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Elite Dangerous

Discussion in 'Games' started by Hunter, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    After picking it up in a steam sale many moons ago I finally got in to Elite Dangerous in the last couple of weeks.

    I decided to give it a go because of the huge expidition that is taking place which has introduced me to some awesome elements of the community such as the Fuel Rats (used once so far!)

    Anyone else playing, any tips for a n00b like myself?
     
  2. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    Picked it up when it was heavily discounted, realised I don't have the time to play it, shelved it for another time.
     
  3. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    I've got a ton of tips............ after 6000hrs in the game. I'm a total Elite freak and played the original versions of the game years ago.

    My handle is Cmdr Pingmonster... friend me up. (Alternative handle I use for gaming. I used Manticore for decades but it's been ripped-off by others in recent years).

    If you need any tips specifically glad to help out.
     
  4. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    Had a shuffle around at home so as soon as my gaming machine is set up I will get you added!
     
  5. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    Finally got back in to it after the move around and got myself up to an Adder and it makes a huge difference as to what I can do in the game after spending about 3-4 hours running data missions to upgrade.

    There are a few different load out options and one thing I didn't understand as possibly was a mistake was I followed a guide that suggested I load out and replace some 3E/D/etc elements with 2E/D/etc elements. Is that a bad thing to do?
     
  6. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    That depends. Sometimes the different module classes combined can create better jump range and/or power usage because of mass etc.

    It really depends on what ship modules you are modding.

    About five months ago I started playing the game again from scratch on the PS4 rather than the PC.

    New Commander name: Cmdr Real_Manticore (Sorry about that but it's an old PSN i.d.).
     
  7. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    Not sure I can add you between platforms? I'm on PC.

    The guide I followed was focused on trade which looks to be a good shout early on to build up credits.

    Are there anythings out there that allow you to put together a ship to see what each module changes in terms of stats?
     
  8. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    No you can't the game isn't cross-platform compatible.

    https://edsy.org/

    There used to be other ship builder sites but I can't reach them... they must be down.
     
  9. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    Awesome! I kept my Cobra Mk III and picked up a type 6 last night and I'm happily jumping around with 100tns of cargo before I upgrade again
     
  10. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    These guys have a monster database covering the game universe:

    https://inara.cz/news

    Look under the galaxy tab....
     
  11. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    Wow!

    Is it me or is the idea of trade loops not really a thing any more? I tend to find more missions that pay better than the profits you'd make on a loop.
     
  12. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    I barely ever trade when I can do missions. Depends sometimes on the system state...
     
  13. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    There has been a couple of times i've had to hop to the next system to get anything.

    Whats the best explorer set up these days?
     

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