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  • vindelanos's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 AM · 11 replies and 334 views.
    The reason it's not in-game is because it's supposed to be a journey... with mysterious contacts popping in to give you invites as you go along. Something we all have to remember is that a lot of the game design doesn't revolve around the people (I'm one of them) who tear everything down to the nuts and bolts. Rather it is designed for the many players who just take the game at a normal, "casual" pace.
  • WR3ND's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM · 89 replies and 2740 views.
    Na, distance traveled is way too easy. The galaxy is pretty small, after all. People can cross it and return within a day, though that's not how I care to go about exploring. Scanned bodies and systems visited make the most sense, I think, given the current implementation of exploration elsewise. - - - Updated - - - Fair enough, and I think here is where many of us can find common ground. Now we just need to persuade Frontier. :)
  • WR3ND's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 PM · 89 replies and 2740 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.
  • WR3ND's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:41 PM · 89 replies and 2740 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
  • WR3ND's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:26 PM · 89 replies and 2740 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?
  • WR3ND's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:13 PM · 89 replies and 2740 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.
  • Agony_Aunt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:01 PM · 40808 replies and 2668316 views.
    Just a suggestion here. If you are going to big up SC here (and you are absoloutely within your rights to!), then if you say something like "SC is damn good fun", then a screenshot isn't going to cut it. Either post of vid of what you did, or at least explain what you did that was so much fun. Sure, you'll need to be prepared for negative feedback... but at least you would have something better to stand on than just a screenshot. We've all seen screenshots and videos... we don't see much in the way of gameplay. That's.... erm... inch wide, inch deep at the moment, at least from my perspective. But hey, whatever you find fun right? I love exploring in ED, and there are those who can't see the attraction. I have lots of fun exploring, they say "jump, honk, jump, honk". To each their own... but at least give a little detail. Otherwise you just sound like a marketing drone. What did you do to get so much fun?
  • rootsrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:55 PM · 905 replies and 51662 views.
    Tak to jest jak się wydaje oświadczenia o 3 nad ranem :D Poprawione!
  • Agony_Aunt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:19 PM · 55 replies and 1622 views.
    For those who are pining for newtonian physics in space, erm... how exactly would you think that would work in ED? Its a multiplayer game. You can't speed up and slow down time. They they allowed a single person stardreamer kind of effect, well, that would also not be proper newtonian physics, it would be kind of cheating to make it work, as time is a factor in any sort of calculation like that. Add onto that, a vast majority would need autopilots to get around. I'm not sure how many people are remembering Frontier through rose tinted glasses, but if you tried flying between planets manually it was damn hit and miss, and one mistake could cost you massive amounts of time. Now, imagine that unleashed on the general population.... ugh.
  • Gully_Foyle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:19 PM · 5 replies and 134 views.
    Powerplay will get you killed if you are encountering hostile rival super faction PvP CMDRs :O Theoretically speaking I've heard.
  • GluttonyFang's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:10 PM · 8 replies and 345 views.
    It's really cool, loved it. Thanks to multi crew I got a few friends in to enjoy the view.
  • Gully_Foyle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:14 PM · 364 replies and 11109 views.
    No! I am. 2 months just to get the bindings right. 1 month to figure out the thruster hat. Still haven't quite mastered the hell that is FA off. Wasted billions, still no condy or cutter nor vette.
  • Gully_Foyle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:07 PM · 89 replies and 2740 views.
    Not meaning to discombobulate the thread there but... Of course that is exploriatin'! So is travelling and scanning within the bubble if you've never been to those locations. If hairsplitting, perhaps the only real exploring is when you are the first discoverer of a system.
  • vindelanos's Avatar
    Yesterday, 3:52 PM · 364 replies and 11109 views.
    Me too. The way you described his heart wrenching shock and utter horror at finding out that he had, in two weeks time, exhausted the game's play potential. Well, I've been concerned about him.
  • vindelanos's Avatar
    Yesterday, 3:47 PM · 51 replies and 1847 views.
    Just think - all of that time you chose to spend relogging you could have chosen to actually play the game instead. - - - Updated - - - Virtual rep.
  • Gully_Foyle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 3:44 PM · 89 replies and 2740 views.
    I think smuggling is trading. I buy something , take it somewhere and sell it. What am I missing here?
  • Gully_Foyle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 3:41 PM · 44 replies and 870 views.
    Thanks Ian. That sounds like a great idea. - - - Updated - - - Thx Pico!
  • mpfj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 1:31 PM · 1797 replies and 114797 views.
    That's a nice looking system there. Should have a decent payout with an ELW and 3 WWs (plus a few HMCs).
  • Gully_Foyle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:36 PM · 44 replies and 870 views.
    I am quitting today. Going to get that nicorette spray a friend recommended. Time to stop gambling with my health. I have too many dependents to be so selfish. o7
  • Agony_Aunt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:19 AM · 56 replies and 2643 views.
    Looking at how everyone(?) has the Sol permit, its looking good for the launch to take place from Earth Orbit!
  • Agony_Aunt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:43 AM · 55 replies and 1622 views.
    AFAIK nothing has changed. Gravity breaking still works just fine. I frequently do it, especially when i'm going to dock and got a pirate on my tail. Head towards the planet at full speed, cut throttle when at about 0:05/0:04 and aim for as close to the planet boundary as possible. FSD overloads, reduces your speed, you overshoot, but not far due to the slowing effect. Do a 180 and station is usually no more than a couple of LS ahead of you while the pirate is still a long way off and not in line to interdict you.
  • Agony_Aunt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:38 AM · 4 replies and 127 views.
    Almost certainly. FD just haven't shared their plans with us.
  • Agony_Aunt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:30 AM · 40808 replies and 2668316 views.
    So, Ben's response..... They still need more money They must still do concept sales because otherwise they can't pay the "contract artists" who make the ships? :O Artists? Not modellers, artists.... jpgs anyone? "the largest has to do with, per my understanding, credit" - ummm, credit? Aren't these guys meant to be swimming in money? They say they must continue with concept sales..... how about just stopping concept sales and paying the people (external contractors? Not internal staff? :O) out of the money they have.
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    Thanks for the rep, commander. Cheers!
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    Rep for the Amiga demo avatar!
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    State of the Art Amiga megademo! \o/
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    Hi Agony Aunt, I like your animated figure avatar, did you make that using a kinect? Just interested :-) cheers!
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    Thanks for the rep Cmdr :-) o7
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    Just read a post of yours & noticed that you had changed your Avatar to a Ed gif ..WOW! I want one now lol
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    Thank you for the rep Cmdr o7


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    I saw you recommended Ghost of Jupiter for visitor stop. I was out that way on my first expedition outside of the bubble and also remember that you were first discovery. Congrats!
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    in hindsight a bit wall of text for many, must learn to be concise - but thanks for repping the intent.
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    Thanks for the Rep+, commander!
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