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  • WR3ND's Avatar
    Today, 10:39 PM · 82 replies and 2203 views.
    You don't get it, mate. They (I, in this case, sort of) don't get the opportunity to earn (for what it's worth) the real Elite rank in the game. It's about players having the opportunity to earn something in the game at least, even if it is largely just an endurance trophy. Trust me, I wish it were more than that, but at least that is something. At least I can kind of see endurance being an admirable characteristic of explorers, in theory. It doesn't cheapen it just for people who already have the rank; it cheapens it for everyone, though especially newer players.
  • Arry's Avatar
    Today, 10:37 PM · 503 replies and 8335 views.
    Lots of lies and conspiracy theories.
  • Mephane's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 PM · 9 replies and 101 views.
    You mean for the helm? They also have to setup their fire groups against after a multicrew session? I suppose this issue was reported in the beta and ignored as usual?
  • Zieman's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 PM · 2 replies and 0 views.
    That red nebula is Barnard's Loop (around 630 : -432 : -1230), and the one in front of it is the Witch Head Nebula (around 360 : -397 : -710).
  • Mephane's Avatar
    Today, 10:09 PM · 99 replies and 1019 views.
    This is exactly what I (and others) have been criticising all along. It is extremely disrespectful of our time to decide that "your already-earned credits shall be worthless for reaching the new status which we are totally introducing even though no one asked for it". The "engineer mods are optional" argument has been dead for a while now. They are only optional in the same sense that a shield is optional, or that you could totally forever fly with E-rated gear. Yes, it is possible, but unless you stick to specific niches where it doesn't matter much, you will be toast without. P.S.: @Mods: Forum ate my post the first time, claiming my "token has expired". Didn't have to login, just Ctrl-F5 the threads, then write everything again. Not sure if random hiccup or genuine forum bug. - - - Updated - - -
  • goemon's Avatar
    Today, 9:59 PM · 83 replies and 4589 views.
    goemon replied to a thread ACTIVE CG Expanding Maia - Empire in Community Goal Discussions
    a war will block lockdown, minimum duration 4 ticks/days after it went active (not sure when that was) you can always transfer moduls and ships to another station, even when the station where the module or ship are is in lockdown.
  • Dbrn47's Avatar
    Today, 9:52 PM · 82 replies and 2203 views.
    You did it in a combat Vulture. You have no idea how proud I am of you, Dad. However, I agree, it should mean something in game. It just doesn't, but I also don't think messing with 'time to' variables is necessarily the right way to go about it. Nor do I think you should only do 'X' to be able to increase your rank. It's not as if jump and honk is any more meaningful. Until the Exploration gameplay loop is more engaging, I see no reason to limit rank to what it is. They're essentially the same premise, go to 'X' area, scan, come back and turn in. The difference is the variables that passengers introduce to that loop makes it slightly more engaging and it also encourages/forces me to look at things I may not have seen otherwise. If, and only if, Exploration was more complex and deeper than it is would I be able to begin to agree that the rank should solely be based on discoveries.
  • SMcA's Avatar
    Today, 9:43 PM · 26 replies and 8330 views.
    SMcA replied to a thread The Starting System... in Xbox One
    Ah! Thanks, so he wasn't being offensive. I refer to this thread when I want to do good works. So I updated it.
  • Dbrn47's Avatar
    Today, 9:41 PM · 5 replies and 465 views.
    Hyperdictions... Frozen corpses on Megaships.... Disappearing planets... no... no.. nononononononono...
  • WR3ND's Avatar
    Today, 9:41 PM · 82 replies and 2203 views.
    I'm looking for in-lore game mechanics, ideally, not a trophy, and certainly not one from you... ;) :P It should mean something to be "Elite" in the game. Sure, some players don't really care for that sort of game. This is just a casual arcade space shooter for them to unwind after a long day of scamming the elderly, or whatever it is they do that drives them to this kind of mentality. (I'm intentionally joking here, by the way, just so no one takes me too seriously.) Anyway, I'm not one of those players. ... But yeah, thanks, for what it's worth. o7
  • Dbrn47's Avatar
    Today, 9:35 PM · 11 replies and 368 views.
    Nope. No difference.
  • Dbrn47's Avatar
    Today, 9:31 PM · 82 replies and 2203 views.
    Then no one would have made any rank progress before "First Discovered" tags were a thing. Sounds like it would have been amazing.
  • Dbrn47's Avatar
    Today, 9:29 PM · 82 replies and 2203 views.
    Commendations are in order! Great job CMDR WR3ND!
  • SMcA's Avatar
    Today, 9:28 PM · 8 replies and 134 views.
    Poor effort, try harder. You will get there someday.
  • WR3ND's Avatar
    Today, 9:26 PM · 82 replies and 2203 views.
    I have the Elite rank now, and by the time I get back from my current expedition, I will have earned it the traditional way, and without neutron star field farming nor cherry picking ELW and the like. Too bad that's no longer really a thing reflected at all in the game though. "Imagination" only takes you so far. At some point you need a little substance to fuel the fire, or you burn out, or don't even bother in the first place. What can beige do for you?
  • Dbrn47's Avatar
    Today, 9:24 PM · 82 replies and 2203 views.
    Let's remove the ability to rank up off of celestial scans in the bubble while we're at it then. I mean why not, if short range is what you're worried about. Might seem stupid to you, but I've probably done more exploration because of these missions. Suppose I shouldn't be rewarded for that huh? :rolleyes:
  • Dbrn47's Avatar
    Today, 9:18 PM · 82 replies and 2203 views.
    IMO, it's worthless no matter how you earn it.
  • Dbrn47's Avatar
    Today, 9:15 PM · 82 replies and 2203 views.
  • WR3ND's Avatar
    Today, 9:13 PM · 82 replies and 2203 views.
    Still an issue then... :rolleyes: Well, can't say I didn't try. → https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/325167-Does-Frontier-intend-players-to-get-Elite-exploration-within-a-week That was back in January, by the way.
  • Adept's Avatar
    Today, 9:10 PM · 102 replies and 1971 views.
    She won't win. - - - Updated - - - If you had asked the question without the allegations and prejudice, you would have gotten the same answer without the anger.
  • Dbrn47's Avatar
    Today, 9:10 PM · 626 replies and 40220 views.
    Oh dear, I think I voted in that one too.
  • Yaffle's Avatar
    Today, 9:09 PM · 2 replies and 35 views.
    Raise a ticket with the time, date, location, CMDR name etc and explain what happened. It's possible you spawned inside a rogue asteroid or something else. Losses due to bugs are usually put back pretty quickly.
  • Dbrn47's Avatar
    Today, 8:56 PM · 360 replies and 10827 views.
    Yea, it's certainly strange how different opinions on the repetitiveness and depth of the game always ends up turning into some sort of character flaw argument. As if you're a bad person or less intelligent by being entertained by different levels of engagement. Some are entertained by watching an Ant Colony, some are entertained by reading how the Ant Colony works and how to manipulate the Colony for varying results, some are entertained by taking a magnifying glass and concentrating sunlight onto individual ants, and some are entertained by simply stomping all over the entire thing. Depending on how you prefer to enjoy the game, it's either shallow and grindy, or endlessly interesting and fun. I don't think it speaks to anyone's character or intellect, I think it just speaks more to different interests, and unless people's interests make them criminals, why are we judging? Perhaps it's better to figure out where the game is lacking so it's endlessly interesting and fun for everyone (or most as it's...
  • Zieman's Avatar
    Today, 8:44 PM · 3 replies and 51 views.
    The filter does work. It just won't make very big detours, and if the selected star classes aren't present nearby enough, also other stars get included in the route.
  • Lobey's Avatar
    Today, 8:42 PM · 7044 replies and 598138 views.
    I'm normally quite cynical, but I do think the lights are on for a reason, if the generation ship was lit also - I'd say slapdash programming. Also paid for voice acting on the logs, no this all looks deliberate to me. Lots of poweful folk want these folk dead for the information they hold- that's valuable - more valuable than some piddling bounty.
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    Thanks for the rep, Commander o7
  2. Heading down to Maia after I finish up at Alien ruins. Will be able to lend your revolution a hand.
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    Thanks for the rep Commander!
    Fly safe! o7
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    Thanks for the rep, Commander o7
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    Thanks for the rep Ben, but I dont agree on your well formulated post.
    Anyways may your God be with you and the Force behind you
    Fly safe- Fly sober
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    Hi Ben; I'm not much of a communicator. But, I'm privately messaging my friends. -Not going to continue on the 'Forums' for a while; They are just too toxic for me, and 'wind' me up too much...

    Ive' played this 'game' enthusiastically since released and love space; - to be honest though, I'm more of a game and less of a deep 'Sim' player. -So I'll be following developments...
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    Hey Ben,
    Your mailbox is full again...pity, i wanted to send you a message...
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    Cmdr Ryder.....tried to send you a pm to ask a question but it appears there is no more pm storage space available on your account....LOL...
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    Thks for the rep, Ben.
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    Tks for the rep CMDR!
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"It had begun with Ben Ryder, who had traded almost exclusively using shot-up pirate ships. Ben had lived life on the edge, and one day, one night, one star year, he had not returned" Ben's Keyboard controls PDF & Quick Start Guide updated 5 August 14

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