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    13/10/2017, 9:55 PM · 98 replies and 1948 views.
    Three things are certain. 1) Death, 2) Taxes, 3) Avoiding PvP when playing in Solo. Cheers, Phos.
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    13/10/2017, 7:15 AM · 98 replies and 1948 views.
    You may find PvP exciting. I find it dull and boring. What is entertaining to you can be dull and dreary to others. Don't assume everybody has a similar personality to you - diversity exists and so should the modes. Cheers, Phos.
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    12/10/2017, 7:22 AM · 98 replies and 1948 views.
    I find PvP dull and boring. I prefer to work on my own - taking things at my own pace and playing the game the way I enjoy. I've no problem with others engaging in PvP, but I don't want to meet others while in game. Cheers, Phos.
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    11/10/2017, 7:09 PM
    Hello everyone, thought this looked interesting. Perhaps something for a future update. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/oct/11/scientists-discover-ring-around-dwarf-planet-haumea-beyond-neptune Cheers, Phos
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    11/10/2017, 4:11 PM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    I don't do much other than exploring, mining and trading and I don't support any factions. My influence with the BGS has been minimal, I probably nudge a few commodity prices here and there but nothing is planned. I enjoy the dynamic market and don't complain when a previously profitable trade route has been flattened - I just search out a new route. Nudging prices is different from attacking another player. I play in Solo to ensure I don't meet anyone else - I find PvP boring. I'm playing an economic game, not a fighting game. In real life we might compete for the same job. I could research the company, buff my existing skills and prepare for likely questions. Your chances of getting the job might suffer - but should you be able to seek me out and break my arms to keep me from the interview? No, you have to play the same game as me: you have to work on your interview skills. I expect my interview opponents to prepare to the best of their ability and I wouldn't see that preparation as unfair. Even if...
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    11/10/2017, 8:30 AM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    I'll keep playing Elite: Dangerous from Solo. I enjoy being able to influence the BGS from solo, I enjoy being able to sail past player blockades and trade routes, and I love being able to anonymously affect others without facing PvP. I'm not frightened by PvP, just bored by the idea. I can influence the real world by campaigning in elections - knocking on doors, leafleting, commenting on web sites. You don't have the option to physically attack me there. You can respond by playing the same game as me, perhaps better than I do, but assaults aren't allowed. I can pick the game I play: you can choose to play the same game as me or you can leave me alone. The game design is why I bought Elite. See you in solo, or maybe not. Cheers, Phos.
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    11/10/2017, 8:19 AM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    I'd pay good money to have a Solo Mode in real life. Just because Solo isn't currently a real life option doesn't mean it shouldn't be in a game. Cheers, Phos.
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    11/10/2017, 8:16 AM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    Markets can be influenced by unseen traders in the real world, and not all political campaigning can be pinned down to an individual's actions. You may dislike having unseen hands affect your action: personally I enjoy it, even when it's being done to me. We are playing different games - you either respond to my market influence and political campaigning with market influence and political campaigning, or you grin and bear it. What you can't do is respond to peaceful actions with violence. Cheers, Phos.
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    10/10/2017, 10:38 PM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    You have the capacity to respond to strikes like this with strikes of your own. You may have to retaliate through trading or similar, as Elite is a game where not every action can be countered with violence. I can support a certain party in an election campaign with leafleting/canvassing/commenting on websites. My actions can be undermined by my opponents doing the same thing, but they can't use violence without severe, election-losing penalties. Peaceful actions don't always require violent responses. Elite is a game - it can be player vs player, or player vs economy. Either play style is valid. Cheers, Phos.
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    10/10/2017, 9:37 PM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    My gametime is made up of exploring and trading, with a little mining. I play solo as I want to focus on those activities, not on combat. The only way I influence other players is to nudge commodity prices a little - Elite's game design allows me to to that without facing violence from other players. If they don't like my nudges they can nudge things the other way. I like it that way, your mileage may vary. Cheers, Phos.
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    10/10/2017, 9:19 PM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    I'm playing and enjoying Elite without fighting anyone. It's not going to appeal to all personality types, and no game will - but it works for me. I loathe the idea of player organised blockades - being able to sail past them is great fun. Cheers, Phos.
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    10/10/2017, 9:07 PM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    My action was to give Frontier money. In consequence I received a game I could play in the way I wanted. My in game actions don't need consequences. I can take action in solo which affects the BGS in a tiny way, and you can't use violence against me. You can buy and sell in an attempt to undermine my work, but my influence will be greater than zero, and you can't use violence against me - which proves the game is not necessarily based on violence. I like it that way. Cheers, Phos.
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    10/10/2017, 8:55 PM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    Games can and do borrow real world concepts. There isn't a problem here: the designers have established a world where you can affect other people without facing violence. I like it that way. See you in solo - or maybe not. Cheers, Phos.
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    10/10/2017, 8:29 PM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    I'd personally find fighting over territory utterly tedious. Your mileage may vary and that's what I like about the modes. Frontier has embraced the richness of human diversity by allowing most people to find a niche they enjoy. Diversity exists, and so should the modes. Cheers, Phos.
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    10/10/2017, 8:16 PM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    There are plenty of real world instances where you can affect other people without facing threats of physical violence. I can buy and sell in the real world and affect markets by a tiny amount, and Elite is a virtual version of that. I'll continue to nudge the real world without facing violence, and I'll keep doing the same in Elite, thanks very much. Cheers, Phos.
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    10/10/2017, 8:06 PM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    I'm playing a trading/mining/exploring game - I have no interest in PvP. If you don't like the tiny influence I have on the game you can trade to counteract it. Elite establishes a game world where not all actions can be stopped with violence. The real world has rugby balls and baseball bats, but neither are compulsory. Cheers, Phos.
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    10/10/2017, 7:48 PM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    I've campaigned in elections, knocking on doors, writing and posting leaflets, commenting on websites, etc. I'm sure I only had a small effect on the world, but my political opponents couldn't physically attack me - they either had to accept I affected the world or do better than me in the door knocking/leafleting/commenting business. I enjoyed not being physically attacked in the real world, and I enjoy not being attacked in Elite. Elite has set up a game world where not all actions can be stopped with violence. That's one reason why I bought the game. Cheers, Phos.
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    10/10/2017, 7:33 PM · 543 replies and 10110 views.
    I bought Elite when I found out I'd be able to play without meeting other players. For me PvP is dull and boring - I prefer exploring/mining/trading. We don't need collective standards in the way we vote, the way we dress, the food we eat, the jobs we do, the people we love and marry, the interests we have, or the way we spend our free time. We don't need collective standards in the games we play, or the way we play those games. Elite works fine for me. See you in solo, or maybe not. Cheers, Phos.
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    09/10/2017, 7:52 PM · 1008 replies and 32974 views.
    Very, very, very in. Cheers, Phos.
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