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  • Sir T.j's Avatar
    Today, 5:16 PM · 16 replies and 170 views.
    According to Brett we did get quite a considerable spike in numbers when you lot turned up.... And you didn't even bring a bottle!!!!
  • Sir T.j's Avatar
    Today, 3:46 PM · 37 replies and 490 views.
    To be fair a lot of people say that about Bran's posts... **mic drop**
  • Sir T.j's Avatar
    Today, 3:13 PM · 37 replies and 490 views.
    **Furious scrubbing sound*** Yes it was better quality, Sony wouldn't release the licence for other manufacturers to build Betamax machines... the rest is history so to speak..... Oh and Could Pass the Vim...? ***Scrub Scrub Scruuuubbbbs in the background***
  • Sir T.j's Avatar
    Today, 3:07 PM · 187 replies and 11479 views.
    Not quite sure if I should comment on this one. VISIT THE SKIN MAYOR
  • Sir T.j's Avatar
    Today, 3:03 PM · 1023 replies and 81317 views.
    I see things are stating to get a litle bit fractious in here again. I'd rather not have to go through the thread and do moderation things. Discuss the game and not each other, this includes baiting and harassing others.
  • Sir T.j's Avatar
    Today, 2:27 PM · 37 replies and 490 views.
    I can't believe I'm actually going to say this but...... Bran's right. ***Feels unclean*** I would love crossplatform would be amazing to have us all in the same instances. But Sony have been like this since Betamax.. ***Heads off to have a very hot bath in Bleach***
  • Sir T.j's Avatar
    Today, 1:54 PM · 12 replies and 182 views.
    I think it was just before last orders.... And apparently he only had a couple of bruises.
  • Olivia Vespera's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 PM · 14 replies and 244 views.
    it crashed to menu. no error message.
  • _Flin_'s Avatar
    Today, 11:01 AM · 5 replies and 127 views.
    Thank you. Well, the way I see it, no faction belongs to anyone. A player managed faction is a faction as all else. They can control the lore, but not the faction. So no, no blocks for "hostile takeovers" and it could be completely possible to "take over" other factions. But you cannot really "take over", just move into your own direction. You can already do this now, and I do not propose to change it. (I think this is part of the main brand of Elite. You are a pilot, and you can be affiliated, but you do not own anything except your ship). Furthermore, the whole voting process is just for informational and coordination purposes. And the whole mission process is not supposed to actually influence, but more to nudge into the planned directions. So basically: Yes, 5th columning would be an element that would happen and could be a legitimate vector of attack. As it is already.
  • Sir T.j's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM · 3 replies and 245 views.
    Nope. not gonna happen on this forum.
  • Darkfyre99's Avatar
    Today, 9:57 AM · 29 replies and 583 views.
    I don't know about the opening post, but thanks to modern technology, I find it easier to find time to read, and post on, this forum than I do to actually play this game. At a bare minimum, I get a minimum of 7.5 hours to browse the forums while on break at work. Then there's all the dead time spent waiting for something or other, where I can whip out my phone, and catch up with a thread. Contrast that with this game, where I've been averaging around 4-6 hours a week. Life keeps happening, eating away at what SHOULD be a daily two hour window to play this game, until there is nothing left. I love this game, but it isn't the sort of game where you can play for the ten minutes I might have between supper and having to go out to meet with friends or family, or going over to my sister's to watch her kids, because she was delayed by a critical case at the hospital, and her husband HAS to leave on time for his night shift at the ER.
  • Darkfyre99's Avatar
    Today, 9:36 AM · 61 replies and 862 views.
    IIRC, I was cheerily zipping across the surface of worlds in my SRV, one eye on the ground, the other on my wave Scanner, gathering data for the material data survey project. It was the first time the game had provided the type of exploration game mechanics that I enjoy. Dozens of Commanders cooperating in an effort to figure out how materials were distributed in the Elite galaxy. Then Frontier went and destroyed it by allowing the detailed surface scanner to reveal this data without ever having to land on a world. :(
  • Sir T.j's Avatar
    Today, 9:10 AM · 26 replies and 922 views.
    Very nice :)
  • Sir T.j's Avatar
    Today, 9:04 AM · 5 replies and 79 views.
    Ahh Dusty the mod teams tame console player who incurred the wrath of the Brettykins...
  • _Flin_'s Avatar
    Today, 5:28 AM · 5 replies and 127 views.
    Thanks for the feedback! Clarified or added the suggestions. Only pledged players should see it. A basic level of operational security would be nice. On the other hand... Custom Visibility Levels corresponding to member level would be nice. E.g. make a vision to attack another faction only visible for top ranked pledgees, but a trade mission visible for all.
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  1. A massive thank you to all commanders I just met at Sagittarius A* (Cmdrs Anuranium, zSakenz, Largo Ormand, Rabbit-HH [UGC], MacOil) o7
  2. Greetings Brodie! We came home safe, don't worry pal.
    Was a pleasure meeting you and your girlfriend (wife?).
    Wish you a wonderful time between all the stars.
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    Hello Abacus, nice meeting you at the Premier, hope you arrived home safely.
    Take care mate
  4. Gracias Caleb! It's really nice to have your own forum with your rules and ressources...and it helps people who don't understand english that good.
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    Greetings Abacus!

    Yeah! Is rewarding :-D
    I like the ED German site also. (i don't understand the german but google translate is our friend )

    I hope we can build a big communities around ED universe

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  7. Glad you like it. Someone really built it (a prototype at least...I would like to have one ):

    The elite signature on it was added by Mobius (thanx again art-master)
  8. who made this fabulous calculator on your wrist?
  9. Greetings from Germany!

    Grüße aus Deutschland!

    Für deutschsprachige Besucher noch ein link zum Fanforum:

    Hello commanders,
    in the last millenium I used to play a lot of space sims like Elite/Wing Comannder/X-Wing first on the C64 then the PC. After reading all the newletters and watching the videos I simply had to back ED. The level of detail you are talking about (procedural scratches on your are crazy ) forced me to back it.
    I hope you will also put a lot of story in the game (military campaigns, smaller groups like a Knights order of pilots with a strict codex, stealing/testing prototype ships from/for a company and so on) so the world doesn't feel generic even if it is built this way...oh and an automatic but editable log where you can look back later which mission you have done with infos about your old equipment at that time.

    Can't wait to meet you all out there in the cold.
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