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Thread: Top 5 tips for a new player.

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    Top 5 tips for a new player.

    As the title says...

    Im new, just downloading for xbox one as I type,

    So if people can give their top 5 tips for a newbie that would be great.

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    Originally Posted by verbz View Post (Source)
    As the title says...

    Im new, just downloading for xbox one as I type,

    So if people can give their top 5 tips for a newbie that would be great.
    Avoid hollow triangles! These are hostile players trying to get on your six!

    Don't fly without the insurance cost of your ship in the bank!

    Move away from your starting system asap; it's a seal clubber magnet.

    From a credits perspective, standing with local factions is important; work a few adjoining systems to gain rep and get better mission rewards.

    Take a break from the grind; there is no "end game" per se, so no need to focus on credits. The Guardian ruins are cool to investigate right now.

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    1. Never fly without rebuy!

    2. Enjoy your time in the Sidewinder - the only ship where you won't have to care about how often you are killed.
    3. Do the tutorials, the trainings and the mentor missions.
    3b. If you can't master the Advanced Combat scenario, don't worry. It's called "advanced" for a reason.
    4. Time spent on familiarizing yourself with the controls layout is not wasted
    5. not sure if that's even possible on the XBox, but unbind your "eject all cargo" button.

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    All the wisdom you seek is already here.

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    Fly safe!

    If you can't do that, fly fast!

    Either way, Have enough credits for a rebuy.

    Welcome to Elite cmdr. o7

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    Join a Mobius group - it's a private PvE space.
    Keeps you away from the hollow triangles on the radar.

    https://elitepve.com/

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    1. Unbind "Eject all cargo"

    2. Bind a setting for "75% Throttle" (it will save you overshooting if you select this by the ttg=0.06)

    3. Don't grind - just enjoy.

    4. Make sure you keep a big enough balance to pay for a rebuy or two plus some for cargo.

    5. There is no pause - the game keeps running until you "Exit to menu".

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    Have fun.

    Try everything.

    Do what you enjoy doing.

    Don't follow the crowd.

    Fly small ships.

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    - "never fly without the rebuy" ... basically, make sure your Balance (shown at the bottom of the right hand Status panel) exceeds your Rebuy cost ... if it doesn't and you lose your ship you'll be back to square one in a Sidewinder

    - there's no shame in running ... a big part of combat in Elite is knowing when to stay and fight and when to run ... if your shields start dropping rapidly within the first seconds of a fight, leg it!

    - there is no grind but the grind you make for yourself ... basically, if you find yourself doing the same thing over and over (e.g. to earn money or rep or materials or whatever) and aren't enjoying it then for god's sake go and do something else instead

    - don't rush to get to the end game ... a) it doesn't exist and b) you'll miss the best bit which is the journey along the way

    - if/when you run out of fuel, don't despair, call the Fuel Rats (fuelrats.com and press the Get Help button)

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    No rebuy no fly.

    Donít shoot the station accidentally.

    Enjoy yourself.

    Donít crash into Thargoids accidentally.

    If you are stuck, ask on this forum, most people will be more than willing to help.

    o7

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    Youtube has amazing information that can help you understand things that can be confusing

    No fly without rebuy

    You don't need a big Conda or Cutter to be the big dawg in space

    So much to do in this game so try everything at least once

    And make as much credits as you can.

    Happy Flying CMDR o7

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    Has anyone mentioned don't fly without enough for rebuy yet ?

    You can fit cargo modules which hold more cargo than the default you are given ... check outfitting.

    Get away from the starter system as soon as you can.

    Learn to use the engineers to improve your ship, but do it in your own time, otherwise it becomes a grind.

    Do what seems enjoyable to you.

    Oh and ignore what you get told in forums - bad people lurk there ​Actually, there's a lot of very helpful commanders :-)

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    Originally Posted by Lightspeed View Post (Source)
    Oh and ignore what you get told in forums - bad people lurk there ​Actually, there's a lot of very helpful commanders :-)
    That is what draws me so much to this community and game. There are a lot of helpful CMDRs that will take the time out of their game play to teach you and coach you and fly with you.

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    Many thanks for the responses CMDRs..

    It sure is a lot to take in, i can see me getting many hours days weeks months years out there in the depths of the galaxy lol.

    Ill be honest im feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment with it, so will be sure to ask if i need anything, so no doubts in a couple of hours 😛

    Again, many thanks for the tips..

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    Originally Posted by verbz View Post (Source)
    Many thanks for the responses CMDRs..

    It sure is a lot to take in, i can see me getting many hours days weeks months years out there in the depths of the galaxy lol.

    Ill be honest im feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment with it, so will be sure to ask if i need anything, so no doubts in a couple of hours ��

    Again, many thanks for the tips..
    u/LIgerzero459 from reddit did the math. "If you had 100,000 pilots making 30 second jumps it would take 23 years to explore the entire galaxy." If a single player did it, "381 years if you had a perfect path planed out from the start. And that's also if you didn't nothing but play for 24 hours straight for every single day of those 381 years."

    The second quote may not be correct but still is mind blowing

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