PVE private group). If you organise with some people you might be able to flip a system or mess with the economy locally or troll a cancer patient but in a games market where every game involves you being the motherfucking chosen one I think it's a brave, dedicated design decision that should be applauded.
I myself love it the same way I love the Truck Simulator series, or Sid Meier's Pirates! Elite has more variety than that but it's still the same idea. It's an approximation of an actual job. It's about discipline, repetitiveness, having the radio set to something good, beers and the odd pirate/griefer encounter/smart car collision. The attachment you build with your rig/ship as it gets you through the good times and bad, learning it's limitations and strengths.
I don't think I could do this long distance shit in Elite unless I got a divorce and had people to hang with, but it really is an astonishingly beautiful game. I think the furtherest I've been from the civilised bubble is 3k ly before I ran out of beer, gave up and made a beeline for home. I'm sure with some decent engineer upgrades and company it's a lot more fun and might be worth it but in an uncaring universe it takes a specific mindset that is at odds with the delayed but inevitable gratification of almost every other game which is engineered like drugs to pay out as you go, for me the most recent example would be Subnautica, where it may take effort and it doesn't do much hand holding, but you will definately get cooler shit/vehicles/efficiency if you put in the time and do a little planning.