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Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:01 pm
by Philip Coutts
Next up for Elite Dangerous is a stream on the background simulation and the reveal of what the heck scenarios are? It's on this Thursday at 7pm British time.

https://youtu.be/VCy1ZYjLvdQ

Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:03 am
by Scytale
Maaate

How good does that scanning mechanic look though

More thinking, less mindless flying. Good! Looking forward to the next info

Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:41 pm
by Philip Coutts
Open Beta is live now! Servers are a bit flaky at the moment though probably just due to the shear numbers playing

Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:46 pm
by Cornflakes_91
Philip Coutts wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:41 pm
Open Beta is live now! Servers are a bit flaky at the moment though probably just due to the shear numbers playing
Must be cutting edge then with all those shears :D

Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:56 pm
by Philip Coutts
Another live stream coming on Thursday to Introduce 2 new ships likely to be the Mamba (which doesn't look much like a Mamba from the original game to me from what I've seen, grumble grumble etc) and the Krait Phantom)

https://youtu.be/iJQXZpAi5VU link to stream which is at 19:00 UTC, 8 November.

There's a thread on the forums for anyone interested: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthrea ... ost7143165

Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:08 pm
by Philip Coutts
Well it says Mamba on the tin but it doesn't look like the Mamba from Elite that's for sure. It is very pretty though!




Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:05 am
by Godz
Two more ships to add to my fleet, lots of QOL improvements to the game, some new things to find and easier to find them as well.
I like what they did in this update, but what i'm expecting is to hear what's coming next year(s), what are they planning for the future of Elite...

Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:22 pm
by IronDuke
squee intensifies

That ship will be mine. :twisted: Probably will replace my FDL with it.

Also, I am gonna go absolute ham on the new mining and exploration. They're adding a new decal for Triple Elite. I am combat Elite, and not far behind on the other two, so mining profits and new exploration data are gonna make that sweet decal be MINE. :mrgreen:

Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:41 pm
by Philip Coutts
Final beta livestream is tonight in about 30 minutes (sorry for the late notice IT issues!)

https://www.youtube.com/elitedangerous/live

Come and watch Ed get blown to bits as he attempts to mine in Open play,,,

Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:44 am
by FormalMoss
Wow, I finally figure this game out when it comes on the Xbox One.
Started trading stocks between two stations, and found a brill buy/sell where I could make 600 credits per tonne.. both ways! :D

That was grand, and boy, my landing skills are woeful.
Got it perfect once, and then the next time I bounce like a ping pong ball in the station... what the..?!?

Got it to a point where I could get 6,000 Credits per run, and got to 50k after a few hours.

Then I found out about helping the police on the asteroid belts, and omg!
70k within 5 mins!!

So looking forward to flying my Eagle later :)

Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:49 pm
by Philip Coutts
FormalMoss wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:44 am
Wow, I finally figure this game out when it comes on the Xbox One.
Started trading stocks between two stations, and found a brill buy/sell where I could make 600 credits per tonne.. both ways! :D

That was grand, and boy, my landing skills are woeful.
Got it perfect once, and then the next time I bounce like a ping pong ball in the station... what the..?!?

Got it to a point where I could get 6,000 Credits per run, and got to 50k after a few hours.

Then I found out about helping the police on the asteroid belts, and omg!
70k within 5 mins!!

So looking forward to flying my Eagle later :)
Excellent! The Eagle is a beutiful ship to fly, very fast and agile but it does have issues with heat and it is kind of made out of paper! Depending on your play style and what you enjoy the Viper mkiii is a very nice ship to aim for. Still quick and pretty agile but an extra hardpoint and a lot tougher. Or if you like an Imperial ship the Imperial Eagle is larger than the standard, not as quick ort agile but certainly tougher.

Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:49 am
by FormalMoss
Philip Coutts wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:49 pm
FormalMoss wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:44 am
Wow, I finally figure this game out when it comes on the Xbox One.
Started trading stocks between two stations, and found a brill buy/sell where I could make 600 credits per tonne.. both ways! :D

That was grand, and boy, my landing skills are woeful.
Got it perfect once, and then the next time I bounce like a ping pong ball in the station... what the..?!?

Got it to a point where I could get 6,000 Credits per run, and got to 50k after a few hours.

Then I found out about helping the police on the asteroid belts, and omg!
70k within 5 mins!!

So looking forward to flying my Eagle later :)
Excellent! The Eagle is a beutiful ship to fly, very fast and agile but it does have issues with heat and it is kind of made out of paper! Depending on your play style and what you enjoy the Viper mkiii is a very nice ship to aim for. Still quick and pretty agile but an extra hardpoint and a lot tougher. Or if you like an Imperial ship the Imperial Eagle is larger than the standard, not as quick ort agile but certainly tougher.
And then I sold it for a hauler, which I thought was pants at first, until I realised the fuel capacity, and the fact that the auto-route maker always landed it beside a fuel-scoopable sun, win-win.
However cargo space was a big issue, so I upgraded to a Cobra MkIII, and wow!
I now have cargo of 56, and I can see myself upgrading this to a silly level, and eventually turning into an explorer build, and hopefully partaking in some courier events :)

Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:42 pm
by Silverware
The Cobra Mk3 is a nice beast, it's what I primarily fly myself, mostly because the next step up is a huge jump in cost, and I dont have the time/energy/drive to grind out the cash.

But it *IS* a multipurpose horse, so it does everything petty good, but nothing exceptionally.
So if doing exploring, aim for a dedicated craft really.

Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:14 am
by FormalMoss
Thanks Silver,
Always good to hear back from others and their experiences :)

I like the number of mid-slots I can setup on this, and I'm working to buy a fix-me bot, so I can do more pve against ships, and not worry when I got so shot up, I'm spinning with no engine (happened to me in the Cobra earlier in the week, had to self-destruct).

Re: Elite Dangerous

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:11 pm
by zircher
Odd question, can you play the current version of Elite Dangerous in single player mode and never have to interact with other humans players? I'd like to replicate something more like the original game play rather than some PvP murder sim.