grind

  1. V

    Fed Rank Grind Status?

    Is station rescue missions still my best bet? I know Sothis and Ceos kind of work still but are incredibly slow because the board flipping, or lack there of.
  2. L

    The Bubble-Engineers must not be worse than the Colonia-Engineers. Equal but not worse.

    If someone wants to go to colonia that is fine and admirable, yet not everyone does. And with all the grind in ED, asking me to go to Colonia to get me G4-Shieldcells is a bit much to ask ... Surely I could just pin the recipe and get the experimental somewhere in the bubble but will I then have...
  3. F

    please allow us to buy materials from mats traders with credits

    as it stands even with trading and picking sites to optimize your mats gathering its still a bit of a long grind to engineer well anything i suggest that we be allowed to buy materials for grades 1 through 3 from the mats traders directly 10 credits per 1 mat at grade 1, 50 at grade 2 and 100...
  4. Swizzy o7o7

    Material Grind Solution!!! Player's Drop Engineering Materials!

    With the recent 'Distant Ganks 2' expedition; a lot of CMDR's have been dying. >2,000 CMDR's dead, which is one for each of the "defense force conda's" that don't exist. I have the solution to the engineering material grind! Let us reap materials from player ships, just as we would for...
  5. Daish

    MAKE SPACE RICHER without the GRIND

    By adding more finds in space and on the surface of planets consisting of cargo hauls, is the better way to go to stop players getting bored with the endless grind. Consider these: Planet and Space cargo ( Bring back the big hauls which can be found with better %s of being found more often...
  6. B

    X commodities in Piracy

    Hi I have started collecting some of the guardian weapons and i have seen alot of post about this stuff but never find anything about us pirates 😌. Im looking for "Articulation Motors" for [Turreted] Guardian Weapon, my question is where are the dam fat ships that carry this???? What would be...
  7. T

    ACTUALLY buff HGE spawns.

    As we know, FDev claimed to have "buffed" HGE's a while back. Then a week later they were stealth nerfed back to a worse a spawn rate than before. Maybe stick to them being a little more common and have more players actively playing the game, and less getting miffed that they can't ever find...
  8. Lateralus

    [Suggestion] Discovery scanners should trigger signal sources

    A simple suggestion: using your discovery scanner should trigger 2 or 3 signal sources every couple of minutes when used. This would help reduce the material grind to something more manageable as currently; looking for High Grade Emissions is probably the most fun-destroying activity in the...
  9. W

    Grinding isn't the player's fault

    I've noticed that when players talk about the game getting boring, they usually get accused for 'grinding' the game. I myself haven't made any threads or comments about Elite Dangerous getting boring, but I disagree that the player should be blamed for grinding the game. And to state my view...
  10. peterhudson

    QOL Suggestions for materials collection / grinding

    First off... credit to FDev for the change in the materials & data storage system in 3.0, having per-item storage caps and the ability to add materials to an ignore list are great features. However, I have a few suggestions on how this system could be made even better for the serious materials...
  11. Kleckerklotz

    Some thoughts about immersion + ideas

    First of all, I have to say: I love Elite Dangerous. Sound design is AAA (++), game depth is AAA, graphics are AAA, effects are AAA. Nothing to mention here. Therefore every following comment is meant to be constructive criticism. And you might guess where it's going. I'm going to talk about...
  12. S

    Rank Grinds.

    I know there are prolly a hundred people a day complaining about this but is there any plans to change it? I used to be okay with it but now any place i look that used to be good Rank grinding place is at War or crowded with independent stations. Sethos and Ceos are no longer an option it...
  13. T

    Lower "Hot Module" Cleaning costs, or Better, Remove them entirely.

    Yep, its a whiny one, sorry folks. Hot modules are a cash shink like no other. Yet another "You can't play like that unless you've done 3+ years of grind" barrier. Thats the most irritating part. Being punished by a game which advertises "Blaze your own trail" in the tagline. Gating off...
  14. D

    Engineering Grind vs. Limited Gaming Time

    Engineering Grind vs. Limited Gaming Time: The Farming grind for Engineering Micro-Resources that leads to burnout and ends with players leaving the game. Note: TLDR Summary... This is a feedback and suggestion thread on the balance between FUN, grind, and the limited spare time that most of...
  15. M

    Mission Target spawn times: absolutely absurd, yet very easy to fix.

    So, it seems the general consensus is that mission objectives take way too long to spawn. After my experience today, I'm adding my two cents to the pile. I've bounced my head off the desk in boredom many times before, but I've been waiting an hour now (as of starting to write this post) for a...
  16. Skelturoth

    Improvement ideas

    Hello all! After scrolling through the FB page and reddit, I really think that the majority of the players hate the endless grind and boardhopping in order to get the things done. I also understand the logic behind it - give the people something to do, so they don't get bored and leave! Now...
  17. C

    Guardian data retrieval

    Hi guys, returning starside after a break and in need of guardian data for the impending Q2 update. Can anyone confirm the current situation with data obelisks? Does one require the correct combination of artifacts to retrieve pattern data, or are you still able to get it just by scanning? Any...
  18. Werewolf13

    Ships Why Would Anyone want One...

    For the longest time I've kind'a wanted a T-10 - like since they were first announced. And since I had a spare 1/2 billion just laying around growing moldy I figured what the heck - let's go see what we can put together. So I made a trip to the ED Shipyard and built this Multi-Role T-10 just...
  19. N

    Mission board success!

    I thought I would post something happy. I've just got to rear admiral, and unlocked the covette. And I did this without grinding! Just using the new mission system! Woot.
  20. N

    Guardian blueprint brokers

    There is new stuff in the game. I want access to that stuff. It requires either a weapon, module, or ship blueprint. Actually each weapon / module / ship? require multiple. The blueprint puzzle getting thing is a good game mechanic, but: 1) The RNG gods decide which blueprint I'm going to get...
  21. andrak

    Consolidated Grind

    With so much of Elite consisting of thinly veiled or obvious grind I'm wondering how much of it can be shared across dinosaur park evolution goldblum world as there is more than enough grind to cover both games. In upcoming dinosaur world we can grind to elite in entertainment, science and...
  22. R

    Ok FDev, we need to talk.

    I wanted to put this in the focused feed back but I see that it has moved on and I didn't want to get removed. FDev, you are the intended audience for this post. First, let me give you a bit of background on my CMDRs. I have two Elite accounts on my Xbox. My first account is a deep space...
  23. Yamiks

    [video] Material traders are HORRIBLE

    https://youtu.be/1iDAdSy6xgY
  24. Daish

    Can we ease up on material.

    Has anyone noticed everything is pretty much material based. USS full of... material USS combat aftermath sites...material Hi rez sites....material High grade USS sites..material Degraded USS sites...material Want to upgrade your ship...material Want to destroy Thargoids with AX weapons...
  25. B

    Dear Dev's: What's the Long-Term Vision?

    Please don't make this into a "I love/hate Elite" thread. This also isn't meant to be a suggestion thread. Just asking questions and praying that Frontier answers them. I'm currently recovering from my rage quit, but I'm curious about where this game is headed. It seems that I'm not alone...
  26. I

    We ALL should protest against FDev while stop playing Elite dangerous!!!

    I have enough of this nerf meta from FDev.. really, I'm just tired about this. AND I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks so. SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE, NOW!!! The only answer to all "unplanned" things can't be to just put out the nerf hammer. We need real solutions! Listen, ALL ways...
  27. Z

    A solution to the whole "rank grind" thing thats been going on

    Remove the military rank altogether. Make the rank locked permits attainable via missions to complete. Alliance now has two ships (kinda) in the type-10 and chieftain, those aren't rank locked but can only be purchased in alliance space or at Jameson Memorial. I mean, you already need a god...
  28. C

    The problem with CZ and Thargoid Scout payouts

    The current payouts for the CZs and fir hunting Thargoid Scouts are far too low for the amount of risk and investment that these activities require. Simply put, for an activity to make sense in the context of the universe, the payouts for it should be easily in excess of the amount of...
  29. Jexa Yueh

    New naval rank grind meta working as intended?

    Given the recent attention being given to skimmer missions and mining missions, both being exploited for massive potential credits, I wonder if it's working as intended that people are able to grind to King from low Imperial ranks in no more than 4 hours doing data missions from Mainani to...
  30. C

    Fed/Emp Reputation and Credit Grind in Beyond Chapter 1

    So with the Skimmer Mission gold rush behind us I have been trying to look into what the best methods are for earning cash and reputation with the Federation and Empire as I do not yet have enough rank for the Corvette or the Cutter. And working with other members of my player faction we seem to...
  31. Yamiks

    [Video] Money making META in 3.0 - Skimmer missions 200-300 mil/h (The Voly-boom run)

    https://youtu.be/qgettBYx02A Ladies and gentlemen, I present "The Voly-boom run" -----------NERFED------------ Step1: go to 31 Beta Leonis minoris -> seddon rech Step2: get a CHEAP ship , non large ship and equip it with DUMBFIRE missiles and a shield! Step3: move to Volynov colony station...
  32. feelsickened

    Beyond Initial Feedback

    Congratulations on the release of Beyond. This release has been impressively seamless in the context of Elite history. I expected a few patch updates since Beyond went live, and while I'm sure they're in the works, absolutely no disruption. I've been playing pretty much non-stop since release...
  33. B

    PROPOSED CHANGES TO MATERIAL COLLECTING

    So, I think we can all agree that material (mats) collection for engineers is (to put it mildly) sub-optimal, these are the changes that I would like to see implemented. Addition of manufacturing companies- For all the manufactured mats such as pharmaceutical isolators, hybrid capacitors and...
  34. A

    Sothis/Ceos is indeed back 2/8/2018

    Sothis/Ceos is indeed back 2/8/2018 Lots of Boom and strategic data missions back and forth. I've tried other places for this but the low station count and short ls from entry point of the ones in these 2 systems can't be beat for grinding rank anyway. I timed round trip: Docked at Ceos...
  35. B

    Engineers: Reality and Human Nature vs. Design Intent - Why the design Creates Tedium

    Imagine for a moment you intend to purchase a high performance sports car. Or perhaps a truck that specializes in hauling heavy loads, or long hauling, perhaps for your fleet. You purchase the vehicle. But it still requires modifications in order to fill its specific role to the best of its...
  36. E

    [B]why no space legs ot atmo planets and planetary bases[B]

    how come we dont have atmo planets, space legs and player own planetary bases? no man sky did this with a small team. im Sure that Fdev has better equipment and more experienced staff to make this happens. plus they keep getting revenue from in-game purchases. it seems that they dont want to or...
  37. M

    New upgrade System - "Your time is valueable"- is a pure grind and waste of everyones time

    If you watched the stream of today you saw that they showed off the new system.To make things short. Forcing us to roll a module 5 times to "complete" rank 1 to progess further to rank 2 is just a waste of time and material as it is waste of time finding all those material. The materials...
  38. jedimaster68

    The Corvette grind ?

    Cmdrs, For those who jumped from the anaconda to the federal Corvette was the Grind worth it because I'm thinking of doing it? Fly safe cmdrs o7
  39. CMDR Kyzer

    Cant get passengers for smeaton

    So ive been grinding the smeaton orbital run for about a week, and im starting to not be able to find passengers in neighboring systems at all. O'leary Vision was producing pretty well but last night i only got 2 groups going to smeaton after 5 resets! I even jumped to the planetary station in...
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