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Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by Soup Nazi » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:19 pm

For those who don't know, the full release of Elite: Dangerous is today. It looks like a pretty awesome space sim! And unlike Star Citizen, they actually get work done on time!
Anybody want to get it?

Website: https://www.elitedangerous.com/

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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by Dog » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:20 pm

I want it so badly.
I played the original in 1984 on my BBC Micro.
Loved that game.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by Boss Llama » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:53 pm

Good to see you, Dog!
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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by Soup Nazi » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:36 pm

Just had my first multiplayer session. Played all the tutorials yesterday, mapped my keys, and practiced docking and using my frame shift drive economically.

Flew from my starting station to one 8LYs and 4 jumps away. It ate half a tank of fuel, but I made almost $4k profit selling 4 tons of fish to a mining outpost. With the money, I bought a new $2k power distributer, filled up my tank, and I'm now plotting what to buy and where to take it.

In short, I'm already loving the game. It's beautiful, and vast. I'd love to play with some villuns, and I'll be here to share any profitable trade routes I've found!
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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by kkpyro » Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:15 pm

must. have. :D
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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by BigBiker05 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:13 pm

I got way more money than I'd like to say into Star Citizen. They're producing contant at great speed now but it'll still be like 2 years before release.

I think I'm pick up ED for Christmas.

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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by Greebo » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:36 am

You'll find me in ED as Uncle Vanya

I took the Eagle out for a spin yesterday after upgrading its weaponry and adding an interdiction system. Thinking I'll use that for fighting and use the sidewinder as a transport and possibly mining ship until I can afford something bigger (Cobra!).

If you're playing with a friend, the voice comms sound awesome!

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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by Soup Nazi » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:41 pm

2nd hour-long session:

Doubled my money on a few short hauling missions. On the last one I just did, I decided to take a short cut though some unprotected space... luckily I wasn't interdicted, but two jumps in a row, I saw ships scanning and altering course to intercept me... luckily I jumped out pretty darn fast. $10k spending money now, so no more clothes or scrap metal, time for a higher profile shipment!
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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by Soup Nazi » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:34 am

Survived my first interdiction by killing my assailant for a 4k bounty. Survived my second by speeding into the sun. I crashed out, taking serious damage from the sudden stop and closeness to the sun, but I dropped my tail in the process. It was awesome.
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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by Greebo » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:31 pm

So I dropped my shields from my sidewinder and added another 4 slot cargo rack, as well as upgrading the frame shift drive. This has enabled some profitable missions where you have a source a product for a location and bring it back (usually ~13k per mission, but occasionally once you get the cargo on board you need an alternate route back).
Those missions also enable you to scan planets and stars on your way through systems which can net a tidy profit too.

Currently sitting on ~50k in credits, but I'm saving for the Cobra, so I can't go spending it all. I might upgrade my eagle a little more and do some combat soon though.

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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by Soup Nazi » Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:17 pm

Potato and I were playing for probably 5 hours... me for an additional 3 before he came on!

It was awesome! We made tons of money shipping. Took potato from $1000 to $40k or more, and even went out and bagged a few pirates as well! Loving this game!
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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by ADevilishPotato » Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:46 pm

Yeah, I'm afraid of the time sink this is going to turn into :lol:

and yeah, played for 3 more hours after soup left and made about $60,000 for the first day of play :P
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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by Greebo » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:42 pm

Yep, it's a time sink!

I got a 70k bounty today from killing a python. I think the npc was bugged...but I'll take it!

I want to spread out from the starting areas, but I keep coming back to switch ships, which is annoying. I suspect once I have more ships it'll be less of an issue because I'll be able to leave them around the place.

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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by ADevilishPotato » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:51 am

Yeah I did some bounty hunting/selling off their stolen goods for a nice tidy of 350,000 over a few hours today...
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Re: Elite: Dangerous Release

Post by Soup Nazi » Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:56 pm

Noooooo now I'm the broke one...
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