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    Yesterday, 9:25 PM · 7 replies and 90 views.
    d8veh replied to a thread Two Questions in Newcomers Forum
    Unplug the USB connector of your HOTAS, Then plug it straight back in to recentre your joystick.
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    Yesterday, 6:52 PM
    d8veh started a thread Modular terminals in Engineers
    Did I read somewhere that there's a problem with them at the moment? I used to get them from Ceos, but there's none there at the moment. I need them for my Sidewinder, so I can't do many types of missions. Can you still get them anywhere?
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    Yesterday, 12:48 PM · 47 replies and 982 views.
    How is that?
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    Yesterday, 12:29 PM · 11 replies and 138 views.
    I don't agree. Some people like to grind. The whole point of the game from the first version in 1984 has been to grind your way through the ranks. It's fun to set targets, then grind your way through them. Just like real lfe, some people (probably most) are target oriented, and others are just happy to amble through life taking what comes. He's asked for help in how to grind out Empire rank. Thats what we should give him. AFAIK, Aditi and Wui Guinagi data delivery missions are probably the fastest now that surface scans have been nerfed.
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    Yesterday, 12:17 PM · 21 replies and 262 views.
    Bounty hunting in a high RES is very safe in the basic Sidewinder. That should get you about a million an hour so that you can get your first ship for whatever you want to do. As long as you don't upgrade the SW's weapons, nobody will shoot back at you as long as you only shoot ships that are already engaged with the cops and you completed the scan to show "wanted" in red on the left of your HUD. As a general rule, hybrid builds are not a good idea. It costs nothing to change modules, so whatever you want to do, sell the modules you don't need for that activity and buy the ones you need. When you've made 100 million, you can buy a decent Python, which is a ship that can do many different things without refitting.
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    Yesterday, 12:40 AM · 62 replies and 806 views.
    Those git gud guys haven't a clue. They need to get off their high horses and get real. I'd like to see them miss this one:
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    19/10/2017, 12:23 PM · 6 replies and 216 views.
    d8veh replied to a thread Double interdiction ! in Horizons
    It was very common when doing the old Robigo smuggling runs, where you were chased by everyone.
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    18/10/2017, 5:06 PM · 20 replies and 280 views.
    There's a ready made list of things to scan for maximum reward. You just follow the list for 300 million cr. It's a bit of a spoiler, so don't read it if you prefer the excitement of the unknown:
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    18/10/2017, 10:34 AM · 79 replies and 3002 views.
    That's a very good suggestion. I have a Cutter in my other account. I didn't know that trade profits were shared - though it would be sort of cheating.
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    17/10/2017, 7:31 PM · 6 replies and 165 views.
    d8veh replied to a thread Where's my SRV? in Dangerous Discussion
    OK. Time to kick myself. It's the reputation that's missing not the SRV. I though it used to say in red when you didn't have the reputation. Did that change?
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    17/10/2017, 7:26 PM · 6 replies and 165 views.
    d8veh replied to a thread Where's my SRV? in Dangerous Discussion
    Yup. I have the hanger + SRV. I can switch it on and off. I'm in the station, so I can't get in it, but it's definitely there. I tried logging, leaving the station + logging, but back in the station it still says "need SRV for the surface scan missions and "accept" is red, so I can't accept them.
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    17/10/2017, 7:16 PM
    I'm sitting in Quince. I bought an SRV hanger and SRV before I set off. Just to make sure that I definitely have one, I solde it when I got to Quince and bought another one and SRV at Millerport. Now, please help me. I'm suffering from brain fade after weeks of dogfighting. When I look at the mission board, all the surface scan missions can't be accepted because I need an SRV. I even tried taking it off-line and back on again just to make sure. I know I'm going to kick myself when you tell me, but please put me out of my misery.
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    17/10/2017, 5:47 PM · 79 replies and 3002 views.
    That would normally be true, but the constant ramming by ships trying to scan you can be resisted by 4 pips on your shields. Without shields, you'd be frequently going back to the station for repairs. here's a vid I made to help you understand:
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    17/10/2017, 5:41 PM · 79 replies and 3002 views.
    Yes, You're right. It's 10 tons not 5. That makes it half as difficult then.
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    17/10/2017, 9:47 AM · 79 replies and 3002 views.
    I did most of the fighting in high RESs in Brani, Aphra, Freng, Kremainn and Asellus Primus. It would have been much safer if I did more engineering before I started the combat grind. Speed is what you need. I made the mistake of using the materials/data I had to upgrade the standard thrusters, to grade 3 dirty drives, but I got more speed with standard enhanced thrusters. The other mods I had were some low level ones for the PP and PD to be able to boost more often. Obviously, I got a level 5 FSD for the exploration. I was using standard 2C shields , which were too weak to withstand the constant ramming and scanning. Thanks for the trade rank suggestions. BTW, the combat is not that difficult in the Sidewinder. I was exploring how the game mechanics work. It seems that the NPCs are programmed to shoot the highest risk ship, so as long as somebody else is shooting them, they dont shoot back at you. The trick therefore, is not to upgrade the basic pulse lasers. It's different with the SLFs. The moment...
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    17/10/2017, 9:25 AM · 26 replies and 478 views.
    It's not just security ships that do it. Pirates do it too or any ship that wants to scan you. I've recently been doing a lot of RES farming in a Sidewinder. The ramming is a real nuisance. I got about 4 significant rams per visit, which took down my shields and up to 40% of my hull with a single ram. I had to keep going back for repairs. Several times, I had only just arrived, and not even shot a single ship, when bang "shields offline" and 10% of my hull gone. I then managed to compose myself and get ready for a fight, then bang "shields offline", another 20% of my hull gone and still not fired a shot.
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    17/10/2017, 9:16 AM · 15 replies and 352 views.
    Someone told me that there's riches to be had in Bovomit, and there's lots of interesting things in there. You just have to solve the secret for how to get in.
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    17/10/2017, 9:06 AM · 14 replies and 292 views.
    I don't think it's a good idea to fit out an Asp for multi-role. It doesn't cost anything to change modules, so when you go hauling or exploring, don't take weapons and strong shields, then run from any interdictions. Only fit weapons when you want to go for a fight, and you must also fit strong shields, HRPs, MRPs etc.
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    17/10/2017, 1:01 AM
    The ultimate grind (nearly). After 238 hrs of play-time, I got my double Elite. The Explorer one was fairly easy at 41.5 hours, but I had to blow up approximately 8000 ships to get my combat Elite - nearly all done in a high RES. I was blown up three times: Once when I shot a Gunship and forgot about its fighter, which got me from behind before I had a chance to fight back; once by the feds when I made a mistake just as the bad guy blew up, so about 12 of them of which 6 were Anacondas, turned on me; and once by a Cobra with rail guns after I suffered a ram and scan from another ship, which took down my shields and 40% of my hull in the middle of the fight. I earned 413 million in bounties doing the combat, so that's an average of just over 2 million an hour, though I was playing for kills rather than credits. Now I'm thinking about how to get the trading Elite with only 5T cargo capacity.
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    16/10/2017, 4:07 PM · 15 replies and 334 views.
    It depends on whether you like getting blown up. You can go to a low RES, where you will find low rank ships that are easy to kill. FD have done a good job of matching them to your skills (rank) and the ship you have. The harmless/novice ships just fly around while you chase after them giving them everything you have, but as the rank increases, so does their ability to fight back. You don't make any money in the low RES though. You can practice every combat skill using a Sidewinder in the high RES. The only difference is that you don't get killed there because they don't shoot back at you. you can still practice pips, thrusters and FA off, which are the main things for combat. You also need to learn what happens in a RES before you go shooting everything in sight.
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  1. i really your you tube posts. hope that you continue to make many more. I learnt so much from you. well done!
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I was one of the first commanders ever to reach Elite status. It took me about 2 weeks from the first release date back in 1984. I got a badge and certificate to prove it.


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