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Thread: I really like Elite Dangerous, and here's some of why... (please feel free to add your own)

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    I really like Elite Dangerous, and here's some of why... (please feel free to add your own)

    I like...

    - The very immersive cockpit. It's really well done. I especially like the damage effects, it reminds me of a modern version of the X-wing vs Tie Fighter cockpit where bits exploded. My favourite part of this is when the canopy gets blown out and takes parts of the HUD with it and your RemLock helmet comes on, that's awesome, only game that's made me want to get VR.

    - Paint peeling off the ship with use. I didn't know it was a thing in the game until I was tootling around in an SRV and noticed some little black marks. I assumed at first it was part of the ship painjob already and just noticed it for looking cool. Then a while later I thought maybe there was more marks, possibly... and then later, more... wait... is the paint chipping off!!! OMG.

    - The sound of the Multi-cannons firing.

    - The way the scoop/landing gear and weapons deploy, it feels very solid, and often I use the external camera just to see it happen.

    - The directional engine cowlings on the Cobra (not sure if other ships do similar). Very nice little touch.

    - I can pick a direction and just keep going.

    - The sound effect when you're under OC for a planet and not in SC, the hull ticks and shudders, so awesome.

    And lastly for this list, but certainly not least - The mystery. The Formidite rift mystery particularly is what got me to come back and give Elite another go and the UA/UP/Barnacles/Thargoid Return is what's keeping me playing. Can't say I've been disappointed.

    I'd love to hear what things you like about Elite Dangerous...

    P.S. This thread is for positive stuff, hopefully the devs will read it and see that we as players appreciate stuff they've worked hard on.

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    Talk about timing...

    I just had a wee little smile on my face as I jumped into system Ooscs Aeb IQ-G b10-0, nothing special about it, its an M red dwarf and two L brown dwarf stars and nothing else, but it was the fact that as I was coming around the main star the L's were in a line, one was red the other pinkish, it made me smile, you see it's the little things this game throws at me that keeps me playing.

    That and Im now sitting at Oudory IN-S e4-0, a B blue white, now left or right.

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    Everything you mentioned and I also love the VR aspect of it too, so amazing!

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    The mist in the craters of the Thargoid "ships"

    The pieces of ship that whizz past your cockpit as you blow them up

    The "fasten seat belts" sound as you hit Boost in the Orca

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    The cockpit aspect of it for sure. I mean, the fact that you can feel like you are flying your spaceship is what makes it great compared to a game like Eve where you click your ship around the map from some weird helicopter view. Lame. And some people have the nerve to call Eve a spaceship game

    The variety of activites. Sure, some get old faster than others, but there is variety and I like that. I am excited for when FD implements more core gameplay loops, especially to exploration.

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    I get to fly a spaceship to any one of 400 billion stars.
    Granted there's nothing to do there except take photo's but I can still do it if I wanted to.
    I think that's what I love about ED the most; the potential for what it can become, for what we will be able to do in a galaxy this vast.

    ( I hope Frontier get their act together, double, or triple their ED dev team and start pushing out some serious content; this current content pace is a tad too slow for my liking. )

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    Aye, I love the variety. Trading, bounty hunting, fighting in conflict zone zones, heading out thousands of light years from the bubble to to get first discoveries, planetary scanning. Even shooting thargoid scanvengers for that CG a while back.

    Sure, I just got here, but I do really like all the different ways to play.

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    I needed something to cheer me up wrt the game, so I think I'll just follow the thread for a while if you don't mind.
    It does stir the imagination though, and gets the creative juices flowing.

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    Seeing NPCs going mental when shooting at them over 5Km with my long range lasers.

    Never gets old

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    That it is so open - so many roles to play.

    the potential to create your own story particularly with external media available such as these forums or similar thereby creating emergent storylines between players.

    I imagine there are hundreds of such stories bubbling along in the elite universe most of which very few know about. And these are going on beneath the main lore of the elite universe and it's emergent overarching narrative that you can choose to interact with or ignore as you please.

    Also the ability to be an irritant to nasty pirate types.

    Oh yeah and frag cannons up close attacking condas pythons etc with smaller ships.

    And you have to love the cockpits.

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    Nice, great things so far

    Is there really a fasten seatbelt sound in the orca?

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    All the different voice types and accents at stations. Small things like this really make the Galaxy feel more alive.

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    Originally Posted by Moribus View Post (Source)
    Nice, great things so far

    Is there really a fasten seatbelt sound in the orca?
    There's a "ding" very reminiscent of the fasten seat belt bell you hear on airliners, yes.

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    - I love Elite for the incredible thing it does with you, when playing it in VR.
    - I love it for the sound effects, the beautiful environment and the unrivaled feeling of being in a real sized galaxy.

    This is the game i always wanted, since i played the original Elite back in the 80s...

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    Originally Posted by Moribus View Post (Source)
    Nice, great things so far

    Is there really a fasten seatbelt sound in the orca?
    It's a 'DING'. There's also the whipping of a tail when you boost which is cool.

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